Starting in 2001, the C5 dipstick and tube were redesigned. Although the official oil capacity of the engine is still 6.5 qts, most owners report that it takes about 7 qts to get up to the \”Full\” hole on the new dipstick. Personally, mine takes 6.9 qts. Also, the new combination makes it very difficult […]
The Corvette Forum has brought me hours of enjoyment and great information for my 2000 FRC. It is only right that I put some time back into the forum. Below is a description and some photos on how I did the tubbing on my car. After looking at the availability of tires at the time […]
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 5th generation Chevrolet Corvette C5 was produced from 1997 through 2004. Chevrolet drastically changed the C5, which was considered an improvement from the C4 models. A newly redesigned LS1 small-block engine was introduced with the 5th generation Vette. The C5 was originally intended to be manufactured as a convertible and […]
The C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced as the successor to the FRC C5 Vette. This model Chevy Corvette produced superior performance for a number of reasons.The Z06 employed a high horsepower edition of the LS1 standard V-8 called the LS6. This engine produced 385 horsepower (or 287kW) and was lighter and faster than the […]
2003 was a special year for Chevrolet, marking 50 years of Corvette production. To help celebrate, the company introduced a special 50th Anniversary Edition Vette.