Taking the plunge into the used truck market can be intimidating. After all, who wants to pay for unexpected repairs down the road? Now, one YouTuber is exploring some of the more common mechanical issues associated with the Chevy Silverado in the following 20-minute video.
The video comes to us from the Car Wizard YouTube channel, and includes a ton of technical details and specifics on what to watch out for when inspecting a used Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
For this specific video, the Car Wizard gets under the hood of a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 equipped with the LS-based 5.3L V8 engine. The pickup has around 140,000 miles on it, but the owner is looking to top 200,000 miles, if possible. As such, he handed it over to Car Wizard to see what needed fixing to keep it as reliable as possible.
“So I have worked on so many of these in the years past, I haven’t even looked at this yet, and I’m going to do wizard telepathy, and I can you everything that’s already wrong with this LS-based motor,” the video host states.
After conducting some mechanic ESP, the Car Wizard predicts broken exhaust bolts on the manifold, a leak from the oil cooler block-off plate above the oil filter, a leaky oil pan gasket, faulty sway bar links, and tired shocks. He also wants to check the oil pressure sending unit and the air conditioner compressor belt.
Next, the Car Wizard does a walk around on the truck, providing a few useful specs and pointing out a few details specific to this example, which appears to be in pretty decent condition, considering its age. The interior is also in pretty condition, with just a few wear items here and there.
How accurate were the Car Wizard’s predictions? To find out, hit play and watch the video for all the details: