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E-ROD LS3 System – CARB EO # D-126-30
Chevrolet Performance leads the industry with E-ROD crate engine systems and supporting components that enable enthusiasts to build a car that complies with the law, satisfies their desire for a cleaner hot rod and doesn’t sacrifice the performance.
All E-ROD crate engine systems – 5.3L, LS3 and LSA – are certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB) and carry Executive Order numbers. This enables enthusiasts to install the engine kit in 1995- and-earlier cars and trucks that predate OBD II on-board emissions diagnostics.
All engine systems are offered in automatic- and manual transmission calibrations and each includes the engine controller and other necessary components, including:
About the E-ROD engine controller – The engine control module included with each E-ROD crate engine system is designed for true stand-alone performance in older vehicles. All that’s needed to get a vehicle running with the engine controller are power and ground sources, a high-pressure fuel pump and an electric cooling fan. Chevrolet Performance recommends a 58-psi (400 kPa) fuel pump for the 5.3L and LS3 engines; and a 65-psi (450 kPa) fuel pump for the LSA.
Chevrolet Performance’s specially calibrated engine controller does not engage a number of features associated with production-model systems, eliminating the possibility off ”trouble codes” being set. It also includes a SES (service engine soon) LED indicator embedded in the fuse box.
The LS3 6.2L is the 430-hp standard engine in the Chevrolet Corvette and is a fantastic combination of high-technology and uncompromising performance. Our LS3 crate engine comes complete, from the Corvette-specific oil pan to the ignition system. It also includes the EFI intake manifold assembly with injectors and throttle body, exhaust manifolds, water pump, balancer, 58X reluctor wheel and 14-inch automatic-transmission flexplate.
Inside, the LS3 is filled with components designed for high performance and longevity. The aluminum block is filled with a sturdy reciprocating assembly that combines with L92-type rectangular-port heads to deliver a 10.7:1 compression ratio. A high-lift, hydraulic roller camshaft delivers a whopping 0.551-inch of lift on the 2.16-inch intake valves and 0.522-inch lift on the 1.59-inch exhaust valves, enhancing the LS3’s tremendous airflow and broad torque curve.
The Corvette oil pan doesn’t suit all installation applications. Use a vehicle-specific oil pan for original LS-powered vehicle or Chevrolet Performance’s Muscle Car Oil Pan Kit P/N 809-19212593 for older vehicles.
In addition to the E-ROD system, the builder will need to source additional components to complete the assembly and get the vehicle running.
Chevrolet Performance recommends the LS1 Engine Installation Guide P/N 809-88959384, which illustrates basic procedures and offers helpful tips on installing an LS engine into older vehicles.
NOTE: E-ROD systems do not come with a transmission. Chevrolet Performance recommends the Hydra-Matic 4L65-E or 4L85-E – four-speed automatic overdrive transmissions, along with SuperMatic transmission controller P/N 809-19257634 or 809-19257661
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