eWorld # 22
the Chevy Club's
Online Newsletter
sent to members of the CC

2014 Impala  The CC is North America's oldest and largest club for owners of all Chevrolet vehicles. The Club was founded in 1992 and offers color magazines, emagazines, technical advice, member recommendations on service, body and parts sources, registration of your Chevy , a tradition of service and FREE member classified ads that appear in the World magazine AND on the CC website (www.chevyclub.com).

I hope you are enjoying the season!! Be sure to send us any comments and/or suggestions. We suggest you print this out for ease of reading and for reference. Please send us any photos and /or stories of your car for the next issue.

Note:  The next printed issue of the World will be mailed to our members that receive the printed version.

(top photo: Fe)

Frank Ochal, President

This issue contains:
Classified Ads
Events Calendar
Chevy Gallery
In the News!
Technical Section - Questions and Answers
Club Message Board, Blog, Photo Gallery and Social Networks
Club Store Items
Club Information

YOUR AD CAN APPEAR HERE
 (Check the ad rates section of our website for details)


Classified Ads

VEHICLES FOR SALE

1965 Baby for sale. Chevy Short Bed, Side Step Pick up. 350 engine, 400 transmission, positraction rear end. Runs, needs paint. Email for photos or questions kfeldoli@gmail.com - Hurst, TX Make Offer.*

ITEMS FOR SALE

Chevrolet Shop Manuals on CD with Fisher body service. 1930 thru 1974 for most Chevrolet Cars and Trucks on CD. $48 each plus $5 shipping per CD. Available from the club’s website or for more information and a list available send an email to store@chevyclub.com, www. chevyclub.com . (click the store link). (in every issue)

Original sales brochures, showing many Chevrolet models. Call for availability. Prices vary. Specify year/model. Add $3.50 shipping. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. (315) 432-8282. FAX: (315) 432-8256. www.autolit.com . (in every issue)

Parts for your Chevrolet at http://partssearch.chevyclub.com . Also parts for all GM and other vehicles! (in every issue)

WANTED

None in this issue.

NOTE: CAR SALES SCAM. The check the “buyer” sends you is a fake. If you deposit it into your account and then obtain a Cashiers Check for the difference and send it to the accomplice, it will be cashed before the fake check you deposited is returned to your bank and charged back to you account. You will be ripped off for the amount of the Cashiers Check that you sent. You might want to warn the members in the magazine.
Charles Kennedy

Swap meet ads are free to CC members.  Ads appear on our website, in the printed World and in the emailed eWorld, on the club website message board and on Facebook and Twitter. For others and for commercial suppliers the rate is $10.00 for 35 words or less.  See more info in the AD RATES area of our website.  (* appeared in last issue)


Events Calendar

see list on the show and calendar sections of the website
message board at http://board.chevyclub.com


Chevy Gallery

Brad Easley's Trucks

Brad Easley's Trucks


In the News!

When General Motors engineers and designers started work on the next-generation Corvette, they drew up the usual requirements for the star of American muscle cars. Killer looks. Big engine. Handles like a race car.

But topping the list back was something at odds with the roar of the car’s big V-8: Gas mileage. The new Corvette could not be a gas guzzler. Stricter government rules were forcing a leap in fuel economy. If the car burned too much gas, it would trigger fines from regulators and never get built. "There won’t be a Corvette if we don’t care about fuel economy," said Tadge Juechter, the car’s chief engineer.

But the 2014 Corvette is here, the first all-new version in nine years. The king of American sports cars, driven by astronauts and celebrated in a Prince song, rolled out Sunday night in Detroit. It will arrive in showrooms this fall. To many fans, the new Corvette symbolizes the rebirth of America’s auto industry after its near death in 2009, showing the world that it again can lead in technology, styling and performance — at a lower cost that European competitors.

Getting there was tough for the 1,000-member Corvette team, which gave the car the code name "C7." GM’s bankruptcy slowed development twice. With each delay, new safety and gas mileage regulations forced changes. The Corvette team overhauled the car: aluminum replaced steel, super-light rivets held parts together, and the V-8 engine kicked down to four cylinders at highway speeds, saving fuel. All the changes helped it overcome nine years of government crash safety requirements that could have bloated the car. But even with the lighter materials, the regulations have pushed its weight to a little more than the current base model’s 3,200 pounds. Still, it’s an engineering achievement. The Corvette is so new that it only shares two parts with the current model.

The car’s usual buyers — men in their mid-50s — will also notice dramatic changes on the outside of the two-seat car. The hood slopes low to slice through the wind. All the vents and scoops have functional purposes like cooling the brakes or transmission. On the back, designers took cues from the 1963 Corvette, with a sloping roof that tapers toward the bottom. The car has a small Stingray badge on each side, complete with gills. And there’s a more modern rendition of the Corvette’s crossed-flag logo. A 6.2-liter small-block V-8 with 450 horsepower takes the car from zero to 60 mph in under four seconds. That’s at least a few tenths of a second faster than the current base model.

Engineers also redesigned the somewhat-chintzy interior, giving it a jet cockpit look with leather, carbon fiber and soft plastics. GM hopes the styling, performance and updated dashboard electronics will expand the car’s appeal to younger buyers. The Corvette’s been a favorite of adrenaline junkies for 60 years.

2014 Corvette 2014 Corvette


Technical Section - Questions and Answers

Please note: Questions and answers are provided for information and advice purposes. No liability either express or implied is assumed by reliance on the information presented either by the writers or the CC.

Some or all of the below is from our message board at http://board.chevyclub.com and this is just a part of what appears there and in the member magazine.

Also be sure to see our message board on our website for immediate help from fellow members.

Q:     My 1998 Camaro 3.8l V6 automatic has a trouble code that says "Transmission Component Slipping" but I cannot feel it slipping. It pulls hard, and shifts smooth just like is should. Any suggestions on what I should try would be greatly appreciated. I also was recently installing a head unit and the speedometer got unplugged for a few days and was wondering if that could make a difference. Thanks!

Camaro King

A:     That code is based on the computer sensing a variance between the engine rpm and the vehicle speed detected during operation when the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC ) is applied, which happens under light throttle when the transmission is in either third (direct) or fourth (overdrive ) gears. The most likely cause is slippage of the TCC itself but slippage of the overdrive clutch is also a clear possibility.

It is unlikely that any driver would notice the slippage of either of these clutches before they are slipping seriously badly, but the computer can detect a slippage of less than 10% which is virtually undetectable to the driver. A skilled transmission tech with a DRB-II connected can determine which clutch is in fact failed before it reaches the point of complete failure.

Bob


Q:     I had the starter and battery replaced in my 2004 Malibu and it still doesn't start in the morning when the temperature is cold. It finally starts about noon when it warms up. What can I do? Please help!!

Brianna

A:     There is a good chance the coolant sensor is bad and reading a normal operating temperature and trying to run at a leaner mixture. When cold, the engine needs a richer mixture to keep running.

Also, when were the plugs and wires replaced?

Mike B


Club Message Board, Blog, Photo Gallery and Social Networks

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/chevyclub
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/chevyclub

Twitter: www.twitter.com/chevyclub

Club Message Board at http://board.chevyclub,com
Club Blog at http://blog.chevyclub.com/
Club Photo Gallery at http://photos.chevyclub.com

The club has a message board which can be accessed through the club website at http://www.chevyclub.com  or directly at http://board.chevyclub.com . We have a members only section of the message board. Members can request club membership to the Message Board by making the request in the form of a reply on the message board or by email to us.  This allows you to access the MEMBER ONLY QUESTION & ANSWER and UPKEEP & PERFORMANCE HINTS area.  It also allows you to post items in the FOR SALE and WANTED sections as well as post photos in the MEMBER PHOTOS area. You must first register for this Message Board site.  Be sure to include your membership name along with your membership number if known.

The Club has a photo gallery located at http://photos.chevyclub.com . The same login is used for the gallery as the Message Board. Members can download photos directly to this gallery.

The club also has a blog located at http://blog.chevyclub.com . Members can publish items and comments to the Blog by logging on as a member.

