Here’s the List of Special Tools Required to Service the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette


Here's the List of Special Tools Required to Service the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette

Earlier this month we learned about the requirements for Chevrolet Dealerships to sell the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette.

As a quick recap, dealers must complete required sales and service training, send a sales specialist to Spring Mountain, and purchase specific tools required to service the next-generation Corvette.

Those additional tools are priced at approximately $1,500 according to Chevrolet’s initial message to dealers.

Thanks to Mike Davenport, aka the Chevy Dude at Bachman Chevrolet in Louisville, KY., we have a copy of the list of specific tools and their individual cost. We counted 14 individual tools on the list and our math came up with a total of $1,455 for the lot.

Does the list tools offer any insight? One of the takeaways is the most expensive part is for a transmission support/service fixture at $441 (a cradle?) while another Support Fixture Adapter for the engine costs $200. Yet we also see a $20 Wiring Harness Connector Remover which could be related to GM’s new Digital Vehicle Platform. The C8 Corvette should be one of the first vehicles offered with the new electrical system, and therefore requires the special tool the dealer doesn’t yet have.

Here's the List of Special Tools Required to Service the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette

With this list now out in public, I think it bodes well that the C8 Corvette will be “serviceable” at most Chevy dealerships. Got any insight as to any of the specific tools on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Sounds like C8 will join the ranks of the other cool mid-engine sports cars – periodic service requiring the dropping of the engine/tranny sounding like a very distinct possibility. 🙂

  2. Im sure were all familiar with them “weather tight accordion seal” connectors.After awhile the tang breaks when the plastic deteriorates when ya pry it to separate the connector. There’s a zillion other types also. Gm probably came up with a another way to connect the harness to various sensors/ or the plug in dash connections,so a disconnect tool is needed. Just my 2cents.

  3. When this new Vette is out of warranty it will cost a fortune to service! Dealers will be trying to recoup their initial costs of tools and specialized training. If it is a dry sump(like a Z51) engine look for $200 oil changes as well!

  4. DIY’s take note, it will be mandatory to have a lift or a pit , you won’t be able to get at the guts from the top down.

  5. just a note: 2008 Porsche turbo must pull engine to replace rubber coolant hose (in radiator system)

  6. I’ve sadly gotten accustomed to $750-plus annual servicings for my ’13 BMW 335is; anything will be better!

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