|6.0 Liter GMC Complete Applications|
|(Includes Oil Pan, Front Cover and Harmonic Balancer)|
|01-04 LQ4 Truck, SUV, Hummer, Vin U, Alum Head||L6001GMC|
|02-06 LQ9 Escalade, Sierra, Silverado, Vin N||L6002CAD|
Chevy 6.0l Engine
The 6.0L V8 Vortec is an engine produced by General Motors for use in its full-size heavy duty (HD) pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs.
Displacing 6.0 liters in a V8 configuration, is part of the Vortec (Generation IV Small Block) engine family. Which was replaced by the EcoTec3 (Generation V Small Block) engine family. It is the last Vortec engine currently in use by GM, with the EcoTec3 engine family replacing the Vortec line in all other GM vehicles.
This is a heavy-duty workhorse engine. Variable valve timing helps the 6.0L optimize performance, efficiency and emissions. The 6.0L’s balance of performance and efficiency is great airflow throughout.
Intake flow was improved over previous engines by straightening out and optimizing the flow path from the intake manifold into the cylinder heads. While the exhaust ports are also designed for greater flow. The engine’s efficiency also optimizes emissions performance.
Chevy 6.0l Engine Cylinder Block and Rotating Assembly:
The engine block was developed with math-based tools and data acquired in GM’s racing programs. Also provides a light, rigid foundation for an impressively smooth engine. Its deep-skirt design helps maximize strength and minimize vibration. The bulkheads accommodate six-bolt, cross-bolted main-bearing caps that limit crank flex and stiffen the engine’s structure. A structural oil pan further stiffens the powertrain.
Hence with the rigid block, the engine’s rotating assembly was designed for optimal strength and duration. Complemented by features designed to make it quiet and smooth. Developed expressly for quiet operation, the Chevy 6.0l engine also features a heavy-duty timing chain. The chain, which connects the camshaft and crankshaft, is validated for 200,000 miles of operation and fitted with a leaf-spring-type dampener.
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