Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Classic Design Concepts
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #1
Jozef
 
Drives: 2010 1LT Black on Black
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: McLean, VA
Posts: 71
Starting to come alive

I just hit 250 miles on my car, and as soon as it rolled over, it seemed like the engine came alive. I've been taking it easy- only taking it over 4k rpm once, but there is a huge difference. All of a sudden the car seems to want to climb the rev-band with less hesitation.

I know some people have posted about how their engines came alive at 1400 miles or so.... Should I be expecting it to become even peppier?

Jozef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
sales@spencershids.com
 
Drives: 2008 silverado, 2006 Impala
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 113
Good to hear. Gotta love the power. I cant have one because I dont have the self control
sales@spencershids.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
RS_Man
 
RS_Man's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Sonic RS 1.4T M6
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jozef View Post
I just hit 250 miles on my car, and as soon as it rolled over, it seemed like the engine came alive. I've been taking it easy- only taking it over 4k rpm once, but there is a huge difference. All of a sudden the car seems to want to climb the rev-band with less hesitation.

I know some people have posted about how their engines came alive at 1400 miles or so.... Should I be expecting it to become even peppier?

Just wait till you get your first oil change, things just keep gettin better as you rack more miles on it!
__________________
RS_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 10:36 PM   #4
DCJ
 
DCJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS RS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Madison, Mississippi
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jozef View Post
I just hit 250 miles on my car, and as soon as it rolled over, it seemed like the engine came alive. I've been taking it easy- only taking it over 4k rpm once, but there is a huge difference. All of a sudden the car seems to want to climb the rev-band with less hesitation.

I know some people have posted about how their engines came alive at 1400 miles or so.... Should I be expecting it to become even peppier?



I think so...when I hit around 1100 to 1200 miles, it just seemed like the car settled in so to speak or came alive. The only thing to me was it started feeling a little rough so that was when I knew it was time to get the oil changed over to the Mobil 1. Unless yours just settled in early, I would think you should see a subtle increase in power. I had kind of doubted the so called break in hype at first but man was I wrong about that I also think there were times when I took mine well over the 4k rpm before she was broken in but I looked at it like.....it's a car and it's made for this. No doubt about it...the car comes alive after the 1000 mile mark Pretty cool stuff!!
__________________
My other hobby or should I say sickness in addition to my 2011 SIM 2SS RS Camaro
DCJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 10:43 PM   #5
Quackaddict
 
Quackaddict's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1LT/RS Black on Black
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midlothian, TX
Posts: 209
mine seems to get a little better everyday. I read somewhere that all the way up to 4K the engine will get better, by then it is pretty much where it is going to be.
__________________
Semper Fi,
Kevin
Quackaddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 09:15 AM   #6
Baldturbofreak
Turbo kit Jedi
 
Drives: 95 vette,07gxp,02wrx,slazer,
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Honeoye,NY
Posts: 44
Send a message via AIM to Baldturbofreak
I take it easy on a new motor for about 150-200 miles to make sure the cambearings have taken a seat, then I rape the shit out of it non-stop afterword.
As much full throttle acceleration as possible, but without sustained high rpm until the 1500 mile mark.

My motors always have great leakdown % as a result.
Baldturbofreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 09:52 AM   #7
CatiaJockey


 
CatiaJockey's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT RS
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ocean Springs, Ms
Posts: 3,196
Mine was real quick to climb to 4K RPM from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd almost to quick, it was unexpected and not always a good thing! Its settled down now and the throttle response seems to match as I depress the pedal. I think the car and I are used to each other now, its smooth as silk!
__________________
CatiaJockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #8
Top Thrill
BOD 5/28/09 #13485
 
Top Thrill's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT RS
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 909
I did me first oil change at 500 mi. At about 900 to 1000 miles is when I noticed a power boost when rpm is over 3000. It seams to be starting out earlier in the rmp range as I get more miles. 1200 on it now, come on 1500 so I can realy get the rpm going at see what she can do.
__________________
Top Thrill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 06:40 AM   #9
copterdoc
 
copterdoc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 rally yellow 2LT
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 54
I have had mine since May 5th and have also been on a couple of long roadtrip vacations. I have 6500 miles on it and it seems to have settled in and is very smooth. Power is great and the gas mileage is at 25-26 with 80% freeway and 20% city, both driven very hard with lots of hills. The fun hasn't worn off and My wife still calls it my "Yellow Prozac" because It makes me happy.
copterdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GREEN Camaros are coming, WHITE Camaro is alive, and Buick 3800 engine rumor Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 127 09-25-2009 04:15 AM
Is it just me or did your car come alive @ 300 miles? quickdraw 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 32 07-08-2009 04:16 PM
Starting to have 2nd thoughts RoyalKev 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 48 03-11-2009 12:30 PM
Z28 - Please try and understand..... GTAHVIT Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 73 07-24-2008 12:30 PM
starting at 37,995!!!????? munkee drummer General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 29 02-21-2008 02:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.