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3.42 vs 3.73 gear ratio

3.42 vs 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio [Gears Comparison Guide]

In this post, I am going to be doing a 3.48 vs 3.73 rear axle ratio comparison. I will explore which one works best for your particular situation and how to calculate the ratio best suited to your needs. The rear-axle ratio is also known as the gear ratio. It, along with the engine and …

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5.3 vs 6.2 Engine [Which Chevy V8 is Better?]

In this article, I will be doing a head-to-head comparison of the Chevy 5.3 and the 6.2 engines. I will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of both engines to help you establish the better option for you. The debate on which engine is better than the other has raged from as far back …

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Chevy 3.6 V6 Reliability, Specs and Owners’ Reviews

Launched in 2004, the 3.6 V6 first found its way into the Cadillac CTS before being featured in Chevy and other brands. This powerhouse has seen many versions, with each version differentiated from the other by a unique code. Most of which had met the needs of users.  One Reddit user stated: The 3.6 is …

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Does the StabiliTrak Effect the Engine on a Chevy?

Driving safely is a top priority for everyone on the road, and modern technology plays an important role in making sure that vehicles remain stable and responsive under different conditions. One of the cool innovative features is the StabiliTrak system, an advanced feature designed to help you maintain control of your vehicle during unexpected situations. …

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4.8 vortec engine problems

4.8L Vortec Engine Problems and Reliability

In this post, I’m going to explore the issues frequently encountered with the 4.8L Vortec engine and offer guidance on how to properly address them. While the Vortec series engines are often hailed as among the best ever produced and are considered to be very reliable engines, the 4.8L variant, despite its merits, comes with …

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Ecotec 1.4L Turbo Engine Owners’ Feedback, Problems and Fixes

Key points to highlight: GM or Chevy Ecotec 1.4L engine has proven to be reliable, enduring 100,000-200,000 miles or 5-10 years with proper maintenance. It’s known for delivering substantial power from its compact size, high compression ratio allowing regular gas use, exceptional fuel efficiency (up to 40 MPG highway), and low maintenance costs due to durable …

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2.8 Duramax problems

2.8 Duramax Problems [4 Key Issues]

For pickup fans, the Chevy with the 2.8L Duramax diesel engine is considered a good engine. This is not just because the four-cylinder workhorse output, 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It’s also because the small diesel engine that can hit 27 MPG average qualifies it as the ideal choice for Colorado or Canyon …

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Chevy 350 Oil Capacity & Type [How Much Oil Does it Take?]

Key points to highlight: Specifics of the Chevy 350 engine’s oil capacity: 5 quarts when including a filter change, with a recommended oil type of 5W-30 for optimal performance. Older Chevy models such as LT1, L82, or L81 typically require oil with a viscosity grade of 10W30 or 10W40. As a newbie Chevy owner, you …

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Chevy Traverse Oil Type, Capacity & Interval

Knowing the type of oil required for your Chevy Traverse is critical in ensuring you don’t use the wrong type, which could end up negatively affecting your engine. In this article, I decided to help you determine the type of oil that you need for your Chevy Traverse. Why the Right Oil Type is Important …

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How to Reset the Chevy Anti-Theft System?

The Chevy anti-theft system is a safety feature built to protect your Chevy from theft and vandalism. However, while this can give you peace of mind, it can also bring pain. Technically, when the anti-theft system is activated, your car is rendered immobile until the alarm goes off. Invariably delaying certain movements you might want …

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