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Old 12-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #18
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Woke up VERY early this morning...., let the mods begin. Car has 30 miles on it.

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Oil Seperator.



PCV



The trick to get these off is to move the detent THEN pull.



Where hoses connect.



Bracket mount.




Installed the RX catch can. The 2013 LS3 has a few items that are different from the 2011 so I changed the location of the can. Fits perfect quick install. The hardest part is getting my big hands in position to attach the hoses to the engine.

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #19
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The next MUST DO MOD was to install a separate clutch reservoir. You;ll see why in the next few photos. This is another very quick and easy install.

Protect the paint from drips. Empty most of the brake fluid.



Remove line that feeds clutch and cap.



Attach clutch line to new reservoir and attach. Mine is being held in place with some wire tires. I could not find my self tapping screws.



Now this next photo was taken after ONLY 25 miles of break-in in driving. The clucth fluid is already getting dirty!! And this is why we do this mod. That dirt would make its way into the brake system can't be good also reduces braking and brake fluid effectiveness. Also we can do frequent clutch fluid changes very easy now. This mod cost less than 25 dollars!!

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #20
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Did some driving and decided to do a little cosmetic work.



Gotta love plastidip!!



Best part about this stuff is over spray clean RIGHT off.



It is a PERFECT match to the hood and splitter!!



Check out the results.





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Old 12-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #21
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More brake in driving tonight a few more cosmetic and lighting stuff tomorrow. Going to the dyno next Saturday so no performance mods till then. Will try to write a "first impressions post..... soon.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #22
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Your car looks great so far! I'll probably be doing most of the same cosmetic mods, maybe a rear blackout as well.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #23
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:36 AM   #24
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Put the ZL1 peddles in today. Forgot what a pain it is to get the covers on. I had to bake 'em at 200 for about 10 minutes to be able to stretch the rubber onto the peddles.



The gas peddle is plug and play and is held in place by three 10mm bolts. Finished product.

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:47 AM   #25
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Also took off the taillight bezels today. Not sure if I will leave them off or paint 'em. I definitely don't like the chrome look. Getting these off can be a little tricky. You have to take your time and be sure not to force it. The tabs can brake real easy or you could scratch ya paint.





Here is a comparison.



I may just leave them off. I like the deep look.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:00 AM   #26
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Lookin good!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:56 AM   #27
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Love you're not waiting either! Already have plastidip sitting in the garage waiting for the same headlight area mod :P Been waiting for a buddy to help me tape everything up bc he wants to do his wheels and wants to see how it works. Looks sick man!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #28
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Sweet 1LE Congrats !

So many colors to choose from ! ! !
love that crt ! ! !
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #29
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What! Do you have an oil cap breather from the factory? Looks like a vaccum line running from the cap. Didnt know they started doing that.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #30
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What! Do you have an oil cap breather from the factory? Looks like a vaccum line running from the cap. Didnt know they started doing that.
This is a GM Oil Separator similar to the one one the zl1. It is made for off road use only but some dealerships don't know and are installing them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #31
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This is after about 150 miles. Install a separate clutch reservoir and keep this clutch dust in check.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #32
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This is after about 150 miles. Install a separate clutch reservoir and keep this clutch dust in check.

Do you have more on how exactly this is done? Is it the same issue with the SS models also?

So far this is a sweet build, that car is beautiful! I like the deep look of the tails also
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #33
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Do you have more on how exactly this is done? Is it the same issue with the SS models also?

So far this is a sweet build, that car is beautiful! I like the deep look of the tails also
Yes all LS3s have the problem. There is a ton on the forum about the whys and what fors. You can start here.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #34
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Sweet car!! Love what your doing with it!!!
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