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Hi my name is Sam i recently just acquired a 1988 Chevy C2500 2wd with a 5.7l V8 it runs pretty good only has 110K miles on it im looking to find out common problems and worth while upgrades to do to it. Just looking for some overall advice. I'm in Colorado and i work as a entry level mechanic so i have the tools and work area to accomplish some thing ha ha.
 

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you should be able to find all you need here, there are plenty of good guys on here!
 

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Welcome to the club, Sam. Sounds like a sweet truck (only 110,000 miles). I would start with the basics, new air&fuel filters, pcv valve, cap,rotor, spark plugs & wires, oil and transmission fluid change, clean the throttlebody (don't use carb cleaner) and change rear end fluid. Most people on this site have found that GM's seem to like A/C Delco spark plugs.
 

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Welcome to the site, sounds like you found a pretty good truck
 

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Welcome to the Club!! I grew up in Arvada (went to Pomona).
 

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Welcome to the club Sam. I have an '88 C-3500 2wd & can't think of any common problems related to that year. Just normal maintenance stuff for 100K miles. They're a little underpowered with the stock heads, exhaust, & throttle body, but that's an easy fix.
 

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Thanks for the nice welcome everyone, I just got all the basics done, and then noticed a small leak in the radiator so im also doin a water pump and thermostat as well now i had a question about the plugs is a relly big difference between ngk or champion or the ac delco plugs?
 

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Thanks for the nice welcome everyone, I just got all the basics done, and then noticed a small leak in the radiator so im also doin a water pump and thermostat as well now i had a question about the plugs is a relly big difference between ngk or champion or the ac delco plugs?
The spark plugs aren't a big deal on engines as old as ours Sam. Run whatever you like. It's the newer ones that like AC Delcos.
 

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As a newbie on here to you have came to the right place..........these guys know thee stuff on here and are incredibly willing to help a guy out. Welcome aboard!
 

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