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#PIP5290C: Oil Change information For 2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Corvette (US Only) - (Jan 15, 2016)

Subject Oil Change information For 2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Corvette (US Only)  
Models 2014-2016 Chevrolet Corvette
6.2L LT1 with wet sump oiling system or non-Z51
6.2L LT1 and LT4 with Option Z51, Z52, and Z06 Dry Sump Engine W/Manual or Auto Trans
IMPORTANT: The following information is applicable to the “Chevrolet Complete Care Program (U.S.)” for Chevrolet dealers in United States.  Dealers in Canada should continue to refer to guidelines contained in the latest version of HOL 2014-601 for the “2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program (Canada)”.

This PI was superseded to update Recommendation/Instructions. Please discard PIP5290B.


The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern

Oil Change Information on 2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Corvette as stated in the Chevrolet Complete Care Program  

Recommendation/Instructions

The 2014-2015 Chevrolet Complete Care Program for Corvettes was designed to take into account Mobil1 is the oil of choice for many Corvette owners.

As a reminder, dealers are required to use Mobil 1 when performing oil changes on ALL 2014-2016 Corvettes through the Chevrolet Complete Care Program.

Current reimbursement levels for Corvette are based on Mobil 1 usage. Please remind all personnel that only Mobil 1 should be used.

In addition, please refer to Global Connect message # G_0000205212 (U.S.) for details on dry sump equipped (Z51, Z52, and Z06) Corvettes.

The non-Z51 Stingrays also receive Mobil1 with the Dexos spec while under the Chevrolet Complete Care program.

The only difference is non-Z51 Stingrays do not receive the 500 mile break-in oil change

GM has changed the required maintenance schedule for all 2016 Z51, Z52 and Z06 Corvettes equipped with dry sump systems.

The new schedule will require 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 and the Oil Life Monitoring system is reset, customers should follow the Oil Life Monitoring system for all future oil change needs.

Tip: Only use Mobil 1 when performing an oil change on any Corvette under the Chevrolet Complete Care Program.

An additional oil change has been added to the required maintenance schedule. Up to five oil changes for 2014 and 2015 (2016 will only get three) are now covered as part of the Chevrolet Complete Care program, which covers 2 years/24,000 miles (38,600 km) of select required maintenance.

Please refer to the TechLink Magazine dated January 2015 titled Break-in Oil Change for Corvette Included in Chevrolet Complete Care Program

Use Mobil 1® 15W-50 engine oil for track events or competitive driving.

Note: If the instrument cluster displays the DIC ENGINE OIL HOT message, Stop and allow the vehicle to idle until it cools down.

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

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Comment by Thomas J Ellis on Wed, May 17th, 2017 at 12:19 PM
Someone at Chevrolet should inform the people at Penske Chevrolet that the dry sump engines require an initial oil change at 500 miles. I found out via a mailing from Chevrolet. Penske said oh no, that was not from Chevrolet and you are mistaking about the mileage for the initial oil change. It should be 5000 miles. Luckily I only had 625 miles on my Z51 at the time. Oh yes, they should also be schooled in resetting the oil life meter. Come to think of it, if they got both things wrong that I know, what else did they not do or do wrong???
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