Collin M (Round Hill, VA USA) | July 25th, 2014
This if very difficult to write about, but I have already reported this to PFYC. I have a C7, positive side, the red is perfect shade for Torch Red, once installed they look fantastic, but it was not a snap on installation as it should be. First, received in great condition. Automatic has five caps, but why do you have a cap designated for the power steering reservoir when the steering is electric on the C7, you end up with an extra cap, unless I am missing something here. Direction for installation are very poor. My kit came with five caps, four of the caps are the exact same in proportions. The fifth cap is to fit over the existing oil cap. The ACS instructions state one cap is the thicker and offset (one side of the cap is narrower on the bottom then the other side) and has a Styrofoam center with a cutout in the center allowing the existing oil cap top to fit inside the CF cover cap. Mine had no Styrofoam, I had to make the center of the cap from the packing material the caps came in. Also the bottom of the cap was not narrower as described in the directions, but the same thickness. Putting the oil cap on was difficult fit, and I just do not like how it fits. The ACS also states the cap for the brake fluid reservoir is thinner that the other caps, NOT SO, all caps in my order less the oil cap, was the same thickness. As a result the Brake Fluid cap did not fit it was too deep. I had to tape it off to the measurement of the stock cap to top of tank, and remove the excessive depth of the CF cover cap using a grinder, file and sandpaper. Now it fits perfect. Finally, I followed the directions EXACLTY on installing the CF Cover to the Windshield Fluid Tube. I cut the stock cap tab as stated so the circumference of the cap fits the CF Cover, and detached (cut) the stock cap from the "tube leash". Once this was done, the fluid cap did not fit back on the tube securely, it was rather loose. So I wrapped tape around the tube to increase the circumference of the tub and the stock cap with the CF Cover did fit more securely, but I am concerned its not tight enough. This is a problem, which need to be addressed by ACS.
Please note, the ACS directions provide NO DIAGRAM, the caps are not identified, and you are up to your own to figure out where the go..... Thus, I question why ACS gives you a fifth cap (I have automatic, Z-51) if there is not place to put the fifth cap????? What is the deal here. I have talked to PFYC in detail to report my experiences with all of this, asked for additional Velcro disks that hold the CF covers onto the stock caps. Once I finished the look was GREAT, and the color matched my painted engine covers perfectly. I love the design, love the look, but I am very concerned about did I received the correct covers for the C7, what will the longevity be, and how is PFYC going to work with me and the other C7 owners to resolve these issues. My main concern is, did I get the correct cover set for the C7?
I have full faith in PFYC, as I have bought many products from them in the past with no problems at all. I have bought a lot of ACS products too, and always have notices their directions are not very specific nor clear, but have managed through them. This is different and very concerning. So today, day after I got them in mail I reported all of this to PFYC who is going back to ACS to get some answers for my, and hopefully we can resolve this. PFYC asked for some photos and I will do this. I just want to get a product that fits as they are very expensive.
I will advise in future posting here and on the Corvette Forum on the results of my working with PFYC and ACS to resolve these issues.