Vortec 4200?

Brent460

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Anyone have any experience with a Vortec 4200? May be getting a new project and thinking about possibly using one instead of the mainstream LS or SBC swap.
 

Big4x4ride

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We had a trailblazer for about 6 years that had one, no issues whatsoever with it. Not sure what he aftermarket support is like for them though.
 

Brent460

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We had a trailblazer for about 6 years that had one, no issues whatsoever with it. Not sure what he aftermarket support is like for them though.
My wife and I had an 06 I think Trailblazer. Ran amazing got great fuel milage we just had continuous issues with 4 or 5 different sensors always going bad. The aftermarket support isn't all that great. Parts can be had but at a premium from the looks of things.
 

Brent460

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1st I've heard of it
Chevy 4.2 litre all aluminum inline 6 can be found I Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Saab 95x I think and maybe one or two others I don't know about. I think they depending on the year they're rated from like 270-290 hp. Bad things right off the bat it's tall, long and the oil pan is cast and has a pass through for an axle shaft on all models 4x4 or not.