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I have a 2001 silverado 4.3 v6, they other day the bottom end blew all to sh*t, i was trying to find out if i can use any 4.3 vortec or only a 2001

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There are two different 4.3 liters. The 8th digit of the vin will tell you what one you have. As long as you get that motor it should fit. You may have to transfer some parts if you get one a little older or a little newer but everything for the most part will be the same.

If you go used the salvage yard you use will get you setup with the correct motor.

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Smoke test entire vehicle for vacuum leaks

You don't have any idea where the misfire
is from, at this point,find out

You installed parts

That is not what you do,you diagnose & find
the cause of the misfire,no parts involved there

You don't have the professional tools or software
at home, to diagnose without wasting time & getting
no where

Could have a bad intake gasket or mechanical problem
in one cylinder

Apr 04, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Fluid specifications and quantities for 99 silverado


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4300 V6
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VORTEC
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Automatic 13.4 quarts (12.7 L)
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6000 V8*
Automatic 14.4 quarts (13.6 L)
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Automatic 14.9 quarts (14.1 L)
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Manual 15.2 quarts (14.4 L)
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Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
VORTEC
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Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate)
Short Bed 26 gallons (98 L)
Long Bed 34 gallons (128 L)
Chassis Cab 34 gallons (128 L)

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My four wheel drive will not engae i have 2001 chevrolet silverado the lever will move into 4 wheel but wont work i checked the fuse and it blew i replaced it and it blew two more


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