: LSA engine build



352
04-14-12, 11:45 AM
GM built the LC3 engines for Cadillac's halo cars the STS V and XLR V at its Wixom assembly plant by hand. Since the CTS V is Cadillac's present halo vehicle, why isn't the LSA engine built at the Wixom plant instead of in Mexico? I would think that Cadillac would have wanted to ensure a higher degree of engine assembly quality by delegating this function to the Wixom plant.

baabootoo
04-14-12, 12:48 PM
Well, you said it, money. As long as the quality is there, why not? Are they as good as they could be? Maybe not, but plenty good enough for what we use them for and to hold up during the warranty.

flatrockguy
04-14-12, 03:57 PM
I can tell you first hand that the build process of these engines is very precise. I'm an Electrical Controls Engineer at a GM powertrain plant that builds V8's (not ours) and it would amaze everyone how many error proofing systems are in place to ensure a quality build. We assemble these engines within micron precission and have the latest technology to ensure all tolerances are maintained. I'm obviusly biased being a controls engineer but I feel that the current control systems that are used in the build of these engines are more accurate than a human assembling them. I guess in short, don't be concerned where the engine is built, they follow the same assembly proceedure as all other plants.

tedcmiller
04-14-12, 06:56 PM
Obviously (note the spelling) you can't take the word of someone who doesn't know how to spell simple words (precision and procedure), regardless of how much engineering expertise they claim to have.

V locity
04-14-12, 07:17 PM
You mean I have a Mexican Cadillac! WTF!!! Where's my hydraulics?

flatrockguy
04-15-12, 06:48 AM
Obviously (note the spelling) you can't take the word of someone who doesn't know how to spell simple words (precision and procedure), regardless of how much engineering expertise they claim to have.

Man, tough crowd! I'm surprised that's all I spelled wrong after the amount of beers I drank before typing that.... Oh well, to each his own.

Kluch
04-15-12, 07:30 AM
Man, tough crowd! I'm surprised that's all I spelled wrong after the amount of beers I drank before typing that.... Oh well, to each his own.

That's ok. I know first hand that science geeks can't spell.:thumbsup: Besides the LSA is no longer exclusive to cadillac.

V locity
04-15-12, 08:10 AM
Man, tough crowd! I'm surprised that's all I spelled wrong after the amount of beers I drank before typing that.... Oh well, to each his own.

Hey Man, The fact that my LSA was assembled in Mexico does not bother me at all (although I am disappointed about the missing hydraulics :) ). GM's manufacturing systems are proven over time & I am VERY happy with the quality of the motor in my vehicle. I do believe the people like you deserve huge accolades to be able to implement the systems & controls necessary (in a foreign country yet) to create a fine product like the LSA.

So, now that you've proved you can do it & do it good... the next challenge is to crank up the heat & give us something on the lines of the LS9 or better :D

Keep up the passion & the high minded excellence brother!

Trapspeed
04-15-12, 08:36 AM
I'm surprised that's all I spelled wrong after the amount of beers I drank before typing that....

That's what I'm talking about! As long as you've had ample rest before planning my next engine! :thumbsup:

hunterkiller
04-15-12, 03:50 PM
Obviously (note the spelling) you can't take the word of someone who doesn't know how to spell simple words (precision and procedure), regardless of how much engineering expertise they claim to have. All you English teachers are Nerds.. keep your spelling lessons to your self.. Do you really need to point out spelling to make your self feel superior Damn. PS keep your meat hooks in your pockets not on the keypad.