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L76 Truck Engine Specs: Performance, Bore & Stroke, Cylinder Heads, Cam Specs & More

The L76 is a 6.0L, Gen. 4, aluminum small block engine used in both GM cars and trucks from 2007 to 2009. This article is dedicated specifically to the truck and SUV version of the L76 engine.

(NOTE: Don’t confuse the engine specs here with the L-76 5.4L small block which could be found in the C2 Sting Ray Corvette in 1964.)

For marketing purposes, the L76 truck engine was known as the Vortec Max. The engine specs and information listed below is for the stock L76 truck engine.

Mechanically similar, General Motors’ LS and LS-based Vortec engines wound up on almost every branch of the GM family tree: Chevy, Pontiac, GMC, Cadillac, Buick—heck, even Saab, Hummer, and Isuzu got some LS love.

Since LS and Vortec engines are so common, they’ve become the go-to performance and swap engines of the modern era.

These motors are capable of making a lot of horsepower, and respond well to upgrades like turbos, superchargers, high-flow cylinder heads, intake systems, cams, and nitrous oxide.

[NOTE: Looking to upgrade your L76 truck engine? ReadL76 6.0L Engine Upgrade Guide: Expert Advice for L76 Mods to Maximize Performance.]

The aftermarket is strong, crate engines are available, and used motors are often cheaply sourced through junkyards.

Summit Racing has created a series of comprehensive guides for each engine in the LS family, so engine builders and tuners can have a handy reference for their projects.

This guide is specifically about the GM L76 truck engine. You can find our other LS engine spec guides and LS-related tech articles here.

(Summit Racing’s Paul Spurlock and Brian Nutter contributed to this article.)

GM L76 Truck Engine Specs

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L76 (Truck) Cylinder Heads

L76 (Truck) Cylinder Head Specs
Casting Numbers5364, 823
MaterialAluminum
Combustion Chamber Volume70cc
Intake Port ShapeRectangle
Intake Runner Volume257cc
Exhaust Port ShapeD-Port
Exhaust Runner Volume87cc
Intake Valve Diameter2.165 in.
Exhaust Valve Diameter1.590 in.
Cylinder Head Bolt StyleTorque to Yield (TTY)
Cylinder Head Bolt Size(10) M11 x 2 x 100, (5) M8 x 1.25 x 45

L76 (Truck) Cam Specifications

Applications2007-09
Camshaft Part Number12625439
Duration @ .050 in. (int./exh.)196°/208°
Valve Lift (int./exh.)0.466 in./0.478 in.
Lobe Separation116°
Cam Gear Attachment1-Bolt
Cam Gear Poles4x
Active Fuel Management (AFM) Yes
Variable Valve Timing (VVT)Yes

L76 (Truck) Valvetrain

L76 (Truck) Valvetrain Specs
Lifter StyleHydraulic Roller
Lifter Link StylePlastic Lifter Tray
Lifter Body Diameter0.842 in.
Pushrod Length7.385 in.
Rocker Arm Mounting StylePedestal
Rocker Arm StyleDie-Cast, Roller Fulcrum
Rocker Ratio1.7
Rocker OffsetOffset Intake
Valve Spring StyleBeehive
Valve Spring ColorNatural
Valve Angle15 Degrees
Intake Valve MaterialSteel - Solid Stem
Intake Valve Dia.2.165 in.
Exhaust Valve MaterialSteel - Solid Stem
Exhaust Valve Dia.1.590 in.
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NOTE: You can find engine specs and detailed engine upgrade advice for every LS and LS-based Vortec truck engine in one place: The Definitive Guide to LS Engine Specs and LS Engine Upgrades.

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  3. Pou any idea where i can get cam specifacations on the original 64 version L76 365 hp 327 ci please i have an original std bore block i wish to restore . Thank you

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