Wednesday, August 17, 2011

California Pollution Watchdog OKs GM Hot Rod Engine Only OEM with authorized, emissions-compliant high-performance engine

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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 their projects.
“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 trucks.

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