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Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Russell James
Yeah, I'm not sure the description they told me...

Yeah, I'm not sure the description they told me for why is very accurate. But more so, bigger is better for racing.

For my race cars I've always used the biggest WIX racing filter I can use.
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Forum: Forced Induction - V8 Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Russell James
I've copied this method from LS1tech and used it...

I've copied this method from LS1tech and used it several times. This example assumes you are shooting for .100 preload, and your pushrod checker is .050 per turn.

You are basically setting the...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Russell James
What cam? lifters? Heads milled? Stock .051 HG? ...

What cam? lifters? Heads milled? Stock .051 HG?

Call the cam company, ask if the base circle is stock. Call the lifter company ask how much preload.

Generally, I know this is controversial,...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,958
Posted By Russell James
No. You compensate for low octane by...

No.

You compensate for low octane by raising the octane.

With that car, I'd have a real good CAI on there. I like the CAI brand. Enough octane boost to get rid of KR. And call it good.
...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Russell James
Chevy's call center 800#. Took them a while to...

Chevy's call center 800#. Took them a while to find the right source.

I haven't compared the 48 to a 64, but there must be enough of a capacity difference for them to recommend it in the track...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Russell James
From what I heard, nothing to do with break in or...

From what I heard, nothing to do with break in or media. Strictly a volume issue. A small filter not being able to keep up with racing conditions. Draining too fast was the concern with a small...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-16-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Russell James
I've seen some bolt on tow hooks that bolt onto...

I've seen some bolt on tow hooks that bolt onto the front bumper bar behind the front fascia and stick out through the grill. That would be a nice spot to winch in from.

I a 24 ft enclosed...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Russell James
I called and asked... why the different filter...

I called and asked... why the different filter for racing.

Heard back later, higher capacity for cornering. Smaller filter empties too fast when used in high speed cornering.

So there you...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,452
Posted By Russell James
Because lots of stuff is being added to the oil,...

Because lots of stuff is being added to the oil, at the same time it is burning a little off.

Even with or without a catch can, an engine will be burning oil. Rings do not scrape cyl walls...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Russell James
Very cool. How did you get track time on COTA? ...

Very cool. How did you get track time on COTA?

That's on my bucket list of must do road courses. I hope to run there sometime in the next couple years. Do they have HPDE days?

That must...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Russell James
Have you tracked it with the LS7? Would be...

Have you tracked it with the LS7?

Would be an interesting comparison of lap times to see if more hp = faster laps on the typical US road course.

Seems like they have the current set up...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Russell James
What do you mean by "servicing". When going...

What do you mean by "servicing".

When going with a more aggressive cam, the only added maintenance is changing the valve springs more often than a stock set up. I'd plan on at least every couple...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Russell James
The 48E is not used on a Camaro. That's the price...

The 48E is not used on a Camaro. That's the price leader sold at Walmart.

The '15 V8 Camaros take a PF48 for wet sump, PF48R for the LS7 dry sump.

Took my '14 Silverado in for it's Chevy paid...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,958
Posted By Russell James
Let it go. He was told long ago the garbage gas...

Let it go. He was told long ago the garbage gas in Cali was the problem. First tech to look at it gave an accurate diagnosis.

It would be lucky to get a lawn mower to run good on 91 E10. If...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Russell James
If 64 is the old 48... then it's different from...

If 64 is the old 48... then it's different from the 48R.

The 48R has a thicker shell for higher oil pressure. Required for dry sump. And a thicker shell would definately be needed for using a...
Forum: ZL1 Wheels/Tires 04-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Poll: TIRE WARNING
Views: 1,075
Posted By Russell James
I wouldn't go too fast on those tires. If driven...

I wouldn't go too fast on those tires. If driven at 20F they are now junk.

Michelin makes some nice all season tires.

For summer only tires that have a cold weather warning...it's not just...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,958
Posted By Russell James
Exactly. A big supercharged 550 + hp V8 is going...

Exactly. A big supercharged 550 + hp V8 is going to run much better on the best available fuel. 91 is far from optimal. And not all 91 is created the same, some high pollution areas of the country...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-08-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,958
Posted By Russell James
The '13 and earlier manuals had the ... use 93...

The '13 and earlier manuals had the ... use 93 for best performance ... statement.

Not sure why they took that out for '14 and '15. Exact same LSA engine, and exact same reality that 93 will...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-08-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,958
Posted By Russell James
Exactly. 93 is going to run a whole lot better...

Exactly. 93 is going to run a whole lot better than 91.

A dealer cannot alter a calibration. Not possible. They can load whatever calibration is available for that VIN through GM. Sometimes...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,170
Posted By Russell James
Thole front fascia comes off pretty easy. Saves...

Thole front fascia comes off pretty easy. Saves from any oopsies and scrapes will pulling and reinstalling.

If I was pulling one out, it'd be going back in with a 416 stroker kit. the tq...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-08-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Russell James
When is the last time you checked it? This...

When is the last time you checked it?

This is why they put a manual in the glove box. New engines use oil during break in, check often and keep full.

After break in, if still using...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-08-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By Russell James
Take it to the dealer's body shop. It will be...

Take it to the dealer's body shop. It will be obvious to an experienced painter.

Paint defects are covered by the bumper to bumper warranty. Damage no.

It's like looking at a weld and...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-06-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Russell James
Chevy's phone number is in your owner's manual. ...

Chevy's phone number is in your owner's manual. I'm sure they could get the question to the right person and let you know.
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 04-02-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Russell James
There is going to be a lot of variation in...

There is going to be a lot of variation in weights. So the answer to that one is... depends on which one you get and how much you want to spend.

Weight loss comes from attention to every single...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-31-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By Russell James
Nope. All my lights go out. But 4 or more days...

Nope. All my lights go out. But 4 or more days and its a dead battery.

You'd think they'd have found and fixed that in basic R&D testing.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-31-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By Russell James
I'm using one on my '14 Silverado. Works great,...

I'm using one on my '14 Silverado. Works great, love the V8 all the time. The AFM on the new trucks absolutely sucks ass. The stupid thing stays in 4 cy mode going around a slow corner. Huge...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 03-26-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Russell James
The UPF 48R has been used on the LS7 for years. ...

The UPF 48R has been used on the LS7 for years. Can't imagine it would be a problem now.

The LS7 went to it because of the thicker can for higher pressure. I don't know why anything else would...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 03-25-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By Russell James
What would be nice would be if a splitter were...

What would be nice would be if a splitter were designed to be easily removed. 99.99 percent of driving will never need that splitter. Going to a very high speed track, mount that sucker up. The...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By Russell James
Makes for a nice ride and very adjustable. But...

Makes for a nice ride and very adjustable. But $$$$

If it is there, hopefully it optional. Expensive to buy new, very expensive to fix if a shock craps out and starts leaking.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-25-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,428
Posted By Russell James
Look up the average age and income buyer for the...

Look up the average age and income buyer for the Camaro and Corvette. Which ever you are closer to... go for it. That way you'll kind of be hanging with the same crowd of people as your stage in life...
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