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Old 10-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #141
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In the first video, was that the first time you'd started the car that morning?
It looked to me like there was a little blue smoke before the steam (from condensation) started. But at 113k miles, it's nothing unexpected.



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Yes. First time in the morning.
The blue smoke, under those conditions, would indicate, as mentioned, oil leaking around the valve stem seals. But I'm sure that the car has been driven hard (why bother to modify it otherwise?), and, at 113k miles, some wear to the valve seals can be expected. Until it gets a lot worse, don't worry about it.



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Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #142
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #143
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #144
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it might not be your thing but i saw an '06 mercedes sl600 for sale (twin turbo v12 ~600hp) for sale for $16000. it too had a rebuilt title.
to me, cars with anything other than clean titles are worthless. if it gave you problems and you wanted to sell it one day, good luck!

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:53 AM   #145
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Cool, thanks.

When I turn the car off at 0.56, there is a strange (grinding?) sound.

Do you know what that is?
Do you have the clutch disengaged when you turn it off? If not, that's just the torque tube between the engine and transmission rattling.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #146
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It was explained to me that the "clattering" noise after I turn it off could also be exhaust overlap in the intake tract.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #147
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I didn't watch the vid, but there is a simple test. Get in the car, start it up. Make sure you step on the clutch pedal, and then turn the car off. If the noise goes away, it was just the torque tube rattling. If it doesn't then it is something else.

By the way, it's worth the two hour trip to Snohomish to have Speed Secrets work on your car. He does really good work and his rates are reasonable.

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:21 PM   #148
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I was actually referred to Tommy Wong who has a place down in Vancouver.

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #149
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Check these guys out. They are up in North Seattle. Been featured in lots of mags and such...mainly for mustangs but I have seen a LOT of Vettes there. Good guys too.

http://bradscustomauto.com/

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #150
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My engine looks terrible. I need help cleaning it up.




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Old 10-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #151
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Can anybody help me with a coolant flush? I don't have the tools that will allow me to get under my car.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #152
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i beleve the yellow vette is at the corvette shot with front end pulled off what happened

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #153
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Ate a curb on Thanksgiving.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #154
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damn curb just jumped right out didnt it

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #155
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Yep.

I got it home. Now I need to figure out how to install a radiator.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #156
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Anybody know how to work on cars? I don't have a garage at my house and just need to install a radiator, horn, skid plate, and then put the front fascia back on.






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Old 12-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #157
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #158
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what is your scedual like i can help you im off fri,sat,sun and see if a buddy can help he is going to school for auto mechanics shoot me a txt bro

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #159
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what is your scedual like i can help you im off fri,sat,sun and see if a buddy can help he is going to school for auto mechanics shoot me a txt bro
PM sent.

Thanks.

I'd buy a manual if I wasn't poor.

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #160
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Thanks.

I'd buy a manual if I wasn't poor.
so a Corvette was a sensible choice?

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