Generation III External Engine - ls6 intake install questions
07-17-2002, 06:02 PM
hey is it gonna be ok to take off the ls1 intake and put on the ls6 intake before i get my coolant pipe and plugs???
i need to know since i can work on takign the old off and putting the new all back together tomorrow afternoon but the rest of the parts wont get here til pretty late tomorrow afternoon 5pm
so i can torque it down, and still install the pipes and plugs is the question <img border="0" alt="[Firebird]" title="" src="graemlins/formula.gif" />
07-17-2002, 06:08 PM
I dont think it will fit with the LS1 coolant lines. The Ls1 intake has a channel to allow the coolant line to run from the back of the motor to the front. The LS6 intake doesn't have this channel, that is why you remove the line, and use plugs for the rear and a new front coolant line that does not go under the intake.
07-17-2002, 06:13 PM
I wouldnt recommend it as the rear plugs would be VERY difficult (if not impossible) to get at with the intake installed. Also you would be seeping out coolant all night, making a mess.
07-17-2002, 06:24 PM
do these plugs go on the old rear coolant line? or on the intake? i have z06 take off manifold so will it be differnt than say a slp unit? I am gonna block off the egr as well
07-17-2002, 07:07 PM
The rear coolant line is removed and the plugs go in its place. You need to do this with the intake off.
07-17-2002, 07:07 PM
I don't think that the LS6 intake will fit with that coolant pipe section in place. The plugs go into the rear of the valley, behind the knock sensors.
I didn't think that the ZO6 intakes had a provision for the throttle hardware??? Did you retrofit it, or something?
07-17-2002, 10:50 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jsears8:
<strong>The rear coolant line is removed and the plugs go in its place. You need to do this with the intake off.
Justin</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">thanks for the clear answer, can i install the newfront coolant pipe with the intake on then? since the plugs are here but the darn coolant pipe wont be here til late tomorrow <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="gr_eek2.gif" />
flyin red TA
07-18-2002, 12:33 AM
You can grind the ribs off the bottom of the LS6 intake and it will fit fine over the stock LS1 coolant lines.
07-18-2002, 09:33 AM
you did this your self? do you have to make a notch in the front of the intake then for the coolant line??
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