The Chevrolet Express Van can serve as many different vehicles. Its massive interior is capable of lugging around as many as 15 [small] passengers, which is great for a church bus, ambulance, small school bus, or a large family. The Express Van which has no windows becomes a giant cargo transport vehicle or the ideal chassis to build a repair shop on wheels. Being made since 1996, every Chevy Express 3500 Engine for sale is readily available for immediate shipment. One of the most popular choices are ”crate engines”.
Know what a crate engine is? Read about crate engines in this article.
Generally speaking the 3500 series is a work van. You can buy several body configurations to match your needs. From the conventional van body with or without windows, to a square box utility van or a motor-home mounted to the chassis. So doing hard work is not a problem for the 3500 Express van.
Note: Chevrolet named a concept car developed in 1987 named the Express. It was a concept car with drive by wire technology.
The list of engines that GM installed in Express van from their inception is as a long list including the engines listed below.
4.3L Vortec 4300/LU3 V6 (2002–present)
4.8L Vortec 4800/LR4/LY2 V8 (2500/3500, 2003–2009)
4.8L Vortec 4800/L20 Flex-fuel V8 (2500/3500, 2010–present)
5.3L Vortec 5300/LM7 V8 (2003–2007)
5.3L Vortec 5300/LMF Flex-fuel V8 (2008–present)
6.0L Vortec 6000/LQ4 V8 (2003–2006)
6.0L Vortec 6000/LY6 V8 (2007–2009)
6.0L Vortec 6000/L96 Flex-fuel V8 (2010–present)
6.6L Duramax LLY turbo-diesel V8 (2006–2009)
6.6L Duramax LMM turbo-diesel V8 (2010–present) Transmission(s); Chart Source-Wiki
The base model Chevy Express Cargo Van is powered by a 4.3 liter 195-horsepower V6 engine. The Chevy V6 can handle light loads, although most vans were equipped with the 5300-5.3L Vortec. Planning on hauling heavier cargo or towing a trailer? You should take a hard look at the 6.0L engine or the Duramax diesel engine, which are well suited to hauling extra heavy loads.
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