Notices
C7 General Discussion General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Chalk up another engine failure

 
Old 03-31-2019, 12:46 PM
  #1  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default Chalk up another engine failure

2019 GS, 2,488 miles

Driving along at around 45 (in 5th), heard a pop and then a loud ticking noise. This happened about 2 miles from leaving home (fortunately?). Limped home and noticed car would madly ping if too much accelerator used. Time to call flatbed in the morning for trip to dealer.

I suspect it either dropped a valve, lost a lifter or a rocker...

Last edited by KenHorse; 03-31-2019 at 12:46 PM.
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 12:49 PM
  #2  
Marcho Polo
CF Senior Member
 
Marcho Polo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 1999
Location: Fort Worth Texas
Posts: 8,244
Received 448 Likes on 266 Posts
C7 of Year Winner (stock) 2019
Former Moderator
Cruise-In I Veteran
Cruise-In II Veteran
Cruise-In III Veteran

Default

Sounds like broken rocker. Neighbor had this happen on his 2015 when it was still fairly new.
Marcho Polo is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 12:52 PM
  #3  
Skid Row Joe
CF Senior Member
 
Skid Row Joe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas - Make America Great Again!
Posts: 15,303
Received 1,320 Likes on 1,030 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
2019 GS, 2,488 miles

Driving along at around 45 (in 5th), heard a pop and then a loud ticking noise. This happened about 2 miles from leaving home (fortunately?). Limped home and noticed car would madly ping if too much accelerator used. Time to call flatbed in the morning for trip to dealer.

I suspect it either dropped a valve, lost a lifter or a rocker...
Have you been red lining the engine? Driving it hard?
Skid Row Joe is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 12:52 PM
  #4  
Foosh
CF Senior Member
 
Foosh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland/DC Metro
Posts: 17,206
Received 8,224 Likes on 4,469 Posts
Default

Seems like most the small number of LT1 failures have been cases of infant mortality. There are an awful lot of high-mileage LT1s out there now. It's not unusual for manufacturers to get a run of bad parts every so often.

Good luck on a quick warranty fix.

Last edited by Foosh; 03-31-2019 at 12:52 PM.
Foosh is offline  
The following users liked this post:
4thC4at60 (03-31-2019)
Old 03-31-2019, 12:54 PM
  #5  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Have you been red lining the engine? Driving it hard?
Nope, never have. And as it wasn't yet warm this morning, I was taking it easy too (maybe 3 grand max)
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 12:54 PM
  #6  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Seems like most the small number of LT1 failures have been cases of infant mortality. There are an awful lot of high-mileage LT1s out there now. It's not unusual for manufacturers to get a run of bad parts every so often.

Good luck on a quick warranty fix.
Yea, my 2014 was flawless, right up until I sold it with 52K miles
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 12:55 PM
  #7  
7thgeneration
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2000
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,163
Received 40 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

Are they getting any internals from China ? Not trying to be funny but there is so much JUNK coming out of there.
7thgeneration is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 12:56 PM
  #8  
Skid Row Joe
CF Senior Member
 
Skid Row Joe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas - Make America Great Again!
Posts: 15,303
Received 1,320 Likes on 1,030 Posts
Default

Indeed. This why it's very important to actually drive your new Corvettes - so that this doesn't happen out of warranty. Excessive garage queening, won't expose the car to what it was built for - being ​​​​​​​ driven!
Skid Row Joe is offline  
The following 6 users liked this post by Skid Row Joe:
CorvetteBrent (04-02-2019), GLOCK22357 (04-19-2019), jh61408 (04-22-2019), JP90 (04-03-2019), obxchartercaptain (04-12-2019), Satanspawn (04-21-2019)
Old 03-31-2019, 01:17 PM
  #9  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Oh, didn't throw a single error to the DIC but I'm gonna read the OBD-II and see what that says
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:23 PM
  #10  
Foosh
CF Senior Member
 
Foosh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland/DC Metro
Posts: 17,206
Received 8,224 Likes on 4,469 Posts
Default

Not surprised. It was functioning perfectly until something broke. The same thing happened with my LS7 failure about 10 years ago. I was cruising along at highway speeds spinning under 2K rpm when all hell broke loose.
Foosh is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:23 PM
  #11  
GARYFINN
CF Senior Member
 
GARYFINN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: S/W ,Fla-Ohio State Football isn't a matter of life or death,Its Much More serious than that
Posts: 44,795
Received 292 Likes on 163 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
2019 GS, 2,488 miles

Driving along at around 45 (in 5th), heard a pop and then a loud ticking noise. This happened about 2 miles from leaving home (fortunately?). Limped home and noticed car would madly ping if too much accelerator used. Time to call flatbed in the morning for trip to dealer.

