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Old 01-03-2011, 12:15 PM   #35
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NOOOOOOOO I thought my 3.6 LLT was the shiznitttt in my 2011!!!




but yeah, this is good news for the V6.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #36
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this'll be pretty cool if its true
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #37
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Wow.

All these changes going n.

I wouldnt be surprised if the v8 got some changes as well. We already know a suspension option is available.

Looks like GM wants to win in 2012....
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #38
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Backwards capability?!
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:39 PM   #39
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I think the best news of all this tidbit is that the ecm is changing from a bosch unit to a delphi unit which will now more easily be tuned from a tuners standpoint especially for power adders such as superchargers and turbo's.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:45 PM   #40
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:16 PM   #41
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Hope it's not just more things to go wrong!
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:39 PM   #42
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Hoping they have found a permanent fix for the timing chain issues.

With 330hp my guess is this will go in to the Silverado also.

And a 2012 Camaro with this motor and the FE4 suspension option would be a blast on the twisties.

HP isn't as important as torque in trucks...that being said the only V6 I ever want to see in a Silverado is a Diesel.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:41 PM   #43
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HP isn't as important as torque in trucks...that being said the only V6 I ever want to see in a Silverado is a Diesel.
a reworked 4.2L I6 from the envoy would be perfect for the silverado base motors. They are very torquey 6 cylinders.

With vvt on the exhaust and intake and some DI i bet that motor could be 350-400hp with 350ft-lbs of torque.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:41 PM   #44
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Any word on MPG ?
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #45
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E85 is a joke. The stuff burns at 2/3 the btu's of regular gasoline. The price difference at the pump does NOT make up for the loss of mpg's....My dad and I did a test in his Ford pickup on a long road trip. We ran both types of fuel through the tank and it turned out that regular gas was more economical than E85....Say what you want but I've seen it with my own eyes, E85 is a ploy...
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:44 PM   #46
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I had thought that as well BUT I've never seen this be wrong YET so hopefully its not (plus I've heard some grumblings to this end)
Perhaps the Impala and Camaro will be sharing engines, but I doubt it'll go on the same platform. Unless they made a name change, the FWD Impala is reportedly too far along in development to make such a drastic change to RWD.

Now there supposedly is a RWD sedan coming to Chevrolet in the form of the Holden Commodore in the near future.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:44 PM   #47
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E85 is a joke. The stuff burns at 2/3 the btu's of regular gasoline. The price difference at the pump does NOT make up for the loss of mpg's....My dad and I did a test in his Ford pickup on a long road trip. We ran both types of fuel through the tank and it turned out that regular gas was more economical than E85....Say what you want but I've seen it with my own eyes, E85 is a ploy...
Yeah, leave the corn for food and feed, not bad fuel!
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:28 PM   #48
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The LLT is already a great engine. I would be suprised if the fuel mileage didn't increase along with the horsepower. I don't see them changing to this engine just because it can run on E-85.
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I wound what the compatibility of the LFX parts with the LLT would be. I imagine it would be the same basic block.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #50
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Why is there a SS fascia on a V6? lol
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:38 PM   #51
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Sorry I was referring to the post I made outing the new engine (and the fact that the new IMPALA shares the same platform merch codes now) here and reported it saying it might make a good story to the mods then boom it shows up but not even a "hey thanks for the tip" LOL

(http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=147)
I didn't know you were the one that tipped us. But you know your info is always welcome.



As said before, The "LFX" and LLT seem to be the same engine family. It looks like it's just a few tweaks and E85 capability. Which is beyond great news.
No matter what, it looks like this means HP and TQ change for 2012.

I wonder what is in store for the SS......
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