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Forum: C5 Tech 01-19-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By charlie808
LS 6 engine block repair(s)

My 2003 Z06 (LS6) engine fell victim to the batch of bad valve springs GM used and sucked a valve causing extensive damage to the cylinder. The steel sleeve was penetrated and the aluminum block...
Forum: C5 General 12-22-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 110,588
Posted By charlie808
Just google PAC 1518. Those are recommended...

Just google PAC 1518. Those are recommended replacements, but shop it to a couple of places because I found a big difference in prices.
Forum: C5 General 12-22-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 110,588
Posted By charlie808
Finally got new donor engine in the car. Original...

Finally got new donor engine in the car. Original engine tear down revealed 4 cylinder yellow valve spring failure. Donor engine came from car last titled in Texas with 28k on it, reportedly out of a...
Forum: C5 General 10-22-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 110,588
Posted By charlie808
You are lucky. I ordered the PAC 1518 valve...

You are lucky. I ordered the PAC 1518 valve springs, which was pretty much what everyone recommended. I looked around a lot and found the least expensive at New Era Performance in Rochester, NY at...
Forum: C5 General 10-20-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 110,588
Posted By charlie808
C5 Z06 valve spring issue

Many thanks to SKYAVONEE for the research regarding the C5 Z06 valve spring issue. Whats really a shame is that GM/Chevrolet has really done nothing to address the problem or do the right thing for...
Forum: C5 General 10-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By charlie808
C5 Z06 engine replacement

After broken valve spring and seized engine, finally found a used low mileage LS6 out of a side-swipe total, good compression, running good when it came out. (First thing I will do is replace valve...
Forum: C5 General 09-22-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 110,588
Posted By charlie808
Are you still collecting data regarding valve...

Are you still collecting data regarding valve spring failures in C5 Z06s? My 03 with less than 27k miles appears to have sucked a valve and destroyed the engine (pending tear-down).
Forum: C5 General 09-22-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 110,588
Posted By charlie808
are you still collecting data on valve spring...

are you still collecting data on valve spring failures? My 2003 Z06 with less than 27k miles looks to have sucked a valve and destroyed the engine, tear-down pending. I would be glad to add to your...
Forum: C5 General 09-22-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,068
Posted By charlie808
Im waiting to see right now if it looks like a...

Im waiting to see right now if it looks like a valve spring, but Im pretty sure thats the issue. My problem is compounded by living in Hawaii, where its difficult to get anything shipped and there...
Forum: C5 General 09-22-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,068
Posted By charlie808
Best replacement engine for 2003 Z06

It would seem that my 2003 Z06 sucked a valve and destroyed the engine (pending complete tear down) I am anticipating a replacement. I would be interested in exploring the options to the GM crate...
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