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Old 11-22-2014, 12:24 PM
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Hey guys, I just received this notice and thought i should share this with everyone.

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.

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Is this a TSB or what?
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Why only on the dry sump engines though? The engines with the wet sump oil system break in just the same as the dry sump ones.
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Originally Posted by KC Corvettes View Post
Hey guys, I just received this notice and thought i should share this with everyone.

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.

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Scan, link, etc. would be nice.
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Reference for this change?
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Must have something to do with the engine failures like the one Car and Driver experienced.
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Scan, link, etc. would be nice.


Bulletin will be out Monday the 24th. I don't know the reasoning behind the change as of now.
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I'm wondering if this has alot to do with overfilling of oil?
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I bought my car from Joe. I have 1100 miles on my car, a little more info as to why would be nice.
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I wonder if we all get new Vette's if we have Z51s with over 500 miles prior to this announcement
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Changed my oil at 1000 miles in the face of some ridicule for doing so..

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neener neener neener.....
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Originally Posted by Pocket Aces View Post
I'm wondering if this has alot to do with overfilling of oil?
If that was the reasoning they would either send a note to the engine plant (or Bowling Green, whichever puts in the factory fill of oil) about the proper fill level, or they would advise the dealers to double check the oil level properly, but not do a complete change 500 miles later, as then the engines would be running for 500 miles at a possible improper level.
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Originally Posted by Jedi-Jurist View Post
Must have something to do with the engine failures like the one Car and Driver experienced.
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Too late for me now. My car has almost 700 miles
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Must have something to do with the engine failures like the one Car and Driver experienced.
GM is just getting everyone ready for the revised oil change schedule for the Zora mid-engine C8
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
GM is just getting everyone ready for the revised oil change schedule for the Zora mid-engine C8
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Changed my oil at 1000 miles in the face of some ridicule for doing so..

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neener neener neener.....
Same here...
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Originally Posted by KC Corvettes View Post


Bulletin will be out Monday the 24th. I don't know the reasoning behind the change as of now.
Will Z51 owners receive a notice of some sort about this change? From GM? From dealer?
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:03 PM
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Makes just as much sense for base cars as well IMO. I know I have been criticized by many for changing my Vette's oil at 500 and then every 3,000 miles thereafter but to me it's cheap insurance and peace of mind!
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Originally Posted by lsp408 View Post
Too late for me now. My car has almost 700 miles
Might as well keep going then...5k miles here you come!
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