Question: Are 6.0 Vortec A Good Engine?

What is the difference between LS and vortec?

The Vortec truck harness has a large portion up on top of the intake manifold, is supported by it, and is covered or hidden by the plastic engine cover.

The LS engine harness is configured much differently and the intake manifold is exposed and uses valve covers to dress up the engine..

How many miles is a 6.0 Vortec good for?

350,000 milesSubject: Re: High mileage Chevy 6.0? The LS Engines are good for 350,000 miles. Take care of them, they will serve you well.

How much horsepower does a 6.0 Vortec have?

GM 6.0 Liter V8 Vortec L96 EngineType:6.0L Gen IV V8 Small BlockHorsepower hp (kW)Chevrolet Silverado HD < 10,000 lbs:360 hp (268 kW) @ 5400 RPM SAE CertifiedGMC Sierra HD < 10,000 lbs:360 hp (268 kW) @ 5400 RPM SAE CertifiedChevrolet Silverado HD > 10,000 lbs322 hp (240 kW) @ 4400 RPM SAE Certified58 more rows

What is so special about a Vortec engine?

The redesigned cylinder heads of a Vortec engine provides for improved combustion efficiency. The intake ports (reshaped) of the engine provides for better cylinder filling and fuel atomization by promoting higher air flow velocities to the combustion chambers via the ports.

How long do Chevy 6.0 engines last?

The Chevy 6.0 frequently lasts beyond 300,000 miles, with a maximum lifespan usually around the 350,000 mile mark.

Do long tube headers increase mpg?

Technically, your gas mileage should increase as long as you are driving the same way that you did before.

What year did the 6.0 Vortec come out?

1999The 6.0L Vortec engine was first introduced in 1999, and some version of that engine is still present today. This engine is well known for having plenty of power and providing good performance in heavy load, but it is also known for its high fuel consumption.

Is Vortec a good engine?

5.3L V8 Vortec 5300 Reliability The Vortec 5.3 is widely regarded as extremely reliable, with most engines having a lifespan within the 200k-300k mileage range.

Is a 6.0 Vortec a big block?

Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block? A little more reasurch shows that the 6.0L had both, small block and big block configuration to it. It was a big block from the 60’s until the mid 90’s and was used in trucks and school buses. The current 6.0L is indeed, a small block.

What kind of gas mileage does a Chevy 6.0 GET?

Like the Silverado 1500, there are two different engine options, starting with a 6.0L Vortec engine with 360 horsepower and 380 lb/ft of torque. The gas mileage for the 6.0L Vortec engine is 12 mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the highway.

Are 5.3 and 6.0 blocks the same?

Flassh, Actually the 6.0 motor is the same small block that the 5.3 utilizes. The 5.3 is 327 cu. in. and the 6.0 is the same block bored to a 366 cu.

What year is the best Chevy 350 engine?

L31 (2002) From a purely technical standpoint, the most recent version of the Chevy 350 would naturally be the best of the bunch. Marketed as the “Vortec 5700” engine, but known internally by the moniker of L31, this engine was used primarily in GM vans and trucks until 2002.