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Old 03-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Tomorrow testdrive C6 2005 manual... things to look out for?

Hello corvette owners

Tomorrow I'm going to look at a corvette c6 from 2005 with 30.000 miles on the clock
The car is MANUAL shifted.

Are there common things to watch out for when I do the testdrive?
I also read some things about the gearbox that it's a weak thing with the 2005 models..

I hope someone can post some things to check when I do my testdrive tommorow!

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Default ask about the roof on the 2005

Hey,
My 2005 coupe is great and I have 61,000 miles. Biggest deal was the roof panal seperation. Mine flew off because the glue was bad. GM made it rite and I was pleased.
I go to the GLEN and race mine for 2 days each spring and I don't have a problem withe 6 speed.
I hope you find a great car !
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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If you're a serious drag racer doing high RPM drops off-the-line you'd probably want to beef-up the drive line/differential but I don't consider the 2005 transmission weak per se. I run road courses in my modified 2005. I put-down 490 RWHP. I rarely do high RPM launches off-the-line but otherwise I'm often running WOT and making high RPM up-shifts and downshifts. Despite hard track use my 2005 OEM transmission has held-up fine.
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The only thing to look out for is You're Gonna Love It.
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From the 2005 owner's manual.

Quote:
One to Four Shift Light
(Manual Transmission)

When this light comes on,
you can only shift from
FIRST (1) to FOURTH (4)
instead of FIRST (1) to
SECOND (2).

You must complete the shift into FOURTH (4) to turn
off this feature. This helps you get the best possible
fuel economy.

After shifting to FOURTH (4), you may downshift to a
lower gear if you prefer.

Notice: Forcing the shift lever into any gear except
FOURTH (4) when the 1 TO 4 SHIFT light comes
on may damage the transmission. Shift only from
FIRST (1) to FOURTH (4) when the light comes on.

This light will come on when:
• The engine coolant temperature is higher than
169°F (76°C),
• you are going 15 to 19 mph (24 to 31 km/h) and
• you are 21 percent throttle or less.
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Some are minor, obviously, but some like parasitic drain, erratic fuel gauge and loose harmonic balancer could be very very bad.




