GM got it right on this one
By JBKnight on
1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB
Bought with 38k miles on it, now have 190k with origional engine and major parts. Had to replace normal stuff like alternator, water pump, starter and things that wore out. Known problems with these are a short list. Intake manifold leak, usually around 120k miles or so. Once fixed it is great. Fuel pumps, weak, on my 3rd one. The Vortec higher fuel pressure puts a stress on the GM pumps and when they go, can be real pricey. Radiator cracked at plastic side tank. 5.7 Vortec engine is the greatest, real good power, and with the bed loaded I still get 17mpg highway which I don't consider bad for a truck of this size. Holding value better then any car or truck I have owned.
Vortec engine. Comfortable on long rides. Fun to drive. Very dependable and rugged
A fuel pump that will last Intake manifold gasket is well known to repair shops, should be recalled as they all seem to fail, new ones fix the problems, so once fixed, good for a long time, unlike the fuel pumps which are in the gas tank and can be pricey.