LS1 Rebuilds - On the cheap
Yesterday while talking to a mechanic from a holden dealership, I found out some interesting facts about the rebuilds fo the LS1 engine...
As we all know, there have been a fair few cases of oil usage problems with these engines which ended up in them being shipped to a company in dandenong where they were rebuilt and sent back to the dealership to be put back in the car it came from.
Well, it seems that there is a new way to do all this.
Enter the low cost option.....
(for oils usage problems and the piston slapping which comes with it)
Pull the engine apart and remove pistons.
Dont measure anything, dont check tolerances, basically dont do anything.
Put it all back together with old pistons that have a strip of teflon on the skirts
Give "repaired" car back to the customer
The real trick about all this is that the engine is NOT to come out of the engine bay, cause this adds more time which obviously equals more money spent.
I guess the old saying hasnt died "what they dont know wont hurt them"
If you cant hear anything out of the ordinary from your engine, it must be working ok.
I dont understand how such a large company can be so tightarsed about this mess. I know they made a mistake and it is not entirely their fault, but for farks sake at least own up and serve your loyal, now un-kowing, customers.
This is disgraceful IMO.....Things like this really need to be known by everyone, not only enthusiasts...and the only way enthusiasts get to know is by talking to friends.
Do I really have to write something funny in here?
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