2005 Chevrolet Corvette V8-6.0L VIN U Recall and Technical Service Bulletin Titles

TSB Number & Issue Date TSB Title
09230B MAY 10 Recall - Roof Panel Separation
10118 APR 10 Recall - Service Active Handling System Message
06041C MAY 07 Recall - Body Color Roof Adhesive Separation
05086A NOV 05 Recall - Power Steering Hose Fractures
04086 JAN 05 Recall - Rear Brake Line Routing
TSB Number & Issue Date TSB Title
08089C NOV 08 Campaign - Deactivation Of Analog OnStar(R)
07301 AUG 08 Campaign - Fuel Tank Filler Cap Warranty Extension
05112D JUN 06 Campaign - Potential Painted Roof Separation
04096A JAN 05 Campaign - Incorrect Air bag OFF Indicator (Canada)
TSB Number & Issue Date TSB Title
00-03-10-002F APR 11 Wheels - Chrome Wheel Staining/Pitting/Corrosion
03-08-48-006H APR 11 A/C - Window Defroster Contact/Tab Repair Information
04-07-30-037E APR 11 A/T - Dexron®(R)-VI Fluid Information
08-08-67-013F MAR 11 Body - Various Noises from Lift Off Roof While Driving
06-00-89-031B MAR 11 Engine, A/T - Identification Information
10-08-50-003A MAR 11 Restraints - Driver/Passenger Seat Head Rest Information
99-08-51-007E MAR 11 Wheels/Tires - Refinishing Aluminum Wheels
11-00-90-001 MAR 11 Engine - GM dexos 1 and dexos 2(R) Oil Specifications
02-07-30-052G MAR 11 A/T - Fluid Oil Cooler Flush
99-08-51-001B MAR 11 Body - Paint-Less Dent Repair Recommendations
06-08-43-003C FEB 11 Glass/Body - Windshield Wiper Performance
09-09-40-001A FEB 11 Restraints - Seat Belt Warning Lamp On/Buckling Issues
01-08-42-001H JAN 11 Lighting - Exterior Lamp Condensation and Replacement
05-08-46-004C DEC 10 OnStar(R) - Number Incorrect/Incorrectly Assigned
06-08-50-009F DEC 10 Restraints - Passenger Presence System Information
03-07-29-004G DEC 10 Manual Transmission - M/T Operating Characteristics
05-03-07-009C DEC 10 Steering/Suspension - Wheel Alignment Specifications
09-06-03-004D DEC 10 Electrical - MIL ON/DTC's Set By Various Control Modules
07-08-49-020D DEC 10 Instruments - IPC Odometer Programming Reference Guide
01-08-51-003B NOV 10 Body - Application of Anti-Corrosion Materials
04-06-04-054B NOV 10 Engine Controls - Aftermarket Accessory Usage
08-07-30-035B NOV 10 A/T - Water Or Coolant Contamination Information
10-08-62-002 NOV 10 Body/Frame - Front License Plate Bracket Installation
08-08-67-001A OCT 10 Body - Cracks in Transparent Removable Roof Panel
05-06-04-022G OCT 10 Fuel System - TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline (Canada)
10-08-45-001B OCT 10 Electrical - Information For Electrical Ground Repair
05-09-40-002E OCT 10 Restraint System - Normal Safety Belt Locking Conditions
10-08-44-006 OCT 10 Navigation - Report Missing/Inaccurate Nav. Map Info
10-08-52-004 OCT 10 Keyless Entry - No Remote Detected/No Fobs Detected
00-08-48-005D SEP 10 Body - Vehicle Glass Distortion Information
04-08-50-006D SEP 10 Interior - Seat Cover Wrinkle/Crease/Burn Info
10-08-98-002 AUG 10 Body - Drilling High Strength Steel Using CryoCobalt(R)
05-06-01-034L JUL 10 Engine - Oil Leaks From Rear Cover
07-07-31-001C JUL 10 Clutch Hydraulic System
10-03-16-001 JUL 10 TPMS System - Service And Re-Learning Sensor IDs
03-00-89-008E JUL 10 Body - Metal Body Panel Corrosion Protection
06-08-51-005A JUN 10 Body - Hem Flange Sealer For Corrosion Protection
03-08-98-002B JUN 10 Body - Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding/Equipment
07-06-04-019D JUN 10 Electrical - Intermittent MIL/DTC P2138/Reduced Power
99-09-40-005F JUN 10 Restraints - Extender Availability For Seat Belt
02-08-42-001D JUN 10 Lighting - Headlamp Polycarbonate Lens Damage Prevention
08-08-110-001E JUN 10 Interior - Convertible Headliner Frayed At Outer Edges
06-03-10-010A JUN 10 Wheels - Changing Procedures/Precautions
