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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By DaveC113
Maybe, but I'd guess it's local wind conditions....

Maybe, but I'd guess it's local wind conditions. I get much more buffeting with side winds, but on a calm day it's not an issue besides the seatbelts flapping around.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By DaveC113
I don't get buffeting but am annoyed by the way...

I don't get buffeting but am annoyed by the way the seatbelts flap around at highway speeds. I've been considering making some sort of small wind deflector which would stop this and maybe help...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 03-24-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,609
Posted By DaveC113
I agree, but without understanding exactly what's...

I agree, but without understanding exactly what's happening you don't have a direction to go and can obviously run into major issues.

As a Magnuson employee I'm not sure it's in your best...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 03-24-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,609
Posted By DaveC113
That is not a piston failure, it's a tuning...

That is not a piston failure, it's a tuning failure imo, or just what we get with modern engines and not a ton of experience with DI depending on your perspective.

Those rings got blown out by...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 03-23-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By DaveC113
IMO you dodged a bullet with the STi... I traded...

IMO you dodged a bullet with the STi... I traded my '16 STi in for my Camaro and it's not even close in terms of what you get for your money.

The STi has a great AWD system which is amazing to...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 03-23-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By DaveC113
IDK, with both engine and transmission issues...

IDK, with both engine and transmission issues common there's no way I'd take that deal considering you can also get 15% off remaining '18 Camaros, so $32kish for a base SS. I'd easily pay the extra...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-22-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By DaveC113
Good idea, I'll have to play with it a bit and...

Good idea, I'll have to play with it a bit and see if I can repeat the incident... with the 2nd fob handy. :)




Wow. That is very impressive! :sign0052:
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-21-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By DaveC113
Yeah, I'm not sure it adds up... - The car...

Yeah, I'm not sure it adds up...

- The car was locked from the outside to begin with, so I'm not in the car.

- I open the trunk from the outside, so I'm obviously NOT in the car.

- I don't...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By DaveC113
If it's a stuck thermostat not much. If it's...

If it's a stuck thermostat not much.

If it's a wiring issue it's hard to say, it depends a lot on who is working on it and some amount of luck. Wiring issues generally don't have a set book rate. ...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-18-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By DaveC113
It's possible the fan being stuck on would drain...

It's possible the fan being stuck on would drain your battery, the alternator might not be able to keep up.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 03-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,428
Posted By DaveC113
Sounds like a Rolex would have been a far better...

Sounds like a Rolex would have been a far better purchase for you.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-16-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,361
Posted By DaveC113
Congrats! :)

Congrats! :)
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,070
Posted By DaveC113
About 2000 miles. Before then it was harder...

About 2000 miles.

Before then it was harder for me to judge distance on the right side and front of the car, as the curbs or obstacles disappear from view as you get near. Now, I can place the...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-14-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By DaveC113
Lol, not only did I lock my key in my car but I'm...

Lol, not only did I lock my key in my car but I'm also one of the few that uses a rack. :biggrin:

Car is nightfall grey, pic was touched up by google and sent back to me. And believe it or not,...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 03-14-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,363
Posted By DaveC113
It's not lugging as long as you don't open the...

It's not lugging as long as you don't open the throttle too much, but it's very close at 16-17 mph.

Lugging can depend on load (is the car going uphill, how much weight is it carrying, etc. ) as...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-14-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By DaveC113
Yup... and I was out of cell range so couldn't...

Yup... and I was out of cell range so couldn't call onstar with a friend's phone.

I'll just have to remember that when you unlock the trunk using the button it doesn't unlock the entire car, and...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 03-14-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,363
Posted By DaveC113
The noises and vibrations you get using 6th at 45...

The noises and vibrations you get using 6th at 45 mph is lugging.

It's shockwaves going through the bottom end of the motor and is very bad for pistons, rods and engine bearings. It's a result of...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 03-13-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,363
Posted By DaveC113
100% throttle opening is probably not required at...

100% throttle opening is probably not required at low rpm for maximum torque.

1>4 skip is active as low as 16 mph and the blocker retracts around 20 mph in the SS. Best mpg tends to be lower...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 03-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,363
Posted By DaveC113
I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I have a ME...

I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I have a ME degree, owned an auto/welding shop, built a few vehicles from the ground up and simulated an engine in school using Ricardo Wave for a class.
...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-13-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By DaveC113
:doh: :frusty: Yeah, that makes...

:doh:

:frusty:

Yeah, that makes sense... I did not think of that... key fob will not go in pack again!

I've been putting the f#$@ing thing in my pack for years too... :lol:
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-13-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By DaveC113
I Locked My Key Inside my Car

Yesterday, after mt bike ride I throw my backpack in the trunk of my otherwise locked car using the button below the trunk. Key fob is inside my pack so trunk opens due to proximity of the fob. I...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-02-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,044
Posted By DaveC113
Sorry, no Silverado... :iono:

Sorry, no Silverado... :iono:
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-01-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,044
Posted By DaveC113
Nice, I got the same wheels but in flat black......

Nice, I got the same wheels but in flat black... 265/40/19 Pilot Alpin all around and 7mm spacers up front. Will take pic soon...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-01-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,044
Posted By DaveC113
I wish the PTM would include a snow setting where...

I wish the PTM would include a snow setting where the rear diff locking is engaged much faster, but I understand why they don't... it can make the rear end step-out, but for those with some...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,044
Posted By DaveC113
It handles well but the nannies are a little...

It handles well but the nannies are a little overbearing and forward traction is limited... however, my last car was a Subaru STi which has AWD + 3 LSDs, it's an amazing car in the snow. I'm also...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-21-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By DaveC113
This is my understanding too, improvements people...

This is my understanding too, improvements people feel from new SS lines may be the bleed or the old lines were getting more flexible.

OP, I'd use a high temp brake fluid + bleed and see what you...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-16-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,753
Posted By DaveC113
I traded in my '16 STi for my SS 1LE. New...

I traded in my '16 STi for my SS 1LE.

New Subarus NEED an aftermarket tune, and even the STi is not suitable for track use as a stock vehicle.

The STi is awesome to drive in the snow and on...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-15-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,753
Posted By DaveC113
I'm happy with mine so far. For winter I'm...

I'm happy with mine so far.

For winter I'm running 265/40/19 Michelin Pilot Alpin and the car is fun to drive in the snow, handling and braking are good. Ice and snow mode helps with feathering...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 02-15-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By DaveC113
Traction control can make some awful noises when...

Traction control can make some awful noises when tires lift, but it's totally normal.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-13-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveC113
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