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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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5.3 Install

Hello all, my name is Lois and I am a newbie. I am trying to see if anyone has installed a 5.3l into a 2000 body style Impala. I have installed 3 3800 series II engines, non of which have been successful. I have had shops do this for me as well. They have falsified information and I am tired of dealing with them. I will attempt to do this myself after gathering some information. Thanks in advance!!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 09:41 PM
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This probably isnt the best site for this question as it is geared to the older cars. Try ls1tech.com thats all they do.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 12:29 PM
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I pretty much agree, but might add that if that 2000 model is still front wheel drive, which I think it is, that if you are set on an upgrade, you might consider the Northstar engine as it's still a potent GM V8, used in many Caddy front wheel drive vehicles of that time.

Either way, you're in for a ton of work.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 11:16 PM
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BA. is right.. but if you have the money its possible surely the northstar trans could be used on a ls based engine, it would be a ton of work. to custom fabricate everything..but. how many different oil pans would you try at $200 bucks a pop. just as an example.every part would be this way .traction would be an issue. i would just figure out how to boost what you have. or buy a project car
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 03:59 PM
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GM did it. They put the 5.3 in the Wimpala SS FWD. So, the engineering is done. Check manuals, collect parts, and head over to the W-body board.

We like our V8s pointing to the rear wheels around here

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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