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Old 07-12-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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GM is allowing Corvette owners to build the engine themselves

For the 2011 model year You will be able to build the engine of your ZO6 or ZR1 Corvette! How cool is that! To be able to say you built it would be sweet! It'll cost you a few grand but it's totally worth it. Here's the link to the story. It would be cool if this trickled down to the Camaro perhaps for the pending Z28.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/12/c...or-a/#comments


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Old 07-12-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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I wish they would update their site... Cool anyway!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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GM to allow Corvette buyers to build the engines themselves

This is a first. It only applies to the Z06 and the ZR1 models though. And you do not void the warranty.

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http://money.cnn.com/2010/07/12/auto...dex.htm?hpt=T2
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
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I wish I could pay the extra $5,800 to have them put a factory supercharger on instead.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:19 PM   #5
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I'm curious as to exactly how that machine that torques the bolts works. Example 1:15
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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Now GM needs to do the same with the Camaro.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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Lessee...charging me $5K + extra so ~I~ can work on my own car, which I'd probably be doing later anyway...and either way it doesn't affect warranty...what a way to boost the labor force and make money doing it. Clever.

Tell you what, it'd be MORE interesting is if you got to work on other engines too, like the rest of the employees. See if GM would warranty that!

I know it's one of those "experience" things that can last a lifetime for someone that has a few grand to toss around, but still. We went to Niagra Falls for the "experience" and it cost us a LOT less than $5K.

I might pay that if I just got to go do that for a day...but not having to buy a Z06 or ZR1 to have the "privilege" to do it.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:07 PM   #8
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I don't know if that is such a good idea.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:54 PM   #9
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just like copo camaros huh?
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:55 PM   #10
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LS9 Engine Build Experience

Very cool vid.

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Old 07-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #11
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #12
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Wow it use to take me a couple hours to put a motor together and he did it in 2 1/2 minutes.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #13
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Very cool vid.

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:52 PM   #14
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I wish I could pay the extra $5,800 to have them put a factory supercharger on instead.
Much better use of the money.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:52 PM   #15
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Nice!!

I agree though, paying that much, I prefer a supercharger in the Z06!
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:58 PM   #16
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I built my .030 over 455

Big deal
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:22 PM   #17
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i think it would be a great experience, i would carry a much higher degree of pride in my car if i built the engine.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:25 PM   #18
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o actually build their engine? i thought they ment something else lmao
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:30 PM   #19
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yeah you fly to michigan to assemble your engine, under the supervision of someone who knows what they are doing
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #20
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yeah you fly to michigan to assemble your engine, under the supervision of someone who knows what they are doing
screw that, lol the most ive ever built was a 1 cylinder engine in mechanics in highschool lol i think it was 1 cylinder lol
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:14 PM   #21
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well you have to keep in mind its a program designed to be simple enough for joe schmo with big bucks to be able to take advantage of.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:33 PM   #22
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GM needs to do this with the SS Camaro's
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #23
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This is a great program. You get to show the RPO at car shows. Cars with this code will be worth a lot more in the long run, especially since they will probably have more aggressive quality testing to make sure that the owner-builder did everything perfectly. Plus, there's the pride of building your engine. It's like giving birth to your own car.
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I'd rather get the car to the house, remove the engine, and do $5,800 worth of work to it myself. Might just be me though.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #25
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I think it's a really cool program. I'd do it, if I had $5,800 to throw around.
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