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Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Tanks

The Chevrolet Corvette needs a strong fuel tank to supercharge its engine. If you choose the right one, your Chevrolet can run longer and brake more efficiently. It is crucial to take proper care of your fuel tank and replace it as needed.

What types of fuel do Chevrolet Corvette fuel tanks hold?

Different sports cars use different types of fuel. Chevrolet engineers designed the Corvette to have great fuel economy while maintaining the traditional power of a Chevrolet.

  • Gasoline for the Corvette: Gasoline is the most common type of fuel by far. All Grand Sport fuel tanks are designed to hold gasoline and register accurate measurements of the amount of fuel it contains.
  • Diesel for the Corvette: Diesel, which burns slightly more efficiently than gas, is also compatible with Grand Sport fuel tanks. However, sensors might have difficulty accurately registering the amount of diesel fuel in the tank.
  • Biodiesel for the Corvette: Biodiesel is a natural alternative that is full of environmentally friendly components.
How much fuel does a Chevrolet Corvette tank hold?

Fuel tanks come in all shapes and sizes for the Grand Sport.

  • Under 12 gallons: Small tanks are lightweight, but are limited in capacity. This limitation is a worthy tradeoff if your Chevrolet Corvette is small.
  • 12-17: This tank is the industry standard for a convertible. It fits snugly in the compartment of your Chevrolet Corvette. When you head to the shop for auto maintenance, your mechanic can easily swap out this type of tank.
  • Over 17 gallons: Large tanks for the Chevrolet Corvette work well for long road trips and construction usage. However, the extra weight can decrease performance of your sports car.
When should you change your Chevrolet Corvette fuel tanks?

Your Corvette will not last forever. While this component will typically last at least a decade, it may be necessary to periodically change the Chevrolet Corvette's tank to keep the space clean and safe.

  • Chevrolet warning lights: If warning lights pop up on your Corvette's dashboard, a tank problem may be the cause. In late 90's and later cars, you can typically hook a code reader to the car and determine if the tank is the culprit.
  • Pumping gas: If you hear a hissing noise while pumping gas into your Chevrolet Corvette, you may need to change the Corvette's tank. It is possible that air or gasoline is seeping out of the container of the coupe.
  • Leaking gas: If you see fuel drips under your car, your tank or fuel lines may be the cause.