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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 02-28-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By purpleRac3r
Just received my service manual set via FedEx! ...

Just received my service manual set via FedEx! It is a 4-volume set, and is very complete. A couple things of note while thumbing through them: The body repair section has a very comprehensive...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 02-26-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By purpleRac3r
Mine has shipped. Expected delivery is Saturday,...

Mine has shipped. Expected delivery is Saturday, but as the office is closed on the weekend, it will likely be Monday.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 02-25-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By purpleRac3r
Their website says they specialize in personal...

Their website says they specialize in personal sales and service. It appears someone in the office missed that part! I would be very concerned about excessive mileage added to the car over so many...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 02-24-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By purpleRac3r
Glen, that looks nice. In my case I'd go with the...

Glen, that looks nice. In my case I'd go with the Z51 decals, but if I recall correctly your car isn't a Z51 so the 6.2L is fitting. In all honesty, the fish emblem is in my mind the part that is...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 02-24-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By purpleRac3r
2014 Factory Service Manuals Now Available!

Found out that GM has finally released the factory 2014 Stingray service manual set to Helm Inc. for public distribution. The 3 book set includes mechanical, electrical, body and more. It's the exact...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 02-22-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,759
Posted By purpleRac3r
Schlock, great to hear your Z06 is back on solid...

Schlock, great to hear your Z06 is back on solid rubber! And, unlike other forums I've experienced, this one is refreshingly supportive. Just an FYI, if the car is stored at the dealer inside where...
Forum: General Automotive Discussions 02-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By purpleRac3r
The styling has good parts and bad parts....

The styling has good parts and bad parts. Somehow, they don't all work together as well as the C7. The worst part IMHO is the front end - really looks like it should be on a totally different car....
Forum: Z06 Discussions 02-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By purpleRac3r
Stingray, you beat me to posting pix! I saw...

Stingray, you beat me to posting pix! I saw Mike's Z06 Saturday myself. Beautiful car! I've the honor of being invited to participate in his delivery by Mike, the dealership and a mutual friend....
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 02-14-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By purpleRac3r
Hylton, for winter I run Michelin A/S 3...

Hylton, for winter I run Michelin A/S 3 non-run-flats. They are great all-around tires, and would be the perfect compliment for freshly powder-coated wheels (see, we're keeping on-topic!), especially...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 02-12-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By purpleRac3r
That's the right attitude! �� I have a small...

That's the right attitude! �� I have a small number of paint chips too. I consider them badges of honor - Tadge & crew designed the Stingray to be driven, and drive it I do - even in snow on...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 02-11-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By purpleRac3r
Wow, hylton264, those look rough! I have nearly...

Wow, hylton264, those look rough! I have nearly 30K miles on mine, and my wheels don't have near the chips yours do. Almost looks like you drive on gravel roads....powder coat will definitely help...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 02-09-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By purpleRac3r
There were a couple of different photos on...

There were a couple of different photos on Corvetteblogger and another forum. Apparently the driver was at a high speed, lost control and went into some trees on the side of the road. I hazard the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 02-09-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By purpleRac3r
When I first got my Stingray over a year ago, a...

When I first got my Stingray over a year ago, a few people were mentioning a similar issue. I did not have it myself, but I did notice that depending on what height I set the seat and the angle I...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 02-06-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By purpleRac3r
Out of curiosity, do those of you who have...

Out of curiosity, do those of you who have experienced this issue have painted or epoxy floors in you garages? And does it only occur in your garage? I know several people who experience "stuck"...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 02-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By purpleRac3r
It does with room to spare in a coupe. You likely...

It does with room to spare in a coupe. You likely need to leave out the two smaller cases in a convertible.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Wash, Wax, Detail, Bodywork, Protection 02-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By purpleRac3r
Front Deflector Replacement

Okay, some of you have indicated a desire to replace the front deflectors on your Z51s, but ran into some issues with the parts not being "correct". I recently had one of mine ripped completely off...
Forum: New Member Intro Lounge 01-31-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By purpleRac3r
Welcome! You will love the Stingray! And while...

Welcome! You will love the Stingray! And while this is a smaller forum, the members are far more open minded and helpful here, compared to some other forums. Feel free to ask any questions, no matter...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 01-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By purpleRac3r
A lot will depend on the curb itself. Some are...

A lot will depend on the curb itself. Some are taller than others, and some are steeper or sharper than others. I've not had issues with mine, but as the others have mentioned, I take it at a slight...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 01-26-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By purpleRac3r
You are correct - the V4 valves are separate from...

You are correct - the V4 valves are separate from the NPP valves ans ALL Stingrays have them. The V4 units are located above and forward of the rear axle, the NPP units are located to the rear of the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 01-17-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By purpleRac3r
The perfect way to head into surgery. Have a...

The perfect way to head into surgery. Have a speedy recovery!
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 01-13-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By purpleRac3r
Chuck, once the link is clicked, a message from...

Chuck, once the link is clicked, a message from Facebook appears: "The page you have selected cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked may be broken or...
Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 01-09-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By purpleRac3r
It seems my earlier opinion that GM would never...

It seems my earlier opinion that GM would never invest the funds for a very small volume mid-engine Corvette was wrong. These photos do seem to indicate one is in the works. I would suggest this is a...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 01-04-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By purpleRac3r
I would double check the fluid level following...

I would double check the fluid level following the method described in your owners manual, even though the dealer checked - mistakes do happen. If it is indeed at correct level, then the problem will...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 01-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By purpleRac3r
I agree it may be low trans fluid. It might be...

I agree it may be low trans fluid. It might be worth thinking about the past experiences: was the outside temperature fairly cold? Was the car parked on any slope? From my experiences with my '74...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 12-31-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By purpleRac3r
I have had a catch can on my C7 since July and...

I have had a catch can on my C7 since July and had no issues whatsoever with GM an warranty. The installation of any aftermarket parts does not automatically void the warranty. GM would have to...
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 12-30-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13,648
Views: 638,142
Posted By purpleRac3r
Well, that's one project truck that will now...

Well, that's one project truck that will now never be finished - BWFitz will be too distracted having fun in the Z06 to work on it! 😆 :biggrin:
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 12-30-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By purpleRac3r
It may well have been the latest - when you...

It may well have been the latest - when you checked a few weeks ago. An update could easily have been released shortly after you checked, one that CCS may not have been told about until after said...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 12-27-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,467
Posted By purpleRac3r
I've looked at those. They are rather small and...

I've looked at those. They are rather small and made of hollow square aluminum tube, roughly an inch across. They are solidly bolted to the main frame, just like C5 &C6 Corvettes. However since they...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 12-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By purpleRac3r
It probably does, as it allows the engine to...

It probably does, as it allows the engine to breathe a tiny bit better, but I doubt it will be enough to notice. And as you would probably play with the throttle more to hear the sweet exhaust music,...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 12-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By purpleRac3r
As binko says, watch for rock chip damage,...

As binko says, watch for rock chip damage, especially along the rockers in front of the rear wheels. That area is prone to chips with the stock size tires - those steamrollers of yours will just make...
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