How to Use and Upgrade to GM Gen III LS-Series Powertrain Control Systems

Author: Mike Noonan

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325055X

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The General Motors G-Body is one of the manufacturer's most popular chassis, and includes cars such as Chevrolet Malibu, Monte Carlo, and El Camino; the Buick Regal, Grand National, and GNX; the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; the Pontiac Grand Prix, and more. This traditional and affordable front engine/rear-wheel-drive design lends itself to common upgrades and modifications for a wide range of high-performance applications, from drag racing to road racing. Many of the vehicles GM produced using this chassis were powered by V-8 engines, and others had popular turbocharged V-6 configurations. Some of the special-edition vehicles were outfitted with exclusive performance upgrades, which can be easily adapted to other G-Body vehicles. Knowing which vehicles were equipped with which options, and how to best incorporate all the best-possible equipment is thoroughly covered in this book. A solid collection of upgrades including brakes, suspension, and the installation of GMs most popular modern engine-the LS-Series V-8-are all covered in great detail. The aftermarket support for this chassis is huge, and the interchangeability and affordability are a big reason for its popularity. It's the last mass-produced V-8/rear-drive chassis that enthusiasts can afford and readily modify. There is also great information for use when shopping for a G-Body, including what areas to be aware of or check for possible corrosion, what options to look for and what should be avoided. No other book on the performance aspects of a GM G-Body has been published until now, and this book will serve as the bible to G-Body enthusiasts for years to come.

How to Swap GM LS-Series Engines Into Almost Anything

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494812

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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How to Swap GM LS-Series Engines into (Almost) Anything shows how to fit these powerhouse engines into popular GM F-Body cars, such as the Camaro and Firebird, but also how install these powerplants non-GM muscle cars, sports cars, trucks, and of course, hot rods. This book includes a historical review, complete specs and detailed information, so you can select and fit the best LS engine for a particular vehicle and application. A section on mounting kits explains how to install these engines into a variety of cars using readily available motor mount kits, universal engine mounts, or fabricated mounts. In addition, the book shows you how to perform necessary oil pan modifications and adapt accessory drivers as well as choose the most suitable fuel pump, exhaust system, wiring harness, and electronic control module.

Designing and Tuning High-Performance Fuel Injection Systems

Author: Greg Banish

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494901

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Looks at the combustion basics of fuel injection engines and offers information on such topics as VE equation, airflow estimation, setups and calibration, creating timing maps, and auxiliary output controls.

How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s

Modifying and Tuning GenIII Engines for GM Cars and Pickups

Author: Will Handzel

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 193249488X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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This new color edition is essential for the enthusiast who wants to get the most performance out of this new engine design but is only familiar with the older Chevy small-blocks. Covered is everything you need to know about these engines, including the difficult engine removal and installation, simple engine bolt-ons, electronic controls for the Generation III engine, and detailed engine builds at four different power levels.

How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines

Author: Chris Werner

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 193249460X

Category: Transportation

Page: 152

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With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. The first of its kind, How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines, tells you exactly how to do that. The book explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates up on the features that make this engine family such an excellent design. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendicies are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way.

How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines

Author: Joseph Potak

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1616730935

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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When first introduced in the 1997 Corvette, GM's LS1 engine shook the performance world. Its combination of massive power, light weight and impressive fuel economy set new precedents for performance engines--and continues to do so generation after generation. The latest version, the LS9, makes some 638 hp from just 6.2 liters, far eclipsing even the mightiest big-blocks from the muscle car era--while meeting modern standards for emissions and fuel economy. It’s no wonder, then, that the LSX engines have become some of the most popular for high-performance applications. For those who want to build or modify their LS engine, this book provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered. Whatever your performance goals might be, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines shows you what modifications are needed and how to make them. Premier LS engine technician Joseph Potak addresses every question that might come up, covering topics including crankshafts and piston assemblies, cylinder heads, camshafts, valvetrain, block modifications, intake manifolds, fuel system, header selection, and setting up ring and bearing clearances for particular uses. In short, this book is the ultimate resource for building the ultimate LSX engine.

Engine Management

Advanced Tuning

Author: Greg Banish

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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Takes engine-tuning techniques to the next level. It is a must-have for tuners and calibrators and a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make horsepower with a fuel-injected, electronically controlled engine.

