(1953-2024) Chevy Corvette Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Since its debut in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has been the quintessential American sports car, blending performance, style, and innovation. To maintain your Corvette’s high-performance engine, using the correct oil type and adhering to the proper oil capacity is critical. This comprehensive guide provides in-depth information on oil specifications for every Corvette generation, from the inaugural C1 to the revolutionary mid-engine C8 models.

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Chevy Corvette Oil Capacity and Oil Type Lookup

This lookup guide provides you with all the information about oil capacity and oil type used for your Chevy Corvette. 

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YearMake & ModelEngineOil Capacity
(with filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
1953Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1954Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1955Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1956Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1957Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1958Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1959Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1960Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1961Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1962Chevrolet Corvette3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1963Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 6.5L V8, 7.0L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1964Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 6.5L V8, 7.0L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1965Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 6.5L V8, 7.0L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1966Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 6.5L V8, 7.0L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1967Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 6.5L V8, 7.0L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1968Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1969Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1970Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1971Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1972Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1973Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1974Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1975Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1976Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1977Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1978Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1979Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1980Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1981Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1982Chevrolet Corvette5.4L V8, 7.4L V85 qts (4.7 L)SAE 10W-30
Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30
1983Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1983Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1984Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1984Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1985Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1985Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1986Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1986Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1987Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1987Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1988Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1988Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1989Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1989Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1990Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1990Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1991Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1991Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1992Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1992Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1993Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1993Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1994Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 5 qts (4.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1994Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 (ZR-1)6 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1995Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 4.5 qts (4.3 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1995Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 8.6 qts (8.1 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1996Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V8 4.5 qts (4.3 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1997Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1998Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
1999Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2000Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2001Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2002Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2003Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2004Chevrolet Corvette5.7L V86.5 qts (6.2 L)SAE 5W-30; 10W-30 (above -18)
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2005Chevrolet Corvette6.0L V8, 6.2L V8, 7.0L V85.5 qts (5.2 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2006Chevrolet Corvette6.0L V85.5 qts (5.2 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2006Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V88 qts (7.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2007Chevrolet Corvette6.0L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2007Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V88 qts (7.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2008Chevrolet Corvette6.0L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2008Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V88 qts (7.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2009Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8, 7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2009Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2010Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8, 7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2010Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2011Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8, 7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2011Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2012Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8, 7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2012Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2013Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8, 7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2013Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V86 qts (5.7 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2014Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V87 qts (6.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2014Chevrolet Corvette6.2L Supercharge V8 (Z06)9.8 qts (9.3 L)SAE 15W-50
Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
2014Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2015Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V87 qts (6.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2015Chevrolet Corvette6.2L Supercharge V8 (Z06)9.8 qts (9.3 L)SAE 15W-50
Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
2015Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2016Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V87 qts (6.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2016Chevrolet Corvette6.2L Supercharge V8 (Z06)9.8 qts (9.3 L)SAE 15W-50
Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
2016Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2017Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V87 qts (6.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2017Chevrolet Corvette6.2L Supercharge V8 (Z06)9.8 qts (9.3 L)SAE 15W-50
Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
2017Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2018Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V87 qts (6.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2018Chevrolet Corvette6.2L Supercharge V8 (Z06)9.8 qts (9.3 L)SAE 15W-50
Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
2018Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2019Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V87 qts (6.6 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2019Chevrolet Corvette6.2L Supercharge V8 (Z06)9.8 qts (9.3 L)SAE 15W-50
Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
2019Chevrolet Corvette7.0L V810.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30
2020Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 (Stringray)7.5 qts (7.1 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2020Chevrolet Corvette5.5L V8 (Z06)10.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-50
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil
2020Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 Hybrid (E-Ray)8 qts (7.6 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2021Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 (Stringray)7.5 qts (7.1 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2021Chevrolet Corvette5.5L V8 (Z06)10.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-50
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil
2021Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 Hybrid (E-Ray)8 qts (7.6 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2022Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 (Stringray)7.5 qts (7.1 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2022Chevrolet Corvette5.5L V8 (Z06)10.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-50
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil
2022Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 Hybrid (E-Ray)8 qts (7.6 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2023Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 (Stringray)7.5 qts (7.1 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2023Chevrolet Corvette5.5L V8 (Z06)10.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-50
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil
2023Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 Hybrid (E-Ray)8 qts (7.6 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2024Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 (Stringray)7.5 qts (7.1 L)SAE 0W-40
Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Mobil 1 Supercar Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40
2024Chevrolet Corvette5.5L V8 (Z06)10.5 qts (9.9 L)SAE 5W-50
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-50 Full Synthetic Super Car Motor Oil
2024Chevrolet Corvette6.2L V8 Hybrid (E-Ray)8 qts (7.6 L)SAE 0W-40
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C1 Corvette (1953-1962)

Oil Capacity:

1953-1962 (3.9L I6, 4.3L V8, 4.6L V8): 5 quarts (4.7 L)

Oil Type:

  • SAE 10W-30
  • Modern Equivalents: 10W-40, 15W-40, or 20W-50 conventional oil

Recommendation: Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

The C1’s Blue Flame Six and early Small Block V8s (265 and 283 cubic inches) were designed for single-grade oils. In colder regions, owners often used SAE 20 in winter. For modern driving, high-quality conventional oils like Valvoline VR1 or Brad Penn provide excellent protection.

C2 Corvette (1963-1967)

Oil Capacity:

1963-1967 (5.4L V8, 6.5L V8, 7.0L V8): 5 quarts (4.7 L)

Oil Type:

  • SAE 10W-30
  • Performance Models: 20W-50 for high-performance engines.

