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Cooling Checkup - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Chevrolet
imageCooling Checkup - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

After Edmunds experienced some overheating issues with its 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Vette was brought into the dealer for a checkup.

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Comments

  • Interesting, thanks for the update!
  • miata52miata52 Posts: 114
    AC off on a modern sports car? Ridiculous.
  • duck87duck87 Posts: 649
    I'd be interested to see what would happen if they flushed the coolant and then re(vacuum)fill it to eliminate any possible air bubbles trapped in the cylinder heads, etc. Beyond that, is it possible that it's a sensor issue or another electrical malfunction?

    Thanks for disclosing the GM communications btw.
  • Concur with bottom line - turn off the A/C? -- Corvette engineering appears comes up short at the limit - sad comments from GM - let;'s try a new license plate bracket - is there a cheaper solution? Guess the true performance vehicle in this line-up is the Z28.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    GM may have popped this latest version of the Corvette out of the oven a little early...what with this, and of course the TWO Z51-equipped C7s that Car & Driver had blow their engines, one in Lightning Lap testing and one that was a LT car. Supposedly oil contamination - metal particles. Since they're Z51, that means dry-sump system...I believe the Edmunds car is Z51 also.

    Fit special cooling plates on the brake rotors, remove the front license plate, and shut off the A/C for hard driving. Huh? Those measures should not be necessary even on a base-model 'Vette, much less the supposed track dog.
  • So what we have learned here is that if you want to drive fast in this sports car, the engine overheats and the brakes overheat.

    I guess none of this came up in GM's developmental testing. Weird...
  • Or GM could have just designed a high performance car to handle high performance driving in the first place - just as dozens of other manufacturers have no problem doing.
    Pretty disappointing.
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