General Motors and Chevrolet Motor vehicles use Vortec series engines. The Vortec series is a trademarked name of piston engines that were initially created for GM trucks but eventually branched into the Chevrolet compan... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Third generation Vortec engines that include models LM7, L59, LM4 and L33 feature cylinder heads made of cast aluminum. All the engine models in the generation have two valves in each cylinder and are supplied with fuel ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

An engine swap is a process of replacing a car's original engine with another one. Engine swapping replaces the engine with one that is more modern and efficient, making the car more powerful and economical. It is also d... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

According to, Dexos1 is an oil blend that General Motors created for gasoline-powered vehicles, and Dexos2 is the blend GM developed for use in its diesel engines. These Dexos oils were introduced by GM in 20... More »

Virtually any type of used car parts are available for purchase from a scrap or salvage yard, including fuses, alternators, transmissions and engines. Due to the nature of salvage yards, however, the availability of cert... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Methanol can theoretically be used to fuel almost any combustion engine that can use ethanol or gasoline fuel, but methanol is most popular as a fuel for racing vehicles and some model aircraft engines. The hygroscopic n... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

General Motors Vortec line of V-6 engines commonly suffer from problems with excessive oil consumption and engine knocking. Knocking problems are particularly prevalent in Vortec engines used in trucks and SUVs built dur... More »