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#4708867 - 03/27/18 08:07 PM 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information
Corollaman Offline


Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 199
Loc: Eastern Wa
I recently purchased a 2011 Silverado work truck with the 4.3 V6. I found that it has 195 HP and 260 torque. This is a base 2 wheel drive truck. What are the good and the bad in regards to this engine? It also has the old 4 speed auto.

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#4708872 - 03/27/18 08:14 PM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8491
Loc: Phoenix
Had that combo in a bunch of Chevy Express vans in fleet duty, they run forever. We had 20+ that we ran to 200k with very few issues, I don't remember ever having an engine fail. We did have 1 transmission that I can remember. Oddly, several had the thermostat stick open but that was replaced at no charge under the 5/100 powertrain warranty.
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#4708874 - 03/27/18 08:16 PM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16501
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
The engine will run a long time. The rest of the truck not so much.
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#4708888 - 03/27/18 08:33 PM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
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Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 7
Loc: Canada
Have had 4 of them, never any engine issues at all.
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#4708891 - 03/27/18 08:34 PM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 830
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
You can get 250k out of that engine with just about any conventional 30 weight engine oil. Change every 5-6k and drain/fill the tranny every 30-50k. Youíll scrap it from rust before you wear the engine out.

My buddy has run several Astros well over 250k with the cheapest quick-change places and ZERO engine problems. Belts, hoses, thermostat, etc yes, actual engine issues nope.

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#4708940 - 03/27/18 09:01 PM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1897
Loc: Lakeside, CA
My Daughter had two. One in a Chevy PU and one in a Blazer. Great engines. Never a problem.
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#4708993 - 03/27/18 09:38 PM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1239
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
I worked for a pool company in college and my work truck was a brand new silverado with the 4.3.

From what I remember:
1. Comfortable on long trips
2. Slow as [censored], no power whatsoever and insanely tall gearing
3. It's a truck, so useful bed. Bare bones amenities but also less things to break

I enjoyed driving it. If I bought one I'd probably opt for the 5.3 or 6.2, just because.

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#4709217 - 03/28/18 07:04 AM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1269
Loc: Alberta
Iíve heard when that tranny finally gives up it will lose the reverse gear. Maybe someone knows a cheap fix for that.

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#4709249 - 03/28/18 07:41 AM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3030
Loc: Central Virginia
I have the 4.3 engine in my truck. They are very reliable and the rest of the truck will wear out before the engine. FWIW I only had one minor problem with my truck and a $30 part fixed it (fuel tank pressure sensor).
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#4709344 - 03/28/18 09:04 AM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
meep Offline


Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 3493
Loc: Southeast
outstanding motor. The 4.3 may not be overpowered, but they are solid. A friend of mine beat on his hard with occassional long distance towing required lots of throttle all day long. The truck started to fall apart but the engine never developed a single problem that I know of.
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#4710206 - 03/29/18 05:45 AM Re: 2011 Chevy 4.3 V6 information [Re: Corollaman]
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Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3030
Loc: Central Virginia
In my comment I didn't want to convey the message that the truck wasn't very good, it's just that the engine is exceptional. Chevy makes a good truck except for arguably the 4 speed automatic transmission (2-3 shift).
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