60° V6 Family (Gen I)

GM 60° V6 Family (Gen I)

This page is still under construction, and may not have complete information.

L32

Usage

  • Chevrolet Camaro (Gen 4)
  • Pontiac Firebird (Gen 4)

L44

Usage

  • Chevrolet Celebrity
  • Chevrolet Citation
  • Pontiac 6000 STE
  • Pontiac Fiero

LB6

Usage

  • Buick Skylark (Gen 4)
  • Cadillac Cimarron
  • Chevrolet Cavalier (Gen 1)
  • Chevrolet Celebrity
  • Chevrolet Citation
  • Oldsmobile Firenza
  • Pontiac 6000

LB8

Usage

  • Chevrolet Camaro (Gen 3)
  • Pontiac Firebird (Gen 3)

LC1

Usage

  • Chevrolet Camaro (Gen 3)
  • Pontiac Firebird (Gen 3)

LE2

Usage

  • Buick Century (Gen 5)
  • Buick Skylark (Gen 4)
  • Chevrolet Celebrity
  • Chevrolet Citation
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera/Cruiser
  • Oldsmobile Omega (Gen 4)
  • Pontiac 6000
  • Pontiac Phoenix (Gen 2)

LG6

Usage

  • Chevrolet Lumina APV
  • Isuzu Pickup (Gen 1)
  • Isuzu Rodeo (Gen 3)
  • Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • Pontiac Trans Sport

LH0

Usage

  • Chevrolet Camaro (Gen 3)
  • Pontiac Firebird (Gen 3)

LH7

Usage

  • Buick Skylark T-Type (Gen 4)
  • Chevrolet Celebrity
  • Chevrolet Citation X-11
  • Isuzu Trooper/Trooper II (Gen 1)
  • Oldsmobile Omega SX (Gen 4)
  • Pontiac 6000 STE
  • Pontiac Phoenix SJ (Gen 2)

LL1

Usage

  • Pontiac Firebird (Gen 3)

LL2

Usage

  • Chevrolet S-10/S-10 Blazer (Gen 1)
  • GMC S-15/S-15 Jimmy (Gen 1)
  • Isuzu Trooper

LR2

The 2.8L “LR2” V6 is widely considered to be an awful engine, and anyone considering purchasing a vehicle with one should swap it out right away with a GM 3.1L or 3.4L engine of the same era (if not something more modern); GM actually sells official kits to perform this swap.

Any Comanches or XJ Cherokees with this engine may want to consider putting in the AMC 242 4.0L I6 instead, which is much more reliable and much more powerful.

Problems

  • Head gasket failures
  • Tendency to throw rods
  • Worn camshaft
  • Water pump failures
  • Crankshaft failures
  • Engines had trouble breathing due to a very restrictive carburetor/intake

Usage

  • Chevrolet S-10/S-10 Blazer (Gen 1)
  • GMC S-15/S-15 Jimmy (Gen 1)
  • Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
  • Jeep Comanche (MJ)