10-00-89-010 MAY 10 Locks - Key Code Security Rules and Information
00-03-10-006F MAY 10 Wheels/Tires - Tire Radial Force Variation (RFV)
04-06-01-029E APR 10 Vehicle - Engine Crankcase and Subsystems Flushing Info.
05-03-10-003F APR 10 Tires/Wheels - Low Tire/Leaking Cast Aluminum Wheels
04-03-10-001F APR 10 Tires/Wheels - Tire Puncture Repair Procedures
08-03-10-006C APR 10 Tires/Wheels - Tire Slowly Goes Flat/Warning Light ON
05-03-10-020C APR 10 Wheels/Tires - Use of Nitrogen Gas in Tires
06-08-44-012E APR 10 Navigation System - Software/DVD Update Program
07-04-20-002B APR 10 Drivetrain - Vibration/Noise While Making A Turn/Accel
10-08-110-001 MAR 10 Interior - Proper Use of Floor Mats
09-08-67-013A MAR 10 Body - Various Folding Top Issues
08-08-64-011A FEB 10 Mirrors - Heated Mirrors, Defrosting Time
00-07-30-009D FEB 10 A/T - Goodwrench® Transmission Replacement
01-07-30-042F FEB 10 A/T - 2-3 Upshift or 3-2 Downshift Clunk Noise
00-06-01-026C FEB 10 Engine - Intake Manifold Inspection/Replacement
09-03-10-017 DEC 09 Wheels/Tires - Replacement Wheel Weight Information
99-04-20-002F NOV 09 Drivetrain - Clunk Noise Shifting From PARK Into Gear
06-08-64-001B OCT 09 Body - Side Window Chipping Information
05-03-08-002C OCT 09 Suspension - Shock Absorber/Strut Leakage Information
06-08-111-004B SEP 09 06-08-111-004B - BULLETIN CANCELLATION NOTIFICATION
09-08-48-006 SEP 09 Body - Stain/Film On Windshield Glass Perimeter
04-06-04-047I AUG 09 Fuel System - 'TOP TIER' Detergent Gasoline Information
06-02-32-013B AUG 09 Steering - Power Steering Pump Replacement Tips
03-03-10-007E AUG 09 Wheels/Tires - OE Tire/Wheel Characteristics
07-06-04-022G JUL 09 Fuel System -07-06-04-022G End Of Need For Information
99-08-64-016C JUL 09 Body - Maintaining Exterior Weatherstrip Appearance
08-06-01-008A JUL 09 Engine - Drive Belt Misalignment Diagnostics
07-06-01-016B JUL 09 Engine - Noise/Damage Oil Filter Application Importance
08-03-10-004A JUL 09 Wheels/Tires - Accessory Wheel & Tire Information
07-07-31-001B JUL 09 M/T - Clutch Hydraulic System Service Information
05-08-51-008C JUN 09 Body - Bumps or Rust Colored Spots in Paint
07-07-30-010B JUN 09 A/T Controls - Snapshot Data Upload Information
08-08-42-005B JUN 09 Lighting - Headlamp Warranty Replacement Guideline
99-01-39-004C JUN 09 A/C - Musty Odors Emitted From (HVAC) System
08-08-42-005B JUN 09 Lighting - Headlamp Replacement Information
07-09-40-002A JUN 09 Restraints - Seat Belt Latch Stop Button Availability
06-08-44-015B MAY 09 Audio System - Noise When Using Portable Playback Unit
02-08-44-007D MAY 09 OnStar(R) - Negative Impact of Cloth/Vinyl Roofs
03-06-04-030G APR 09 Fuel System - Driveability Issues/MIL/Multiple DTC's
09-08-46-001 APR 09 OnStar(R) - Generation 6 Service Procedures
08-03-10-005A MAR 09 Wheels/Tires - Chrome/Steel Valve Stem Cap Precautions
00-05-22-002L MAR 09 Brakes- Disc Brake Warranty Service And Procedures
09-08-48-002A MAR 09 Body - Marks/Stains on Windshield When Wet
08-08-44-010F MAR 09 Navigation Radio - Diagnostic Tips
02-08-98-002C FEB 09 Body - Hem Flange Rust Repair Information
01-07-30-036H JAN 09 A/T Control - DTC P0756 Diagnostic Tips
07-08-98-001A JAN 09 Body - Non-Approval of Clipping For Collision Repair
00-00-90-002J JAN 09 Tires - Correct Inflation Pressure Information
09-07-31-001 JAN 09 M/T - Low Clutch Pedal/Difficult Shifting
07-08-64-022B JAN 09 Instruments - Unnecessary Park Assist Mirror Replacement
01-06-01-011E DEC 08 Gasoline Engine - Oil Consumption Guidelines
05-03-10-015B DEC 08 Wheels/Tires - Tire Rotation Information
04-07-30-017B NOV 08 A/T - Revised Converter Check Valve/Cooler Line Fitting
08-06-03-009A OCT 08 Electrical - Reducing Intermittent Electrical Concerns
