Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine Specs

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Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine Overview

Continue to the others Vortec 5.3L V8 engine series from vortec engines family, no we are going to engine that named with Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine Engine. Same with previous engine this engine also the 3rd generation of Vortec engines family. For the 5.3L class that as tell before it does consist of 4 engine codes (LM7/L59/LM4/L33). This Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine is a flexible fuel version of the LM7 Engine code. So what is the meaning of flexible fuel? Is this Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine can use any fuel types? A flexible-fuel engine is an alternative fuel vehicle with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel, and both fuels are stored in the same common tank. Modern flex-fuel engines are capable of burning any proportion of the resulting blend in the combustion chamber as fuel injection and spark timing are adjusted automatically according to the actual blend detected by electronic sensors. What a pretty cool feature of Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine.

Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine Specs

So what is the specification of the engine that can use for mixed fuel are ? is that same with the previous engine code? Is that only internal combustion engine design that different? Or any others specs? Here they are the Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine Specs

Specs Item Specs
Engine Type Vortec 5.3L V8
Engine Code L59
Engine Electronic integrated into the dual microprocessor PCM
Displacement 5,328cc (325 ci)
Transmission Type 4 and 6 speed automatic
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.8 x 3.6
Valve configuration (pcs) overhead valves (2 valves per cylinder)
Valve Lifters hydraulic roller
Champ type Double overhead Champ
Fuel System sequential fuel injection
Recommended Fuel regular unleaded and E85 Flex Fuel ( L59 )
Emissions controls evaporative system

catalytic converter

positive crankcase ventilation

return less fuel system

Maximum engine speed 6000 rpm
Horsepower(SAE net@rpm) 295 hp ( 220kw ) @ 5200 rpm
Torque (lb. ft. @ rpm) 335 lb-ft ( 454Nm ) @ 4000 rpm
Intake Manifold  Material composite
Exhaust manifold Material high silicon molybdenum

cast nodular iron

Engine block material cast iron (LM7, L59)
Cylinder head material cast aluminum
Features extended life spark plugs

extended life coolant

oil level sensor

Oil Life System

electronic throttle control

floating pin pistons

GF4 oil

rate based diagnostics

Well the specs are same , looks like the different of this Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine compare to the others is at internal combustion engine design that able to burning any proportion of the resulting blend in the combustion chamber as fuel injection and spark timing are adjusted automatically according to the actual blend detected by electronic sensors.

Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine Applications

Vortec 5.3L V8 (L59) Engine is using for below vehicles list

  • 2002–2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2002–2006 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
  • 2002–2006 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL
  • 2002–2007 GMC Sierra 1500

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