The LSA came equipped with rectangle port (LS3-style) cylinder heads. However, the supercharged heads were Rotocast for added strength. The engines also use the same 4.065 in. bore block. In fact, the engine block casting number is the same as the LS3.
Upgrading the camshaft will require the matching valve springs. Titanium retainers are also recommended. They will reduce the valve weight and prevent valve float. The trunnion bearings in the stock rocker arms are a known weak point. We strongly recommend a trunnion upgrade kit. Swapping in a set of full roller rockers is another option.
More importantly, the video will show some simple tests you can do to make sure your mass airflow sensor is the cause of your problem, so you don’t waste money by replacing perfectly good parts. Think because your engine is fuel injected you don’t need to worry about heat causing you problems and stealing horsepower?
Fuel injectors and the rails that hold them are just as susceptible to heat issues as the carburetors they replaced. Located on top of the engine, fuel rails see a lot of heat exposure. On late model vehicles this issue is further compounded by how compact and tight modern engine compartments tend to be, along with the factory engine covers that are all the rage these days, trapping even more heat that can be transferred to the fuel as it flows through the rails on its way to the injectors.
There are several pet trackers on the market that can help you train your hunting dog or keep an eye on any pet that goes “off-leash” from time to time. Into bicycling? Take Patches along for the ride with a pet trailer for your bike. Available in several sizes and styles, they’re a great way to enjoy biking with your furry pal—unless your dog is coordinated enough to pedal a tandem. This is an engine specification guide for General Motors’ fifth-generation L83 and L8B engines that launched in 2014.
The L8B also uses stop/start technology that will shut down the engine at traffic lights and during slow, stop-and-go traffic. The engine uses a BAS3 (Belt Alternator Starter) in place of an alternator. The BAS3 recharges the battery AND is used to restart the gas engine after it shuts down. Other than the alternator, both engines use the same major components.
Got a dog (or well-trained llama) too big to sit in a seat? A good pet barrier can keep them securely in the back—away from your steering wheel and Stray Cats CDs. Most pet barriers offer a universal fit, with adjustable legs that secure to your vehicle’s floor and ceiling. There are larger options available for cargo areas of minivans and SUVs, along with compact barriers designed specifically for the back seat of a car.
“I’ve been dreaming my whole life of winning the Winternationals, and it finally came true,” Gilley said after winning his fourth career Wally. “[In a heads-up], you just let everything hang out on these things. You put the lightweight oil in there, you ice it down, you compensate for your reaction time because you know the car is going to leave harder. You just keep your foot on the floor and hope you’re the first one to the finish line. It was a great day.”