Not the day we had planned but have to make the most of it. Now come to visit the UK too!
wow your famous...
Not a good look for GM right now 🤔 However, how do you 'car guys' know nothing about 'cars?' lol Not knowing your fluids & not searching for the leak is absurd.
To clear the gap, you could use a flat sheet of metal designed to bridge gaps like that. They are commonly used when unloading trailers onto loading docks at stores.
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Yeah I was thinking that, Just a small piece of aluminum or steel and it would be fine
Wonder why the elevator isn’t level with the ground?
to put the corvette into neutral, you have to hold the power button for like 5 seconds without pressing the brake then it'll send power to the car without turning the vehicle on
I feel like that information would be in the owners manual but I guess not
@@pleaseentername.192 right! that’s what I thought but gm do be gm
@@pleaseentername.192 not sure it would help. my brain is saying without fluid even neutral would be bad news for the tranny, im not the best mechanic, but it seems like metal on metal, no lube, is bad news bears
@@nickyt3269 yeah I understand that. That’s really only for drive and reverse gears I believe so neutral wouldn’t hurt the transmission since it wouldn’t be making contact with any gears. But I mean, he moved the car at the end of the day but it’s just some fruit for thought
From reading the comments apparently all the car enthusiasts on here aren't car enthusiasts. Because it seems alot of you dont know dick about vehichles. Same thing with Stradman, tons of beautiful exotic vehichles doesn't seem to know much about working operation of cars just buys and drives them. To each there own he does his thing. Just kinda of a downer to see it.
There's honestly super easy solutions to these problems. I'm surprised you have made it thus far haha all love
How nice of Shmee to fly directly out solely to help Strad with the Z06
@@RobMrSpaghetti you are my favorite offbrand yet
@@RobMrSpaghetti goated name
@@Shaun-hp2yz bruh, you ruined the party
He want to pick up his amg gt black series before it turn in pink and chrome haha
Now that the Lancia has been there, you can basically say the coolest car in existence has been in your house
Transmission fluid is usually a darker red color, not sure if it’s just the lighting but that looked more like traditional oil to me
I was about to comment the same thing
Yup was thinking engine oil or power steering fluid.
It's all bad unfortunately lol
@@charliestoybox2099 power steering would be upfront. unfortunately looked like engine oil if you asked me. edit: yes i'm wrong
Not always. Fluid for the CVTs is the same color as oil. (i know this doesn't have a cvt)
Love how James said that he didn’t want to spend 600 on the transmission tool but then spends nearly the same on wheel dollies 😅 such bad luck man I feel for you. Spin class would be unreal. Hope it all gets sorted soon and it defiantly isn’t your fault man. All the best from UK
The took is soooo much harder to get and not an options when you order the car. I don't know anyone that owns a Newer corvette that has the tool. Too much for a maybe just in case it breaks to not start the car and put in neutral. But this looks more like oil as the trans fluid is pretty red in color.
$600 for a one time use part or dollies which can be used over and over again
@@Lovin_NY93 pretty sure the tooi can also be used over and over again...because it's a tool
@@fastfoodpitstops only for that specific car
the Wheel Dollies work on every car the transmission tool will only ever be used again if the transmission breaks again
Incredibly mind-boggling how such expensive supercars can always break so easily, especially brand new. This video emphasizes the fact that manual transmissions are always the best option.
It's a GM product, what did you expect lmao?
No transmission is best Plaid baby ⚡🇺🇲
didnt even realize ive been watching you for like 5 years or more, time flies so quickly. love the vids james keep it up!
Push and hold the start button for a few more seconds with your foot off the brake. It should put you in accessory mode. That might get you into neutral.
Right? I did one quick google and I was given simple instructions how to override park with the engine off .... This must be different or just does not work on the Z06 variant... Although I'm not sure about James, I have faith that Tim would have had the smarts to at least look it up and try the C8 "Engine Off Neutral override" sequence.
I was thinking the same. I even said it out aloud, dumb and dumber those two LOL
I love how you can make the best out of a bad situation, also that lancia is dream status
I love how this man is positive even if something bad happened
having a lot of money definitely makes life less stressful lol.
Because it's just a car. No reason to be hysterical.
@@MakingItHappenMWC Nah it’s just that he can easily afford to get it fixed
@@josiahwhite3157 Chevy will definitely take care of it.
For GM cars if you hold the power bottom for 8-10 seconds it goes into "full accessory" mode which you can shift it into Neutral and push it.
Shmee is like the elf on the shelf. He just shows up anywhere
Strandman is definitely mad but at the same time he’s like this will make great content! Either way it’s a win win cause he got warranty 😁
Always positive energy no matter how bad things are. Keep it up.
