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Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-15-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Russell James
I would get an infra red heat gun. Harbor...

I would get an infra red heat gun. Harbor Freight has some cheap ones that work. Do some spirited driving and hard straight line braking. Shoot the rotor temps. Is one way hotter than the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-13-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Russell James
There is a whole process of EPA and DOT forms...

There is a whole process of EPA and DOT forms that need to be completed to actually permanently import a vehicle from Canada. If it wasn't imported correctly, no dealer is going to want to touch...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-06-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Russell James
I'd go back to the stock pads, upgrade fluid and...

I'd go back to the stock pads, upgrade fluid and hoses. Do the complete bedding procedure. Be OK with the dust, it means you have performance brakes that are working properly.

Low dust ceramics...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-06-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,852
Posted By Russell James
I'd base the decision on 3 things: Back health ...

I'd base the decision on 3 things:
Back health
Road conditions
Track days and track experience

Amazing car as long as you don't have the combo of bad back and crappy roads. Maybe a second...
Forum: 2020 Camaro Fest (X) 11-05-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Russell James
I expect wheelies and wrinkled sidewalls!

I expect wheelies and wrinkled sidewalls!
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Russell James
I'd have someone drive next to you and watch each...

I'd have someone drive next to you and watch each corner closely as you hit bumps at speed. That patchy flat spotting look can be "cupping" from a bad shock. Jounce test each corner, and make...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-01-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,413
Posted By Russell James
Sweet! That is a hell of an ET and 60' for a...

Sweet! That is a hell of an ET and 60' for a street driver clutch car! My '69 is a carb'd 548" also. 540/548/555/565 has always been a great bore/stroke combo for a BBC drag motor.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-30-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,413
Posted By Russell James
My first Camaro was a black ‘67. Back in the 80s...

My first Camaro was a black ‘67. Back in the 80s Pro Street craze.
Many of every gen since.
Currently have a 5th and 1st gen:
‘15 SS 1LE
‘69 Z28 drag car
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-29-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Russell James
Best thing you can do for that V6's longevity is...

Best thing you can do for that V6's longevity is use top quality full synthetic oil, and change it earlier than 0%. I prefer 3 - 5k miles, but that's me and I do it myself. That V6 is an...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-15-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By Russell James
Many cars do this when a warning comes on, as...

Many cars do this when a warning comes on, as they want you to follow the warning and not the gauge.

The gauge is only accurate sitting in coolant. Think about what happens in an overheat, air...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-14-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By Russell James
The really good pads everyone comments on are the...

The really good pads everyone comments on are the OE Brembo pads. They are pricey, couple hundred per axle. Can be bought from Amazon or any auto parts store that carries ACDelco. They have a GM...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-14-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,570
Posted By Russell James
I've had the best luck with Royal Purple...

I've had the best luck with Royal Purple Synchromax.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 10-10-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Russell James
I would check... fuel pressure at key on,...

I would check... fuel pressure at key on, injector pulse while cranking, spark while cranking.

You'll need a noid light. Parts stores know what they are, they plug into a fuel injector harness and...
Forum: 2020 Camaro Fest (X) 10-10-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 177
Sticky: CamaroFest 2020
Views: 14,483
Posted By Russell James
Just booked my room at the host Holiday Inn,...

Just booked my room at the host Holiday Inn, should be another Awesome Fest!

9 months to practice pro-tree reaction time!
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-04-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Russell James
Looks like they've seen some winter road salt. ...

Looks like they've seen some winter road salt.

If they are cheap enough, could get them blasted and coated. Used rusty headers better be pretty cheap though.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 09-30-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Russell James
Is that after a long track session? Or everyday...

Is that after a long track session? Or everyday driving?
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-25-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Russell James
I believe in the - U touched it theory. ...

I believe in the - U touched it theory.

Something is not right in either your throttle body, MAF, air cleaner, TPS...

If the MIL is on, it has codes. Diagnose those codes.

Was the air...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 09-25-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Russell James
15-20 lbs is a huge range. When you get up...

15-20 lbs is a huge range. When you get up into pressures in the teens and above, every lb boost increase is next level engine foundation strength needed.

Example.... look at OE engines with...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,448
Posted By Russell James
...but, if someone has the heads off... if it...

...but, if someone has the heads off... if it were me, I'd address it and be done with it. If someone has - getting the heads fixed - on their mind and goes through all the trouble of tearing it all...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-24-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,448
Posted By Russell James
Well, if someone has had their hands on thousands...

Well, if someone has had their hands on thousands of valves over decades... many engine techs/hot rodders do get a good feel for what a good valve to guide should feels like. They basically should...
Forum: Camaro V6 LFX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-24-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Russell James
There are a few more reasons... i.e. timing of...

There are a few more reasons... i.e. timing of the fuel charge, increased atomization, less fallout from vapor to liquid, compressing only air....

If you spray and atomize the fuel in the...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 09-23-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Russell James
Yes, those are the exact same part. One is the OE...

Yes, those are the exact same part. One is the OE number, the second is just the ACDelco number assigned to it.

I've ordered OE Brembo pads from Amazon before, worked out great. They look in...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 09-23-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Russell James
A bit of fluid gets left in the bleeder valve...

A bit of fluid gets left in the bleeder valve unless someone is real meticulous - like taking a q tip and swabbing every last drop out.

Soft pedal is a different story, something is not right.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-23-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Russell James
I think they gave you an accurate answer... will...

I think they gave you an accurate answer... will need to diagnose why it's not receiving the GPS location. Could be the shark fin antenna, cable, wire, module.... Anyone is guessing until they bust...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Russell James
I looked at the parts catalog for a '13. The...

I looked at the parts catalog for a '13. The left converter part # is for '10-'13. The right (passenger) shows for '11-'13.

So I'd bet your '13 right is not fitting a '10 right.

In the...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Russell James
Warranty repair shows 16 lifters replaced/head...

Warranty repair shows 16 lifters replaced/head gaskets/bolts. No head work.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,499
Posted By Russell James
Cams fracture pretty easy with sharp blows. ...

Cams fracture pretty easy with sharp blows. Might be able to get a big punch in there are break the cam up. If you can get the cam pieces out, shove the stuck lifters out the bottom. I got lucky...
Forum: Garage / Tools Discussions 09-10-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russell James
The Comp tool is accurate. Ball end PRs are...

The Comp tool is accurate.

Ball end PRs are not measured tip to tip. It is measured at a mid point in the ball end radius. Basically, half the rounded tip is not included in the PR stated length....
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 09-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Russell James
Sometimes pad material can build up and look like...

Sometimes pad material can build up and look like cracks. Unless the rotors were cooked to red glowing hot, or have beauty holes in them. I've seen plenty of cracks around the holed rotors, but...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Russell James
I would check your sweep pattern and lifter...

I would check your sweep pattern and lifter preload. If it's tearing up the rocker tip something is not ideal. If good pattern and preload, it's just the lift is too much for that rocker tip and...
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