GM Vortec 5.7 Liter Engines for Sale Remanufactured
Car companies like to create new words. Car marketing material is filled with fancy names for engine designs, but most of the car buying public has no idea what they mean. Vortec is a good example. GM created the word Vortec to describe the vortex that was created in the combustion chamber, which produced a better air-fuel mixture in a 1988 4.3 V6 engine. Vortec is now used to describe a plethora of engines in the GM engine collection. The modern Vortec engines are named for their displacement in cubic inches.
The 350 5.7 liter Vortec engine was the power supply for GM trucks during the 1990s. It earned a reputation for toughness and drivability, and that kept GM in the running as the Japanese and US truck manufacturers continued to eat away at Silverado and Sierra sales. GM did have some issues to deal with in terms of fuel economy so the decision was made to replace the 5.7 litre with a 5.3 litre V8. The 5.3 litre engine was used in the 1996 through 1998 Silverado. Many self-proclaimed truck experts still question the move since the 5.3 Vortec V8 had a few performance issues.
Most Silverado owners didn’t notice a difference; they never drove a truck with a 5.7 Vortec engine. It’s silly to think that one engine was better than the other except in terms of fuel economy.
Is A New 350 5.7 Litre Vortec in the Works?
Most real car experts say that the 5.3 litre had to replace the 5.7 litre Vortec because Ford was marketing their new OHC V8 in a big way. Most GM truck fans thought that the Ford engine didn’t live up to the marketing hype and they bashed GM for the move because the 5300cc Vortec had 270 horsepower with 315ft-lbs of torque, and the 350 5.7 Vortec V8 had 255 horsepower with 325ft-lbs of torque. They were almost the same in the eyes of typical truck owners. Most 350 owners would like to see the engine make another appearance as a new motor in the GMT-900 series.
Most truck owners have nothing but good things to say about the 350 5.7 Vortec engine. The 5.3 Vortec has taken some heat for a piston slap problem, and that has created a surge in 5.7 Vortec interest. Remanufacturedenginesforsale.com has every variation of remanufactured 5.7 liter Vortec engines for sale. Call or email us now. It’s still a great engine.