Here’s Why Corvettes Suck

  • Published: 19 November 2019
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   3 weeks back

    I Just Bought My Dream Car:

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool:
    3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool:
    4. Cheap Scan Tool:
    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    6. Professional Socket Set:
    7. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    8. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    9. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Common Sense
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    4. Camera Tripod:
    5. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    • Tim Connell
      Tim Connell  3 weeks back

      Been very impressed with this channel. I look forward to new content.

    • Craig Kaschan
      Craig Kaschan  3 weeks back

      Scotty Kilmer what happened to I was wrong about corvettes ?

    • Josh Benway
      Josh Benway  3 weeks back

      Corvettes don't suck how dare you scotty

    • xdrfox
      xdrfox  3 weeks back

      why all the video cuts, I could use learning a few new words! LOL

    • woodyfive0
      woodyfive0  3 weeks back

      Scotty Kilmer did you not just do a video on how chev got something right with the Corvette? Getting mixed signals here

  • nooch8it 1
    nooch8it 1  3 hours back

    Reluctor on gm ls based engines is on the crank not the flywheel you doofus.

    • David Shaffer
      David Shaffer  1 days back

      Had mine go out on an 05 sentra. Cam shaft sensor took 2 minutes since it was on top of the engine. Crank shaft.... I had to feel around for it. Was at the bottom, next to the starter. Sensors were $60, but thanks to channels like this, I probably saved $500 in labor.

        DARK HELMET GOB  3 days back

        Meh, I replaced a camshaft position sensor on an '06 Altima. Similar trouble and it was a 4 cylinder. Firewall side of the engine and the wire had to be removed before taking the bolt out. Fun times with only one hand that would fit into a completely blind spot trying to lift one side of the release tab while pulling the wire out and hoping I didn't break anything, then the fun of assembling the whole thing and the loose bolt in the socket while snaking it into place, again totally blind area, hoping it didn't come apart or fall out of the socket.

        • The average Joe’s tinkering And Repair Show

          I’d be really pissed if John Lennon Crashed my Corvette.

          • Darren Malone
            Darren Malone  4 days back

            “And it’s going sideways!” 💪

          • David Harlow
            David Harlow  5 days back

            Ive honestly never heard anyone say jack it down lol. Ive always heard and said let the jack down.

            • That One Gamer
              That One Gamer  5 days back

              How about a drag race? This corvette vs Scotty’s 94 Celica

              • Roth Henderson
                Roth Henderson  6 days back

                *OKAY BOOMER*

                • Chris G
                  Chris G  1 weeks back

                  I want to see you remove a crank reluctor from an LS by removing the transmission and flex plate. lol

                  • John James
                    John James  1 weeks back

                    That really didn’t look that hard

                    • Winstard Robinson
                      Winstard Robinson  1 weeks back


                      • Vosovogalsyncope
                        Vosovogalsyncope  1 weeks back

                        Last week you were talking about how corvettes could be a nice affordable performance car after depreciation. Now they suck lool

                        • Michael Pincavitch
                          Michael Pincavitch  1 weeks back

                          You're supposed to remove power cables from starter first !! And if you think that's a hard job changing that crank sensor , then your very limited to what your actually able to do , from what. You claim to be able to do ! That's an easy 25min. Fix !! Lol.. also your not supposed to jack it up from the front !!! Lmao !! 😂😂😂

                          • John beason
                            John beason  1 weeks back

                            Vettes are fantastic, owned mine for ages and still does great at the track. (Z06 owner).

                            • RanByMonkeys
                              RanByMonkeys  1 weeks back

                              I think your confused about what a Corvette is.

                              • JonnieLahti
                                JonnieLahti  1 weeks back

                                Lost it at 3:14 lol. Gm as usual

                                • Leo Verran
                                  Leo Verran  1 weeks back

                                  Did you edit out all the cursing 🤬

                                  • ironsaber2
                                    ironsaber2  1 weeks back

                                    Half your problem is your working on your back on a corvette. How much easier would that be if you had a hoist.

