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Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 09-16-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By purpleRac3r
Glad to hear you're back on the road! Let's hope...

Glad to hear you're back on the road! Let's hope its for good this time. Just a thought, but if ANYTHING else crops up that you feel isn't right, have a different dealership look at it. Sometimes a...
Forum: In Car Electronics (NAV, Audio, Entertainment, Gauges, etc.) 09-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,999
Posted By purpleRac3r
Wow, you actually have a working drive-in...

Wow, you actually have a working drive-in theater! Cool! As for the radio, you need to have the car in accessory mode. Just push the start button, but without your foot on the brake (automatic) or...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 09-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By purpleRac3r
Wow! To read your story upsets me no small...

Wow! To read your story upsets me no small amount. Transmission polarity? What the h**l is that? Every transmission I've ever heard of makes no mention of "polarity". And if such a thing actually...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 08-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,114
Posted By purpleRac3r
Considering the C7 already has a cold air intake...

Considering the C7 already has a cold air intake from the factory, I would say negligible. A dry media aftermarket filter in the stock air box might give a small improvement, but unlikely to be felt....
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-27-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By purpleRac3r
I think the big thing is what were the warranty...

I think the big thing is what were the warranty repairs on, and if it's been for the same thing each visit or not. Have the problems all been fixed? Overall, a few visits to the dealership for...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,450
Posted By purpleRac3r
While I haven't had the problem on my car, I have...

While I haven't had the problem on my car, I have heard of it. It apparently is from over-filling the engine oil. Early '14s and others after the first oil change were experiencing the problem. It...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 08-27-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,508
Posted By purpleRac3r
Just a few months ago in May, GM & Mobile...

Just a few months ago in May, GM & Mobile announced the 600,000th Corvette factory-filled with Mobile 1 rolled off the assembly line. In May '14, they announced Mobile 1 will continue to be the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-26-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By purpleRac3r
With so many computers in our cars the ocassional...

With so many computers in our cars the ocassional glitch, as experienced by your HUD, is bound to happen at some point. A simple reset by turning off the car and restarting usually fixes them. Once...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,929
Posted By purpleRac3r
Its obvious the dealership who did the oil change...

Its obvious the dealership who did the oil change has no clue in the proper procedure for a Corvette with dry sump. I would avoid them in the future for any kind of work - if they screwed up a simple...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,299
Posted By purpleRac3r
Also note that if you have the temperature dial...

Also note that if you have the temperature dial set to "LO" the a/c compressor will run, regardless of what mode the system is set at.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By purpleRac3r
I'm really sorry to see your car in such a state!...

I'm really sorry to see your car in such a state! I also have a '14 M7, but have had no trouble with it whatsoever. From your post it sounds to me like the dealer's service department is guessing as...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 08-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By purpleRac3r
Not too many of us here on the Corvette side of...

Not too many of us here on the Corvette side of the forum will be familar with Camaros. That said, perhaps check your strut mounts and motor mounts. Maybe one is damaged or broken, allowing excessive...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 08-10-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,507
Posted By purpleRac3r
You're on the Corvette side of the forum here.

You're on the Corvette side of the forum here.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-10-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By purpleRac3r
Glad to hear you have your car back in working...

Glad to hear you have your car back in working order, and with plenty of nice weather left to enjoy it in!
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-10-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,929
Posted By purpleRac3r
Count yourself slightly fortunate - a former club...

Count yourself slightly fortunate - a former club member had his then-new 2010 Grand Sport serviced at a dealership that put all 10 quarts into his engine instead of the dry sump tank. The motor...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By purpleRac3r
The manual cars will only go into V4 in Eco mode....

The manual cars will only go into V4 in Eco mode. Automatic cars will go into V4 in all modes, including track (per several forum members in other threads), just a lot more often in Eco mode, and...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 08-10-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,229
Posted By purpleRac3r
I agree, why worry about the past? You can't...

I agree, why worry about the past? You can't change it, and in all honesty these cars are designed specifically to handle track conditions. It would be different if you found these issues on a used...
Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 07-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,975
Posted By purpleRac3r
BigEastVette, since this is the Shark Gray...

BigEastVette, since this is the Shark Gray thread, I don't want to hijack by posting pix a Cyber Gray Stingray - we have our own thread! :)
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 07-03-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,234
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,778
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,234
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,088
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,431
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,008
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,089
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,089
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,234
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,441
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...
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