We recently covered the procedure required to properly jack up the 2020 Corvette, even providing a diagram of the correct lift points underneath the vehicle. Now, we have a video that documents what goes into changing the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette’s oil.
This sort of thing is important for those 2020 Corvette owners that plan on performing some of their own maintenance at home. After all, the new Corvette C8 is framed as a “supercar for every day,” so why not do your own oil change? Alternatively, maybe some of you readers out there are curious about what it takes to replace the engine oil on Chevy’s new sports car.
The video here is a little under 12 minutes long, and comes to us from YouTuber Morgan Crosbie, who takes his 2020 Corvette to a certified dealer for its first oil change.
Right off the bat, Crosbie points out that the new Corvette requires the engine to be running and warm in order to provide an accurate read on the engine oil level, a result of the dry-sump lubrication system in use with the Corvette’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine.
From there, Crosbie takes his 2020 Corvette into the shop, where it’s thrown onto a lift and hoisted into the air. It’s interesting to see what the new mid-engine sports car looks like underneath, with the flat underbody keeping the air flowing smoothly at high speeds.
From there, the technician pulls the drain plug off using a 15-mm socket and discusses what to look for as the engine oil flows into the bucket underneath. After that, the filter is removed and examined. After about 20 minutes of letting it drain out, the technician then replaces the filter and drain plug, followed by putting the car on the ground and topping off the oil.
It seems like a pretty straightforward process, but it’s worth a watch for those 2020 Corvette fans interested in watching this basic maintenance process go down.