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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-28-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By lbls1
I'm very sure that the engine will re-surface. ...

I'm very sure that the engine will re-surface. GM is all out of sorts right now; I wish they would figure themselves out before they are forced out of business. On the one hand, I am glad that the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By lbls1
You should not have additional costs other than...

You should not have additional costs other than gas and maintenance. The ZL1 was built very well. You should look for some outer appearance gremlins such as excessive chipping (gills, front...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 05-07-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By lbls1
The door and the rear fender will need bodywork. ...

The door and the rear fender will need bodywork. Rounded dents that are not too large you can get away with PDR, but large, creased and complex area (rear fender) dents will usually need more work.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-30-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By lbls1
LS motor or don't bother. It will be easier to...

LS motor or don't bother. It will be easier to trade for a SS Camaro.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-30-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By lbls1
They are a lot lighter, so its no surprise. Add...

They are a lot lighter, so its no surprise. Add to it, you don't know about what was done to the stock motor.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-23-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
Most certainly the Solstice and Cobalt were not...

Most certainly the Solstice and Cobalt were not ignored. I believe the Cobalt SS had the greatest impact with the 2l Turbo. One could reason that all of those cars you mentioned were two door...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-23-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
I was late in life in having a manual, despite...

I was late in life in having a manual, despite knowing others with manual shift cars. Its quite a different driving experience, and its best in light traffic and the open road. When you mate a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-23-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
The 2.0L turbo has taken a slightly more sedate...

The 2.0L turbo has taken a slightly more sedate profile, now that it is shared across the board with many GM models. It still can develop good power and torque, and it is still an amazing performer....
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
It is such a waste to rid the vette of such a...

It is such a waste to rid the vette of such a great gear box. Sport cars and manuals have been a natural for so many years. As odd as this sounds coming from me (I have been an auto trans fan for a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-22-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
Still no manual with the vette?

Still no manual with the vette?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-22-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
Too bad Chevy is having problems with Camaro. ...

Too bad Chevy is having problems with Camaro. This could've been a great powerteam for a Z/28 revival.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By lbls1
Outstanding!

Outstanding!
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-15-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
Cadillac featured a manual in their second gen...

Cadillac featured a manual in their second gen CTSV. I wish Cadillac and Chevy would get serious again and start making more roadworthy and good looking cars. Cadillac is trying.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-08-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
Nice work. I was actually concerned about the...

Nice work. I was actually concerned about the Silverado.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 04-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By lbls1
If the car is worth keeping sometimes you have to...

If the car is worth keeping sometimes you have to bite the bullet and do the proper repairs. I've been there before, and a repair like that is an emergency last ditch thing to get you here and there...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-08-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By lbls1
From sitting, all of your oil drained to the...

From sitting, all of your oil drained to the oilpan, so your moving parts were dry, thus the knocking. You will need to take my advice with a grain of salt. My cars usually will sit 3-4 months...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 03-20-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 1,078,164
Posted By lbls1
That is noble of them. We are in a national...

That is noble of them. We are in a national emergency.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-16-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,507
Posted By lbls1
I haven't had that many cars, but I remember them...

I haven't had that many cars, but I remember them all.

'77 Cutlass Supreme
'93 Lumina Z34
'02 Camaro SS (Current)
'97 Cavalier RS
'08 TrailBlazer SS (Current)
'09 Malibu LT
'14 Camaro ZL1...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 03-10-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 33,951
Posted By lbls1
The virus has caused some concern at my job, but...

The virus has caused some concern at my job, but luckily I am still gainfully employed.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 03-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By lbls1
I participated years ago in this thread, but it...

I participated years ago in this thread, but it makes sense in saying again. If you have a new car and you are facing harsh road conditions that will include salt, then you will be doing yourself a...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 03-05-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By lbls1
Try not to go too heavy with the abrasives. A...

Try not to go too heavy with the abrasives. A good swirl mark removing type of polish and medium grade pads will do the trick. Assess the overall condition of the paint. The more damage and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-05-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,875
Posted By lbls1
Could be a toss up. Find out from your carrier...

Could be a toss up. Find out from your carrier about test drives. You could try to deny it but if they copied your license then that will put a hole in your defense.

Tough little situation...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-02-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By lbls1
I would get some estimates and shop around. In...

I would get some estimates and shop around. In this case I wouldn't necessarily go with the cheapest shop, but with the best shop in terms of workmanship. Painting is a big step which can make or...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-02-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By lbls1
About 50 d and sunny; Unusual for this time of...

About 50 d and sunny; Unusual for this time of year. If the snow stays away it looks like the cars will have an early wake from hibernation.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-26-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By lbls1
Unfortunately this applies to many corvettes. ...

Unfortunately this applies to many corvettes. Although its a niche performance model, all or most corvettes are alike, and they make them in multiple thousands of units; Therefore they will...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-25-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By lbls1
No car, including a corvette, is immune from...

No car, including a corvette, is immune from damage. Morons that cause damage can range with anything from touching a bumper to damaging a composite door (composites bend...believe it or not as well...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-24-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By lbls1
Some diehards will drive a vette daily. It will...

Some diehards will drive a vette daily. It will be harder and less enjoyable, IMO if you have a nice car and have to deal with bad weather, ice, salt (although the vette's cladding is composite, its...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 02-24-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By lbls1
I will always use Carnauba Wax on my vehicles. ...

I will always use Carnauba Wax on my vehicles. It could mean that other products may be squeezed out of the market, but the proven quality products will continue to have a following.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 02-24-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By lbls1
Good luck with it. I would first compare it with...

Good luck with it. I would first compare it with other '20 Camaros to see whether it looks out of place. Chevy and GM used to be notorious with body gapping and other manufacturing quirks. If the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-24-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By lbls1
M5s are nice but you can see why BMW went back to...

M5s are nice but you can see why BMW went back to the drawing board after '09 with the introduction of the CTS-V. Both BMW and Mercedes were totally caught off guard by the angular Cadillac with its...
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