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#1383 of 2035 Depends on the year
Sep 23, 2005 (7:06 am)
I'm just driving a coupe so what I've heard is hearsay. There was an oiling issue in 2001 but I think it was ok by '02. Other than that they seem fairly bullet proof from the ones I see on track, and that has been many. The other issues are just the standard ones that apply to all Corvettes: the column lock issue, several solutions but Chevy did a recall on that one; the rocking seat, also under a bulletin that replaced the motors under the seat if there was a complaint, not a recall; and not much else I'm aware of.
On a Z06 I'd look closely at the panel below the doors. I tape the back of my wheel wells which limits the abuse from rocks on the track but nobody I've seen tapes all along under the door and it's clear my car has been tracked from the nicks and gouges in that area. Other than that, running on track with a bra the car looks perfectly clean. Most of these cars never see the track, btw.
#1384 of 2035 Re: C6 Seats and Changes for '06
Sep 23, 2005 (8:31 am)
Thanks for the inputs. I decided to order an '06 just the way I want it. It will cost me only about $3k more but I make most of that back in depreciation, so I think it's just about a wash. I ordered the custom plate today: 06 C6. It might look funny on my 330CiC, but hopefully it won't be on there long.
Now I just need to find a dealer who will do $2500 off MSRP on an '06 order...
Sep 29, 2005 (7:45 am)
2006 Corvette Coupe and Convertible
• New features for 2006 include:
• 6 speed paddle shift transmission with automatic modes
• Smaller diameter 3-spoke steering wheel
• XM Satellite Radio included with Bose audio systems and features hidden antenna
• The Gray (37T) Convertible Top, introduced in 2005 MY, has been carried over for 2006 and will be available for ordering in beginning August 19, 2005.
#1386 of 2035 Muses of an Old timer
Oct 09, 2005 (8:53 pm)
I have learned several things lately.
"Life is too short not to drive a Corvette"
"Owning a Corvette is not important, but driving one is"
"I am a Driver, Not a Polisher"
'03 50th AE convertible, automatic
'04 Z06 Comm. Edition Z16
#1387 of 2035 Dustyone, Enjoy!
Oct 10, 2005 (8:55 am)
According to sources, the new Blue for 2006 is Asiatic Blue, don't have info on what shade it will be. Some guy online, says he got an advanced order by paying extra. LeMans Blue is too dark in my book, will be interesting to see.
#1388 of 2035 Re: Dustyone, Enjoy! [starrow68]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:24 pm)
Yes, but the stripes tone it down just right. Love the blue with STRIPES...
#1389 of 2035 Help with valuing a modified vette.
Oct 14, 2005 (8:29 am)
I need help to value a 75' vette. It doesn't have the original motor. It has a 350 with a full race cam. It get about 350 hp. It has a munsy tranny, high performance spark plug wires, and edlebrock head covers. It has side pipes and aluminum wheels. White with black interior and a black bra, T-tops. It is a runner. Needs paint and of course interior work. What do you all think?
#1391 of 2035 00 vette window noise
Oct 30, 2005 (7:05 pm)
I have a 2000 vette that the drivers side window when rolling down squeals, does anyone know the cause of this or a cure for it??
#1392 of 2035 corvette headlight switch
Nov 01, 2005 (7:01 pm)
Hello, I am in the process of changing a headlight switch on a 1979 corvette. The switch is a push/pull knob located in the dash and if the knob is turned it also dims or brightens the gauge lights.
The switch is held in place in the dash by a threaded collar which is easy to remove.
How does one go about removing the knob and the shaft which inserts into the switch?
On the new switch it looks like the knob & shaft threads into the switch but I can't seem to unscrew the knob from the old switch.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.