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.Originally posted by P&C Lawn Care
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.