Tag: transmission

Manual Only?

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If you’ve been using Corvette Forum for longer than thirty seconds then you know that certain members have VERY strong opinions about some things. For instance: clay bars, originality, tail lights, and transmissions. And it’s that last item that brings us to this post.¬†Our recent speculation about GM’s newly patented DCT spawned quite a frenzy. […] More »

  Comments | By - September 30, 2013

GM Files Patent for 7 Speed, Dual Clutch Transmission

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We knew the C7 Corvette’s A6 automatic transmission was going to be phased out at some point and speculation has been rampant that a new, 8 speed transmission would replace it. After all, GM has been talking about the upcoming 8-speed for a while now. However, it now seems that the Vette’s next automatic might […] More »

  Comments | By - September 23, 2013

Transmission Problem Solving

I have an automatic, 93 LT-1 that I autocross. The course that I was running was low speed and I could run in \”L\” range and stay off the rev-limiter. While staging in my next to last run, I found that the automatic transmission was not shifting until 3500 rpm, unless I would take my […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

ZF Transmission Recommended

The 6 speed manual transmission in 1989-1996 Corvettes was produced by German automotive components company ZF Industries http://www.zf-group.de/. The Corvette Owners Manual clearly states that this transmission does not need service, but the transmission fluid level should only be checked and kept full. A bit of research confirmed that ZF does not share this recommendation […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

1996 Auto Transmission Removal

This was my first time removing an automatic transmission from a Vette so I thought I\’d share the experience. First off, you\’ll need to get the car elevated. I managed to pull this off with the car on jack stands and less than 13 inches of clearance. Don\’t even think about reinstalling the tranny without […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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