The 4.8-liter V8 GM LR4 engine was produced by the American concern from 1998 to 2007 and was installed on the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV in the back of the GMT 800 and the Yukon similar to it. This engine was also installed on Silverado and Sierra pickups, as well as Express and Savana minibuses.
Vortec line: LR4, LM7, LY2, LY5, LFA, L92, L86.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||255 – 285|
|Torque output, Nm||385 – 400|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V8|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||96|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Tahoe 2003)
|Engine lifespan, km||~450 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Chevrolet Express 2 (GMT610) in 2003 – 2006;
- Chevrolet Silverado 1 (GMT800) in 1998 – 2007;
- Chevrolet Tahoe 2 (GMT820) in 1999 – 2006;
- GMC Savana 2 (GMT610) in 2003 – 2006;
- GMC Sierra 2 (GMT800) in 1998 – 2007;
- GMC Yukon 2 (GMT820) in 1999 – 2006.
Disadvantages of the GM LR4 engine
- The key to trouble-free engine operation is the cleanliness of the radiators and the condition of the water pump;
- Plastic tees burst from overheating, leaks of lubricant and antifreeze appear;
- And the use of low-quality oils leads to rapid wear of the camshaft liners;
- The weak points of the unit also include ignition coils, a gasoline pump and an adsorber.