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Old 10-24-2015, 04:27 PM   #41
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is that your front bumper off ? whats that all about ?
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Um, rear bumper.
Kind of reminds me of the joke about the screw in your belly button falling out and your *** falling off ...............
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:01 PM   #42
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is that your front bumper off ? whats that all about ?
No that was a brand new AW 2016 stingray in the next bay over that was having its flywheel replaced....

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No that was a brand new AW 2016 stingray in the next bay over that was having its flywheel replaced....

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flywheel replaced on a 2016 how nice ...would rather have the rattle from the roof .... flywheel ...I dont even know what the heck that is ...just that it does not sound good ...
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:19 PM   #44
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flywheel replaced on a 2016 how nice ...would rather have the rattle from the roof .... flywheel ...I dont even know what the heck that is ...just that it does not sound good ...
That's the little wheels on fly's feet ..................................
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:16 PM   #45
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It's been two weeks since parts were ordered. I'm still waiting for the call to take the car in.
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It's been two weeks since parts were ordered. I'm still waiting for the call to take the car in.
Same here, two weeks and still waiting for the call. I hope they come in before the snow flies!
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:24 PM   #47
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It's been two weeks since parts were ordered. I'm still waiting for the call to take the car in.
Hey guys. This is not facebook. We don't need daily updates on what has not happened. Let us know results.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:28 PM   #48
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Got the new parts put on , so far so good, made sure I drove a couple of bumpy roads and it was quiet. Trouble is the first roof striker and pins were quiet until a few thousand miles of wear as well, now it is just about time to store the car for the winter so I guess it will be next summer to know for sure this fix worked.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:12 AM   #49
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Got the repair today with Corvette Tech, Kevin McDevitt at DePaula Chevrolet in Albany, NY. I cannot say enough good things about Kevin.
No more creaky roof, he had said it would not take the noise away completely, but boy, it is 1000% better.
Also had my Mobil 1 oil change (9.3 quarts added, a quart given to me) AND a surprise: Kevin put on a MOBIL 1 oil cap!
NYS Inspection.
All FREE of charge.
Oh, and parts for this TSB were readily available.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:21 PM   #50
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If the new parts installed don't fix my roof then I know how to fix it.

As I mentioned before sliding some rubber between where the strikers bind together will stop it. I did this a month or so ago and stopped it completely, did a 600 mile trip , not a bit of noise. I used bicycle tire inner tube, cut about 3/4" long and 1/2" wide, as I pulled the handle to close the striker together I slipped in the rubber between the two pieces. It stops them from slipping when you hit bumps, this is how the noise is generated.

I tried the 0 rings , lubricating everything , tightening the back latch, none of that worked, the inner tube worked perfectly. Hopefully next summer when I start putting more miles on it there will be no need to do this though with the new parts now installed. Time will tell.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:38 PM   #51
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Just picked mine up yesterday, as well! Tech said he could not believe how loud the creaking was... and that was on a cloudy/cool 50 degree day. I told him he should have been riding around with me when it was in the 90's and the roof sounded like it was about to break in half!

Good News: I haven't heard any sound at all coming from the newly retrofitted roof fix. I hope that continues. I did note on the service report that they stated the roof was also "out of alignment", which they corrected (after two tries, says the report). I wonder if that alignment issue amplified the loud creaking I'd been experiencing in addition to the old pins and strikers.

Good News: They also replaced the Center A/C vent (as per GM tech bulletin), which had also been rattling. Tech said again that he could not believe how loud it was. He also confirmed the replacement vent cover was a different/better design, before installing. Installed now and quiet.


Bad News: They applied the PDR updgrade, but I've since confirmed that it did not "take" and the picture quality remains poor (and audio recording remains in Valet mode).

Bad News: The high-pitched metallic "buzzing" I've been hearing in the passenger door handle for months remains... even though they say they "fixed" it. Went back for a ride with the tech and the sound immediately revealed itself again. He said they may have to order an entire new door panel... Great!
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Had this same problem in my 2006 C6. Now I know what it was...........
I have had these annoying 'snap/crackle/pops' in all of my '98, '05, '08 and '14 coupes. Mercifully, my fixed-roof '01 Z06 was of course exempt....hallelujah !

There was even a TSB for the top noise back in 2006 or so.....obviously did not work.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:07 PM   #53
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Am I correct in assuming that because this problem resulted in a TSB being issued, cars out of warranty will also be covered?
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:55 AM   #54
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Had this service bulletin completed on my 14' yesterday and the creeks and cracks went away but.........

The dealer tech broke the screw covers on the visor clips and scratched the heck out of my black roof. All will be taken care of by the dealer of course but just be aware to check the work when they are done. The service tech did point out the broken clips and informed me they had ordered them but I didn't notice the scratches until I returned home.

Looking back I wonder if it was worth the extra damage for a noise fix .

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Am I correct in assuming that because this problem resulted in a TSB being issued, cars out of warranty will also be covered?
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Nope, you'll have to pay...
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:35 AM   #56
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I had this fix done and some of the noise came back after a couple of weeks. The problem seems to be that the strikers need to be carefully adjusted such that the latch handle tip really snaps into the striker. Attached is the procedure for getting to and adjusting the strikers.
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I had this fix done and some of the noise came back after a couple of weeks. The problem seems to be that the strikers need to be carefully adjusted such that the latch handle tip really snaps into the striker. Attached is the procedure for getting to and adjusting the strikers.
holy crap ..thats a lot of work and potential for screw ups ! may be better off with the noise ..
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:51 PM   #58
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Is this the Coughlin in Pastakala?......bought my car there.....need to get fix also.

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my c7 base bulit week of Aug. 10th ..has the white or light colored pins .... no noise at all ...mine must have been built with the upgrade i imagine ...
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Had the TSB done, can't tell if its better or its just not as hot outside, but still makes noise....
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Had the TSB done, can't tell if its better or its just not as hot outside, but still makes noise....
I just unlatch the driver's side roof latch, noise gone. You still have the other one latched, no roof flying off.
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