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Old 11-03-2017, 12:10 PM   #1  
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Maybe in his next video he can show how to even up his tail pipes!
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Maybe in his next video he can show how to even up his tail pipes!
It's coming! You are only for 47th person to say that.
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Exhaust sounds great. Do you know what is installed?
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Good video and a great reminder to periodically clean out the radiator area as well as check the air filter.
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See attached thread. There are several wand type tools to allow cleaning the radiator. Reminder - there are two radiators - one for A/C - so you will need to back flow the air or water in the gap rather than trying to push it through the first radiator.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...condenser.html

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Exhaust sounds great. Do you know what is installed?
Kooks long tube headers, Kooks x-pipe, and Kooks axle-back. It has a cam too, although I don't know the specs.

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Nice info on cleaning the radiator and condenser.

I haven't seen any fix from Vararam yet that actually seals the filter to upper housing so dirt can't go past the filter into the engine. Their "improved" gaskets heavily address the lower tubes to filter but this really doesn't address this issue of ensuring no dirt goes around the filter into the engine.

My car had a Vararam and I got their "improved" gaskets and new filter. Then, I still ended up using RTV to hold the filter into the upper housing after I saw how poorly the new gaskets would seal.

I suppose to get fancy I could have coated the filter with something so it would release and then RTV'd it so the RTV was formed to the filter but not sticking to it.

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