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06-22-2019, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Bill Dearborn

AC Delco

AC Delco
06-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,023
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Not sure that is dry rot. I have had dry rotted...

Not sure that is dry rot. I have had dry rotted tires and they looked a lot worse than that. The sidewalls had cracks not just the tread.

Bill
06-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The cars are shipped with the L2 front splitter...

The cars are shipped with the L2 front splitter end caps and the dealer has the option of installing the L3 end caps. The OM clearly states you should have both because the L3 are only recommended...
06-22-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Interesting they only measured the rotor...

Interesting they only measured the rotor thickness Vs weighing them as they are supposed to do. I know the rotors have both a minimum thickness and minimum weight but the weight is the more important...
06-22-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Bill Dearborn

It is only some dealers or tire stores that won't...

It is only some dealers or tire stores that won't plug a run flat. However, that screw looks like it is too close to the sidewall to be plugged. No shop will plug the tire if it is too close to the...
06-22-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Did you let the engine get hot and recheck the...

Did you let the engine get hot and recheck the oil pressure once the oil was up to temperature? I think your oil pressure issue isn't low oil but something wrong in the main, rod or cam bearings or...
06-22-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The lemon thing isn't as bad as you might think....

The lemon thing isn't as bad as you might think. Just because a dealer doesn't price the car as low as you think that doesn't mean you can't negotiate a better price, especially if you have the lemon...
06-21-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Bill

Bill
06-21-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,742
Posted By Bill Dearborn

They do thousands of hours of testing on all...

They do thousands of hours of testing on all sorts of surfaces including what are called split mu surfaces. ABS calibrations take a lot of engineering design and test time and cover far more...
06-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Bill Dearborn

I agree. Unless there is an issue where the car...

I agree. Unless there is an issue where the car can't be driven I always drive it until the parts come in. They should have been able to diagnose the problem without taking the transmission out of...
06-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Once you have the correct tires on the car the...

Once you have the correct tires on the car the only real problem is ground clearance. I drove my 69 BB through 4 winters and my 71 BB through another 5 winters with no issues other than ground...
06-20-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,731
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Costco may be able to sell the gas at a much...

Costco may be able to sell the gas at a much lower price but you have to consider how far you have to travel to get to those pumps Vs the ones in your neighborhood. The Costco closest to my house is...
06-20-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Not GM's first engine to use Direct Injection....

Not GM's first engine to use Direct Injection. They have selling DI engines in other car models since 2007 so with a million or so engines on the road have a lot of experience building and servicing...
06-20-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,153
Posted By Bill Dearborn

No need to apologize for the weirdness of the...

No need to apologize for the weirdness of the forum software. I have mine set to show the earliest post in a thread and not to show related threads. It helps improve forum presentation but I still...
06-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The Cup2s aren't that bad of a street tire when...

The Cup2s aren't that bad of a street tire when new. However, after a few track days the tread gets pretty thin and you have to be more careful when driving in heavy rain. Light rain isn't a...
06-19-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The automated bleed isn't necessary as long as...

The automated bleed isn't necessary as long as you don't get air in the brake pressure modulator. When you bleed the brakes without activating the module you get almost all of the old fluid out of...
06-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Dearborn

I run in PTM mode all the time and the Drive Mode...

I run in PTM mode all the time and the Drive Mode shows up at the bottom of the screen in all of my recordings. Placement has changed over the years but in other recordings I have seen it is always...
06-19-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Bill Dearborn

GM recommends both the 15W50 and the ESP 0W40 for...

GM recommends both the 15W50 and the ESP 0W40 for the track in all but the ZR1. With the ZR1 they only recommend the 15W50 oil for the track. The problem with using the 15W50 oil on the street is it...
06-19-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Your camber numbers look about the same as other...

Your camber numbers look about the same as other cars with the original alignment. Surprised by the amount of front toe in you had although the front tires should still wear well with the reduced toe...
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06-19-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The one I use is McKenney Chevrolet in Lowell, NC...

The one I use is McKenney Chevrolet in Lowell, NC which is a few miles west of Charlotte just off I 85 Exit 22. David is the Corvette Mechanic just ask for him to work on the car. Great service and...
06-19-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Bill Dearborn

There is no real issue using an open trailer....

There is no real issue using an open trailer. Just make sure there are sufficiently long ramps to permit loading of the car. U Haul's can be problematic since the front splitter can be damaged by the...
06-18-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bill Dearborn

I was at this event. The OP came around asking...

I was at this event. The OP came around asking who could get him brake pads quickly. When he said he was talking with Ken I said you are talking to the guy that can help you if anybody can. Ken came...
06-18-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Bill Dearborn

For what its worth you could ask to see the old...

For what its worth you could ask to see the old pads after they take them off the car. The Corvette mechanic at the dealership I go to always has the small parts laying around at the end of the day...
06-18-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,444
Posted By Bill Dearborn

If the car is as you say it is then arrange...

If the car is as you say it is then arrange financing ahead of time, give the dealer a call, give them a price and say call me by xxx.xxxx if interested. As for what the car is worth you are haggling...
06-18-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Bill Dearborn

This is just a guess but it sounds like there is...

This is just a guess but it sounds like there is something wrong with the hardware interface the controller plugs into. The suspension controller plugs into the GM High Speed LAN along with the GM...
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