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Old 12-01-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Install successful!

I finally turned the key on my Camaro after installing the G6X3 (and a throttle body and intake manifold ported by ADM Performance). I was probably as nervous as I've ever been, so I was bouncing off the wall when it fired right up (with full oil pressure especially). I did the timing chain and a Melling oil pump while I was at it.

I gave it 20-25 min of idling, giving it throttle to keep it alive. It just wants to die. Any hope of getting it to idle on its own, or am I going to have to wait until it gets tuned?
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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Well I can't answer your question but I will say congrats on the install. I wish I had the b*lls/know how to do something like that.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:20 PM   #3
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SAME HERE! i will be starting mine up tomorrow and man i am really nervous about it. i think it will fire right up but a little nervous still.lol
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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you are going to have to get it tuned for it to idle.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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SAME HERE! i will be starting mine up tomorrow and man i am really nervous about it. i think it will fire right up but a little nervous still.lol
Did you do a new oil pump or timing chain? That's definitely what had me the most nervous. As long as you were careful you'll be good. Congrats and good luck!
Just FYI, I got no pressure just turning the engine over without the coil plugs connected (a few people on ls1tech said they've never seen pressure build just off of the starter turning the engine), but I'm sure it could've helped. As soon as the gauge start-up sweep finished, oil pressure went straight to 40.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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I know all about those nerves... i was so relieved when mine fired up and didnt make any weird noises!!... well except the little more valvetrain noise than normal. If you think just driving/reving is nerve wrecking..... wait till they turn it to redline if you're getting a dyno tune!!! ... they turned mine to 7200 rpm today and it stayed together.... lol
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #7
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congrats on the install
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:13 PM   #8
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I want to install a cam too. I have a good friend who builds motors so I think we may try it. and I'd say you need a tune. thats my problem. if i install the cam at home, the tuning shop is an hour drive away??!?!?! Not sure what to do there?
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:22 PM   #9
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I want to install a cam too. I have a good friend who builds motors so I think we may try it. and I'd say you need a tune. thats my problem. if i install the cam at home, the tuning shop is an hour drive away??!?!?! Not sure what to do there?
Its so easy its crazy!!... the car will run after ur done. I just tuned mine today and i finished my cam install little over 2 weeks ago. Now, gas mileage is horrible until the tune... my car never got anybetter than 9 mpg before tune and now it got 16 coming back from tune shop.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:23 PM   #10
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put in a ls9 cam..it idles close to stock and adds 25hp with no tune or problems...if your FI it can add up to 40....
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #11
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wait till they turn it to redline if you're getting a dyno tune!!!
Yes, in my mind I pictured my engine blowing up right there in front of me. The more they approached redline the more I kept thinking "back it down, back it down, OK WTF"
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:52 PM   #12
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I finally turned the key on my Camaro after installing the G6X3 (and a throttle body and intake manifold ported by ADM Performance). I was probably as nervous as I've ever been, so I was bouncing off the wall when it fired right up (with full oil pressure especially). I did the timing chain and a Melling oil pump while I was at it.

I gave it 20-25 min of idling, giving it throttle to keep it alive. It just wants to die. Any hope of getting it to idle on its own, or am I going to have to wait until it gets tuned?
A good tune will make it idle like a kitten... a angry kitten on steroids! Congrats on the install, I was to scared to do it myself, never worked on a LS engine before, but it does not appear to be that hard. You are going to love the G6X3.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:11 PM   #13
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its really easy but this is my first ls motor cam swap. i made sure my dot on the crank was at 12oclock and cam dot at 6. Front of motor is back together just have to install valve springs tomorrow. should be firing it up by 5 tomorrow. wish me luck.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:28 PM   #15
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yes videos? btw good job!
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:29 PM   #17
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well its alive and sounds great. car has kooks on it but just put the hushpower axle back on it while doing the cam.
going to torq on saturday for a tune. thanks to paul at torq for the great service.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:34 PM   #18
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Idle airflow is based on engine coolant temperature and as it warms up it decreases, just needs to be tuned and you will be good to go.
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well its alive and sounds great. car has kooks on it but just put the hushpower axle back on it while doing the cam.
going to torq on saturday for a tune. thanks to paul at torq for the great service.
sounds good.... atleast ur car idles fairly well, mine didn't for the first little bit!!
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