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230
03-12-2007, 03:46 PM
97 silverado 1500 diesel 4x4.They any good.Anything i should look for?

Tunabomber
03-12-2007, 04:27 PM
short box or long ? crew or not ?
standard or auto

does it have the allison and is it the 6.5:D

230
03-12-2007, 04:30 PM
short box or long ? crew or not ?
standard or auto

does it have the allison and is it the 6.5:D

auto,I don't know what motor thats why i asked

tenpack
03-12-2007, 05:56 PM
im gonna guess the motor is a 6.2L, and i doubt allison, more than likely a 4l60e or 700r4. I dont know much about em,most people dont like the 6.2L/6.5L engines. The 6.5L isnt special, our work has one with 60,xxx on the truck and thats all towing/hauling large loads, has injector pump issues twice and now its good.

u2slow
03-12-2007, 06:33 PM
97 silverado 1500 diesel 4x4.They any good.Anything i should look for?

See if the PMD has been relocated. Its the electronic box that controls the injector pump. Is known to overheat so people move them away from the engine and add a heat sink.

Otherwise they have a 6.5TD/4L80E (or NV4500) and a 14bSF rear axle. '97 will have the revised/improved cooling system with dual t-stats.

230
03-12-2007, 07:17 PM
does this help? http://www.canadatrader.com/result/detailinfo.aspx?ID=25432050&pgno=2&srt=1

surreysinner
03-12-2007, 07:29 PM
The pmd from what i can see hasnt been relocated, but i never had my done till around 220km.
The 6.5 is a not a very powerful motor but is really reliable other then that one pump.
Thats what i hear over and over again but have put over 100 000km on my truck and have not had a problem with it except wear and tear(brakes,starter and batterys).
If your just looking for a dd a 6.5 would be fine but i wouldnt recommend it for hauling big loads.

Before my truck was lifted i could haul a 10.5 camper and a tandem trailer threw the mountains but it was working for it.

Oh ya, if you do buy a 6.5 make sure its above 97 since they have cooling upgrades as well as auto trannys i think too.

230
03-12-2007, 07:35 PM
I would never tow more than 5000 lbs i dont think.

Troy
03-12-2007, 08:35 PM
your considering buying from a dealership?

230
03-12-2007, 08:40 PM
maybe.

REDNECK-WELDING
03-12-2007, 10:42 PM
my buddy has a 96 gmc 6.5L auto..pretty much same truck...got it for 9800 20km more on it...there a good truck...not the best for towing or power...but it all depends on what you want it for..hes happy with his...the things with diesels are..they respond to how you treat them...you dont and they fuck up... shop around and you will find a good deal...

Chev4.3
03-14-2007, 04:01 PM
there not a bad truck my dad has a 98 2500 and hasn't had many problems with it they can haul a lot and they look perty sweet