MECF_728x90_top

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse

GM Official C8 Sites For Your Convenience And Inquiries

*Build/Price:https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...hanks-to-mkenm
*GM’s C8 Site: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-v...ation-corvette
C8 Order Guide (9/6): https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...page=&butID=1#
Visualize Your C8:https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Also please look at our stickies in each of the four major C8 sections. Thank you.
See more
See less

Uh oh, problems brewing with supply of LT2 engine blocks?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #46
    I ordered a '75 and the strike that year was 3-4 months. I did get my car Thanksgiving week. Although not a hot rod in the Corvette sense
    I sure liked that car. White/Cashmere luggage rack the works

    Comment


    • #47
      Originally posted by WWR View Post
      I ordered a '75 and the strike that year was 3-4 months. I did get my car Thanksgiving week. Although not a hot rod in the Corvette sense
      I sure liked that car. White/Cashmere luggage rack the works
      Those were the days.
      Save the wave.

      Comment


      • #48
        Originally posted by 73shark View Post

        Those were the days.
        Those were some of the first smog engines, waaaaay down on power. I had a 76.
        Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....XGMF5X

        Comment


        • #49
          IIRC, the '76 was the low point for hp.
          Save the wave.

          Comment


          • #50
            Originally posted by 73shark View Post

            So from a standing start, when does the computer engage one of the clutches? And when coming to a complete stop, when does it disengage the clutch? Didn't see this in the stick DCT thread.
            A clutch is always engaged it just slips. They drive the same as a torque converter automatic transmission.

            Comment


            • #51
              Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

              A clutch is always engaged it just slips. They drive the same as a torque converter automatic transmission.
              Hope that they are using unobtainium friction material or clutch replacement will be like oil changes.
              Save the wave.

              Comment


              • #52
                The clutch packs are the wet oil bath type. Little to no wear or heat. Millions of motorcycles have used wet clutches for decades. They hold huge power easily. I would not worry about DCT in this regard.

                Comment


                • #53
                  The one thing I don't like about a wet clutch is the shedding of friction material into the lubricating oil. I don't like the idea of this material interacting with the gears.

                  I know, the DCT is designed with this in mind, and since I change fluids regularly, I'll be able to minimize friction material build-up in the fluid..
                  Current Vettes:
                  '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                  '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
                  '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust
                  Upcoming Vette:
                  '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 two-tone seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package

                  Comment


                  • #54
                    Originally posted by 73shark View Post

                    Hope that they are using unobtainium friction material or clutch replacement will be like oil changes.
                    It was mentioned at the NCM 25th that the clutches in the DCT are "lifetime" components, and not needing replacement under "normal" use.
                    Current Vettes:
                    '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                    '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
                    '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust
                    Upcoming Vette:
                    '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 two-tone seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      In my low prestige 2009 VW Jetta, the recommended DCT fluid change interval was 40,000 miles.

                      Comment


                      • #56
                        So has anyone heard any UPDATES to what this thread ORIGINALLY started out talking about???

                        Comment


                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Strake View Post
                          So has anyone heard any UPDATES to what this thread ORIGINALLY started out talking about???
                          As of a week ago, the plant is closed.

                          https://windsorstar.com/news/local-n...e-announcement

                          Comment


                          • #58
                            Thanks, I did see that, as well as I thought I saw where the Gov't was trying to force the workers back to work. Just didn't know if the dust had settled yet.

                            Comment


                            • #59
                              Wow, That sure doesn't look good for the release of the car at the date stated by GM


                              Comment


                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post

                                As of a week ago, the plant is closed.

                                https://windsorstar.com/news/local-n...e-announcement
                                Update as of yesterday. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winds...ings-1.5278388

                                This is the story of Manufacturing in Ontario that's been going on for at least 30 years. Mexican workers making 1/10th of what the Canadians make.

                                If anything this could speed up the move to Mexico since it doesn't sound like this firm has any other interests here.

                                I wonder if GM can exert some pressure to get a settlement?

                                Comment

                                MECF_728x90_bottom

                                Collapse
                                Working...
                                X