Check the fluids via dipsticks. Add which ever is needed and get it moved. It will leak slowly enough you can drive it a bit. Like a tire with a slow leak.
I think you need the $600 tool to access the engine bay
IF the transmission has a dipstick even.
@@jayzzz1234 I wonder if they could have the dealer bring it over and help since the car has less than 1k on it and is under warranty
Unlikely these cars have ANY dipsticks.
@@jayzzz1234 no the tool is too put it in neutral
This dude is like the Clash Of Clans builder. Always smiling even if he isn't happy. God bless ya, James!
man of culture
It's fairly new, maybe just check the seals or some damage on the oil pan. There might've been some issues during shipping
Like the tow service driving it like they stole it 🤫
Not supposed to race the car untill 1500 miles..not the cars fault..
Not sure if this has ever been mentioned yet, however, were/are there thoughts/plans to epoxy the garage floors? In addition to adding longevity and beauty, it would definitely help clean-up of all spills such as these!
I love shmee and strad episodes two of the most positive and cheerful personalities in yt auto. The house is literally 15 min from mine; wish I could have bought them beers or even better moscow mules. Strad have you been to the garage grill yet with all the nice cars up on lifts and you eat dinner below them? Would make for some fun content if they would allow you to film there.
I can see this happening more than once. You should get a steel transition, something like a t-mold, that can drop in the crack for times like this.
The way these 2 people interact as car enthusiasts is insane. I love the energy
You mean 2 'car guys' who obviously know nothing about cars????
@@Destr0. I didn’t say they are mechanics and they didn’t say so as well. They just like cars. What about it?
@@Destr0. I agree thats the only insane thing about this banal interaction between these "car enthusiasts" lol can we stop fangirling ever?
@@Destr0. I mean, they obviously do know stuff about cars just not the technical stuff. Your concept of a car enthusiast is false
Talking about that fake energy? Look at stradman on other people's video's, he's a completely different person..
All you have to do is hold the engine start button for about 10 seconds and gets into tech mode which allows you to put it in neutral with any gm vehicle
Try to press and hold the start button for about 10 seconds (without touching the brake), that should turn that led on the start button to green. That might allow you to change the transmission position
You and Shmee are great together, I’d pay to see that show!
Now you know you need at least 5 or 6 sets of these wheel dollies. Especially if you're going to fill the bat cave with all the cars. Which is exactly what I would do!
Keep up the outstanding work strad
James is such a likeable guy huge kudos to his dad for his upbringing 👍👍👍
And mom, takes two parents.
@@alexarkin227 idk about you but I’ve never seen anything about his mom
His mom went with him to Alaska in one video to get the TRX. Seemed like a wonderful person as well 👍🏽
that truly sucks man that you lost transmission fluid for the new Corvette !! hope you can get it fixed soon as possible !!
Same type of thing happened to me, but it was radiator fluid. I just filled it up, took off to the shop, knowing I'd lose most of it, but got there safely for them to replace the radiator. You could do the same, however, I think that's motor oil. You just need enough to get it out of the Bat Cave. Good luck.
Hey James i know this is probably to late but you may be able to use a small carpet to get the Z06 onto the elevator since the wheels won’t clear
Hey Stradman…Love the channel..Sorry to see this..The transmission and trans axle usually are separate..honestly fluid spread and it makes it looks like alot.I would jack it up safely and take the cover off and see if it is the transmission or transaxle..you should be able to see the leak and have more of idea …I wouldn’t be surprised it’s and axle seal..
I'm sure you will have some guys tell you already but if there's no trans fluid (Like completely empty) the car won't even be able to get into gear. but if there's a little left then it may be able to get into gear but it will likely eat up the clutches or the gears. but awesome video again strad!
Can we take a moment to appreciate how James always makes us happy even during the worst times 🙃
because he is monetizing this problem and will profit off of it lmao
if you hold the start button for a few seconds WITHOUT having your foot on the brake it should turn the car into the run position which then you should be able to put into neutral
Idk if it’s the same on the C8 but typically all newer chevys what you do is just hold the start button until it goes into accessory mode (5-10 seconds) (don’t press brake)
That is insane! Can't wait to hear the update to this. Chevy better be sending mechanics/engineers to fix the problem!
Hopefully they do but if you watched his video when he was racing it when it just hit 500 miles that will probably void his warranty but it’s Stradman so hopefully they say f it and just fix it..
@@kalvin9861 they could def void his warranty for that. They have a mileage it has to hit before raced/tracked without voiding the warranty. (I think it's 1500 miles)
@Kalvin why would gm to fix it for him. They aren't gonna fix it for everyone else that voids warranty.
