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Old 01-21-2018, 02:18 AM
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These motors are virtually bullet-proof, and there is nothing wrong with getting on the throttle "too soon". In all honesty, a good, hard break-in is probably BETTER for them in the long run than going "easy". My '02 Z28 (LS1 motor) had 132kms on the odometer within the first ~24hrs that I owned the car, and I took it right up to redline and ~160+km/h (pretty much a 1/4 mile drag race!) and that motor lived to 150,000kms (until I retired the car) and that motor used minimal oil between oil changes, and I raced the living SNOT out of it (spirited driving, drag racing and road course racing) for several years.
I ordered a new 1998 Formula in 1998 and my break in on that was similar to yours, with only 50km on the odo I raced a Mustang on the highway and had it up to the redline in 4th gear. I also took about 5 or 6 different friends for a drive that first day and each one got treated to a full throttle blast, redlining the first three gears. At just one week old I made my first trip to the dragstrip and made about 12 or 13 passes that day. In total I made about 250 quarter mile runs in the 2.5 years I had it. It never used oil between changes. But it only had 44,000 km on it when I traded it, so I have no idea how long that engine lasted. I think the roads are much too cold for that kind of treatment to my C7, although I'm taking it out again today and will be a bit more aggressive with the throttle
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I ordered a new 1998 Formula in 1998 and my break in on that was similar to yours, with only 50km on the odo I raced a Mustang on the highway and had it up to the redline in 4th gear. I also took about 5 or 6 different friends for a drive that first day and each one got treated to a full throttle blast, redlining the first three gears.

I think the roads are much too cold for that kind of treatment to my C7, although I'm taking it out again today and will be a bit more aggressive with the throttle


But yes, a little on the chilly side today (for the tires) ..... and let's face it, there's a slight difference in power between the original LS1 and the latest "LT1" ..... I couldn't believe the difference going from my '02 LS1 Z28 to my 2010 LS3 C6 ... WOW!

Ahhhh............ I am SO looking forward to spring this year!!!
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I put another 185km on it today! It was still a little too cold to really push it, although I did a half throttle launch from a dead stop and it pulled quite nicely! The long range forecast looks promising for another chance to drive it possibly on Friday and/or Saturday. I'm going to make the most of these dry semi-warm days while I can!
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Patman that car will have so many kms on by the end of next week you will be looking at trading it in.
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Patman that car will have so many kms on by the end of next week you will be looking at trading it in.
I want to have the highest mileage C7 on here someday
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We are closing in on spring very fast! Almost February, once mid February is here it's basically over in my mind! I'm getting a cam installed once the nice weather hits so I'm counting the days!

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Old 01-23-2018, 09:34 PM
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Went for a drive today, filled the tank, washed the car, and put it away for the winter.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:07 AM
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I want to have the highest mileage C7 on here someday
Pat, when you put more than 23,500 km on in a year, you might top the list.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:16 AM
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Pat, when you put more than 23,500 km on in a year, you might top the list.
At first I will only be doing about 10,000 a year but once I retire and start driving to Florida every winter, plus all the other road trips I'll be taking, I figure I'll be doing about 40,000 a year at least.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:15 AM
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Went for a drive today, filled the tank, washed the car, and put it away for the winter.
Almost in time to take it out for spring!!
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Almost in time to take it out for spring!!
Long story, while in stop-go traffic (DVP) suddenly low oil pressure warning was displayed . Drove to Port Perry (mechanic) in early November found broken main bearing. Re-built engine plus other stuff, car was ready mid-January.
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How many miles on it when this happened Brian?

That sucks.
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Drove mine to work today! I don't know how you guys can resist this great weather?
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Drove mine to work today! I don't know how you guys can resist this great weather?
Because salt KILLS cars. As much as it sucks to wait, I don't want to subject my Vette to salt. Also, performance tires are outright dangerous in cold weather. Not worth it for me personally.
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Because salt KILLS cars. As much as it sucks to wait, I don't want to subject my Vette to salt. Also, performance tires are outright dangerous in cold weather. Not worth it for me personally.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:35 PM
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There isn't really any salt on the roads here, they might look whitish but it's leaving no residue behind on my car that I can see. I get the performance tire issue though, I have to baby mine just to be safe (but when these tires wear out I'll get all season Michelin Pilots so I can be safer in sub 10C weather) I would just go insane if I had to keep my car parked for the entire winter, that's far too long for me.
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Long story, while in stop-go traffic (DVP) suddenly low oil pressure warning was displayed . Drove to Port Perry (mechanic) in early November found broken main bearing. Re-built engine plus other stuff, car was ready mid-January.
That totally sucks. My previous LS7 had a similar failure a few years ago, and it was down for the better part of 2 months as well.

I was just laughing at the irony of "parking the car for winter" and it's already January ... and winter has practically come and gone (...although I think there's still a bunch more to come! ).

Glad that Dave got it all fixed up for you, and now you'll be ready to roll when the nice weather comes to stay .
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