Are LS water pumps interchangeable?

10/28/2019 Off By admin

Are LS water pumps interchangeable?

The LS1/LS3 pumps are interchangeable; the LS3 pump uses a lighter pulley, with about 4 pounds of weight savings. The crank pulley is part of the dampener; it is one piece as opposed to a separate pulley that bolts to the balancer. This correlates to the water pump as well.

Are all LS water pumps the same?

All together, there are seven different common types of water pumps available for LS swaps. Of the eight available, four are for vehicles with engines that have our -1 offset configurations. LS1 and LS2 pumps are nearly identical. They both have water outlets on the upper passenger side.

What happens when a water pump pulley is bad?

If the pulley is loose it can cause the water pump belts to shake and develop more heat. When this occurs, the belts can crack or literally shred; as most of these belts are made out of rubber and nylon cords for strength.

What is the difference between the 5.3 LS and 6.0 LS?

The engine block bore is the same for the 4.8/5.3 only the crank and rods are different, shorter stroke. The 6.0L has two configurations, low compression LQ4 and high compression full floating pistons in the LQ9.

How do I keep my LS engine cool?

Run a cooler 160-degree thermostat and turn on the fans at about 170 to 175 degrees (10 to 15 degrees hotter than the thermostat). Increase fan capacity while reducing demands on the electrical system with new brushless electric fan technology.

What type of sound does a bad water pump make?

One way to check for worn out or failed water pump bearing; is to check for water pump shaft movement. So, with a faulty bearing, you can often hear a squealing, howling; or sometimes a grinding noise coming from the front of the engine.

Can you drive with a bad water pump bearing?

It’s not recommended to drive a vehicle with a damaged water pump; especially if the bearings are damaged. If the water pump fails while you are driving, it’s possible your engine will suffer serious damage.

Is 5.3 and 6.0 block the same?

Flassh, Actually the 6.0 motor is the same small block that the 5.3 utilizes. The 5.3 is 327 cu. in. and the 6.0 is the same block bored to a 366 cu.