Results 1 to 3 of 3

Ls1 engine assemble!

This is a discussion on Ls1 engine assemble! within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Has anyone assembled their LS1 with out the alignment tools GM sells (and recommends) to align the front and rear ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    77

    Red
    1987 Trans Am

    Ls1 engine assemble!

    Has anyone assembled their LS1 with out the alignment tools GM sells (and recommends) to align the front and rear covers so that the oil pan aligns right? If you did do it with out the tools, did you have any oil leaks? I am also looking for the donut like tool that allows one to the rear seal onto the back of the motor.

    I am just wondering if you can just make the bottom of the cover flush with the bottom of the block so the oil pan sits straight with oput oil leaks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    i did mine without the tools. the first time. i cracked the rear cover on the rear bolt. got it welded, then actually paid attention. got it close. the rear seal leaks a little bit. front cover is fine. you can make it flush with the bottom of the block. it's the left/right slop that you have to be careful with. don't tighten the cover down first before tightening the oil pan. that's where i made my mistake. among some other things.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    77

    Red
    1987 Trans Am

    I test fitted some parts and it dosen't seem like there is a lot of slop to play with.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: How hard is it to assemble an engine?
    By 98TransAmWs-6 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-15-2013, 08:39 AM
  2. can F1 drivers assemble their own car? (vid)
    By Soltakr in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 09:15 AM
  3. Okie's assemble!
    By TmaxicanA in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-08-2009, 09:51 PM
  4. They're taking away our right to assemble, and nobody cares
    By SLIM_DURST in forum Political / Debate Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-17-2008, 09:56 AM
  5. 98+ trans am headlight assemble
    By BIGCOWL-IMP in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 01:16 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •