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post #1 of 24 Old 07-10-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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The Corvette L52 Motor?

Tonight I went to a local bi-weekly car show. It was just a beautiful day and I was looking my car over to see what needed to be cleaned when I see a silver Corvette pull in. It was early and there were only 6 or 7 cars there at the time. The guy gets out of his car and comes right over to me and asked me where I got my car from. Turns out he just traded in a 2011 Synergy Green 2SS for the Corvette a few weeks ago and thought maybe my car used to be his. I told him that I have had it since new so it was not his. He told me that his Corvette was a 2008 and that he had 2 other Corvettes at home. The Corvette had 427 emblems on it and I asked if he had put a 427 in it. He told me no, it really had a 6.2 in it so not knowing when the LS3 came out I asked him if it was an LS2 or an LS3. He informed me that it was L52 which I responded that Chevy did not make a
L52. He informed me that yes they did and opened his hood to show me, he pointed right to the emblem on the motor and said "See it's a L52". I really had to do my best to not bust up laughing and told him that was not a 5, it is a S. The really sad thing about this is that I don't think he believed me.

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Tonight I went to a local bi-weekly car show. It was just a beautiful day and I was looking my car over to see what needed to be cleaned when I see a silver Corvette pull in. It was early and there were only 6 or 7 cars there at the time. The guy gets out of his car and comes right over to me and asked me where I got my car from. Turns out he just traded in a 2011 Synergy Green 2SS for the Corvette a few weeks ago and thought maybe my car used to be his. I told him that I have had it since new so it was not his. He told me that his Corvette was a 2008 and that he had 2 other Corvettes at home. The Corvette had 427 emblems on it and I asked if he had put a 427 in it. He told me no, it really had a 6.2 in it so not knowing when the LS3 came out I asked him if it was an LS2 or an LS3. He informed me that it was L52 which I responded that Chevy did not make a
L52. He informed me that yes they did and opened his hood to show me, he pointed right to the emblem on the motor and said "See it's a L52". I really had to do my best to not bust up laughing and told him that was not a 5, it is a S. The really sad thing about this is that I don't think he believed me.
Wait one second here, he has an 08...with an LS2 emblem on the engine cover...and 427 badges on the exterior...yet the LS3 came in the 08 Vette. Is it possible he has an 07 but thought it was an 08 and then bought 427 badges for it? Or maybe the previous owner did? Curious...

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Tonight I went to a local bi-weekly car show. It was just a beautiful day and I was looking my car over to see what needed to be cleaned when I see a silver Corvette pull in. It was early and there were only 6 or 7 cars there at the time. The guy gets out of his car and comes right over to me and asked me where I got my car from. Turns out he just traded in a 2011 Synergy Green 2SS for the Corvette a few weeks ago and thought maybe my car used to be his. I told him that I have had it since new so it was not his. He told me that his Corvette was a 2008 and that he had 2 other Corvettes at home. The Corvette had 427 emblems on it and I asked if he had put a 427 in it. He told me no, it really had a 6.2 in it so not knowing when the LS3 came out I asked him if it was an LS2 or an LS3. He informed me that it was L52 which I responded that Chevy did not make a
L52. He informed me that yes they did and opened his hood to show me, he pointed right to the emblem on the motor and said "See it's a L52". I really had to do my best to not bust up laughing and told him that was not a 5, it is a S. The really sad thing about this is that I don't think he believed me.


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I love seeing people with expensive cars and not knowing even where the dip stick is.

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Im glad there is no confusion on my car.. there is no LS to confuse me.. lol.. L99... lmao @L52... wow... even if it was an ls3 or ls2 why the 427 badges? thats a 7.0 LS...

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Wait one second here, he has an 08...with an LS2 emblem on the engine cover...and 427 badges on the exterior...yet the LS3 came in the 08 Vette. Is it possible he has an 07 but thought it was an 08 and then bought 427 badges for it? Or maybe the previous owner did? Curious...
I agree, I don't think this guy had a clue. You would think he would know what year it was because he said he just purchased it 2 weeks ago. I did not know what year the LS3 came out so that is why I asked what motor it had. My guess is that it was a 07 because I saw the LS2, or according to him the L52. I can never understand why someone would put on 427 badgers when it is not a 427.
I almost really hated to pop his bubble, because he looked so happy to prove to me that he was right and he had a L52.

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Wow! Here's the thing. if you don't know anything about your car, then admit it. Try and learn. Don't just say stupid things that are not true.

Also, FYI, the LS2 is a 6.0.

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The next time you run into him advise him that you made a full report to your Camaro buddies.
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I think im going to put a ZL1 badge on my SS. Then I can up the value on my SS!
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