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Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 02-16-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,602
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Bad_AX, nice write up. I think I might have...

Bad_AX, nice write up.

I think I might have posted a link to the YouTube video of the shop milling the end of the rocker tip face to square them up.

MD and I diverge slightly on the "if it...
Forum: Ask Tadge 02-10-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Oh, trust me, it IS related, and in typical...

Oh, trust me, it IS related, and in typical corporate tap-dancing fashion, no admission of guilt will be forthcoming. Tadge knows full-well about the TC issues (my Son is having to deal with this on...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 02-07-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
So, LS9 heads, blower, front assembly, non-LS7...

So, LS9 heads, blower, front assembly, non-LS7 pistons, rods, crank, oil pump AND an inferior block / casting.. I don't get it.. :cheers:
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 02-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
This combo doesn't make any sense to me.. They...

This combo doesn't make any sense to me.. They tossed out all the high-perfomance stuff that makes an LS7 unique and special, then you are left with thin sleeves that are not-well suited for those...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 02-03-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,267
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Springs don't care about human opinions. The fact...

Springs don't care about human opinions. The fact is there are a lot of old-school engine builders that, by default, still recommend dual springs, when a modern single beehive spring would be just as...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 01-23-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Assuming the resistance value you've stated is...

Assuming the resistance value you've stated is correct, there is no "wrong way' to wire a resistor into a circuit - resistors have no polarity.

The cleanest option is to purchase the other side of...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 01-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,054
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
My compromise setup (exactly what you are asking...

My compromise setup (exactly what you are asking for) is 50% M1 0w 40 and 50% M1 15w 50.

I'm quite confident you'll receive other opinions on this topic. :cheers:
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 01-03-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 24,825
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
I would say the same, but only to throw everyone...

I would say the same, but only to throw everyone else off the trail so I don't have to wait as long for my set.. :smash:

I've known Pumba for a long time; he's not full of it.. :cheers:
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 01-02-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,267
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
The RTV is from the previous work. Sounds like...

The RTV is from the previous work. Sounds like you can move forward w/o issue. :cheers:
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 12-29-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
I don't have a video but I can tell you if you...

I don't have a video but I can tell you if you are looking for a combo that sounds like stock with the flaps closed (no drone) and like a freaking race car with them open, then yes, this is the combo...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 12-27-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Lot's of good advice in this thread so far.. ...

Lot's of good advice in this thread so far..

For a somewhat street friendly (but better for track) alignment - try 1.5 deg neg camber in front, 1.0 in back.

1/16 or less toe in the front, 1/16...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 12-20-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,654
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Unfortunate for sure. So far mine is holding up...

Unfortunate for sure. So far mine is holding up well (if I had to guess all of these failed dashes are probably due to one or two specific assembly line employees that were lazy with the glue...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 12-11-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,272
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
We would all respect your "professional...

We would all respect your "professional statistician" opinion on this subject much more if you would add "..But at least have the valve guides checked to see if they are out of spec..".

The way...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 12-08-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Even though I really dislike JSB, this one is a...

Even though I really dislike JSB, this one is a no-brainer C6 > C5 FRC > (if it was a different C2, I'd probably say C2, but from this selection, C1).

And purely from a photographic / composition...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 12-07-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Easy.. Depress gas pedal ALL the way down.. Push...

Easy.. Depress gas pedal ALL the way down.. Push in clutch, hit starter button.

Injectors will not fire, motor will spin until you release the clutch. :cheers:
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-26-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
No.. You are missing a critical point. The...

No..

You are missing a critical point. The whole purpose of the key is so that you have a non-computer controlled entry point into the car (battery dead, fob battery dead, etc).

The key...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-21-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,725
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
To add to the above, a common mod is to slot that...

To add to the above, a common mod is to slot that bracket, so when you re-assemble (and potentially take it apart again) you'll only have to loosen the bolt, slide the bracket out of the way and then...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-19-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 143,539
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Mine looks exactly like the one above; my sticker...

Mine looks exactly like the one above; my sticker was $100 lower because the battery option wasn't chosen.

It's clear to me that the $113k invoice is a lark.. They double-dipped on this one, tried...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-17-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 143,539
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Welcome!! if you aren't aware, please check...

Welcome!!

if you aren't aware, please check the heads - most of the intake guides on mine were out at 12,000 miles.

I am curious what options you had to drive the price to $113K. Can you post a...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-16-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,562
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
On the point of Correlation vs. Causation.. ...

On the point of Correlation vs. Causation..

SHOW ME ONE example of a failed stock exhaust valve in a head that did NOT have worn guides past the service limit, PLEASE.

Again, common sense is...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-12-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,521
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
You aren't out of the woods just yet.. That ZL1...

You aren't out of the woods just yet.. That ZL1 motor (and most of the latest GM V8's) are using Direct Injection, which has its own set of problems with intake valve coking, ultimately poor...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-09-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
What year is this car? I've heard from others...

What year is this car? I've heard from others that state the earlier model years were more "forgiving" than later years when it comes to faulty TPMS. And depending on what you are looking for (even...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-07-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Yes!! A non-working TPMS sensor will cause the...

Yes!! A non-working TPMS sensor will cause the brakes to be applied mid corner at over 55 MPH.

They seem to particularly problematic on this platform, I don't recall having issues with flaky...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-05-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,562
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
I laughed out loud at this one.. Look, we don't...

I laughed out loud at this one.. Look, we don't know if you are a GM shill or just "too smart for your own good", or something in between, but the bottom line is, YOU need to check your valve guides,...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 11-03-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,247
Posted By Dan_the_C5_Man
Good news on the replacement engine, BUT, you...

Good news on the replacement engine, BUT, you still have the concern about the heads. They WILL need to be inspected in (at a minimum) 7,000 miles.

if found out if spec by then, you'll need to...
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