How to Rebuild the GM LS-Series Engines

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
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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 upon the features that make this engine family such an excellent design.

Table of Contents

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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