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Old 05-26-2010, 10:59 PM   #26
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While I'm waiting to get my car back, I figured this was a good time to update the plates I've got. I'm tired of explaining that my old plate - FUN44 - does not say fun forty-four.

So, in honor of my car's designation as "the other woman" by my wife, my new plates have been ordered...
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:00 PM   #27
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Well, due to parts availability problems (i.e.,they can't get them at all), GM authorized just putting an entire new transmission in my car. Picked it up this afternoon and everything is working as it should now. Guess time will tell if this new transmission had the same parts as my original transmission or if it has redesigned parts for 2nd gear. Either way, I'm back on the road now, thanks to GM and Classic Chevrolet.

While it was in for service, they also fished out the two spoiler nuts that fell off, put LOCTITE on the spoiler studs, and replaced the nut cover at the base of the driver's side wiper arm.

Mileage: 13798 when I picked it up.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #28
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... GM authorized just putting an entire new transmission in my car ... time will tell if this new transmission had the same parts as my original transmission or if it has redesigned parts for 2nd gear.
A couple of questions:
  • When were parts redesigned for the AY6?
  • What parts were redesigned?
  • Is there a TSB out on it?
My car was built in 3/2010 and I bought it 2 weeks ago, and I'm having the same crunching-into-2nd-gear problem as you did.

For now, it only happens under hard acceleration and when shifting at 6000-7000 rpm from 1st to 2nd.

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Old 06-11-2010, 01:00 PM   #29
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As far as I'm aware, the parts were redesigned by GM prior to when my car was built in June 2009. They initially halted production of the V6M6 models after finding problems with the 1-2 shift in the CTF cars that GM employees were driving. I'm not sure what parts exactly were supposed to have been redesigned but have heard it was the 1,2 syncro. As for a TSB, no, there never was one that was put out because they thought they caught the issue before the cars hit the streets - only 1 V6M6 was produced before they halted production. I'm not sure if my car initially had one of the "old" versions or if it was just not redesigned properly the first time.

As for my new transmission, it's much much better. Every shift point is the same now and going into 2nd is no different than going into any other gear.

If you are having problems, have the dealer check it out or else wait a while and see if it gets worse (i.e., lower in the RPM range). You're covered under the powertrain warranty for 5yr/100k miles.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:39 AM   #31
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SummitWhiteLS...

As far as I'm aware, the parts were redesigned by GM prior to when my car was built in June 2009.
So seeing how mine was made in March of this year, I should have the redesigned parts.

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If you are having problems, have the dealer check it out or else wait a while and see if it gets worse (i.e., lower in the RPM range). You're covered under the powertrain warranty for 5yr/100k miles.
Yup. I'll wait up until if the trannie will no longer engage 2nd gear on an aggressive shift.

5/60,000 FTW!
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #32
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Ooooh, shiny new parts!!!

Some of you may remember a giveaway that West Coast Camaro sponsored last October. I won and had $500 to spend at http://www.westcoastcamaro.com .

Contest thread

Winner thread

Well, the stars finally aligned and Paul from West Coast Camaro sent out the items I've been wanting to get...

2010 Camaro Switchblade Silver Interior Trim Kit


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2010 Camro Door Sill Decals-Default 2010 Camro Door Sill Decals Variant


Both packages arrived today and in perfect condition.

Some may ask why I got these parts instead of something like a Hurst shifter or Eibach drop springs....Given the problems I've had with the transmission in my car, I didn't want to chance screwing things up by changing the stock shifter and I kind of like the muscular stock stance of my Camaro.

There is a deeper meaning behind the door sill decals though. Growing up, my Dad owned a '70 Nova and one of the things I remember well are the Body by Fisher door sill plates that car had. Not to mention all of my Tri-Fives that I've owned had them as well. No way could I let my naked 1LT go without this classic element.

As for the door/dash panels...Now I can work on adding ambient lighting to my 1LT. I thought about just pulling the black material off the stock panels but the plastic underneath isn't clear so ambient lighting would have never been an option for me. Now it is....just need to find the right solution to make it happen and then install everything.

West Coast Camaro rocks! When I initially won, I tried to get these items but they weren't available from GM yet. WCC let me hang on to my prize so I could cash in at a later date once the parts were available. That was cool! Thanks and much appreciated.

