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Do you know anyone here in the Valley that can work on a TT car? It has been sitting for years and I would like to have it gone through, new hoses, that kind of stuff.

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i10fwy wrote:Do you know anyone here in the Valley that can work on a TT car? It has been sitting for years and I would like to have it gone through, new hoses, that kind of stuff.

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New member from Nashville here. Just got a 2010 SC606 Grand Sport last week. Just came out of a Z06. Absolutely loving this car. :jsmile
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Congratulations! :beer

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Hi all!
Having this forum where you can ask people that really know these cars is truely excellent, especially for me living in a country where even Corvette owners seldom seems to have heard about the Twin Turbos!

In May I bought a 36K mile 1987 Twin Turbo from Claremont Corvette in England.
Since the owner Tom Falconer seemed to have a reputation as a trustworthy enthusiast I bought the car unseen and had it shipped to Sweden.

In the advertisement it was described as "superb" and I was told that everything worked and that only normal service items had been replaced. Despite that the car turned out to have the following problems:

1) Oil leaks in and around both turbos. Drips on the outside and leaks into the intake air. (Oil in the intercoolers)
2) Oil leak between the engine and the gearbox.
3) Coolant leak between the intake manifold base and the right cylinder head.
4) Running rich. (Really rich, CO emissions > 9% way over even the UK MOT limit) A brand new looking Micro-Tech MAF seemed to exaggerate the airflow, maybe due to the non laminar airflow the 90° bend just before it causes. When replaced with Bosch from a 1987 Camaro the fuel-injection works fine.
Damaged connectors in the receptacle on the car resulted in intermittent code 33. I assume that the Micro-Tech MAF was an attempt to fix this...
The MAF relays were on the floor under the battery. The burnoff relay was full of water.
5) A relay on firewall (and its connector) was melted. It's probably used by the overdrive that amazingly worked anyway.
6) The air injection connections on the exhaust manifolds and on the main catalytic converter have been removed. (One used exhaust manifold costs $1200 in Callaway's online shop...)
7) The fuel hose from the right injector rail to the auxiliary injectors in front of the throttle body had a deep crack.

Furthermore it seems that (at least) the two right rear sparkplugs (the difficult ones) were not replaced when they serviced the car prior to delivery. The insulators were as black as the boot.

So I'll probably be asking questions here for a long time...
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Wilkommen Ola,

I placed the vid about your car on youtube, when you want bigger quality format please contact me :-)
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sven-labil wrote:
1) Oil leaks in and around both turbos. Drips on the outside and leaks into the intake air. (Oil in the intercoolers)
Regarding the oil in the intercoolers, I was told by Pete Callaway, when he had my car in his shop, that a little bit of oil in the intercoolers was normal. He initially thought that was a problem with mine also, but when he checked with the turbo experts in Old Lyme, he was told it was nothing to worry about.
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Hi All,

Yes I'm a new member here. I put my eyes on one 1988 / B2K C-4 Corvette that is for sale. It looks intresting, interior is worn out but what You can expect from 22 y old baby? I'm fine with the price and owner told straight what is wrong with it. I should go and see it one week, and if I'm lucky to drive it away with me.

So Gentlemen, what is to check with the C-4? It's a convertible and with a Doug Nash 4+3 gearbox and about 85 t miles done.

Any advices?

Thanks

Esa
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polar bear wrote:Hi All,

Yes I'm a new member here. I put my eyes on one 1988 / B2K C-4 Corvette that is for sale. It looks intresting, interior is worn out but what You can expect from 22 y old baby? I'm fine with the price and owner told straight what is wrong with it. I should go and see it one week, and if I'm lucky to drive it away with me.

So Gentlemen, what is to check with the C-4? It's a convertible and with a Doug Nash 4+3 gearbox and about 85 t miles done.

Any advices?

Thanks

Esa
Hi Esa,

welcome here, please give us more info on the B2K you are looking at.
It is a small world and we owners and enthusiasts know all cars and most of the cars histories.

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Hi Esa,

welcome here, please give us more info on the B2K you are looking at.
It is a small world and we owners and enthusiasts know all cars and most of the cars histories.

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Hi Jeroenvgfn,

Yes You can even know it. It's 1988#23 in Stuttgart in Germany, dark blue color with saddle painted targa top. I got a copy of one Year old Dekra testing report that didn't expose any major problem at the car, just normal worn break pads and rusty break discs. It's normal that door seals and interio wear out if use car and it has done at least 85 t miles (but how much more, how to indicate it?).

So if somebody has good hints what to check all advices are wellcome.
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Thanks Esa
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