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Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 03-31-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By nemosgt
Side to side difference can be corrected with...

Side to side difference can be corrected with extensions on the gas pedal. Fore and aft: Remember you will probably have lots of brake on when heel and toeing at the track and then brake and gas...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-01-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By nemosgt
Fourth generation Camaros often made low whiney...

Fourth generation Camaros often made low whiney noises when making slow speed turns. Cure was to add a bottle of friction-modifier to the differential. Could this be the problem?

Cheers.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-01-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,465
Posted By nemosgt
1) Buy a tire-pressure gauge and check pressures...

1) Buy a tire-pressure gauge and check pressures once a week.

2) Set pressures as indicated on the door jamb or glove box when tires are cold.

3) Ignore the higher pressures as the tires...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 02-26-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By nemosgt
Most track days are run pretty safely. Usually no...

Most track days are run pretty safely. Usually no passing except in one or two designated passing zones and only with a point-by from the passee. People who tail-gate or act like jerks get parked by...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-22-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By nemosgt
Exactly. Bigger brakes don't stop you quicker....

Exactly. Bigger brakes don't stop you quicker. Added weight may cause longer stopping distances. So not a big deal on the street in every day driving. Try the larger brakes during a track day. This...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-21-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By nemosgt
Agree with this. Most new cars today have decent...

Agree with this. Most new cars today have decent brakes and I don't think the Camaro stops much shorter than most cars, Brembos or not.

Cheers.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-21-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,500
Posted By nemosgt
Agree about the tire pressure readings. These are...

Agree about the tire pressure readings. These are usually in error if my wife's CTS OnStar is any example. Recommend buying a tire-pressure gauge and using it weekly. Set the required or desired...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,573
Posted By nemosgt
Lot of info here, some mostly accurate. 1)...

Lot of info here, some mostly accurate.

1) Buy a tire-pressure gauge and use it once a week.

2) Set your required tire pressures when tires are cold, period. They will rise as the tires heat...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-21-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,595
Posted By nemosgt
Don't downshift for slowing, however leave the...

Don't downshift for slowing, however leave the car in gear until you are nearly stopped. This provides a stabilizing effect on the car as it slows. It is actually against the law in some areas to...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By nemosgt
Hi tyler20c. When slowing for a stop, leave...

Hi tyler20c.

When slowing for a stop, leave the car in gear until you have almost come to a stop and select neutral before the car stalls. The reason is that with the transmission engaged it is...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 12-17-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By nemosgt
First time I've heard of trail braking with...

First time I've heard of trail braking with throttle and brakes together. Where did you find this method? Usually adding throttle in a turn increases understeer. Maybe this is why you had too much...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 12-15-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,076
Posted By nemosgt
Tacoma at fault. But let me play devil's advocate...

Tacoma at fault. But let me play devil's advocate here for a moment.
Were you aware of the stopped cars to your left and did you wonder why they had stopped? Could have been a child crossing or a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-15-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By nemosgt
What if you supercharge and then the C6 does the...

What if you supercharge and then the C6 does the same? Or the Shelby adds a new pulley? There will always be someone faster. Enjoy your car and don't worry whether your the fastest or not.
Otherwise...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-15-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By nemosgt
I am not kidding. Turning the nozzle completely...

I am not kidding. Turning the nozzle completely upside down often works with my car.
As for having the dealer try a fix, lots of people on the Mustang sites have gone through this with mixed...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By nemosgt
Common problem on the new Stangs. My '06...

Common problem on the new Stangs.
My '06 occasionally acts up.
There is a supposed big fix but it doesn't always cure the problem.

Do as others have suggested, including turn the nozzle...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 12-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By nemosgt
Lots of answers in the General Discussion forum....

Lots of answers in the General Discussion forum. As mentioned the "skip-shift" feature allows GM to meet certain government fuel consumption requirements. If the system operates it means you are just...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 12-02-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By nemosgt
Yes, that is the correct answer. Had to change...

Yes, that is the correct answer. Had to change fluid every six months on my "95 and '98 Camaros to keep the rear quiet. Just a slight low moan on slow turns such as in a parking lot. However, I did...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,491
Posted By nemosgt
For crying out loud everybody. Get the skip shift...

For crying out loud everybody. Get the skip shift eliminator installed. It's cheap and you don't have to play around with fancy ideas on how to circumvent it. You're supposed to enjoy your car, not...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,615
Posted By nemosgt
I like the looks and performance of the Camaro a...

I like the looks and performance of the Camaro a lot. However, having said that, I fear for sales down the road. We have had a pent-up demand by the Camaro enthusiasts driving sales. In a year or two...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,255
Posted By nemosgt
Is the fact the car is heavy not due to the...

Is the fact the car is heavy not due to the chassis being the same one used for the Holdens and other cars which are slightly larger than ideal for the Camaro?
It was more cost effective than...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-29-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By nemosgt
I would rather Ford spent the money on a...

I would rather Ford spent the money on a six-speed or 400 HP than the lighting system. I just leave "my lighting" on green so it matches the center console which can't be changed.

Cheers.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-29-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,109
Posted By nemosgt
Okay, cool then. Still be careful with the power...

Okay, cool then. Still be careful with the power in a turn as you discovered and be sure to leave the T/C on if you are just driving around and not racing. For the OP, it will be obvious to you when...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-29-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,109
Posted By nemosgt
Smile Hi Russ. Are you sure it was the...

Hi Russ.

Are you sure it was the rev-limiter and not the traction control? When you add too much throttle in a turn the tires will break loose, lose traction and you will spin-out. The T/C senses...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-29-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,109
Posted By nemosgt
You can over-rev the engine if you miss a shift....

You can over-rev the engine if you miss a shift. i.e. You select third instead of fifth on the way up or first instead of third on the way down while near the red-line. The limiter has to see the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-27-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,469
Posted By nemosgt
"That said, if I was big into racing (I'd like to...

"That said, if I was big into racing (I'd like to be, but I haven't gotten into that much) or if I was a world class driver like some of the members here, I'd op for the ZR1."
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Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 11-26-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,718
Posted By nemosgt
Smile When you ask others you are going to get biased...

When you ask others you are going to get biased opinions, a lot of which is based on misinformation and personal likes and dislikes and none of it should affect your choice.

Anthonybyram is...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 11-25-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By nemosgt
The problem with speed shifting is that you are...

The problem with speed shifting is that you are using a death grip on the shifter and ramming it where you think it should go bypassing the spring protection and any feel you might have. May work for...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By nemosgt
bmac: As above. Drive it like a normal car...

bmac:

As above. Drive it like a normal car and you will be fine. After all, there are several sedans that have high performance levels also and people can drive like jerks in most cars out there...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-24-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,469
Posted By nemosgt
Smile A number of testers do agree with Clarkson that...

A number of testers do agree with Clarkson that cars like the Audi or GTR are not much fun on a road course. You just get in and point them and they do the driving. There seems to be more skill...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By nemosgt
I would add that you should be able to let the...

I would add that you should be able to let the clutch out slowly and not have to add any throttle at all. Try it in the parking lot. It works. Car will move slowly with your foot completely off the...
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