05-08-46-006Q OCT 08 OnStar(R) - Analog/Digital Ready System Digital Upgrade
01-07-30-032E SEP 08 A/T - 4T65E Fluid Leaking From A/T Vent
00-00-89-027E SEP 08 Interior - Elimination Of Unwanted Odors
08-08-46-006 SEP 08 Audio System - XM(R) Terrestrial Repeater Changes
06-08-46-008C SEP 08 OnStar(R) - Analog/Digital System Information
05-03-10-005D SEP 08 Wheels/Tires - Upsized Wheel/Tire Characteristics
08-08-49-011B SEP 08 Instruments - Speedometer Accuracy Information
08-08-44-028 AUG 08 Audio - Inadvertent Steering Wheel Button Activation
08-08-64-012 AUG 08 Interior - Door Speaker Rattle, Buzz, Squeak
08-08-46-004 AUG 08 OnStar(R) - Aftermarket Device Interference Information
08-08-44-026 AUG 08 Audio System - Refurbishing Radio Faceplates/Knobs
02-06-03-008D JUL 08 Charging System - Low Voltage Display/Battery Discharged
05-06-02-001A JUL 08 Cooling System, A/C - Aluminum Heater Cores/Radiators
08-08-44-023 JUN 08 Navigation Radio - Adaptation After Radio/Battery R&R
05-00-89-072B JUN 08 Engine/Fuel System - Oil/Fuel Additive Information
00-07-30-022D JUN 08 A/T - 4L60/65E, No Reverse/2nd or 4th Gear
08-08-67-009 JUN 08 Body - Convertible Top Stowage Compartment Bracket Rust
08-04-20-003 JUN 08 Drivetrain - Axle Nuts Appear to be Loose
08-07-30-027 JUN 08 A/T - No Movement in Drive or 3rd Gear
06-08-67-002A JUN 08 Body/Interior - Hard Top Squeaks When Stowed in Trunk
08-07-30-008B JUN 08 A/T - Diagnostic Information for DTC's P0894/P1870
05-05-23-007A MAY 08 Brakes - Brake Rotor Visual Crack Information
07-04-95-001A MAY 08 Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Tapping/Scraping Noise
05-08-68-001B MAY 08 M/T - MIL ON/DTC P0833/Cruise Control Inoperative
08-07-30-026 MAY 08 A/T - Slight Vehicle Movement In Park At Start Up
08-08-110-010 MAY 08 Interior - Floor Mat and/or Trunk Partition Comes Loose
08-03-10-007 MAY 08 Tires - Minimizing Damage to TPM Sensors
01-07-30-010C MAY 08 A/T - Torque Converter Replacement Information
08-03-16-003 MAY 08 Tire Monitor System - TPM Sensor Information
04-06-04-036E MAY 08 Emission - Emissions Programming Warranty Coverage
03-07-30-007E MAY 08 A/T - Gear Engagement Time Information
08-07-30-009B MAY 08 A/T - 4T80E, Slips in Gear/L/H Axle Seal Leaks
05-06-03-002C APR 08 Battery/Charging System - Electrical Diagnostics Info.
02-06-03-009C APR 08 Electrical - Battery Charging Tips/Recommendations
00-06-01-012C APR 08 Engine - Use of 'Surface Conditioning Disks'
08-08-47-001 MAR 08 Keyless Access System - Information/Operation
08-08-51-002 MAR 08 Body - TPO Fascia Cleaning Prior to Painting
08-08-52-002 FEB 08 Remote Starting System - System Inoperative Diagnostics
08-09-41-003 FEB 08 Restraints - Usage of Used/Salvaged/Imitation Components
05-00-89-078B FEB 08 Fuel System - GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS(R) Info.
06-06-04-035A FEB 08 Fuel System - E85 Fuel Usage Precaution
06-06-01-010A FEB 08 Exhaust System - Catalytic Converter Precautions
04-03-10-012B FEB 08 Wheels - Chrome Wheel Brake Dust Accumulation/Pitting
01-05-23-001B JAN 08 Brakes - Rotor Lateral Runout Correction Information
99-08-52-005C JAN 08 Keyless Entry System - Characteristics of Operation
08-01-38-001 JAN 08 A/C - Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling/Equipment
05-06-02-002B JAN 08 Cooling System - DEX-COOL®(R) Coolant Leak Detection Dye
00-08-46-004C JAN 08 OnStar(R) - Re-establishing OnStar(R) Communications
02-08-46-006C JAN 08 OnStar(R) - Incorrect GPS Position Reported During Call
07-00-89-060 DEC 07 Electrical - GM-Approved Terminal Probe Test Kit
02-08-46-007C NOV 07 OnStar(R) - Loss of GPS Signal/Hands Free Issues
06-02-35-002B OCT 07 Electrical - Service Active handling Message/DTC C0710
05-06-01-010B SEP 07 Engine - Sealant Usage/Procedures
