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Eliminating the Eyesore. Mishimoto 2016 Camaro Expansion Tank R&D, Part 2: 3D-Printed Prototype

Design work and refinement continue with our 2016 Camaro expansion tank. To verify fitment within the constraints of the engine bay, we’ve 3D printed a prototype in plastic to install on our test vehicle. Check out a few shots of this prototype installed!
Prototype 2016 Camaro coolant expansion tank installed
Prototype 2016 Camaro coolant expansion tank installed
The image above shows the tank with a sight tube instead of a sight glass, which we used on our previous 3D models. We are experimenting with both designs to determine which is … Continue Reading ››

GTO Oil Cooler R&D, Part 4: Temperature and Pressure Testing

Before completing this project, we need to evaluate the performance benefits of adding this GTO oil cooler. We are confident that our cooler location is receiving ample airflow, so we should see a nice drop in oil temperatures.

Test Conditions and Apparatus

We have two different tests to conduct for this particular kit. First, we will record temperature and pressure data to determine the improvement in efficiency. To provide accurate data, we need to ensure that our process is repeatable and reduces as many variables as possible. Conditions ·         Driving: 65 mph highway cruise ·         Time: 5 minutes ·         Ambient temperature: 68°–75°F ·         No thermostat installed Apparatus ·         AEM AQ-1 … Continue Reading ››

2016 Camaro SS Video Review Series, Part 7: Rear Suspension

Check out the seventh segment of the Mishimoto 2016 Camaro SS video review series! In this video we provide a neat look at some of the unique features on the rear suspension of the ’16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0CsG6Q9CRI Our next video will include details about the braking system of our SS. Thanks for watching! -John

Eliminating the Eyesore. Mishimoto 2016 Camaro Expansion Tank R&D, Part 1: Stock Tank and Initial Design

While we were deep in development of various new components for the 2016 Camaro, we received numerous requests for a replacement for the coolant expansion tank. While an upgrade here won’t net any horsepower gains or drop fluid temperatures, a replacement tank can certainly improve the appearance of your engine bay. Since we are experts in producing innovative aluminum replacement expansion tanks, we decided to tackle the Camaro unit as one of our new projects.

Stock 2016 Camaro Expansion Tank

The stock 2016 Camaro expansion tank is quite a unique piece. GM has combined the expansion tank and overflow tank into one unit. … Continue Reading ››

2016 Camaro SS Video Review Series, Part 6: Front Suspension

Check out the sixth segment of the Mishimoto 2016 Camaro SS video review series! In this video we provide a neat look at some of the unique features on the front suspension of the '16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYunk--lmsU Our next video will include details about the rear suspension of our SS. Thanks for watching! -John