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  • #16
    Sounds good, for wideband O2s I have had my Plx for 20 years just changing the wideband O2 a few times and it was like .2 off on the dynos O2 so pretty accurate. So it’s been great and the O2s are down to $30 for a wideband O2 sensor so pretty cheap. PLX doesn’t make mine anymore so if mine goes out I’m looking at a Ballenger O2 , Hptuners recommends them and take the same O2s as my PLX.
    08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
    96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo


    • #17
      Just an update on the progress.

      Things have been pretty slow around here (whole province is on a lock down that doesn't end until May 20th...maybe) so I'm sitting around waiting for things all the time now it seems.

      Luckily this has made me more likely to tackle little projects around the house and to make some progress on tearing down the Camaro. I've decided to make this an even longer-term project and kind of restore the car as I go along as best I can, learning along the way.

      The car is so old and has seen so much use that it's a filthy mess under the hood with lots of surface rust all over the place, so I'm going to clean it up the best I can, sand down the painted surfaces, primer them, and repaint them while I'm working on the mechanicals.

      That being said, I need the mechanical components out of the way as much as possible. In the last month, I've gotten the A/C system completely removed, lines, accumulator, compressor bracket, etc. I've also gotten the valve covers off, the heater hoses and tensioner are out, the SLP intake was finally wrestled out two days ago, and the headers were removed.

      I still have a ways to go, but that will involve draining the coolant, the power steering fluid, brake fluid and engine oil before I can remove more components.

      The pushrods are on the way from Intense sometime this week and the next big purchase will be reconditioned heads from ZZP. Then cam and timing chain.

      I'm sure there will be a ton of little stuff along the way as well (I've got a cart at Summit and one at RockAuto both currently up to 300 CDN worth of smaller replacement parts) but it does feel like things are coming along.

      It all feels very therapeutic to work on cars these days. Especially when I can take my time and enjoy it, learn, and put things back together the right way instead of in a panicked rush.


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