07-08-45-002 SEP 07 Electrical - Aftermarket Fuse Warning
07-08-67-006 AUG 07 Body - Convertible Top Won't Close Properly/Crooked/Bent
03-06-03-001D AUG 07 Starting System - Starter Cranks After Key Released
05-06-04-035C JUL 07 Fuel System - E85 Fuel Usage Precautions
05-08-44-005A JUL 07 Entertainment System - Headphone Foam Pad Replacement
05-08-59-003E MAY 07 Body - Popping/Clicking Noise From Roof Near Windshield
07-08-64-011 MAY 07 Windows - Do Not Lower Properly/Indexing Problem
07-07-30-008 MAY 07 A/T - 4L60-E/4L65-E/4L70-E Production Update
07-08-63-001 APR 07 Body - Polypropylene Energy Absorber Replacement
07-08-44-007 APR 07 Navigation System - Replacement Navigation Discs
06-02-32-012B APR 07 Power Steering - Shudder/Vibration at idle
02-08-42-004A MAR 07 Instruments - Reduced PRNDL Display Visibility
07-06-03-001B MAR 07 Electrical - Dead Battery After Extended Storage
07-06-01-002 MAR 07 Engine - Revised Connecting Rod Bolt Torque
04-08-44-024A FEB 07 Computers - Radio Fuse Removal Prior to Programming
04-07-30-013B FEB 07 Engine, A/T - Shift/Driveability Concerns/MIL ON
05-07-30-018A JAN 07 A/T - Cold Weather Shift Characteristics
06-08-64-008A DEC 06 Body - Window Glass Re-Initialization procedure
06-05-22-007 NOV 06 Brakes - Rotor/Drum Refinishing Labor Operations
06-00-89-054 NOV 06 Warranty - Claims Submission
06-00-89-050 NOV 06 Warranty - DTC's Required On Repair Orders
06-08-67-006A NOV 06 TSB 06-08-67-006 CANCELLATION NOTIFICATION
01-07-31-002B NOV 06 M/T - Hydraulic Clutch Bleeding Procedure Improvement
06-08-49-020 OCT 06 Instruments - Heads Up Display Bezel Warped
00-06-04-033B OCT 06 Emissions - OBDII I/M Readiness Testing
02-08-98-001C OCT 06 Body - Metal Panel Adhesive Bonding Information
01-07-30-038D SEP 06 A/T - Poor Performance/MIL ON/DTC P0757
06-07-30-017A AUG 06 A/T - 4L60-E/4L65-E/4L70-E Whine/Whistle/Chirp Noise
00-06-02-006D AUG 06 Cooling System - Coolant Recycling Information
06-06-04-037 AUG 06 Engine Controls - MIL Function During I/M Testing
06-01-39-007 JUL 06 A/C - Contaminated R134A Refrigerant
06-08-110-005 JUL 06 Interior - Floor Mat Retainers Loose/Separating
03-07-30-043A MAY 06 A/T - Shift Lock Control Feature Function
05-08-44-014B MAY 06 Audio System - Poor/No Radio Reception/Static
06-06-04-030 MAY 06 Fuel System - E85 Refueling Station Information
03-04-20-006A MAY 06 Drivetrain - Rear Differential Fluid Leaks
05-07-30-028A MAY 06 A/T - 4L60-E/4L65-E/4L70-E Product Updates
06-08-45-004 MAY 06 Electrical - Instrument Panel & General Wiring Repair
06-08-67-004 APR 06 Body - Power Folding Top Tonneau Inoperative
06-08-64-019 APR 06 Paint - Scuffing/Dulling Dirt Impingement on 1/4 Panel
05-08-64-002B APR 06 Body - Door Latches Freezes in Extreme Cold
02-08-48-001B MAR 06 Body - Urethane Adhesives for Glass Applications
02-06-04-015A MAR 06 Starting System - Engine No Start/No Crank Condition
02-08-46-010G MAR 06 OnStar(R) - Programming for Canadian French
06-03-10-004 MAR 06 Tires/Wheels - Wheel Weight Usage Precautions
05-06-01-001D FEB 06 Engine - Check Gauges Lamp ON/Low Battery
02-06-05-004B FEB 06 Accessories - DTC's P0300, P1380, P1381
05-08-44-029A FEB 06 Audio System - Radio Knob Availability
06-08-49-004 FEB 06 Interior - Revised Console Trim Panel Replacement
04-08-46-002B FEB 06 OnStar(R) - Unable to Connect, Bulletin Cancellation
06-06-04-007 FEB 06 Electrical - DTC P0606/P0689/P1516/P1682/P2176
04-06-04-051B JAN 06 Fuel System - Fuel Injector Maintenance Cleaning
05-09-41-010 DEC 05 SRS - New SIR System Disabling Procedure
05-08-50-003A DEC 05 Interior/A/C - Heated Seats Inop. One Week After Repair
05-03-10-019 DEC 05 Tires - Run Flat/Zero Pressure Tire Info./Service
05-08-49-027 NOV 05 Engine Controls - Erratic Fuel Gauge Readings/DTC's Set
