New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

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GammaFlat
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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by GammaFlat » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:16 am

I am so glad to hear there are folks getting good drive-ability. That's good news for all of us. :D
Current: 2013 9C3, deeper trans pan, 12VoltSolutions Remote, Class III hitch, Android Auto capable radio

osubeaver
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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by osubeaver » Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:34 am

Thanks for all the input.

I am going to try this stuck lifter fix before I go any further. It's cheap and if it works, it buys me a little time to research a full delete:


As far as tuning, I've been wanting to learn it so I'm picking up a HP Tuner and start with disabling the DOD myself. I feel like I should be able to tune for a cam or exhaust or whatever is in this car's future using all the help that's available here and in other forums.

I'll let you know how it works out!

osubeaver
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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by osubeaver » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:47 pm

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Mooseman
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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by Mooseman » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:36 pm

There's just something about that grey on this car that makes it look noice!
2011 Caprice PPV, former RCMP test vehicle, never put into service
Build Thread: http://www.newcaprice.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2419

osubeaver
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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by osubeaver » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:32 am

I agree! And although I don't love the steelies, I think when I do replace the wheels I'm sticking with something black because I like that combo.

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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by osubeaver » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:28 am

The fix I posted worked on my collapsed lifter. She's running on all 8 again! That took care of the check engine light and stabilitrack errors.

The DOD is physically disabled so I just need to disable it in the tune.

Next on the list is the parasitic battery drain and the bad TPMS sensor. I think the first upgrades will be exhaust and differential. Once I get into that, I'll start a build thread.

osubeaver
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Re: New Owner 2011 Caprice 6.0 in Oregon

Post by osubeaver » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:58 am

I've driven it a couple hundred miles since the lifter repair with no issues. The only thing I noticed was that after a few start cycles, the check engine light did come back on but once I disabled DOD in the tune, that is resolved. It even passed Oregon's emission test!

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