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  1. turbozig

    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    I just finished washing the car and engine compartment, dryed, vacuumed and started detailing the C7 today. Definately a feeling of accomplishment. It is up 12" on Race Ramps and wheel cribs. Going to do a engine oil change and filter, manual transmission fluid change, differential oil change and clutch fluid change tommorow. May do a brake fluid flush as well if time permits. 20171010_184727.jpg 20171010_184747.jpg 20171010_184510.jpg 20171010_183816.jpg
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    Great work Ziggy....
    Babying the baby!

    Graham
     
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    Nice shop, the other car on the left look awesome to.
     
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    I guess it's that time of the year. You have a great head start Ziggy.
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    Thanks,

    A home may be a mans castle, but a garage is his kingdom!
     
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    Zig..
    Do you leave the Vette up on race-ramps all winter?
    Rodents can’t jump that high!

    Graham
     
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    And what's the shop rate for all that on a C6 Z06?
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    Great idea Graham, but I put the cars on roller dollys so they can be pushed to the side if I need some room.
     
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    So does that shop use Mobil1?
    Just wondering if the Shop Foreman is talking the Owner into using something else?
    Don't forget ... minimum wage just went up again!
    Looks pretty cool Ziggy ...

    I'm am sure not to your level yet ...
    I thought I was something by celebrating my changing-out a few light bulbs to LED.
    It starts simple and moves along from there for me I guess ...

    Would getting the car up on the back blocks be by jacking it up? Or is there a detachable ramp for that?
    Also, it looks like you get what you pay for in those ramps as I see the flatspot stoppers have a good price on them ...
    Maybe you can photo the cars on the dollys in the wrap-up of your "seasonal" work for this thread.
    Cheers!
     
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    So when you are done you can come wash my engine compartment.
     
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    Great looking set up! Looks like a ton of room under the race ramps. I don't have those so I have to use milk crates. :D
     
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    The shop foreman only uses Mobil 1 and GM oil filters for the C7. Also have a Filter Mag on the oil filter for a bit of extra insurance. I purchase 8-10 jugs when it goes on sale for half price at Canadian Tire. Costs me about $65 to do an oil change on the Z51 dry sump. He is a little slow with his work, but is very careful and meticulous, except the one day he forgot to fold in the passenger side mirror when pulling the car in. I have finally forgiven him, Lol!

    Changed out all my balasts and bulbs to Led at the end of last year, what a difference.
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    Here is the Filter Magnet I purchased, about $90 with shipping from eBay.
     

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    Next time I see you, I am going to chat about changing the balasts. I did a Nav update last night and while waiting and walking around, I'm trying not to let that yellowish ambience from the balasts bother me ... and ... I say the same with my getting-older and dismissing OCD.
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    Changed out the cheap GM engine drain plugs for high strength magnetic versions, purchased through a US dealer on eBay last winter for all our vehicles. Any bit of extra insurance in a performance engine is very welcome in my book. Here is an extra long 1" open/box wrench holding onto the end of the plug showing the strength of the magnet. I am sold! The last picture are the rear end fill and drain plugs, they have magnets installed in the center from factory. I found that the rear end was low 2/3 liter from factory fill, and this rear end with cooler takes only 3 liters, and both drain and fill plugs were loose, not very impressive. I heard that this was quite common on these cars, now I see it is a true rumor!
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    Here is the metal particles attached to the rear plugs when removed, now why would you not want this extra insurance on you engine drain plugs? 20171011_170226.jpg
     
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    turbozig It's not just a car, it's a state of mind

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    This is how the Filter Mag looks attached to the engine oil filter.

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    Hmmmm .... Do you realize a line up behind yours will be starting ... and I have to arrive twice ;)
    Ziggy's getting a lot of Christmas Cards this year .... :angelic:
     
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    Ziggy when you lower the back do you have to remove the front wheel chocks? From the pictures it looks, to me anyhow, that the rotation could jam the chocks agains the bodywork. Probably just the pict.

    I did notice a little dirt on the control arm on the right rear but why ruin a guys days with something so small.:Biggrin:

    Car(s) look incredible, well done. :thumbs: Impressed.
     
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