Corvette Funfest 2012
Friday, Sept. 14
Departing Decatur to connect with club friends
on I-65 in TN.
One of MA-A-N-N-Y pit stops along the way...
This was my real reason for the trip to
Saturday, Sept. 15
The central figure in The Quest, paired with a
and again, later in the day
Kustom Corvettes' spectacular Midyear C6
(click image below to see more)
With Vettes and Corvette Owners club section on the field
After a walk around the extensive grounds, I
headed for home.
Back in the garage.
Yes! On the way up to Funfest I got the warning DINGS: "Low
Fuel" alternating with this.
Gas gage pegged on E. I knew it had about 120 miles remaining, so I wasn't
When the group made yet another stop, for gas & lunch, I topped off and the
warning went away, whether from the top-off or the stop/start, who knew.
On the way home, when the gage dropped to about
3/8 tank (same as before) the warning came back.
OK, I thought, based on this
same thing being a common issue on the C5, when I get home I'll just add a can
of Techron to the tank. I hadn't heard of this being a problem in the C6,
had confirmed that fact with the Corvette engineers that were at Funfest, but
it's worth a try!
I installed 1 can of Techron in a nearly empty tank, then topped it off after a
By October 3
the gage was back down all the way to empty without any problem.
solved the problem!
The only "fix" would be replacing the
tank sender - a major, expensive task.
My solution: Trip Odometer B.
Reset @ fill-up; think about refueling around 350 miles!