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#4506542 - 09/03/17 06:53 PM Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW!
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15682
Loc: OH
Picked up a new 4X4 pickup for the fleet Thursday.
It had the 4.3 V-6, which I expected to be quite tame and gutless.
Imagine my surprise when I inadvertently burned all four tires when I legged it from a standing start.
This engine has serious grunt and seems as strong as you would ever need.
This brings me to wonder why the 4.8 V-8 even exists since this is clearly the more powerful engine without regard to the published ratings of the two.
Were I buying a pickup, I'd have to consider one of these.
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#4506555 - 09/03/17 07:01 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 2999
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Engine technology has come a long way in recent years.

I know my carvans engine has a nice amount of power when you get it going.

Glad to hear you enjoy the V6.
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#4506556 - 09/03/17 07:01 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
The 4.3 has always been a nice engine.
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#4506565 - 09/03/17 07:07 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2629
Loc: PV Az
This is not the old 4.3 engine, all new in 2014. The 4.8 is gone from GM's lineup except in the vans I think. This 4.3 Ecotec has the dreaded gas direct injection AND the evil Active Fuel Management. With 8500 miles on mine I'm very satisfied so far. For a light duty full size it's fine and I'm getting 21.5-22.5 mpg every tank.
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#4506611 - 09/03/17 07:40 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1318
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
Can you post a video of this 4.3 burning all 4 tires, because a 6.2 won't even do that.

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#4506738 - 09/03/17 08:56 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3680
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Picked up a new 4X4 pickup for the fleet Thursday.
It had the 4.3 V-6, which I expected to be quite tame and gutless.
Imagine my surprise when I inadvertently burned all four tires when I legged it from a standing start.
This engine has serious grunt and seems as strong as you would ever need.
This brings me to wonder why the 4.8 V-8 even exists since this is clearly the more powerful engine without regard to the published ratings of the two.
Were I buying a pickup, I'd have to consider one of these.



Here are the specs-
Engine: Gas/Ethanol V8 4.8L/293
Horsepower: 302 @ 5600
Torque: 305 @ 4600 4.8L/293

Engine: Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323
Horsepower: 315 @ 5200
Torque: 338 @ 4400 5.3L/323
Silverado 1500 4.3L EcoTec3 V6

4.3 V6
-285 hp (212kW) @ 5,300rpm

-305 lb-ft of torque (413 Nm) @ 3900 rpm




Edited by CKN (09/03/17 08:58 PM)

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#4506745 - 09/03/17 09:02 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: oilpsi2high]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7701
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Can you post a video of this 4.3 burning all 4 tires, because a 6.2 won't even do that.


Not only that, why is he abusing the new truck?

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#4506772 - 09/03/17 09:38 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
jhellwig Offline


Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 1538
Loc: Ottumwa, Iowa
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Picked up a new 4X4 pickup for the fleet Thursday.
It had the 4.3 V-6, which I expected to be quite tame and gutless.
Imagine my surprise when I inadvertently burned all four tires when I legged it from a standing start.
This engine has serious grunt and seems as strong as you would ever need.
This brings me to wonder why the 4.8 V-8 even exists since this is clearly the more powerful engine without regard to the published ratings of the two.
Were I buying a pickup, I'd have to consider one of these.


Were you driving around in four wheel drive for the fun of it?
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#4506795 - 09/03/17 09:57 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: oilpsi2high]
itguy08 Offline


Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 3222
Loc: Somewhere
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Can you post a video of this 4.3 burning all 4 tires, because a 6.2 won't even do that.


4Low? Rain? Gravel? Can't think of a modern vehicle that will roast all 4 on dry asphalt or concrete in 4Hi.


Edited by itguy08 (09/03/17 10:00 PM)

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#4506826 - 09/03/17 10:37 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: CKN]
cb_13 Offline


Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 907
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Picked up a new 4X4 pickup for the fleet Thursday.
It had the 4.3 V-6, which I expected to be quite tame and gutless.
Imagine my surprise when I inadvertently burned all four tires when I legged it from a standing start.
This engine has serious grunt and seems as strong as you would ever need.
This brings me to wonder why the 4.8 V-8 even exists since this is clearly the more powerful engine without regard to the published ratings of the two.
Were I buying a pickup, I'd have to consider one of these.



Here are the specs-
Engine: Gas/Ethanol V8 4.8L/293
Horsepower: 302 @ 5600
Torque: 305 @ 4600 4.8L/293

Engine: Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323
Horsepower: 315 @ 5200
Torque: 338 @ 4400 5.3L/323
Silverado 1500 4.3L EcoTec3 V6

4.3 V6
-285 hp (212kW) @ 5,300rpm

-305 lb-ft of torque (413 Nm) @ 3900 rpm



What year are those specs for? They seem really weak for current 1/2 ton truck.

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#4507086 - 09/04/17 10:03 AM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36416
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: fdcg27

Imagine my surprise when I inadvertently burned all four tires when I legged it from a standing start.


I assume this was on gravel?
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#4507270 - 09/04/17 01:59 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: OVERKILL]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15682
Loc: OH
[/quote]

I assume this was on gravel? [/quote]

FTW!^^^
Still, this thing also had ample power getting onto a fast and busy interstate, nothing like the old V-6.
This is a powertrain I'd be very happy with were I looking to buy a new half ton pickup.
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#4507459 - 09/04/17 06:34 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: fdcg27]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3110
Loc: Central Virginia
Yeah, I have the old V-6 4.3 and it's pretty weak. It does get decent mileage, though. Usually 19 just driving around and to work. Old technology and will probably be the last truck I ever buy.
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#4507510 - 09/04/17 07:15 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: oilpsi2high]
ls1mike Offline


Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 5104
Loc: In the Garage...
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Can you post a video of this 4.3 burning all 4 tires, because a 6.2 won't even do that.


So much dang torque management. smile
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#4507547 - 09/04/17 07:47 PM Re: Finally drive a GMC 4.3 V-6: WOW! [Re: cb_13]
glock19 Offline


Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 759
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: cb_13
Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Picked up a new 4X4 pickup for the fleet Thursday.
It had the 4.3 V-6, which I expected to be quite tame and gutless.
Imagine my surprise when I inadvertently burned all four tires when I legged it from a standing start.
This engine has serious grunt and seems as strong as you would ever need.
This brings me to wonder why the 4.8 V-8 even exists since this is clearly the more powerful engine without regard to the published ratings of the two.
Were I buying a pickup, I'd have to consider one of these.



Here are the specs-
Engine: Gas/Ethanol V8 4.8L/293
Horsepower: 302 @ 5600
Torque: 305 @ 4600 4.8L/293

Engine: Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323
Horsepower: 315 @ 5200
Torque: 338 @ 4400 5.3L/323
Silverado 1500 4.3L EcoTec3 V6

4.3 V6
-285 hp (212kW) @ 5,300rpm

-305 lb-ft of torque (413 Nm) @ 3900 rpm



What year are those specs for? They seem really weak for current 1/2 ton truck.


I'm not sure which year he posted but they're definitely not current. New Silverado/Sierras with the 5.3 are rated at 355hp and 383 lb/ft.
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