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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Russell James
I saw someone with a truck 5.3L get the pump...

I saw someone with a truck 5.3L get the pump swapped without lowering the truck pan. Ground a 10 mm box end thinner. Stuff the front with a rag so it doesn’t fall in the pan. Then got the bolt...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Russell James
Hey, are you guys coming to either Camarofest or...

Hey, are you guys coming to either Camarofest or LS Fest this year? I stumble across a few cam questions for my toys, will save them up for in person if you'll be at one the Fests again. Always a...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Russell James
Wonder if anyone has successfully R&R'd the pump...

Wonder if anyone has successfully R&R'd the pump without lowering the pan? I've seen claims of it on LS1tech but no details.

Removing the pump guts under the hex bolts. I guess it would...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Russell James
I was rooting for Chase Elliott. He's a wheel...

I was rooting for Chase Elliott. He's a wheel man with his Dad's talent and class.

For the 3 car to punt the leader into the wall on a super speedway... zero class. He's lucky Almirola is such...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Russell James
Depends on what the service manual says. Some...

Depends on what the service manual says. Some are TTY. Some are lb ft Tq. Some are depth, like the crank bolt is a combo of setting the crank snout depth, then a series of Tq on the old bolt,...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-15-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By Russell James
Get them all torqued down in the right sequence. ...

Get them all torqued down in the right sequence. You do half at a time, rotate motor 1 revolution, and do the remaining. Service manual has a listing of which ones to do a #1 TDC, and which to do...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-14-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By Russell James
That bearing is trashed. The cam journal is...

That bearing is trashed. The cam journal is hardened, the soft aluminum bearing will show debris damage before the cam journal.

If it wiped out a lifter and cam lobe, how does that lifter bore...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-14-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,042
Posted By Russell James
Not paranoid, they make lightweight spares that...

Not paranoid, they make lightweight spares that would fit down in the tire well.

Plenty more stuff to bring too. In my trunk of my DD or any long road trip car:

Fire extinguisher
Window...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-14-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Russell James
On most it is in the right (passenger) side of...

On most it is in the right (passenger) side of oil pan. Combination oil level/temp sensor.

#8 is the oil cooler bypass valve. Not serviceable, it comes with the cooler.

part # 12603781 is the...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-13-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By Russell James
Redo. Washer required. ...

Redo. Washer required.

http://www.saccitycorvette.com/AlignItTools.html

If the directions use an angle meter, it's tq to yield. If just a lb ft spec, it's a normal bolt/reuse.

Need...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-12-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Russell James
Road trip to WCCH with a stop at In & Out Burger...

Road trip to WCCH with a stop at In & Out Burger on the way back. I've watched The Big Labowski too many times.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-12-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Russell James
How far are you from Van Nuys? You have West...

How far are you from Van Nuys? You have West Coast Cylinder Heads out there. If I was out that way I'd be stopping by there. They have some sweet 12 deg small bore LS7 style. Or can CNC what...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-12-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Russell James
As long as you know for sure the locks and...

As long as you know for sure the locks and retainers are the right part, right angle... it's pretty much fool proof. One that is not seated right will look all jacked up. Look down the row of...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-11-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Russell James
Post 2 in this thread is a good explanation of...

Post 2 in this thread is a good explanation of checking lifter bore clearance.

https://ls1tech.com/forums/generation-iv-internal-engine/1853322-lifter-bore-clearance-too-loose.html
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-11-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Russell James
They all have that hole there. That how oil gets...

They all have that hole there. That how oil gets up the push rod to the rocker.

Assuming you don’t bleed off pressure in the tore up lifter bore.

You build a performance engine by...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-10-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Russell James
The top rides in the guide, bottom in the block. ...

The top rides in the guide, bottom in the block. In the lifter bore they need about .0012" to .0014" give or take a few ten thousandths. That precision fit controls oil pressure to the mains. ...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-10-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Russell James
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJO-WEEwOjM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJO-WEEwOjM
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-10-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Russell James
If it were some rare or high dollar block, could...

If it were some rare or high dollar block, could check with a machine shop and see if they could bore and bronze bush the lifter bores. If not..scrap metal pile.

The lifter bores have to be...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-10-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,052
Posted By Russell James
If using rocker nut turns, you're doing it wrong....

If using rocker nut turns, you're doing it wrong. That will put you in a guesstimated preload.

To get it exact, you contact the cam maker and the lifter maker. Come to a conclusion on what...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-07-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Russell James
Did you get an OE belt? It comes with a little...

Did you get an OE belt? It comes with a little tool to help stretch it over.

If you have an L99, may have to fiddle with/move cam sensor plug/mounting.

You get it started with that little...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By Russell James
A cheap little Harbor Freight bench top press...

A cheap little Harbor Freight bench top press works great for trunion pressing.

With the needle bearing upgrades... most of the recent stuff is fine. It was the early Comp versions that were...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-02-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,430
Posted By Russell James
Yeah, high mileage engines will look...

Yeah, high mileage engines will look clean...that's because of the super high detergent content. With very high performance, you want the opposite... lower detergent, along with the very high anti...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-02-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,430
Posted By Russell James
Maybe try to get a hair longer bolt in that...

Maybe try to get a hair longer bolt in that stripped spot. Sometimes a little longer bolt will grab some threads still there. Maybe a 1/2 inch longer so you can see where it bottoms out, then...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-01-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Russell James
I remember the Pennzoil of the 80s. I was a tech...

I remember the Pennzoil of the 80s. I was a tech at a small independent shop, we did tons of - clean out the top end, valve seal jobs. The head drain backs would completely plug, and the valve...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-30-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Russell James
Here is a nice 419" stroker build that shows good...

Here is a nice 419" stroker build that shows good boost pistons:
http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/engines-drivetrain/1507-street-engine-how-to-blown-and-bulletproof-700-rwhp-419ci-ls3/

If you are...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-29-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Russell James
They look like Wiseco pistons, with the exhaust...

They look like Wiseco pistons, with the exhaust relief cut a bit deeper than intake, and the spark plug relief.
...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,927
Posted By Russell James
Absolutely do not want. I'll drive myself.

Absolutely do not want. I'll drive myself.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-28-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Russell James
I think it's good info, I've seen several people...

I think it's good info, I've seen several people break ARP head bolts on install. Who knows if they didn't lube them right, or a bad bolt. I know the instructions that come with the LS bolt kit...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 01-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,087
Posted By Russell James
AFM in all cylinders? I'll pass on that, have...

AFM in all cylinders? I'll pass on that, have zero interest in anything with AFM. I'll be getting a 2500HD 6.0L in the Spring. Good old LS motor, non AFM, Key Start, 6spd auto..... For a pickup...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-26-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Russell James
Are you going to have sufficient PTV clearance...

Are you going to have sufficient PTV clearance with that much milled and thinner HG? Thought the SS3 was close with stock cc and HG.
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