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Old 02-20-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Tell me about the maintenance of a Z/28..

Assuming the Z/28 will be supercharged, I have a few questions and I suppose you can use experience with a supercharged model versus a non-supercharged model to answer them.

1) would the drive train be different (stronger materials because more power)?

2) which engine will last longer typically? (supercharged or naturally aspirated). I'm assuming stock factory super-charged engines are stronger in the first place?

3) are they much more costly to service?

One of the reasons why I won't consider a European sports car is because I don't like the idea of being raped by Hans or Tony every time I need a service. However, if I get a supercharged car am I asking for the same treatment?

I suppose the Z/28 will have different bumpers, so if they are ever damaged it will be more costly to replace. But how more is regular maintenance and will the car last as long?

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Old 02-21-2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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So can I get an oil filter at autozone for my Z28?

Do they stock the windshield wipers at WalMart for my Z28?

How much is a fill up going to cost on my Z28?



Wait... is there even a Z28 at all?
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Assuming the Z/28 will be supercharged...
Assuming there's a Z/28...
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:32 AM   #5
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Whats this Z28 everyone is talking about?
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:40 AM   #8
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sen10l, to answer your question......Look at the Caddy V series, makes over 550 h.p.......GM is NOT going to make a car that will not hold up to the performance/power of its own car. the Caddys use the same oil as that the current SS do from the factory......as far as them lasting longer.....I would be willing to bet it will last just as long, if used within its limits. Not to mention....it will come with a warrentee.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:41 AM   #9
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:47 AM   #10
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sen10l, to answer your question......Look at the Caddy V series, makes over 550 h.p.......GM is NOT going to make a car that will not hold up to the performance/power of its own car. the Caddys use the same oil as that the current SS do from the factory......as far as them lasting longer.....I would be willing to bet it will last just as long, if used within its limits. Not to mention....it will come with a warrentee.
IF the Z28 is made and IF it's supercharged I'm sure what Sir Nuke said is very accurate. If you drive it wild every other day, with all the power it will wear down faster than say an LT.


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sen10l, to answer your question......Look at the Caddy V series, makes over 550 h.p.......GM is NOT going to make a car that will not hold up to the performance/power of its own car. the Caddys use the same oil as that the current SS do from the factory......as far as them lasting longer.....I would be willing to bet it will last just as long, if used within its limits. Not to mention....it will come with a warrentee.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:27 AM   #12
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A Z28 is a killer car. There is not a 5th Gen one as of now. It has swapped places over the years with the SS as the top dog Camaro. In Gen 4 the Z28 was the low V8 and the SS was the hot one. If a 5th Gen Z28 is built it will beat a SS.
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The reply have not been helpful because no one knows anything about the Z28 IF there is even going to be one... this seems to be another "cart before the horse" thread. Let GM release the car, then we can ask real questions and not hypothetical ones.

I am probably the only person who cold care less if they build a Z28. The SS is plenty fast and simple to make faster...
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It's about superchargers and maintenance in general. This is a discussion forum, so let's discuss and talk rather than develop aneurysms about what can and cannot be discussed!

ps. I appreciate the helpful responses.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:05 AM   #15
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It's about superchargers and maintenance in general. This is a discussion forum, so let's discuss and talk rather than develop aneurysms about what can and cannot be discussed!

ps. I appreciate the helpful responses.
If thats the case why didn't you say that in the first place? There's a whole section devoted to force induction.

Here you go: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74
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At the risk of sounding condesending. If you are worried about maintenace costs. Learn to service your vehicles yourself. It will save you bundles of money over the years. I have been working on my own cars since I was 17. If I added up all the car repairs from then until now it would be in the 10s of thousands of dollars. Engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, tune ups, oil changes, Etc.
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At the risk of sounding condesending. If you are worried about maintenace costs. Learn to service your vehicles yourself. It will save you bundles of money over the years. I have been working on my own cars since I was 17. If I added up all the car repairs from then until now it would be in the 10s of thousands of dollars. Engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, tune ups, oil changes, Etc.
Plus it's always better knowing that you were the one tooling around on your car and not a bunch of strangers... And seeing the final product of your work is a lot more rewarding to me personally.

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At the risk of sounding condesending. If you are worried about maintenace costs. Learn to service your vehicles yourself. It will save you bundles of money over the years. I have been working on my own cars since I was 17. If I added up all the car repairs from then until now it would be in the 10s of thousands of dollars. Engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, tune ups, oil changes, Etc.
time = $$

to some people, it's a better value/makes more sense (time/$) to get cars maintained by others.

I was ASE Certified at one point, but now I have nearly all my mechanic work done by someone other than myself.


Back on topic. If it's like the 03 Cobra, then the only added maintenance is to change the supercharger oil at about 100,000 mi.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #19
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You're over-thinking things.
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1) would the drive train be different (stronger materials because more power)?
Yes. The drivetrain will be upgraded if/when the build the car. It'll have to be to handle the increased power.

2) which engine will last longer typically? (supercharged or naturally aspirated). I'm assuming stock factory super-charged engines are stronger in the first place?
ALL engines GM produces must pass the same durability/longevity tests. These are hard and grueling tests to ensure the engine will last far beyond the warranty period. That's why GM powertrains are some of the most durable in the industry.

The LSA engine, for example, has been run at wide-open throttle for 270 consecutive hours without failure.


3) are they much more costly to service?
They'll all share parts with other engines like the LS3 and L99. So labor won't be any more expensive, but parts will be since they'll likely be reinforced to handle the extra power. The only thing on them that could cost significantly more to fix would be the supercharger...and if that fails...you've got bigger problems.

I suppose the Z/28 will have different bumpers, so if they are ever damaged it will be more costly to replace. But how more is regular maintenance and will the car last as long?
You are way overthinking it. These types of questions cannot be answered until the car is out. ALL GM vehicles are covered by the best-in-the-industry 5yr/100,000mile powertrain warranty...and so all cars under this warranty are tested to the same specs.

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Best in the industry warranty?? Hyundai has 10/100,000 and dodge has LIFETIME/UNLIMITED. its pretty hard to beat that.
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Best in the industry warranty?? Hyundai has 10/100,000 and dodge has LIFETIME/UNLIMITED. its pretty hard to beat that.
Dodge has so many strings attached they might as well sell to marionettes, and iirc, Hyundai's is non-transferable.
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Dodge has so many strings attached they might as well sell to marionettes, and iirc, Hyundai's is non-transferable.
why would somebody who is asking about maintenence on their new car care about whether their warranty is transferable?
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why would somebody who is asking about maintenence on their new car care about whether their warranty is transferable?
They...would not. You brought it up.
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The LSA is already in the CTS-V. Check maintenance specifics in that owner's manual - online.

With the Z28, they're bolting an off-the-shelf engine into an existing platform. No biggie.
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Hyundai's is transferable, but once transferred it's only good to 60,000 miles. That's when mine ran out, anyway.
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