C4 Corvette Maintenance Basics

Author: John Loughmiller
ISBN: 9781533615879
Format: PDF
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In the "C4 Corvette Maintenance Basics" book you'll find troubleshooting and maintenance information and a resource section that will help you locate needed parts and accessories.The technical information provided is basic troubleshooting and maintenance techniques for the C4 Corvette including the recovery and meaning of computer trouble codes. You'll also read about symptoms and common causes for power train issues. This information is presented along with specific engine and transmission information plus preventative maintenance suggestions. There is also an FAQ section for new owners. (Note that these sections DO NOT cover everything a Factory Service Manual covers.)The majority of the book presents a listing of failure types and problems sorted by model year as reported by Corvette dealers, owners and independent repair shops. Called Defect Reports, these data were collected by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) over the years going all the way back to the first C4, the 1984 model. Unfortunately the NHTSA website does not provide information for all model years from the C4 production run. Fortunately, the author was able to find historical Defect Reports for the entire C4 production run for the 1984 through 1996 models and included it in this book. This is information that - to the author's knowledge - you can't get anywhere else.Most of the dealer's master technicians who knew the C4 inside-out have retired and when they left, they took their tribal knowledge with them leaving C4 owners with only a few Corvette specialty repair shops - mostly in large cities - and their own skills to sort out C4 problems. The "C4 Corvette Maintenance Basics" book is intended to help address the shortage of DIY technical information for C4 owners. When you have an issue with your C4 Corvette, it's suggested that you first take a look at the maintenance section of the book and then browse the Defect Reports - laborious as that may be due to the number of reports. If you use these resources the odds for diagnosing your problem and developing a repair strategy will increase in your favor.Finally, browse the recalls and defect reports for your year C4 some evening when you're bored. Use the information you find there as a guide for checking your car to find out if you have any similar conditions that might cause you problems in the near future.

Cor vette Specs

Author: Mike Antonick
Publisher: Michael Bruce Assoc
ISBN: 9780933534513
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Finally, one comprehensive collection filled with photos and facts covering the fourth-generation Corvettes that catapulted America's sports car back to the top and brought departed faithful back to the fold while gaining legions of converts. Every inch of the C4 is covered, with detailed information about the car's antilock brakes, aluminum heads, six-speed manual transmissions and 32-valve all-aluminum LT5 engines. Also examined are the return of the Corvette convertible and special editions like Callaway Twin-Turbos, the 35th and 40th Anniversary Specials, Challenge racers, Indy Pace Cars, Grand Sports and the king -of-the-hill, the ZR-1s. Illustrated throughout with detail photography depicting interiors and exteriors, cutaway drawings of cars and powerplants and technical drawings dissecting the technology behind the cars.

C4 Corvette Buyers Guide

Author: John Loughmiller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533414090
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"C4 Corvette Buyers Guide - A Reference for the Purchase and Maintenance of the 4th Generation Corvette." With the 4th Generation Corvette - known as the C4 model - enthusiasts have an opportunity to purchase arguably the biggest bang for the buck in pre-owned Corvettes. As a result, sales of the 1984 through 1996 Corvettes are more robust than other models and yet the prices are very reasonable for a world class sports car. Th "C4 Corvette Buyers Guide" is aimed squarely at these new C4 owners and perspective owners - a reference book that provides the information needed to make informed decisions about the purchase and maintenance of the C4. Illustrated with many photographs, the book begins with a history of the C4 Corvette in chapter one which will help you understand the design and manufacture philosophy plus you'll read about the year by year improvements made to the car. Using this information, you'll be able to choose the best year for your budget. Next, you'll find yourself at chapter two which guides you through a purchase via an extremely detailed pre-buy check list. You'll use these guidelines to avoid being so mesmerized by the good looks and superior performance of the 4th generation Corvette that you inadvertently overlook damage, engine or transmission problems, inoperative systems and various seller tricks. After that, you're off to the maintenance and performance chapters; both are informative and full of detailed information and suggestions. You'll refer to these two chapters again and again after your purchase which extends the book's usefulness well beyond the day you take delivery of your C4. Next, a product recall chapter advises you of safety campaigns.You'll want to check on these specific repairs to make certain they've been accomplished. A resources chapter follows. It lists Corvette books you may wish to add to your library plus information about the National Corvette Museum. In this chapter, you'll also find lots of places to buy parts and accessories - including specialty houses - complete with contact information and websites if available. Lastly, the author wraps things up with some closing remarks. In the "C4 Corvette Buyers Guide," you'll find the answers to new owner's (and hope-to-be owners) questions about America's Sports Car and be able to find just the right C4 - plus you'll be able to make certain that it's maintained properly after the purchase.


