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The E-ROD 5.3L crate engine package is getting the green light from
the California Air Resources Board, which says it can be legally
installed in 1995-and-earlier cars and trucks that predate OBD II
on-board emissions diagnostics.
The certification – carrying Executive Order D-126-31 – is the second
in GM Performance Parts’ E-ROD lineup to get the all-clear for use on
some 20 million pre-1996 vehicles on California roads. Both manual and
automatic versions of the E-ROD 5.3L are good to go.
All E-ROD systems include required emissions equipment, such as
catalytic converters and a fuel tank evaporative emission canister,
along with an engine control module calibrated for a balance of
performance and efficiency.
GM Performance Parts E-ROD systems also deliver on the expectations
of a new generation of hot rodders and custom car builders, for whom
greater fuel economy and lower emissions play more important roles in
“GMPP is leading the way with engine systems and supporting
components that enable enthusiasts to build a car that complies with the
law, satisfies their desire for a cleaner hot rod and doesn’t sacrifice
the performance they want,” said Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration
manager for GM Performance Parts.
The E-ROD 5.3L is rated at 326 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 350
lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. It carries a suggested price of $7,125
and is based on the 5.3L V-8 with an aluminum cylinder block that is
used in the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size and midsize GM
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