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
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