Tech discussions on the 3.6L V6 motor (LFX) used in the 2012 & up Caprice.
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Post by storm9c1 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:24 pm

Since I know the least about the V6 cars, I've been doing some reading. I just learned that the V6 cars have a 6L50E transmission. I always assumed it got the same 4L80E as the V8. Apparently not.
Tom (AKA: Storm)
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Re: Transmission

Post by Hendo » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:45 am

You mean 6L80 right? It a 6L80 trans in the V8. The fact that it has the weaker trans makes the fact that the 3.6L cost the same new even worse.

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Re: Transmission

Post by StevenJay » Fri May 03, 2019 4:49 pm

The V6 whines out at a much higher RPM than the V8; to 7,200 RPMs which I believe is part why it has a different trans. V6 and 6L50 is lighter. My Dad can beat up your Dad.
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