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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By wakespeak
Hi guys got a report back. The numbers are...

Hi guys got a report back. The numbers are really good for a GM V-8. I changed the oil prior to 2 track days in April (temps mid 80s- low 90s), then drove for about 4000 miles into mid-August. The...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,741
Posted By wakespeak
Put the '14 hood vent in. There is a DIY thread...

Put the '14 hood vent in. There is a DIY thread on it.

Basically this is the best option because GM did the wind tunnel testing. You want to vent air out from behind the radiator, drawing more...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,722
Posted By wakespeak
They will likely replace the whole pumpkin. Not...

They will likely replace the whole pumpkin. Not sure how much of a beating the aluminum can take.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By wakespeak
Thanks guys. It appears it moves by design. ...

Thanks guys. It appears it moves by design. Looks like the rubber isolators will need replacing from time to time.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-16-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By wakespeak
!LE Guys, Does your shock tower look like this?

See this pic. Do you have the same gap with the 1LE? As you can see the rubber isolator is hitting the top of the shock tower leaving a mark, probably on hard cornering. Just curious if I need...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 08-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,644
Posted By wakespeak
My guess is fuel evap canister getting purged. ...

My guess is fuel evap canister getting purged. It purges the fumes for a few seconds then closes the valve, causing rough running sometimes when it is sucking in the fumes. In other words it is...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By wakespeak
X25, interested in your results with the larger...

X25, interested in your results with the larger radiator.

I use this oil: HTHS 3.68 in a 5w-30: Pennzoil Ultra Euro L 5w-30...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,554
Posted By wakespeak
It will interesting to watch sales on the...

It will interesting to watch sales on the Ecoboost car. I am sure Ford is being very careful with the sales approach and how the car is presented. Not for me but if it keeps around a rear drive...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 08-14-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,298
Posted By wakespeak
Realistically there needs to be at least a model...

Realistically there needs to be at least a model year of soak time before the 1LE comes out. I think there is a large delta with the ATS, despite "common platform". GM can barely test the car now...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 08-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,904
Posted By wakespeak
In the pic I see a bumper splitting the grills,...

In the pic I see a bumper splitting the grills, similar to the '14. It looks like the proportions of the '14 (narrower top grill) with the look of the '13 (because the projector headlamps look...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-13-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By wakespeak
That is interesting information but I wouldn't...

That is interesting information but I wouldn't assume same for the LS3 unless the LT1 has the same oil pump bypass value (50psi) for starters. There may be other design considerations. Regardless I...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,573
Posted By wakespeak
The Gen5 has a lot going for it: - LS3 with...

The Gen5 has a lot going for it:

- LS3 with no AFM or direct injection worries - the last of the garage tunable V-8s?
- Easy to work on
- Strong 5 star safety rated chassis
- Great looks...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-12-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By wakespeak
I look for an oil with a minimum HTHS rating of...

I look for an oil with a minimum HTHS rating of 3.5. HTHS (High Temperature High Shear test) measures the oil under high heat/high stress. The hesitation of a thicker 40 is that the LS3 appears to...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 08-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
Posted By wakespeak
Will AFM be driver controlled by the selection of...

Will AFM be driver controlled by the selection of the the driving mode like the C7 Corvette? Apparently in Touring mode AFM is disabled. AFM is only on in Eco mode.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By wakespeak
You might need to pick up the 1LE oil separator,...

You might need to pick up the 1LE oil separator, which helps track oil consumption at wide open throttle. I had zero oil consumption last time at track.
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-07-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By wakespeak
If you have any plans to track the car and wear a...

If you have any plans to track the car and wear a helmet, check the clearance with the sunroof.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By wakespeak
ATF/Dex6 is usually a synthetic to my knowledge...

ATF/Dex6 is usually a synthetic to my knowledge due to the requirements. Synthetic PS fluid should work fine too. Redline might be a good option as their base stock (if same as their motor oil) is...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By wakespeak
I haven't done it with the Camaro, but agree you...

I haven't done it with the Camaro, but agree you could use the added heat protection of the synthetic. In another car I used Mobil synthetic ATF in the power steering. The problem I had was that it...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-04-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By wakespeak
I went open face helmet for the usual reasons...

I went open face helmet for the usual reasons weight, visibility, and cooling. I don't use a HANS. I have been more worried about my neck than my face, so the airbag deflection of the chin guard...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-04-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,365
Posted By wakespeak
Airbags can cause injury on their own due to the...

Airbags can cause injury on their own due to the violent inflation. It might have been by design, particularly if your daughter weighs round 120lbs or less, which I think is the dividing line.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By wakespeak
Good point, but my fans don't seem to turn on and...

Good point, but my fans don't seem to turn on and stay on unless the water temp > 220F. With AC on the target water temp is apparently 200F, so the fans run longer. I just I turn on the AC as soon...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-04-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By wakespeak
Just adding the 1LE rear stabilizer bar fixed the...

Just adding the 1LE rear stabilizer bar fixed the body roll for me. Secondly the rear end can wander. The 1LE/ZL1 rear toe links made a surprising difference in cutting out the rear end steer (I...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-04-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By wakespeak
Looks like ash from oil residue. Catch can? Oil...

Looks like ash from oil residue. Catch can? Oil consumption?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,024
Posted By wakespeak
Get the RS package for sure, unless you are...

Get the RS package for sure, unless you are buying a 1LE for the track.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By wakespeak
Everyone with a boat does this all the time. ...

Everyone with a boat does this all the time. Octane does degrade, so don't run it hard until you go through a couple of fresh tanks. Stabil is a good idea next time. Also leave the tank full to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-03-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By wakespeak
Can't you remove the rain guard with the '14 hood...

Can't you remove the rain guard with the '14 hood vent? Seems like that would draw out a lot of heat.

Agree on the oil change recommendation. A 5w-40 may be a good idea with 100+ ambient.

I...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By wakespeak
Get a new one from the dealer. My guess is...

Get a new one from the dealer. My guess is someone tried to open it, damaging the seal. I don't think it is designed to be opened.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 07-31-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,765
Posted By wakespeak
Makes sense if you look at the A pillars. The...

Makes sense if you look at the A pillars. The windshield is not flush. Looks like body parts tacked on.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,289
Posted By wakespeak
On the track, my FE4 car was actually very good. ...

On the track, my FE4 car was actually very good. More body roll and less damping meant more weight transfer in the corners and in braking. You had to manage the weight transfer aggressively when...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,390
Posted By wakespeak
Seen this. If she gets you to "fix" her life for...

Seen this. If she gets you to "fix" her life for her then she wins because you will never succeed. She needs to get back in the saddle on her own and stop looking to you as the only thing she can...
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