02-01-39-004B NOV 05 A/C - New PAG Oil
05-06-04-041A NOV 05 Instruments - Erratic Fuel gauge Readings/DTC P0463 Set
05-04-95-001 NOV 05 Drivetrain - Rear Axle Nut Torquing Procedure
01-07-30-030B OCT 05 A/T - 4L60-E/4L65-E Harsh 1-2 Upshift Diagnosis
05-08-42-015 OCT 05 Lighting - Headlamp Ballast Identification
01-07-30-041B OCT 05 A/T - Diagnosing Fluid Leaks
01-07-30-002E SEP 05 Electrical - A/T Stuck in 2nd/3rd Gear/MIL ON/DTC's
05-06-04-060 SEP 05 Engine, A/T Controls - Shared Diagnostic Trouble Codes
02-07-30-024B AUG 05 A/T - Cracked Case Diagnosis
05-07-31-001A AUG 05 M/T - Clutch Pedal Won't Go to Up Position at High RPM
03-06-04-012A AUG 05 Electrical - Harness Connection Inspection
05-08-67-009 AUG 05 Body - False DTC B3666 With No Power Top Issues
05-09-40-003 AUG 05 Restraints - Passenger Seat Belt Buckle Hard to Move
05-06-03-005 JUL 05 Electrical - Revised Negative Battery Cable Service
05-08-67-008 JUL 05 Body - Convertible Top Tonneau Cover Won't Latch
04-08-44-023C JUL 05 Audio System - Numerous Radio/CD Player Concerns
05-08-42-009 JUL 05 Lighting - Front Park Lamps Turn Signals Int. Inop.
04-08-48-001B JUN 05 A/C - Broken Rear Window Defogger Grid Detection
05-08-44-019 JUN 05 Audio System - Station Presets Change/No Audio
05-05-25-004 JUN 05 Brakes - Revised Brake Control Module Replacement
05-03-16-001 MAY 05 Computers/Controls - DTC U1000 Explanation
05-08-42-007 MAY 05 Lighting - Headlamp Seal Assembly Torn
05-03-10-004 APR 05 Tire Monitor System - Tire Mounting/Dismounting Cautions
00-08-46-002A APR 05 OnStar(R) - Cellular Antenna Replacement Parts
05-08-42-004 APR 05 Lighting - Apparent Headlamp Hazing or Shadows
05-03-08-004 MAR 05 Suspension - Revised Front/Rear Ball Joint Torque Specs.
05-08-66-002 MAR 05 Body - Rear Hatch Exterior Release Switch Operation
03-05-24-001A MAR 05 Brakes - Wheel Cylinder Inspection Guidelines
05-08-49-005 FEB 05 Instruments - Inside/Outside Temperatures Don't Match
00-08-46-003B FEB 05 Instruments - GPS System Performance Degradation
05-08-44-004 FEB 05 Audio System - Various Door/Speaker Concerns
05-08-66-001 FEB 05 Body - Rear Hatch Inoperative With Key
04-06-03-016 DEC 04 Battery - Specification Label Clarification
04-07-29-003B DEC 04 M/T - Normal Shift Lever Movement
04-08-50-018 DEC 04 Interior - Driver/Passenger Seats Inoperative
04-08-44-022 NOV 04 Audio System - CD Eject Button Sticks
01-01-38-006D SEP 04 A/C - R-134a System Flushing Procedures
04-08-68-002 SEP 04 Cruise Control - Increasing Set Speed
01-03-10-009A JUL 04 Wheels - Plastic Wheel Nut Covers Loose/Missing
02-06-03-010A JUL 04 Battery - Parasitic Drain
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Check to see if there was a problem with the steering lock. I needed to replace mine because of a defect in the column.
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Thanks for all your replys!
How can I see the steeringlock problem if it's stil exists?
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How can I see the steeringlock problem if it's stil exists?
Unfortunately you really can't. On the '05's you need to put the car in reverse gear when you shut it off. I suggest you do that a couple times and make sure that a message on the screen does not come on indicating "steering lock malfaction-needs service". What happens if this comes up is that you cannot start the car. Ask the previous owner if he had any issues with it.
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There will be people who say to stay away from a first model year vehicle (the 2005's were the first year of the 6th generation) like this one, and yeah, there were a few problems during this year but I know a bunch of 2005 C6 owners who have gone problem free and couldn't be happier.

