Yes, you read that correctly. GM has released a brand new set of 350 cubic inch small block engines. Applications include pretty much every truck and suv that came with a 350 from the factory and was produced from 1987 until 2002.
The engines, primarily released for “service vehicles” that may have high mileage or be used longer than typical private vehicles, are entirely new and not remanufactured.
That doesn’t mean that anyone with a classic Chevy K1500 that needs a brand new engine couldn’t take advantage of this new line.
“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,” said Andrew McKittrick, manager of GM’s propulsion portfolio. “Every GM Genuine Parts engine incorporates our very latest engineering technology and product enhancements to offer a reliable and dependable product for our customers.”
The three brand new small block 350 engines that GM is releasing include:
- Gen 1 covering trucks, vans and SUVs from 1987-1995
- Gen 1e LD covering light-duty trucks from 1996-2002
- Gen 1e HD covering heavy-duty trucks from 1996-2002
Features of the new 350 small block service engine:
- Brand-new four-bolt main blocks (not remanufactured) that are roller camshaft ready and mechanical fuel pump capable (Gen 1e has no camshaft eccentric)
- New (not remanufactured) cylinder head and block castings
- Race-proven forged steel crankshafts for durability
- New valve covers, oil pan and timing cover
- Precise, state-of-the-art CNC machining of cylinder heads, block castings and other components
- Dipstick tube provisions on both sides
- No core charge
- GM Genuine Parts engines feature a solid 3-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, whichever comes first
- Designed, engineered, tested and backed by General Motors
You can buy the 350 small block service engine for your project truck, service vehicle, or application at your local General Motors (Chevrolet/GMC/Buick/Cadillac) dealer.