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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-15-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 428
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,274
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
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: 2019 Camaro Fest (IX) 10-10-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,138
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
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, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,345
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, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
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...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-14-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Russell James
Bungee cord your steering wheel to the brake...

Bungee cord your steering wheel to the brake pedal so it won't spin. Can rip apart the airbag/horn wiring if it spins.

On the joint, drive a small chisel in there and leave it there. You just...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Russell James
Like most the other valve train parts...assembly...

Like most the other valve train parts...assembly lube. Oil in a pinch if no assembly lube on hand. But oil runs off, assembly lube will stick there for quite a while until the engine is ready for...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-13-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By Russell James
Spring Mountain, Grand Canyon, LS Fest West.... I...

Spring Mountain, Grand Canyon, LS Fest West.... I can find some fun stuff out there. But the fake ass shit show that is Vegas, I have zero interest in.

My idea of a vacation is a real beach,...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Russell James
All LS OE non active lifters are the same....

All LS OE non active lifters are the same. LS3,7,A... all the same part number.

Katech has a real good video on youtube for choosing PR length on LS engines. They shoot for .070" preload on...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By Russell James
The Johnson 2110s and new GM trays is a great...

The Johnson 2110s and new GM trays is a great approach for affordable street performance.

Slow leak down is just everything in the lifter is blueprint perfected with precision clearances, small...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,521
Posted By Russell James
The only way to measure valve stem to guide...

The only way to measure valve stem to guide clearance is disassemble, mic stem and guide in 3 places then do the subtraction.

Having the valve in the head is like asking how much a teeter totter...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-07-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Russell James
Do about 10 slow figure 8s in a parking lot. It...

Do about 10 slow figure 8s in a parking lot. It helps get that additive into the clutch surfaces. That amount is fine, many put a little extra in to make it last a bit longer. The additive wears...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-06-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By Russell James
You can't have... I want the best... but cheap. ...

You can't have... I want the best... but cheap.

If you want an upgrade, call Johnson and ask for the COPO std travel drop ins. There is a reason they are used in the COPO motors. No they are...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-05-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Russell James
One batch? That's funny :bellyroll:

One batch? That's funny :bellyroll:
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