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Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-28-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,555
Posted By wakespeak
Well GM is moving everything back to the US and...

Well GM is moving everything back to the US and introducing a new model....maybe too much at once. But don't forget BMW and Mercedes are exporting American built models. Workers have to be willing...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-26-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By wakespeak
I wonder if for the '17 or '18 MY if there will...

I wonder if for the '17 or '18 MY if there will be some tweaking with options. Maybe a Recaro option will be available with the 1SS.

I don't mind cloth seats but they retain everything and...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-26-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,063
Posted By wakespeak
Well the spoiler certainly fixes a lot of...

Well the spoiler certainly fixes a lot of commenting...its like they pulled the product list from this site.

Very smart by Chevy to release such a comprehensive list. This will drive more...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-21-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,296
Posted By wakespeak
All this discussion brings up an interesting...

All this discussion brings up an interesting question - so buy a decent Gen5 SS for $20K, put $10K into it (a new LS3 lists at $7800), and you're still ahead of the curve.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-21-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,296
Posted By wakespeak
I am going to seriously check out the Gen6 mostly...

I am going to seriously check out the Gen6 mostly because of its projected track credentials. To me the '12-'13 Gen5 is the muscle car perfected and a true classic.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-19-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,801
Posted By wakespeak
My problem was it was killing my octane and...

My problem was it was killing my octane and timing. I had pinging especially on hot days with premium. Also it can accumulate around the rings, not just on the valves, which can cause more blow-by...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,387
Posted By wakespeak
Wow no AFM with the manual straight from Al O. I...

Wow no AFM with the manual straight from Al O. I am back in for a Gen6, just when I was planning another round of upgrades on my current car thinking I was sticking with it.

Great to see the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By wakespeak
Have the 5.1 now. The stock is a long throw from...

Have the 5.1 now. The stock is a long throw from 2-3 especially, but not a big deal.
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-12-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,199
Posted By wakespeak
Are you happy with your Whiteline cradle inserts...

Are you happy with your Whiteline cradle inserts for the track? I am ok with the stock bushings but considering doing inserts or full bushings next time I take apart the rear.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-11-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,058
Posted By wakespeak
I read Motor oil university initially several...

I read Motor oil university initially several years ago and I consider it opinion. The author AE Haas, is a plastic surgeon in FL, not a chemical or mechanical engineer, that has the time/money to...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-10-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,206
Posted By wakespeak
Chevy will regain top, but not be as much as with...

Chevy will regain top, but not be as much as with the Gen5. The Gen6 looks better (more athletic) than the Mustang, but the GT350 with its seriously exotic engine may pull some SS sales. If Ford...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-10-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,621
Posted By wakespeak
^ this + driving over 50 in traffic is annoying...

^ this + driving over 50 in traffic is annoying to me with the eight speeds having very tall 7, 8th gears. Downshift 2 gears to pass, upshift, downshift 2 gears to pass, upshift.....
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,058
Posted By wakespeak
Ah, actually been a member of BITOG for 15ish...

Ah, actually been a member of BITOG for 15ish years. If you drill on the data in the oil reports section you will find that some synthetics, like Amsoil's, go up in viscosity with use. Others go...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-09-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,058
Posted By wakespeak
What they are saying in the thread is that some...

What they are saying in the thread is that some oils shear less over time than others, so change your oil more often is what i would say. It used to be pretty common for 5w30 to shear to a -20. ...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-06-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By wakespeak
I use this street and track: Pennzoil Ultra...

I use this street and track:

Pennzoil Ultra Euro L (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006A49J02?psc=1). This is the European spec (not the American GF-5) Pennzoil Platinum. HTHS of 3.68 and you...
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-05-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 37,943
Posted By wakespeak
Will be curious to see your temps. On a...

Will be curious to see your temps.

On a side note, I am wondering if the '14 front end affects temps. GM left the '13 front end on the ZL1, I thought I read for cooling. Since you have the...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,536
Posted By wakespeak
Good call. I may be driving a longer commute and...

Good call. I may be driving a longer commute and was thinking Miata, but will check the ST out. I had a Fiesta years ago in the UK and it was a blast.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By wakespeak
Mobil 1 10w-30 High Mileage is a different oil...

Mobil 1 10w-30 High Mileage is a different oil from their other products. I suspect it's an earlier formula. If you look at the specs it is API SL (older spec) and ACEA A3 (which means an HTHS of...
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-01-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 37,943
Posted By wakespeak
This is weird on your oil temps. My completely...

This is weird on your oil temps. My completely stock motor has never exceeded the third tick mark on the factory gauge (265F) here in TX. Is the factory gauge inaccurate?

Agree on the...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 08-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 20,549
Posted By wakespeak
My take is Ford needs the GT350 to steal some...

My take is Ford needs the GT350 to steal some thunder from the Camaro debut, but mostly to deal with the fact that Ford does not have a Corvette competitor. The market for $50K + cars is different,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-27-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By wakespeak
European requirement, great for us too. Wish it...

European requirement, great for us too. Wish it were on the earlier models.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By wakespeak
Sounds like the power steering pump. Try...

Sounds like the power steering pump. Try checking the fluid level. It may need changing.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-27-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,961
Posted By wakespeak
Anyone want a FI track car?? Anyone.. Bueller?? ...

Anyone want a FI track car?? Anyone.. Bueller?? Weight, power delivery, simplicity all favor the LS7. You don't need over about ~500 hp IMO. I am still seeing problems with the LT4 blowing up. ...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,834
Posted By wakespeak
I think we'll see the first magazine road tests...

I think we'll see the first magazine road tests in the Sept or Oct issues.

Sticking to: 0-60 4.4 and 1/4 in 12.8 for manual. Auto a couple of tenths faster..
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-26-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By wakespeak
+1

+1
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,519
Posted By wakespeak
Yes you should get the back up camera ("rear...

Yes you should get the back up camera ("rear vision package" on the 1SS). It will remove a lot of pain in garages, your driveway etc. If you have little kids its a must have. Visibility is hard...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-23-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,124
Posted By wakespeak
Yes, but isolating vibration from the intake...

Yes, but isolating vibration from the intake manifold may be a good thing a few years down the road. Could be stress fractures and so on...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By wakespeak
Synthetic fluids should help a lot. Going to ATF...

Synthetic fluids should help a lot. Going to ATF will get you a little boost in viscosity. 5w-20 oil might work too. Example:

Viscosity at 100 deg C (212F):

PS fluid: 7.1
ATF: 7.4
5w-20:...
Forum: Member Car Journals 07-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 37,943
Posted By wakespeak
How did you handle the bore center difference? ...

How did you handle the bore center difference? The stock hub is 66.9 mm correct?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-20-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By wakespeak
Registered, don't know if I made it.

Registered, don't know if I made it.
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