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  1. marc a
    12-29-2015 11:40 PM
    marc a
    Evening Bill,

    I have looked through the site and tried searching for corner balancing information for a '99 C5 Base model. The car is new to me and was purchased to serve as a dual purpose car.

    Two years ago I sold my track dedicated LS powered 944T after 10 years of driving and instructing. The C5 is my excuse to get back to the track on a less complicated basis.

    I live in Northern Virginia and I have not been able to find a shop that has Vette expertise in corner balancing. I do have an excellent shop that set up my 944T, and they could do the corner balancing if they had the preferred settings. I did find information that the Z06 is balanced a bit front heavy, but nothing really definitive for the C5.
    I would rather not have the shop guess on this.

    If you have any experience with the proper balancing specs for the C5, or could point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.


  2. speedwaywhite
    11-09-2015 02:24 PM
    Hello Bill. Do you have any experience switching tires from side to side? Currently running Bridgestone RE-11, my LF seems to get more wear at Sebring (based on how much the pressure increases compared to the RF). I did a search on the forum but didn't come up with any info. I would appreciate your advice.
    By the way,just finished a weekend with Chin @ Sebring, first track day with (new to me) 13, GS, M6 (traded my 12, GS, A6). Much to learn on tracking the M6 but enjoyed having a car better suited to tracking ( much lower temps all around even with ambient temps of 88 degrees). Any words of wisdom on the care and feeding of the M6 when used for track days would be most welcome! Hope all is well with you and yours.
  3. DLC7
    11-01-2015 02:39 PM
    HI Bill. Thanks again for all your posts.

    My first track day keeps getting delayed as i really want to have piece of mind that everything is running in top shape.

    Simple question for someone with you depth of knowledge- Concerning tires.....

    I have 4000 miles exactly, on my Cup II's. Very light miles. The only time i really have ragged on the car is at the drag strip. The tires do seem to be in fairly good shape.

    For a first track day in the car...Would you think it is okay to use the Cup II's with 4000 miles on them? My goal for the first track day is to keep it between the lines, shake the car out, and enjoy a bit...Or should i just go ahead and get new ones?

    Sorry for the noob Question, but i am a noob..

  4. zbedro
    05-29-2015 10:32 AM
    Hi bill why you dont reply my messages in forum or in ur gmail? Before you recive the money you were replying much more faster
    05-31-2013 10:57 PM
    Hello, I just had an A&A supercharger installed and now on left turns the AH kinck in and its almost dangerous. I will take car back monday but do you have any tips or thoughs I can guide them with? thanks in advance. 12GS A6
  6. Brian05
    07-16-2012 10:25 PM
    Hi bill,
    I was wondering if I could get your advice on my issue. My 05 auto keeps dying for no apparent reason. Here is a link to the thread on here.

    Thank you!
  7. matteo
    04-19-2012 12:51 PM
    Hi Bill, You were at the Glen last year when my engine let go. (18/m mi.) As I think I mentioned in a private post GM replaced the engine under the warranty - and it runs great. It may be my imagination but the new engine feels stronger than the old. It's easy to get jaded by power so perhaps I'm mistaken??? One thing that is definitely different is the oil pressure. The new engine runs at higher pressures than the old and I have been assured that it's normal for these later engines. I wonder if that's the reason that the newer cars came with a larger capacity oil resevoir (10 1/2 qts) If oil starvation under certain circumstances that we know of was an issue on the earlier models (07's), then it seems to me that higher pressures, = increased flow = reduced oil at the pump= greater opportunity for starvation.
    I just wanted your thoughts on this. I have replaced the original tank with the larger 10 1/2 qt. and installed an "Aviad" antifoaming insert.
    best regards, Matt
  8. WHoisu05
    11-10-2011 05:35 PM
    thanks bill it turned out to be the battery... it was weird i had it checked 2 weeks ago and the guy said it was ok guess he didnt check it right.
  9. WHoisu05
    11-05-2011 02:32 PM
    Hey bill I Was reading a post about ldcm and saw where you helped the guy... Just seeing what you think throwing codes ldcm b2282 and rdcm b2283 battery fault #1 car is having a real hard time starting like the battery is dead but the car finally starts after clicking for a couple of seconds and once started volts are 13.8 to 14.3... battery is charging 100percent and the alternator is good. Once it fires up runs like nothing is wrong and I can turn it off and right back on with in a few minuets and it starts fine. Just seeing if younhave any ideals or fixes
    Thanks for your time and help
  10. matteo
    10-18-2011 07:27 PM
    Hi Bill, Things are looking good. GM is putting a new engine in the car under the warranty. The engine was in bad shape resulting from a probable dropped valve. I really felt ill when I saw the extent of the damage. The head and piston were destroyed and what's worse, the cylinder sleeve was perforated. I'll be doing whatever it takes to prevent this from ever happening again - *Have the heads inspected yearly, possibly larger oil capacity, etc.
    Notwithstanding the dealers original negativity, I'm grateful to GM for standing behind the product without any obvious reservation.
    I believe that there is something doing with these 2007 LS7's and GM seems to be making good on the garantee. Some are saying that the problems will arise with subsequent model years but I don't agree. There are lots of later model Z06's with much greater mileage than many 07's, including mine, but it seems to be mostly 07's that are experiencing engine problems. Mine had only 18600 mi. and plenty of maintenance. (the new engine will be a 2011 so perhaps it's improved)
    I love this car and still think that it's world class, and obviously built by a world class company.

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