I'll post up pictures once I get things installed.

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Old 06-18-2010, 09:24 PM   #33
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Your Camaro looks awesome.

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Old 06-21-2010, 08:31 AM   #34
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:48 AM   #35
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WoW... nice win!!!!!!!!!!!!

And you're right... that pick is awesome...
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:04 AM   #36
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Thanks Mike. Now I've just got to get that stuff installed. I was down with the flu most of last week so working on the car was kind of out of the question this weekend.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:16 AM   #37
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Can't wait to see it all on... We'll definitely have to give West Coast Camaro some business...
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:27 AM   #38
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Happy Birthday OTHR1!

Happy 1st birthday to my Camaro! Born on 6/25/09. Now with just over 15000 miles and smiles.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #39
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MPD1 Rear Spoiler installed!!

Finally bought an MPD1.com spoiler and got it installed...I like it!
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Way to go... The OTHR1 is looking mighty sweet these days...
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:20 AM   #41
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Thanks Mike. I'm slowly working down my list of planned mods for this car.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:25 AM   #42
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It's taken me a while to get this project completed but I finally got my door sill decals and door/dash panels from WestCoastCamaro installed. The hitch in getting the project done was also my desire to have ambient lighting working as well.

I need to get better pictures but thanks to 2SSRS, I was able to get 3 of the remaining light pipes and finished up the project yesterday evening. So, there you have it...a 1LT with full ABL that dims with the rest of the dash/gauge lights. I may do some fine tuning on the areas I sanded for the dash pieces but overall, it looks pretty good in person.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:43 PM   #43
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Some end of summer pictures from today...









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WoW... the ABL looks great... Nice camera work too...


Here's a couple snapshots Sue got of your car last weekend...
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Cool! I was hoping someone had pictures from the drive.

I completely forgot we had a camera with us until I was cleaning out the car after we got home.

My next photography attempt will be at the Texas Camaro Nationals. I won't be racing but I will be taking pictures. I'm sure it will be quite the challenge with the cars headed down the 1/4 mile. Taking pictures of my car sitting still is so much easier.
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Cool! I was hoping someone had pictures from the drive.

I completely forgot we had a camera with us until I was cleaning out the car after we got home.

My next photography attempt will be at the Texas Camaro Nationals. I won't be racing but I will be taking pictures. I'm sure it will be quite the challenge with the cars headed down the 1/4 mile. Taking pictures of my car sitting still is so much easier.
Burnout shots are always the best..
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #47
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H-Town Camaro Club - Dyno Day @ ARD

Fun day last Saturday....H-Town Camaro Club Dyno Day at ARD (Advanced Racing Dynamics in Houston).

I guess getting a new transmission wasn't all that bad. I picked up an additional 11hp and 14 ft-lb on the dyno.

I'll have to scan in the actual dyno sheet but my best run of the day was 251.93 hp / 237.54 ft-lb. Not too shabby for a lowly V6 that first dyno'd about 20hp less last summer.

At least I put down more HP than the '03 Mustang GT that was there but he still had me beat in the torque department. There was an '09 CTS-V that kicked everyone's a$$ when it came to putting down the most power (629.5hp/606.19ft-lbs).

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #48
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Hit 25,000 miles today!

Still as happy with my Camaro as the day I picked it up.

I must be getting slower as I age...my average speed from the last 25k miles....28.3mph. Ugh... Must find better shortcuts around traffic...

Now, if the weather would just cooperate, I might be able to get it cleaned up and detailed again... C'mon spring, hurry up! ...
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:11 PM   #49
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Finally tracked down the slow leak in one of my original rear tires. Damn pinhole leak in one of the treadblocks. Oh well, it was about time to get new tires anyhow.

As a daily driver, I needed something with more life than the P-zeros. I really didn't do too bad though, I made it 25749 miles on the original Pirelli tires.

I picked up Hankook Ventus ST RHO6 this time around. Should be good for about 50k miles. I also swapped out the front 20x8 wheels for another set of rear 20x9s. Now running 275/40R20 on all 4 20x9" stock wheels.

Here's some pictures of the new setup...now I just need to drop it an inch or so...





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Old 02-16-2011, 10:28 AM   #50
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You build thread just needs............TO BE HOSED!!!!!
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