GM LS-Series Engines

The Complete Swap Manual

Author: Joseph Potak

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610602005

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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DIVVariants of GM’s groundbreaking family of LSX engines are installed in everything from its most mundane panel vans to its earth-shaking Corvette ZR1. First seeing the light of day in the 1997 Corvette, the LS1 and its successors have proven powerful, reliable, and amazingly fuel-efficient.Performance enthusiasts have embraced this remarkable V-8, and it has quickly become a favorite subject for engine swaps. Why? Because the versatile engine offers fantastic power, a compact design, and is light weight. Even better, it responds very well to modification. It is everything the high-performance enthusiast could want.GM LS-Series Engines details all of the steps necessary from concept to completion, including fabrication and installation of motor mounts, wiring, fuel system, and driveline considerations. This is the ultimate guide to installing the LSX in your GM muscle car!/div

How to Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines

Author: Barry Kluczyk

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709123

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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GM LS Series engines are some of the most powerful, versatile, and popular V-8 engines ever produced. GM LS series engines deliver exceptional torque and abundant horsepower, they are in ample supply, and a massive range of aftermarket parts are available. Some of the LS engines produce about one horsepower per cubic engine in stock form-that's serious performance. One of most common ways to produce even more horsepower is through forced air induction-supercharging or turbocharging. Right-sized superchargers and turbochargers and relatively easy tuning have grown to make supercharging or turbocharging an LS-powered vehicle a comparatively simple yet highly effective method of generating a dramatic increase in power. In How to Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS Series Engines, supercharger and turbocharger design and operation are covered in detail, so the reader has a solid understanding of each system and can select the best system for their particular budget, engine, and application. The attributes of Roots-type and centrifugal-type superchargers as well as turbochargers are extensively discussed to establish a solid base of knowledge. Benefits and drawbacks of each system as well as the impact of systems on the vehicle are explained. Also covered in detail are the installation challenges, necessary tools, and the time required to do the job. Once the system has been installed, the book covers tuning, maintenance, and how to avoid detonation so the engine stays healthy. Cathedral, square and D-shaped port design heads are covered in terms of performance, as well as strength and reliability of the rotating assembly, block and other components. Finally, Kluczyk explains how to adjust electronic management system to accommodate a supercharger or turbocharger. How to Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS Series Engines is the only book on the market specifically dedicated to forced air induction for LS series engines. It provides exceptional guidance on the wide range of systems and kits available for arguably the most popular modern V-8 on the market today.

How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems

Author: Jeff Hartman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760315825

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience and a background of more than 1,000 magazine articles on the subject, engine control expert Jeff Hartman explains everything from the basics of engine management to the building of complicated project cars. Hartman has substantially updated the material from his 1993 MBI book Fuel Injection (0-879387-43-2) to address the incredible developments in automotive fuel injection technology from the past decade, including the multitude of import cars that are the subject of so much hot rodding today. Hartman's text is extremely detailed and logically arranged to help readers better understand this complex topic.

How to Build LS Gen IV Perf on Dyno

Optimal Parts Combos for Maximum Horsepower

Author: Richard Holdener

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253400

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The GM LS engine has redefined small-block V-8 performance. It's the standard powerplant in many GM cars and trucks and it has been installed in a variety of muscle cars, hot rods, and specialty cars to become the undisputed sales leader of crate engines. The aftermarket has fully embraced the GM Gen IV LS engine platform offering a massive range of heads, intakes, pistons, rods, crankshafts, exhaust, and other parts. Seasoned journalist and respected author Richard Holdener reveals effective, popular, and powerful equipment packages for the Gen IV LS engine. With this information, you can select the parts to build a powerful and reliable engine by removing the research time and guesswork to buy a performance package of your own. In this book, performance packages for high-performance street, drag race, and other applications are covered. And then the assembled engine packages are dyno tested to verify that the parts produce the desired and targeted performance increases. This comprehensive build-up guide covers intakes, throttle bodies, manifolds, heads and camshafts, headers and exhaust, engine controls, superchargers and turbochargers, and nitrous oxide. With so many parts available from a myriad of aftermarket companies, it's easy to become confused by the choices. This book shows you a solid selection process for assembling a powerful engine package, shows popular packages, and then demonstrates the dyno results of these packages. As such, this is an indispensible resource for anyone building GM LS Gen IV engine. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

High-Performance GM LS-Series Cylinder Head Guide

Author: David Grasso

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709905

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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GM LS Series Cylinder Head Guide reviews every readily available factory and aftermarket cylinder head designed for the GM LS-Series engines, and delivers the facts about each in an easily comparable and easy to use format.

