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Forum: Forced Induction - V8 Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By simon.w
Happy with my IW

Happy with my IW
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-07-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By simon.w
All great advice. Thanks everyone.

All great advice. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By simon.w
Thanks - I'll get it checked out

Thanks - I'll get it checked out
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-07-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By simon.w
That's what I'm thinking too.

That's what I'm thinking too.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By simon.w
Alternator is charging fine. Plus I can leave it...

Alternator is charging fine. Plus I can leave it for a week and have no problem. It's starting when hot that it has issues.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By simon.w
Wondered about that ... but it can go from...

Wondered about that ... but it can go from cranking fine one second to struggling the next. Typically when a battery is dying it will lose voltage or cranking amperage and not recover.

Also...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By simon.w
When hot car cranks slow, trouble starting, Stabilitrak warning, slight misfire

Hi all ... have had this a few times. Comes good after I either restart the car or leave it to cool down and try again. I thought it was a bad batch of fuel that caused it to misfire and trigger...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By simon.w
Have you done a leak down test? Same issue I had...

Have you done a leak down test? Same issue I had ... three broken ringlands.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 06-11-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,674
Posted By simon.w
Yes it does ... Unless of course you're in the...

Yes it does ... Unless of course you're in the mafia and you leave the heads in someone's bed.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 06-11-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,674
Posted By simon.w
I wouldn't get into bed with it in the first...

I wouldn't get into bed with it in the first place ... I don't sleep with transvestites!
Forum: USA - California 05-31-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
Yeah I responded to him too soon ... That was...

Yeah I responded to him too soon ... That was after my first visit I believe ... In the car on the way home. As soon as I stopped and got on it from zero up it completely died ... And I mean DIED....
Forum: USA - California 05-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
Yeah Gordy, Joe and Steve are great guys. They...

Yeah Gordy, Joe and Steve are great guys. They did a build of a 409 on Overhauling a couple of weeks ago. Gordy was US K-Boat champion and world speed record holder for the class for 7 years I...
Forum: USA - California 05-30-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
3.5" - Getting 12.7lbs of boost with 9.1:1...

3.5" - Getting 12.7lbs of boost with 9.1:1 compression

Ryne tried 2 x TPiS before giving up. I wonder what the BBK is going to be like (or when!)
Forum: USA - California 05-30-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
Thanks ... but I ran the stock 20's on the dyno...

Thanks ... but I ran the stock 20's on the dyno ... had the STRUT wheels off getting detailed while the car was off the road.
Forum: USA - California 05-30-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
732 / 644 PLENTY of potential for more by...

732 / 644

PLENTY of potential for more by pullying down and 102mm TB (Once there is a decent one) And meth ... But I can't get traction now with the 22's ... so no point.

The engine was built...
Forum: USA - California 05-30-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
Absolutely! Social media and forums has...

Absolutely!

Social media and forums has really empowered us as consumers. The good news is that it weeds out the unscrupulous and unethical businesses.

I grew up in a small country community...
Forum: USA - California 05-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
RET may be excellent with SVT/Ford stuff ... but...

RET may be excellent with SVT/Ford stuff ... but were not interested in doing a good job for me.

I met a guy with a tough SVT mustang just after I had my first tune ... when I told him I had it...
Forum: USA - California 05-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By simon.w
(RET) Racer's Edge Tuning ever used? - PART TWO

OK ... so this was closed before I had the chance to reply and while I agree that this should never be a place to perform character assassination, I strongly believe I should tell the facts to...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 05-08-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By simon.w
IF and only IF someone made a decent one. ...

IF and only IF someone made a decent one.

CMS tried 2 x TPiS on my rebuild before giving up ... both were terrible quality and neither worked properly.

And going by the numerous threads, the...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 05-07-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By simon.w
I went stock crank, Mahle pistons, Manley H-Beam...

I went stock crank, Mahle pistons, Manley H-Beam rods, ARP bolts and studs top to bottom.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 05-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By simon.w
Whipple supply the IW balancer with the 8 rib kit...

Whipple supply the IW balancer with the 8 rib kit ... I would be very surprised if they would do that if there was any chance that they thought it was going to fail.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 05-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By simon.w
Brilliant after sales support. I've needed a few...

Brilliant after sales support. I've needed a few extra parts along the way and they have always been courteous and prompt. I bet it either comes down to how much margin he's making from the other...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 03-06-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By simon.w
Isn't the factory line a metal tube that runs...

Isn't the factory line a metal tube that runs relatively close to the headers? I would have thought that it would act as a heatsink to its surroundings. While the braiding on the tick hose won't act...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 03-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By simon.w
I believe the only difference in the ZL1 is the...

I believe the only difference in the ZL1 is the flywheel (different bolt pattern) and the clutch itself. The first thing I would change if I was you is add the GTO / Holden VZ Commodore clutch...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 03-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By simon.w
Do you run a separate clutch reservoir, tick...

Do you run a separate clutch reservoir, tick performance braided line, after market master / slave cylinder etc? Looks like it wasn't re-engaging fully ... which is the inherent 5th gen problem. I...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 03-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By simon.w
It is a twin.

It is a twin.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By simon.w
If you rebuild, go for ARP top to bottom + felpro...

If you rebuild, go for ARP top to bottom + felpro gaskets. Until then, leave as-is.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,341
Posted By simon.w
:thumb: I run Zrod 10W-30 My engine has...

:thumb:

I run Zrod 10W-30

My engine has been back in the car for approx a year after its rebuild and the oil remains clean as a whistle between changes.

I buy from here:...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 02-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By simon.w
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 02-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By simon.w
Absolutely! - if you think there is a chance...

Absolutely! - if you think there is a chance you'll be over 600-650rwhp, then go for the 9000 series straight away.

I contacted Mantic when I started my engine rebuild and told them I hoped to be...
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