Thursday, February 9, 2023
News General Motors Introduces New 350 Cubic-Inch V8 Service Engine

General Motors Introduces New 350 Cubic-Inch V8 Service Engine

Giving new life to old GM trucks.


  • GM is offering a new 350 cubic-inch V8 engine for older GM trucks.

  • Backed by a transferable 3-year or 100,000-mile warranty.

  • These new engines are designed, engineered and built in the United States.


There’s a new original-equipment, 350 cubic-inch V8 engine available from General Motors, or more specifically, its GM Genuine Parts division. This new 5.7L V8 seeks to be an alluring choice as a replacement engine in the company’s various models.

5 Things You Should Know About The New Chevrolet LS7 Crate Engine

Three variants of the 350 cubic-inch V8 engine are available for older Chevrolet and GMC vehicles. Gen 1 covers trucks, vans and SUVs from 1987 to 1995, Gen 1e LD is offered for light-duty trucks from 1996 to 2002, while Gen 1e HD is suitable for heavy-duty trucks from 1996 to 2002. All three are backed by a transferable 3-year or 100,000-mile limited warranty.

These engines are designed, engineered, tested and built in the United States, and feature brand-new four-bolt main blocks that can be fitted with roller camshafts and a mechanical fuel pump. The cylinder head and block castings are new, not remanufactured, as are new valve covers, the oil pan and the timing cover. The V8 also gets forged steel crankshafts and dipstick tube provisions on both sides. The heads, castings and other components are made from CNC machining.

“Building on the history and versatility of the original 350 first available in Chevrolet models such as the Camaro and Corvette, this engine continues to deliver,” stated Andrew McKittrick, manager of GM’s propulsion portfolio, in a press release. “Every GM Genuine Parts engine incorporates our very latest engineering technology and product enhancements to offer a reliable and dependable product for our customers.”

According to General Motors, 268,029 350 cubic-inch V8 service engines have been sold since 2005, and 4,000 dealerships are authorized to sell the replacement engine. In addition, there are 19 crate performance engines currently available at Chevrolet that use a 350 block.

GM also offers a wide range of engines through Chevrolet Performance. Back in June, it released the all-new LS427/570 crate engine, a 7.0L  V8 based on the LS7 production lump with an estimated output of 570 horsepower and 540 pound-feet of torque. A wide selection of small-block, big-block, circle track, LS and LT engines are available as well.

Trending Now

BMW, Hyundai, and Kia Popular in the World Car of the Year Finalist List

BMW has five entries out of 33 while Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis have eight entries. The winner of each category will be announced...

Volvo is Planning its Largest Revamp in Over 10 years

The company wants to add at least six electric vehicles by 2026. New electric versions of the S60, S90, XC40, XC60 and XC90...

The Cadillac Lyriq will Now Qualify for US Clean Vehicle Tax Credits

The Lyriq was previously considered a sedan by the US Government. This now means the Lyriq can benefit from up to $7,500 in...

Bankruptcy: the sunset happened too soon for Lightyear

The company had only assembled about a dozen cars. The court approved the request of the operating company responsible for the production of...

AJAC Announces Finalists for the 2023 Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year Award

From last month’s category winners, we now have six finalists. The finalists are a mix of EVs and ICEs. Over the course of the...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.