Author: Lawrence Goldstone
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553394193
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the acclaimed author of Birdmen comes a revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile, an illuminating and entertaining true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation’s first car show in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The event was a spectacular success, attracting seventy exhibitors and nearly fifty thousand visitors. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm—and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. Drive! is the most complete account to date of the wild early days of the auto age. Lawrence Goldstone tells the fascinating story of how the internal combustion engine, a “theory looking for an application,” evolved into an innovation that would change history. Debunking many long-held myths along the way, Drive! shows that the creation of the automobile was not the work of one man, but very much a global effort. Long before anyone had heard of Henry Ford, men with names like Benz, Peugeot, Renault, and Daimler were building and marketing the world’s first cars. Goldstone breathes life into an extraordinary cast of characters: the inventors and engineers who crafted engines small enough to use on a “horseless carriage”; the financiers who risked everything for their visions; the first racers—daredevils who pushed rickety, untested vehicles to their limits; and such visionary lawyers as George Selden, who fought for and won the first patent for the gasoline-powered automobile. Lurking around every corner is Henry Ford, a brilliant innovator and an even better marketer, a tireless promoter of his products—and of himself. With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, Drive! plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when near-manic innovation, competition, and consumerist zeal coalesced to change the way the world moved. Praise for Drive! “[A] marvelously told story . . . The author provides a terrific backdrop to the ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ era in which his story takes place. On display are lucky scoundrels and unlucky geniuses, hustlers, hacks, and daredevils galore. . . . Goldstone has written a book that beautifully captures the intertwined fates of these two ingenious pioneers.”—The Wall Street Journal “A wonderful, story-filled saga of the early days of the auto age . . . Readers will be swept up in his vivid re-creation of a bygone era. . . . ‘Horse Is Doomed,’ read one headline in 1895. This highly readable popular history tells why.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred reviews) “A splendid dissection of the Selden/Ford patent face-off and its place in automotive historiography, this work will be enjoyed by business, legal, transportation, social, and intellectual historians; general readers; and all libraries.”—Library Journal (starred review) “This book contains the great names in automotive history—the Dodge brothers, Barney Oldfield, all the French (they seemed, until Ford, to lead the Americans in development of the vehicle)—and it is fascinating. . . . An engaging new take on the history of technological innovation.”—Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

High Performance C5 Corvette Builder s Guide

Author: Walt Thurn
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494332
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With almost 250,000 units sold, C5s are now becoming more affordable with the introduction of the C6. This is great news for enthusiasts who wish to build and modify them. High-Performance C5 Corvette Builder’s Guide shows you how to upgrade your Corvette’s engine, from basic bolt-ons to serious engine modifications. There are also chapters on tweaking your suspension, drivetrain, brakes, and wheels and tires. Also included are tables, charts, color pictures, and step-by-step build-ups and how-to sequences to explain how to correctly modify your C5 for drag racing, road racing, autocross, or simply to heads turn on cruise nights.

The Toyota Way

Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071435635
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector

Corvette from the Inside

Author: Dave McLellan
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 9780837608594
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Celebrations begin this year to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette. There's no one more qualified than Dave McLellan to reflect upon the remarkable endurance of this legendary American icon. Dave McLellan belongs to a select group by having been the second of only three Corvette Chief Engineers to date. He is also the very first Corvette Chief Engineer to sit down and write his view of the incredible story of America's foremost sports car.In Corvette from the Inside Dave McLellan talks about his years at the center of Corvette Engineering, his take on Corvette history and many of the details that have made the Corvette a perennial favorite with millions of Americans. As McLellan describes the incredible highs and lows in the life of the Corvette, he also paints the bigger picture of the American auto industry's ability to rebuild itself whenever its survival is threatened.McLellan uses every tool at his disposal to tell his story, including original sketches and charts drawn by him exclusively for this book, scores of archival photos from GM, photos from his personal collection, and of course his own first-hand memories of 32 years at General Motors. Whether you're interested in the Corvette from an engineering perspective or simply a fan of the celebrated sports car, you'll want to own a copy of Dave McLellan's Corvette from the Inside.

The Complete Book of Corvette

Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760341400
Format: PDF, ePub
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An accessibly priced, revised edition of an extensively illustrated, officially licensed guide to the first six generations of Corvette models shares in-depth coverage of each prototype and experimental model as well as the anniversary and pace cars and specialty packages for street and competition driving. Original.