What was the last year for the 5.7 Vortec?
20022002 was the last year the 5.7 was used in a vehicle, in North America, but another thing to look out for is the ignition and injection systems have been tweaked over the years..
Is the 5.7 Vortec a good engine?
The best-known and most-beloved has to be the “350” or 5.7-liter version; especially with Chevrolet and GMC trucks. They are powerful, tough, reliable and it is relatively easy to “soup up” or increase their performance.
Did GM sell the 5.7 to Toyota?
According to the agreement with Toyota, GM can no longer use the original 5.7L design nor re-design the 5.7L in any current or future GM production vehicles but GM does retain the right to sell the “350” as a replacement or high performance motor under the Chevrolet Performance name.
When did Chevy stop making the 350 engine?
2004GM made extensive use of the 350 across its lineup until 2004, when it was discontinued in favor of more modern and fuel-efficient engines. Chevrolet first produced the small block V8 in 1955 as a 256 cubic inch (4.3-liter) engine.
Why is a 327 better than a 350?
Registered. With all other things being equal—-the 327 will rev higher (short stroke)—-the 350 will make more torque (more cubes-longer stroke). Both are great engines and respond well to performance upgrades!
What is the difference between a 350 and 350 vortec?
The Vortec combustion chamber is a kidney-shaped design that promotes better combustion and will have the spark plug located near the center of the chamber. The regular 350 head utilizes a 90 degree intake bolt angle while the Vortec makes do with a 72 degree bolt angle.