1998 Chevrolet Suburban 6.5l Diesel, 4x4, Hard To Find 1500 3:42, 3/4 Ton Rated on 2040-cars
Hurst, Texas, United States
SUBURBAN 6.5L TURBO DIESEL 1500 (3/4 TON) Detailed
vehicle description after pictures.
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While at the repair
shop they let me take a few pictures of the repair work
I had done.
See description for more
mounts replaced w/Energy Suspension
Both oil cooler
is being relisted, I updated
the description and added two videos showing blow by
test and driving test showing boost gauge at 10psi and
selling my 1998 Chevy Suburban 1500 6.5L turbo diesel 4x4
(electronic), this is technically a 2500 as it has 8-lug
wheels with a 14 bolt 9.5 rear axle & 3:42 gears with
the same frame and suspension as the 2500. The only difference between
the 90s model year diesel Suburban 1500 and 2500, is the
2500 has the 14 bolt 10.5 w/3:73 or 4:10 gears and 2500
badge. The two are both rated at 3/4 ton, just mine has
a 1500 badge with 3:42 gears from the factory with a
GVW of 8050 lbs (2500 is 8600 lbs). So this would still
make a good tow rig as it is a 3/4 ton Suburban. This is
100% factory, the diesel was a rare beast that was still
a 3/4 ton, but had a 1500 badge. The 1500 is also more
rare and with the 3:42 gears it makes a great cruising
truck for those long road trips for fuel mileage.
Average if you keep from rolling coal is about 18mpg.
This has "F" code L65 no EGR engine with a 4L60e
transmission, the PMD has been relocated to under
the bumper (Heath Diesel). I replaced the motor mounts
with Energy Suspension polyurethane motor mounts, not
the cheap rubber ones so they will last ($400). The oil cooler lines
were just replaced as they started to leak ($250). The
also checked the turbo and did a test drive after
replacing the oil lines, it is functioning normally. Starts every time and runs great as it was always well
maintained with regular oil changes using Rotella with
backflow valve oil filter. I just did a trans service on
it, the previous owner also kept up with them. It is the
original transmission, but is still strong. The ABS
light is on, but brakes are fine and were recently
replaced by the previous owner.
mechanic drove it and says the turbo is functioning fine
and you can hear the slight wine of it spinning. There
is a boost gauge and it shows about 14psi when you step on
it while driving. This does have the Heath Diesel
Turbo-Master modifications for adjustable boost and is
set to 14psi. To correctly test the boost on a
6.5L it has to be driven with a load on it. I also fixed
a slight oil leak on the return line for the turbo. I
did a blow by test and there is none, see the video. Yes the 6.5L has a small turbo, so it
will not sound like the bigger one on say a 7.3L
International (Ford) diesel or the Duramax 6.6L.
4X4 works well and both Hi and Low function normally, it
is electronic shifting. This also has a 4x4 auto that I
have used in heavy rain and ice to helps get traction when
pulling away from a stop. It does shift into and out of neutral with the
crazy method as found in the manual. I have tested the
neutral shift just in case I ever needed to put it into
previous owner spent some
money modifying the truck as well. From Heath Diesel we
have; Super Flow 4" exhaust, 2-1/2" cross over for
Turbo, BOSH high output injectors, Max E Tork
programming and spring actuated waste gate. The spring
actuated waste gate is like the older style system and
more reliable as it does not use vacuum (Vacuum pump
removed, "F" code engine). It is fully
adjustable by adjusting the spring, boost is currently
set to about 14psi as I noted before. To get 14psi the
spring is set to 1-3/4" tension gap. If you want to
lower the boost you increase the spring gap, setting it
to 2" gives about 10psi, closer to stock 7psi. Since mine
does have the Max E Tork Performance Program, it is set
to 14psi as recommended by Heath Diesel.
It used to
have a K&N filter, but it was getting old and I just
replaced it with a OEM filter. Keep in mind that this
truck does have a Super Flow 4" exhaust system, so it is
not quite but not too loud. You can always change out
the muffler from Heath Diesel if you want a quieter
has leather interior with power driver seats, windows,
locks, cruise, title wheel, etc. Aftermarket Clarion radio with
MP3/CD/USB with remote control and good speakers. Driver seat has the
common tear on the side and a rip in the middle rear seat
center, also has the third row seat. All the seats move
correctly and leather is still good. The dash as seen in
the picture does have a crack from front to
back in the center. The visors are
wearing out, but still work (mirror is missing from
driver visor). The carpet is not perfect, but I cleaned
it the best I could. There are still some dirt stains
from over the years of use. Over all the interior is in good shape for it's
age and seems to have never been smoked in. The guy I
got it from did not smoke and the ash trays are clean.
This is a 17 year old vehicle, so it is not perfect, but
it is still in good shape inside.
air conditioning works well and was checked and
confirmed good by my mechanic when he replaced the oil
cooler lines. The rear A/C is also good
and both controls work from the driver and rear
passenger. The heater is also good, but that does not
get used much here in Texas.
I replaced the wheels with 17" H2 alloy
with BF Goodrich All Terrain M/T tires. These are 8-lug
and fit perfectly on the Suburban and look great. I will
include the original 16" steel wheels and still good tread
245/75R16 tires mounted on them. I just wanted the cooler look of the H2
wheels and got a deal on the set, so I replaced them.
