Frequent question: Is the 5 3 v8 a good engine?

Is the 5.3 EcoTec3 a good engine?

The Chevy 5.3 L V8 engine, also known as the Vortec 5.3 or the EcoTec3 is generally looked at as a reliable and trustworthy engine. The Vortec 5300 is a small block V8 that was produced in 1999 for the first time.

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 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 the 5.3 or 6.2 more reliable?

The 6.2 to 5.3 makes no difference, one just has more cubic inches but they are use the same style parts and programming. It’s a used truck, so prepare for used truck maintenance. If there is vehicle history that is even better so you can track what has and hasn’t been touched in that 97,000 miles.

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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.

How do I know which 5.3 I have?

If you’re certain it’s a 5.3, it’s the LM7. Only option 5.3 in 2000. Open your glove box and look at the RPO sticker there it should say LM7 as you read through. If you don’t find LM7, look for the 3 digit code and match it to one of the codes on the wikipedia page linked below.

Is a 5.3 Chevy engine a 327?

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