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    what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new. My husband is away from computer access and has asked me to find out some stuff.

    We have a boat that has a chevy 4 cylinder 3 litre engine and he wants to know what car that had this? He said its probably something in the early to mid 80's.

    He needs this info so he can go to Canadian Tire and buy stuff thats appropriate for this motor in our boat (2000 Regal bowrider)

    I'm sorry for not knowing the details to help but I would appreciate any advise or information to help me.

    Thank you in advance

    Laura

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Don't recall that one in the states.

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Chevrolet hasn't had a four-cylinder that large in a car since 1928 (and that was only 2.9L).

    The Vortec 3.0L four-cylinder is an industrial 8-valve OHV engine that dates back to 1968. I haven't found any automotive connection to it, but it does have a 4.0-inch bore like many small block V8s.

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    I vaguely recall my mother's Chevette having that engine.

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    It's a 4cyl and not a 4.3L V6? The 4.3s were popular in boats, I'm quite sure. Other than that you can look here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_engi...linder_engines

    The Iron Duke was a 2.5L engine. But I can't find a 3.0L.

    OK, I looked up the boat and I was right. It's a 4.3

    "Engine and Propulsion
    The test boat had an optional 270-hp Volvo 5.0 liter SX single-prop sterndrive––a 225-hp 4.3 liter is standard, and MerCruiser power is also available."
    LINK

    But the 4.3L has been around for a long time and has lots of different variations (it's the 6cyl version GM's famous 350cu in.). Hopefully he can find the parts he's looking for. I had one and it was a nightmare, but a frenchman had buggered the whole thing up with parts spanning at least 2 decades. It was early '90s block with with an '80s intake and Vortec heads!? WTF?
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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    The 4 cylinder "Tech 4" 2.5L 4 cylinder Chevy motor is bored out and used , for marine uses.

    It is really a Tech 4, 2.5L indesguise

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    I vaguely recall my mother's Chevette having that engine.
    Vette engine was a 1.6L 4 banger. It is the "Iron Duke" bored out to 3.0L's

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Same as Doh said, its a Merc moded GM based 2.5
    CTC wont have anything, go to your Merc dealer

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    http://www.gm.com/experience/technol...ne_engines.jsp

    By the way, they wouldn't win any races against, say a Bass Boat or maybe a skiff with a 30hp. But you couldn't beat their fuel economy.
    Last edited by doh; 05-19-2009 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Like mentioned already. GM does make a 3.0 liter I4...but it is a boat engine.

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    I have the 3.0L in my Bayliner Capri (OMC). It MIGHT be based on the Iron Duke 2.5L but I tried to get wires for it by asking for some for like an '84 Cavalier...even plug wires are different.

    Some stuff really shouldn't be swapped...boat stuff is always expensive but try shopping online (ebay, iboats.com), or even west marine is cheaper than the dealer.
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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    I don't think it has anything to do with the 2,5 litre "Tech 4" "iron duke" 1977 - 1992 ish engine!

    I think it is directly based on the original 2,5 "Iron Duke" Chevy engine of 1960's Chevy II only

    Although that engine is direct from the straight six 250 or 282 etc so maybe a 1970's 1980's Chevy pickup is what you are after

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    I have the 3.0L in my Bayliner Capri (OMC). It MIGHT be based on the Iron Duke 2.5L but I tried to get wires for it by asking for some for like an '84 Cavalier...even plug wires are different.
    The Vortec 3.0L four traces its history into the 1960s and the "Iron Duke" was created in the 1970s. Even though there was a "super duty" 3.0L version of the Iron Duke, I was under the impression that your four was the Vortec engine and not related to the Pontiac engine.

    Also, the Iron Duke Pontiac 2.5L wasn't offered in the Cavalier. The J-body cars used the 1.8L/2.0L Opel-based SOHC four or the 2.0L/2.2L Chevrolet OHV four but not the 2.5L Pontiac four.

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    Re: what chevy car has the 4 cylinder 3 litre?

    Quote Originally Posted by doh View Post

    By the way, they wouldn't win any races against, say a Bass Boat or maybe a skiff with a 30hp. But you couldn't beat their fuel economy.
    Not really comparing apples to apples there are we? Two stroke vs four stroke, weight of motor and outdrive, compared to a outboard. Weight and draft of boat.

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