If you hold the start stop for 5 seconds without the brakes on it should turn on accessory mode and it might let you go into neutral then. Try it out and see if that works.
If you still need it out. Take the front wheels off the dolleys and roll the front wheels onto the lift. Obviously the back wheels wont move cause its not in neutral so maybe youll have to make a small ramp for the rear dolleys
I would recommend getting a thin, sturdy piece of sheet metal that the wheel dolly can roll right over. You can start getting the car into the elevator at an angle so only 1 or 2 wheels at a time would be on it.
It's amazing how unimaginative a group of four to five guys can be. That's immediately the first thing many of us thought of. Other than the fact that the car was totally fine to start up and drive 15 ft to the car elevator.
Was about to say that
first thing that came to mind when he showed the gap that he couldn’t clear with the wheel dollies
@@DerekThorpe294 the sheet metal thing yeah, but definitely do not turn it on if you wanna have warranty. "Probably fine" isn't enough as if the "probably" isn't true you wreck the transmission and then it's your fault.
@@DerekThorpe294 Absolutely not fine to turn it on if there’s no trans (or engine) oil in it. Terrible idea
Maybe you could place 2 thin pieces of wood, metal or plastic, over the gap that the small wheels can't get over, and that should allow it to enter the lift
Two of my favorite automotive CS-tvrs. Each with millions in cars. Neither really knowing much of anything about how they actually work.
I was doubting how good the brick was going to look, but it does look good.
I use those same Dollys. It's a shame they don't jack the car up themselves, like the others. But, they're such a great tool when storage is a premium.
Love the two together, so fun to watch!
I absolutely love seeing you and Tim in an untraditional video trying to problem solve. It’s awesome. It’s probably the best video I’ve ever seen.
If I were Strad I would start writing exact Milage of cars before and after they ship so if something like this happens to a car not under warranty he can go after the transporters if there’s added Milage.
With your foot off the brake pedal press and hold the start button for 5-10 seconds and it will go into accessory mode and you might be able to put the car into neutral
looks like you guys are having a great time!
Wow, the LW and the Delta took me by surprise, probably the most gorgeous cars in the garage right there.
Refill your transmission fluid to get it to shift into neutral. Even if it leaks the rest out you still have it out of the bat cave.🎉
If you hold the start stop button for a few seconds without holding the brake pedal it should go into 2nd key position and allow you yo go into neutral
Not this car you have to have the engine running which allows the transmission pump to run then work the valves for Neutral
@@westonlord4214 Jesus said “do it yourself.”
@@westonlord4214 Jesus said to stop using his name to be weird, on the internet.
Wow, that’s sad. Well done Shmee !!! 👍👍👍👍
The first thing in my mind was that now it's going to be so difficult to get an epoxy floor to really stick to the spot where the fluid soaked into the raw concrete!!!!!
You need to get the car into service mode to put it in neutral: 1. Foot OFF the brake 2. Press and HOLD Start button for ~8-10 seconds 3. Lights and chimes will sound and it will be just like the "old days" of key two clicks forward in the On/Run position 4. Release Start button 5. Press brake and shift into Neutral 6. When done, move back to Park and press Start (no foot on brake) to get out of the service mode (if you don't do this the car will stay on until the battery runs out) Source: a google search, 2nd result. C’mon y’all. *also, I own a C8 so I looked it up ahead on case I ever needed to know.
If you turned the C8 on and switched it into neutral and pushed it, it shouldn't mess anything up. Yes, the gears in the trans are moving with no fluid, but not long enough, nor fast enough to effect anything. Then you would've been able to push it on the elevator and back off into the garage.
It sucks when stuff like this happens, but it sure is entertaining.
Keep up the outstanding work strad!
Should have taken the offer from buddy who wanted to buy it lmao all jokes aside, that seriously sucks. I see so many new cars having major issues lately, really hope this is just something like a drain bolt wasn't in properly tightened or something simple and not a big issue leading to recalls
You probable know this by now or have the Z06 sorted out but you can push the start button without touching the break "Hold for 5 seconds" to wake the car up and be able to place it into neutral.
He showed in the video doing exactly that and it not going into neutral homie
hey james just wanted to congratulate you for coming so far! with the house and the cars i've been watching for years! keep up the good work!
It makes me so happy watching your videos, you enjoy life so much and are an amazing person. I hope I can be as financially blessed as you some day.
