Chevrolet Performance E-ROD LC9 5.3L / 326HP Engine
E-ROD 5.3L System - CARB EO # D-126-31
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.
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.
If you're looking for an affordable alternative to a used LS engine for your swap project, check out Chevrolet Performance's new LC9 5.3L engine. It is based on the workhorse powerplant used in hundreds of thousands of GM trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and Suburban. It's rated at 315 horsepower and tuned to deliver exceptional torque at low rpm.
Available in two configurations: a conventional 5.3L assembly, or the E-ROD version that also includes performance-enhancing camshaft phasing.
The LC9 5.3L system features a complete Chevrolet Performance controller system, aluminum engine block, intake manifold, thottle body, and fuel rail. It's a great choice for hot rod cruisers and off-roader projects, where torque and dependability are the priority in maximum horsepower.
In addition to the E-ROD system, the builder will need to source additional components to complete the assembly and get the vehicle running.They include:
Each E-ROD engine requires a front-end accessory drive system suitable for the vehicle. The instruction manual includes recommendations for the accessory drive kit, as well as the transmission, gear ratios and more. Chevrolet Performance offers two configurations of the accessory drive systems to suit different applications; and each allows the installer to easily delete air conditioning.
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.