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les

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The last time I dyno'd my car couple of club members told me to be sure to warm up my car because the Ls-1 makes the most power when the engine is at operating temperature. Can any one tell me if this is true. I thought heat robed the engine of power. ;stupid
 

danl72

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Yes, that is true. An ideal operating temp is at around 180 or so for the LS1. They are not saying that the engine should be hot 220+. You'll get a lot more feedback on this topic shortly. I hope I got you off on the right foot.
 

motorman

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oil temp is what you want to be up there as cold oil will take more HP to pump through the engine. 190/195 water temp is OK.
 

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