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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By wakespeak
You can try running a few bottles of Techron...

You can try running a few bottles of Techron through it over the next fill ups. Sometimes carbon buildup can create those symptoms.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing Yesterday, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By wakespeak
Wondering same. The e is supposed to be better...

Wondering same. The e is supposed to be better for high temps since it has no adhesive. The plastic core looks like it would allow more flow than the metal core with tiny holes. I went with a Wix...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,008
Posted By wakespeak
I like the rubber isolator between the intake...

I like the rubber isolator between the intake filter mounting and the tube. The long term affects of isolating the intake manifold from vibration could be significant. Isn't the intake manifold...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-26-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By wakespeak
Yeah, I put the additive in with Amsoil 75w-90...

Yeah, I put the additive in with Amsoil 75w-90 Severe Gear and there is so much slip the rear diff is essentially open now. Next time no additive.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-26-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,835
Posted By wakespeak
Speed limits are mostly rational here in Texas...

Speed limits are mostly rational here in Texas these days. They start by setting them as high as possible and only bring them down if there is clearly a case of the speeds being too fast for...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-26-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By wakespeak
Go with 0 deg rear toe. and front camber 1.0 to...

Go with 0 deg rear toe. and front camber 1.0 to 1.5. Also 1le/zl1 rear toe links will permit more accurate rear alignment.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-26-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,965
Posted By wakespeak
Motul is a little reddish in tint vs OEM...

Motul is a little reddish in tint vs OEM yellowish.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,615
Posted By wakespeak
Rear stabilizer bar upgrade.

Rear stabilizer bar upgrade.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-22-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,059
Posted By wakespeak
It is not a classic in the sense that the...

It is not a classic in the sense that the proportions are not right- the nose is 8 inches too long and the tail too wide. They should have followed the Aston Martin ratios closer.

The interior,...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-22-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,751
Posted By wakespeak
Porsche Macan SUV 400 HP and 4544 lbs 0-60 in 4.2...

Porsche Macan SUV 400 HP and 4544 lbs 0-60 in 4.2 seconds 12.9 in the qtr mile. Gearing.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-22-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By wakespeak
Great commercial and nice to see the art/science...

Great commercial and nice to see the art/science theme get more sophisticated looking. I like the lines.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 18,010
Posted By wakespeak
I had a friend ruin my clutch in a nearly new car...

I had a friend ruin my clutch in a nearly new car in college going down the street to a 7-11. Luckily the dealer actually covered it. Not accusing the OP, but point is you can ruin a clutch quickly...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-19-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,965
Posted By wakespeak
Hi guys I will be at TWS with Drivers Edge the...

Hi guys I will be at TWS with Drivers Edge the last weekend (2/28) this month. Anyone else?
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 02-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,680
Posted By wakespeak
I was referring to everything I have read (and...

I was referring to everything I have read (and observed) about 20 somethings, which is presumably the market for the 4cyl Camaro. They don't want performance cars, stick shifts, etc. They want...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 02-19-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,680
Posted By wakespeak
Not sure why you would make that statement. The...

Not sure why you would make that statement. The Corvette is a low volume, but higher profit car, as are many others. The Camaro does not have to be a volume seller to be a successful product.

I...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 02-19-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,680
Posted By wakespeak
The Gen6 Camaro is based off of a shared platform...

The Gen6 Camaro is based off of a shared platform with the ATS/CTS. Why does it need a low cost model to justify it? Chevy came out with the V8 only $45K SS 4-door correct, now expanded to a manual...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 02-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,680
Posted By wakespeak
Yeah but the BMW i3 is cheaper and a little...

Yeah but the BMW i3 is cheaper and a little slower to 60 (compared to the SS), but in commuter terms racing to the next stop light, it is faster...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 02-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,680
Posted By wakespeak
The Camaro is a niche performance car and should...

The Camaro is a niche performance car and should not be cross sold as a commuter IMO. Turbos are great for part throttle EPA highway gimmicks, but in the real world mpg is similar to larger...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-17-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By wakespeak
For extended layup you can use fogging oil...

For extended layup you can use fogging oil sprayed into the spark plug holes. It will foam up to coat the cylinders so it just takes a short squirt. I used to do this with our boat, but got out of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,931
Posted By wakespeak
I don't think oil in the intake will hurt the...

I don't think oil in the intake will hurt the engine for non direct injected engines - but I do believe the oil in the intake charge affects octane. I had lots of pinging on premium before the catch...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-16-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By wakespeak
Same here w/discount tire. Some of it was tire...

Same here w/discount tire. Some of it was tire goo that polished off, but there are scratches as well. This even after I warned them about the wheels being easy to scratch. They seemed careful, so...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By wakespeak
Porsche Club of America (PCA) is at COTA often,...

Porsche Club of America (PCA) is at COTA often, as is the BMW club. I would check their sites for info on whether passengers can ride.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,875
Posted By wakespeak
I am also focusing on the oil filter. The PF48...

I am also focusing on the oil filter. The PF48 uses adhesive that may not handle high temps as well. AC Delco says their PF48e (or e-core) has no adhesive and therefore better at high temps. They...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-16-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By wakespeak
Tire tread depth - Stock Pirellis

Looking for input -

Have a track weekend coming up in a couple of weeks and front tires are around 3/32-4/32. Rear tires new.

Technically this meets the track requirements (3/32), but what do...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 02-15-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,680
Posted By wakespeak
I hope you are right about this. Mustang does...

I hope you are right about this. Mustang does without this stuff.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-04-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By wakespeak
I just leave it on, but I don't live in Iowa. ...

I just leave it on, but I don't live in Iowa. The risk is it will get plugged with frozen condensation. The engine must have some venting or it will test your seals. It is mainly designed to help...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 01-24-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By wakespeak
I just put in Pennzoil synthetic atf multi...

I just put in Pennzoil synthetic atf multi vehicle and it is very smooth when cold, about same when hot. This is compared to the Gm fluid.

I still usually double clutch 1-2 for the first couple...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By wakespeak
Ac Delco PF48-e

The pf48 has been improved, now the pf48e. I still see a lot of the old ones in stores. The notes say better hot oil and bypass valve performance. Other on the web say the e version (e-core) is...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-15-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By wakespeak
500 to 1000. These engines have a lot of...

500 to 1000. These engines have a lot of particulates when new from mine and other oil analyses I have seen.

Secondly the oil pump bypass valve, which gets unfiltered oil, can stick (do a...
Forum: USA - Texas 01-08-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,076
Posted By wakespeak
Hi guys. I was in the first group and it was a...

Hi guys. I was in the first group and it was a blast. We had a great time on the short track. The Grand Prix course should make this that much better. We did a lead/follow on the Grand Prix...
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