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Restore Your Old Camaro With a Camaro Complete Engine From eBay

The Chevrolet Camaro, originally released way back in September of 1966 and remaining in the game ever since, is one of America's truly iconic cars, selling more than 5 million total units since it launch. Camaros have also consistently held an impressive amount of power under the hood through out all of their iterations in the last five decades. eBay has all kinds of Camaro engines for sale, and this short guide will help you toward choosing the one you need.

Types of Camaro engines

Here are some of the types of Camaro engines that you're most likely to encounter in the eBay listings:

  • Inline-six
  • V6
  • V8
  • Iron Duke
  • GM High Feature LGX
What's the difference between small-block engines and big-block engines?

Small-block and big-block engines are two commonly-seen types of V8 engines used by many of the more powerful Camaro models. The main difference between these two engine types is their size. Small-block engines generally vary in displacement from 4.3 liters to 6.6 liters. However, the sizes used in Camaros all range in size from 4.6 to 5.7 liters. LS-based small-block engines are somewhat more powerful than other types of small-block engines and were commonly used in the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the Camaro, made from 1992 to 2002, 2009 to 2015, and from 2016 to the present, respectively.

Big-block engines are not used in any Camaro model made after the end of its second generation in 1981 and are much larger than small-block engines. Production of this kind of engine was stopped entirely in 2009. They are reserved only for the most powerful Camaros, and 6.5 liters and 7.0 liters are the most common kinds of displacements used.

Reconditioned and used Camaro engines, plus some buying tips

Here are some general tips that’s worthwhile to remember as you begin to dig through the eBay listings in search of the Camaro engine that you need:

  • eBay has many Camaro engines for sale from all the different model year Camaros. Make sure that the engine you choose matches with the model year of the car you'd like to fit it with before you buy it. Even more importantly, make sure that the engine you buy is of the right type (V6, V8, small-block, big block, etc.) and fits with your Camaro.
  • In general, the older the model year of the engine that you buy and the more miles that it has on it, the cheaper that it will be. Obviously, the opposite also holds.
  • Reconditioned engines may, in some cases, comprise an exception to the previous rule. An older engine that has been recondition can fetch a much higher price than would be possible if the engine had not been reconditioned.
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