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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-17-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By wakespeak
MTF has a higher viscosity (thicker) if I recall...

MTF has a higher viscosity (thicker) if I recall correctly. In that case ATF is probably going to maintain your warranty. Folks have said they called Tremec and they recommended Mobil 1 Synthetic...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 12-17-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By wakespeak
You could also check Corvette forums for LS7...

You could also check Corvette forums for LS7 recommendations.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 12-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,855
Posted By wakespeak
I'll still take the simplicity of the LS3 in a...

I'll still take the simplicity of the LS3 in a nicely sprung chassis minus 200-300 pounds from the Gen5. Add a standard 3.91 and home run.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 12-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By wakespeak
This nails it. Buick is a distraction for GM and...

This nails it. Buick is a distraction for GM and customers alike.

However I would add that there is some rational for Buick (in the US market) to sell to customers that want a luxury front wheel...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By wakespeak
Agree with you on most points and love the car. ...

Agree with you on most points and love the car. However the ability to go nearly 80 mph in 2nd is tall gearing to me. Ford offered the 3.73 on the lighter Mustang with 19" wheels. Dodge uses the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By wakespeak
Rear 1LE sway bar and rear 1LE toe links fixed...

Rear 1LE sway bar and rear 1LE toe links fixed the standard SS suspension for me, which was some wallowing in turns and too much body roll. I have some other parts but those 2 had the biggest...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-13-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By wakespeak
The 3.45 rear end is just wrong. Having said...

The 3.45 rear end is just wrong. Having said that the ls3 does seem to go to a softer fuel trim easily. Going to a catch can then waiting a couple thousand miles finally got my car consistent. Any...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,593
Posted By wakespeak
In the US, the law would probably be contested...

In the US, the law would probably be contested using the constitution's 8th amendment:"cruel and unusual punishment". Alternatively public outrage would, in a real sense, threaten a politician's...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,741
Posted By wakespeak
I had spec'd a '15 1LE 1SS with Recaros, NPP,...

I had spec'd a '15 1LE 1SS with Recaros, NPP, rear vision package when I had time to be more heavily involved in HPDE's. I also considered the CTS-V brake option. I would have added the gauge...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 12-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By wakespeak
I also use the Valvoline DOT3/4 synthetic and it...

I also use the Valvoline DOT3/4 synthetic and it seems to work well. You will notice the creaking go away when the clutch is depressed after it gets fully into the system. I used the GM fluid when...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 11-30-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,815
Posted By wakespeak
Techturtle, what instructions did you use? ...

Techturtle, what instructions did you use?

Did the axles pop out of the diff or were special technique necessary?

Also do you have NPP? Wondering about the proper way to disconnect it.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-28-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,879
Posted By wakespeak
Its not just the engine but the diff,...

Its not just the engine but the diff, transmission, brakes. They all have different issues when new. The only positive I have ever heard regarding "hard" break in, is seating the rings, which is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-28-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,864
Posted By wakespeak
The LS3 is a performance oriented engine from the...

The LS3 is a performance oriented engine from the Corvette, happy to run on the track at 5-6K rpm. No VVT and no AFM. I love it for those reasons. The L99 is for a different customer, but still a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,855
Posted By wakespeak
I don't think there is anything new here. GM...

I don't think there is anything new here. GM owns the copywrite to the software used in its cars if they wrote it, or had it written for them. The article talks about whether there could be a...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 11-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,688
Posted By wakespeak
The GT350 is a very interesting car for sure. If...

The GT350 is a very interesting car for sure. If Chevy can keep the weight down with gen6 then the exotic Ford engine will be less of an advantage. Kudos to Ford for keeping the bar high.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 35,328
Posted By wakespeak
Great job on the renderings. I hope the...

Great job on the renderings. I hope the headlights are more than HID lenses nested in slits however. The standard lenses on the z/28 actually look better than the SS headlights on the '14 refresh I...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-21-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By wakespeak
LS3, as is in the new lighter chassis would be...

LS3, as is in the new lighter chassis would be fine with me. The LS3 has great power curves for both torque and hp, and no AFM or VVT. Maybe GM will offer the LS3 for the first couple of model...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-21-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 10,814
Posted By wakespeak
This is the problem IMO. Use DOT4 like the...

This is the problem IMO. Use DOT4 like the remote reservoirs' caps say. DOT3 is not up to the temps.
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 11-21-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 33,086
Posted By wakespeak
Seen a couple now in person and the answer is no...

Seen a couple now in person and the answer is no from a styling perspective. Too much nose and too much tail. The car does not look athletic.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By wakespeak
The stock plug wires have very fragile connectors...

The stock plug wires have very fragile connectors at the coil. I have broken 2 just pushing a little too hard.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 11-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By wakespeak
The lower pour point indicates a different...

The lower pour point indicates a different formulation of base oils. GF-5 is supposed to be better than GF-4 but both are still very fuel economy biased. It carries the Dexos rating, which means...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 11-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,429
Posted By wakespeak
I wonder if just pulling the dipstick and reading...

I wonder if just pulling the dipstick and reading it with an infrared temp gauge would provide a fairly accurate reading?
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,193
Posted By wakespeak
I think Chevy has a better idea on what the 1LE...

I think Chevy has a better idea on what the 1LE needs to do than they did in 2009, when the Gen5 was such a radical new car. Also, the chassis in ATS/CTS form has been out for a while. Still, it...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-02-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By wakespeak
The springs on the same for the 2012+ (FE4) SS. ...

The springs on the same for the 2012+ (FE4) SS. Your 2011 springs need to be upgraded.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-27-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By wakespeak
I had this after a track weekend. I thought for...

I had this after a track weekend. I thought for sure the rotors were worped. I found another thread on here with a TSB that suggested retorquing the lug nuts to 140lbs/ft. The shaking under...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 10-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,776
Posted By wakespeak
You can order a 1LE with CTS-V front brakes. ...

You can order a 1LE with CTS-V front brakes.

I would take the 1LE if I tracked often. Less to break, cheaper to fix, better throttle on balance (as I have heard), almost 260lbs lighter. Finally,...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 10-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 33,086
Posted By wakespeak
boolean tradeForMustang { buy = no; if...

boolean tradeForMustang {

buy = no;

if (checkStylingInPerson() > gen5styling) {

buy = yes;
while(track performance not equal to '13 1LE) {
wait(1_model_year);
if...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 10-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,070
Posted By wakespeak
Love it. As another article said: anyone can...

Love it. As another article said: anyone can build a car that makes great numbers with a six figure price tag. Further, the Z28 is really the only practical option if you track often.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 10-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,784
Posted By wakespeak
Interested to see how long these components last....

Interested to see how long these components last. OEM shocks lasted maybe 20k miles into the 90s (and were too soft to begin with), but seem much better now. Our Suburban's are fine at 89K miles...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 10-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By wakespeak
Fuel continues to drip from the injectors unless...

Fuel continues to drip from the injectors unless you depressurize the fuel system in my experience. So your problem would be fuel dilution after storage. Therefore if you only change once a year I...
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