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C7s with Dry Sump



According to what looks like a credible post on the Corvette Forum,  


“Effective Immediately, GM is changing the required maintenance schedule for all 2014/2015 Z51 and Z06 Corvettes equipped with dry sump oil systems. 


For vehicles that have not had the first oil change performed, the new schedule will require that the oil/filter be changed immediately after the break-in period, which occurs after the first 500 miles of operation. 


Once the break-in oil change is performed, the Oil Life Monitor should be reset and customers should follow the Oil Life Monitoring system for all future oil change needs. Additionally, a 5th oil change has been added to the Included Maintenance program for these vehicles.”


If you are the proud owner of a dry sump C7, you might want to check with your dealer’s service people.

According to what looks like a credible post on the Corvette Forum,  


“Effective Immediately, GM is changing the required maintenance schedule for all 2014/2015 Z51 and Z06 Corvettes equipped with dry sump oil systems. 


For vehicles that have not had the first oil change performed, the new schedule will require that the oil/filter be changed immediately after the break-in period, which occurs after the first 500 miles of operation. 


Once the break-in oil change is performed, the Oil Life Monitor should be reset and customers should follow the Oil Life Monitoring system for all future oil change needs. Additionally, a 5th oil change has been added to the Included Maintenance program for these vehicles.”


If you are the proud owner of a dry sump C7, you might want to check with your dealer’s service people.

GET THE GAUGE OUT!

Despite the changing climate, fall and winter still bring lower temperatures.

No Kidding!

Yes and that means a drop in tire pressure of 3 or 4 psi.

Its time to check your pressures and bring them back to spec!
TECHNICAL NOTES AND NEWS
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Summer Performance Tires - Not for the Winter
Summer tires are designed to offer superb performance in warm to hot temperatures. Below 45 degrees, summer tires loose a noticeable percentage of traction. This is due to the rubber compound properties which make them so effective in warm weather. As temperatures cool, the tire compound changes from pliable elastic to inflexible plastic. The tire industry refers to this chemical reaction as "glass transition". Fortunately, this chemical transition is reversible, as ambient temperatures warm up. 
Caution - If summer performance tires are driven at temperatures below freezing, there is a risk of tread compound cracking. This is a permanent condition and will necessitate replacement of the tire. Chipping away of the outer tread blocks is also a possibility when summer tires are driven in temperatures below 32 degrees. 

With the cost of summer performance tires, not to mention your safety, or the safety of your passengers,  if you choose to drive your summer ride during the winter, you should seriously consider purchasing a set of winter wheels and good winter tires.