What do LS, LT, and LTZ Stand For? LS, LT, and LTZ all represent different trim levels on Chevy and GMC trucks. Trim levels reflect the engine, interior, electronic, and other exterior design features that a specific truck model has. Chevy is known for having an extensive line of trim levels that can vary from year to year and truck to truck. For example, 2020 Silverado's … [Read more...] about What do LS, LT, and LTZ Mean?
Chevy 6.0 Engine Problems The 6.0L Vortec "6000" engine was introduced in 1999 and remained in production until 2019 when it was replaced by the 6.2L Vortec. The Chevy 6.0 is a small-block V8 engine that produces 300hp-345hp and 360tq-380tq, depending on the engine version. The 6.0 engine had nine variations over its 20 year life span. However, the most popular engine … [Read more...] about Chevy 6.0L Vortec Engine Problems – Common Vortec 6000 Problems
Silverado and Sierra Vortec MAX The first generation Silverado and Sierra's were primarily equipped with the GM "Vortec" engine family. Over the span of the Gen I life, from 1998 to 2007, these trucks were equipped with 6 different Vortec engines: a 4.3L V6, with the remaining 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L, 7.4L, and 8.1L options all being V8's. The 6.0L Vortec, or 6000 Vortec, was … [Read more...] about What is Vortec MAX? Vortec vs. VortecMAX
Chevy EcoTec3 5.3L Engine Problems After a strong 30+ year run for the Chevy Vortec engine family, the Vortec was replaced with the new EcoTec3 engine line. Plagued by oil consumption issues and active fuel management problems, the Vortec engines were retired in 2013. Introduced in 2014 the EcoTec3 engine family featured 4.3L, 5.3L, and 6.2L engine variations throughout the … [Read more...] about The 5 Most Common Chevy EcoTec3 5.3L Engine Problems
5.3L V8 Vortec 5300 The Vortec 5300 is a small-block V8 GM engine that was produced from 1999 until 2013. While the 5.3L Vortec is based off of the LS engine platform, it itself is not technically an LS engine. The engine went through two different variations during its lifespan, Gen III and Gen IV. Across both generations the Vortec 5.3 had 10 different engine variations used … [Read more...] about Chevy Vortec 5300 Common Engine Problems – 5.3L Vortec V8