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Hi All,

I'm not a Z06 owner and I know the picture is blurry but I'm desperate for some help!

As you may or may not know, the dealer had to replace my gears under warranty last week. Today, I needed to tighten up the exhaust that was installed 4 weeks ago and check for rattles.

It's in the air now and I noticed the 2 bolts directly in the center of where the jack goes (rear) are completely loose.

Does anyone have any idea what these are for. Could these being loose cause any noise? Thanks for the help!




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MeanGreen, if they are the two bolts I think they are, they are your trans mount bolts, not a good thing to be loose


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Thanks Z06Jim...that's what it looked like to me. I'll break out the maunals and see what the torque specs are. Thanks
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Mark, I'd take that back to the dealer ASAP!!


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Frank,

I'll be following the sage advice of trusted FRC owner and calling GM first thing Monday morning
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I wish I had checked it before now but I didn't think I would have too considering the dealer's "expertise" with corevttes. Yeah right...learned my lesson the hard way
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I got the manual out now and am checking the torque specs. Unfortunatley it wouldn't do me any good talking to them today
. And I don't want to drive it any distance without getting some torque on those nuts!

The Tampa area will know who the dealer is and every C5 owner I run into will know my story. Bad for them!

btw...out of the 3 forums I posted this message for help on, you guys were the quickest to answer. And I don't even own a Z06. THANKS GUYS!!!

Mark

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MeanGreen2000:
btw...out of the 3 forums I posted this message for help on, you guys were the quickest to answer. And I don't even own a Z06. THANKS GUYS!!!
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Mark, that's what this site is all about, helping each other.
 
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A quick update...

I mis-read the torque specs Saturday afternoon and snapped one of the bolts
. Called the dealer right away and told them the story. I would not have had to turn a wrench if it was done right the first time. The appointment was this morning...

the dealer installed a new transaxle mount with no questions asked. They also drained and refilled with synthetic oil. Although they said no "Friction Modifier" was needed. This is contrary to what I've been told by a knowledgeable source.

Thanks again for the help guys!

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Good to see everything worked out.


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I think that "friction modifier" isn't needed on non-spooled/lockered rears, from what I understand.

I know that when I had a SOFT LOCKER put in my Jeep's rear, THEN I needed friction modifier...

Now, does the "traction control" set-up in the Z06 necessitate friction modifier? Hmmm..

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On 2001-08-06 12:27, hcvone says:
Green, the dealer better put limited slip additive in your car, the service manual calls for it.
On the contrary. Ignore the Service Manual in this case.

The only reason Friction Modifier (the so-called "GM Additive) is needed is to eliminate limited slip noise or chatter. Problem is, the friction modifier does that by degrading limited slip action slightly. If your rear axle is not squealiing or chattering in tight turns, then you don't need the additive.

Best test for to determine if you need the additive is to drive the car about 10 miles to warm the rear axle lubricant then, find a big parking lot and drive in circles (both directions) at a slow speed listening for a squealing noise coming from the rear end. If you hear it, use the additive. If you don't hear noise, don't use the additive.

The Manual specifies it automatically and most dealers put it in becuase they don't want come-backs due to noise.
 
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thanks guys...especially Hib, very /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif

this thread musta been bouncing around for a while...problem is all solved and good to go....still wish I had a dealer in the area I could trust, but that's another matter!

Mark
 
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