• Some Observations since owning my new to me Z06
  • Some Observations since owning my new to me Z06
  • Some Observations since owning my new to me Z06
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    New Member Pacha's Avatar
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    Default Some Observations since owning my new to me Z06

    I picked up a set of GM service manuals for my 2007 Z06, I thought is was an okay deal for a bit over $100 for the complete 3 volume set. I'm really finding hard to relate what this car calls a small block engine to the FI 283, L84, and LT1 engines I had back in the 60s and 70s. It's come a very long way from those days. The need for a battery tender on this car with everything being electric compared to the almost no electric accessories back then. The most I remember for my cars was the power windows on the 70 LT1. On this car, if the battery in the FOB goes dead, the emergency procedure to get into the car and then get it started is reminiscent of some of the bomb disposal manuals from my Vietnam days. I've been having loads of fun, scouring the forums here learning about my new car. I've had the heads looked at, while in there went with new springs and rocker trunnions. Wiggle test went well and I've sent off an oil sample for testing. The car only had 13,300 miles on it when acquired and everything looked good. I'll do an oil sample for each oil change from now on. the tires had good looking tread but, they were the original ones from new and were so hard that a 1/2 " of throttle broke it loose at any time, no fun! Shod it with a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3s and it feels like a new car! Haven't had it past 5.5k yet as I'm letting the new springs etc break in. Looking forward to the first time to 7k.

    Thank you again to all who welcomed me to the forum and for all the superb info available here.
    "Would the child I once was, be proud of the man Iíve become?"

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    Well, welcome to CAC! Thanks for the review and I hope you enjoy your Z for many years.
    2007 Atomic Orange Coupe Cashmere/black interior

    2005 CruiseFest Attendee (Bowling Green, KY) 2007 CruiseFest Attendee (Colorado Springs, CO)
    2008 CruiseFest Attendee (Cleveland, OH)
    2010 Cruisefest Attendee(Effingham, IL)
    2011 CruiseFest Attendee(Effingham
    , IL)

    Formerly owned Corvettes: 1964 coupe, 1994 coupe, 2001 coupe

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