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by wxo
Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1990 Corvette Z51
Replies: 86
Views: 94501

Re: 1990 Corvette Z51

installed new fuel pump, fuel sending unit, and fuel filter. The good news is, the car starts and runs. The bad news is I'm not seeing anything on my gas gauge. When Fred visited Raleigh last June, we worked on a blown piece of hose coming off the fuel pump. When we pulled out the fuel sending unit...
by wxo
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

The oil analysis report mentioned that the viscosity of the oil was slightly low. I called Blackstone and asked about it. They were very eager to answer all questions and said that it may be some fuel in the oil. Looking back at the history of the oil I submitted, I saw that it was during the time w...
by wxo
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

ODO: 105,805

I received the results of the oil analysis today. Nothing shows up out of the ordinary. Pretty good news.
96 Corvette oil analysis.JPG
by wxo
Wed Jan 24, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

ODO: 105754 We had a 67° day today so I went out to the garage with the intent of finding an oil leak. I didn't find an oil leak, but I did find an antifreeze leak in the same area where I thought the oil leak was originating. One of the heater hoses needed the clamp tightened a bit more. Now, I won...
by wxo
Mon Jan 22, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

ODO: 105,742 On the first of January, I proudly proclaimed "No oil leaks on the garage floor. I love a car with no oil leaks." Once I got her up on the jack stands and looked underneath, I saw the opposite. Oil covered the oil pan from front to back, but none had reached the floor. So when...
by wxo
Sun Jan 21, 2024 2:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

Today, I stumbled upon this video of track mods for the C4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9PB3m6-Vd0
Maybe it will give you some ideas if you haven't seen it yet.
by wxo
Wed Jan 17, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2003 S-10
Replies: 387
Views: 387910

Re: 2003 S-10

Hey BP, I have Hagerty's for my TBSS and the Corvette. Including the optional "Driver's Club" (for towing), my cost for the upcoming year was $600. But, don't be surprised when you lose your multicar discount from State Farm and your bill for your remaining cars goes up.
by wxo
Sun Jan 14, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

It's likely my age, but I like as much light on the road as I can get.
by wxo
Sun Jan 14, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

Speaking of headlights, I watched this YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLW8t4ilzgU
I now have the two components on order from Amazon. About $70.

I'm looking forward to some much improved nighttime driving.
by wxo
Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

The Blackstone oil analysis lab forced me to do it. They wanted to know how many miles were on the oil sample I submitted. My notes on TireSmoke were not complete enough for me to tell. The answer was somewhere between 750 and 2000. I will try to do better in the future. ODO: 105,673 oil change plus...
by wxo
Mon Jan 08, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

Up until now, I haven't been very fastidious about logging the work I've done on Silvia. Today I changed my evil ways. I downloaded a sample maintenance log from the web and modified it for my use. I read through the entire Tiresmoke thread of my Corvette and pulled all the major things I had done a...
by wxo
Thu Jan 04, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette
Replies: 506
Views: 243010

Re: 1996 Collector Edition Corvette

For any of you interested, here's a video from C&S Corvettes talking about the '96 LT4 engine differences compared to the stock LT1 engine.
https://youtu.be/dEZ4PoE19cM
by wxo
Wed Jan 03, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iAccel phone app
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: iAccel phone app

I started setting up the iAccel app with the following settings: Vehicle mass (kg) 1556kg (3430 lb. ) As delivered weight with me in it. Vehicle drag coefficient (CD) 0.35 (from C4 forums) Vehicle frontal area (m²) 1.8m² (19.2ft²) (from C4 forums) Air density (kg/m³) 1.244 (calculated from local wea...
by wxo
Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iAccel phone app
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: iAccel phone app

I've been doing some exploring of it and with the free version, the speed is limited to 80mph (maybe for safety reasons). I have sent a question in to the author to find out if the pro version will allow higher speeds. Author Jon Neades says: There are no restrictions on the ¼ mile test. It will re...
by wxo
Tue Jan 02, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iAccel phone app
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: iAccel phone app

Yep. Lateral and braking as well as acceleration.