General Motors makes Vortec engines, the 6 liter version comes in at least 4 different generation lV variations, all for different purposes. One is a marine engine, which will not work in an automobile or truck. Now that we have that straight, here we go.
Vortec means uncompromising power — outstanding power with no sacrifice in fuel efficiency or durability and very little required maintenance. There are actually four versions of the 6 liter GM Vortec automotive engine. All three of the automotive/truck GM 6.0L V8 engine for sale are in stock ready to ship. We also have the one variation of the GM 6 liter which is a marine engine application only, called the Vortec 6.0L V-8 VVT (L96) Marine Engine.
The most popular Gen lV 6.0 liter engine is the LY6 which is a small block V8 truck and SUV motor. Probably the mildest version designed to produce lots of low end power for light duty work trucks and luxury cars. It has variable valve timing [VVT] and was used in;
• 2007-present Chevrolet Silverado HD
• 2007-present GMC Sierra HD
• 2007-present Chevrolet Suburban 3/4 ton
• 2007-present GMC Yukon XL 3/4 ton
The L76 is a Generation lV Vortec or VortecMax and is all aluminum for weight saving purposes used in the larger more luxurious SUV’s mostly. Equipped with variable cam phasing [VCP] and active fuel management [AFM]. Covering the vehicles listed below;
• 2007-2009 Chevrolet Suburban
• 2007-2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
• 2007-2009 Chevrolet Silverado
• 2007-2009 GMC Sierra
• 2007-2009 GMC Yukon XL
The LFA Vortec 6000 cc [6.0 Liters] is also a Gen. lV engine, small block V8 truck engine. Used in the GMT900 hybrid trucks and SUV’s. It also uses active fuel management and has a higher compression ratio for added power. Used in;
• 2008-present Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
• 2008-present GMC Yukon Hybrid
• 2009-present Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
• 2009-present Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
• 2009-present GMC Sierra Hybrid
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