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  1. Stunning Tri-Black '02 Convertible Calif Car $17900

    Once in a great while a car appears that is an obvious BUY!! (even before a drive)

    This gorgeous Triple Black (15%) Corvette Convertible is a visual stunner; all stock but for (recent)...
  2. Review: US engineering = World class

    Perhaps Americans will again to realize the value and quality of American products, versus the loudly touted, and fictional, IMO, foreign items. After poor ownership experiences with three widely...
  3. Help! Southwest Regional forum posts; dupe and inaccessible

    Top three posts do not work. Another member reported the problem to me, also.

    I posted the first two, tried to delete the dupe..no luck. Please fix.:thumb
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    I may need a cold shower. :thumb

    I may need a cold shower. :thumb
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    Ooooh.. me likes! :w

    Ooooh.. me likes! :w
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    I am still a fan of using a vacuum gauge as a...

    I am still a fan of using a vacuum gauge as a basic troubleshooting tool (old school). Much of the engine is electrically controlled, vacuum operated so all those old rubber hoses..... well, you...
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    Early '85 fans were not controlled by the ECM,...

    Early '85 fans were not controlled by the ECM, ala the '84s. The relay is identical to the O/D and FP relays for swapping/testing. I have seen sticky contacts not allowing a relay to open (had...
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    1987 Corvette FSMs.. nice! both!

    Very nice, clean, near perfect pair of BOTH factory service manual books plus the supplemental manual, with corrections for the for the electrical manual.

    These are offered on A-zon for...
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    Help! Frankly, I think the shop is spouting BS and...

    Frankly, I think the shop is spouting BS and should not touch that car! The stealers I'd dealt with take a week before they are finished getting my pristine Corvette all filthy... outside, then...
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    Question: codes??

    codes??
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    Question: The base product is not what we purchase,...

    The base product is not what we purchase, however. The added-to product is, so the amount and effectiveness of that blend is what changes. Even so, the fuels are regional and seasonal.

    I...
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    News: Yes, on the Corvette. The second replacement...

    Yes, on the Corvette. The second replacement switch is N.O.

    Thanks, Roy. I got it. I am using that (the first switch I bought) as intended, on the F100's Vette driveline and will wire it so the...
  13. Thread: Water Pump

    by WhalePirot
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    Help! I don';t have that engine but is there a hose...

    I don';t have that engine but is there a hose routing diagram under the hood?

    If the engine is getting unmetered air, via that hose, I'd say the running would suck!
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    News: It was rather easy to install the switch, shown...

    It was rather easy to install the switch, shown here:
    19212

    Once, that is, the rubber hoses were out of the way. :w

    That yellow thing is a bright LED flashlight that has a magnetic clip for...
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    Question: I mostly like the Flowmasters on mine but 1) they...

    I mostly like the Flowmasters on mine but 1) they got louder with age, and 2) are louder than most, including me, prefer. I cannot sneak in/out anywhere!


    Yeah, welcome to THAT club, too!:w
  16. Thread: Oil brand?

    by WhalePirot
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    Question: FWIW, I have made these for decades, with great...

    FWIW, I have made these for decades, with great result, from a plastic discard bottle. It is lots easier and much prettier, with once of those gasket-making punch kits. Not all filters come with...
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    News: A/C switch lessons - early C4

    Here's what I learned:

    My '84 is an early production, Z51 car; January. HotRodRoy's is a month later. The A/C in mine has been inop and mostly removed for years as mods were done, then refined....
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    Help! the ECM sends eacdh code three times, as you see....

    the ECM sends eacdh code three times, as you see. The 12s indicate test mode, beginning and end.

    Hopefully, you await a service manual (FSM), not the owner's manual. the latter is of little use...
  19. Thread: Oil brand?

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    Question: Ahh, Great-Wall mart. Don't shop there, myself,...

    Ahh, Great-Wall mart. Don't shop there, myself, for other reasons, as well.

    The Hi-mileage synthetics containers say they have certain additives beneficial to high mileage engines. :w
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    Question: Such is my understanding, however, the various...

    Such is my understanding, however, the various brands have their mix of additives added to make it 'theirs'.

    Good luck finding accurate info on that, then understanding how it really translates to...
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    Question: My heart does, again and again, as I hit the fun...

    My heart does, again and again, as I hit the fun pedal! :w
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    Help! The principles are the same as a non-ECM car, but...

    The principles are the same as a non-ECM car, but the implementation requires some additional, different tools. A good fuel pressure in addition to the FACTORY FSM (not Haynes, etc.) are two. You'll...
  23. News: Seems the design protected him as meant. :w

    Seems the design protected him as meant. :w
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    My '84's digi-dash was repaired locally decades...

    My '84's digi-dash was repaired locally decades ago and works fine, if a bit inaccurately, as noted in many other posts.

    That's news to me and an interesting tidbit.
    With our money and lots of...
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    Question: Yes, and no. Ran that and Costco fuels with no...

    Yes, and no. Ran that and Costco fuels with no issues of late.

    Once upon a time I found ARCO to be corrosive to the TBIs, but I heard their formulation changed long ago.
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