I suspect it either dropped a valve, lost a lifter or a rocker...
Wow !!!! Didnt you just take possession of the car in Nov. 2018
GARYFINN is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:24 PM
  #12  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Originally Posted by GARYFINN View Post
Wow !!!! Didnt you just take possession of the car in Nov. 2018
Yup
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:27 PM
  #13  
Foosh
CF Senior Member
 
Foosh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland/DC Metro
Posts: 17,206
Received 8,224 Likes on 4,469 Posts
Default

Did you purchase new or used? If the latter, I sure hope the previous owner didn't go after-market tune.
Foosh is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:28 PM
  #14  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Did you purchase new or used? If the latter, I sure hope the previous owner didn't go after-market tune.
New, through MacMulkin. No tunes, no worry
KenHorse is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Foosh (03-31-2019)
Old 03-31-2019, 01:30 PM
  #15  
roadbike56
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
roadbike56's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: Holly Springs NC
Posts: 6,768
Received 913 Likes on 661 Posts
St. Jude Donor '16-'17
Default

Sorry to hear about your problem Ken, sincerely hope this works out for you. Keep us posted.
roadbike56 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Slynky (04-12-2019)
Old 03-31-2019, 01:31 PM
  #16  
The Successful Plumber
CF Senior Member
 
The Successful Plumber's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2018
Location: Orange County, CA. Northwestern Mexico
Posts: 226
Received 96 Likes on 72 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Indeed. This why it's very important to actually drive your new Corvettes - so that this doesn't happen out of warranty. Excessive garage queening, won't expose the car to what it was built for - being driven!
5 year, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty by the time that expires on my 2017 they should have worked the bugs out of the C8 and mate a M/T to it.
The Successful Plumber is online now  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:34 PM
  #17  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Originally Posted by roadbike56 View Post
Sorry to hear about your problem Ken, sincerely hope this works out for you. Keep us posted.
Oh, I 'm not mad or anything just kinda bummed.

I know these things happen and I'm sure it'll work out smoothly (my dealer has 2 certified 'vette techs, has for years and I have a VERY good relationship with them, going on 15+ years now)

Last edited by KenHorse; 03-31-2019 at 01:34 PM.
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 01:41 PM
  #18  
Skid Row Joe
CF Senior Member
 
Skid Row Joe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas - Make America Great Again!
Posts: 15,303
Received 1,320 Likes on 1,030 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Not surprised. It was functioning perfectly until something broke. The same thing happened with my LS7 failure about 10 years ago. I was cruising along at highway speeds spinning under 2K rpm when all hell broke loose.
When that occurred, and after it was fixed, did you lose faith in the brand and move to the imports for several years before your 2014 C7?

I know that I've had a tendency to trade off when big repairs have been done on previous vehicles. I always want to move on.

..Maybe Ken will lose interest in this particular car and just buy a new one. Sometimes these cars are Jonahed, and ya gotta start over.

.. I'm somewhat at that point with my diesel coach (RV) - I just might want to move on. Although I have owned it since 2003 - only 101K miles.......so maybe it's time?
Skid Row Joe is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 02:00 PM
  #19  
V Vette
CF Senior Member
 
V Vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2005
Location: Cape Coral, Fl
Posts: 5,128
Received 290 Likes on 207 Posts
Default

Ken that's what you get using that 0-40 oil.... Seriously, glad you're covered. Think new engine or rebuild?
V Vette is offline  
Old 03-31-2019, 02:04 PM
  #20  
KenHorse
Democrats = Communists
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui, HI. I have the heart of a Progressive - I keep it in a jar on my desk
Posts: 106,349
Received 1,321 Likes on 834 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Ken that's what you get using that 0-40 oil.... Seriously, glad you're covered. Think new engine or rebuild?
If it's just a rocker or some other upper end issue, I can't see a new engine for that. Now...if it dropped a valve, I might press the issue a bit more.......
KenHorse is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by KenHorse:
CorvetteBrent (04-02-2019), Slynky (04-12-2019)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Chalk up another engine failure


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

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: