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  1. A/C Blower continue to run after I turn the car off.

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    The description posted by OP is not how after-blow works. After-blow will not run the interior fan at the time the engine is shut down. It will run the fan for 20-30 seconds a few minutes after shut down and repeat up to four times. The purpose of after-blow is as stated to dry the evaporator...
  2. Help with coolant flush

    General Discussion
    Very nice write-up. It gave me the confidence to proceed with the flush of my 2014 Stingray. Only 14000 miles, but it is 5 years since purchased. I filled with distilled water and drained 6 times for clear water to come out of the last drain. I felt setting the heater temperature to "Hi" the...
  3. Mobil 1 5w-30 and Mobil 1 5w-30 Dexos2? Are there 2 different oils?

    General Discussion
    The swirl in front of Dexos is not a "2". That is dexos1 which is recommended for gasoline engines. Look closely and you will see a "1" in the box with the swirl. If the oil was for diesel engines, the small number to the right of the swirl would be "2". The recommended oil for Corvette...
  4. Tipping your service advisor?

    General Discussion
    Best tip for a service adviser is an excellent survey. They are rewarded far more than monetary tips and they get to keep their job.
  5. Is Start - Stop coming to the Vette

    General Discussion
    And the GM design includes a separate ECM controlled solenoid on the starter which engages as the engine shuts down at 50rpm. This design allows for a restart in less than .3 sec even if the vehicle does not come to a complete stop. In the experiment performed by meyerweb, he had to bring his...
  6. What Is A “Gurney Flap”

    Around the Garage
    And that is why a pickup is more aerodynamic with the tailgate closed. It seems logical that a cover over the box will flow air better, but it does not.
  7. Whoops: ME Testing Break Down

    Corvette C8 General Forum
    Race Trac is not Top Tier. As soon as they inserted the non-Top Tier nozzle in the fuel filler, the ME set a code and would not start.
  8. Mobil 1 Rebate

    General Discussion
    I called the Mobil Rebate Center. The rebate applies to all retailers, except Amazon. I buy my oil at Walmart or Costco and always get the rebates. Just a couple of days ago I sent in for a $34 rebate with oil from Costco and filters from Walmart.
  9. GM: Premium Fuel As ONLY Fuel

    Around the Garage
    How so? In the state I live in, gasoline has 10% Ethanol. The is the same amount of Ethanol for regular or premium. Unless you are referring to nationwide where the volume of regular is much higher the premium, then the amount of Ethanol mixed with the national supply of regular is greater...
  10. “BUICK” Letter Badge Going Away

    Around the Garage
    This is not the first GM line to remove the brand identification. My 2017 Cadillac XT5 does not identify as a Cadillac anywhere, except the infotainment screen when it starts up. My wife complained to the salesman when he delivered our new car that it did not have the Cadillac script anywhere...
  11. ME’s Streaming Rear View Camera

    Corvette C8 General Forum
    I have the same rear camera mirror as the CT6 in my 2017 XT5. I love it. The view is much wider to the rear and is not obstructed by interior head rests or the size of the rear window glass. It has a lever under it that will turn off the camera and function like a regular auto-dimming rear...
  12. Interior cleaning - what are the best products

    Detailing
    It is advisable to not use Armor All or Leather Conditioner anywhere inside your Corvette. Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer, answered: "Corvette, like all GM products uses interior materials that are extensively engineered to meet some very tough requirements. Seats in particular need to...
  13. It's Legal Now......

    Around the Garage
    You will look cool in your black Z06 with the tinted windows. It is unfortunate you have a condition to qualify.
  14. Actual ME Camo’d Pictures

    Corvette C8 General Forum
    First the round tail-lights and now the quad exhaust in the center will disappear. They may as well put the Cadillac emblems on it. Kidding of course
  15. How do you safely remove and put back on your targa on your c7 all by yourself?

    General Discussion
    The weight of the transparent top is 21.4 lbs as measured on my trusty digital bathroom scale. I trust it because my wife uses it all of the time. Stepping into the car with one foot for better balance as suggested by rdslon01 is helpful. The older we get the more we must rely upon leverage.
  16. Catch Can installation

    General Discussion
    Camaro's have a Clean side Separator which is different than a Catch Can. That CSS can return captured oil to the crankcase. Corvette design engineers created the same function into the valve covers. If you look at the valve covers of the LT1's in the Camaro and the Corvette, you will quickly...
  17. How do you safely remove and put back on your targa on your c7 all by yourself?

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    I liked Mike's video better because I have a translucent top. The other video said the carbon fiber weighs 16 lb., but I think the translucent is heavier than that. I will weigh it tomorrow if I have time.
  18. Catch Can installation

    General Discussion
    With or without a catch can, the most important maintenance to avoid intake valve deposits it to use Top Tier gasoline for complete combustion and full synthetic oil changed at intervals more frequently than the OLM indicates. Were the maintenance practices for the 3.6 DI Impala mentioned on...
  19. Catch Can installation

    General Discussion
    A few have mentioned long term issues. Where have any of those issues for GM engines been documented? The only issues that can be identified are European engines. As Elegant stated very well, there are opinions for and against adding catch cans. However, they are just opinions and there is...
  20. RennStand by Safe Jack

    Wheels & Tires
    Has anyone seen these jack stands? I am about to order four so I can rotate tires on my vehicles with all four wheels off the ground. I will continue to use ramps when I work under the vehicles because I feel safer that way. If I want to use them under the Corvette, I will first run the car...
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