Corvette Stingray Having a Little Engine Trouble
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a supercar that we all get to see on the road. Unlike some supercars that you'll only see on the streets of fancy European cities with names that are hard to pronounce, this one cruises the highways and byways of America, so long as it can kick the engine trouble it recently had during testing by Car and Driver. Their long-term tester ran into trouble in the short term, managing to blow out its LT1 V8 engine in just 6,000 miles. The engine had to be entirely replaced. Luckily, it was still well within its warranty for the repair. PHOTOS: See More of America's Supercar, The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
What caused the 'Vette to give up the ghost so quickly? The problem was metal debris from a bad oil filter that managed to get into the lubrication system. This knocked out a con-rod bearing and also completely totaled the car's engine block.
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As expected, GM is taking a good close look at the problem but it's not the only one that the guys at Car and Driver ran into with the new Corvette. (They don't say what the other problems are.) Let's hope they get this one figured out because the last thing anyone wants to see is Chevy's flagship coming up short.
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