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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-23-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,703
Posted By gchu
You can actually enter your DIY oil changes on...

You can actually enter your DIY oil changes on CarFax for free.....
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-15-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By gchu
The stock non-NPP muffler had a light bit of a...

The stock non-NPP muffler had a light bit of a bark, but definitely none of the rumble/pops like the OEM NPP muffler that replaced it... Nor did it have the cold start "roar" like the OEM NPP muffler...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-12-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By gchu
I'm about 30 minutes north of Philly and have a...

I'm about 30 minutes north of Philly and have a Non-NPP muffler if anyone wants it to cut apart to post pictures of the inside to compare with NPP

It's free - the only catch is you also need to...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-25-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By gchu
Before I found the used rear diffuser, believe a...

Before I found the used rear diffuser, believe a new OEM rear diffuser was about $200... the OEM NPP mufflers are about $100 used so even that route you could get it done for $300

There's a rear...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-24-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By gchu
I went through the same debate with my 1SS that...

I went through the same debate with my 1SS that lacked NPP

Decided against the cutouts when I didn't want to deal with wiring a switch and had heard it can rattle over time

Went with the stock...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-18-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By gchu
My 2018 1SS didn't have NPP either - I lucked out...

My 2018 1SS didn't have NPP either - I lucked out and got the OEM NPP muffler and found a dual tip rear diffuser - all in it was less than $200

It's always in bypass (fused pull) mode since I...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-11-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,703
Posted By gchu
Lots of good information and thoughts folks!...

Lots of good information and thoughts folks! Thanks!

I had taken it to the dealership for the last oil change so it's probably got the 5W30 Dexos oil in it.

Based on my estimated mileage <...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro Convertible 01-08-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By gchu
I wound up using the Porsche Cabriolet Top...

I wound up using the Porsche Cabriolet Top Waterproofer - figure if it was good enough for a Porsche, it would be worth a try.... I did notice water beaded up more and the top seemed easier to clean...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-08-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,703
Posted By gchu
Oil Change Frequency?

Considering the cost of changing 10 quarts of synthetic oil - debating when to change my oil next. I last changed it in May 2020, about 2K miles ago...

Oil minder is showing 25% life left.... Not...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-03-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,920
Posted By gchu
:bonk::yikes::laughabove:

:bonk::yikes::laughabove:
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-03-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,920
Posted By gchu
Had gotten rid of my F150 when gas prices hit...

Had gotten rid of my F150 when gas prices hit $5+/gallon for a Ridgeline... Great gas mileage (improved from 16.5 MPG to 22 MPG) - quite a bit since I drive 15-18K miles/year. Plus filling a 36...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-20-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 2,728,023
Posted By gchu
Thanks for the PN How did you go about...

Thanks for the PN

How did you go about finding a plug for the extra light?
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-17-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 2,728,023
Posted By gchu
Adding a light is a GREAT idea - I'm always...

Adding a light is a GREAT idea - I'm always annoyed about how the light is on the wrong side of the divider...

Do you have the part number? And did you just wire it up in parallel with the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-17-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By gchu
My 2017 SS Auto does the same - though I didn't...

My 2017 SS Auto does the same - though I didn't notice it until after I installed a pray ported throttle body. Not sure if it was there before the install but it's definitely there now.... I usually...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro Convertible 12-12-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By gchu
Not sure if coupes do, but my 2017 did not.......

Not sure if coupes do, but my 2017 did not.... There's a few threads on adding one by using the part from a Silverado.... seems like a good winter project I may try since my USB plug seems loose in...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 10-04-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By gchu
FREE - 1SS Muffler/Cat Back Exhaust Pipes/Lower Valence

FREE - Swapped out to a NPP Muffler setup

Pick up only in PA Zip 19438 - must take all - PM for address and to work out contactless pick up

In good condition

1SS non-NPP Muffler (1 tip on...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 10-02-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By gchu
Forum: 6th gen Camaro Convertible 07-06-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By gchu
Sorry - it was covered under the 3/36...

Sorry - it was covered under the 3/36 warrantee.... Online, it looked like the part is less than $17 (+shipping) - Top Switch - GM (22774050) - Tasca parts

There's a few write ups on the forum on...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro Convertible 07-05-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By gchu
I had the same problem - fortunately, mine...

I had the same problem - fortunately, mine happened with 2 months left of the warrantee... Turns out it was the switch.

The crazy part was I had dropped it off in the morning for the dealer to...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-14-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,282
Posted By gchu
I had my heart set on a C7 as a vette was always...

I had my heart set on a C7 as a vette was always my dream car. I took a used 2017 for the test drive - loved the acceleration but hated how I would "fall" into it every time I got in it. And it was a...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 04-28-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By gchu
I picked up a set of Dewhel from Amazon -...

I picked up a set of Dewhel from Amazon - actually the set for a 5th/6th gen Mustang - since Amazon had a "used" set for under $20. Figured with their free returns it would be worth a shot but they...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 04-17-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,831
Posted By gchu
I have the same problem on 17 1SS - it takes...

I have the same problem on 17 1SS - it takes multiple tries before it will close... Took it to the dealer. They couldn't replicate the problem but when I was leaving the dealer, it started to rain so...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 03-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By gchu
Anyone use this tailpipe cutter from Amazon?...

Anyone use this tailpipe cutter from Amazon? Seems like it was hit or miss from the reviews cutting SS exhaust pipes

OEMTOOLS 27045 Tailpipe Cutter

I do like DVS510's suggestion of using hose...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Nav, Radar, Electronics 03-28-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,638
Posted By gchu
I used an old school Passport 8500 with new...

I used an old school Passport 8500 with new school Waze on long trips

Now that my oldest drives, I just use Waze for "navigation" just to set a good example LOL
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 03-28-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By gchu
Thanks for everyone's responses Guess I'll...

Thanks for everyone's responses

Guess I'll have to debate on buying one for $30 (price of the pipe cutter with decent reviews) or just paying an exhaust shop to cut and do the swap for me. Seems...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 03-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By gchu
Cutting Exhaust Pipe

I was going to swap out my muffler and was wondering if it's possible to cut the exhaust pipe using a sawzall while the car is on the ground

Would have to borrow a sawzall but didn't want to bug...
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 03-22-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,976
Posted By gchu
I didn't - I used 90 degree ratcheting...

I didn't - I used 90 degree ratcheting screwdriver - tight but was easier than taking the tire off
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 03-08-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By gchu
Thanks for all the PM's - I picked a NPP muffler...

Thanks for all the PM's - I picked a NPP muffler up.... Now I just need to find a quad tip rear diffuser.... So if anyone has one of those, hit me up!
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 03-05-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,601
Posted By gchu
I had picked up a used GM Performance Intake for...

I had picked up a used GM Performance Intake for less than 1/2 price - installed it with out a tune and it seemed fine to me. I'm planning on ported throttle body and long tube catted headers and...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-28-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By gchu
Thats definitely an option too! Thanks

Thats definitely an option too! Thanks
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