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What would you hypothetically build? Now with more CTS-V

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On 9/5/2018 at 8:23 PM, Mike said:

There are always flaws.  Always!

The kids' homeschool today required them to retell a story about Michaelangelo.  A friend watched him work on a nearly complete work of art.  The friend left and revisited some weeks later, only to find the art seemingly unchanged.  The friend basically said "you must not have worked on it for weeks", but Mike gave him a list of the details he'd accomplished.  The friend said "those are just trifles", to which comes the quote:

“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”


 Michelangelo Buonarroti

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I suspected my motor mounts were busted, but I had no idea how bad they were.
Drivers side first in the video, it's completely dry (oil filled from factory) and 100% separated. The passenger side still had oil, but it's mostly separated.

Now it's got two new creative steel mounts and ready to rock.

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Not really, but they were likely broke before I bought the car so I wouldn’t know what they felt like stock.  I did hear a loud pop back in the spring.  I gassed it from a slow roll and it sounded like I blew a tire.  I didn’t know what it was, but I think I do now.  

Two other things clued me off to this.  1.  My air intake tube pops off the throttle body a lot.  2. Even though my zl1 lid is clearanced, it still left bad gouge marks on my hood liner.  I’ve also ordered a new hood liner.

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1 minute ago, Mike said:

68k, but I bet they were broke when I bought it at 59K

Wow. GM needs to do better here.

Wonder if the new LT1's have the same issues as the LSx did?

Like timing chain tensioners cracking, DoD lifters failing and oil consumption via PCV system.

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32 minutes ago, JohnC said:

Wow. GM needs to do better here.

Wonder if the new LT1's have the same issues as the LSx did?

Like timing chain tensioners cracking, DoD lifters failing and oil consumption via PCV system.

They should've learned after the V1 had the same issues. My intake tube popped off my car when I first got it and now it makes sense. When we pulled the engine both mounts were toast with one being completely dry like Mikes. 

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I've got a little Caddy SRX on the lift for a rear diff mount (pinion area bushing) replacement.  If this one has failed with no power I wonder how yours are doing?   Totally different design maybe?

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Nice passes/times!

Seeing that white vette makes me wonder: What ever happened to your buddy w/manual trans that was fast?

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