Blower was making a rattling sound and increased when making a left
turn. Problem: The drain for the AC evaporator was plugged. Motor
and resistor were soaked with standing water in the enclosure.. Dried
them out and unplugged the hole. Reinstalled and am running air only
(no AC) until all the moisture has evaporated from the components. So
far so good. The motor is about $250 new and the resistor about the
Moral: Always look under your car on hot days and make sure there is
a little AC puddle!
I'm sure you will be happy to know then that GM fixed this on the C6.
On the C6 the A/C drain empties onto the exhaust pipe. When you stop
the car on a hot day you should hear a nice sizzling sound for a
while. And, unless it is really humid, you no longer get a puddle on
On second thought, since you hate everything GM and would never think
of changing that opinion,... never mind.
On or about Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:07:36 -0700, "Uncle_vito"
Sorry, I used to be a dedicated GM owner. Chevy's, Pontiacs, etc. Then I
relized they were selling junk and GM didn't care.
I noticed that some Japanese cars never had any problems.
I currently own a 64 Vette and recently sold my 69 L71. Those cars were
gorgeous and state of the art at the time. Corvettes built now are just
'also rans' or 'best performance for the buck'. In short, compromises.
Since when are Americans about compromises.
A new Vette isn't for me. Depreciation is insane and if you look at the
typical Vette driver, they are old farts. I will have to get a little older
to look normal in one.
GM has really blown it.
Score one for another blind follower of Toyota propaganda.
"The government has said unintended acceleration in Toyotas may have
been involved in the deaths of 93 people over the past decade. The
agency has received about 3,000 complaints of sudden acceleration in
(Quote taken from an article your posts pointed to.)
The same accelerator activation has been used on the C5 & C6 for 13
years and GM is not recalling them as far as I know.
On 10/3/2009 you Said, "I had a 69 427-435 (tri power manifold) a few
years ago.", how is that recent?
Dad. You are one of the few intelligent posters on this newgroup.
That sudden accel in a toytoa is a bunch of media hype. They are now
finding out that folks had their foot on the gas rather than the brake. The
media is only figuring that out now. How come all sudden acceleration
cases were accompanied by brakes that didn't work?? These idiots had gotten
Nasa engineers to look into this.
A computer malfunction is a malfunction. Seems you would have a lot of
broken down cars rather than sudden acceleration.
Just like the Apple iphone, AAPL could put the word iphone on the side of a
brick and sell it. GM knows they can put Corvette on the side of most
anything and sell it also. What did GM do with Cadillac? Put the name on
wonders like the Cimrron and that Caddy that zigs.
The 2008 C6 and newer seems to be a nice car from what my club members say.
Many of the rattles are gone.
When I say recent with my 69, I was implying that I didn't own it back in
the 60's and 70's. Like folks who say 'I had a 65 Mustang when I was 16.
Should have never sold that car". I like classic corvettes because back
when they were new, they were the sports car to buy. Not too sure any more.
Today, BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin come to mind. Now I know you will say
that those cars cost much more than the Corvette. There is that compromise
coming out again. In the 60's there was no compromise. Corvette was the
GM has 'sudden accel' problems too. It is becuase GM has so many divisions
that the press is not able to reach critical mass on the story.
Toyota essentially only makes Toyota and they are held ransom to any idiot
that buys the marque and cannot tell the gas from the brake.
See Audi in the 80s
All cars were built like crap in the 50s and 70s. Only thing was that was
the best you could get at the time.
I used to pump gas at a gas station from 70-73. Corvettes were gorgeous.
So were Cads (500 cu inc), Gran Prixs, AMX's, Mustangs, you know the story.
Jap cars back then were tin cans. Things sure have changed.
I keep trying to get myself to get a Vette. Sorry, but the most I have ever
spent on a car is $45,000 for my Wife's BMW and that killed my savings
account big time. Car is only worth about $10k now. Talk about a lousy
I will look for a clean 2008 Vette and try to get it for $30k or less.
You and the buying public remain gullible, there is nothing magic
about the 2008 Corvette. There are about three things different than
the early years of the C6, LS3, 6 speed paddle shift and NPP exhaust.
Unless you're an up tight Corvette snob they have little to do with
the C6 and the way it drives and handles. Sort of like the V8 emblem
with or without flags used to be on the early sixties, a few extra
ponies for bragging rights. Oh yeah, it has a neat fob, whoopeee.
How could I forget the Ipod socket so you can drive completely out of
touch with what you're in the car for in the first place, to talk on
the phone. There always seems to be someone that has to blow their
horn at you just because you're on the phone and it takes away you
attention you need to be paying to what just came up on your laptop
and/or the navigation system. I hate it when you have to pull off the
road just to send a FAX.
I put a number of miles on a C2, C3, C4, and the C6 this month so far
in 3 different states and can't beat the pleasure of driving the C6.
I'd order a new C7 today if they ever decide to make one. Sadly the
Corvette no longer enjoys as much leading edge technology as it has in
the past and will only get what will keep the sales number running
through the next generation. This new hog they put out to squeeze a
few more sales dollars out of the C6 is gaudy, I'll never have a GS
for that reason. Sort of like putting lipstick on a pig.
Here you go, if you're a car buyer at all move on up to a Corvette.
That's one of the reasons I've been looking for a C4, to get an
automatic transmission. No more sticks for me, 5 of the 6 cars I drive
are sticks and my truck is an automatic. At my age the mother
clutching shifting is sometimes painful, especially in stop and go
Some of the C4 owners are so proud of their car I may have to get a C5
with and auto. My goal is to own all generation again but this time
all at the same time, the C1 may be my last hurrah.
Vito will never own a C6 or even a C5, he's mostly hot air. ;-)) There
has been a C6 within 40 miles of me for $30,000 that has 5977 miles on
it that I'd own if it was not something I already have, even smells
better than new.
Supposedly eight different people including her father tried to teach my
wife to drive a car with a manual tranny, and it never worked. I never
tried, and that's probably for the best. When I decided to buy a car to
have fun with, it was going to have to have a clutch, and that has the added
benefit of keeping her from trying to get in the driver's seat. I told her
we could buy the sister car, a 93 ruby red roadster (with an auto), but so
far she'd rather spend that money on other stuff, I guess. It would be kind
of cool to have one of each.
'93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 speed (both tops)
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