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How to Re-build GM LS-Series Engines : This Workbench Series Book is a Complete Reference with Hundreds of Photos to Show You How to Rebuild an LS-series Engine, Step-by-step - Chris Werner

How to Re-build GM LS-Series Engines

This Workbench Series Book is a Complete Reference with Hundreds of Photos to Show You How to Rebuild an LS-series Engine, Step-by-step

Paperback Published: 1st July 2008
ISBN: 9781932494600
Number Of Pages: 152

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With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines is the first book of its kind to help you rebuild your GM LS-series engine. It explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates upon the features that make this engine family such an excellent design.

In this special Workbench book, author Chris Werner uses more than 600 photos, charts, and illustrations to give simple step-by-step instructions on disassembly, cleaning, machining tips, pre-assembly fitting, and final assembly. This book gives considerations for both stock and performance rebuilds. The book guides you through both the easy and tricky procedures, showing you how to rebuild your engine and ensure it is working perfectly. The book also illustrates many of the performance components, accessories, and upgrades that have been developed for the LS-series family of engines.

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. Appendices 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. You'll even find tips that will help you save money without compromising top-notch results.

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Introduction: What is a Workbench Book?p. 6
The Small-Block Reborn: GM's Gen III and IV V-8sp. 9
Generation Ip. 10
Generation IIp. 10
The Gen III Era Beginsp. 11
The Gen IV: Improvements Aboundp. 14
Determining Whether Your Engine is a Gen III/IVp. 16
The Small-Block Lives!p. 17
Engine Rebuilding: Skills, Techniques and Toolsp. 18
What is a "Rebuild?"p. 18
Do I Need a Rebuild?p. 19
Who Can Perform a Rebuild?p. 20
What Tools are Needed?p. 20
Where Can a Rebuild be Performed?p. 26
Conclusionp. 26
Engine Disassemblyp. 28
Organization Techniquesp. 28
Step-By-Step Engine Disassemblyp. 30
Parts Inspection and Selectionp. 46
Parts Selection Words of Wisdomp. 46
Engine Blockp. 47
Rotating Assemblyp. 48
Cylinder Headsp. 58
Valvetrainp. 61
Gasketsp. 63
Fastenersp. 64
Other Engine Partsp. 65
Conclusionp. 66
The Machine Shopp. 67
Selecting a Machine Shopp. 67
Before Heading to the Machine Shopp. 68
Block Machine Workp. 69
Crankshaft Machine Workp. 72
Connecting Rod Machine Workp. 73
Piston Machine Workp. 74
Balancing the Rotating Assemblyp. 75
Cylinder Head Machine Workp. 77
Other Machining Processesp. 79
Final Machine Shop Notesp. 79
Component Cleaning and Preparationp. 80
Cleaning Suppliesp. 81
Safety First!p. 83
Final Hintsp. 84
Step-By-Step Engine Component Cleaningp. 84
Pre-Assembly Proceduresp. 92
Do I Really Need to Pre-Assemble?p. 92
Pre-Assembly Suppliesp. 92
Step-By-Step Pre-Assembly Proceduresp. 93
What If Anything Goes Wrong?p. 94
Pre-Assembly Completep. 110
Final Assemblyp. 111
Before You Beginp. 111
Final Assembly Suppliesp. 111
Step-By-Step Final Assembly Proceduresp. 113
Break-In and Tuningp. 140
Engine Reinstallationp. 140
Final Preparationp. 140
Start-Upp. 141
Break-Inp. 141
ECM/PCM Tuningp. 143
Conclusionp. 144
General Calculations for Rotating Assemblyp. 145
Compression Ratio Calculationp. 146
Helpful Unit Conversionsp. 147
Glossary of Common Abbreviationsp. 147
Work-A-Long Sheetsp. 148
Typical Gen III/IV Fastener Tightening Specificationsp. 151
Source Guidep. 152
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ISBN: 9781932494600
ISBN-10: 193249460X
Series: Sa Design
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.56

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