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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-07-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Russell James
how to proceed? Bleed brakes, replace...

how to proceed?

Bleed brakes, replace master cylinder cap.

Buy Mom chocolates and flowers.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 10-05-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,862
Posted By Russell James
That's good, at least they did check the fuel...

That's good, at least they did check the fuel trim and holding pressure.

If it were my car, here is what I would do- find a perfectly flat spot in your garage or drive way. This is where you...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-05-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Russell James
Only if you road course track day it. The...

Only if you road course track day it.

The 1LE separator is different from a catch can. The 1LE piece is intended for road course... long left hand sweepers at high RPM. Under those...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 10-01-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,862
Posted By Russell James
The real way to check it would have been to hook...

The real way to check it would have been to hook a scan tool to it - check fuel trims and O2 cross counts. Hook a fuel pressure gauge to the rail, measure pressure running and bleed down time after...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-30-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Russell James
If the engine was high enough mileage to warrant...

If the engine was high enough mileage to warrant some refreshing maybe. Stock cam, the OE LS3 blue springs are a good choice. PSI also has some beehives that would work good with the stock cam,...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-28-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Russell James
The diff uses gear oil, the trans uses manual...

The diff uses gear oil, the trans uses manual trans lube.

I've had the best luck with Royal Purple 75w90 max gear in the diff. It already has the limited slip additive in it. And Royal...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-28-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Russell James
They will need the block (machine work done......

They will need the block (machine work done... line hone, bore hone... ready to assemble), new bearings, full rotating assembly... then they will be able to answer that question.

Many variables...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 08-14-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By Russell James
I've put RP Synchromax in every Tremec 6spd car...

I've put RP Synchromax in every Tremec 6spd car I've owned. Always works great. The RP Max Gear works great in the rear diff as well.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-21-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By Russell James
Here is a good home check, no tools or trips to...

Here is a good home check, no tools or trips to the dealer required... Leave on your maintainer until it is fully charged. My battery tender goes to a green light. Then unhook it for two weeks....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-21-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Russell James
Sounds like your mechanic is lazy, useless and...

Sounds like your mechanic is lazy, useless and possibly the worst Interstate battery dealer in the US.

Took me about 15 seconds on Interstate's website to find their AGM battery for a '16 Camaro...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,713
Posted By Russell James
She was an instructor with CGI at Gingerman all...

She was an instructor with CGI at Gingerman all last year, got approved by Phil Aug 2018.

I've kept this video book-marked so I can always keep learning her perfect line. She makes it look...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-15-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By Russell James
Should have blown his mind with - no, it's a...

Should have blown his mind with - no, it's a heart shaped wedge for better quench and rocker arm geometry.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-14-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Russell James
I would call on of the LS specialists that do VVT...

I would call on of the LS specialists that do VVT cams. That one sounds like it is more - strong performance vs daily driver.

Give GPI a call, or Texas Speed, JRE, Cam Motion, Brian...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-07-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,124
Posted By Russell James
Nobody can diagnose your car through the cloud. ...

Nobody can diagnose your car through the cloud. You have two major issues that need to be root caused, and not just parts swapped. Why is it burning oil? PCV, valve cover breathing or...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-07-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Russell James
My favorites - best sounding - ARH full system....

My favorites - best sounding - ARH full system. But the trade off for all that thunder was it droned.

Currently have LTs/ HF cats/ factory NPP - always open and love it. No drone.

Had corsa...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-06-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Russell James
Has anyone tried these from TSP? Not for all out...

Has anyone tried these from TSP? Not for all out race, but just the typical Head/Cam strong street performer, 7K ish rev limit or a hair less. .620ish lift stage 1/2 type hyd cam.
...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-03-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By Russell James
I use to live about 5 miles from Atco in the 90s....

I use to live about 5 miles from Atco in the 90s. It was an incredible place to see some awesome top fuel and pro stock match races. Force use to come there all the time. Pro Mods sorta...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,651
Posted By Russell James
Becky will be so missed. She was such a...

Becky will be so missed. She was such a cornerstone to our Camaro and Chevy Performance fellowship in so many ways. I feel personally blessed to have learned road course driving from her...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-27-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Russell James
Don't know why you would want that much with a...

Don't know why you would want that much with a manual trans. It's just going to blow the tires away, and if it ever did hook - goodbye clutch or trans.

I think a manual ZL1 is incredibly fun with...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-24-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Russell James
Is this a shortblock out of a vehicle, on a...

Is this a shortblock out of a vehicle, on a stand? If yes, would be the perfect time to: add ring gap, tri metal bearings, good rod bolts.

The cross hatching is key to if you need to touch a...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-23-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By Russell James
Is it tuned properly before all this happening? ...

Is it tuned properly before all this happening? To rule out the tune being way rich as the cause of gas in oil.

Gas in oil will show as high oil temp - not lubing well. And as low pressure...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-22-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By Russell James
Procharged on stock ring gap and powdered...

Procharged on stock ring gap and powdered rods/cast pistons? RPM may not be your first issue.

RPM wise, depends how reliable you want it to be. To be reliable at 7K it took titanium rods, Ti...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-20-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By Russell James
I've had three 5th gens. All 3 got the OE...

I've had three 5th gens. All 3 got the OE tremec fluid dumped within a day or two of purchase. To me, Royal Purple Synchromax shifts much better.

My standard M6 car purchase procedure is -...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-22-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Russell James
I would just say, sorry to hear and I can't...

I would just say, sorry to hear and I can't explain why that happened... I always maintained the car. I'm not a warranty company, I can't warranty a used car that I sold as is.

Being a shyster...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-14-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Russell James
With that much overlap it's going to be down on...

With that much overlap it's going to be down on power from a blower cam, and crazy loud. You'd probably melt the cats pretty quick if running cats. I'd sell it and get a PD blower cam with wider...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-13-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Russell James
Wouldn't make sense to do on N/A. On N/A you run...

Wouldn't make sense to do on N/A. On N/A you run the octane the engine needs.

Methanol injection works for boost because it is only needed under those high boost conditions.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-05-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Russell James
Might be able to get a good idea from the lower...

Might be able to get a good idea from the lower right corner (passenger side) of the front cam cover to oil pan joint. There is a cover bolt there also. That seal joint between the pan and front...
Forum: 2020 Camaro Fest (X) 04-28-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,557
Posted By Russell James
Heck yeah! Make a ZL1 class and just put a wheel...

Heck yeah! Make a ZL1 class and just put a wheel dia rule to it. That would keep everyone fairly together in one class even if headers, CAI tune, stock.... anyone with serious mods will have no...
Forum: 2020 Camaro Fest (X) 04-21-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,178
Posted By Russell James
Either my ‘15 1LE or ‘69 drag car. Depending on...

Either my ‘15 1LE or ‘69 drag car. Depending on mood for twisties or wheelies. An old beat up ASA Camaro stock car possible too for NCM, but might be selling that one late this year.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-09-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By Russell James
It never hurts to add a huge ground cable from...

It never hurts to add a huge ground cable from each head to the chassis, and one from the block to chassis. Especially on a modded car with a very strong ignition set up.

On my '69 I was having...
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