Base Crate Engine
LS376/525 6.2L Performance Crate Engine
Starting with the potent LS3 foundation, GM added the more aggressive ASA camshaft to provide added high-RPM performance in the LS376/525 crate engine.
LS3 6.2L Engine Specs:
- Engine Type: LS-Series Gen IV Small-Block V-8
- Displacement: 376 ci (6.2L)
- Bore x Stroke: 4.065 x 3.622 in. (103.250 x 92 mm)
- Block: Cast aluminum with six-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
- Crankshaft: Nodular iron
- Connecting Rods: Powdered metal
- Pistons: Hypereutectic aluminum
- Camshaft Type: Hydraulic roller
- Valve Lift: .525 in. intake / .525 in. exhaust
- Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.): 226-degree intake / 236-degree exhaust
- Camshaft LSA: 110
- Cylinder Heads: L92 style port; ''as cast'' with 68-cc chambers
- Valve Size: 2.165 in. intake / 1.590 in. exhaust
- Compression Ratio: 10.71
- Rocker Arms: Investment-cast, roller trunnion
- Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
- Recommended Fuel: 92 octane
- Maximum Recommended rpm: 6600
- Reluctor Wheel: 58X
- Balanced: Internal
- Will require intake manifold, throttle body, fuel rails, fuel injectors, exhaust manifolds, accessory drive, and an EFI controller
- LS3 is the same size and mounts the same as other LS-Series engines
- Includes a mid-wet sump oil pan installed. This oil pan will ONLY fit 2010-2015 Camaro SS/ZL1, 2012-2017 Caprice PPV, 2014-2017 Chevy SS, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 chassis. THIS INSTALLED OIL PAN WILL NOT WORK WITH MUSCLE CAR LS ENGINE SWAPS. OIL PAN CHANGE IS REQUIRED FOR MUSCLE CAR LS ENGINE SWAPS.
Engine Break-In Procedure
Use only engine oil that meets dexos1 specifications. For track events or competitive driving, use Mobil 1 15W-50 engine oil. Fill the engine with oil and follow the proper engine priming procedure. Also check and fill as required any other necessary fluids such as coolant, power steering fluid, etc.
Start the engine and listen for any unusual noises. If no unusual noises are noted, run the engine at approximately 1000 RPM until normal operating temperature is reached. The engine should be driven at varying loads and conditions for the first 30 miles or one hour without wide open throttle (WOT) or sustained high RPM accelerations. Run five or six medium throttle (50%) accelerations to about 4000 RPM and back to idle (0% throttle) in gear. Run two or three hard throttle (WOT 100%) accelerations to about 4000 RPM and back to idle (0% throttle) in gear.
Change the engine oil and filter. Inspect the oil and the oil filter for any foreign particles to ensure that the engine is functioning properly. Drive the next 500 miles (12 to 15 engine hours) under normal conditions. Do not run the engine at its maximum rated engine speed. Also, do not expose the engine to extended periods of high load. Change the oil and filter again, inspect the oil and oil filter for any foreign particles to ensure that the engine is functioning properly.
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Fuel-Injected Ferocity for Performance Cars of All Ages
The Chevrolet Performance LS376/525 6.2L LS3 Engine is what do you get when you take Chevrolet's aggressive ASA camshaft, developed for the high-RPM world of circle track, and slip it into an LS3 crate engine. This 525 horsepower monster is one of their most powerful production-based crate engines, the new LS376/525! The ASA cam is a hydraulic roller that helps the engine deliver excellent throttle response and breathe exceptionally well at high RPM. For durability, they complement the cam with higher-rate valve springs to add stability to the valvetrain. This simple yet effective combination has an edge to it.
Show MoreYou'll notice it in the idle quality and you'll feel it when the revs quickly climb. With 20 more horsepower than the larger-displacement LS7, it's definitely not for the timid!
Connect and Cruise Kits
Chevrolet Performance continues to lead the industry with its unprecedented Connect & Cruise crate powertrain systems - factory-engineered engine and transmission combinations. Chevy Performance engineers matched the engines and transmissions for optimal performance and durability, so you can wring out every horsepower from them with total confidence. The specially calibrated controllers are designed for retrofit installations in older vehicles, for easier and quicker installation and operation without the need for third-party tuning. Each kit delivers a brand-new, fully assembled crate engine, an electronically controlled overdrive transmission, electronic control modules for both, and the engine control hardware to get it all running in your project vehicle. The convenience of a crate engine, the assurance of factory validated performance, and the value of an inclusive package - that's what you get with Chevrolet Performance's Connect & Cruise crate powertrain systems. Detailed instructions outline all the necessary steps. The engineers did all the hard work of designing and calibrating perfectly matched powertrain systems - and they covered them with a 24-month/50,000-mile limited warranty.
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