Engine GM LFA

The 6.0-liter V8 engine GM LFA or Vortec 6000 Hybrid was assembled by the concern from 2007 to 2013 and put on hybrid versions of such models as the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. A year after the start of production, the engine received a phase regulator, an AFM system and a new LZ1 index.

Vortec line: LR4, LM7, LY2, LY5, LFA, L92, L86.


Production years 2007-2013
Displacement, cc 5972
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 332 (379 together with electric motor)
Torque output, Nm 498
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 101.6
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 10.8
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator since 2009
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Cadillac Escalade 3 (GMT926) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Chevrolet Silverado 2 (GMT901) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Chevrolet Tahoe 3 (GMT921) in 2007 – 2013;
  • GMC Sierra 3 (GMT902) in 2008 – 2013;
  • GMC Yukon 3 (GMT922) in 2007 – 2013;
  • GMC Yukon XL 3 (GMT932) in 2007 – 2013.

Disadvantages of the GM LFA engine

  • Since many problems here are from overheating, monitor the condition of the radiator and pump;
  • Engine speed often floats due to throttle contamination or fuel pump failure;
  • The reason for the tripling of this unit is usually in the cracking of one of the ignition coils;
  • It is better not to save on oil, this is fraught with rapid wear of the camshaft liners;
  • The thermal casing often falls off and the exhaust manifold bolts are unscrewed.

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