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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: a deal I can't pass up? Reply with quote

I was offered a ls1 & t56 trans, out of a wrecked 98 camaro. I be picking it up but the question I have is. It seem I heard that the 98 ls blocks had some problems. But I can't seem to find the artical. can any one help me out. any sugestions.oh it's a collage kid that need bucks. & it selling at the price for a good t56. Shocked guy it going to be by by tpi hello lsx!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it looks like the 97 through early 99 blocks have oiling issues. I didn't see it in this article but I was thinking I had seen an article that showed the difference in an oil passage in the rear of the block that was easily identifiable. Give this a read, on page 2 they talk about the oiling issues. Clay
http://www.hotrod.com/howto/113_0504_chevy_ls1_engine_basics/index.html

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would stay away from a 97 or 98 LS1. The valve covers are different, some have oiling issues, and the computers are different.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go for it
eventually you will move on from a 5.7liter ls1 any way and if you are purchasing it for the price of a good used t56
im guessing 1500 to 2k
then its a good deal
if you have buyers remorse you can always sell it for a little profit
like you said to good to pass up

hell id buy it from ya

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just re-read your post. If it's free then definitely go for it. With the 98 engine you'll have a couple of things to deal with, nothing that you can't make work but it's one of the first engines with unique quirks.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all I've been reading, PMing peeps & on the phone like crazy.
The Guys at TPIS said to go for it to main mechanical issue is the oil drain back on the 97-98 blocks. they said its not the best but very usable. they also said not to use those year ecms & to repin the harness for the 99-01 ecms. the owner gets back to school next week Corey will get me the guy's # & well be off. There's a few very good threads on third gen on the conversions, wiring harness mods ect.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well been thinking (yep living dangerously lol) anyone hear of any one drilling more holes in that oil drain back area (on the 97-98 blocks), So will be able to drain the oil out better?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crap that great deal fell through. Still hunting for a ls set up, though After all the research it seems so doable. & any decent L98 350's i find are around the same cost.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that, keep looking and you might find something better down the road.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TSHACK wrote:
crap that great deal fell through. Still hunting for a ls set up, though After all the research it seems so doable. & any decent L98 350's i find are around the same cost.





why would you look for an l98 in the first place?
i thought you already had tuned port set up?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon yep turned port 305 gasp. but it's showing 3 hp at the rear wheels than the factory rated it at the crank.
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