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06-03-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By c4cruiser

A '92 C4 convertible was my fourth Corvette...

A '92 C4 convertible was my fourth Corvette having owned a '70 big block coupe, a '73 coupe and a '78 coupe before that. Back in 2005, I bought a C5 (still have it) and then an '87 coupe and a 93...
Forum: C5 General
05-22-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By c4cruiser

:iagree: Not a Z06. The Z06 model is a FRC or...

:iagree: Not a Z06. The Z06 model is a FRC or Fixed Roof Coupe. The VIN shows it to be a 2000 model year. Also the two door jamb decals show the wrong size tires and the production date is...
05-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By c4cruiser

Every so often they show up in the C4 Parts For...

Every so often they show up in the C4 Parts For Sale section. Sometimes in pairs, sometimes as a complete set. Just make sure that the offsets are correct for the early C4's (38mm). That way you...
05-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By c4cruiser

:iagree: When I bought a factory hardtop for my...

:iagree: When I bought a factory hardtop for my old '92 I took it to a local body/paint shop that specialized in custom and show car paint work. They looked at the top and sprayed some color...
Forum: C5 General
04-19-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,911
Posted By c4cruiser

Here's my 2002 Electron Blue.coupe. ...

Here's my 2002 Electron Blue.coupe.
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04-18-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By c4cruiser

The ad say '84-'96. Not a good description as...

The ad say '84-'96. Not a good description as there are 3 different versions of the fasteners for the C4 Targa. Suggest you keep looking for the proper Targa for your year of C4.
Forum: C5 General
04-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By c4cruiser

The oils for the manual trans and the auto trans...

The oils for the manual trans and the auto trans cars are different. Just make sure you get the proper fluid for the trans you have. A dealer said that he found no listing for diff fluid for an...
Forum: C5 Tech
04-08-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By c4cruiser

Certainly a good idea to flush the cooling system...

Certainly a good idea to flush the cooling system and replace with a 50-50 mix of DexCool and distilled water. I would also suggest changing all of the fluids: oil and filter, brake fluid, trans and...
Forum: C5 General
04-02-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By c4cruiser

IMHO, $240 is an absolutely absurd price. Maybe...

IMHO, $240 is an absolutely absurd price. Maybe try finding a C5 cover (they are all the same) in good shape and take it to an auto body shop to see what it would cost to have painted. All C5's...
02-19-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By c4cruiser

Your 1996 had Mobil-1 5W-30 full synthetic oil...

Your 1996 had Mobil-1 5W-30 full synthetic oil installed at the factory. I would think that the engineers knew what they were doing when it came to oil selection. Full synthetics can handle heat...
01-30-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By c4cruiser

I found this link...

I found this link (http://www.corvettepaintcodes.com/) that shows there are two different WA paint codes for Polo Green. For 1990 and 1991 the site shows these codes for Polo Green: PPG 4235, DuPont...
Forum: C5 General
01-26-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,133
Posted By c4cruiser

I would really suggest not carrying a spare tire...

I would really suggest not carrying a spare tire in a C5. While you say that you will have room for it, how will you secure it? Even a narrow diameter spare can be a missile if you should get into...
Forum: C5 General
01-23-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By c4cruiser

A 315/30 tire may be a little too wide for a...

A 315/30 tire may be a little too wide for a stock C5 wheel. The coupe and convertible rear wheels are 9.5" wide. Z06 rear wheels are an inch wider at 10.5". There is no 18.10" wide wheel; was...
01-16-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By c4cruiser

I would use 5W-30 full synthetic oil. That is...

I would use 5W-30 full synthetic oil. That is what GM put in 92 and later Corvette engines when they were new. The Owner's Manual will have a table that shows what viscosity to use based on...
Forum: C5 Tech
01-14-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By c4cruiser

The tire date code will be on the sidewall of the...

The tire date code will be on the sidewall of the tire. They are usually on one side only but they are easily seen. The format is a 4 digit number; the first two numbers represent the week of a...
01-09-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By c4cruiser

Some of the Corvette accessory catalogs used to...

Some of the Corvette accessory catalogs used to offer a drain plug kit for the C4 diff. You had to drill a hole in the diff housing and install the self-tapping plug. It was important to locate the...
Forum: C5 General
01-05-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By c4cruiser

When you are ready to install the new battery...

When you are ready to install the new battery tray, get an absorbent mat to place on the tray. Any future electrolyte leakage should get soaked up and hold it to give you time to fix things.

I...
01-04-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By c4cruiser

Back when I added headers (Hedman Elites) to my...

Back when I added headers (Hedman Elites) to my '87 I also went to a mini-starter from Summit Racing. The one I bought was clockable and was a direct bolt-in. I didn't have to modify any wiring; it...
01-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By c4cruiser

I don't think you will gain much of anything by...

I don't think you will gain much of anything by going to C5 front brakes. Your '96 will already have 13" front rotors and if select the right pads, you should get very similar braking performance to...
Forum: C5 General
12-29-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By c4cruiser

STAY AWAY from Corvette Mods. There is a bunch...

STAY AWAY from Corvette Mods. There is a bunch of very negative threads in the Transactions and Feedback section. This section is at the bottom of the index page.\

For an excellent set of HID...
Forum: C5 General
12-29-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,335
Posted By c4cruiser

Covers are a cheap (and ugly) way to get colors...

Covers are a cheap (and ugly) way to get colors for the calipers. Why not get one of those caliper painting kits and paint the calipers that are on the car? You can get paint kits in a variety of...
Forum: C5 General
12-24-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,059
Posted By c4cruiser

:iagree: CC interest rates are simply too high...

:iagree: CC interest rates are simply too high to use for buying a car, even if your max line of credit on them are high.. You may want to start a savings plan until such time your debt is reduced....
12-17-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By c4cruiser

How many other C4's have you looked at and...

How many other C4's have you looked at and driven? My personal thought on buying a Corvette Like others here on the CF) is that you should find the best car that you can for the money you want to...
12-17-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By c4cruiser

If you first join the NCM as a member, you can...

If you first join the NCM as a member, you can get the member discount when you order the build sheet and window sticker. And because the NCM is a 501c(3) charitable organization, your NCM...
12-05-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By c4cruiser

This page (http://www.5speeds.com/43table.htm)...

This page (http://www.5speeds.com/43table.htm) tells you how the 4+3 works for each year. Note that the '84 version is different in when it shifts, and how it will downshift. The early 4+3 will...
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