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Henry D Simmons
Henry D Simmons

chevy rates with all accessories ,factory exhaust , truck tune, this motor is freeballing.

1965gtolover
1965gtolover

How were they able to get 356 horsepower out of a stock 5.3? I thought these engines came stock with 290 hp. 

Clint McCullah
Clint McCullah

what accufab throttle body is it they are talking about i cant find

indianoutlawmormon
indianoutlawmormon

I either missed it or it was not mentioned..... What about the oil pump and recommendations? Is the motor upgraded to a high volume? what about the computer? what do you have to upgrade in the ways of a "chip" or a tuneable mangement system? I am greatful for the insight as to the parts needed. However, there are some key issues that were left out. What about the ccooling system? Electric or standard old water pump?

My 5.3 shelled out on Mother's day weekend (NICE!), and it looks as if there are tons of metallics in the oil. Is this motor even worth it? I am talking the 5.3 in general....

I had the old trusty 5.7 in my 93 burban that went for 436000 miles. I would build one of those in a heartbeat again! Is the 324-327, or for you whipper snappers, the 5.3  more reliable... so foar I am not pleased with General Motors.... I am a hardcore Chevy guy. I would rather push my Chevy as drive a Ford. 

Ferrell Rooster
Ferrell Rooster

Mild 383 but with the flat top pistons, roller rockers and the 1 7/8 headers of course. Trying to drive the wild every day would be tough. The wear and tear on the trans alone would not last much less the rear end. Mild would not be much better but an easier DD i would think.

Michael Stitt Jensen
Michael Stitt Jensen

So, this may sound ignorant but only because I haven't read much about engines lately, Who builds the Coyote engine that you're talking about? I've always liked Chevy & never had any major problems with them. However, now-a-days it seems as though it comes down to personal preferences again as to whether you are getting a "good ride" or not. I really can't tell in quality anymore. It seems as though it really depends on if the vehicle was manufactured during the week vs the weekend is what is the determining factor as to whether it is going to run like a champ for years or run like a lemon from the get go.

Mitch Bird
Mitch Bird

Bow ties are for little boys real men drive fords

Roby Lorimer
Roby Lorimer

Travis Erwin that's the torque management, not the engine.

Zeek Seseika
Zeek Seseika

^^^if ya can afford wild then gas is a minor deal...jus sayin...

Patrick Janson
Patrick Janson

Wild alwayz........keep tha stock motor just.for smog...IF.....you cant get a hot smog

Ferrell Rooster
Ferrell Rooster

I thought the Coyote engine is a Ford that comes in a Mustang.