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Old 03-11-2020, 02:21 AM
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I’m skewing the thread, but I read something interesting about the mid engine Vette. To replace the accessory drive belt, it is necessary to drop the engine and transaxle. I hope they made it easy to do so.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:39 PM
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I’m skewing the thread, but I read something interesting about the mid engine Vette. To replace the accessory drive belt, it is necessary to drop the engine and transaxle. I hope they made it easy to do so.
I'm finding out nothing's easy to replace on that car. There's a YouTube of needing to remove the entire trunk cavity to gain access to and replace the air filter. I'm sure glad I reconciled the fact that I didn't want an automatic transmission only sports car, and bought a 7-speed Tremec manual transmission C7.. Just think of the nightmare in the supercharger's location on a C8 Z06.



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Old 03-12-2020, 09:33 PM
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I'm finding out nothing's easy to replace on that car. There's a YouTube of needing to remove the entire trunk cavity to gain access to and replace the air filter. I'm sure glad I reconciled the fact that I didn't want an automatic transmission only sports car, and bought a 7-speed Tremec manual transmission C7.. Just think of the nightmare in the supercharger's location on a C8 Z06.



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You are trying way to hard. Is this another RV/motor coach (that one never gets old) story?
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The guy’s talking about his car. Why can’t you leave him to it?
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:24 PM
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I was teasing Tom.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:34 PM
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If you watch the cleetus McFarland you tube channel drive of the c8, he looks around and there is no room for a supercharger drive. So turbos or maybe an electric SC in in the works. Some creative drive system is always a possibility but it's real tight in there. I have a feeling the whole rear of the car drops out without a crazy amount of work. I think it looks like a not great hotwheel model. Something just looks toyish and blow molded plasticy. Like a real nice powerwheels.

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I was. Wish we could keep the attitudes in the ODP&R, and leave a place somewhere to talk about cars.
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If you watch the cleetus McFarland you tube channel drive of the c8, he looks around and there is no room for a supercharger drive. So turbos or maybe an electric SC in in the works. Some creative drive system is always a possibility but it's real tight in there. I have a feeling the whole rear of the car drops out without a crazy amount of work. I think it looks like a not great hotwheel model. Something just looks toyish and blow molded plasticy. Like a real nice powerwheels.

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Thatís what Iím thinking(hoping.) It might be that the engine transaxle drop out easily. Even then, most people wonít be equipped to change a belt in their garage, much less their driveway.

If it were designed for it, you could have it such a that the entire engine/transaxle could drop out in thirty minutes or less. A few big bolts attaching the entire assembly. One big bulkhead connector for wiring. An electric air conditioner unit with no engine connections. Fuel lines and maybe quick connects for oil cooler and coolant lines. What are the chances of Detroit making a car that serviceable? Somewhere between nil and nonexistent.
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Old 03-13-2020, 07:27 AM
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I was. Wish we could keep the attitudes in the ODP&R, and leave a place somewhere to talk about cars.
Actually, I try pretty hard not to have those attitudes over there either.
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:08 AM
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Thatís what Iím thinking(hoping.) It might be that the engine transaxle drop out easily. Even then, most people wonít be equipped to change a belt in their garage, much less their driveway.

If it were designed for it, you could have it such a that the entire engine/transaxle could drop out in thirty minutes or less. A few big bolts attaching the entire assembly. One big bulkhead connector for wiring. An electric air conditioner unit with no engine connections. Fuel lines and maybe quick connects for oil cooler and coolant lines. What are the chances of Detroit making a car that serviceable? Somewhere between nil and nonexistent.
The dealerships make most of their money on maintenance/repairs. So if it takes 6 hours to replace a beltÖ
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:16 AM
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I’m skewing the thread, but I read something interesting about the mid engine Vette. To replace the accessory drive belt, it is necessary to drop the engine and transaxle. I hope they made it easy to do so.
My guess a $1950.00 labor estimate at a dealership to replace that belt. Priced that way as over two grand would be excessive after the $49.99 parts cost.
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:48 AM
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If you’re spending two grand in labor to replace a worn drive belt, you might as well replace the water pump and timing chain while you’re there...
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:07 AM
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Actually, I try pretty hard not to have those attitudes over there either.
Keeping those attitudes out of ODP&R is completely impossible. When I’m punched, I punch back. I would like to see it cordial here though.

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