Can The Aluminum Block An Engine Crack?

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Aluminum blocks are popularly known for their stock and performance applications. The engine block consists of metal made of aluminum. Inside the engine block is a cylinder that is round in shape and smooth to enable the pistons to move with ease. To avoid friction, the cylinder is lubricated with oil. Because of all this … Read more

What Does LS Stand For in Chevrolet Engines?

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The LS engine series debuted in the year 1997 and its manufacturer, General Motors, referred to the first model as Gen III Small-Block. Here, the iron-block version was used in trucks while the all-aluminum LS1 used in the new C5 Corvette. The LS engine series can be referred to as a new design meant for … Read more

Why is the LS Engine So Popular?

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Chevrolet first introduced the LS1 engine in 1997 as part of their release of the new C5 Corvettes. Iron had previously appeared throughout Chevy’s V8 series engines. The LS1 engine making its first appearance in 1997 was Versatile, Lightweight, and extremely powerful. It’s lightweight design was about 85 lbs lighter than any of the iron … Read more

The History of the LS Engine

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The Luxury Sport (LS) engine has been the cornerstone of Chevrolet’s engine design for their road-based performance vehicles for almost forty years. Chevrolet first introduced the LS1 engine in 1997, as part of their overhaul of the Chevrolet Corvette. The LS1 made it into the C5 and C6 engines. Ever since 1997, the popularity of … Read more