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Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 24,968
Posted By Russell James
Where ever it ends up being, I think it would be...

Where ever it ends up being, I think it would be cool to organize some camping. Most tracks allow camping for weekend events. I know in MI Milan, US 131 Martin, Gingerman... all have free...
Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions 02-08-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 24,968
Posted By Russell James
Hell to the yes on MI!!! Just noticed there...

Hell to the yes on MI!!!

Just noticed there are some open track rental weekends still available at Gingerman. Just saying....

I kind of love the suspense. More time to tinker with the car. ...
Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions 02-07-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 24,968
Posted By Russell James
Magic 8 ball says.... it will come and it will be...

Magic 8 ball says.... it will come and it will be awesome. In the summer, most likely at a race track.

I look at the rest as just minor details that will fall into place soon.
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 02-04-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Russell James
Some axles can pop apart very easily just...

Some axles can pop apart very easily just handling them, have to be very careful not to let the CV's flop around. They can easily pop out, then someone doesn't pop it back together correctly....easy...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 02-02-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Russell James
Is the person doing the install and removal being...

Is the person doing the install and removal being careful not to pull apart the CV Joint? I've seen a few that were popped apart, and not realized it get reinstalled and break apart pretty easily.
Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions 02-01-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 24,968
Posted By Russell James
patience grasshoppers...it will come...it will be...

patience grasshoppers...it will come...it will be awesome.

I suspect there is a lot to coordinate. And that's probably way underestimating it.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 02-01-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Russell James
No. To break in the engine, it really needs to...

No. To break in the engine, it really needs to be run quite a bit through some heat cycles and varying load. You don't want to be doing that on a tune for a different compression.

You could...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-24-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By Russell James
Correct. If there is an impact spot that caused...

Correct. If there is an impact spot that caused the crack.. not covered. If it's a stress crack with no impacts it is covered by warranty.

Basically like the rest of your car. Covered for...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-19-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Russell James
...oh yeah, and for best performace you want to...

...oh yeah, and for best performace you want to drive with the throttle to the floor. Smash the gas as we put it.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-19-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Russell James
Reading oil pressure in Bars means x barometric...

Reading oil pressure in Bars means x barometric pressure.

A general rule of thumb is you want to be above 1 bar at warm idle. About 2 to 4 bars at cruising RPM. Maybe a bit over 4 at high...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-15-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Russell James
You will love the ZL1 for track days. The...

You will love the ZL1 for track days.

The brakes are great for the track. The one upgrade you should make is the brake fluid. Switch to a DOT 4, like Motul 600 or Castrol SRF.

Then follow the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-15-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Russell James
Never hurts to ask. Or buy some parts from JRE,...

Never hurts to ask. Or buy some parts from JRE, and give Ted a call. He'll give you the straight poop on ZL1 tuning.

Probably several approaches to get to the same thing. One thing to...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-15-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By Russell James
Which fluid did you use? I notice a nice...

Which fluid did you use?

I notice a nice improvement when using Royal Purple synchromesh. There are some out there that will make it worse. This trans is very picky for the fluid to get the...
Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions 01-15-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 24,968
Posted By Russell James
Sweet... hope the next fest will have a road...

Sweet... hope the next fest will have a road course day again.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-14-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Russell James
I'd call one of the vendors you've got parts...

I'd call one of the vendors you've got parts from. I see you have some LPE parts... they do tons of tuning work on these engines. I'd call one of their tech persons and ask that general question of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-12-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Russell James
Airbags. Easiest route would be to mod some...

Airbags.

Easiest route would be to mod some OE Recaros.
Forum: Garage / Tools Discussions 01-12-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Russell James
Dewalt 20V Lithium, 100 and 140 tq sticks, and...

Dewalt 20V Lithium, 100 and 140 tq sticks, and deep impact sockets... all from Amazon. Love it, use it all the time. Haven't met a lugnut yet it won't take off.

Gotta be careful with the more...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-12-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By Russell James
That's because they are talking about a green...

That's because they are talking about a green crate engine with zero run time.

When buying as a complete car... the engine was run at the engine plant, run at the vehicle assembly plant, run at...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 01-08-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Russell James
That's what it is. PCM clicks it, seals the...

That's what it is.

PCM clicks it, seals the tank, then applies engine vacuum, click it to seal off that vacuum, and a few seconds later checks the pressure sensor to see if it is maintaining a...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 01-07-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Russell James
L92/LS3/L99 are all the same head casting. Same...

L92/LS3/L99 are all the same head casting. Same port sizes, chamber size, valve size.. There were a couple casting numbers used over the years... but are the same and interchangeable.

The...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-06-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Russell James
It's all in the owner's manual.

It's all in the owner's manual.
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 01-06-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Russell James
Lingenfelter and Katech have kits with a special...

Lingenfelter and Katech have kits with a special flywheel needed to put a ZR1 twin disc mated up to an LS3 crank. I like that ZR1 kit. Strong clutch, OE pedal feel. But $$$. When you add up the...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-06-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Russell James
Match the oil to the application, considering...

Match the oil to the application, considering O2s and cats. If the oil company says it works for that application and exhaust components, go for it.

The LS30 says it's a street performance...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-05-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Russell James
The O2 sensors are under the 3/36 bumper to...

The O2 sensors are under the 3/36 bumper to bumper warranty.

They are also under the 2/24 Federal Emissions Warranty. But the B2B is longer at 3/36, so the Fed Emissions Warranty is kinda...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-18-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Russell James
If it's a 2SS, it will have the rear vision...

If it's a 2SS, it will have the rear vision package... which is both the back up camera and rear back up sensors. Both a great thing to have on a Camaro.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-18-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Russell James
My favorites. Amsoil Signature Series 10w30 ...

My favorites.

Amsoil Signature Series 10w30
Royal Purple Synchromax
Royal Purpler Max Gear
Motul 600

Coolant wise I normally don't mess with it. But... if you wanted to, could go to 70%...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 09-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,450
Posted By Russell James
That is a pretty unique car. Being a...

That is a pretty unique car.

Being a special edition, might as well load it up. And the 1LE sway bars do work great. I think the SS should have had them all along. Makes it handle on rails.
...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 09-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,450
Posted By Russell James
If you go to Chevy's website, you can build your...

If you go to Chevy's website, you can build your own green one just like that car. When selecting .... Options...Mechanical... you can select 1LE Performance Suspension. And that is all it is......
Forum: Garage / Tools Discussions 09-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By Russell James
Don't overlook the Mityvac. Super easy to use. ...

Don't overlook the Mityvac. Super easy to use. No messing with adapters.

Couple other tips for bleeding... the biggest pain in the ass is a broken bleeder. Before bleeding brakes drive the car...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,058
Posted By Russell James
100 bucks an hour adds up fast. Not to...

100 bucks an hour adds up fast.

Not to mention a really good cam swap may involve a lot more... maybe an oil pump, ported heads, better lifters, a better rocker set up...

I think your $1000...
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