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Old 01-01-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Ill just do one more thing.

So I started cleaning and cleaning up the interior of the car, vacuuming things like that...and all of a sudden this happened.


interior by vette.wife, on Flickr

This ever happened to anyone before?

On a side note my oil gauge wasnt working, as a temp fix I ran a cheap replacement and attached to the bottom of the dash. My question is, can I just detach that from the back of the cheap replacement and run it to a new gauge I bought from www.corvetteamerica.com? Or do I have to rerun the line with an OE line and attachments and all that? The part online said if you dont reuse your old parts it wont read right, I reused the parts behind the gauge but where it goes into the engine is from the replacement. Thanks.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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The OEM fitting is slightly different than the aftermarket ones. The ferrule (male end) and the seat are not the same as the hardware store/auto parts items.
The OEM part, the ferrule is tapered with a ring on one end, the aftermarket 1/8" compression fitting the ferrule is round. The OEM and aftermarket fititngs don't mix too well.
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That's happened to me a lot. A lot. A brake job kind of turned into a complete replacement of front and rear suspension, removal of transmission, drive shaft, and rear end for underside cleaning and painting, which turned into a refreshed rear end, rebuilt wiring harnesses front and rear, and a host of other things that I needed to do but didn't anticipate.
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Thanks for the reply, Ill go ahead and get the whole kit for the gauge and just be on the safe side. Ive also decided to replace the sound system while Im at it so I guess this is going to take longer then the original plan. lol oh well.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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This looks like a SOLID CASE of While-I'm-At-It's. Sorry, the only cure is to Do NOTHING but Drive, and fill with Gas. Repeat as necessary.

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