Saturday, February 25, 2012

What engines are compatible to go into a 2000 Cadillac Escalade?

From what I understand an LQ9 is a special high-output version of the Vortec 6000 V8 truck engine originally designed for Cadillac. So what other engines (and codes) are compatible with my Escalade?What engines are compatible to go into a 2000 Cadillac Escalade?This is a very difficult question to answer with it being so open ended. There are probably VERY few engines that could just be dropped in. I assume that your Escalade has a 5.7 liter 350 which is a small block chevrolet engine. Therefore, there are MANY different engines that would work in your Escalade with some modification. Some modifications as simple as changing the dipstick tube all the way up to changing everything except the actual block.

I have 3 suggestions.

1) Call some major junkyards in your area. Ask if they have an engine to fit your vehicle. If they say "yes", ask them what it is coming out of. If they say "no," ask them what will fit. Call several junkyards. The more you call the more info you will get.

2) Your Escalade is really just a Tahoe with different badges. So it is very similar to a Chevy Silverado under the hood. go visit some Chevrolet custom shops. You can find them in the phone book. Car people LOVE to talk cars. You can get a wealth of information in 10 minutes.

3) Go try to make a friend in the parts department at your local Cadillac dealership. He/she is another wealth of info.

Good Luck!

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