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    Dont want to get ripped off

    hi guys i recently purchased and paying off my first 99 camaro, i was told it was an ls2 and now wondering if it even is, i cant find the cam sensor on front and dont know where to look for it on back, the egr still looks in place, i just want to find something i could verify if it is or isnt like a vin number or something visual, thanks guys

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    While an LS2 could be put in place of an LS1 chances are it's not.

    I'm sure others will chime soon in with more info.

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    Something I found that I thought was informative.

    http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/_r...orsDecoded.pdf

    Also this explains the differences.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_LS_engine

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    There is a stamping on the block. It looks like a VIN. It is on the passenger side in front of the cylinder head if I recall.

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    thank you i'll deff check that out, i took it to a performance shop and ask the guy im buying it from if he was sure it was a 6.0, i havent had a chance to lift it, but we can see the engine is iron block, and also discovered my heads are not stock but 862...5.3? ugh what a headache this purchase is turning too :/

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    oh my bad guy i'm buying it from said it was bored

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    Others can correct me...but I think if it has 5.3 heads, that bumps up the compression. I could be wrong though. If the car is at a performance shop, then pick their brain and see what other goodies lie under the hood.

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    good news looked under and by the block had a nice "6.0l written on it tried to upload a pic but didnt knw how lol

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    ls2 has a alum block

    you most likely have a LQ4/9 block which are iron

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    thanks!.. yea deff trying to figure everything our right now car feel like its out of time and missfiring in low rpms every now and then i recently changed the spark plugs and they were melted, broken in half, and worn out, felt better after but still every now and then i get tht struggle and a gurgle feeling

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    Try cleaning the maf

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggerls1 View Post
    Try cleaning the maf
    ^^what he said.

    Get back to us if ya need anything else.

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    thnx guys liking this site its helping alot thnx to yall, but yea recently cleaned the maf and no luck actually before i cleaned them the car overheated and started knocking :/ , was told not from the engine im guessing hopefully my oil pump, or something not so serious, i want to get this car started for a projected which i want to boost it up, but have to make sure eveything is running good before so :/

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    How long has that motor been in the car? Oil pump shouldn't have failed with low miles.

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    How loud was the knock? Any codes?

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    the block been on for 1600 miles dont know the time, everything else is the original ls1 far as the dress and all xcept the heads they're 862's , when it heated up knock was loud now u could bearly hear it and just had trouble catching gears and all, after cooled down drove perfectly for two hrs ( didnt want to drive it tht far but didnt want to get stranded lol) , and havent had a chance to put a comp on it to check for codes.

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    well if it is knocking, I wouldn't be driving it until you diagnosed the problem more. If could be running really lean, which is not good for the motor at all.

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    Thnx im trying not to any chance my lifters could affect the sounds its making?

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    Could be valvetrain related. Keep us posted.

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    Valvetrain normally ticks....not knock.

    It sounds like something serious in my opinion. Rod knock type thing.
    No idea the miles on that bottom end....
    No idea who tuned it (if it ever did get tuned) after the motor swap.
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