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Old 05-23-2005, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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skipping at low rpm

When I first start off from a full stop, going light on the throttle, I try to shift into 2nd around 2500 rpm and it forces me into 4th... Now I know its suppose to do that, but when I shift into 4th its usually only at 800-1000 rpm, and it sometimes kinda sputters, or skips a time or two when its that low of rpm. Is it suppose to do that? Is it just because of the very low rpms, or could it be a problem?
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get your acceleration up a little - I shift between 3500 & 4000.

That doesn't mean you need to lay rubber - just don't be an old lady.

Drive it and have fun!

By the way - great color combo!!!!
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, the only concern I had with the 3500-4000 rpm is that I've heard that going over 3500 consistently is what causes the ring problem... So if you go over 3500 every single time you start off, could that lead to the ring problem? I've driven mine 2500 miles so far with no oil consumption so I don't want to break it.... And yeah, the color combos great.. I searched for it for what seemed like an eternity.
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3500 to 4000 RPM is not that high for the LS6 engine. I believe you will do more damage by lugging your engine, then by letting it breath once in while. Nail it! Have FUN.

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Well, the only concern I had with the 3500-4000 rpm is that I've heard that going over 3500 consistently is what causes the ring problem... So if you go over 3500 every single time you start off, could that lead to the ring problem? I've driven mine 2500 miles so far with no oil consumption so I don't want to break it.... And yeah, the color combos great.. I searched for it for what seemed like an eternity.

That's my normal shift RPM not my steady driving RPM. My Z just turned 40K miles and I don't have any oil consumption issues.

I do oil changes when the DIC says approx 30% oil life remaining - some where around every 10 months.

So - get out there and start having some "Fun" in that car. Again Fun doesn't mean abuse. Good Luck.
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Z06 is a *performance* car. It's designed to take stress, GM expects owners to race them. That makes them quite rugged. You don't need to baby the car at all. Experiences of owners in this forum clearly demonstrate the fact. While cars do break, most owners have to work pretty damn hard to get to that point. On the street, the only way you're likely to do the car harm is by crashing it.

Most Z owners will tell you to "drive it like you stole it" or "beat it like it owes you money".

The worst that will happen is you'll end up using a little oil, and that's no big deal, really.
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ok just fyi I finally found the problem (or more precisely Gm did) but a couple spark plugs fouled out because of carbon build up apparetly because the previous owner didn't drive it hard enough. Had the pugs replaced and all is well...
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