Long time ago, when the LT1 engines started dying prematurely on the base Chevrolete Corvette C7 Stingray used by the press, Tadge Juechter came up with a great fairy tale to cover up problems dto causing these failures. What good ole Tadge stated at that time was the DEFECT IN OIL FILTERS caused debris to contaminate oil and subsequently obliterate the brand new engine. As it is with General Motors , the store continued to morph, blaming compounds in the sealants used in the assembly of engines to cause engine oil to foam and as everyone would guess, cause engine failure once again, due to foaming related loss of pressure.
Apparently, there is a new iteration of the great engine failure fable now, in response to another total engine failure that took place when Fox News decided to test the latest and greatest Corvette flagship.
This time, the story goes as follows: metal shavings generated during oil filter mount thread machining contaminate the engine oil and move through the oiling system only to jam themselves in the engine main rod bearings and cause the catastrophic engine failure once again.