Great colour too. Good luck with the test drive.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #11
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Thnx man
I'm from the Netherlands, unfortunately here are not much corvette's..hehe

Btw.. I'm still in a really (little) doubt about buying the C5 Z06!..
Also 405HP, and a really sporty look..
But it's just missing the luxoury and options that the c6 has..

How about the riding on the road?
which one is better for daily use?
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Thnx man
I'm from the Netherlands, unfortunately here are not much corvette's..hehe

Btw.. I'm still in a really (little) doubt about buying the C5 Z06!..
Also 405HP, and a really sporty look..
But it's just missing the luxoury and options that the c6 has..

How about the riding on the road?
which one is better for daily use?
I would say...

For performance - the C5 Z06
For a daily driver - the 2005 C6
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Hello corvette owners

Tomorrow I'm going to look at a corvette c6 from 2005 with 30.000 miles on the clock
The car is MANUAL shifted.

Are there common things to watch out for when I do the testdrive?
I also read some things about the gearbox that it's a weak thing with the 2005 models..

I hope someone can post some things to check when I do my testdrive tommorow!

This is the car:

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Like I told you in the thread you opened on the Heartbeat forum, get a GM-VIS from Gene Culley. Details can be found in this thread http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...s-reports.html

The car you are interested in has different color headlamps compared to the body color. IMHO never a good sign

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It's less about the year, and more about the previous owner and whether s/he took good care of the car.

I'd rather buy a well maintained 2005, than a 2008 that's been beat on.

All being said, I got my 05 from a guy who took REALLY good care of it, and I couldn't have been happier with the purchase!
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Check to see if there was a problem with the steering lock. I needed to replace mine because of a defect in the column.
Get the "Eliminator Kit" from Corvettes of Houston. I believed it cured my no crank issue in my 05 Z51
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There will be people who say to stay away from a first model year vehicle (the 2005's were the first year of the 6th generation) like this one, and yeah, there were a few problems during this year but I know a bunch of 2005 C6 owners who have gone problem free and couldn't be happier.

Great colour too. Good luck with the test drive.


Yep, another problem free 2005 owner

MY car has 34K miles on it. I have had to replace the fuel vent solenoid and it took me less than 30 mins to do it myself. The DIY thread is here http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...49-w-pics.html

BTW you can easily bypass the skip shift (Computer Aided Gear Selection or CAGS) with a smart fuse. Check out this thread....I did this and it is great

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...2013-cags.html

Check the tires. At 30k miles they are either worn out or have been replaced. To replace tires your looking at $1,500 +/-. Even if the tires are newer, turn the wheels to the left or right lock and look for excessive ware on the inside of the tread. The tires are so wide you cannot tell with out turning the wheel.

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you get buy a CAGS shift bypass for about 18 dollars and get rid of that 1-4 shifting. I bought one for my 05 (fuse type) it installs in about 5 minutes. Then you wil REALLY enjoy your ride
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you can: buy a CAGS shift bypass for about 18 dollars and get rid of that 1-4 shifting. I bought one for my 05 (fuse type) it installs in about 5 minutes. Then you will REALLY enjoy your ride
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Love mine... Ditto a previous post re the different color headlamp surround...question that.
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So did OP buy the car???
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