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Old 07-23-2023, 06:02 AM   #1
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Bumbleboy92ís 2022 2SS 1LE

Back in the game with a substantial upgrade from my 2016 1LT v6

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2022 2SS 1LE bought from Florida and drove to Houston, amazing car and amazing owner. I donít believe theyíre on these forums but he kept the car in immaculate condition. I bought it from them with 11,157 miles and reached home with 12,095 miles. (I am using the listing photos, I have to clean it in the morning and then I can take some)

Options from factory include: 1LE package, A10 transmission, Sunroof, Navigation, Red seat belts, All weather floor mats, Sports pedal kit (and a front license plate bracket )

When I was searching after my car was totaled the prices were all over but occasionally I did see occasional 1LEís that were in my range, funny enough after spending months checking cars.com daily for new inventory and price changes it was good old Facebook Marketplace that I found this car from.

It was sold by a dealership when it was new to another Chevy dealership who put ~1,200 miles on it then sold it as CPO to who I bought the car from.

Since it was a CPO, I got transferred the whole suite: extra year of warranty plus 12k miles on top of the 36k bumper-bumper for a total of 48k miles and 100k miles powertrain warranty plus the roadside stuff.

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Having just spent a full 25 plus change hours in the car traveling, itís a beast. Probably gonna be getting new tires soon as the treads are not great but even with not optimal tread it handled beautifully. Itís nice to have all the creature comforts that I tried Jerry-rigging into my 1LT and man does the OEM version work so much easier

Considering the CPO warranty, I donít think Iíll be attempting any bolt-ons like I did with the LGX and honestly having come from the LGX itís definitely going to take me a bit to handle the cars stock power. Though the previous owner did do their own mods including Anderson Composites hood and side skirts, a Cold Air Inductions Elite Carbon CAI, and a E85 kit he graciously included with the deal. The original matte wrapped hood was included and brought back with me (thank god for truck rentals).

I have yet to actually open the E85 box but will see what brand it is, I will keep the CAI and side skirts as they look amazing and I did not have any issues along the ride home. I did receive the OEM CAI so if I ever have a warranty issue Iíll have that handy. The hood will be changed back to OEM, itís an amazing hood and great construction but Iím not a big fan of the COPO style on a stock engine. I will say, the amount of looks and comments alone of the hood on just the rest stops and seeing people stare while walking is something Iíve never experienced before, not a bad thing just a first experience.

To be honest, it hasnít really hit me truly, every time I exited the rest stops along the trip Iíd see the car and think damn thatís a nice car and then after a beat think Ďwait yeah, thatís mineí

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Side notes on the car itself, the exhaust is wayyyyyy better then any video I watched, the paint is extremely well taken care of, the alcantara took a little to get used to and maybe Iím making this up in my head but the steering wheel is so skinny compared to the leather version, now though I really like the feel of alcantara. Unfortunately right before my 2016 1LT was totaled, I installed an OEM ZL1 push start button (silver/metal? Instead of black) and OEM carbon fiber shifter knob. As I couldnít access the car I couldnít remove them and that was a loss but I will be adding those to this car, if I remember correctly the shifter knob cap can be taken apart so Iíll combine the alcantara knob with the carbon fiber cap.


In my 1LT thread I was asked for feedback on the A10 (shoutout arpad, one of the first members here who helped me out back in the early ownership days with the 1LT and has given crazy amounts of help and knowledge here). The A10 on the 1LE has probably the most smoothest yet most rewarding (if that makes sense) out of the transmissions Iíve test-driven or owned (8L45, 10L60, 10L80). Again the 10L80 is probably the same in the 1LE but in comparison of the 2SS I test-drove compared to this 1LE 10L80, this one felt much smoother. Maybe itís the mileage difference ~20k miles or something else.

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One note about the car, one of the service records indicate there was a lifter failure at 10k miles two months ago on #7 I believe where they replaced all the lifters on that bank under warranty. I know of the infamous lifter issues but as long as Iím within warranty Iím handing it all off to the dealer if something comes up
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Old 07-23-2023, 08:58 AM   #2
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Looks good but I’m biased.

Hopefully you’re planning to take advantage of a ported hi ram since you have the hood already
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Old 07-23-2023, 09:33 AM   #3
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Fantastic upgrade, congratulations, so happy to see you back in the game with such a massive player You even have some extra warranty now, very nice. I don't care for this hood style either on a car for the street, by the way.

I'll have to drive one of these magical A10s again one day, heh, gotta see if all this is placebo or it's actually better than a properly tuned 8L90
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Old 07-23-2023, 08:38 PM   #4
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Looks good but I’m biased.

Hopefully you’re planning to take advantage of a ported hi ram since you have the hood already
Thank you! It’s honestly a perfect hood for that but I think I need to let the honeymoon phase play its course. Atm I’m probably gonna sell the hood but maybe something will change as I spend more time with the car

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Fantastic upgrade, congratulations, so happy to see you back in the game with such a massive player You even have some extra warranty now, very nice. I don't care for this hood style either on a car for the street, by the way.

