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Old 01-11-2019, 11:08 PM
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i just purchased a 2004 corvette with 26000 miles...itís a one owner Car...The gentleman past away..His son sold me the car..it basically sat for 2 years....started once in a while..is there anything I should do maintenance wise..besides the obvious..Change the Oil...and Filter..Mobil 1...
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:15 AM
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Yes, install the secret mod which will magically reverse the catastrophic engine failure thatís likely coming from sitting.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:27 AM
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Yes, install the secret mod which will magically reverse the catastrophic engine failure thatís likely coming from sitting.
Forgot a ?
OP, all fluids, belts, tires if dates are past...
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Espo2004 View Post
Hi
i just purchased a 2004 corvette with 26000 miles...itís a one owner Car...The gentleman past away..His son sold me the car..it basically sat for 2 years....started once in a while..is there anything I should do maintenance wise..besides the obvious..Change the Oil...and Filter..Mobil 1...
thank you
Tommy
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Congrats...you have a wonderful Corvette...maintain it as you would any other vehicle...check all belts and tire pressure and other fluids...if you do not know how to do that then do some research and learn...it is pretty basic once you learn...Google is your friend...YouTube is also helpful...if you are smart, you will not ask about the "small stuff" in open forum...lots of jokesters here that mean no harm and usually give a newbie entertaining answers instead of helping...also be careful of who you listen to...there are way too many so called self professed mechanics here...:if you have any more "small stuff" questions, PM me...i will try to help or guide you to the "right People"...
BTW...no offense meant "people"
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Welcome to this nuthouse!

Much to learn and enjoy from these fantastic brothers and sisters. You will discover more quirks as you move along in your new corvette journey. Great buy! Any pics? Vert or coupe? Manual or auto?

I have this car in a vert with manual. Similar story, old guy, one owner. He traded it for a 2015. I love it and it commands the attention of the opposite sex like no one's business!

PM me if you would like to know what mods I completed after you get the basics covered and are ready to play/experiment with your new toy!
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You’ve received some good advice on what needs to be done. Good luck with your new C5 - they are a lot of fun to own.
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I also have a 2004 CE. There was a fuel tank cross over issue on some 2004. VIN range is 45110258 through 45125500. GM addressed it with an extended warranty of 10 years or 100K miles.They only fixed it if it actually occurred. You might check if you are in that vin range and if the repair was made.
Other than than that I have had the car since new. Now 117K miles with very few problems.
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I also have a 2004 CE. There was a fuel tank cross over issue on some 2004. VIN range is 45110258 through 45125500. GM addressed it with an extended warranty of 10 years or 100K miles.They only fixed it if it actually occurred. You might check if you are in that vin range and if the repair was made.
Other than than that I have had the car since new. Now 117K miles with very few problems.
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10 years from when?......2004?....or when?
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:06 AM
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10 years from when?......2004?....or when?
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:10 AM
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Wow...thanks....so when does the 10 year extended warranty for gas tank problem start? 2004 or when? Thanks
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:44 AM
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Welcome to the asylum...

As stated above, I would change out ALL fluids. Then drive and enjoy!
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Wow...thanks....so when does the 10 year extended warranty for gas tank problem start? 2004 or when? Thanks
I think that would be 10 years from date it was purchased by original owner. So it would be out of warranty by now.
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Originally Posted by UM Rebel View Post
I think that would be 10 years from date it was purchased by original owner. So it would be out of warranty by now.
DATS what I'm talkin bout...Thanks
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:15 PM
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DATS what I'm talkin bout...Thanks
I agree with your choice! I got mine in March of last year. I'd take it to a Corvette shop, change all the fluids and give it a good inspection. Although I have never had a problem (yet) many members have had issues with the harmonic balancer.


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The HB will get us all at some point, if you hold onto it long enough!
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:13 PM
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That's my 04 Z right behind the silver car ,this is at COTA in Austin TX . a few years all stock 04 Comm. Z was hitting 155 /MPH in some places . You have just brought a out of the box from GM race car.. Just change the fluids and treat it like any GM car some treat them like babes ,I drove mine like GM intended it to be used one bad *** hot rod.. Super cool ride .. and I work on them as well . Just ask some of us know stuff some just think they do .. Don't take too long to figure do is who ..
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I'd take a good long look at the tires, besides the possible flat-spotting from sitting, they may be dated-out. Enjoy the new machine man!
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super simple easy answer - change ALL the fluids. By all, I mean ALL!!!!! power steering/diff/tranny/clutch/brakes/coolant/engine oil

Inspect bushings for dry rot particularly lower hanging ones as well as sway bar endlinks - probably should replace w/ greasbale moog links

look for any sign of water leaks in passenger footwell and around battery tray area
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