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Old 04-11-2018, 03:31 PM   #2261  
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I did the Ranger method for my clutch as well as replaced both the front and rear emblems

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #2262  
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From this on the front
To this.
And the rear is now bright
After looking like this


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Old 04-11-2018, 06:05 PM   #2263  
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spent 3 days performing paint correction and applying 3 coats of JAXWAX Cerimaic Pro 9h.



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Old 04-11-2018, 07:10 PM   #2264  
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Well I'm glad I didn't take the Vette to lunch today (it's still hibernating).

I wish *I* didn't go to lunch today.

I'm coming home around 1:00 in my 2017 pickup, with 6300 miles on it, and about a mile from home a deer jumps right out in front of me. I didn't get hurt at all, but her life ended very quickly.

Oh well.





The adjuster called me this morning. The original estimate was for $9,300 and pending, but it's up to $11,400 now that it's apart.

It's at my buddy's shop so I went over today to look at it. FWIW, I have Traveler's insurance and my buddy said the adjuster was absolutely great, no problems at all. He's thrown some (Allstate) out of his shop.

And my local independent agent is also great; everyone in this whole mess has been wonderful to deal with.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:28 PM   #2265  
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While I have been waiting for the snow and rain to stop, I decided to fix my coolant leaks. My 2009 vert, with 32K miles, was dripping from the radiator petcock and I discovered that the hole was warped and not fixable and the tank seal was leaking. I ordered a DeWitts radiator. The heater hose tee was leaking and the rest of my hoses were showing signs of age. I had replaced the small return hose and tee with clamps last summer not using oem. I ordered a HPS silicone hose set. The HPS hoses have the tees molded in and are high temp and pressure rated. This eliminated the two tees and clamps.



Before upgrade. Oem molded tee was leaking at two of the connections.



DeWitts radiator during install.



Install complete. No more leaky tees and petcock.

In the past, I had installed a DeWitts radiator in my C5 and was very pleased with those results.
This install was straight forward and again I am very pleased with these results. DeWitts makes great radiators with no modifications.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:16 PM   #2266  
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While I have been waiting for the snow and rain to stop, I decided to fix my coolant leaks. My 2009 vert, with 32K miles, was dripping from the radiator petcock and I discovered that the hole was warped and not fixable and the tank seal was leaking. I ordered a DeWitts radiator. The heater hose tee was leaking and the rest of my hoses were showing signs of age. I had replaced the small return hose and tee with clamps last summer not using oem. I ordered a HPS silicone hose set. The HPS hoses have the tees molded in and are high temp and pressure rated. This eliminated the two tees and clamps.



Before upgrade. Oem molded tee was leaking at two of the connections.



DeWitts radiator during install.



Install complete. No more leaky tees and petcock.

In the past, I had installed a DeWitts radiator in my C5 and was very pleased with those results.
This install was straight forward and again I am very pleased with these results. DeWitts makes great radiators with no modifications.
How are the temps with the new rad ??
NSF
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Back by the license plate has never worked since I bought my C6 last June, so today I removed it and disassembled and cleaned it out. Now it works properly! Decided to go for a drive but when I pressed the start button, the dash only registered 11.6 volts! This after taking it out yesterday with readings of 14+ volts (and living on a better tender). These cars tend to keep you humble.
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #2268  
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How are the temps with the new rad ??
NSF
Unfortunately I haven't been able to take it out on the road yet this season because we keep getting snow. At idle it is running around 203-206 degrees F. It took it awhile to burp. I put a 50/50 mix of coolant in as recommended. The DeWitts adds a gallon of additional coolant capacity and double rows. My past experience is that it won't run as hot and will cool down considerably quicker when you start moving. I am guessing it will run down the highway at about 194 degrees F with the stock thermostat. Now I won't have to worry about the oem radiator crapping out or issues with the hoses. Granted my vehicle is 9 years old with 32K miles on it now but you would think the oem radiator and hoses would last longer.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:34 AM   #2269  
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Unfortunately I haven't been able to take it out on the road yet this season because we keep getting snow. At idle it is running around 203-206 degrees F. It took it awhile to burp. I put a 50/50 mix of coolant in as recommended. The DeWitts adds a gallon of additional coolant capacity and double rows. My past experience is that it won't run as hot and will cool down considerably quicker when you start moving. I am guessing it will run down the highway at about 194 degrees F with the stock thermostat. Now I won't have to worry about the oem radiator crapping out or issues with the hoses. Granted my vehicle is 9 years old with 32K miles on it now but you would think the oem radiator and hoses would last longer.
Same here, although snow is not the issue now. They salted the roads Easter weekend and it isn't gone yet.

Plus, there's mud in front of my barn that I ain't driving the Vette through; I would probably get stuck. It's usually pretty much hardened up by mid-April. Cold spring: I'm out of coal and almost out of firewood.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:00 PM   #2270  
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:25 PM   #2271  
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From this on the front[/i]
To this.
And the rear is now bright
After looking like this
Looks good, where did you source your new emblems?
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:43 PM   #2272  
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Nothing. Going to take out the bike first time since last season
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:02 AM   #2273  
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Took a short cruise down a couple of our county roads after breakfast this morning. Stopped a couple times to take some new 'glamour' shots
I’ve commented on them in the past “love those matching wheels”!
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:48 AM   #2274  
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changed the vanity mirror cover (broken tabs)
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:09 PM   #2275  
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Looks good, where did you source your new emblems?
I purchased them on eBay from Yates Performance. They are OEM and look great!
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:24 PM   #2276  
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Installed a backup camera. There was one on the car, but the previous owner for one reason or another didn't like how it looked, so he took it off, cutting and taping the wires. So I purchased
THIS CAMERA THIS CAMERA
hoping I could find and use his wires, but prepared to run the new wires that came with the camera if needed. After taking out the rear trim piece and both passenger side tail lights, I was able to find the wires and remove the tape. The result was a bundle with three wires, power, ground and video. I hooked the new camera up and verified with a tester that power was available, but no picture on the head unit (Kenwood DDX-512 with GPS). I downloaded the manual and found the configuration information for it and did the setup steps. Boom, rear view picture pops up over whatever is on the display when you shift into reverse (M6), so at least he used the backup circuit for power. I installed heat shrink tubing, soldered the connections and shrank the tubing. The only other thing I did was to install a rubber grommet in the hole he ran the wires through to prevent possible chafing. So happy to have a backup camera, especially at night as the tint on the windows is darker than I might have opted for.

I may opt for one of the really small cameras in the future, but this license plate mounted unit is okay for now (Note: I've tucked the wire leading into the body better than this shot shows).
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Got around to installing my used Caravaggio steering wheel

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Nothing for yet another weekend. Was in the 70s all week long, and woke up Saturday morning to 38 degrees. It wasn't much warmer today.
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Weather has been great here. Drove it down to Vegas to pickup my youngest granddaughter. Took the top off yesterday and took her for a little cruise around town and down some of our back roads. She had a blast and loved it; she got a kick out of putting her hands up and letting the wind hit them, laughed and had a big grin on her face the whole time

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Had my GM world class tech install a new harmonic balancer from summit racing. The 120k mile c6 z51 m6 that I've owned since new runs smoother than ever!

Who would have ever thought swapping out a harmonic balancer would allow the vehicles engine rev even smoother than ever..

I'm really glad I did the harmonic balancer swap...

I wonder if a harmonic balancer out of kilter could have at times caused the engine to pull timing because driving since the swap seems much better
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