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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-25-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Russell James
I do it with a few gallons of distilled water. ...

I do it with a few gallons of distilled water.

Drain it, fill back up with distilled water. Run it for a few minutes. Drain it again.

Since there is some water in there not coming out, I...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Russell James
It's fine. Only difference is the outer shell...

It's fine. Only difference is the outer shell is thicker with a much higher burst rating due to the wet sump LS7 motor has very high cold start oil pressure.

You're probably seeing higher oil...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Russell James
I stop at every single rest area, and walk quite...

I stop at every single rest area, and walk quite a bit. And stop early. I stop driving each day around dinner time. Get some good eats, and always stay at a nice place like a Hampton Inn, with...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-22-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,298
Posted By Russell James
Tell him to get a 5 gas analyzer. Just measuring...

Tell him to get a 5 gas analyzer. Just measuring CO is only one emission gas affected by cats. If he's going to get his panties in a bunch over CO, the NOx and HC's ought to really raise his BP.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-22-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By Russell James
You're over thinking it. Use your favorite...

You're over thinking it.

Use your favorite brand of synthetic gear lube. Check the bottle. If it says it contains LS additive, don't add any more. If it doesn't, add the GM LS additive.
...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Russell James
I'm using a Range on my '14 Silverado 5.3L. So...

I'm using a Range on my '14 Silverado 5.3L. So far working great. Hate that stupid 4 cyl mode. Getting the same 21 mpgs on all hwy driving as without the Range.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-20-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Russell James
I think that Yukon Denali would fit all the...

I think that Yukon Denali would fit all the requirements nice. Loaded to the gills and that 6.2L runs sweet.

Not overly flashy either. A lot of people avoid docs that are driving uber expensive...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By Russell James
I've used Royal Purple Max Gear 75w140 in all my...

I've used Royal Purple Max Gear 75w140 in all my Camaros and other hot rods with LS rear diffs.

It already contains the LS additive.

Whatever brand you choose, the bottle will say if it...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Russell James
The Wixom Performance center built the hand built...

The Wixom Performance center built the hand built performance engines. The COPO engines, dry sump Vette engines... There were some articles published that said that engine production would move to...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 12-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By Russell James
That's pretty much the exact same as every other...

That's pretty much the exact same as every other GM car.

The differences for the Z28 come in the track prep...

bedding in the brakes
changing to racing oil
changing to racing brake fluid...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Russell James
Why would you only be able to purchase Valvoline?...

Why would you only be able to purchase Valvoline? Are you stranded in a communist country or something?

If this is for an M6, Royal Purple Synchromax works real good.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Russell James
GM has a bulletin to use Dielectric grease part...

GM has a bulletin to use Dielectric grease part # 12377900 on ECM connectors. It should work good.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Russell James
It looks like the ECMs look for amps there, not...

It looks like the ECMs look for amps there, not volts. So a high resistance connection or ground somewhere could cause the issue. Or a bad O2 heater element. Might show near normal volts at the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Russell James
Maybe you got another bad O2 sensor. You...

Maybe you got another bad O2 sensor.

You could try swapping them side to side.

I believe P0161 is the heating element current fault.


"The ECM detects that the HO2S 2 heater current is...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 11-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Russell James
...and I'd run the serial number past the local...

...and I'd run the serial number past the local chevy dealer's service dept. May lead to the the reason why it was pulled out. A stock LS7 would have come with a 100k warranty. Leading a thinker...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 10-31-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Russell James
If it will work on a '13 Silverado 5.3L, ...

If it will work on a '13 Silverado 5.3L, interested in it if you still have it.
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 10-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Russell James
pic of the engraved VIN number? A long...

pic of the engraved VIN number?

A long block... you put the intake, exhaust manifolds on, accessories, install, start. Read that wiki definition better...assembled...cylinder head. That is not...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 10-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Russell James
If it was a 25K OE engine.... will be a portion...

If it was a 25K OE engine.... will be a portion of the VIN engraved on the block.

You could post it here, or any dealer can look up the history of that motor.

My money is on a dealer replaced...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 10-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Russell James
A mystery motor partially dissassembled is...

A mystery motor partially dissassembled is worth... scrap price for the metals.

If a shop that specializes in building LS motors checks all the vitals, then you have the value of those parts as...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 10-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,613
Posted By Russell James
Are you sure the traction control is completely...

Are you sure the traction control is completely off when racing?

If someone describes it as it feels like the car won't go, that sounds like the feeling of TC.

Sometimes a long burnout will...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,196
Posted By Russell James
I probably could have worded it better. It's not...

I probably could have worded it better. It's not physically labeled on their DR's, it's in their product information.

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/strip.php

Around the 1.00 minute mark....
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 10-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Russell James
Have a tech check out the noise with a...

Have a tech check out the noise with a stethoscope. Maybe an idler pulley knocking? Also just to make sure, see if the supercharger part number put on is the one in the bulletin.
Forum: Garage / Tools Discussions 10-30-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Russell James
Bad information. Deltran makes chargers for many...

Bad information. Deltran makes chargers for many applications.

A 12V car battery or 12V motorcycle battery can be charged by the same charger. Especially when talking the trickle/maintenance...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 10-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Russell James
ISO Pirelli P Zero 245/45ZR20 fronts in MI

Anyone have any decent PZero fronts for sale in MI? Will pay $200 for a low mileage pair. Please shoot me a pm, can pick up in MI.
Thanks
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,014
Posted By Russell James
Ring and pinion gear manufacturers would differ...

Ring and pinion gear manufacturers would differ with anyone claiming a hard break in from mile 1 is a good thing.

Great for a race engine where you know every blueprinted spec. A mass produced...
Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions 10-30-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 92,832
Posted By Russell James
To throw a wild idea out there... tie it into a...

To throw a wild idea out there... tie it into a Super Chevy event.

I went to the one at Martin MI last year. They were begging for more Camaro 5th gen involvement. Even had a 5th gen drag...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 10-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Russell James
Kind of a waste of a lot of expensive synthetic...

Kind of a waste of a lot of expensive synthetic oil. I'd drain one qt out, and put in one qt of M1 15w50 synthetic.

What's in there is a hair thin, that will make it a hair thicker.

For...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-28-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,196
Posted By Russell James
Yeah, the auto is key. Tires are key. You need to...

Yeah, the auto is key. Tires are key. You need to absorb shock when launching on a prepped track. There is a reason Mickey Thompson puts "automatic transmission only" on their drag radials. They...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 10-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,821
Posted By Russell James
I pull the drain plug 10 minutes after buying the...

I pull the drain plug 10 minutes after buying the car. Not to drain the oil, but to put in a magnetic drain plug. Then at around 1500ish, change the oil, trans, diff.. putting better than OE in all. ...
Forum: Camaro Fest Discussions 10-27-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 92,832
Posted By Russell James
If it goes out west, us midwesterners and east...

If it goes out west, us midwesterners and east coast people could meet up at a Super Chevy event. Or Camaro Superfest in Ypsilanti, MI. Went to the Super Chevy event this year in May at 131 Martin...
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