General Motors has introduced a new version of its iconic 350 V8 that is intended to serve as a low-cost replacement engine for older GM trucks and vans.
The GM Service 350 V8 is built around a brand new four-bolt block with new cylinder head and block castings, a forged steel crankshaft, new valve covers, CNC-machined cylinder heads and block castings and a new oil pan and timing cover, among more. A GM Genuine Parts product, the Service 350 V8 is backed by a 3-year/100,000 mile limited warranty.
The engine will be available in the following variants:
- Gen 1 (for 1987-1995 GM trucks, vans and SUVs)
- Gen 1e LD (for 1996-2002 GM light-duty trucks)
- Gen 1e HD (for 1996-2002 GM heavy-duty trucks)
Certain 350 cubic inch V8s available to purchase from GM Genuine Parts are remanufactured engines based on older repurposed 350 blocks. This new GM Service 350 V8 is all-new and features no remanufactured components, ensuring reliability and longevity. There is no core charge on these engines, either, unlike many remanufactured motors.
“Building on the history and versatility of the original 350 first available in Chevrolet models such as the Camaro and Corvette, this engine continues to deliver,” GM propulsion manager, Andrew McKittrick, said in a statement. “Every GM Genuine Parts engine incorporates our very latest engineering technology and product enhancements to offer a reliable and dependable product for our customers.”
This engine is available to order from certified GM dealerships or via genuinegmparts.com. GM did not provide pricing, however it already offers a similar new replacement 350 V8 service engine for $2,807 USD, which may provide some indication as to how much this motor may sell for.
GM says its new service engines offer customers “greater assurance that they’re a mirror image of the original engine, not products of reverse engineering or mere approximations of original quality and specifications.”
The GM Service 350 V8 is available to purchase now.