The 3.6-liter V6 General Motors LLT engine was produced in the US and Canada from 2007 to 2017 and was installed on the Cadillac CTS, STS, as well as Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia crossovers. This power unit is essentially a modification of the LY7 engine with direct fuel injection.
High Feature engine family: LP9, LF1, LFX, LGX, LLT, LY7.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||280 – 315|
|Torque output, Nm||350 – 380|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||94|
|Piston stroke, mm||85.6|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Cadillac CTS 2010)
|Engine lifespan, km||~280 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Buick Enclave 1 (GMT967) in 2008 – 2017;
- Buick LaCrosse 2 (GMX353) in 2009 – 2011;
- Cadillac CTS II (GMX322) in 2007 – 2011;
- Cadillac STS I (GMX295) in 2007 – 2011;
- Chevrolet Camaro 5 (GMX521) in 2009 – 2011;
- Chevrolet Traverse 1 (GMT561) in 2008 – 2017;
- GMC Acadia 1 (GMT968) in 2008 – 2016;
- Saturn Outlook 1 (GMT966) in 2008 – 2010.
Disadvantages of the GM LLT engine
- This is a completely reliable motor, but its timing chain has a small resource;
- This is especially true for the units of the first years, their chain stretched up to 100,000 km;
- Also, a lot of trouble can be thrown by a capricious direct fuel injection system;
- Like all direct injection engines, it is prone to valve deposits;
- Monitor the condition of the cooling system: radiators are leaking, the pump does not run for long.