Chevrolet Motors gives the brand name "Silverado" to its 1500 half-ton, 2500 three-quarter ton and 3500 one-ton line of trucks. In 1993, Chevrolet still marketed these full size trucks under its C/K designation, with the "C" denoting two-wheel drive and the "K" standing for four-wheel drive models. The company sold the "Silverado" as a trim level and installed a number of standard and optional engines for each of these three truck models in 1993.
The 4.3-Liter V-6
Chevrolet equipped the base models of its 1500 and 2500 trucks with a 4.3-liter, fuel injected 12-valve V-6 engine. This engine had a bore of 4.0 inches and a stroke of 3.48 inches. It had a compression ratio of 9.1-to-1. In the 1500 model, this engine produced 165 horsepower and 236 foot-pounds of torque; in the 2500 model, it generated 160 horsepower and 235 foot-pounds of torque.
The company offered buyers of the 1500 model the choice of upgrading to a 5.0-liter or 5.7-liter gasoline V-8, or to a 6.2-liter V-8 that ran on diesel. Buyers had a choice of upgrades for the 2500 that included the optional engines for the 1500, plus two additional power plants: a 6.5-liter, turbocharged V-8 diesel or a 7.4-liter V-8 gasoline engine.
The 5.0-Liter V-8
Chevrolet offered a 16-valve, fuel-injected 5.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine as an option for the 1500 and 2500. In the 1500, it generated 175 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque.
The 5.7-Liter V-8
In 1993, Chevy installed a 5.7-liter V-8 engine as standard in its Silverado 3500 trucks. This engine had electronic fuel injection and two valves per cylinder. Its bore measured 4.0 inches and its stroke measured 3.48 inches. The 5.7-liter V-8 had a compression ratio of 8.6-to-1. In the 3500 model, it produced 190 horsepower and 300 foot-pounds of torque. The 5.7-liter V-8 available for the 1500 and 2500 models produced 210 horsepower and 300 foot-pounds of torque.
Buyers upgraded the 3500 to the 6.2-liter diesel V-8, the 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel V-8 or the 7.4-liter gasoline V-8.
The 6.2-Liter V-8 Diesel
Chevy's 6.2-liter, 16-valve fuel-injected V-8 diesel engine appeared as an upgrade for all three models. In the 1500 and 2500 models, this engine generated 140 horsepower and 255 foot-pounds of torque. It produced 150 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque when installed in the 3500 variant.
The 6.5-Liter V-8 Turbocharged Diesel
Chevy equipped its 6.5-liter diesel V-8 with a turbocharger. It used direct injection and had 16 valves. In both the 2500 and the 3500 models, this engine cranked out 180 horsepower and 380 foot-pounds of torque.
The 7.4-Liter V-8
Chevy offered a 7.4-liter, 16-valve fuel-injected V-8 engine for the 2500 and 3500 Silverado trim levels only. The company also offered this engine for the 1500, but only for the "454 SS" trim package, and not for the Silverado trim level. When installed in either the 2500 or the 3500 models, this engine generated 230 horsepower and 385 foot-pounds of torque.
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