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Old 04-05-2004, 01:22 AM
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'95-'98 GMC, Chevy 2500

I bought a 97 GMC 2500 this year with quite a few miles on it. I was just wondering what kind of life span some of you guys have had with similar trucks. Any of you out there have over 200k on one and still using it every day?
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Old 04-05-2004, 08:27 PM
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Well its not a 2500 but my dad has an Astro (its built on a 1500 frame) and it has 245.000 or more on it. It gets driven every day. Very reliable.
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Old 04-05-2004, 08:31 PM
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I Have a 97, just turn'd 300,000 and just pass'd the emission test NP ( knocking on wood ) Love my chev's
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:08 PM
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Depending on the previous maintenance that was done before on it and how it was driven will determine if you can get 200K out of it. I have a 98 2500, I switched to full synthetic oil at 86,000 miles and now have 125k on it. It was driven before pulling a travel trailer across the country. After 110K had to replace the fuel pump, which was a pain since the 32 gal fuel tank had just been topped off. I have also replaced the water pump. These are typical parts of GM products with that kind of mileage that will go out. With better lubricants and fuel delivery systems vehicles are lasting much better than they did before. Mine is a stick shift but you may want to make sure the tranny has been serviced well. I have a 92 Silverado with over 100K that has NEVER had the trans fluid changed, I am leery of putting new fluid in it, afraid the new stuff will break something loose and clog it up.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:49 PM
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I have a 96' Z71 half ton. Use it everyday 232,000 miles still strong. Bought it new.

Also, have a 2001 31,000 miles hope it last as long as the other. It is a HD2500 with the 8100 V8
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I have an 1989 Chevy K2500, 4.3 v6, auto about 230,000 mi.....

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Old 04-07-2004, 11:15 AM
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95 3500 with 8ft plow 114500 no major problems just a steering stablizer
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Old 04-07-2004, 04:30 PM
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Again, not a 2500, but have a '91 1500 W/T with 175,000 with the little V-6 stick, and it's chugging along just fine. Just did the fuel pump as mentioned before, the day after putting in $40 in gas! Siphon time
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Depending on the previous maintenance that was done before on it and how it was driven will determine if you can get 200K out of it. I have a 98 2500, I switched to full synthetic oil at 86,000 miles and now have 125k on it. It was driven before pulling a travel trailer across the country. After 110K had to replace the fuel pump, which was a pain since the 32 gal fuel tank had just been topped off. I have also replaced the water pump. These are typical parts of GM products with that kind of mileage that will go out. With better lubricants and fuel delivery systems vehicles are lasting much better than they did before. Mine is a stick shift but you may want to make sure the tranny has been serviced well. I have a 92 Silverado with over 100K that has NEVER had the trans fluid changed, I am leery of putting new fluid in it, afraid the new stuff will break something loose and clog it up.
Next time the fuel pump quits, there are only 4 bolts on each side of the frame, one ground wire on each side at the rear, one ground strap at the filler neck, and the whole bed lifts off with 4 people. Slide it back and sit the front edge of the wheel opening on the rear tire and the back edge on the rear bumper. Presto, easy access to the top of the tank. Can be changed in less than an hour. I work full time as a Chevy Technician and part time LCO.
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