Once again I've got carried away !!

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#1 Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:37 pm

So I'm at a car show last week. Wheels day in Surrey. And I bump into a car for sale this is what I'm picking up tomorrow

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Has any one else on this forum had one or even got one
I was sort of looking for a C3 68-82 , but this is in such good condition with a tip top history I couldn't resist
Its a 98 C5 5.7 LS engine and 6 speed gearbox . My 1st time owning a LHD car

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#2 Re: Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by Simon P » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Friend of mine had one when they were new.

I'd advise everyone else here to now go out and buy shares in Goodyear. Just sayin'......

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#3 Re: Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:38 am

Oh yes does seem to pull quite briskly. Pleased with how it drives , and suprised how quickly I've got used to LHD
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#4 Re: Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by Herzeg » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:55 pm

Will you get a tow bar fitted to tow the fuel bowser? :roll:
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#5 Re: Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:06 am

Hi . As it goes it's quite good on fuel, on the run anything up to 30 to the gallon
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#6 Re: Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by JagWaugh » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:23 am

2 years ago we replaced a harmonic balancer on a C6.

Aside from being a bugger to get to (either engine out, or disassemble most of the front of the car and lower the front suspension), the official shop manual talks about a rubber washer which goes under the bolt in the end of the crankshaft. It says (and I kid you not) "If the rubber washer was present on removal, do not fit a new one. If none was present on removal, fit one."

Before reading the manual we fitted the new HB, bolt, and washer supplied new from GM. With the rubber washer fitted the HB slipped within about 15 minutes operation - then I found a dealer and asked to read the manual.

Then we bought a new bolt (single use item) and did the whole thing again omitting the rubber washer. The car is still running fine.

Getting access to the nose of the crank took two of us (with a lift, lots of experience, and a fully equipped shop) about 5 hours the first time, about 4 the 2nd time around.

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#7 Re: Once again I've got carried away !!

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:38 am

As luck would have it the front pulley has been replaced and the guy was meticulous about things so why he was there he had the water pump done the belt tensioner and new gator belt even though there was nothing wrong with them . The bills /service history are complete and extensive. Including the bill of sale and spec sheet order
..... it drives nice, initially I thought it was a little wallowy but I've turned the suspension onto sport 'switch on centre console, Annnnd yes now it feels connected. May well have a few rounds at sprinting it :idea:
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