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Old 11-14-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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Arrow 1LE Delivery Day Checklist

This will be the third Camaro I have had in the last 18 months. I have learned a lot from this site and from first hand experience. So after I have made sure the dealership does NOT wash the car or fill it up with 87 octane...

I am going to install the catch can, a designated clutch reservoir and do a quick brake fluid flush. Can't forget the all important fuse pull. Then I am going to begin the break in.

The delivery day will end with me going all Junkman on itz ass.


Day two I hope to be able to start turning some wrenches.

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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Say more about NOT washing it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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Not following the fuse issue. Break in tips are really interesting. Watching junk man videos now. Like his energy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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Not following the fuse issue. Break in tips are really interesting. Watching junk man videos now. Like his energy.
The fuse issue is basically this. If there is low octane fuel used the car the computer will switch to a different programming which causes reduced performance. The only way to get the car to switch back to the higher octane or optimal performance programming is to do what is affectionately called a "fuse pull" around here.

The fuse pull resets the computer, which will begin to relearn as you drive.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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great link. read and saved for future reference!
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #6
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The fuse issue is basically this. If there is low octane fuel used the car the computer will switch to a different programming which causes reduced performance. The only way to get the car to switch back to the higher octane or optimal performance programming is to do what is affectionately called a "fuse pull" around here.

The fuse pull resets the computer, which will begin to relearn as you drive.

I thought the fuse pull was only necessary for the L99.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #7
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I thought the fuse pull was only necessary for the L99.
For both versions of the engine and also the zl1 guys are benefiting from it as well.

Fuse Pull: Low Octane Fuel Fix For L99 and LS3. Reset Fuel Map for High Octane Fuel.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
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Witch fuse do you pull?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Witch fuse do you pull?
It is number 5 and 20 on my 2011 LS3. I leave them out over night.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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I read through your thread about the water problems with your convertible. I'm glad things worked out for you and you are going to receive a 1LE. I don't think I'd wish what you went through on my worst enemy!!! Definitely post pics when you have it home.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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Thank you. I will.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:42 PM   #12
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Tram: can you post the link to your water damage issues referenced above by Big C?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #13
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Tram: can you post the link to your water damage issues referenced above by Big C?
It is a long story.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:38 AM   #14
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I think you need to repeat the part about them not touching the paint. I have a strange feeling that some high school hack can't wait to jack up your new paint job.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:31 AM   #15
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I think you need to repeat the part about them not touching the paint. I have a strange feeling that some high school hack can't wait to jack up your new paint job.
+1 "Its a mindset people."
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #16
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #17
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Hey Junkman, been watching your videos a lot and have to thank you as its been extremely helpful. I got my complete 2 bucket wash system delivered yesterday and I am ready to take delivery of my new camaro in a few weeks. I want to ask, do you have any suggestions for 'must do's' on a new car's paint. Apply a coat of sealant after a thourough wash?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #18
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Hey Junkman, been watching your videos a lot and have to thank you as its been extremely helpful. I got my complete 2 bucket wash system delivered yesterday and I am ready to take delivery of my new camaro in a few weeks. I want to ask, do you have any suggestions for 'must do's' on a new car's paint. Apply a coat of sealant after a thourough wash?
There is no 'specific procedure for new paint' when compared to 'what to do for 1 year old paint'. So many people get this confused as if you are supposed to do something different because the car is new or used. I mean, should I shower any differently because I'm 50 than my 25 year old son does? Not at all. Removing body funk is removing body funk. If it works, that's what you should do regardless of how old you are.

Make that comparison to paint. If you care for your paint the proper way, then the routine you use to address a given situation is always the same. If you have paint contamination, you clay. If you have swirls, you polish. In order to protect the paint from the elements of nature, you wax. If the first two are not an issue, all you have to do is wash and wax. Some people think that you have to do something different because of winter. Absolutely bogus. The only thing you may have to do is MORE of what you already should be doing. You MAY have to wash more often. You MAY have to wax more often. I don't have to winterize my car's paint because I do what I'm supposed to be doing all year long. If I'm going to be exposing my paint to harsh weather or road salt, I'm going to make sure that I keep a good coat of wax on the car. Since I do that anyway, I'm not doing anything different. I may do it MORE OFTEN during the winter but my regiment never changes.

So what you should do to your new car's paint depends on what shape it is in. You test it with the plastic bag for contamination. If it needs to be clayed, then clay it. After claying, I always polish to remove any light marring. Then I apply my sealant and after the sealant cures, I'll top that off with a carnuba paste wax (like Collinite's Super Doublecoat Wax because I'm too lazy to do 2 coats of sealant due to how long it takes to cure).

Once you get your car and look at your paint, what needs to be done to it should be crystal clear to you if what you've just read makes sense.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #19
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I completely understand! Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #20
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How many of you that have already taken delivery of your 1LE's are doing the fuse pull? My question would be even if the dealer puts 93 octane in it, the car was still driven about 15 miles at the factory. Has it ever been verified what kind of gas they're putting in at the factory? If its 87 octane then theoretically everyone would need to do the fuse pull regardless of what the dealer put in.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #21
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Very informative thread. Didn't know a lot of what was said.
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