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I dropped the Camaro off at ZZ485MCSS's house last night. Towing it down there sucked. My first thought was to call AAA and have them tow it. But, they won't tow cars that don't have an inspection sticker. Plan B was to rent a car hauler from U-Haul and pull it with my pickup truck. Luckily for me they had a trailer available and I rented it ($70). Unluckily, it was a POS trailer and as soon as I loaded it, I noticed that one of the tires had a gash in it. So, I had to call U Haul and wait 2 hours for the new tire before I could start to head to ZZ485MCSS's house.

Loading the trailer was fun too! The night before I had to drive the camaro about a mile from my parents house to my house. By the time I got it home, it was popping like crazy. It did the same thing when I loaded it up on the trailer and all the neighbors came outside, like WTF!!! When I got to ZZ485MCSS's house, 383malibu was there already. They both think that my car is having a detonation problem. I agree and hope it's an easy fix. The problem started after driving the car about 3/4 of a mile. I'm wondering if one of the plug wires melted on the exhaust... Not sure, if it's that. But hopefully ZZ485MCSS can fix it and the other list of problems. So far here's the list of problems:

the motor snap crackles and pops like rice krispies on roids... runs like crap
motor leaks oil
smoke out the exhaust

Hopefully, he can fix these problems and get the car roadworthy. Either way, I appreciate him taking the time to help a bro out!!


-- Edited by rdicarlo on Friday 11th of June 2010 04:20:52 PM

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also, had the pleasure of meeting Monte. Can't wait to start chillin with you guys at cruises and shows.

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Alright so here's the update on the Camaro...

Jim found the popping noise was actually a roller rocker arm that fell off of a pushrod. He put the roller rocker arm back on and checked/set the other ones. While he had the valve cover off he found some sand like stuff in the valleys of the head. He cleaned up as much of it as he could and flushed the oil a few times to get as much of it out as possible. We decided to stop there for now on the Camaro. Rebuilding the motor at this point is not financially feasible.

I happened to be back in Jim’s area with the U-Haul trailer dropping the Vette off at Manny’s place, so that he could do some work on it. So, I went to Jim’s house after dropping off the Vette and picked up the Camaro. I’ll start a new thread on the Vette to describe the work/upgrades Manny is doing to it.
The new plan for the Camaro is to give it to Manny for the timing, carb tune and a full front to back inspection and evaluation. I would rather pay a couple hundred dollars now to have the car gone through, than pay thousands later if something major breaks. If Manny agrees that the motor is junk, then I’m taking it off the road until the motor is fixed or repaired (more money is available).

I appreciate all the help guys… I’ve never been part of a site where the moderators help a bro out instead of just bitching all the time. Thanks Jim for the help on the Camaro.


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