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Old 05-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #18
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Running 92 won't hurt your engine. That's what I'm using from the time I bought it. The idling issue I did have and it turned out the vacuum hose on my catch can came loose. If you have a catch can check your hoses to make sure there tight.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:35 AM   #19
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Cmon guys 3 bucks a fill up isnt asking much if you love your Camaro put good gas in it. And yes I drive 30k a year. (20 cents times 15 gallons) I dont run it empty in tank fuel pumps dont like fuel starvation
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #20
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I would say the dropping below 500rpms and the belt squeaking sound could be symptoms of a vacuum leak...
Have you tried spraying some carb cleaner/starting fluid around your vacuum fittings while the car is idling?? It will make the engine rev a bit higher than idle if you have a leak.
The belt squealing could be the alternator trying to keep up with the load from the sub speed idle and it is causing the belt to slip.
As for the knock, if a vacuum leak is the cause then the rest of the engine control system isn't running correctly either - causing the timing to be off and making pre/post cylinder fire detonation...
Just my .02 cents
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #21
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Have you tried spraying some carb cleaner/starting fluid around your vacuum fittings while the car is idling?? It will make the engine rev a bit higher than idle if you have a leak.
Use an unlit propane torch instead. It's a lot cleaner.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #22
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Your Camaro should not ping period, except MAYBE momentarily under high load, low rpm situations. The engine has knock sensors to prevent this. It you can hear it knocking repeatedly something is wrong. Try clearing the spider webs out of your wallet and putting in 91/92/93 octane gas first.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:15 PM   #23
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Your Camaro should not ping period, except MAYBE momentarily under high load, low rpm situations. The engine has knock sensors to prevent this. It you can hear it knocking repeatedly something is wrong. Try clearing the spider webs out of your wallet and putting in 91/92/93 octane gas first.
Well... I guess I did clean the spider webs out my pocket and traded that thing in for new 2SS/RS.... No more engine knock.. Problem solved.. Thanks all
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Well... I guess I did clean the spider webs out my pocket and traded that thing in for new 2SS/RS.... No more engine knock.. Problem solved.. Thanks all
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