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by storm9c1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: Octane
Replies: 16
Views: 15868

Re: Octane

I see MPG increases on both my B-Body cars and PPV with higher octane fuel. The timing tables shift, which is a good thing. But since my owners manual for my 2011 always said to use 87, I haven't bothered using anything higher. Perhaps I will now if it makes a difference. One other thing I thought w...
by storm9c1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: Oil Change?
Replies: 10
Views: 11647

Re: Oil Change?

Yep, any synthetic will do. But it has to be DEXOS-1 compliant, green label. To make it more confusing, there is a DEXOS-1 Gen 2 spec out now that is also compliant with these cars. Not to be confused with the DEXOS-2 spec with a blue label, which is not what your want. http://www.centerforqa.com/de...
by storm9c1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Transmission Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 6282

Re: Transmission Cooler

I don't suggest bypassing the in-rad cooler. It helps regulate the trans fluid temps. The sweet spot for transmission fluid on a street driven car is about 180 degrees. External coolers that are not in series with the in-rad cooler can over-cool the fluid, especially in cold climates.
by storm9c1
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of the PPV?
Replies: 21
Views: 22194

Re: End of the PPV?

I was hoping that GM wouldn't keep repeating the same mistake over and over again and announce that Caprice PPV production was "moving" and not being outright canceled. Announcements were made a few years ago about the Holden shutdown. But I held a very dim hope that Caprice and SS would come states...
by storm9c1
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: needle in a hay stack
Replies: 11
Views: 12118

Re: needle in a hay stack

There were a few dealers that sold them new back in 2011, but they got in trouble I think. That's correct. I bought mine from Criswell in MD as a first-owner title and 0 miles on the clock. They claimed the sales contract with the first shipment of 13 cars in early 2011 didn't include the "police u...
by storm9c1
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a discouraged Chevy Dealership visitor
Replies: 16
Views: 10894

Re: Questions from a discouraged Chevy Dealership visitor

Yes dealers and fleet dealers are NOT to sell PPV/SSV Vehicles, new, to the general public. GM has cracked down on this within the past few years, reason, no idea. CAFE is perhaps the big reason. Government EPA standards. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_Average_Fuel_Economy" onclick="window...
by storm9c1
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Stereo / Electronics / Electrical
Topic: Battery was dead, go to jump and I only have one? questions
Replies: 7
Views: 6496

Re: Battery was dead, go to jump and I only have one? questi

Yep, the second battery was an option. Some didn't come with it, but as mentioned above, do have the tray, but no battery terminals or isolation block (all missing from my car). I agree, have the battery load tested. Police use is hard on batteries and they only last about 4 years or less in that en...
by storm9c1
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: HVAC & cooling systems
Topic: Blend door actuator relearn?
Replies: 7
Views: 17629

Re: Blend door actuator relearn?

Refrigerant could be undercharged or even overcharged.

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by storm9c1
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Tech Lounge
Topic: interesting tech resource - Techlink
Replies: 6
Views: 10145

Re: interesting tech resource - Techlink

Actually, a thick coating of "Disc Brake Quiet" (made by CRC in a red spray can) solves it. When I do a brake job, I apply it to the back plates of all brake pads before assembly. I was just a little miffed that my brand new car at the time (and still fairly new with only 6500 miles at this point, l...
by storm9c1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If 80s were the "box" & 90s were the "bubble" what's 2000's?
Replies: 5
Views: 6981

Re: If 80s were the "box" & 90s were the "bubble" what's 200

Aussie or Oz. :roll:

Or how about a PPV, which is exactly what it is.

Haven't seen any with 40s, so I'm not sure we will hear it in slang terms like we heard the others............ but maybe I'm wrong.