Corvette Funfest 2012
Effingham IL
September 13-16

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 Effingham.

Saturday, Sept. 15

The central figure in The Quest, paired with a '63.

and again, later in the day

Karl Kustom Corvettes' spectacular Midyear C6
(click image below to see more)

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The Vets With Vettes and Corvette Owners club section on the field

After a walk around the extensive grounds, I headed for home, solo.

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 worried. 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, and I had confirmed that fact with the Corvette engineers that were at Funfest, but it's worth a try!

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Update:
I installed 1 can of Techron in a nearly empty tank, then topped it off after a few miles.
By October 3 the gage was back down all the way to empty without any problem.
Hopefully this solved the problem!

It didn't...

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!