JohnC

2010 Camaro SS

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7 hours ago, Mike said:

I replaced my air intake a couple months ago and I just got around to dialing it in last weekend.  I've noticed my car shifts much more consistently when driving to and from work.  I already knew that the trans relies heavily on maf data to shift properly, but didn't really think much of it because it always shift pretty good.  I didn't think with all the stuff I've done that it could shift better, but now it does.  I assume I did a better job dialing in the maf curve at low hz than previous tuners did.  I know I spent a lot more time on it.

I say this because remember where your maf element is in the intercooler?  Unless DBR moved it, there's no way it's getting a consistent signal.  If your car is tuned like mine, there's no way it would shift consistently with the maf in the side wall of the intercooler.  Look at having that fixed as part of your next round of stuff.

I'll look in to it.

Is there a block off plate for the MAF in the intercooler?

I forget where the MAF was on the factory setup, but how far from the TB should it be? 

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Just buy a new sensor and leave the old one in the intercooler.

The sensor should be in the middle of the longest straight section of tube and the tube needs to be large enough that the air speed doesn't max out the sensor.  Distance from the throttle body doesn't matter.

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On 9/16/2020 at 7:00 AM, Mike said:

Just buy a new sensor and leave the old one in the intercooler.

The sensor should be in the middle of the longest straight section of tube and the tube needs to be large enough that the air speed doesn't max out the sensor.  Distance from the throttle body doesn't matter.

Going to close on this new house in a couple days, so I'm thinking about getting back in to this car again as I'll have the garage to work on it.

Think you could fab me up a pipe with MAF mount in correct location?

Next stop, Tim King....

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4 hours ago, Mike said:

Possibly.  I'm about to go out of town for a few days.  Text me next week and I'll see what I can do.  

Will do! Thanks!

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Ugh.... :wall: 

I might try to rebuild this trans myself because every time I contact Tim King, he reads my messages and never responds. :smirk: 

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Tim King finally responded to Facebook PM.

I went on and paid him for the TKR Stage 4 Max Effort CTSV 6L90 rebuild.

He's going to flush out everything, rebuild the trans, install my new TEHCM and flash it to stock GM Camaro SS, and then re-dyno tune it all.

Hoping I can get it up there next Sunday. 

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HA yeah you need luck Bud and I wish it to you GENEROUSLY and very very seriously.  Im almost as sick and fed up as you have to be of seeing you throw big money at this thing for it to never act right.  I really am hoping this is it and that you get it back in time to rock and roll this spring!

Matt

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5 hours ago, 66sprint6 said:

HA yeah you need luck Bud and I wish it to you GENEROUSLY and very very seriously.  Im almost as sick and fed up as you have to be of seeing you throw big money at this thing for it to never act right.  I really am hoping this is it and that you get it back in time to rock and roll this spring!

Matt

Can't explain the pump failure, but...

Only issue was the TEHCM.

It caused trans hard parts failures.

If those issues ever return, you better believe I'll replace the TEHCM before I drive one inch. :yes: 

Lesson learned. 

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Yeah if Im gonna spend that much money on something ide appreciate it to be done right OR fixed accordingly.  There will always be bugs on any build big or small but you would hope the expensive parts that were professionally done would work properly.  Thats where I wish you luck and hope that its sorted this go around.

Matt

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I know I've been inside about 3 manual transmissions professionally, and been into or replaced about 2.3 million automatics.  (Adding fluid to test drive one of those right now....)

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1 hour ago, Disney said:

well I think 95%+ of new vehicles sold in the US today are automatics so it would reason that you're going to see way more of them.

What he said^

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As a pro,   I've never replaced a manual.  Never had a manual ride in on a wrecker.  Get autos like that all the time (one fixed today, another waiting).

I hope your auto gets fixed and works well for many, many track passes.  I am very impressed wth Mike's auto, steal his when he's not looking. :) 

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It sounds like people with M/T are taking them to a shop that works on them instead of an A/T specialist like yourself.

 

As someone who dealt with warranty on M/T for an OEM I can attest to the fact that indeed they do have problems. I got broken transmissions in all the time. 

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