For the past seven years the 5th Gen Camaro SS has been a staple of track days at Willow Springs, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca and just about every other road course in America. Another staple of those track days has been a spike in mild heart attacks as those Camaro SS owners glanced down at their oil temperature gauge to find temps in the 290+°F range. Even off the track, though, a hot day mixed with a heavy foot can lead to oil temp related heart problems for both you and your Camaro.
Everything in Balance
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Greetings, Camaro enthusiasts, and welcome to Part 2 of the Mishimoto R&D blog series on our 2016 Camaro SS Exhaust! As you may remember, we took a gander last time at the OEM exhaust, paying special attention to some of the really cool design features that make this system unique. One feature has emerged as a real point of contention and has become so hotly debated, that I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about it on the next CNN Presidential Town Hall. I am referring, of course, to the crimped section of piping near the rear axles.
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For those of you not familiar with the climate here in New Castle, Delaware, let me educate you on our summers; they are hot, and they are HUMID. In the dead of the July heatwave, there is nothing worse than smoldering in an apartment with no AC. I am always very appreciative of the little part of my psyche that drives me, once I can barely stand the heat, to pause Top Gear
, get off the couch, and grab a cold, refreshing drink. If I were a car, that little part of my psyche would have a name, and it … Continue Reading ››
As I’m sure many of you know, we strive for transparency here at Mishimoto, and we love sharing our development process with all of you. There are many benefits to this, and hearing your feedback ranks highly among them. That said, our search for inspiration is wide-reaching and multidisciplinary. Just recently, I happened upon an interview with Noam Chomsky, renowned thinker and MIT professor, who is quoted as saying: “I like the cold weather. It means you get more work done”.
I think Chomsky missed his calling in the automotive parts industry, because … Continue Reading ››
Here at the Mishimoto R&D facility in New Castle, DE, we are hard at work designing 2016 Camaro parts, but we’ve been experiencing some pretty inconsistent weather lately. We’ve had brief glimpses of spring, but this past weekend has thrust us back into the sulk of the winter that we so naively thought was behind us. As one might imagine, we’re really looking forward to some sunshine and scorching summer weather! But do you know what is NOT looking forward to the heat?
You got it! The oil in your 2016 Camaro SS.
That’s right, folks, you needn’t fret anymore; Mishimoto has … Continue Reading ››