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    2015 Chevy Silverado 5.3 v8 double cab

    Ok so this is the latest truck in the hunt to replace the Tundra, will do some towing with it, usually around 5K, but mostly a daily driver, am seeing like 6.5K off MRSP, was going to look at a Colorado, but the two price out the same and the Silverado will do much more....
    Any one have one? or general comments?

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    My 1999 is still running strong,,, 168K miles, I would not consider selling it.



    I do have the 6.0 engine, and 4.10 gears, 12K pound tow is nothing behind it.

    The engine gets an annual "bath"




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    In 1999, when the new body style came out, I had to have one.
    The 5.3 is basically the same as the old-school 327 chevy motor, and it's up to near 'bout anything you ask of it.
    I also had the double cab, and 4-wheel drive automatic.
    When I first got her, we had a 24' Terry camper we pulled around from jobsite to jobsite. The youngest son decided he wanted to travel the roads also, so, we bought a new 38' Sandpiper travel trailer with 3 slide-outs.
    Installed some extra springs on the rear axel and it pulled it effortlessly at 70-75 mph, and still got 10 m.p.g. pulling that 11,000# "home on wheels" down the road. (Campgrounds are the way to go if you need to travel for your work and stay extended periods of time). No drunks and/or crackheads to worry about.
    By itself, it would normally deliver 18 mpg.
    I had the 373 gears in the rear-end.
    "Some" of the earlier 5.3's had a quiet "tic" when first cranked up, mine did not.
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    327 and 5.3 have nothing in common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jered View Post
    327 and 5.3 have nothing in common.
    Can you explain, please? 5.3L is just under 327 cubic inches. And, as I recall, the "327's" of old were actually only 5.3L? Just curious what you mean here
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    0 parts are interchangeable ,only thing they have in common is they are both good engines.
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    Oh, OK. Thanks for clarification. Both being good engines is probably more important than interchangeable parts anyway, so that's a plus. I'm a Chevy guy so was hoping there wasn't a bad difference I didn't know of
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    My brother had an extended cab that started to use coolant after the warranty ended. He kept an eye on the coolant until he traded it for another one. That one no problems.
    I have heard oil usage problem if the 8-4 cylinder get used a lot. The rings in the non firing cylinders gum up and they start to use oil. Google 5.3 oil usage for more info.
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    When I was looking for used, most of the crew cabs were made in Mexico. I will not buy one made in Mexico given the choice. I think double cab is what GM now calls the extended cab.
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    5.3 or any ls based engine that I've dealt with use about a quart of oil every 3000 to 6000 miles,300,000 miles plus engine if drove and maintained decent.Also easy to maintain or repair yourself.im not real familiar with the dod 5.3 that cuts off cylinders for better mpgs,I have heard and seen problems from those but I'm sure Gm has that worked out by now.
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