Tips to Keep Your LS Motor Tuned to Perfection

When you have your muscle car fully restored by Farm Boy Garage, chances are we'll be putting in a V8 LS engine to provide your ride with tremendous power you can hear the moment you start your car! We take great pride in providing you with a fully restored glorious specimen that you can be proud to drive away from our garage. But after the restoration, it's up to you to maintain that powerful beast. So, this week, we're providing you with some tips to keep your LS motor tuned to perfection!

Check Your Fluids Regularly
With regular oil changes and other fluid changes, your engine should remain in peak condition.  Nothing will destroy a motor quicker that old or low oil levels. It is the life blood of every motor and should be a number one priority to check and change regularly. You should also have its cooling system flushed out at least once a year. And don't forget to change the transmission fluid and differential oil. Newer cars require it at their service intervals, but classics could really use this a little more regularly.

Make Sure You're Running Clean Fuel
This is especially important for hobby cars like the muscle cars we restore because most ethanol-blended fuels only have a shelf life of about 3 months. It's not uncommon that these cars may spend several months in storage without being driven, especially in the fall and winter months. While you may have filled the tank up before you stored your car, sitting for several months without running can cause the fuel to corrode your fuel lines and engine. At the very least, before you put your car up if you know you're not going to be driving it for a while, run some fuel stabilizer through it so you don't have to worry about corrosion. You may also need to change out the fuel filter if it's been a minute since you last replaced it.

Check the Spark Plugs
The spark plugs create a spark of electricity that ignites the fuel and creates the combustion needed to start your car. Weak or bad spark plugs lead to problems, be it issues with cold-starting or misfires during acceleration. Regularly cleaning them can prevent a lot of problems in the long run. Cleaning them is pretty simple: Disconnect the spark plug lead. Clean the area around the spark plug to avoid getting debris in the combustion chamber when you remove the plug. Remove the spark plug using a spark plug socket and clean light deposits from the plug with a wire brush and spray-on plug cleaner. If they're worn out enough, you may need to replace them.

Let Us Replace Your Muscle Car's Engine with an LS Motor!
As classic truck and muscle car enthusiasts, we understand the hype of having power under the hood to rival any vehicle on the track or in the streets. That's why we are passionate about GM LS motors and will gladly replace your car's engine with a high performance LS engine with great pride when we handle your vehicle restoration project. Want an example of our experience with LS engines? The engine pictured above is from a 1968 Pontiac Firebird we recently restored, including placing a new LS motor with a pro-charger and the largest FiTech intake.

Trust the experts at Farm Boy Garage to fully restore your gorgeous muscle car back to its original/super modified glory. We run a one-stop-shop here at Farm Boy Garage, and all restoration services are done on site, meaning your car doesn't leave our garage until it's completed to your satisfaction!

Are you ready to create the muscle car or classic truck of your dreams? Let us be your one-stop-shop! Visit our website to check out some of the recent projects we've completed and to learn about the vehicle restoration services we offer.

Muscle Car & Classic Truck Restoration

Farm Boy Garage
10660 E. County Line Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320
Phone: 515-528-8904
Cell: 515-333-1238

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