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Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-10-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Russell James
Sodium is one of the four electrolytes you need. ...

Sodium is one of the four electrolytes you need. Add in calcium,magnesium and potassium and you’ve got it covered. The really good hydration drinks have all four electrolytes and low sugar.

If...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Russell James
Pediolyte powder works great. 1/2 pack in a...

Pediolyte powder works great. 1/2 pack in a bottle of water, repeat all day all week. Much lower sugar than Gatorade. Gotta get those electrolytes way up 3/4 days before the event. Water the...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-10-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By Russell James
Did you use a GM 3 bolt timing gear? Some...

Did you use a GM 3 bolt timing gear? Some aftermarket gears are off a few degrees. Dyno numbers are just numbers that vary widely on a million of factors. Does it rip, pull hard from midrange...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-09-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By Russell James
Do you still have the red 2nd gen? Should bring...

Do you still have the red 2nd gen? Should bring that for some racing fun. I'm bringing a '69, trying to get a few old school cars interested in the drags. Was fun watching that car row the gears...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-08-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Russell James
Anyone want to grudge race against an old school...

Anyone want to grudge race against an old school big tire 1st gen Z28? Single 4 barrel carb, all motor, no power adders. Would be a cool Old School vs New School. Carb vs the World. Any 5th or...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 12,958
Posted By Russell James
Can't wait. Time to start hydrating, it's going...

Can't wait. Time to start hydrating, it's going to be a warm one. Stocking up on pediolyte powder, easy way to add electrolytes to water. I've been to BG in the 90F temps and the EMTs get busy...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-03-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,433
Posted By Russell James
Tq is king on a heavy car. Hp wins races in...

Tq is king on a heavy car. Hp wins races in light race cars. So you basically need both. I wouldn't go extreme that kills the tq under the curve.

How much street driving are you still going...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-28-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Russell James
What I would do... change oil now yourself with...

What I would do... change oil now yourself with top quality stuff and WIX xp filter, install magnetic drain plug. Oil wise something like...Amsoil signature series, Driven, Redline, LAT... there...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 06-26-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 12,958
Posted By Russell James
Kentucky heat makes the beer at Double Dogs that...

Kentucky heat makes the beer at Double Dogs that much better.

I'd like to pre-order... Bo's Dog Bowl Nachos, dozen hot wings, Margherita Pizza, and several tall frosted mug Sam Adams Summer...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-26-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Russell James
Get a close inspection too of the belts and...

Get a close inspection too of the belts and hoses. They are probably dry rotted. Plan on tires. Pirellis that have sat for a few years will be square and dried out. It's a shame to see low...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Russell James
60 psi of fuel spraying out a disconnected main...

60 psi of fuel spraying out a disconnected main line? Accident waiting to happen. That's how shops burn to the ground. Even if you get that done, what are you going to do with 15+ gallons of bad...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 06-25-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Russell James
Range device sold. Still have the complete...

Range device sold.

Still have the complete SS LS3 catback OE exhaust.
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 06-24-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Russell James
PM returned. The Range is a RA003 V8 Range. ...

PM returned.
The Range is a RA003 V8 Range. 004501.
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 06-22-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Russell James
F/S SS LS3 Complete New OE Catback, Range AFM Device

2012 SS LS3 OE Catback. Complete and like new. Was taken off when car was new and hung in my garage. Tips have been covered. It's perfect. $100. Pick up in Grand Blanc MI.

Would work great...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-21-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Russell James
Use a scan tool and see what the IAT sensor is...

Use a scan tool and see what the IAT sensor is reading. Should be a bit higher than ambient. If it's reading like -20F, there is your problem.

A big change when disconnecting the MAF, would have...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-19-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Russell James
Idling, use a propane torch (not lit) to flow...

Idling, use a propane torch (not lit) to flow propane around all the intake joints. If the engine speeds up, you found a leak. Start with everything you touched making sure all the intake joints...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-19-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Russell James
It now has to be thoroughly flushed. The two are...

It now has to be thoroughly flushed. The two are not compatible. A mixture is bad bad stuff. After water flushing very good, go back to 50/50 Dexcool. Sooner than later.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Russell James
As long as the dots line up, it is fine. ...

As long as the dots line up, it is fine.

Not possible to be 180 off. The crank spins 2x the cam. Not the other way around. The only thing you would be checking using TDC is degreeing in the...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-15-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Russell James
Just feel up and down on the rocker tip over the...

Just feel up and down on the rocker tip over the valve. Start with the checker on the short side so you feel that tap/lash with the rocker bolt snug. And sneak up on zero lash when you no longer...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-11-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Russell James
If the heads have been on/off multiple times......

If the heads have been on/off multiple times... it'd be really good to get a machinist's straight edge and measure the end to end, corner to corner flatness. Anything other than near perfection, and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-09-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Russell James
The tank purge valve is in front of the passenger...

The tank purge valve is in front of the passenger cyl head. Did the hoses and electrical connector get plugged back into that? With that message, sounds like either a tank purge hose did not get...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-09-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Russell James
Measure PTV (clay or dial indicator method). ...

Measure PTV (clay or dial indicator method). You'll need a spare lifter set up as a solid. And some spare headgaskets/headbolts to mock up the heads as installed.

Measure PR length. Select...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 05-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,159
Posted By Russell James
Depends on the DOT 4. The higher the temp, the...

Depends on the DOT 4. The higher the temp, the more often it has to be changed.

I have a road course race car that I use Castrol SRF in. It has such a high temp rating, achieved because it...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Russell James
Probably 57. It wouldn't even start on 5.7

Probably 57. It wouldn't even start on 5.7
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-08-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Russell James
Most common cause of lean in a leak somewhere in...

Most common cause of lean in a leak somewhere in the intake system or PCV.

I'd first check the air filter. Check air box. Check all the tubes and connections between the air filter and throttle...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-01-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By Russell James
I've done it a thousand times. Heck, I've lifted...

I've done it a thousand times. Heck, I've lifted the back tires of my truck off the ground. It'd be a pretty weak jack that can only handle an unloaded trailer, which some are.

If it's a weak...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-30-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Russell James
There are many brands of Dexcool. I wouldn't...

There are many brands of Dexcool.

I wouldn't use anything other than Dexcool in a system that started life with Dexcool. The two types are incompatible.

I can't imagine there are zero brands of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-30-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By Russell James
Along with some wood out back, raise the front of...

Along with some wood out back, raise the front of the trailer with the trailer jack. This will give the frame more clearance.

Tie downs work best using T or J hooks into the oval frame slots....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By Russell James
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMrDYJvY0Ts ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMrDYJvY0Ts

That is a good video of an Easy Out extractor. You can see when the thread bind releases the stud actually spins in farther. Which shows there is not...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-25-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By Russell James
Did you use the ARP lube, and according to the...

Did you use the ARP lube, and according to the instructions only on one side of the washer. If the wrong lube or on both sides of the washer... the actual tq being applied can be way more the tq...
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