The LS1 life is estimated at 200,000 miles by GM. Most engines have 100,000 miles on them.
How many miles is an LS1 good for?
The LS1 was designed from the factory to be a 130,000 mile maintenance free motor.
How long can a LS engine last?
LS engines can last 250-300K if properly cared for (and that’s not hard, I just mean change oil, see to coolant levels, etc.)
Is the LS1 engine reliable?
Registered. They’re extremely reliable. Just keep in mind that once you create more power, this puts stress on the rest of the drivetrain. Valve springs, clutch, transmission, rear end, etc..
How much does it cost to rebuild a LS1 motor?
An LS rebuild with stock parts will cost you around $2,000 to $3000, buying a rebuilt LS1 or LS2 will be around $3500, and a new LS1 motor will run you a little over $4000 (like Chevy engine rebuild kits).
Which LS engine is most reliable?
The LS3 is the go-to choice for LS engine swappers right now and for good reason; this mill makes great power and is about as reliable as they come. This example, from our LS3 vs. Coyote shootout, made 556.3 hp at 6,500 rpm and 497.2 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm.
Is LS2 a good engine?
Alongside that, it also has full-floating pistons, a higher compression ratio, a higher RPM limit, larger bore cylinder heads, much hotter ignition coils and a better timing chain. The LS2 also has the convenience of being one of the most adaptable engines, with the ability to fit LS1, LS6, LS3, and L92 cylinder heads.
Why is the LS1 so popular?
High performance, versatile design, aftermarket parts, and affordability are just some of the factors that fortify the long-lasting popularity of the engine. Due to widespread LS enthusiasm, Holley sponsors an LS fest where hundreds of LS-swapped vehicles are shown off by their owners.