I just bought a 2000 corvette 6 speed and it will roll on a steep grade in first gear. The cylinder compression is between 170-180psi and the clutch is holding firm, not slipping. Is this normal for an LS1 6 speed?

debbie
0

Asked by debbie Jan 04, 2007 at 02:30 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car has 79,000 miles and is in great shape. The car was a one owner and driven most of the year in southern Ohio. Except for the heater fan making a little noise and the brakes needing changed this is the only concern I have. Engine is strong and runs very smooth and no smoke even under heavy acceleration.

1 Answer

bovan
10,400

Debbie- Yes, theis is normal, but you shouldn't be using your manual transmission to hold your car on a slope. Any manual transmission car will roll on you if the slope is steep enough . Unlike an automatic transmission which can hold you on a hill without damaging your car, on a manual you are putting excess stress on your drive system by using the transmission to hold your car on a hill. Use the emergency brake always and give the drivetrain a rest. It sounds like you got a real nice Corvette, Enjoy it. Good luck from Bovan.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Clutch Going Out 2 answers

    Do you hear a loud popping sound when your clutch goes out? 94 Vet 6 speed while starting it.

    1994 Chevrolet Corvette

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • are the 6 speed manual trans clunky in 1 2 2 answers

    my 2005 6 speed man trans is clunky in 1 & 2 when cold is this normal also clutcht is way out and jumpy when starting in first

    2005 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • problems with the 6 speed clutch master cylinder and slave 6 answers

    i have this model year and continue to have problems of leaking in the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder. i have had to replace it 3 times in 5,000 miles and it is now leaking again. are t...

    1994 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • stuck in gear 1 answer

    my four speed standard is locked in gear how do i fix

    1976 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • corvette 13 answers

    are chevrolet corvettes low to the ground

    2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    General

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 870
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 760
#3 califcarson
califcarson
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
593 Great Deals out of 28,177 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Mustang"
1,046 Great Deals out of 25,221 listings starting at $1,329
Used Porsche 911"
145 Great Deals out of 3,216 listings starting at $12,995
Used Dodge Viper"
5 Great Deals out of 255 listings starting at $19,488
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
106 Great Deals out of 2,496 listings starting at $4,250
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,113 Great Deals out of 36,874 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW M3"
101 Great Deals out of 1,389 listings starting at $4,991
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,565 Great Deals out of 168,575 listings starting at $950
Used Porsche Boxster"
83 Great Deals out of 1,672 listings starting at $5,000
Used Jeep Wrangler"
959 Great Deals out of 44,750 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra"
15 Great Deals out of 282 listings starting at $5,500

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,522 listings starting at $51,995
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 369 listings starting at $31,999
2012 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 288 listings starting at $32,995
2011 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $25,995