I'll have to drive one of these magical A10s again one day, heh, gotta see if all this is placebo or it's actually better than a properly tuned 8L90
Thank you, you’re the best on this forum I swear

It’s probably placebo but man am I high on placebo so far with it! I’ve taken the hood off and put the original for the time, I doubt I’ll decide to keep it, probably be put up for sale in the future (if it was a different carbon fiber hood like OEM shape then I’d totally have kept it tbh)

I had the 8L45 tuned and it was real smooth and quick after compared to stock I remember, this feeling might be the difference jumping to the A10 gearing along with the v8 jump putting a placebo in all honesty
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Old 07-24-2023, 07:09 AM   #5
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Thank you! Itís honestly a perfect hood for that but I think I need to let the honeymoon phase play its course. Atm Iím probably gonna sell the hood but maybe something will change as I spend more time with the car



Thank you, youíre the best on this forum I swear

Itís probably placebo but man am I high on placebo so far with it! Iíve taken the hood off and put the original for the time, I doubt Iíll decide to keep it, probably be put up for sale in the future (if it was a different carbon fiber hood like OEM shape then Iíd totally have kept it tbh)

I had the 8L45 tuned and it was real smooth and quick after compared to stock I remember, this feeling might be the difference jumping to the A10 gearing along with the v8 jump putting a placebo in all honesty
Congratulations Bumbleoy92! Very nice and apparently well taken care of 1LE. The more you drive the car the better you are going to like it. The 1LE is an awesome machine. My 1LE is a 22 as well.

Others may disagree, but in my opinion the stock hood looks much better on the car. I'm just not a fan on the other hood. And the ZL1 style side skirts make the 1LE look even better. Enjoy your new ride!
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Old 07-24-2023, 06:57 PM   #6
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Congratulations Bumbleoy92! Very nice and apparently well taken care of 1LE. The more you drive the car the better you are going to like it. The 1LE is an awesome machine. My 1LE is a 22 as well.

Others may disagree, but in my opinion the stock hood looks much better on the car. I'm just not a fan on the other hood. And the ZL1 style side skirts make the 1LE look even better. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you! The hood is definitely going for sale, I just love the look with the matte hood more after driving with it now
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Old 07-24-2023, 09:31 PM   #7
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I like the stock hood
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Old 11-16-2023, 12:29 AM   #8
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Small updates, sold the CF hood, e85 kit, and the Recaro’s I had previously.

Now for the bad news,



No clue where it’s coming from, coolant looks fine and I don’t see any oil residue in the engine bay but the oil spots are still on the driveway so

Last oil change was 10/01/23 from the dealership and only realized now it’s coming from the car as I saw the oil spots after multiple rainy days and thought that’s definitely not right. One of the only times I’m glad for the Ring system (even if it barely works)

Made an appointment at the dealership, preparing myself to be out of a car for a while but hoping not
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Old 11-16-2023, 08:51 AM   #9
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Small updates, sold the CF hood, e85 kit, and the Recaroís I had previously.

Now for the bad news,



No clue where itís coming from, coolant looks fine and I donít see any oil residue in the engine bay but the oil spots are still on the driveway so

Last oil change was 10/01/23 from the dealership and only realized now itís coming from the car as I saw the oil spots after multiple rainy days and thought thatís definitely not right. One of the only times Iím glad for the Ring system (even if it barely works)

Made an appointment at the dealership, preparing myself to be out of a car for a while but hoping not
Found oil underneath my brand new 2023 2 weeks ago. Had taken it in for the 500 mile oil change 3 weeks prior to that. I went underneath the car and noticed the oil filter was very oily. It was tight. Oil was also all over the silver crossbar thing.

Took it back to the dealer a few days later. They said there was a crimp in the oil filter that caused it to leak. Whether that was true idk for sure. But we both got our oil changed in October. Maybe they shipped out a bad batch if yours winds up being the same thing.
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Old 11-16-2023, 07:18 PM   #10
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Found oil underneath my brand new 2023 2 weeks ago. Had taken it in for the 500 mile oil change 3 weeks prior to that. I went underneath the car and noticed the oil filter was very oily. It was tight. Oil was also all over the silver crossbar thing.

Took it back to the dealer a few days later. They said there was a crimp in the oil filter that caused it to leak. Whether that was true idk for sure. But we both got our oil changed in October. Maybe they shipped out a bad batch if yours winds up being the same thing.
I donít have access to my jack but I will do my best putting my phone down there and hopefully I can see if Iím in the same scenario, thanks!
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Old 11-17-2023, 04:13 PM   #11
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Found oil underneath my brand new 2023 2 weeks ago. Had taken it in for the 500 mile oil change 3 weeks prior to that. I went underneath the car and noticed the oil filter was very oily. It was tight. Oil was also all over the silver crossbar thing.

Took it back to the dealer a few days later. They said there was a crimp in the oil filter that caused it to leak. Whether that was true idk for sure. But we both got our oil changed in October. Maybe they shipped out a bad batch if yours winds up being the same thing.
Well looks like itís the same situation, I couldnít reach to see if it was tight or check further but itís definitely coming from the filter

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Old 11-17-2023, 08:14 PM   #12
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Well looks like itís the same situation, I couldnít reach to see if it was tight or check further but itís definitely coming from the filter

Definitely interested in what the dealer tells you. If they did the usual double gasket thing I doubt theyíll admit it.
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