Re: V1 E-Force Thread
Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. This build was a PITA and I have my own shop complete with lift and every tool that one would ever need (from my dealership days long ago). My problem was all the little crap I had to run out looking for (the tap and die set to re-thread the oil pressure sensor for example). It's done now though, and you'll have less issue's than I did.
Originally Posted by sssnake
I was thinking about the killer chiller as well, but will likely wait until summer gets here and I see what IAT's I have to make a final decision. They're much lower than they ever were with the Maggie. I don't know if that's in part to the more efficient intercoolers inside the E Force, or the huge dual pass HEX...or the combination of both of them. Guess we'll see this summer.
I would at a minimum try to install the rear steam vent as I did, they make several aftermarket kits for this however it's pretty easy using another front steam vent tube assembly and piping it into the existing line.
It is funny that you mention the coolant crossover pipe. My son wanted to ditch the old ls1 pcv system so we did the ls6 valley cover and associated mods. The one component we stuck with was the ls1 crossover tube. It had to be "adjusted" quite a bit to fit under his intake but we kept it for the same reasons you mentioned (hot spots on 7&8). I will come up with something to vent mine as well.