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5.3L v8?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Lil'PlowinMan93, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    How many miles can i expect out of this motor? There is a 2000 1500 4x4 in my area with this motor an 98,000 miles on it.
  2. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    That all depends on you to be quite honest. Mostly depends on maintnance and abuse.... I beat my 5.0 and it still runs strong.... just rolled 200k on it 2 weeks ago.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The 5.3's are a great engine and with proper service can go 200,000 no problem without a major issue. They do tend to get a little noisier as they accumulate miles but it doesn't affect their reliability.
  4. brianbora1

    brianbora1 Member
    Messages: 68

    161,+++ miles and running strong! Very good motor!
  5. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    My friend has one with 170k on it. Sounds just like the day he bought it new.
  6. nv_my_z71

    nv_my_z71 Member
    Messages: 36

    I have 182,000 knock on wood runs great and never replaced a damn thing
  7. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Friend has 260,000 not a problem with it . I have a 4.8l pretty much same motor with 216,000 only thing on motor was knock sensor at 180,000.
  8. mcginner

    mcginner Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    My friend need all of the left valve bank replaced on his 5.3L at around 150,000km not miles. It was covered by warranty because he bought the truck used from the dealership with a warranty. The dealer gave him a hard over it saying he was doing the oil changes on time. He had done 5 oil changes on from the time he bought it every 5000km as per regular schedule not to the oil life change light.
    I would think the old owners of the truck were to blame for improper maintenance.
    It is a good engine just like every other engine out there if it is taken care of.