JohnC

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  1. Random thought thread

    Check out these CP rods... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 2010 Camaro SS

    Checked 2 of my plugs off the drivers side head and all seems well. They’re discolored from the Torco Accelerator race fuel though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  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. Crazy but the way it’s setup now is keeping it from blowing oil out because it hasn’t done it since I put the MM can on. I’ll still redo it the correct way though.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. So @Mike pointed out I might have a leaking rear main seal. I also noticed my passenger side valve cover is leaking oil (probably just needs tightening down more?). This could be why it looks like I have a rear mail seal leak because of how its draining down the head to block and probably blowing all over the place. I already had a tiny leak in the oil cooler o-rings. All these early 5th gen's had that problem. But what I think made all this crop up and the existing leaks to a way worse degree is -- boost. Every time I get on it, once done, I smell oil. I looked under the car and oil is everywhere. I rolled away from the E85 pump and I seen puddles of oil where I was parked. Checked oil, I'm still up to level. But my oil pressure has slightly dropped at idle and part throttle driving. I'm thinking this boost pressure is a bit high and is finding the weak links in my oil seals, causing them to leak and blow oil out under boost. Aside from replacing the leaky seals, do I need to get a vacuum pump or vent PCV to atmosphere and re-tune?
  6. Here is what MM guy said:
  7. Mike, what's your car shift at in 1st-6th gears?
  8. From the way it's labeled, the blue line has vacuum (suction), not boost (pressure) on the LSA Wild diagram. I'll say this... I gave it a few hard hit and didn't blow oil out everywhere like before this setup.
  9. I hooked it up wrong then.... The blue line is getting suction from the blower pcv to air filter. The other is hooked to the valve cover oil fill cap. The Mishimoto is hooked between the valet pcv and intake behind tb. Make sense? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So where did I go wrong? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Mike, I have the Camaro 5 Wild kit.... But here are the mild and wild instructions for the MM. Mild Wild Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Guess I’ll stop by so we can stick the check valve in there then... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Well I was short on time and and the instructions were for the LS2 on one page and the LSA (ZL1) on the other. It’s ghetto, but I kept the Mishimoto can between the intake valley cover and intake behind TB and zip ties it down to the MM Barack as a temp fix. The MM is on the oil fil cap and blower air filter vacuum line. Don’t laugh... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Well, I think Mighty Mouse sent me the wrong bracket (thinking it was a 5th Gen ZL1), but I made it work. I rigged my Mishimoto catch can to sit on top the MM bracket with zip ties until I can get something fabbed up. It's hooked up between the pcv valley to tb as it was originally. Mighty Mouse can is hooked up from the oil fill cap to blower air filter. I'm hoping that'll work. I couldn't see any other way to hook it up as the valley pcv is where most of the trashy oil / water vapors collect. The MM can is there just to relieve PCV pressure for me.... @Mike does it sound like I set it up right?
  15. Dyno https://www.lsxmag.com/news/new-bolt-on-record-holder-sixth-gen-zl1-goes-10-04-at-137-mph/
  16. Did one more WOT run to 14lbs boost to see if the valve cover gasket was the main source. It isn't. It's the rear main seal... I googled and Camaro5 forum has thread after thread on leaking rear main seals, oil cooler seals and oil pan gaskets. It's very common that early production Camaro SS like mine blow out rear main seals, especially at 10lbs of boost or more. So there is more work to be done.
  17. Drivers side, yes. Passengers side sucks because all the wiring, fuel line, etc.
  18. Well it might not be anything bad. Looks like the valve cover gasket is pushed out and leaking pretty good. Bet that’s the main source of the oil blowing out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 2020 Ford Shelby GT500

    Nice! Ford Stealerships will kill its sales with $50k to $60k markups over MSRP. All automakers should have a contract against that practice IMHO. And, Matt... Embrace the future, bruh!
  20. 6th Gen 10.04 at 137 with bolt-ons!

    Not sure. Probably within a few tenths. Because not even a manually shifted Pro Stock race car driver could beat a female magazine editor running a SS with auto trans in his manual SS.
  21. Matt...anything you want to share?

    Time to change that sig, tho...
  22. LS3 advice.

    Took a sec for it to stall up. Just watch the video timeline and listen. Right at 9 secs. And you can see by the log, traction control was doing it's thing. You'll see the rpm's hesitate a couple times.
  23. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    It's just IMHO... Doesn't mater at the end of the day as it's not my car. And I wouldn't spend a ton trying to change if it was mine. I'd only change it if it was a bolt on swap for what's there now.
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