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Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 07-01-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By mikeman
Glad you found the trouble. Stinkin' cat...

Glad you found the trouble. Stinkin' cat converter. I hate those things.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-30-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By mikeman
What a crook. $300 for a 5th gen Camaro? Even...

What a crook. $300 for a 5th gen Camaro? Even salvage title, it's worth more than $6k.

The good thing is the 3.6L LFX is a dime a dozen at the junkyards. Just find a good low mile engine and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-29-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By mikeman
It probably stiffens up the front structure a tad...

It probably stiffens up the front structure a tad because the convertibles have it as stock equipment. The shock towers can deflect as much as 3mm from what I've read.

Will it improve cornering...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-29-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By mikeman
It still is even at 97K miles. Remember, it's 5...

It still is even at 97K miles. Remember, it's 5 years or 150K miles WHICHEVER comes first. Since it's a 7-8 year old car now, the coolant should have been changed out 2-3 years ago.

Just...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-29-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By mikeman
It may be a little difficult to apply for some...

It may be a little difficult to apply for some areas, but the pricing is outrageous IMO. You're basically applying a thick clear tint to the outside of the car.

These dent wizards are performing...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By mikeman
The LFX is an interference engine. Sounds like a...

The LFX is an interference engine. Sounds like a problem with the timing chain allowing the valves to hit the pistons.

Maybe the previous accident caused something to get damaged, misaligned or...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 06-28-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By mikeman
No PPF on the Z? You must not drive it much. ...

No PPF on the Z? You must not drive it much.

Two black vehicles...? Man, you are a glutton for punishmemt. lol!
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 06-28-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By mikeman
I agree with Arizona. The new tail lights make...

I agree with Arizona. The new tail lights make it look like a fat 6th gen at first glance. I don't understand why people need to make their 5th gens look like 6th gens. If you like the 6th gen...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 06-28-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By mikeman
Either that or you have the cool hoverflight...

Either that or you have the cool hoverflight feature like the Delorean in Back to the Future 2. lol!
Forum: Z/28 Discussions 06-27-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,442
Posted By mikeman
When the 4th gen was around, the SS was above the...

When the 4th gen was around, the SS was above the Z28 in the model ladder. The 5th gen comes out and all V8 cars were called the SS. I think this diluted the SS name to some extent. Of course, GM...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-27-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By mikeman
The paint should not be coming off with your...

The paint should not be coming off with your knuckle. Did they repaint it with water color or something? That's crazy!

Also, two small bubbles in the paint is not good. They will eventually pop...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-27-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By mikeman
I can't figure out why those stupid clear bra...

I can't figure out why those stupid clear bra installers get doctors wages like$1k-$2k+ a pop and these amazing dent wizards, called PDR techs, only get a hundred or so.

The work some of these PDR...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By mikeman
That's funny! If pure speed was the most...

That's funny!

If pure speed was the most important thing, the 6th gen ZL1 would be the obvious choice. However, I like to spend time looking and admiring the styling too and the 6th gen just...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 06-27-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By mikeman
Once you get into the 70's ambient air, the vent...

Once you get into the 70's ambient air, the vent will start to feel a little warm. Completely normal.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-27-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By mikeman
I don't want to bust your chops but....you had...

I don't want to bust your chops but....you had the money for all those mods, but now your scrambling to fix it properly? I'd just put it on the credit card. Fix it right and be done with it.

My...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-27-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By mikeman
Be careful with going solid bushings. In some...

Be careful with going solid bushings. In some cases, it can make for more noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) which may not be what you want for the street. Track car only, then yes solid bushings...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-26-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By mikeman
The best 6th gen no doubt. However, compared to...

The best 6th gen no doubt. However, compared to the 5th gen, I'd have to take the 5th gen all the way even though it may be slower.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-26-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By mikeman
You have to take time into consideration as well....

You have to take time into consideration as well.

Coolant is 150K miles or 5 years whichever come first. Oil change depends on usage. Lots of short city trips would be under severe service. ...
Forum: USA - California 06-25-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,574
Posted By mikeman
Last post was over 8 years ago bro.

Last post was over 8 years ago bro.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-25-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By mikeman
Aren't poly bushings noisy normally?

Aren't poly bushings noisy normally?
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-25-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By mikeman
Spark plug tube gaskets on the valve cover are...

Spark plug tube gaskets on the valve cover are probably shot.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-25-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By mikeman
Really no significant gains from any of them...

Really no significant gains from any of them except for the Injen long tube that extends down through the bumper.

I have the blackwing tube with free flow filter in the stock box and I felt a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-25-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By mikeman
I don't know why Vegas is having meltdowns over a...

I don't know why Vegas is having meltdowns over a maintenance post. Around here, you get endless 'what the best exhaust' threads and stupid 'what's your other car' posts which can get mindnumbingly...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-25-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By mikeman
Coolant change, trans fluid drain, axle fluid...

Coolant change, trans fluid drain, axle fluid change and bleed the brakes with new brake fluid should about cover it. Power steering fluid change, but I don't think that is critical like the other...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 06-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 466
Posted By mikeman
Worst case senario... popped head gasket. Best...

Worst case senario... popped head gasket. Best case senario... bad rad cap.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-23-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By mikeman
With AC Delco, how can you tell between China...

With AC Delco, how can you tell between China made or U.S. made items?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-23-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By mikeman
Check again Gomer!

Check again Gomer!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-23-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By mikeman
Yes, I was serious. There are two 10mm nuts like...

Yes, I was serious. There are two 10mm nuts like '10CamaroDude mentioned.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 06-23-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By mikeman
If you can, just fix it yourself. The vapor...

If you can, just fix it yourself. The vapor barriers should be available from GM parts including the sunroof drain tubes.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-23-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By mikeman
If you have it, what are the torque specs for the...

If you have it, what are the torque specs for the stock air filter box nuts?
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