                                    • Anthony Faubus
                                      Anthony Faubus  2 weeks back

                                      lol, smaller hands help, as well as proper under-car eyewear ;) nice work!

                                      • Chat Kat
                                        Chat Kat  2 weeks back

                                        Awesome! Scotty can get into any tight spot

                                        • Alex T
                                          Alex T  2 weeks back

                                          Lmao the shade scotty throws is insane 😂😂😂

                                          • ARTISTIC-MELEE
                                            ARTISTIC-MELEE  2 weeks back

                                            GM engineers are just laughing thru their pores watching this 🤣

                                            • Luke Stoner
                                              Luke Stoner  2 weeks back

                                              I noticed Scotty disconnected the positive cable... I thought the negative cable was the cable to be discounted, (first when removing the battery.)
                                              Does it matter which one is disconnected when simply working on a car?

                                              • Lawrence H
                                                Lawrence H  2 weeks back

                                                Quote of the Day: "GM engineers had their fingers so far up their rear ends they're coming out of their mouths."

                                                • Konstantine T
                                                  Konstantine T  2 weeks back

                                                  I can attest that C6 Corvettes can be a pain to work on, but thats due to the low slung design that makes getting to certain components a pain. With that said my C6 has 113k miles on its been rock solid reliable. The only non wear items that i had to change were the waterpump and radiator. Not bad for a 13 year old car.

                                                  • Kevin Funes
                                                    Kevin Funes  2 weeks back

                                                    Where did you get that mat?

                                                    • Neo J. Ssk
                                                      Neo J. Ssk  2 weeks back

                                                      3:25 " I cant see whats going on in there" try removing the sunglasses
                                                      Thug Life Scotty

                                                      • Neo J. Ssk
                                                        Neo J. Ssk  2 weeks back

                                                        5:06 🙈😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                                        • Renegade2062
                                                          Renegade2062  2 weeks back

                                                          I had replaced a crankshaft position sensor on an 05 volvo s60 and it turned out that the timing belt had jumped a groove and got bent valves. Had to do an engine swap with one from a salvage yard

                                                          • EJ'S GARAGE
                                                            EJ'S GARAGE  2 weeks back

                                                            You have the same matt too Scotty 😀👍

                                                            • Will Johnson
                                                              Will Johnson  2 weeks back

                                                              And to give back to you Scotty, a guy who does so much to help educate the lay public...another good video, a brief explanation is in order...maybe something you have surmised over the years working on cars.
                                                              A guy as smart as doubt you shake your head continuously working on cars asking WTF. I design them and have worked at the Tech center in Warren where the Corvette and many other GM cars are developed. Same with every auto company btw.

                                                              There is a pecking order to design and goes something like this:
                                                              1. Create a functional a Hall effect CPS...a pulse counter that communicates with the ECM.
                                                              2. Make sure the CPS plays nice with the entire electrical system across many platforms. Same CPS is used on many different vehicles for example. Check with all of them if the design particular if packaging changes.
                                                              3. Subject the part to environment life cycle testing so it won't fail over 150K miles. Salt spray for corrosion resistance, extreme heat and artic cold and contact water contamination.
                                                              4. Evaluate different materials to make it lighter. If every part is lighter on a car, the whole car is a lot lighter.
                                                              5. Reduce cost.
                                                              6. Let me repeat, reduce the cost of the CPS to save GM a penny for every car they make. What does this entail? All of the above. Cheaper material which challenges performance and reliability. Challenge this uncertain edge based upon development testing that is a 'theoretical' facsimile of what the vehicle will experience in its lifetime. GM is in business to make money period. They just happen to make cars.
                                                              7. Make the part smaller and still satisfy all the above. Smaller is general easier to package and lighter.
                                                              8. Perform a tolerance stack up so the CPS doesn't hit/interfere with any other part when in car position. This requires understanding the tolerances of all surrounding parts and also all the different engine and transmission combinations on a given platform.
                                                              9. Serviceability. You know, what you have made your living doing. GM Engineer? Serviceability? What's that?
                                                              You get the picture. You see, an engineer that designs every part on the car, must serve MANY masters that supersede serviceability. Its really not in the playbook as you constantly notice. Focus is elsewhere. Because functionality and packaging, cost and weight including statistical reliability matter MUCH more. Serviceability is only a concern when afore mentioned weren't addressed in development...when the part fails...what engineers try to avoid as every car goes down the assembly line...when the corporation tries to make a CPS for a penny if they could. Serviceability is barely on the radar of ANY engineer. And of course you know this intrinsically because you are an expert on cars and see it every working hour of every needing to take the entire Instrument panel and seats and center console out to change a heater core.

