GM Debuts 350 Small-block Engine for Construction and Trade Sectors

There’s nothing like a trusty work truck. Detroit’s General Motors Co. has unveiled a new engine designed to rejuvenate old faithful when the time comes.
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GM 350 small-block engine
GM has unveiled its new 350 small-block engine. // Image courtesy of General Motors Co.

There’s nothing like a trusty work truck. Detroit’s General Motors Co. has unveiled a new engine designed to rejuvenate old faithful when the time comes.

The company has unveiled the 350 small-block engine. The new GM Original Equipment 5.7L, 350 cubic-inch V-8 replacement is designed for trucks, vans, and SUVs from model years 1987-2002. It is never remanufactured or reverse engineered.

“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,” says Andrew McKittrick, manager of GM’s propulsion portfolio. “Every GM Genuine Parts engine incorporates our very latest engineering technology and product enhancements to offer a reliable and dependable product for our customers.”

The engine is available in three applications including Gen 1, which covers trucks, vans, and SUVs from 1987-1995; Gen 1e LD, which covers light-duty trucks from 1996-2002; and Gen 1e HD, which covers heavy-duty trucks from 1996-2002.

The engine includes new four-bolt main blocks that are roller camshaft ready and mechanical fuel pump capable. It also has a new cylinder head and block castings; race-proven forged steel crankshafts for durability; new valve covers, an oil pan, and timing cover; precise, state-of-the-art CNC machining of cylinder heads, block castings, and other components; and dipstick tube provisions on both sides. It also has no core charge.

GM Genuine Parts engines feature a three-year/100,000-mile limited warranty. The new engine is available to order at dealers.

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