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Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 08-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Russell James
There are many reasons for a CEL flashing. Only...

There are many reasons for a CEL flashing. Only way to know what is wrong is with a scanner.

The owner's manual explains.... a solid on CEL, get it looked at soon but OK to keep driving.

A...
Forum: Garage / Tools Discussions 08-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Russell James
2 1/2 car garage w/hoist build suggestions

Going to start planning for a backyard garage build. It's in a subdivision where the lots are a bit under 1/2 acre. So it can't be a monstrosity. I'm thinking along the size of a pretty deep 2...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By Russell James
Yup, that's exactly what the service manual says....

Yup, that's exactly what the service manual says. Run engine to operating temp. Ive never had trouble getting them off a hot exhaust. Engine heat works the best. Cold, the threads will rip right...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 08-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Russell James
For RPM limit questions I'd look to a shop that...

For RPM limit questions I'd look to a shop that builds racing LS engines for professional series and does valvetrain R & D work using a Spintron. Without a Spintron, valvetrain stability at 7000...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 08-12-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Russell James
I wouldn't touch the rev limiter without two...

I wouldn't touch the rev limiter without two things.

The power mods to benefit from a slightly higher RPM limit.

The valve train and rotating assembly mods to match.

They do a ton of...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,019
Posted By Russell James
Great find! No need for anyone to cut open a...

Great find! No need for anyone to cut open a bunch of filters, it's been done right there.

Exact same thing I have found over the years. All the good ones are good ones. And there is some...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Russell James
Thanks. Does that move the tire in a bit...

Thanks.

Does that move the tire in a bit more than using 4 1LE front wheels?

I think those are 23 mm offset.

I think what I am leaning toward then is 4 20x10 (+35 offset) Forgestar F14s...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-11-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Russell James
I'm leaning toward that PSS in a square 285/35/20...

I'm leaning toward that PSS in a square 285/35/20 set up. Just want to make sure to get the right wheels.

If I went with a Forgestar F14 wheel, curious if there is an offset that would work on...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Russell James
Square set up for SS, tire suggestions using F14s

Could use some tire suggestions. Looking to do a square set up on a 2012 SS.

I'd like to do either 4 1LE front wheels. Or go aftermarket with something like a Forgestar F14.

Ideally I'd...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,474
Posted By Russell James
I may just run my stock Pirellis again, just to...

I may just run my stock Pirellis again, just to completely wear them out. Going to swap fronts side to side. Gingerman is pretty tough on the LF.

I'd really like to find some 1LE wheels and...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,019
Posted By Russell James
Bosch is a good one too. All the higher quality...

Bosch is a good one too. All the higher quality ones use quality internals.

Cut open a PF48.

Actually don't even need to cut the can off. You can see down the center hole; the core is...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,019
Posted By Russell James
What production line changes? The PF48s I...

What production line changes?

The PF48s I buy now are exactly they same as they were many years ago.

They've always had metal cores, metal end caps, rubber anti-drain back valves, coil spring...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,474
Posted By Russell James
I'd like to go back again on Sept 26th also. A...

I'd like to go back again on Sept 26th also. A few others in our Detroit Camaro Club are also interested. I'll be signing up for it soon, hopefully another price deal can be worked out with the...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,019
Posted By Russell James
[QUOTE=Camaro Dude;7883085]Here is a well known...

[QUOTE=Camaro Dude;7883085]Here is a well known study, comparing oil filters...http://www.gmtruckcentral.com/articles/oilfilterstudy.html


Your "well known study" is so full of errors, not worth...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Russell James
There is a number of things to track prep a car. ...

There is a number of things to track prep a car. Anybody buying the car for actual race track use will know how to track prep a car, and will have the instructions in the owner's manual.

The...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,019
Posted By Russell James
You only need to due this if you have changed...

You only need to due this if you have changed your oil pump for some reason to a really high pressure system.

The Z06 uses the racing version of the pf48 because of the LS7 dry sump oil system...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 08-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,416
Posted By Russell James
For a daily driver I'd get the 1LE and skip the...

For a daily driver I'd get the 1LE and skip the Recaros. Great for the track, sounds you plan little to no track use... skip them. To me the power seats much more comfortable. The 1LE is a...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Russell James
Any car going to the track.... get yourself some...

Any car going to the track.... get yourself some best of the best Dot 4. Not cheap dot 4. It will be around $20 a 500 mil bottle or more or it's junk.

I had great luck with Motul RBF 600 Dot 4.
Forum: Wheels / Tires 08-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Russell James
WTB - Black ZL1/1LE wheels, and 2 MS SS rears

Looking to find a set of Black 10 spoke OE ZL1 or 1LE wheels.

Ideally I'd like to find 4 20 x 10 forged OE fronts. I'm going to put together a square set up for an SS that can be rotated....
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Russell James
I ended up just manually bleeding through almost...

I ended up just manually bleeding through almost 3 of the 500 ML Motul RBF 600 Factory line fluid. Worked perfectly on the HPDE day. Zero brake fade.

Not going to mess with the lines. Had zero...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 08-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 245,507
Posted By Russell James
Is that about the perfect square set up for an...

Is that about the perfect square set up for an SS?

I'm looking to do something square in the ZL1 black 10 spoke that I can rotate and do HPDE track days on. Wondering if a hair wider tire would...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Russell James
I did 4 20 min sessions last weekend. Had...

I did 4 20 min sessions last weekend. Had about a tablespoon in the catch can after. That included about 400 miles or so of other driving. Dipstick showed a hair low, maybe a tenth qt low.

If...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,379
Posted By Russell James
Exactly. There is a dealer that knows the rules...

Exactly. There is a dealer that knows the rules and details.

There is a labor operation set up for the free maintenance on 2014s. The one criteria it has is.... Maximum 4 in 24 months, ...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-06-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Russell James
Yes, I would like to get some 1LE take offs. ...

Yes, I would like to get some 1LE take offs. Love those black wheels, and the tires would stick a lot better than the Pirellis.

The Pirellis are great for learning the track. Did 4 sessions...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Russell James
I ended up just taking it easy on the stock...

I ended up just taking it easy on the stock Pirellis at the Gingerman HPDE. Had a CGI instructor doing a ride along instruction. And that was awesome to be shown the line by someone really good at...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,379
Posted By Russell James
You get 2 oil changes and tire rotations per...

You get 2 oil changes and tire rotations per year, 4 in 24 months. Simple as that.

No need to dicker over the OLM percent. Buddy of mine is a service manager and is real good with what the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,474
Posted By Russell James
Awesome track day at Gingerman today! Great...

Awesome track day at Gingerman today! Great weather all day. Awesome cars and more awesome people! Had a blast. Becky D can wheel that ZL1 around a track! In custom racing shoes to match her ZL1...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Russell James
Best HPDE tires for stock SS wheels?

Thinking of picking up some tires quick for the Gingerman HPDE event.

They'll need to fit the stock SS wheels. What brand/size would you get that would be better than the stock Pirellies?
...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Russell James
Sounds high. That is a bit over an hour labor....

Sounds high. That is a bit over an hour labor. Ask does it really take that long to push a couple computer buttons.

Maybe try pulling some fuses out overnight, a battery disconnect... second...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-30-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By Russell James
Engine should be fine. Takes a long time for 8...

Engine should be fine. Takes a long time for 8 qts to come out a small hole, and if it went completely out... you would have got several warning messages.

For peace of mind one thing you could...
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