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Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-13-2010, 08:19 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
That's very important for folks in OBD2 check...

That's very important for folks in OBD2 check states yo look into.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By 1fastdog
Many comprehensive tuning programs allow the...

Many comprehensive tuning programs allow the ability to ignore OBD2 "not ready" flags when it pertains to illuminating a service engine soon light.

The problem is that even though the dash light...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,751
Posted By 1fastdog
Ask your tuner what trouble codes he might have...

Ask your tuner what trouble codes he might have disabled.

Be calm as you can and not worry until there is something to worry over.

The shop who did the work should be able to answer questions...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 01:54 PM
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Posted By 1fastdog
Not to be a wet blanket whatsoever, however,...

Not to be a wet blanket whatsoever, however, replacing a good cat with a good cat is likely an offense of the Clean Air Act and associated EPA rules.

Do folks do it any way.. yes. Could it lead to...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 11:41 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
In regards to gasoline quality? Most brands are...

In regards to gasoline quality? Most brands are merely additive packages as the base fuel is taken from the same storage tank as any one else's most of the time and in most places.

Sometimes fuel...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 11:31 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
To be blunt, short headers are a waste of time...

To be blunt, short headers are a waste of time and money.

If someone comes up with a hot ticket set of shorties, you will hear about it. So far it's crickets and tumbleweeds.:sm0:
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,751
Posted By 1fastdog
I don't see anything you mention hurting the...

I don't see anything you mention hurting the car's value with the possible exception of the exhaust. It also did absolutely nothing to increase it's value unless the purchaser has the hots for a...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-12-2010, 11:03 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
If 2 DTC's have been shut off there will be...

If 2 DTC's have been shut off there will be issues.

Big cam and long tubes? I wish you luck, seriously.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-11-2010, 10:09 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
Yes. Shift characteristics can have effects on...

Yes. Shift characteristics can have effects on emissions.


From the EPA regarding emissions warranties:

"The electronic emissions control unit or computer monitors
certain powertrain...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-09-2010, 08:50 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
My perception is that it is legal to tune your...

My perception is that it is legal to tune your car under some circumstances. The most obvious being you can tune if your car will not be operated on public streets and highways.

What is not...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-08-2010, 09:17 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
I think we are both aware that GM is not "dumb". ...

I think we are both aware that GM is not "dumb".

KAM? Yes.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-07-2010, 01:11 PM
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Posted By 1fastdog
Everything is on a case by case basis. The...

Everything is on a case by case basis. The finding of a non factory validated calibration or the evidence one was installed and removed is easily avoided.
The warranty coverage is in place unless...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-07-2010, 10:42 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
Customers have a choice on what they do to their...

Customers have a choice on what they do to their vehicle.

You can tune your car and untune the car when you want. That's between you and the Feds...

The other issue could be warranty coverage....
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-07-2010, 09:20 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
FWIW, the folks I have spoken to < who seem to be...

FWIW, the folks I have spoken to < who seem to be quite sincere on the subject > have mentioned "history" and " how many times there has been a "write" as being determinable.

I suppose it is...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-07-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 209
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Posted By 1fastdog
"Dyno" or maybe better said "Custom" tuning is...

"Dyno" or maybe better said "Custom" tuning is where adjustments are specific to the exact car being tuned, "boxed or canned tunes" are meant to work on as an improvement without the customization...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-04-2010, 03:11 PM
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Posted By 1fastdog
A good method to follow. The internet is a...

A good method to follow.

The internet is a fabulous resource and particularly a site such as this one.

When it comes to what you buy, get the best experience with the product as you have done....
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-04-2010, 12:18 PM
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Posted By 1fastdog
I wouldn't presume to try and change your mind. ...

I wouldn't presume to try and change your mind.

You don't believe your hard part mods or your tune have any effect on longevity. That's your opinion and not an actual verified fact.

I don't...
Forum: USA - Southeast 05-04-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,877
Posted By 1fastdog
Greg from Antivenom is and has been a good friend...

Greg from Antivenom is and has been a good friend for several years.

He called and let me know he was having this event. I suppose since he knows I work for GM and am involved in enthusiast events...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-02-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,751
Posted By 1fastdog
I was rereading this thread and want to comment...

I was rereading this thread and want to comment on coating headers.

Keeping heat in an exhaust has a couple of benefits.

One is keeping underhood temps as low as possible.

Secondly, hotter...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-02-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,790
Posted By 1fastdog
I have been around car folks for a good while. ...

I have been around car folks for a good while.

I have come to learn that there is a segment of the enthusiast community that have a real focus on Pace Cars.

I have a very close friend who...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-30-2010, 12:18 PM
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Views: 50,032
Posted By 1fastdog
I apologize for going off topic, but... I suppose...

I apologize for going off topic, but... I suppose your Camaro is in your avatar?

Looks to be RJT which I think is a rich and sexy color for a 5th gen!

I had one of the RJT pre production cars...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-30-2010, 11:50 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
Still learning myself. Thanks for buying a...

Still learning myself.

Thanks for buying a Camaro. It's appreciated.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-30-2010, 11:38 AM
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Views: 50,032
Posted By 1fastdog
I think "history" and etc. plays a part as well,...

I think "history" and etc. plays a part as well, but I really don't know as a certainty.

I'm guessing, but I think it's the review of the folks at the PQC that is relied on rather than simply CVN...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-30-2010, 10:49 AM
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Views: 17,751
Posted By 1fastdog
"Lope" will have a lot more to do with cam specs....

"Lope" will have a lot more to do with cam specs.

The more radical the cam grind, the more "tennis shoes in a drier" the idle will sound. Lots of overlap will contribute to a nasty idle sound....
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-30-2010, 10:00 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
Well, I don't like to consider folks as "NOOBS". ...

Well, I don't like to consider folks as "NOOBS".

How about "Passionate" and "still learning".

That makes us exactly the same sort. :happy0180::emoticon5:
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-30-2010, 09:03 AM
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Posted By 1fastdog
In my discussions with folks that write the cals...

In my discussions with folks that write the cals for GM over the years, what you state matches up quite well.

Performance numbers make a difference in the sales of sporty vehicles. I have...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-29-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By 1fastdog
AFAIK, gen5 Camaro GMPP shortiese not validated...

AFAIK, gen5 Camaro GMPP shortiese not validated as of yet.:iono:

Lots of stuff in the Performance Parts book is not street legal on emission controlled vehicles. Some are strictly race parts.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-27-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 50,032
Posted By 1fastdog
I'd suggest asking the dealer for the wheel size...

I'd suggest asking the dealer for the wheel size change. You might be surprised.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-27-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 50,032
Posted By 1fastdog
No scare tactics intended here. As for...

No scare tactics intended here.

As for damage from tunes? Happens a lot more than you think. This dealer and PQC review being instituted would not be called for if it were a one in a million deal....
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-26-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 50,032
Posted By 1fastdog
We may both agree that it appears the evidence of...

We may both agree that it appears the evidence of a non validated tune could result in warranty coverage issues.

I don't know enough about the product you represent to have an opinion about it's...
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