Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Thanks. What kind of diesel powerplants can I get with a Suburban?
On the older body style, the same engine as the K5 was offered (the 6.2L diesel). Newer ones had the 6.5L diesel, which used a mechanical injection pump up until 1993.
Here's my 1995 2500 Diesel pulling a new 4-place open trailer I had just bought. Pulling that trailer, loaded with 4 snowmobiles and gear, I can drive from my home in NJ to Old Forge, NY...a distance of 300 miles, drive around town while up there, then drive back again, and still have some fuel left. Other guys I've done the same trip with, pulling similar trailers with gas trucks, have to stop two or three times.
Honestly, the Suburban is the best vehicle I've ever owned, including out of three K5 blazers that I've owned in the past. It's just so much more useful on a day to day basis, especially with a family. That's why I wont get rid of it, as GM no longer makes the Suburban in diesel and I wont buy a pickup. Only other vehicle I might consider would be a diesel van (like an E250/E350), but I'd have to get the 4x4 conversion done and even then I'm not too keen on vans because I know working on the engine is such a PITA. I really wish Gm would just bring back the diesel engine option for the Tahoe and Suburban.