The 2003-2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser and Dodge Neon turbochargers have an extremely high O.E. failure rate. This is due in-part to design flaws in the routing of the oil feed line. Due to extreme temperatures the oil feed line gets restricted with a build-up of coked (burnt) oil, effectively starving the turbo for oil.
Design Engineering, Inc. is the parent company for six innovative performance brands: DEI, Radiator Relief, SPA Turbo USA, Boom Mat, Ny-Trex and CryO2 trusted by street and race enthusiasts and professionals to deliver as promised. Their new and expanded 56 page catalog introduces many new products and provides complete ordering information including part number, product description, sizes, and color options.
Catalog categories include: Exhaust Wrap and Accessories, Ignition Wire Protection, Component Specific Products, Line and Hose Protection, Heat and Sound Barrier, Lighting and Safety Products, Radiator Relief coolant additives, CryO2 Cryogenic Intake Systems & Components, Ny-Trex Nitrous Systems & Components, and an all new expanded line-up of Boom Mat Thermal Acoustic Control Products, SPA Turbo components and a marketing support material section completes the catalog. Each category is color coded for quick reference.
This year, DEI has added nearly 100 new part numbers to their catalog with major additions to all DEI brands. New products highlighted in the catalog include: DEI’s Titanium Protect-A-Boots, Spooled Line and Hose Sleeving, Quick Fix Tape, Boom Mat Under Carpet and Jeep® sound deadening products, CryO2 Frigid-Air Carburetor Plenums, and Ny-Trex Triple-Threat™ Camaro (2010+) V6 EFI Wet Nitrous System, and much more.
MAHLE Clevite Inc. introduced 62 new part numbers in November for various types of bearings, cylinder components, filters, gaskets, piston rings and turbochargers. The part numbers are available for a range of light vehicle and heavy duty applications.
Ram Clutches has introduced two new metallic clutch alignment tools for 26-spline GM and Ford applications. Machined from 1040 plain-carbon steel and each with a spline diameter of 1.125in, one alignment tool features a pilot bearing tip to suit GM applications (PN 03-013), the other Ford (PN 03-048).
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering introduces the LPE Parts Dealer Program, a new purchase program for aftermarket performance dealers, distributors and tuners worldwide to carry and sell Lingenfelter branded parts.
This installment in our LS 5.3L “retro build” covers installation of our hydraulic roller lifters, cylinder heads, pushrods and rocker arms, completing the valvetrain.
Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian
While there’s nothing to complain about with the original casting number 862 aluminum heads (GM P/N 12559862), making them flow much better was a simple task. Total Engine Airflow, well-known for their development of LS cylinder heads, already had a CNC program for reworking the intake and exhaust ports to elevate intake runner volume from the original 200cc to 220 cc; and exhaust ports from the original 70cc to 78cc.
Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and product lines of Goodtool Brake Service Tools & Supplies.
Goodtool Brake Service Tools & Supplies has been supplying brake service companies with replacement parts, cutting tips, silencers and more for brake lathes since 1996. With the acquisition, Goodtool’s product lines will be available as a brand from Goodson Tools & Supplies.
Mast Motorsports is proud to announce the launch of their all new tunnel ram for GM Gen IV LS-series engines engineered especially for use with a Mast designed Mozez head.
The ever-increasing engine sizes and higher-flowing heads have prompted the development of intake manifolds capable of feeding 450-plus cubes to over 7,000 rpm, and Mast Motorsports has answered the call with their all new line of LS tunnel rams. Mast offers these all-new exclusive cast tunnel ram intake manifolds for both standard deck and tall deck engines outfitted for either carburetors or EFI. These intakes are capable of feeding engines over 1,500 horsepower in naturally-aspirated form, and over 2,500 horsepower in boosted applications.