                                                              FWIW my brother from a different mother. Love your videos....your humor, sense of irony...your knowledge...all of it. Still can't believe you don't own a nice garage with 2 post lift which would make that job so much easier for old guys like us.

                                                              One small point. Get rid of the freaky bug eyed cat pictures in your video background. Creepy and needless. Instead get regular cats walking around or dogs...both of whom I love to see in videos. Minor point.
                                                              PS. and I thought you were going to say you hate Corvettes because on the C6, all the goddam headlights fog over. ;-)
                                                              Truth is, the LS3 that debuted on later C6's... is one of the great V8's...not the earliest C6 LS motor which was prone to top end you know and Corvettes overall are pretty reliable and robust for performance cars that owners thrash.

                                                              • SAVAGE BOii
                                                                SAVAGE BOii  2 weeks back

                                                                Corvettes are nice but not practical. I sold mine and got a 2005 Subaru STi....unreliable but practical ;)

                                                                • gas-powered-crusader
                                                                  gas-powered-crusader  2 weeks back

                                                                  No gas struts in the hood? Crap.

                                                                  • esteban flores
                                                                    esteban flores  2 weeks back

                                                                    The beginning of the vid that is the RPMs of a corvette and sound of a corvette lol

                                                                    • monkymonk6
                                                                      monkymonk6  2 weeks back

                                                                      I had the same sensor go out in my Honda Civic and it was nowhere near as hard to replace as that one! That job looked like a nightmare...

                                                                      • masmcg
                                                                        masmcg  2 weeks back

                                                                        didnt you do a video with this same car that corvettes are great bargain sports cars?

                                                                        • Buzz's
                                                                          Buzz's  2 weeks back

                                                                          You love Turdota's and thats fine, but you insult everyone else! So I will try my hardest to get rid of you!

                                                                          • zach zinner
                                                                            zach zinner  2 weeks back

                                                                            You are whiney

                                                                            • Gianna Giavelli
                                                                              Gianna Giavelli  2 weeks back

                                                                              del sol vtec. manual shift. easy to work on. 0-60 in under 6 seconds. lasts forever.

                                                                              • ABarney 15
                                                                                ABarney 15  2 weeks back

                                                                                You more than likely wouldn’t have to remove the trans due to the car having a rear trans axle

                                                                                • Briannas Dad
                                                                                  Briannas Dad  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Who idles in a Corvette anyway 🤷‍♂️

                                                                                  • David Grant
                                                                                    David Grant  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Corvettes can never suck!!! They are the greatest cars on the planet even! Period! I love all Corvettes!!!!

                                                                                    • Jim Koch
                                                                                      Jim Koch  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Hey wait a minute - five minutes ago I watched a video where Scotty is praising that exact Corvette and talks about how good of a deal you can get on used Vettes!

                                                                                      • Steven Atwater
                                                                                        Steven Atwater  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Isn't it best to pull the Negative terminal? That way you don't hit the wrench against ground when removing Positive.

                                                                                        • James Powell
                                                                                          James Powell  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Passes 2000rpm under light throttle "It's goin sideways!!" Lol

                                                                                        • Zachary Arnold
                                                                                          Zachary Arnold  2 weeks back

                                                                                          He had fun driving that vette. Lol scotty.💨

                                                                                          • robert mtz
                                                                                            robert mtz  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I remember the first crack position sensor I did was on a Oldsmobile intrigue had to do the same thing take off the started and touch around blindly to take it off 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️