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Old 04-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #26
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #27
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Sounded awesome on the take off video. Sucks you had so much trouble with the install. I have read,in another thred, that the older style Kooks don't bolt right up to the ZL1. They have since changed something so the headers fit the SS and ZL1. I have the Kooks off my SS, so I will be most likely making the same dents/mods you did. As I don't want to buy new headers when these only have like 2000 miles on them.
The good thing is you cannot see where I pressed it. You will be fine.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #28
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The good thing is you cannot see where I pressed it. You will be fine.
Car sounds great. How long ago did you buy the headers? Where did you buy them? I'm just curious if you have the old style or new style. I loved the Kooks on my GTO and I am thinking of getting them on the ZL1 but there are other options if i am going to have these types of fitment issues.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #29
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Car sounds great. How long ago did you buy the headers? Where did you buy them? I'm just curious if you have the old style or new style. I loved the Kooks on my GTO and I am thinking of getting them on the ZL1 but there are other options if i am going to have these types of fitment issues.
These were from Maryland Speed. They had the best price. Now I think I know why they were cheaper. I didn't know there were 2 styles. I was pissed that the coating had to be messed up.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:03 AM   #30
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These were from Maryland Speed. They had the best price. Now I think I know why they were cheaper. I didn't know there were 2 styles. I was pissed that the coating had to be messed up.
The new style supercedes the older version and was supposed to be changed months ago back in 2012. You should call Kooks directly; they're friendly and helpful.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #31
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Only CEL light for misfires because the ignition wires randomly keep coming disconnected by themselves. I have checked them all and they are all on but randomly they come off. It's like the motor twist and then the wire fall off the spark plug end only.
That shouldn't happen at all. you can tell if the wires are on correctly when you feel and hear a click.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #32
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That shouldn't happen at all. you can tell if the wires are on correctly when you feel and hear a click.
I know! I wish I could figure this out. I've triple checked them snapping on the plugs.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #33
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The good thing is you cannot see where I pressed it. You will be fine.
Good to know. I was going to get mine coated to help with underhood temps, I will now wait until after install to verify any fitment issues and then remove and get them coated next winter. That spark plug wire thing would drive me bonkers.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #34
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He may not get the catalyst efficiency codes with the rear O2's, but the delayed response codes are related to the front O2's. They are P015B and P015D. And they'll show up in a couple days.
How do I get rid of these codes? Does it need to be tuned?
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #35
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Sounds very nice. Best color too!
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #36
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what size is that headers ?
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #37
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what size is that headers ?
Kooks 1&7/8
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #38
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Sounds very nice. Best color too!
Thank you! I tend to agree
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:11 PM   #39
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is it easy to hook up with the stock catback ?

are u using the stock H pipe ??
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #40
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How do I get rid of these codes? Does it need to be tuned?
Yep.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:38 PM   #41
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is it easy to hook up with the stock catback ?

are u using the stock H pipe ??
9 hours and it is all to the factory H pipe and stock exhaust
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #42
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Yep.
If you buy a programmer can you revert back to stock so the manufacturer can't see the tune. Will the car pass emissions with a tune?
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Sounds Great!!! awesome car!!
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If you buy a programmer can you revert back to stock so the manufacturer can't see the tune. Will the car pass emissions with a tune?
In my state it won't pass emmisions WITHOUT a tune. If codes are stored in the ECM it won't pass.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #45
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In my state it won't pass emmisions WITHOUT a tune. If codes are stored in the ECM it won't pass.
Who did you go with for your tune? Is it possible to have a tuning that you can switch back to factory when taking it to the dealer so they cannot see it?
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Who did you go with for your tune? Is it possible to have a tuning that you can switch back to factory when taking it to the dealer so they cannot see it?
I tune my own car. And it can be switched back easily to the stock tune. But they say the new cars will record how many times the the ECM has been flashed. So they may still know that it was tuned. But from what I understand they aren't going to even check that unless you have a major engine failure.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #47
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I tune my own car. And it can be switched back easily to the stock tune. But they say the new cars will record how many times the the ECM has been flashed. So they may still know that it was tuned. But from what I understand they aren't going to even check that unless you have a major engine failure.
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I work for another manufacturer. I know about how warranties can be voided. I have 2 concerns passing emissions and keeping warranty other than that I don't care. Does the ECM store mileage or is it the instrument cluster? If I could buy another ECM this wouldn't matter? Is there a max to flashing an ECM?
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I work for another manufacturer. I know about how warranties can be voided. I have 2 concerns passing emissions and keeping warranty other than that I don't care. Does the ECM store mileage or is it the instrument cluster? If I could buy another ECM this wouldn't matter? Is there a max to flashing an ECM?

The codes won't affect how the car runs. If you don't mind the light on the dash, just reset the codes a couple days before emmission testing and it should pass, as long as you go before they come back. But if the light is always on you won't know if you have a real problem.
Otherwise you'll have to tune it to keep them from coming back. And "No" , there is no max to the number of times you can flash the ECM.
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I appreciate this thread a ton, about to go right down this way myself, good info between you guys
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #50
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The codes won't affect how the car runs. If you don't mind the light on the dash, just reset the codes a couple days before emmission testing and it should pass, as long as you go before they come back. But if the light is always on you won't know if you have a real problem.
Otherwise you'll have to tune it to keep them from coming back. And "No" , there is no max to the number of times you can flash the ECM.
Bryan thank you for all your information. What are the good tunes out there? I don't know how to tune a car. The faults come immediately back after 2 drive cycles. I need to make sure the emssions monitors are ready or I will not be able to renew my plates. If the tune is going to just ignore those codes. What about spacers on the rear o2 sensors? What causes the faults for only the rear o2 sensors? I have a call into Kooks as I went this route to avoid a cel and they guarantee that. Does a tune download through the obd 2 port or do you physically have to remove the ECM out and send it somewhere?
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