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Old 01-02-2013, 01:18 AM   #1261
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How many hours a night do you sleep?

Well, I want to stay dirty and not wait for the weekend so I told my boss I need a vacation day and plan to do the grill and Halo lights tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Then I'm going to change the oil at 500 miles (ridiculous?) and go DRIVE the dang thing since it's nice here finally.


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I nap mainly.

The main thing is to go slow... once frustration sets in you're sunk. These cars are engineered very well... so nothing has to be forced. A lot of the connectors can be counter intuitive which gives most, who'll admit it, fits!

Mod on ma brothers!

EDIT: 500 mile break-in oil change can't hurt. I'm at 1000 now... got busy. Mine gets changed this weekend... still not sure what I'll use...

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:36 AM   #1262
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Where did you buy them?
got the from southwestspeed.com, $300 for the complete set

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Whatever you do don't look into the reverse leds you'll see spots for days! Ask me how I know?

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So, I got the Clutch Reservoir installed (again, THANKS to TramTwo for forcing ... I mean ... Suggesting this) and my K&N CAI intake.

It was dark when I finished so no photos of the K&N ... plus once you've seen one you've nearly seem them all.

Here are some photos of the Clutch Reservoir. While it's said this is a simple mod, I will say it took a while to execute for a couple reasons.

First, I was trying to be meticulous not to spill the brake fluid anywhere given then paint corrosion warnings. In the process of doing this my turkey injector (yes, no more for Thanksgiving now) jammed on me and the grommet got all munged up. Luckily I didn't make too big of a mess.

Second, while I took the easy path and ordered a unit from JDP Motorsports, it didn't come with the right sized hose clamps so I had to go to the auto parts store which, luckily, was open on Jan 1. Having mentioned JDP, I do recommend their product since it comes with a convenient mounting bracket.

Third, I read someone's account on C5 that he used vice grips to remove the factory clamps. Well, my VGs are mammoth so I had to dork around the old fashioned way with pliers. That wasn't easy.

Frankly, removing the plastic cowl would have made maneuverability, especially toward the firewall, MUCH easier.

Fourth, it took me an hour to realize that JDP's included bracket should be installed LEFT of the brake reservoir mounting hole and not in the gap between the hole and the "rest". I didn't think there'd be enough thread on the brake reservoir screw and didn't try this until the very last moment. As you can see in the photos it worked great.

I hope this posting and these photos help the next guy that instals this. Yeah, I know this is supposed to be a simple mod but I think installing the CAI was way easier and more stress free ...
jdpmotorsports has a complete kit for sale? i'll have to look into that. good luck with the lights tomorrow. i'm probably going to drop my front bumper and do my retrofit and front sidemarkers this weekend...
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:41 AM   #1263
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I nap mainly.

EDIT: 500 mile break-in oil change can't hurt. I'm at 1000 now... got busy. Mine gets changed this weekend... still not sure what I'll use...

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You need to use Dexos1 approved oil but you don't need Dexos itself. I bought 5w30 Mobile1 with the Dexos1 approval on the bottle. Oh, and 8 quarts. So I bought the 5.1 quart bottler (single bottle) which was a buck cheaper than buying five quarts. Then I bought three quarts.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:42 AM   #1264
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jdpmotorsports has a complete kit for sale? i'll have to look into that. good luck with the lights tomorrow. i'm probably going to drop my front bumper and do my retrofit and front sidemarkers this weekend...
Yip ... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236850
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:05 AM   #1265
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I had to email JDP. The website tried to charge almost $50 for shipping. I am sure they can do better. I may just call tomorrow.


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It's a Dingledarm. It's there to dampen side fumbling. If your marzelvanes fumble too much they can cause total protonic reversal. It gets ugly from there. This is really the biggest problem with the new Camaro. That and the tri-pronged blivot.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #1266
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What's going on fellas? A little update on the car a couple of days ago I plasti-dipped the front bow-tie and the rear taillight bezels. The bow-tie turned out great, but the bezels were a different story. I'll have start over on those. Also I dropped the car off this morning at the dealer to get splitter fixed.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #1267
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CRT, did you get the stage 1 or stage 2 kit?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #1268
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CRT, did you get the stage 1 or stage 2 kit?
No. I'm probably not going to. I may go for the Chevy Performance heads and cam later this year. We'll see ...
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #1269
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No. I'm probably not going to. I may go for the Chevy Performance heads and cam later this year. We'll see ...
I'm meant for the JDP clutch reservoir kit. I see where your head is at.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #1270
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I'm meant for the JDP clutch reservoir kit. I see where your head is at.


Looks like he got the just the clutch reservoir.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #1271
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So, I got the Clutch Reservoir installed (again, THANKS to TramTwo for forcing ... I mean ... Suggesting this) and my K&N CAI intake.

It was dark when I finished so no photos of the K&N ... plus once you've seen one you've nearly seem them all.

Here are some photos of the Clutch Reservoir. While it's said this is a simple mod, I will say it took a while to execute for a couple reasons.

First, I was trying to be meticulous not to spill the brake fluid anywhere given then paint corrosion warnings. In the process of doing this my turkey injector (yes, no more for Thanksgiving now) jammed on me and the grommet got all munged up. Luckily I didn't make too big of a mess.

Second, while I took the easy path and ordered a unit from JDP Motorsports, it didn't come with the right sized hose clamps so I had to go to the auto parts store which, luckily, was open on Jan 1. Having mentioned JDP, I do recommend their product since it comes with a convenient mounting bracket.

Third, I read someone's account on C5 that he used vice grips to remove the factory clamps. Well, my VGs are mammoth so I had to dork around the old fashioned way with pliers. That wasn't easy.

Frankly, removing the plastic cowl would have made maneuverability, especially toward the firewall, MUCH easier.

Fourth, it took me an hour to realize that JDP's included bracket should be installed LEFT of the brake reservoir mounting hole and not in the gap between the hole and the "rest". I didn't think there'd be enough thread on the brake reservoir screw and didn't try this until the very last moment. As you can see in the photos it worked great.

I hope this posting and these photos help the next guy that instals this. Yeah, I know this is supposed to be a simple mod but I think installing the CAI was way easier and more stress free ...
Awesome pics,thanks thats my project tomorrow,mine just came.So which clamp was the wrong size,the one for the little nipple(giggle)cover or the hose clamps? As for JDP Jordan has been great to me,as well he posted "baby"on his sites facebook page check it out,Thanks Jordan As im pretty sure most of you know i dont wash my car with water,and since there has been so much about the wrap,just wanted to share some more.So i have never put water on my car(other then when i picked her up damn rain)I have used only a damp towel and only wiped the hood off,and dried it right away, and this is how my wrap looks.Also i have the fuse pulled does anyone's pipes look like this? I asked my dealer about it and they said its just because thats the main pipe that the exhaust comes out.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:05 PM   #1272
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Yes thats normal with a exhaust fuse pulled or the exhaust controller. I have heard ZL1 owners talk about it. Mine is the same, not quite that dirty though.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #1273
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Yeah ive been a slacker havent washed baby in a week
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Reservoir ordered! JDP customer service gets a thumbs up so far.


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It's a Dingledarm. It's there to dampen side fumbling. If your marzelvanes fumble too much they can cause total protonic reversal. It gets ugly from there. This is really the biggest problem with the new Camaro. That and the tri-pronged blivot.

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