Corvette Break-In Oil Change Information

2014-2019 Corvette models equipped with the 6.2L V8 engine (RPO LT1, LT4, LT5) with a dry sump oil system (RPO Z52) (Fig. 31) require an engine oil change immediately after the 500 mile (800 km) break-in period.

Fig. 31

If the vehicle is driven continuously at a high engine speed with the first factory oil fill, silicone sealants in the engine’s gaskets may degrade the anti-foaming properties of the oil. This may lead to oil leaking out from the air cleaner assembly due to the oil foaming condition. The oil foam does not affect the engine’s durability, but changing the oil at 500 miles will help prevent oil foaming in the future because the silicone sealants are removed with the original oil.

The dry sump engine oil tank fill (Fig. 31, A) and oil dipstick (Fig. 32, B) are located on the passenger-side of the engine compartment

Fig. 32

Once the break-in oil change is performed and the Oil Life Monitor is reset, owners should follow the Oil Life Monitoring system for all future oil change needs.


Mobil 1 Oil

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

Mobil 1 dexos2™ 0W-40 released for 2019 model year engines can be used in 2014-2019 Corvettes with the LT1, LT4 and LT5 engines.

TIP: When tracking the 2019 Corvette ZR1, it is required to install Mobil 1 15W-50 oil. Once the track event is finished and the vehicle is to be driven on the road, the oil should be changed back to Mobil 1 dexos2 0W-40. During a track event, if the Driver Information Center displays the Engine Oil Hot message, the vehicle should be stopped and allowed to idle until it cools down.

Up to two oil changes are covered as part of the 2019 Chevrolet Complete Care program (three oil changes for the 2018 program) (U.S.), which covers 2 years/24,000 miles (40,000 km) of select required maintenance. In Canada, refer to the latest HOL’s regarding the 2-Year Lube-Oil-Filter Program.

– Thanks to Jeff Strausser

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