Modern Choice: Shell Rotella 15W-40 diesel oil for higher ZDDP levels.

C2 Sting Rays introduced the legendary 427 big-block. High-zinc content oils are crucial for flat-tappet camshafts. Many enthusiasts use Shell Rotella 15W-40 diesel oil, which has higher ZDDP levels to protect aggressive cams.

C3 Corvette (1968-1982)

Oil Capacity:

1968-1972 (5.4L V8, 7.4L V8): 5 quarts (4.7 L)
1973-1982 (5.4L V8, 7.4L V8): 5 quarts (4.7 L)

Oil Type:

  • SAE 10W-30
  • Performance (LT1, ZL1): 20W-50

Modern Choice: Brad Penn 20W-50 for high-zinc protection.

C3 Stingrays saw the transition from muscle car era to emissions-focused designs. Early high-compression engines benefit from thicker 20W-50. Brad Penn’s unique green color comes from its high-zinc, Pennsylvania-grade base oil.

C4 Corvette (1984-1996)

Oil Capacity:

1984-1991 (5.7L V8): 5 quarts (4.7 L)
1992-1996 (5.7L V8): 5.5 quarts (5.2 L)
1990-1995 (ZR-1, 5.7L V8): 6 quarts (5.7 L)

Oil Type:

  • Standard: 5W-30 (all engines)
  • Optional: 10W-30 (high-mileage or warmer climates)
  • ZR-1 (LT5): 10W-30 or 10W-40 synthetic

C4s introduced tuned-port injection and the dual-overhead-cam LT5 in the ZR-1. GM specifies 5W-30 for better fuel economy. ZR-1s, with their Lotus-designed engine, were early adopters of synthetic oil.

C5 Corvette (1997-2004)

Oil Capacity:

1997-2004 (5.7L V8): 6.5 quarts (6.2 L)

Oil Type:

  • All Models: 5W-30 full synthetic

Recommendation: Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

The C5’s LS engines marked a technological leap, featuring aluminum blocks and heads. GM mandates 5W-30 synthetic for all C5s. Many owners use Mobil 1, as it’s GM’s factory fill and provides excellent wear protection.

C6 Corvette (2005-2013)

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Oil Capacity:

2005-2007 (6.0L V8): 6 quarts (5.7 L)
2006-2013 (7.0L V8, Z06): 8 quarts (7.6 L)
2009-2013 (6.2L Supercharged V8, ZR1): 8.5 quarts (8.1 L)

Oil Type:

  • LS2, LS3: 5W-30 synthetic
  • LS7 (Z06): 0W-40, 5W-40, or 15W-50 synthetic
  • LS9 (ZR1): 0W-40 or 5W-40 synthetic

Track Use: Mobil 1 15W-50 or Motul 300V

C6 introduced the 505-hp Z06 and 638-hp ZR1. These high-output engines require more oil and thicker viscosities to handle extreme heat. For track days, many Z06 and ZR1 owners switch to robust racing oils like Motul 300V.

C7 Corvette (2014-2019)

Oil Capacity:

LT1 (Stingray, Grand Sport): 7 quarts (6.6 L)
LT4 (Z06): 9.75 quarts (9.3 L)
LT5 (ZR1): 9.75 quarts (9.3 L)

Oil Type:

  • LT1: 5W-30 synthetic
  • LT4, LT5: 0W-40 or 5W-40 synthetic
  • Severe Use: 15W-50 synthetic

Factory Fill: Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40

C7’s Gen V Small Block engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing. The supercharged LT4 (650 hp) and LT5 (755 hp) require nearly 10 quarts of robust synthetic to manage heat soak after high-speed runs.

C8 Corvette (2020-2024)

Oil Capacity:

LT2 (Stingray): 7.5 quarts (7.1 L)
LT6 (Z06, 2023-2024): 10.5 quarts (9.9 L)

Oil Type:

  • All Models: 0W-40 or 5W-40 synthetic

Chevrolet Recommendation: Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40

Track Option: Pennzoil Platinum Euro Full Synthetic 5W-40

The mid-engine C8, especially the 670-hp Z06 with its flat-plane crank LT6, demands top-tier oil. Its engine location behind the cabin creates unique cooling challenges. Many track enthusiasts favor Pennzoil Platinum Euro for its superior NOACK volatility rating.

Oil Analysis and Extended Intervals

  • Consider oil analysis from labs like Blackstone for tailored change intervals.
  • Results can indicate engine wear and oil life.
  • Some C5-C8 owners safely extend to 10,000-15,000 miles with analysis.

Oil Filters: More Than an Afterthought

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Break-In Oil for Engine Rebuilds

Oil Additives: Necessity or Myth?

  • ZDDP for Flat-Tappet Engines: ZDDPPlus, Comp Cams
  • Assembly Lube: Essential for rebuilds
  • Other Additives: Generally unnecessary with quality oil

Environmental Impact

  • Used Oil: Always recycle at approved facilities
  • Oil Spills: Use cat litter or specialized absorbents
  • Consider re-refined oils like Valvoline NextGen
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Conclusion

From the Blue Flame Six’s modest 150 hp to the C8 Z06’s screaming 670 hp, each Corvette engine is a masterpiece of its era. Using the correct oil type and maintaining proper capacity isn’t just maintenance—it’s an homage to seven decades of American engineering. Whether you’re preserving a numbers-matching C1 or chasing lap records in a C8, the right oil is the lifeblood of your Corvette’s legacy.

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