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Old 07-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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LSA...meaning?

Hi, all. At the risk of sounding stupid yet again, I need to ask what do the initials LSA for the ZL1 engine mean? Thank you.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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The LSA is a designation code(RPO - Regular Production Oder) used by GM for their engines. It is a LS based motor that began use in 1997 and has several codes ranging from LS1, LS3, LS4, LS6, LS7, LS9, etc.

Here's a link to their other codes:

http://www.348-409.com/rpo1.html
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
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don't forget ls2 2005 pontiac gto
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #4
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:04 AM   #5
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LSA=Loud Stupendous Accelleration
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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I think the L is for longitudinal, T would be transverse as in engine mounting orientation.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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The L means engine. All engine RPOs start with an L, all trans RPOs start with an M.

After the L it's just whatever letters the letter picker chooses. Sometimes the other letters relate a bit to other engines of the same family.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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I think the L is for longitudinal, T would be transverse as in engine mounting orientation.
That is in the transmission names.... such as 4L80E.

4 speed, longitude, 80 torque series, electronic shift.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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Apparently, there are 107 possibilities for what LSA means. Funny enough, none of them have anything to do with GM.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/LSA.html
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:22 AM   #10
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Lobe Separation Angle
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Ha. Check out the note at the bottom of the page. That one is in the "Acronym Attic."

http://www.acronymfinder.com/LSA.html

Note: We have 250 other definitions for LSA in our Acronym Attic
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:32 AM   #12
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LSA means it's better than everything but an LS9. Fonzy had a friend he liked alot named ELLIS that he used to say AYYYYYY to alot and they named it after that phrase in honor of the Fonz cuz its a kewel car.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:43 AM   #13
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LSA means it's better than everything but an LS9. Fonzy had a friend he liked alot named ELLIS that he used to say AYYYYYY to alot and they named it after that phrase in honor of the Fonz cuz its a kewel car.
I will greatly disagree with this :P
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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LSA is a light sport aircraft in my world.
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