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During its 1998-2001 model years, the Chevrolet Suburban continued to uphold its legacy as a full-size SUV renowned for its spaciousness and rugged capabilities. This generation was based on the GMT800 platform, featuring a more refined exterior design with smoother lines. The Suburban could comfortably accommodate up to nine passengers in its cavernous interior, making it a popular choice for large families and those needing significant cargo space. Regarding technology and features, this generation of Suburban offers modern amenities, including power windows, locks, and an optional DVD entertainment system for rear-seat passengers. It retained its robust towing capabilities, making it a reliable choice for hauling trailers and heavy loads. The 1998-2001 Chevrolet Suburban symbolized American utility, appealing to buyers seeking a spacious, versatile, and capable SUV for family and work-related needs.



Chevrolet Suburban specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.


  • Type: K8

Engine 5.3L 8-Cylinder

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 5.3L 8-Cylinder : 0.040”


  • Capacity: 
  • 4 Door Utility: 26.0 gallons (98.4 L)
  • Suburban/Yukon XL (1500 Series): 32.5 U.S. gallons (123.0 L)
  • Suburban/Yukon XL (2500 Series): 38.5 U.S. gallons (147.6 L)


  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL or Havoline DEX-COOL Coolant.
  • Capacity
  • VORTEC 4800 V8 Automatic with front A/C:14.4 quarts (13.7 L)
  • VORTEC 4800 V8 Automatic with front and rear A/C: 15.8 quarts (15.0 L)
  • GM Optikleen Washer Solvent(GM Part No. 1051515)or equivalent.VORTEC 5300 V8 Automatic with front A/C:14.4 quarts (13.7 L)
  • VORTEC 5300 V8* Automatic with front and rear A/C:15.8 quarts (15.0 L)
  • VORTEC 6000 V8 Automatic : 15.8 quarts (15.0 L)
  • VORTEC 6000 V8** Automatic with engine oil cooler: 15.4 quarts (14.6 L)
  • VORTEC 8100 V8 Automatic: 20.7 quarts (19.6 L)

Hydraulic Brake System

  • Type: Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid).

Windshield Washer Solvent

  • Type: GM Optikleen Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent.

Hydraulic Clutch System

  • Type: Hydraulic Clutch Fluid (GM Part No. 12345347 or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid)

Power Steering System

  • Type: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 – 1 pint, 1050017 – 1 quart, or equivalent)

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: DEXRON-III Automatic Transmission Fluid



  • 6.5 L (395 cu in) L56 & L65 Turbo Diesel V8 (2500 Only)
  • 5.7 L (350 cu in) L05 V8 (1992–1995)
  • 5.7 L (350 cu in) Vortec L31 V8 (1996–1999)
  • 7.4 L (454 cu in) L19 V8 (2500 Only) (1992–1995)
  • 7.4 L (454 cu in) Vortec L29 V8 (2500 Only) (1996–1999)


  • 4-speed 4L60 automatic (1500)
  • 4-speed 4L80 automatic (2500)

Fuel Consumption



Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:
    • 9005LL
    • LED
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 12278
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440NA
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: 9005LL
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H11LL
    •  HID-D3S

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921
  • Brake Light Bulb: 7440LL
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Parking Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440LL
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: LED
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: LED
  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: LED
  • Map Light Bulb: LED