By Steve on
1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series K2500 HD Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
I purchased my PU new and have had few problems. I have had to replace the intake manifold gasket and that is about all. As with any vehicle, owners must pop the hood once in awhile and inspect. I replace the serpentine belt every 20000 and inspect all pulleys. I have alway used synthetic oil in the engine, transmission and rear end. I grease all zerks every 5000 miles. After vehicle was purchase I installed a complete 5000 lb air lift system on it. This is a must if you are going to be hauling or towing large loads. Bottom line is perform routine preventive maintenance unless you enjoy being stranded along the highway.
Build bed with heavier gauge steel. Don't install speakers in doors where they can easily get wet when rolling down the window.