If you hold the start button for like 6+ seconds or something it will go into service mode and you would have been able to put it in neutral from there
Hold down the push start button for 5 seconds. It will put it in accessory mode. To engage neutral you have to hold the neutral button for 3-5 seconds. Also that appears to be engine oil around 2-3 quarts
I believe that's motor oil. General Motors trans fluid is a red ish pink color, and that car is very new, so it shouldn't be burnt or anything. I could be wrong though
According to the Corvette forum, C8's have a light gold color fluid for the DCT.
It’s a manual trans, not a automatic…. 🤦♂️
@@sjfk1306 no it’s not. it’s a manually shiftable dual clutch automatic.
@@sethsteener physically it’s a manual transmission. It’s not a automatic transmission. It does NOT have a torque converter. It’s scary how clueless some people are. Stop pretending you know shit about cars, you don’t.
@@sjfk1306 a manual transmission that shift automatically?
Shmee randomly being there made this video 10x better 😂😂
There should be an emergency neutral release strap in the center console under the back panel. Great color though!
THAT SUCKS, definitely should get that issue fixed under warranty🤔👍🏻.
That $160 option sure saved a ton on the total cost
Just plain unlucky! Hope it gets repaired quick!
It’s crazy how strad follows his dream of loving cars!❤
Shmee and those other guys are absolute legends!
You could have put the jack under the rear pumpkin/trans and pushed it forward. We had to do it with our corvette a few times. 👌👌
Nice. Two of the coolest, laid back car tubers in a typical "James Adventure".
U should have a plate made to cover the crack between the lift an floor kinda like they have on a loading dock , so a couple pieces welded to go down in the crack an flat plate to go across
Official Congratulations from myself, this garage is unreal I hope to one day take inspiration from this for myself.❤
You gotta wide body off the Z08
this guy and damon have so much patience its unbelievable
Between Damon, Stradman, and The Hamilton Collection, it has been a rough few weeks for cars!
It always amazes me how people make assumptions about people’s character based off these videos. These are edited. Your not seeing the day in and day our lives of these people.
Turn the accessory on in the car, put your foot on the brake and press the neutral button, it won’t turn the car on all the way but will allow it to go into neutral.
You could always have somebody fabricate something that you can pop in and out as like a little filler piece to make the transition flush between the elevator and the floor for future situations like this
Stradman with shmee at the helm is probably one of the best videos ever... 🤗 ❤️💛💚 U guys
Now this shows the cons of the car elevator you have. I agree with the others, you need to have a secondary entrace / exit to the batcave. If something bad (e.g. something caught fire in there) that elevator will never cut it. Might wanna consider some major modifications to the batcave you have. Add it to the list. Lol
Thanks for the shout out Stradman, I did talk with Matt and made suggestions of which you did, best of luck. Having my tech look at this video today to see if that was oil or trans fluid...best of luck man
he did say in a reply that he checked the oil level and it is fine. I follow your channel and I'm sure you will help out James.
Hopefully it's fixed soon and get a straight pipe exhaust
Idea: put some in and quickly move it before it leaks all out and keep it in neutral
You could’ve just bought transmission fluid filled it and quickly drove on the lift. It was probably a slow leak so you would’ve been fine doing that method
I say u should try to put carboard over the hole in the elevator or put some type of hard wood in the hole to push the corvette if possible without damaging the elevator
Install a winch on your elevator. hook up the tow bar and pull it on the dollys but you may need to do something to change the angle so the dollys dont break going up the elevator ramp
Great to see you and Tim making content. You definitely need to come to UK
Id guess thats less than 2 quarts. but it sounds like that transmission uses roughly 4 qts(seems really low but that's whats listed). So just under 50% is on the floor so far. I'd guess a cooler line leaked.
Install sound deadening panels in the garage already. Put them on the ceiling and parts of the wall that don’t have your red brick. Should make a noticeable difference.
Imagine being trapped with stradman for two full days 😵
I love it when Shmee and Strad collaborate on videos .
The red brick looks super good. You just need a huge neon red sign over it that says “Stradmans garage”
Press and hold start button for 10 seconds without your foot on the brake. It’ll turn the whole ECU on and let you be able to shift into neutral without starting the car.
You could create some sort of wood wedge to go between the concrete and the car elevator so that the wheels could make it over the bump.
Hey strad if you worried about floor getting damaged get yourself a bottle of propane and heating torch like roofers use and heat up oil stain and it will burn oil off
I think it would be fine to turn it on just to quickly put it in neutral n then turn it right off what more can hurt😭
I know the neutral problem because it’s a dual clutch. Not saying this would work on the c8 but I know the dual clutch m4 transmissions have a neutral cable you can get to by removing the underside tray and zip tying the neutral cable to keep that neutral engaged.