Frequent question: Is the Chevy 5 3 a good motor?

How many miles will a 5.3 L V8 last?

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. I own a 2002 Suburban with the LM7 engine in it and it’s running strong at 220k miles with virtually zero engine issues over my course of ownership.

How long will a 5.3 Chevy engine last?

A Chevy 5.3 L engine can be expected to last somewhere between 200,000 to 300,000 miles. Some drivers have had trucks with this engine for close to twenty years and still have experienced no engine issues whatsoever.

How much does it cost to replace a 5.3 engine?

The standard rebuild kit could cost between $3500 and $4500. The basic kit comes with the minimum components or parts you need to rebuild your engine. The amount of each engine part packed in this type of kit is fixed.

Is 5.3 or 6.2 engine better?

The 6.2 is hands down a more fun motor and will tow significantly better than any of the 5.3 motors, but the 5.3 is no slouch.

Is a 5.3 Chevy engine a 327?

The 5.3L is not a 327 or even close to a 327.

Is GM discontinuing the 5.3 engine?

Also being discontinued for 2022 is the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), which is one of the technologies GM uses in order to improve fuel economy.

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Why does my 5.3 Vortec burn oil?

One common problem seen in the 5.3-liter engine is a failure of the valve cover to seal, which can cause heavy oil burn. Depending on the wear-and-tear on your vehicles, you may be able to get away with having the rings cleaned and getting a replacement valve cover that will seal again.