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Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 07-03-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By purpleRac3r
Its true the Z06 cooler is physically larger, but...

Its true the Z06 cooler is physically larger, but it sits at an angle behind the fascia, and will fit behind a Stingray fascia with no body mods - at least according to some info posted by GM. I...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-03-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By purpleRac3r
I was thinking you could kick your passenger to...

I was thinking you could kick your passenger to the curb. ;)

Seriously, if you're looking for track benefits and are willing to sacrifice some creature comforts, you could toss all but the small...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 07-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By purpleRac3r
A couple things I've recently found for you auto...

A couple things I've recently found for you auto trans guys with overheat issues. The Z06 trans cooler will fit behind the Stingray fascia with no mods to the bodywork, according to GM statements...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By purpleRac3r
Try Dr. Colorchip - the system is easy to use,...

Try Dr. Colorchip - the system is easy to use, matches even difficult-to-match colors quite well. For the raised "bruising" around the edge, CAREFULLY use a sharp utilitly knife or razor blade (no...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By purpleRac3r
Your numbers are mostly spot on with mine, also a...

Your numbers are mostly spot on with mine, also a 2014 Z51. The only one that's a little off is your voltage. You should be a little over 14 volts while the engine is running, and what you indicated...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-23-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By purpleRac3r
I for one don't have any out of the ordinary...

I for one don't have any out of the ordinary ticking sounds. The fuel pump can seem noisy to some people but is normal. I usually don't hear it when in the car, but can when the windows are down and...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-11-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By purpleRac3r
You could probably do that. The main intent of...

You could probably do that. The main intent of the grid is to deter would-be fuel thieves by preventing the ability to siphon, a big possibility with the capless fuel neck. Of course, the fuel door...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-11-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By purpleRac3r
I've got 32K miles on my M7 Z51 - no trouble at...

I've got 32K miles on my M7 Z51 - no trouble at all shifting 1-2. Your shifter may need some minor adjustment. Also, I have 24K miles on factory tires with plenty of tread left (have all season tires...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 06-11-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,146
Posted By purpleRac3r
Congratuations -that's a great looking Z06! DSOM...

Congratuations -that's a great looking Z06! DSOM is a spectacular color in sunlight. Enjoy it!
Forum: Z06 Discussions 06-06-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,146
Posted By purpleRac3r
Lol! Yep, that's what happens upon delivery!...

Lol! Yep, that's what happens upon delivery! Congratulations on delivery!
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 06-06-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By purpleRac3r
The Z51 automatic cars have an electric fan on...

The Z51 automatic cars have an electric fan on the cooler, computere controlled. I wonder if those of you experiencing overheating might be having issues with the fan not turning on at a low enough...
Forum: In Car Electronics (NAV, Audio, Entertainment, Gauges, etc.) 06-02-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,532
Posted By purpleRac3r
Just an update: I now have over 20,000 miles on...

Just an update: I now have over 20,000 miles on the replacement touch screen, and it has been flawless! It's been in extreme cold & high heat conditions several times since replacement, with nary a...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 05-29-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By purpleRac3r
I think in some ways it depends on how long you...

I think in some ways it depends on how long you intend to keep the car, and how you will use it. For instance, I plan to keep my car well past the end of the extended warranty, so future repairs were...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 05-29-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By purpleRac3r
Yes, I just checked the site. Apparently, Helm...

Yes, I just checked the site. Apparently, Helm raised the price. I think everything they sell is technically a reproduction, as the dealerships get the originals upon model introduction. Should still...
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 05-26-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By purpleRac3r
Just an FYI, you have this posted on the Corvette...

Just an FYI, you have this posted on the Corvette side.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Wash, Wax, Detail, Bodywork, Protection 05-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By purpleRac3r
You might try Dr. Colorchip. Several friends have...

You might try Dr. Colorchip. Several friends have used the system with great results. The only other option I can think of is to have fascia repaired at a body shop. They should be able to blend into...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Wash, Wax, Detail, Bodywork, Protection 05-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By purpleRac3r
Ah, you do realize this thread is on the Corvette...

Ah, you do realize this thread is on the Corvette side, right? I don't think too many of us C7 owners will know. Try talking to your local dealership. The body shop manager may be to find out for...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 05-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By purpleRac3r
That information won't be available until...

That information won't be available until sometime after '15 production ends.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 05-07-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,279
Posted By purpleRac3r
I agree the dealerships are the representative of...

I agree the dealerships are the representative of GM. However, all dealerships are independantly owned and operated, and do not have direct GM oversight. The vast majority of dealerships DO serve the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 05-06-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,279
Posted By purpleRac3r
Jonny, most if not all of your current problems...

Jonny, most if not all of your current problems seem to be as much the dealership as the the car itself. Also, the dealer you bought it from sounds like they may not have told you the entire story...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 05-05-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By purpleRac3r
Ordered February 11, 2013 (well, deposit placed...

Ordered February 11, 2013 (well, deposit placed at least!). Museum delivery October 4, 2013. VIN 196, right at 31600 miles. Only issue to speak of was infotainment screen was replaced last year in...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By purpleRac3r
I suspect its an issue with all tops, just...

I suspect its an issue with all tops, just dependent on how the top is installed. Any slight change in alignment of the pins and receivers could allow extra play in the panel causing noise. Even...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 04-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By purpleRac3r
Carbon Fiber Spoiler Install

I finally had time & decent weather to install my new spoiler. As with the splitter, I chose C7 Carbon’s GTX piece in exposed carbon fiber. The color & weave is a perfect match for the factory...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-16-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By purpleRac3r
At least not saucy red ones! :D

At least not saucy red ones! :D
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By purpleRac3r
While I haven't experienced any top noises, I...

While I haven't experienced any top noises, I have seen an interesting solution on another forum. Slip a small O-ring onto each of the front corner alignment pins. This acts as a small spacer/cusion,...
Forum: General Automotive Discussions 04-12-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By purpleRac3r
Hmm, probably not so much, unless there was...

Hmm, probably not so much, unless there was someone desperate for one.
Forum: General Automotive Discussions 04-11-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By purpleRac3r
I would think transmissions, drive axle...

I would think transmissions, drive axle assemblies, brake calipers, aluminum radiator, computers etc. would bring the most. If tires are decent might get something for those. Scrapping it as-is would...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-10-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By purpleRac3r
I have been driving my '14 since October 4, 2013...

I have been driving my '14 since October 4, 2013 with no Xpel or similar, and have over 30,500 miles. As my earlier post indicated, the places I see that really need the protection include the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-08-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By purpleRac3r
Everyone I personally know who has Xpel had it...

Everyone I personally know who has Xpel had it installed immediately upon delivery. Some drive their car straight to our local installer, and a few have had him install it right at the dealership. No...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By purpleRac3r
Hmm, seems odd there's still a problem. I have...

Hmm, seems odd there's still a problem. I have over 30400 miles on my'14 now. Ran the A/C today: ice cold and quite as a church mouse! Perhaps a bearing vendor for the compressor manufacturer is...
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