Chevy LS - LS6 Performance

Author: Chris Endres

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557884077

Category: Transportation

Page: 154

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RPO LS1 Is GM speak for the Generation lll, 5.7L SFI engine, the latest V8 from Chevrolet. In the years since its introduction in 1997, the LS1 has quickly established itself as a worthy successor to the legendary small block Chevy's performance legacy. The evolutionary LS6 has taken performance a step further with enhanced cylinder heads and other features that allow it to make even more power. Chevy LS1/LS6 Performancecontains tips, tricks, parts combos and many other modifications to extract the maximum power and performance from your LS1 or LS6. Inside you'll find sections on: Bolt-on performance Intake manifolds Cylinder head theory, swaps and modifications High performance camshafts and valvetrain components Short block modification Headers and exhaust options Fuel and ignition systems Supercharging, turbocharging and nitrous oxide Chevy LS1/LS6 Performancewill help you design and build an engine for any level of performance, from mild street to racing.

How to Hook and Launch

Traction Mods for Street & Strip

Author: Dick Miller

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709352

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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While building big horsepower has become easier, putting that power down to the pavement is still quite a challenge. Getting great "bite" involves a lot more than sticky tires and a smoky burnout. The suspension system is being put to work in a way it was never designed to operate. A better understanding of exactly what is happening to the suspension when the car launches from a standing start will assist you in maximizing your car's effectiveness on the street or at the track. In How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for the Street & Strip, author Dick Miller explains the physics behind what gets a car moving from a standing start, and how to best harness the various powers at work. Getting the rear tires to really bite and gain maximum traction is divided into several small steps, and Miller walks you through each phase of the launch. Today's enthusiasts face a wide range of potential traction improvements, from softer tires and basic bolt-ons to complete or partial chassis replacements. Most opt for something in-between, where some well-engineered components are chosen to replace the factory equipment and offer a greater capability and range of adjustment. It is this range of upgrades where Miller spends most of his time, explaining what the parts and pieces do, and how to use them to their highest potential.

Performance Fuel Injection Systems HP1557

How to Design, Build, Modify, and Tune EFI and ECU Systems.Covers Components, Se nsors, Fuel and Ignition Requirements, Tuning the Stock ECU, Piggyback and Stan

Author: Matt Cramer,Jerry Hoffmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101189085

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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A practical guide to modifying and tuning modern electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems, including engine control units (ECUs). The book starts out with plenty of foundational topics on wiring, fuel systems, sensors, different types of ignition systems, and other topics to help ensure the reader understands how EFI Systems work. Next the book builds on that foundation, helping the reader to understand the different options available: Re-tuning factory ECUs, add on piggyback computers, or all out standalone engine management systems. Next Matt and Jerry help the reader to understand how to configure a Standalone EMS, get the engine started, prep for tuning, and tune the engine for maximum power and drivability. Also covered is advice on tuning other functions-- acceleration enrichments, closed loop fuel correction, and more. Finally, the book ends with a number of case studies highlighting different vehicles and the EMS solutions that were chosen for each, helping to bring it all together with a heavy emphasis on how you can practically approach your projects and make them successful!

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy LT1/LT4 Engines

Author: Myron Cottrell,Eric McClellan

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709506

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

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The LT1, along with its more powerful stablemate, the LT4, raised the bar for performance-oriented small-blocks until the introduction of the LS1 in 1997. The LT1/LT4 engines are powerful, relatively lightweight, and affordable. They powered Chevrolet's legendary Impala SS (and thousands of similar police cars), Corvettes, and Camaros and remain viable choices for enthusiasts today. This book investigates every component of these engines, discussing their strong and weak points and identifying characteristics. Upgrades and modifications for both improved power production and enhanced durability are described and explained in full.

Chevy LS Engine Conversion Handbook

Author: Shawn Henderson

Publisher: HP Trade

ISBN: 9781557885661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

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This is a detailed guide on how to install GM's popular LS small-block engines into just about any other vehicle, the most popular conversion in the aftermarket today. Includes an overview of the Chevy LS series engine, technical details on swapping transmissions, drivetrain, fuel system, wiring and ECU, exhaust and installation.

Rebuild LT1/LT4 Small-Block Chevy Engines HP1393

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101522992

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This step-by-step guide to rebuilding LT1 small-block Chevy engines includes sections on disassembly and inspection, reconditioning the block and bottom end, reconditioning and rebuilding the cylinder heads, fuel injection systems, and exhaust.

The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible

How to Choose, Buy and Build the Ultimate Small-Block from Generation I to Today's LS

Author: Thomas J. Madigan,Vic Edelbrock Jr.

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760342199

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet's small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers. Using multiple examples of engine builds and case studies, The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible provides the reader with the information needed to build anything for a mild street engine for use in a custom or daily driver to a cost-is-no-object dream build. Includes parts selection, blue printing, basic machine work, and more.