Engine Operation Cost Comparison in U.S. Dollars


  Franklin GO-480 GSO-480 LS-1 LS-6
Horsepower 215 270 340 320 350
Recommended T.B.O 1000 1300 1300 1300 1300
Overhaul cost $25,000 $35,000 $40,000 $7,000 $9,000
Rate of Climb - Ft/Min 450 700 1100 1075 1125
Power Setting - MP/RPM 22/2200 22/2600 32/2600 23/3300 23/3300
Cruise Speed - IAS - MPH 100 105 115 110 110
Fuel consumption at cruise          
  Litre 45.4 51.2 64.4 40.9 40.9
  U.S.Gal 12.0 13.5 17.0 10.8 10.8
  Imp Gal 10.0 11.3 14.2 9.0 9.0
Range - Usable Fuel (U.S. Gallons)     70    
  Hours 5.8 5.2 4.1 6.5 6.5
  Miles 584 544 474 714 714
Fuel Octane Rating 80/87 80/87 100 91 91
Fuel Cost per U.S. Gallon $2.74 $2.74 $2.74 $1.93 $1.93
Fuel Cost Per Hour $27.40 $30.88 $38.89 $17.37 $17.37
Overhaul Cost Per Hour $25.00 $26.92 $30.77 $5.38 $6.92
Total Fuel Plus Overhaul $52.40 $57.80 $69.65 $22.75 $24.29
LS-1 Saveings per 1000 Hours $28,107 $35,048 $46,900   $1,538

Note: LS overhaul costs based on replacing engine with New (not overhauled) G.M. short block


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