I also added large trailer tow mirrors and are powered
($250), original mirrors included as spares. It also has
a factory 7-PIN trailer plug and a aftermarket trailer
paint clear coat is starting to peal on the passenger
front fender and A pillar, you can see this in one of the images
above. There are also some scratches here and there, one
would expect from a 17 year old truck. I tried to show
them the best I could in the images, the worst one is on
the rear barn door. The roof is good, no fading paint
Runs and drives great and been a daily driver since I have owned it.
It does not get very cold here in Texas, but it does
have a block heater. Never used it and on the coldest
days it always started fine for me and the previous
owner. The glow plugs and system are okay from what I
can see, light goes on for about 10 seconds and starts
right up, see video for example. The ABS light is on,
but brakes are fine and were recently replaced by the
Suburban originally came from a dealer in Tennessee and
spent some time in Mississippi and Tennessee. It was
bought by the second owner who I bought it from with
about 175k miles in 2007. He lived in Arkansas at that
time and moved here to Texas in 2011. You can see this
data in the Auto Check report and spent it's life in the
southern states. There are no rust issues and the
underside looks like any native Texas truck.
Comes with two keys
and two remote fobs. The owners manual is in the glove
Auto Check shows an accident on the front
right end in the report in 2002. This could be anything
from a minor dent to who knows what, but if taken to a
dealer to be repaired they would log it and why it is on
the report. I took it to my local auto body shop to have
them inspect it and they said everything looks fine,
cannot see any frame or suspension damage. They noted
that the fender and flare where likely replaced and that
area painted. The hood and door looked original to him.
So this may be why only that are has clear coat pealing.
I really hate to
sell it, but I need to part with one vehicle and this
was it, so please take care of my baby if you win.
original headlights and parking/turn lights
were really fogged and needed to be
replaced. I do allot of night driving and
need good clear bright lights. I never liked
the look of those composite halogen lights
and preferred the work truck style single
glass headlights. So I installed the grille,
headlights and parking lights from the work
truck and I think it looks so much better.
The headlights are the new style glass H4
bulbs and new corner parking lights. I also
installed a relay harness so they are much
brighter as power is true 12v from the
battery. The daytime running lights were
disabled with no dash light showing they are
on (card pulled). This is a simple swap out
to the work truck look as all the parts are
a direct fit with no modifications needed.
The sealed beam H4 lights are 10x brighter
over the dual lights, especially the
added a brush guard that was Bullet Lined
with UV protection added. The factory grille
was also Bullet Lined as seen in the above
Driving test showing
boost gauge at 14psi and 10psi.
Turbo-Master spring tension for different boost
settings. First test is 14psi @ 1-3/4" and second test
is 10psi @ 2" spring tension gap.
Test was done to show the Turbo-Master spring controlled
waste gate does function and boost is controllable.
* Max E Tork
Performance Program & Turbo-M
* Turbo-Master Model
* Hi-Flow 2 1/2" Crossover
high-quality fuel lift / transfer
* Bosch High Output
* Heath’s 4” Super Flow Exhaust
* PMD relocation kit, under bumper.
window sticker Shows MSRP price of $41554.20
If you have any questions send me a message.
I try to explain my vehicles
the best I can and think I covered everything. I know it is allot of reading,
but my notes should cover everything.
Texas buyers attention:
There will be no license plates or registration sticker included with this sale,
buyer is responsible for all Texas taxes and registration fees. Sorry, but I
have had Toll tag bills and parking tickets in the past and one bad apple spoils
it for everyone.
Out of state buyers:
I will leave the license plate on the vehicle, but remove the registration
sticker and mark it void and ask that
you destroy the plates when you get home.
Clear Texas title in my name with no
Mileage: 273700 (Mileage may be higher due to driving)
no warranties expressed or implied.
Certified bank check.
(All checks will be verified before title is
will work with shippers to have the Suburban delivered
to you, but I will NOT arrange or fund the shipping. All
shipping arrangements and expenses are the buyers responsibility.
I will pick you up at any airport or bus station in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area if you plan to drive it
Ok, now the legal
If you do not
have the money in the bank or have to borrow it and
do not know if you will have it
Make sure you have
the money to pay me with-in 7 days and a $500
deposit via PayPal or overnight with-in 48 hours if you plan
to make final payment at pickup. When you bid
you are entering a LEGAL CONTRACT
and you are obligated to pay for said item.
reserve the right to cancel this auction at anytime,
before the last 24 hours, during the
duration of this auction. If the reserve is meet, I
will not cancel the auction. I will not suddenly inform
the winning buyer that the vehicle was sold to someone
offered me more or that I changed my mind. Rest assured
that when the auction is over and the reserve is
meet with you being the winning bidder, the
will be yours (if the reserve price is meet). I just want to leave
the option open while the auction is running
before the reserve is meet to
This is a reserve
price auction and if the reserve is not meet I am
not obligated to sell said item. I set a reserve on
this at a selected price which I feel is a good
price for this vehicle. I do not tell
bidders my reserve.
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