By Don Robinson on
1996 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series K3500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
This truck has been on the farm for 11 years, and with minor problems and one recall, has been trouble free and hard working. We have hauled cattle, fertilizer and chemicals, wood, machinery and countless other loads and the thing just keeps going. This engine did have an injector pump problem, but GM extended the warranty out and the problem was fixed on a 10 year old truck- no questions asked. I am keeping this truck for around the farm, but hope the new Duramax will prove as serviceable as this K 3500.
While not the biggest on the block, the 6.5 diesel has been equal to the tasks given it. The cab is comfortable and quiet and the AC has been flawless.
The only improvement this truck could use might the transmission, and this was answered some time back by Allison. This transmission has been flawless withnormal maintenance but has more slip on hill pulls than current models with a load.