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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 09-17-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Teddydog
125,000 miles and still on factory brakes and struts

So I think it might be time for new struts and I imagine the brakes are due for full replacement all around. I only recently started feeling like the car is riding "harsh" and feeling barely in...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-14-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,243
Posted By Teddydog
I know this is a pretty old thread, but a very...

I know this is a pretty old thread, but a very similar repair is the only significant repair I have ever had to have done on my 2010 with now 123,000 miles. I think it was last winter at around...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-14-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,273
Posted By Teddydog
Glad you got it fixed. Please do report back...

Glad you got it fixed. Please do report back what the timing chain vendor says about it. They will probably blame the installation, especially if you did it yourself.

Are you a mechanic by...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 08-08-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Teddydog
This morning the same 3 "Pending Fault Codes"...

This morning the same 3 "Pending Fault Codes" were still present (as "Pending"). I decided to clear them, then drive to work. They did not return during that 26 mile drive to work.

Rob
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 08-02-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Teddydog
BTW...122k miles on the Camaro. Plugs were...

BTW...122k miles on the Camaro. Plugs were replaced around 110k miles.


rob
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 08-02-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Teddydog
Got some "Pending Fault" codes this morning

On a whim, I plugged in my ODBII scanner this morning before starting the car and fired up my "Torque" app to check for any codes. I have one "permanent" one for the Evap vent valve/solenoid...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By Teddydog
I THOUGHT I was following THIS part of the...

I THOUGHT I was following THIS part of the maintenance schedule:

First Engine Oil Change After
Every 240 000 km/150,000 Miles
. Engine cooling system drain,
flush, and refill, cooling system...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-09-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By Teddydog
I didn't mention it specifically, but my car is...

I didn't mention it specifically, but my car is an LT v6. I was shocked when quoted so much labor. My experience with other cars is that the thermostat is front and center on top of the engine. ...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By Teddydog
I think my thermostat is stuck closed--HELP!

Last night on the way home, I drove about 10 miles on the freeway and stopped for gas.

After getting gas and getting back onto the freeway, I quickly got a DIC message about overheating, then a...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-15-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Teddydog
Sorry for not getting back to this. I didn't...

Sorry for not getting back to this.

I didn't clean it when I had it out, but the MAF sensor looked great. I even bought a can of MAF cleaner, but didn't use it because it didn't look dirty at...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-12-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Teddydog
Substantial drop in MPG since installing Vararam

I couple months ago I installed the Vararam cold air intake in my Camaro. Since then, I've been seeing about 1 MPG lower in the DIC for my combined daily driving (from around 22 to about 20.8).
...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-20-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By Teddydog
I have the Flowmaster American Thunder axle-back...

I have the Flowmaster American Thunder axle-back exhaust on my 2010 and really like it.

Rob
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-19-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By Teddydog
Great info! That looks like the creature. Thank...

Great info! That looks like the creature. Thank you very much!

Rob
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-18-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By Teddydog
Oil catch can install: PCV valve tubing

I want to install an oil catch can, but I am reluctant to cut apart the factory rigid line between the valve and the insert into the plenum. It is covered by a plastic "loom" material and appears to...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-13-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Teddydog
I installed it last week while I was on vacation....

I installed it last week while I was on vacation. Went pretty smoothly. Butt dyno says I gained about 1,000,000 hp!

Seriously, though, it did add a little to the pleasing sound at WOT with my...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-13-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Teddydog
Thought I'd post an update about my maintenance. ...

Thought I'd post an update about my maintenance. The self-serve garage worked out great! I took my time with the trans oil and diff oil change and it took about an hour. I'm sure I let them both...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-14-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Teddydog
Thanks. I have looked at some pics/vids and know...

Thanks. I have looked at some pics/vids and know where the drain and fill plugs are. And I know to remove the upper fill plug first!

I'll do the plugs at home in my driveway. No need for a lift...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-14-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Teddydog
I just found a self-serve garage with lifts in my...

I just found a self-serve garage with lifts in my area! That means I can do the transmission and rear diff myself! I'm very excited about this discovery.

The lift bays rent for $20 per hour. ...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-12-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Teddydog
Did you use Seafoam or another "internal" cleaner...

Did you use Seafoam or another "internal" cleaner on your LLT?

Rob
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Teddydog
Thanks. $5.69 each at Rock Auto and there's...

Thanks.

$5.69 each at Rock Auto and there's a $3 per plug mail in rebate. Cheap maintenance. Love it!

Rob
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-12-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Teddydog
Which spark plugs for 2010 LLT?

My pdf copy of the owner's manual says ACDelco 41-990, which is a Professional Platinum plug. Most online resources say the OEM is the Iridium 41-109. Which is correct????


Rob
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-12-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Teddydog
My thoughts on cleaning the plenum manually...

My thoughts on cleaning the plenum manually before using the ingested cleaner:

--100,000 miles without a catch can
--clean what I can from the plenum before reduces the amount of "crud" that...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-12-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Teddydog
R & I intake plenum when changing the spark plugs? And oil ingestion question

I'm going to be handling the spark plug replacement myself, but I did get some shop quotes for the job as well.

One of the quotes included a gasket for the intake plenum and labor for "R & I" of...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-12-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Teddydog
Just ordered a Vararam CAI--INSTALLED!!!

Had been wanting to do this upgrade for a long time, but really haven't been "into" my Camaro in a while. Don't get me wrong...I still love it after 8 years, but I haven't put anything into it for a...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-29-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Teddydog
Wow! Thanks, guys. I've done spark plug changes...

Wow! Thanks, guys. I've done spark plug changes in many cars before. I could have sworn I read that a couple of them in the LLT were very hard to get to. I have now watched a video and it is...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-29-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Teddydog
COMPLETE: How long to change diff and manual trans oil?

My 2010 has just under 105,000 miles. I ordered it from the factory and took delivery in September 2009, so just about 8 years and 13,000 miles per year.

I have already had the brake fluid...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-11-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 206,917
Posted By Teddydog
My 2010 was approaching the 36,000 mile mark, so...

My 2010 was approaching the 36,000 mile mark, so I finally took mine in to have my PDIM fixed (I was having lots of problems playing my Zune via the USB). I had the TSB in hand and they ordered the...
Forum: Autos For Sale / Wanted 10-28-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,691
Posted By Teddydog
The pictures ...

The pictures

http://www.teddydog.org/forsale/passat/passat_right.jpg


http://www.teddydog.org/forsale/passat/passat_right_rear.jpg

...
Forum: Autos For Sale / Wanted 10-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,691
Posted By Teddydog
2003 VW Passat Wagon GLX V6 4Motion DUPONT WA

2003 VW Passat Wagon GLX V6 4Motion $8,400

Located in Dupont, WA (Tacoma/Olympia area)

94,500 miles, 2nd owner
190 hp V6 engine with AWD, 5-speed Auto transmission
Silver paint, black leather...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-24-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,716
Posted By Teddydog
I am also sad to hear of your loss. Last year I...

I am also sad to hear of your loss. Last year I lost my 15 year-old Golden, Teddy. I miss her every day. Best. Dog. Ever. (for me)

Rob
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