2008 Corvette Gas Smell - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion



C6 Tech/Performance
LS2, LS3, LS7, LS9 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine, Tech Topics, Basic Tech, Maintenance, How to Remove & Replace
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

2008 Corvette Gas Smell

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2017, 01:48 PM   #1
mjgVette08
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jul 2017
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 2008 Corvette Gas Smell

Hey everyone,

I am new to this forum as I just bought a 2008 Corvette 1LT MN6 about a week or two ago. I am loving it so far! It's black with black ZR1 wheels and rides really well!

However, I have stumbled across what seems to be a pretty common issue with the 2008 Corvette, which is the gas smell after filling up the tank. I've been noticing it more prominently after my last fill up. I have read multiple threads about this but I wasn't finding my answer that I was wanting.

Is it best to take it to a Chevy dealer directly to get it looked at or would I be better off going to a non-dealer shop that was recommended by a friend of mine? My understanding is that the problem is likely with a cracked plastic piece on top of the gas tank which is causing spray or gas to even pool up on top of the tank.

Is that something I could go to a normal mechanic shop with and let them know what seems to be happening or is it best to go to the dealer? I don't want to get screwed over and pay $3,000 for this fix. Honestly, I couldn't smell anything when I bought the vehicle because it was not at 1/2 tank when I looked at it.

Thoughts? I'm really hoping there is a good way to go about this.... *fingers crossed.

Also, sorry if this is not the right location for the thread...

Matt

Last edited by mjgVette08; 08-08-2017 at 01:55 PM.
mjgVette08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 11:48 PM   #2
bassman50
CF Senior Member
 
bassman50's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Twain Harte CA
Posts: 294
Thanked 43 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Matt,

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on the new Vette!

There is a "sticky" at the top of all of the threads on the "C6 General Discussion" page about the gas smell and the problems with it - - there is a "quasi-recall" by GM where they will pay for such a problem with the fuel system for up to 10 years or 100K miles, whichever comes first. You should be in good shape - - just be sure you have the gas smell when you go to the dealership; they will not spend time working on or analyzing things without the smell.

Steve

Last edited by bassman50; 08-08-2017 at 11:49 PM.
bassman50 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 11:49 AM   #3
Mike's LS3
CF Senior Member
 
Mike's LS3's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 3,040
Thanked 121 Times in 112 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bassman50 View Post
Matt,

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on the new Vette!

There is a "sticky" at the top of all of the threads on the "C6 General Discussion" page about the gas smell and the problems with it - - there is a "quasi-recall" by GM where they will pay for such a problem with the fuel system for up to 10 years or 100K miles, whichever comes first. You should be in good shape - - just be sure you have the gas smell when you go to the dealership; they will not spend time working on or analyzing things without the smell.

Steve
Just to add: My 2008 letter states 120k miles or 10yrs.

Last edited by Mike's LS3; 08-09-2017 at 11:50 AM.
Mike's LS3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 12:32 PM   #4
BigBlue
CF Senior Member
 
BigBlue's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2002
Location: Richmond Texas
Posts: 965
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I had mine fixed by a local shop because I'm out of warranty and got a letter in the mail a few months later from GM regarding this. Sent the receipt for the work in to them and they approved the repair and reimbursed me the entire repair bill.
BigBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 01:45 PM   #5
mjgVette08
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jul 2017
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike's LS3 View Post
Just to add: My 2008 letter states 120k miles or 10yrs.
The dealer did think that it was the fuel pump, which would be covered under the service bulletin. However, they said that if the tank cracks or the crossover tube cracks while removing the tank, that I'd have to pay for the repairs/parts. That's complete bull. I'm working on talking to them so that way they know that if they break something... it's on them.
mjgVette08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 03:35 PM   #6
mjgVette08
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jul 2017
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjgVette08 View Post
The dealer did think that it was the fuel pump, which would be covered under the service bulletin. However, they said that if the tank cracks or the crossover tube cracks while removing the tank, that I'd have to pay for the repairs/parts. That's complete bull. I'm working on talking to them so that way they know that if they break something... it's on them.


And I just got the kiss of death.. production date on my vehicle was July 2007. Which means, my vehicle is exactly a couple weeks past the expiration for this safety issue. It looks like I have to pay $2000ish to get the issue resolved now. How difficult is it to just buy the parts myself and either myself do it or have a friend with mechanical knowledge help with it? Is it worth the hassle?
mjgVette08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 11:59 AM   #7
irok
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2011
Location: OSHAWA ONTARIO
Posts: 2,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 122 Times in 112 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjgVette08 View Post
And I just got the kiss of death.. production date on my vehicle was July 2007. Which means, my vehicle is exactly a couple weeks past the expiration for this safety issue. It looks like I have to pay $2000ish to get the issue resolved now. How difficult is it to just buy the parts myself and either myself do it or have a friend with mechanical knowledge help with it? Is it worth the hassle?
it dosent go by production date.pretty sure its based on in service date
irok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 01:24 PM   #8
mjgVette08
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jul 2017
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by irok View Post
it dosent go by production date.pretty sure its based on in service date
Sorry, maybe I typed the wrong word. They said it's based on more or less when the bumper to bumper goes into effect, which it went into effect on like 7/26/2007 I think. That's why they said it's out of scope.
mjgVette08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 04:49 PM   #9
firemanast
Junior Member
 
firemanast's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2008
Location: Bentonville Arkansas
Posts: 23
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I just put my 08 in the shop Tuesday for a new fuel pump. It was covered under the special coverage adjustment 15682. They told me that I had until October 15 before coverage ran out. My car has a automatic trans with 34K .
firemanast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 04:24 AM   #10
enventr
CF Senior Member
 
enventr's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Location: Port St. Lucie West Florida
Posts: 3,065
Thanked 183 Times in 173 Posts
Default

This is a safety issue and should not have a time limit to repair. They should all be covered
enventr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 11:44 AM   #11
firemanast
Junior Member
 
firemanast's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2008
Location: Bentonville Arkansas
Posts: 23
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enventr View Post
This is a safety issue and should not have a time limit to repair. They should all be covered
I agree with you 100%.
firemanast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 11:32 PM   #12
SteveDoten
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In VII Veteran
 
SteveDoten's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2003
Location: Farmington CT
Posts: 5,621
Thanked 45 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enventr View Post
This is a safety issue and should not have a time limit to repair. They should all be covered

In life the word should is often trouble.
SteveDoten is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • 2008 Corvette Gas Smell
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    New Member from Oklahoma mjgVette08 Intros 11 08-14-2017 07:20 PM
    Gas smell, fuel pump????? vettebyassociation C6 Corvette General Discussion 21 11-18-2016 05:51 PM
    Smells like gas? jonnys07 C6 Corvette General Discussion 30 10-21-2016 10:26 AM
    Gas in oil: what kind of possible damage done? 1985 Corvette C4 Tech/Performance 10 08-21-2016 10:47 PM
    My E85 experience - BASE LS3 MNL LT1_E85_Corvette C6 Tech/Performance 197 02-20-2016 11:56 PM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump

    Sponsored Ads
    Vendor Directory

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 PM.


    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
     
    • Ask a Question
      Get answers from community experts
    Question Title:
    Description:
    Your question will be posted in: