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Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 06-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,980
Posted By Cruz-lo
My post was not directed to any specific supplier...

My post was not directed to any specific supplier or manufacturer. Rather to the comment I quoted in my post above only.
But still my experience is factual.
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 06-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,980
Posted By Cruz-lo
I feel your pain. I ended up just putting the...

I feel your pain. I ended up just putting the stock axles back in. Been running them the last 2 years. More reliable for a daily driver for me anyway. The nice new set replaced by the high horsepower...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cruz-lo
The Jumper was only a test. When I saw how much...

The Jumper was only a test. When I saw how much it helped, I removed it and ran the second 1/0 all the way.

A dedicated cable from the Battery ONLY for the starter. MAX current for the starter...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-12-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cruz-lo
Great. For me testing both batteries at AAP gave...

Great. For me testing both batteries at AAP gave me the confidence it was worth the investment before I coughed up the cash.

I ran the 1/0 exactly next to the factory cable from the battery all...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Cruz-lo
Agreed. 14K on my 416. I get some piston slap in...

Agreed. 14K on my 416. I get some piston slap in the winter. But my builder insisted to keep the piston to bore clearance on the lose side to what Mahle states for a 4.070 diameter (.0032 max)....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cruz-lo
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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cruz-lo
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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-07-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cruz-lo
I had hot start issues. To the point I felt...

I had hot start issues.
To the point I felt uncomfortable to drive the car when I had to make more than one stop!

Every time it was warm out and the car was hot it acted like my battery was dead....
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 08-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,060
Posted By Cruz-lo
Carbon on Carbon street slayer twin......

Carbon on Carbon street slayer twin......
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,393
Posted By Cruz-lo
BES. They just finished CNC port of my factory...

BES.
They just finished CNC port of my factory LS3 heads. Sticking with the powdered metal guides for the life. I DD my car. They did a great job for sure.

They also did the machine work for my...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-08-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Vales are from the factory heads of Case #1 ...

Vales are from the factory heads of Case #1
They are being worked for another build.

Sorry for any confusion……
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Cruz-lo
10-4 on that!

10-4 on that!
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Cruz-lo
While I applaud you ingenuity here remember the...

While I applaud you ingenuity here remember the notch in the piston must also be a larger diameter than the valve!
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Well taking the valves out of the factory heads...

Well taking the valves out of the factory heads and preping for a CNC port job..

Amazing what the local gas does after 30K miles on 93 octane...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Just as a follow up. I reveived my PACT900...

Just as a follow up.

I reveived my PACT900 calibration spring. Checked against my tester.

Tested the springs again. With the retainers.
Corrected values....

@ 1.805 installed height = 155...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
What weight were you running in your other LS...

What weight were you running in your other LS engines??
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-29-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Please understand that without excuse... I...

Please understand that without excuse...
I never made any of these combos up out of thin air. each time I speak with suppliers listen to their recomendations and go forward.

After all the noise...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Thank you. Very good point! I can see the...

Thank you. Very good point! I can see the retainer changes the position of the inner spring.
I have purchased a PAC T900 cal spring and verified my tester is quite within 10 pounds at 400. So at...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Case 1. was 7.4 and whatever the stock spring...

Case 1. was 7.4 and whatever the stock spring height would be.

Case 2. 7.525 intake. 7.550 exhaust. .075 to .085 preload range over all lifters. I measure the spring height as best as possible (I...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-20-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Sorry so much for the conflicting statement I...

Sorry so much for the conflicting statement I made. I should have dug for the info more and not posted from my old memory... I corrected my posts now. I am looking for the box the springs came in...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Case #2 2012 to present. 416 with aftermarket...

Case #2 2012 to present.
416 with aftermarket heads .620ish cam.
.675 dual springs that came with the heads and recommended for my cam.
Factory rockers with Comp trunion upgrade.
Valvoline 10W30...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Case #1 2009 to 2012 Factory LS3 with a cam/...

Case #1 2009 to 2012
Factory LS3 with a cam/ spring kit only.
Cam was a .640 ish lift and dual springs provided in kit.
I did not measure the pressure of these springs. Just installed the "KIT"...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Thank you. I am in no way trying to defend...

Thank you.

I am in no way trying to defend or suggest anything here. Only to share my experience for others to learn from and maybe avoid what happened to me.

I expect there is some confusion...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Thank you. After I first found the issue a couple...

Thank you. After I first found the issue a couple of weeks ago, I did contact BTR. I was fortunate to get Brian. He took a good deal of time out of his morning for me. Thank you BTR!
While all agree...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
I checked all of these springs with my proform...

I checked all of these springs with my proform bench tester and found
155 to 165 pounds @ 1.8 (my installed height is about 1.85)
370 to 390 pounds @ 1.125 (spring is about 1.2 at full lift)
...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-17-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Sorry About that.. They are the .675 springs....

Sorry About that.. They are the .675 springs. Going to take the rest of the rockers apart over the weekend I hope. I will post up what I find.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
VR1 10W30 now. Was M1 5W30 with first set up.

VR1 10W30 now.

Was M1 5W30 with first set up.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,044
Posted By Cruz-lo
Valve train woes LS3

Today. 8K miles on new motor. Aftermarket heads with .675 springs .620 ish lift cam. Stock rockers with comp trunion upgrade. Started hearing ticking and found metal flakes in on the heads under the...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 03-17-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Cruz-lo
Now I cant say if you have a real problem or not...

Now I cant say if you have a real problem or not but... For what its worth I dont see anything much different than what I have.

As soon as I changed diff bushings the car made all kinds of new...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-15-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By Cruz-lo
Did you use the Brakeperformance pads also? ...

Did you use the Brakeperformance pads also?
Anyone compare their PS pad to the stock one?
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