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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By ElderJ
Well, car prices are currently sky-rocketing, so...

Well, car prices are currently sky-rocketing, so you picked a bad time to invest in one, financially speaking. Depending on your search radius and ability, try to find a deal somewhere. Facebook...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By ElderJ
If the only issue was your TPMS, then that would...

If the only issue was your TPMS, then that would be a non-issue given that it doesn't affect the car's peformance/function. It's simply an indicator, and seeing as how I grew up with cars that needed...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By ElderJ
2014 V6 auto, and I have been running 93 for over...

2014 V6 auto, and I have been running 93 for over a year now. I noticed the difference almost immediately when I switched from 87 (I used the pulled fuse method rather than just letting the car...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-26-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By ElderJ
Those retainer clips (Object 2 in the photo) were...

Those retainer clips (Object 2 in the photo) were referenced in another thread as being problematic in that they break off easily and often. I bought my car w/o them on there and haven't bothered...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-24-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By ElderJ
Nice improvement of vision. I see they're...

Nice improvement of vision. I see they're currently going for $50 a pop on the website. I may have to look into this. I haven't had any issues as of yet due to properly using my mirrors, but isn't...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-22-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By ElderJ
You sound like my wife (no offense). I can't...

You sound like my wife (no offense). I can't drive her around the block w/o hearing, "I hate this car, and I hate the way you drive it."
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-22-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By ElderJ
I have the 2014 V6 auto (LFX). Bought it used at...

I have the 2014 V6 auto (LFX). Bought it used at 40k; now has 55k. Have performed 3 oil changes over the past 3 years (average 5-6k miles per year), and I think I've added a total of maybe half a...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 04-15-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By ElderJ
"Jerk when accelerating?" Uhh...no, but...

"Jerk when accelerating?"


Uhh...no, but to each his own. I'm too old and too married for all that...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-15-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By ElderJ
Scotty has a video about why to avoid rebuilt...

Scotty has a video about why to avoid rebuilt starters, especially that Chinese crap. I'm no mechanic, but your symptoms fit.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 04-12-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By ElderJ
Yes. Mine does. The blow back is real, and...

Yes. Mine does. The blow back is real, and engines are engines.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 04-11-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By ElderJ
At the end of the day, just know this: I didn't...

At the end of the day, just know this: I didn't have AC in the first couple of cars that I owned, unless you count rolling down the windows and hitting the highway as "air conditioning"... =D
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-11-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,493
Posted By ElderJ
I was with you up until "convertible"

I was with you up until "convertible"
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 04-09-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By ElderJ
Hey man, I'm right across the river from you. I'm...

Hey man, I'm right across the river from you. I'm with gtstorey on this: avoid dealerships with any non-warranty stuff, and even then sometimes avoid them!


Anyways, I use these guys (the...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 04-06-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By ElderJ
On a side note, only in a car forum of guys is...

On a side note, only in a car forum of guys is the question "Is my rear end going out?" appropriate...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 04-05-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By ElderJ
Yep, that's insane. I check my catch can every...

Yep, that's insane. I check my catch can every few hundred miles out of sheer boredom, and I find maybe a tablespoon or two of fluid in there?


Either that or he has a a REALLY small catch can...
Forum: Camaro V6 LFX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-05-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By ElderJ
You're not dumb. Your car is your car;...

You're not dumb. Your car is your car; personalize it how you want. I would offer this "beating a dead horse" advice, though: if you're trying to toughen up your 6 banger, think about how much you...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-03-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By ElderJ
Yes. Hit up Craigslist, Facebook, and sites where...

Yes. Hit up Craigslist, Facebook, and sites where people are selling Camaros in your area. That gives you the most accurate and clear look at the market. If there's a dearth of Camaros being sold,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-02-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By ElderJ
I don't use any of those online estimate sites...

I don't use any of those online estimate sites when negotiating a sale/purchase. I pull up the sites where real people are selling real cars and use that as a baseline. Dealerships are going to take...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-30-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By ElderJ
Per my reading of the blend door thread and...

Per my reading of the blend door thread and watching of the video, it appeared to be only the cold side setting that placed excessive pressure on the blend door. Did you obtain info about the heater...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-29-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By ElderJ
The first time I changed out the filter, I kept...

The first time I changed out the filter, I kept pressing down on the box wondering why it wasn't closing all the way...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-24-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By ElderJ
Those guys must be out their ever loving minds...

Those guys must be out their ever loving minds for charging $20/bolt.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-24-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By ElderJ
So, on a side note, I was under the impression...

So, on a side note, I was under the impression that Seafoam doesn't work on modern cars, but rather, we should use the PEA products. I'm no mechanic, but was just wondering.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-24-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,618
Posted By ElderJ
The V6 models have a fuel table, as well, to...

The V6 models have a fuel table, as well, to change the timing depending on the type of gas in the tank. I've only ever pulled the fuse once and have been using 93 ever since. I noticed the increase...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-23-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By ElderJ
Those are the caliper slide pin bolts rather than...

Those are the caliper slide pin bolts rather than the mounting bracket bolts. A lot of guys get those confused, including yours truly.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-23-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By ElderJ
The mounting bracket bolts? I'm fairly certain...

The mounting bracket bolts? I'm fairly certain that they're the same, but don't quote me. I looked through my chilton manual, and it doesn't give exact specifications on the bolts, but rather the...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-18-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By ElderJ
Did you ever pull the codes in the system? Not...

Did you ever pull the codes in the system? Not sure if you had a reader or not. Also, try to find you a good mechanic buddy if possible (yeah, I know...). They're worth more than their weight in gold...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-17-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By ElderJ
I'd have thought for sure that it would have...

I'd have thought for sure that it would have thrown a code, or you'd have noticed the engine running weird/different. Wouldn't this affect fuel consumption as well?
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-17-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By ElderJ
Find a more thorough and reliable mechanic....

Find a more thorough and reliable mechanic. Electrical issues on cars in this generation can be a beast to diagnose, so it's my understanding that most mechanics are just looking for a quick-fix...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-17-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,625
Posted By ElderJ
That's what I was thinking. If using that front...

That's what I was thinking. If using that front bar as my lift point, I use a block of wood. I also stick to the diagram of stand points, above, leaving the jack in position when at all possible.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By ElderJ
You have a Maintenance Schedule handy? I just use...

You have a Maintenance Schedule handy? I just use that and perform the services slightly ahead of schedule.


Online owner's manual:...
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