The 2020 Corvette is all-new from the ground up, but that doesn’t mean owners won’t be poking around the engine bay to keep it running in tip-top condition. One of the basics of vehicle maintenance is checking the various fluid levels, and now, Chevy is providing a primer on how to do exactly that with the new C8 in the following Corvette Academy video.
We’ve seen a few other 2020 Corvette owner tips plucked from this video series before, including general info and using the memory settings. Like those other videos, this one is short and sweet, clocking in at just under two minutes in length. It includes voiceover narration and high-quality footage that leads the audience through the process of checking the 2020 Corvette engine oil, engine coolant, and windshield wiper fluid. The video covers these details for both Coupe and Convertible models, with some differences found between the two in terms of engine bay layout.
Interestingly, to check the engine oil on the new C8, the engine must first be running and warm. This is due to the dry-sump lubrication system in use by the new Vette’s equally new 6.2L V8 LT2 powerplant. Chevy recommends Mobil 0W-40 Advanced Synthetic engine oil.
Checking the coolant, however, requires that the vehicle engine is turned off and cool. Owners can check for fluid in the coolant surge tank. If the tank is low, Chevy recommends a blend of 40 percent ACDelco concentrated Dexcool coolant and 60 percent drinkable water.
Finally, the windshield wiper fluid filler is located in the front trunk (or “frunk”). Chevy reminds the audience to use a fluid that protects against freezing if the vehicle will be used in a cold environment.
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