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    Not sure on the GM number, but any old...

    Not sure on the GM number, but any old brake/clutch fluid I would throw out as it is hydroscopic and absorbs moisture.

    I have used Prestone dot 4 as my clutch fluid since 2003 with no issues.
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    Don’t know about the cost, but most dealerships...

    Don’t know about the cost, but most dealerships won’t install cust supplied parts. I would let them supply the parts to get a labor and parts warranty even though it will cost more. Any labor...
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    Start with the basics, clean and tight battery...

    Start with the basics, clean and tight battery cables and have the battery load tested no matter how new it is, new batteries can be bad. You need to prove that the battery is good before trusting...
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    6K difference is a fair distance with soft tire...

    6K difference is a fair distance with soft tire compounds, measure the middle and both outer tread depth areas on each rear tire, you may have more than 1/32" difference. Outside rolling diameter is...
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    Get some Borlas's…….:)

    Get some Borlas's…….:)
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    Goofy dudes, but good watch. They are right...

    Goofy dudes, but good watch.

    They are right about the C8 being as close to perfect as possible, even with being track/street compromised. I'm sure the base version is way too much for the street...
  7. Adding options doesn't surprise me at all, you...

    Adding options doesn't surprise me at all, you have to get what you want.
    Z51 has always been a surprise to me to some degree. Most owners will never use the track based option on a track, and it...
  8. I hope you were kidding about the Lambo owner and...

    I hope you were kidding about the Lambo owner and the flat plane crankshaft.

    If not, then just another case of too much money and not enough brains, again.......
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    I have red aluminum pucks on my C5 that are...

    I have red aluminum pucks on my C5 that are bolted on and are permanent unless you want to unbolt them. I am pretty sure that those Paragon's are the same. I have had mine on for over a decade, and...
  10. Not if something happens while your driving. Your...

    Not if something happens while your driving. Your insurance company may not be fond of it either. Be very careful, the tire manufacturers have a warning on summer tires for a reason......
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    No need to apologize to any other Corvette...

    No need to apologize to any other Corvette generation JB.
    C8 is undisputed king so far.....and it’s only going to get better. ��
  12. Check the PCV hose on the right side of the...

    Check the PCV hose on the right side of the throttle body, it is common for them to collapse internally over time. I would probably just replace the hoses and PCV valve as a maintenance issue, cheap...
  13. Your a true corvette enthusiast when you will be...

    Your a true corvette enthusiast when you will be driving a brand new C8 in the winter in the northeast.

    Good for you JB! ��
  14. Hopefully you have all season tires if your...

    Hopefully you have all season tires if your driving in 40*F temps.

    Have a good trip, looking forward to the photos.
  15. Direct Injection has huge inherent carbon build...

    Direct Injection has huge inherent carbon build up problems on it's own. Throw in 2 furnaces near the intake valves and you have made it worse.
    Hot V's have a little less turbo lag, but the...
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    I’ve seen a few in my area. Kind of hard to tell...

    I’ve seen a few in my area. Kind of hard to tell if it was a Vette from the front angle, but as soon as they passed no doubts. Very cool vehicles.......
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    When I have to chose a battery I look for the...

    When I have to chose a battery I look for the highest RC rating that is available in my price rage which will also have a high CCA rating. Don't just go by CCA ratings, the RC rating is your best...
  18. Thread: A/C charge8

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    I know there are some independent shops in my...

    I know there are some independent shops in my area that have it, but it is expensive. Make sure you have no leaks before paying for it. Converting to R144A is probably your best course of action as...
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    It sounds like a bad vehicle battery or loose...

    It sounds like a bad vehicle battery or loose clamps. A fully charged battery does not mean the battery is good, only that it is ready to be load tested. Have the battery load tested. What is the...
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    Way to go JB, drive the heck out of them, that's...

    Way to go JB, drive the heck out of them, that's what real vehicle value is about.

    C8 is an outstanding vehicle, hope you drive the wheels off it too...…..
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    As long as it's wise dirt your good to go. :) ...

    As long as it's wise dirt your good to go. :)

    One of my 2 Subaru's does the same damn thing, I just split it in the middle. Better to be safe and not over fill, using the higher mark will insure...
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    You state that the rpms rise to 1100 in gear at...

    You state that the rpms rise to 1100 in gear at idle, try idling the vehicle engine hot, in park, and push on your brake pedal only, see if the rpm's change much. Also pinch off the vacuum line to...
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    The 850-900 is too high for OEM engine and tune....

    The 850-900 is too high for OEM engine and tune. It should be 600-650 rpms.
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    If there are no external vacuum leaks, then make...

    If there are no external vacuum leaks, then make sure that your throttle blade is closing fully as stated previuosly by c4c5, carbon build up is one reason it may not be closing fully.

    Is there a...
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    Check your complete PCV valve hose that attaches...

    Check your complete PCV valve hose that attaches to the throttle body and make sure that it is not soft, collapsed, or has a hole in it.
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