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jeaton48
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New to forum with a 2012 Caprice in Washington

Post by jeaton48 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:29 pm

Hi, I bought my 2012 Caprice about a year ago, it's an ex Washington Sate Patrol Car. I have been checking out the forum for a while, but finally decided to join. I live in SW Washington as a ground Mechanic for an airline and work on my car passion at home. It has been my daily until January when the engine started making noise. I decided to pull it and tear it apart for inspection. I found the cam bearings a little worn, and the cylinder walls out of round. It is at the machine shop getting bored .020 over, new pistons, new cam bearings, crank polished, and new bearings. I am doing DOD delete with a BTR LS3 stage 1 cam, Texas speed Delete kit with moral lifters, CHE bronze rocker trunion upgrade, new melling oil pump, and new accessories. I am also upgrading to JBA SS headers, hi flow cats, and adapting to a Camaro ZL1 Bimodal exhaust. Hoping to get it back on the road in the new few weeks, I miss driving it, it was a blast before the mods.
Joe E

2012 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1
2007 Chevrolet 2500HD 6.0
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4.8 (The wife's car)
1948 Chevrolet 2dr Sedan 261 I6 bored .060 over, dual Rochesters, Fenton Headers, performance cam
1954 GMC 5 Window (Next project)
1966 Chevrolet Suburban (Next Project)

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Re: New to forum with a 2012 Caprice in Washington

Post by smwalker » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:37 am

Hey Joe! Welcome to the Forum. I was really hoping you would get a used jet engine from work and make it work in the caprice but I guess you plan is OK too!! Have fun!
Steve Walker
Azusa, CA
'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White

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HoldenPPV
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Re: New to forum with a 2012 Caprice in Washington

Post by HoldenPPV » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:51 am

Yeah! A fellow SW Washington PPV owner... outstanding!

I assume ground mechanic at PDX, but maybe SEA?

I kind of live in between, but closer to PDX.

Got any photos of that PPV prior to it’s engine refresh?
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jeaton48
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Re: New to forum with a 2012 Caprice in Washington

Post by jeaton48 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:42 pm

Awesome! Yeah i work at PDX for and live in Vancouver, wa. Ive seen a couple for sale in our area on craigslist, but no other retired ones driving around our area. I did notice the clark county sherriff department got some new ones recently.
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Joe E

2012 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1
2007 Chevrolet 2500HD 6.0
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4.8 (The wife's car)
1948 Chevrolet 2dr Sedan 261 I6 bored .060 over, dual Rochesters, Fenton Headers, performance cam
1954 GMC 5 Window (Next project)
1966 Chevrolet Suburban (Next Project)

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Re: New to forum with a 2012 Caprice in Washington

Post by CrashTestDummy » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:32 pm

smwalker wrote:Hey Joe! Welcome to the Forum. I was really hoping you would get a used jet engine from work and make it work in the caprice but I guess you plan is OK too!! Have fun!
The did it to a Beetle, so why not?!? :lol:

Welcome.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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Re: New to forum with a 2012 Caprice in Washington

Post by elc32955 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:29 am

Hey Joe!

Welcome to the forums and congrats on your purchase! If you would, could you please re u/l your pics in a smaller size? We limit to 1280 x 1024, anything larger then that is subject to being moderated.

Now that would be interesting.... an RB211 powered Caprice! Watch out for that kickdown when you nail it! Spool time!!!

Thanks
Eric
System Manager and your tourguide for the day. Caprice Alumni, former owner of a 2011 Caprice 9C3 with a Rotofab CAI and front radiator cover, 3.45 LSD Camaro rear diff, Chris Henry performance tune, G8 GT 18" Enkei rims w/Holden lions, custom SLP axle-back muffler set with tips, Holden WM Caprice factory spoiler, Holden SSV leather steering wheel and leather shift knob, Whelen Alpha-12Q airhorn amp. G8 GT rear seat swap, AVS Ventshades.

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