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Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-04-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By wakespeak
Check the oil filter. I find they need to be...

Check the oil filter. I find they need to be tightened until they dead-end or they can leak with the LS engines.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-21-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,966
Posted By wakespeak
20w-50 is likely too thick unless you got it...

20w-50 is likely too thick unless you got it above 225F. The stock pump goes to bypass at just 50 psi, so you might be dumping a lot of volume back in the pan at revs unless the oil is hot. You...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-21-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By wakespeak
Its normal and I also have had luck with a catch...

Its normal and I also have had luck with a catch can slowing it down.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-21-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,753
Posted By wakespeak
I shift 1-3 when cold as I have a slight downhill...

I shift 1-3 when cold as I have a slight downhill just after the house. The transmission seems to shift better into 2nd after about 5 minutes of driving.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-03-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,365
Posted By wakespeak
The question mark to me is what will happen as a...

The question mark to me is what will happen as a response to the Voodoo equipped Mustang this time. A ZL1 is not really that car IMO. I think there will be an SS with 20 more hp, revised gearing,...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-02-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,824
Posted By wakespeak
With a 300lb reduction in weight, more hp, and a...

With a 300lb reduction in weight, more hp, and a great handling chassis the V6 looks like a great value and all the power you need for day to day driving. I would be comparing the suspension...
Forum: I4 Turbo LTG Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-28-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By wakespeak
Gotta put premium in these engines! Otherwise...

Gotta put premium in these engines! Otherwise drive it like a grandma.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-16-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By wakespeak
IMO the SS is not right without those parts. ...

IMO the SS is not right without those parts.

Just installing the 1LE rear stabilizer bar will have the largest affect in terms of annoying body roll and reduced understeer. If you get...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 11-28-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,489
Posted By wakespeak
I gotta think around 2017 Ford will come out with...

I gotta think around 2017 Ford will come out with a revised model that is minus 200 lbs. Great times! If the Mustang had the Gen6 proportions (less of a tail and a shorter snout) it would look a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-20-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,602
Posted By wakespeak
Since its used you may want to try changing the...

Since its used you may want to try changing the transmission fluid. If the previous owner put in a non-spec thicker trans fluid it could be affecting the cold temp flow. Some of the manual...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 27,835
Posted By wakespeak
GT350R: carbon fiber wheels result in 60lbs of...

GT350R: carbon fiber wheels result in 60lbs of unsprung rotating weight reduction vs the aluminum wheels. That is truly massive in terms of getting the car rolling.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 11-18-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By wakespeak
Ah, you don't know about the GM fuel saving...

Ah, you don't know about the GM fuel saving alternators. When they sense the battery is charged they essentially switch off (fluctuates to 12v vs 14v) to lower load on the engine. Our Suburban does...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 11-18-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By wakespeak
Have you changed the oil since you picked it up?...

Have you changed the oil since you picked it up? I often find changing the oil/filter helps a lot. Who knows what's in there and for how long. Also in general aluminum engines are noisy when cold.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By wakespeak
Most boat winter layup procedures include an oil...

Most boat winter layup procedures include an oil change. (Most engines are GM V-8's or V-6's). The reason being fuel and combustion by-products can be corrosive, and corrosion inhibitors in oil can...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,906
Posted By wakespeak
I would retest after an oil change to your...

I would retest after an oil change to your favorite synthetic and then climbing up with high revs (above 3K) to unload the bearings while moving oil, water, and air through the motor at faster rates....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,678
Posted By wakespeak
After seeing some close ups of the poor machining...

After seeing some close ups of the poor machining of the oil pump in another thread I would be much more comfortable with a blueprinted Melling pump.

In my case I noticed the oil pressure a little...
Forum: Photos | Videos | Renderings 11-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,530
Posted By wakespeak
Wow the cats are right next to the transmission. ...

Wow the cats are right next to the transmission. The rear suspension looks to have solved the issues native to the Gen5: use of spherical bearings and I don't see much in terms of big cradle...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-04-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By wakespeak
Get the factory pads off Amazon. Punch out the...

Get the factory pads off Amazon. Punch out the pins, remove spring plate, pull old pads out from top, insert new in, put retaining plate back, put back in pins. You may have to use a hammer handle...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,230
Posted By wakespeak
I think you are right. I have seen cooling cited...

I think you are right. I have seen cooling cited as the for reason for keeping the ZL1 front end unchanged for '14.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,230
Posted By wakespeak
Camaro 6 Gen6 owners manual link ...

Camaro 6 Gen6 owners manual link
(http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=426086)

I think its the same for the Corvette LT1: Dexos 1 for street and Dexos 2 for track in the US. The...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-03-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By wakespeak
I have tried over inflating one wheel at a time...

I have tried over inflating one wheel at a time (say to 40 psi) to see if the vibration goes away or changes to find a tire/wheel problem.

I have had out of balance rear tires shake the wheel/car...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-01-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By wakespeak
Have you tracked those tires? The Pirelli's on...

Have you tracked those tires? The Pirelli's on my SS get hard after a few heat cycles and break loose a lot easier.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-31-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,230
Posted By wakespeak
From the Gen6 owners manual for the LT1 in the...

From the Gen6 owners manual for the LT1 in the track use section:

6.2L (LT1) Engine
Change the engine oil to 0W-40 or 5W-40 that meets the dexos2TM specification. If this oil is not available,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-30-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,240
Posted By wakespeak
If I were a '15 V-6 buyer I would hold out for...

If I were a '15 V-6 buyer I would hold out for the Gen6 aside from cost. The '15 Gen5 SS and particularly the 1LE hold up really well styling wise, its just preference. I like the LS3 without AFM,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-25-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By wakespeak
Thanks for the history. Will help the rest of...

Thanks for the history. Will help the rest of us. I am thinking my bearings will fail with a little more track use.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 10-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,619
Posted By wakespeak
The latest Mustang platform is only even with the...

The latest Mustang platform is only even with the Gen5 in terms of handling. The 1LE is better than the GT/Track Pack from what I have read. The Mustang is bouncy on the street and mushy on the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,396
Posted By wakespeak
This was interesting. Watch out for the subframe...

This was interesting. Watch out for the subframe crack:

7 Things I Learned From Buying My Own E46 M3 (https://www.carthrottle.com/post/7-things-i-learned-from-buying-my-own-e46-m3/)

0-60 in...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-16-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By wakespeak
Funny Camaro Video

Rich kid (https://www.facebook.com/TheEccentricDeanAmbrose/videos/1671470579755624/)
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By wakespeak
I think its the same as the SS: press and hold...

I think its the same as the SS: press and hold the button for 7-10 secs. See this (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399104) thread.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-15-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By wakespeak
No oil consumption typically after track weekends...

No oil consumption typically after track weekends (7-8 20-25 min sessions). I recall once adding a little when the engine was newer. I leave the level 1/4 qt low as I am more concerned with foaming...
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