The 4.8 Vortec is a small-block V8 engine produced by General Motors from 1999-2013. The engines spanned from Gen III to Gen IV of the Vortec series before being phased out after 2013 in favor of the 5.3 Vortec with Active Fuel Management. The 4.8 Vortec had three different variations throughout its lifespan: LR4 (Gen III) 1999-2006 Silverado and Sierra 1500's (as … [Read more...] about Chevy 4.8L Vortec Common Engine Problems – Vortec 4800 V8
5.3L Vortec MPG Mods Gas mileage is notoriously poor on all trucks, not just Chevy's and not just the 5.3 vortec. Every smart alec's response to "how do I improve my trucks gas mileage?" is "buy a Prius". But for a lot of us, we need a truck either for work or for hauling things around. A smaller and more fuel efficient car just isn't an option. Fuel efficiency has come a … [Read more...] about Chevy 5.3 Vortec Fuel Economy Improvement & MPG Mods
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