@Zaid - Yah, but no denying 2050hp. And that's without turning it up a notch or two. What Tom Nelson said about the skirt makes a lot of sense. I hadn't thought about it before. Now I'm going to have to upgrade to an LSx block ... Poor me.
@Paulster2 I have to agree that the observation about stroker kits is something he must've learnt from a ton of experience. I also loved the way he emphasized the heads, block, headers, intake as being part of a bigger system
@Zaid - Absolutely. He really laid a lot out there. Shows his general philosophy on how the build things and that they put a lot of thought and care into what they are doing. I'm sure you pay the pretty price tag for it, too, but you probably get what you pay for.
Filter reusability may be a reason to go for it, but I take issue with the claimed performance gains. If you had a carb setup I would agree that the less restrictive, the better. But with EFI the whole problem becomes a lot less relevant because of other factors
I see two major factors in EFI that make the air restriction a whole lot less relevant:
1. AFR tuneability based on things like load, RPM 2. Lambda feedback
I take issue with their performance claims as well ... but I don't see any difference between EFI and carb setups. The less restrictive the intake, the more air which can be drawn in. There are other factors in both situations (carb v. efi).
If you can draw in and utilize 10 more cfm in either situation, you have the possibility of a performance gain.
There is no need to reprogram the ECU
This is for a couple of reasons:
The engine barely feels a difference
Contrary to what the name implies, a "free-flowing" intake impacts the pressure at the valve inlet and not the volume of fresh inlet air per cycle.
Here are the numbers to back it up:
A popular mod for the M5 is to relocate the intake air temp sensor because the stock location makes it vulnerable to heat soak. This has the effect of overestimating temperature, which makes the ECU pull ignition timing more than necessary
Yah, there are mods like that for the Camaro as well. I've never been sold on it. I think putting a composite CAI (made of something other than metal - plastic/carbon fiber) can be more beneficial than relocating the IAT sensor.
If you are drawing colder air from outside the engine compartment, plus using a material which won't allow for heat soak to occur without changing the dynamics of how the EFI was designed (placement of the sensor), I think you'd be in much better shape.
On the Camaro, the IAT is just outside of the throttle body. If you move it, say, closer to where the air comes in at, you'll get a lower temperature (due to heat soak on the intake itself). This would be hard to tune for, though I don't know if the difference would be all that noticeable.
@Zaid - If you want to wrap the MAF in something, you should use heat wrap like you'd use on headers. Aluminum foil isn't going to work for very well as an insulator.
Ugly as sin, but would provide for less heat soak.
The GM small-block engine family is an engine design intended as the only V-8 engine used in General Motors' line of rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks. The GM small-block series was a "clean sheet" design with only the rod bearings in common in terms of shared parts with the classic Chevrolet small block V8. The basic layout owes a good deal to the essential concept of Ed Cole's original small-block design of 1954-55, though the small-block engine also uses design cues from Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac engines. Some small-block engines are all-aluminum, especially the performance oriented engines...
Not distant cousins, we are talking about siblings.
It's the same exactly block externally. It can use all of the same bolt ons as it's aluminum brother.
It is mainly just the material's it's made out of.
Yah, there are a huge amount of them. Just remember, the acronym is not really an acronym, but a three letter engine code.
Yes you could drop any one of them into your Lumina.
Haha ... one of the things about your Lumina is that (and I've said this before) in the states, the Lumina can come with a V8 in it, but it is transversely located ... it's the LS4 engine (short crank snout). You cannot just throw an LS3 in there and call it a day. You have to manage the crankshaft when you do it.
Yours being like a GTO is a whole different story.
I'm a computer systems engineer (we did a lot of embedded systems and some electrical at university) and I own a Suzuki SV650S. I am consider doing several upgrades to it (e.g. replacing the front with a GSXR one etc.)
I've seen this post about motorbike maintenance and while that would be a goo...
i have seen other sites which has far less number of views and users or questions in case of Aviaiton but each question and answer at least get 20 votes
every other site people vote.
I simply dont see that here. I will be lying if i say I mind 0% about the REP but its not only for the REP , the votes act as a motivation factor for me personally to take up the time to answer another question.
Here you get tons of views for a question/answer but only 1 or 2 guys vote. I mean, what is holding you folks back.
TO be frank if this were another site the amount of question and answer Me , Steve and Zaid have answered should have taken us to a rep of about 8 to 10K
Paul I do not know how you reached 30k , good for you but you should be around 60 or 70k
has answered only 550 questions about half as paul but has 50k REP in avation.
his most voted answers consistently has more than 50 votes some going til 70
if you take our homeboy PAULSTER2 for that matter he has a measly 27 as his most voted answer and is sitting at 30k REP
I think there are more mechanics and cars than pilots and planes around the world correct me if i am wrong
I am babbling here since I recently saw a guy with 800 REP from ONE ANSWER , ONE! He got 80 votes basically
he has been a member for 3 days
Looking at our ALL TIME VOTERS , IT LOOKS like a static web page. almost 0 changes, with the only new candidate being GEORGE.
By VOTING you encourage people to give out answers even more. I am not saying I will stop giving out answers just because I dont get any votes. All I am saying is that I like the green notification with +10 on it. Its like a pat on the back
Not only me, I feel like the number crunching talent of Zaid , the wise guy advice from paul , the how to be a rock god/mechanic Rory or the Lazy BOB should have more votes and equally appreciated for the efforts. You guys put in so much efforts and get 1 vote.
Even more important is Voting on questions. only then people will feel the question is getting noticed , perhaps I should ask more and the occasional "GOOD QUESTION" quote as a comment would be even better.
I'm sure others can provide their own viewpoints, but here are my guidelines:
Define your objective(s)
Know what you want to learn or master as it will set the tone for what learning areas to focus on, as well as what resources you need.
Examples could include:
general maintenance (plugs,...
@Anarach @Zaid stack exchange websites have top ranking on Google search, when people ask basic questions (with good titles) that are easy to search for (why is my car jerking when I put it into gear?) then its likely our SE will be at the top of results
@DavidWinslow the large number of new visitors doesn't surprise me. What surprises me is the StackExchange strategy. As long as we're in Beta, they can't monetize those views per day by injecting banner ads. Boggles the mind, I tell ya
@Zaid - Wow, I hadn't thought of that, but you are exactly right about monetizing the views per day. Even with a .1% visit to ad click, it would be a net gain (I almost wrote huge gain, but 300 ad clicks is not huge by any stretch).
@Anarach - I think you've seen my preaching on voting before. You definitely have me beat on the wall of words for the subject, though ;-) Nice backhand and follow-through, I must add.
@Anarach - I don't have an issue other than it really doesn't ask a question. It needs to be fleshed out by the OP. I believe the comments after mine might be uncalled for.
What kills me is people don't upvote, but they sure can downvote. Realistically that's what we are supposed to do with questions/answers we find objectionable, so cannot blame someone for voting their mind. I was hoping the OP would come back on and help us out a little.