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Old 01-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #1701
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I have the 2012 45th Anny with the LS3. I actually read through all 64 pages, which would have been about 30 if the same questions did not keep getting asked over and over. Anyway new to C5 but saw this sticky and had to read it prior to intorduction. As stated above, I have a 2012 LS3 and have no idea what gas dealer put in because I did not know I needed to ask (I did not know about this issue yet). I also purchased non TOP TIER gas at the base before I read the owners manual. I did not think I had any issues with the power or gas mileage until reading this. What was driving me crazy was how much trouble I was having driving the manual transmission. The main reason I tried the 2 fuse pull was because of the comments in the earlier posts regarding the smoother shifting. I pulled both fuses last night (my fuse box has a couple of differences from the pic on page 1) and re-installed them this morning. There were no noises when I pulled the fuses or when I put them back in. NO I DID NOT DO ANY TIMED RUNS. I wanted to see if I could smooth out the shifts. When I started it up it did run rough for about two minutes then smoothed out. I am happy to say the the shifts smoothed out especially from 1 to 2 which was driving me crazy. I could not really get on it because of morning traffic in socal so I am not sure about spinning the tires. I am at 1300 miles so I am waiting to get over 1500 break in before trying to lay some rubber. I did re-set avg spd and fuel mileage before my commute. Since I purchased the car I drive about 25 miles each way to work on I-15 and the mpg has been 19.1-19.5. On my drive today it was at 24.3 and improving. Also, I DID NOT disconnect the battery. I hope that this helps. I will now read all of the mandatory posts and introduce myself before posting anythin else.
Thanks,for the detailed info. I'm definitely going to do the pull this weekend if I can. We are getting about 18 mpg. It's a new car and we've only filled it up once and it was high octane. After filling it up, the car seemed to run rougher and is still not as smooth as we'd like. So I assume the dealer had put 87 in it. I'll try to post an update on how it went. It's a 2012 2SS Transformer Edition.

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #1702
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I will bet you the money it costs for your dyno, that if you go dyno now, then pull your fuses, wait 5 minutes, plug them back in, then dyno again, I'll bet you that you will gain power on the 2nd, probably around 8 hp.

8 hp doesnt seem like much, but it is definately noticable with the buttometer.
So, 5 minutes is all it takes? That's good, because I don't have too much patience! LOL I just want to get in and drive right away to see the improvement!

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #1703
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So, 5 minutes is all it takes? That's good, because I don't have too much patience! LOL I just want to get in and drive right away to see the improvement!

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We haven't been able to confirm it. Would be nice to though.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #1704
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Other than trying different stations when you fill up, is there a way to check the octane level at the different gas stations to see which one has the better gas? There has to be some type of tool out there.
Gas stinks all over the USA..more so in some places..I am fortunate enough to work for an R/D company..for fun they tested fuel from 5 stations with varied results...one had as much as 20% ETHANOL...

It was determined that when the tankers filled up they were given enough ethanol to accomodate a full truck.....but the supplier doesnt always buy a full truck...hence the ethanol content is higher.

Funny how England/ the brits and Arab nations have real JUNGLE JUICE and we are the only ones with crap gas!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #1705
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We haven't been able to confirm it. Would be nice to though.
I'll go ahead and do the overnight thing...

Hate to wait that long, but I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #1706
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We haven't been able to confirm it. Would be nice to though.
if i ever get my setelment check from my accident i will be getting hp tuners and then i will verify it, but with the old 4th gen that i used to tune it only took a few minutes, NO reason i can see why you have to wait a long time, once you pull power it should lose its memory there shouldnt be any reason that having the power out for longer would make any difference, it either has power or doesent
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #1707
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I'll go ahead and do the overnight thing...

Hate to wait that long, but I will let you know how it goes.
first try the 5 min thing, see if that works
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #1708
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My car has 1500 miles on it and I have an hp tune. would pulling the fuses hurt me at this point? Would it set the ecm back to stock and screw my tune?
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #1709
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if your tuned you should be good to go
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #1710
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if your tuned you should be good to go
Ok, cool, just making sure
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #1711
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #1712
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i waited like an hour and i could tell it was smoother and idled better
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #1713
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #1714
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Ok. I have posted in this thread many times. Those that follow know my deal. Fuse pull yesterday for the first time in a few months. It has been cooler. So, this was no damn butt dyno this time. No question. 25-30 Hp over a few days ago with same temps

But as usual, it went away within a day.

I am convinced it s my slightly, very slightly rattling exhaust

Edit:yes it was butt dyno, but there was no damn question...none..I'm talking traction control kicking in thru first and second....at speed...it never does that normally

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My situation is exactly the same. I'm going to bring it back to the dealer in the next week and mention this exhaust comment. I've posted before that they did a "reprogram of the ECM" for me, almost a year ago. That was useless.
My VIN is in the low 20's on a 2010 SS.
I've posted before that the fuse pull turns the car into exactly what it is supposed to be, and then it fades back into mediocrity.
Anyone that doesn't notice an absolutely stunning difference after the fuse pull, I don't believe has the issue this thread was created about.
Very frustrating.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:43 AM   #1715
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Just pulled both of the fuses. Lets see how she runs tomorrow morning on the way to school!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:06 AM   #1716
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My situation is exactly the same. I'm going to bring it back to the dealer in the next week and mention this exhaust comment. I've posted before that they did a "reprogram of the ECM" for me, almost a year ago. That was useless.
My VIN is in the low 20's on a 2010 SS.
I've posted before that the fuse pull turns the car into exactly what it is supposed to be, and then it fades back into mediocrity.
Anyone that doesn't notice an absolutely stunning difference after the fuse pull, I don't believe has the issue this thread was created about.
Very frustrating.
Same here brosef. Let's keep each other updated with our investigations. I think mine is caused by an exhaust rattle somewhere.... I hear a light popping/fluttering sound as the car slows down after downshifting.
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Put the fuses back in place, took off to school and my hood opened twice....anyone else have this problem???
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