Also you can now find us on the popular networking sites such as FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/groups/chevyclub and www.facebook.com/chevyclub  and on TWITTER at www.twitter.com/chevyclub


Club Store Items

Additional club merchandise including the following can be found at our Fieldhouse Club Store located at www.fieldhouse.com/chevyclub .

 

 

 

 

Men's Women's Youth Baby & Toddler

 

 

 

 

 Dress Shirts  Dress Shirts  Sweats  Tees
 Jerseys  Jerseys  Tees  Onesies
 Outerwear  Outerwear  Polos  Outerwear
 Pants  Polos  Outerwear  Accessories
 Polos  Shorts  Jerseys

 

 Shorts  Sweatpants  Shorts

 

 Sports Shirts  Sweatshirts  Dress Shirts

 

 Sweatshirts  Tees

 

 

 Tees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bags Headwear Accessories Featured Items

 

 

 

 

 Backpacks  Baseball Hats  Gift Cards  New!
 Briefcases  Other Headwear  Novelty  Top Items
 Duffel Bags  Youth Headwear  Blankets  Seasonal Items
 Tote Bags

 

 Towels

 

Technical Sections

A complete copy of all the Technical Sections, topics, questions and answers published in the WORLD from 1998 to 2007. Available on CD-ROM only for PC or Mac. It is indexed by category such as electrical, suspension, etc. for easy reference and accessibility

Copies of technical topics published from 1998 to 2007 by the CC on CD-Rom, indexed only in pdf format for PC or Windows.

Available from the CC by ordering on the website at http://orders.chevyclub.com or on the order form contained in each issue of the World. $10 plus $5 S&H.

World Issues on CD

You can have the last 10 years of the World easily accessible on your computer. Indexed by issue. These publications, which are no longer in print contain numerous and diverse articles and photos. Enjoy all the entertaining and informative stories that you can no longer get anywhere else and at a reasonable price.

Complete past issues of CC Worlds published from 1998 to 2007 by the CC on CD-Rom only in pdf format for PC or Windows.

Available from the CC by ordering on the website at http://orders.chevyclub.com or on the order form contained in each issue of the World. $10 plus $5 S&H.

Shop Manuals

We have teamed up with Detroit Iron offer Shop Manuals for some Pontiac years.

More details and ordering info on our website at www.chevyclub.com/DetroitIronCDinfo.htm

We provide manuals on CD which will work on both PC and MAC operating systems. Detroit Iron Information Systems provides factory service, parts, and electrical manuals on CD for 1973 (1974-1982 available soon) and older GM cars and trucks. We provide a scanned copy of the original factory manuals in an easy to use CD format. From the CD you can print the section you need, use it and file it for future reference. Detroit Iron is authorized and licensed by General Motors to reproduce these manuals in CD-Rom format.

1930 thru 1974 for most Chevrolet Cars and Trucks on CD. More info and complete list of CDs on www.chevyclub.com , $48 each plus $5 shipping per CD.


Remember the main CC website (at http://www.chevyclub.com) always contains the following items which are updated after each eWorld is sent out:

FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/groups/chevyclub and www.facebook.com/chevyclub
TWITTER at www.twitter.com/chevyclub

Club Message Board at http://board.chevyclub,com
Club Blog at http://blog.chevyclub.com/
Club Photo Gallery at http://photos.chevyclub.com
Classified ads are located at: http://www.chevyclub.com/ccclass.htm
Members car photos are located at: http://www.chevyclub.com/ccphoto.htm
and MORE IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION (at http://www.chevyclub.com/ccmemb.htm) including tech staff contact info, spare parts listings, member recommendations on shops and complete copies of the World.

The website contains much information including tech staff contact info, spare parts listings, member recommendations on shops and complete copies of the World. You can also renew (or join) (at: http://www.chevyclub.com) or order regalia or store items online (at http://www.chevyclub.com).

The eWorld is sent to members of the Chevy Club as an additional benefit for members that have given us their email address. Each member should notify the club of any changes to their email address.

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Chicago, 60611 U.S.A.
Ph.: 773-769-7458
FAX: 773-769-3240
email:
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