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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-08-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By happycamper
Just had my evap canister replaced with 2 months...

Just had my evap canister replaced with 2 months left on the 3yr warranty. It was a big job for them.. dropped the exhaust, diff, driveshaft, etc.

Hopefully your problem is under the hood.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 09-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By happycamper
I used CarMedic in the Springs. His name is Steve.

I used CarMedic in the Springs. His name is Steve.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 09-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By happycamper
Yes, he's good and I've used him before for my...

Yes, he's good and I've used him before for my Silverado.

He had to remove the wheel & wheel liner to drill a hole to get the tools inside. After, the hole was sprayed with rust inhibitor &...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By happycamper
Successful PDR on Rear Quarter / Gills

A vanload of soccer kids parked next to me at a hotel. Should've moved the car because the next morning, the van was gone and my car had damage from their luggage.
Fortunately, I found a PDR guy...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 09-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By happycamper
RF Rattle when I hit bumps... fuse box?

I've had a rattle coming from the RF corner of the car since new, when I hit small bumps or drive on rough pavement. Can only be heard with windows down.

It looks like the underhood fuse box...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-14-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By happycamper
My LS3 also shows 1/2qt low with 8qt oil. Nothing...

My LS3 also shows 1/2qt low with 8qt oil. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,875
Posted By happycamper
This was my experience too, except I'm getting...

This was my experience too, except I'm getting MUCH better than 18mpg (which some don't believe, but I don't don't care)
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,013
Posted By happycamper
2011 2LT/RS: $620/yr (sold) 2012 2SS/RS:...

2011 2LT/RS: $620/yr (sold)
2012 2SS/RS: $698/yr

both with $500 deductible and $3M liability
34yrs with no tickets or accidents for me
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,644
Posted By happycamper
I also got 30.0mpg round-trip from Denver to...

I also got 30.0mpg round-trip from Denver to Steamboat Springs, through the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70. That was actual for the 300+ mile trip. DIC showed 30.6mpg.

The mountains don't reduce my...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,644
Posted By happycamper
Same for me. Usually average ~27mpg ACTUAL...

Same for me. Usually average ~27mpg ACTUAL round-trip highway (DIC reads ~0.5mpg higher).

Not much city driving, so my overall average is around 24mpg.

Happy with my LS3 :drool:
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By happycamper
I like this idea!

I like this idea!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By happycamper
yeah, I tried to enlarge it on their website, but...

yeah, I tried to enlarge it on their website, but couldn't. Using Google images, you can enlarge it, however (did that after opening the box).

Oh, well, neat poster anyway.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By happycamper
Disappointed with Camaro LS3 Poster

I ordered a 36' wide poster of the LS3 motor from the chevymall.com

The poster is a print of the LS3 motor drawing done by David Kimble and worthy of hanging on the wall. Unfortunately, it says...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By happycamper
Rear Quarter Panel / Gill Damage

Some inconsiderate fool hit my car in a parking lot and took off. The gills have a fairly deep dent and there's a crease above that.

The PDR guy says it's a difficult repair but thinks he can do...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,976
Posted By happycamper
I've owned both (see my sig). Averaged over...

I've owned both (see my sig).
Averaged over one full year for each car:
2SS (LS3) = 23.6mpg (avg)
2LT (LLT) = 25.5mpg (avg)

I think the payback for buying a V6 will be very long.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By happycamper
I changed mine with Mobil1 LS and needed the...

I changed mine with Mobil1 LS and needed the friction modifier, but yours may not need it. You'll know for sure within a couple days of changing if you need it... the sound is very noticeable when...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,726
Posted By happycamper
Like others have said, the gunk is normal. I...

Like others have said, the gunk is normal. I changed mine at 5k miles and it was very gray with metal shavings. It shouldn't be low, however.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By happycamper
Patching / plugging will be fine. I picked up a...

Patching / plugging will be fine. I picked up a big nail around 3k miles. Dealer plugged it and I'm now close to 22k miles w/o trouble.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,007
Posted By happycamper
Manual or automatic? I had a 2LT with the...

Manual or automatic?
I had a 2LT with the manual. Lots of fun to drive.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,368
Posted By happycamper
At 21k now; very little tread left. Planning to...

At 21k now; very little tread left.
Planning to replace with GMAX AS-03's.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-27-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By happycamper
I'm at 20k miles now, P-Zeros are almost gone....

I'm at 20k miles now, P-Zeros are almost gone. Plan to get General Gmax AS-03's since I need an all-season here.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,400
Posted By happycamper
Yes, 3rd gear on the V6/M6 is fun and it is a...

Yes, 3rd gear on the V6/M6 is fun and it is a quick car. 2nd gear on my SS has the same wild response and wide speed range.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-15-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,172
Posted By happycamper
14k miles: Rears are half gone (no burnouts). ...

14k miles:
Rears are half gone (no burnouts).
Fronts are still OK.

Plan to replace with General G-Max... no more summer tires for me.

FWIW, traded my 2LT/RS at 13k miles and the rears still...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 05-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By happycamper
I change mine at 9,000 miles & the OLM indicates...

I change mine at 9,000 miles & the OLM indicates about 16% remaining.
btw, I was born a lot earlier than 1975.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-12-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,222
Posted By happycamper
In darker lighting, like in the garage, AGM looks...

In darker lighting, like in the garage, AGM looks a little black. In bright sun, it looks more gray and the metal flake is nice.

I think mine is very nice.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-29-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,743
Posted By happycamper
You really need to (hand) calculate your fuel...

You really need to (hand) calculate your fuel economy round-trip, not one-way.

For example, my LS3 gets 31mpg between my house & my parents, a 4000' elevation drop, but averages 27mpg for the...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 04-19-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By happycamper
Your 2nd gear issue was most likely the...

Your 2nd gear issue was most likely the transmission and the fluid change may have solved it. Mine has done that a couple times when cold, but not enough to bother me. Someday I'll change the fluid....
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-12-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By happycamper
Wow! 50k miles or km? I hope to get at least 30k...

Wow! 50k miles or km? I hope to get at least 30k miles from mine since I don't drive the car too hard.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-31-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,181
Posted By happycamper
The V6 manual is fun car to drive and the stock...

The V6 manual is fun car to drive and the stock exhaust actually sounds pretty good inside the car (but not outside).

For the number of miles you drive, I would NOT get the RS package, so you can...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-28-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,673
Posted By happycamper
My V6 averaged only 2mpg higher than my LS3. The...

My V6 averaged only 2mpg higher than my LS3. The insurance jumped more than I expected considering my age.

The V6 is already pretty fast and runs on low octane fuel.
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