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97 Silverado 5.0L 4x4 - Need your thoughts

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by gillespie85, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. gillespie85

    gillespie85 New Member

    Been looking real hard for a 96-98 silverado 4x4 or Z71 with little to no rust... which is hard to find in this area (Illinois)

    Found a 97 1500 silverado 4x4 with 155,000 miles... but it has the 5.0L vortec V8 instead of the 5.7L that I was originally looking for

    Can anyone offer some insight about the 5.0L 305 V8 engine? I dont know much about it... does it offer the same longevity as the 5.7L... any major downside to the 305s?

  2. Boonduff

    Boonduff Member 3 Years 100 Posts

    Theres nothing wrong with the 305 it just makes less power then a 350, but the 96-99 Vortec 305 makes better power then the older pre 96 305. Its makes about the same power as a pre Vortec 350. Longevity wise it'll last the same as a 350 and you might even get better mileage.

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