JohnC

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  1. Random thought thread

    So I bought this: https://thetuningschool.com/collections/gm-tuning/products/gm-big-3 I don't have much time to tune it and all I can do is log my drive to work and then adjust and readjust until its perfect. Wish me luck.
  2. 2010 Camaro SS

    I get they move, but it did not read like that before I f'd up the exhaust. It read exactly the same as the other wideband you see in the video that isn't swinging. Look at the difference in htat video. The car is still trying to throw the same CEL as well. I think I got the lambda reading wrong; I believe it is swinging 1.500-ish now, but I'll double check and make a new video.
  3. 2010 Camaro SS

    Well, time to fix a few issues and do a couple mods. First, I'm replacing that POS VARARAM turbulent heat sucker. From all my reading, it looks like Cold Air Inductions makes about the best power if I use the JRE scoop. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Smo75RWYXjzUfsZeyoilhCG0jPCzI6PBzmfOpGA_Ae4/edit#gid=0
  4. 2010 Camaro SS

    The bank 2 wideband isn't reading as lean as it was before I took it to him. It was swinging as high as 1.200 Lambda at idle. Now it'll only go up to 1.050 ish. I guess he re-positioned and tightened that pipe better than I had it. I'll post new video of it later...
  5. 2010 Camaro SS

    Car is back. Michael's exhaust guy bailed on him this weekend and with LS Fest coming up, he didn't have time to weld in the VBands anyway. He swore it doesn't have an exhaust leak, but my wideband on the Bank 2 side is still erratic. Something is up there, but I don't recall having this issue until I tried to swap cats on for emiss. I had to wallow the pipe on / in a little with the cat pipe to get it to slide in. I'm thinking that, maybe even though the clamp should tighten the outer pipe back down, the inner slip in section might have got shrunk inward a little too. So every time I drive it a while, I get the CEL with OBD2 code pending. Until I can get the VBands welded in to eliminate that as a possible issue, I can't really justify the time and money trying to tune it with issues like that. The trans isn't shifting bad. I think if I didn't have to keep clearing the CEL / OBD2 codes, I'd assume it would learn its way to smoother shifts. Only issue I see now trans wise is ever so often when I let off the gas to cost / stop, it'll feels like the converter or something snatches / grabs. So I won't be driving it until I get the exhaust done and a re-tune. If there is no exhaust leak causing the fuel issue, I'm wondering if one of my ID1300x injectors is screwed up because I recall OBD2 codes lean bank 2 and cylinder imbalance in the codes I got before I took it to the shop. Ehh... Hotrodding. A lot of time work and money for so little gain.
  6. 2010 Camaro SS

    I know, right.... Not got to enjoy this car much this year.
  7. 2010 Camaro SS

    Ehh, turns out the exhaust wasn't done yet, but everything else is. He FB messaged me last night and told me he is waiting on a friend to help because it takes 2 to weld in the vbands. He says Sunday it'll be done. I have my fingers crossed!
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  10. 2010 Camaro SS

    That's interesting! I wonder why after-market doesn't fit to factory specs? There can't be that much variation on the OEM side, so it doesn't make sense to me that it would be difficult to make those converters fit perfect to be honest. Does Circle D or anyone else ever explain why they're not to factory specs?
  11. 2010 Camaro SS

    Michael says it done! Just waiting for the DSX Aux fuel pump harness to come back and that's all she wrote!
  12. Random thought thread

    A 5.3 is an excellent choice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 2010 Camaro SS

    Until my junk broke, I didn't know these converters had to be measured for clearance. I thought they were machined perfect to factory clearances since they're made to bolt to a stock trans and flywheel. I don't get why they're not machined perfect. My first Circle D that Diz installed went right in that I know of with no clearance issues.
  14. Random thought thread

    ProCharger... ante up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Happy Birthday JohnC

    Thanks, guys!
  16. 2010 Camaro SS

    It's looking like August some time...
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  18. Random thought thread

    Since it was a drug deal gone bad, she will probably be charged with something like manslaughter. She went knowing she was committing a felony and brought a gun for self-defense.
  19. 2010 Camaro SS

    Not yet and Michael is on vacation, too. What's done: He has the converter and trans in and filled with fluid. Driveshaft is in. The trans cooler setup is flushed out and a leak fixed. He has removed the 2nd catch can (Mishimoto) and re-routed the Mighty Mouse Catch Can. What's left is.... The DSX auxiliary fuel pump harness was shipped off for an update and to be redone to kick the pump on at 4 psi boost instead 9 psi boost. That will probably take a couple weeks turnaround time. The off road and on road connection pipes are getting V-Bands welded in to make swapping them off and on for emiss tests faster and easier for me. The reason for that is, I had a really hard time trying to get those pipes off and on with the car on ramps in my driveway. The slip fit end opposite the header collectors were super tight and I had to work so hard to get them in that I created a leak on one side. If I'd had a lift and a garage, I doubt it would have been a problem as I could have slid them in straighter and had more leverage to push them in.
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  22. Random thought thread

    That Camaro was killing down the 1/4! Dodge surprised me in braking and cornering. Too bad the motor got hurt. Mustang..... Ehh. Did OK and then the trans went. Never excited me in any category.
  23. Random thought thread

    Don't worry, they'll blame guns instead of gang violence, moral decay, etc.
  24. Random thought thread

    You know, at the entry price, I think they will probably get some of the Camaro ZL1 guys to cross over....