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    Not sure if this is the best forum but I found the article interesting. I am VERY glad GM chose to not mimic Ford and stayed away from small displacement turbo engines.
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...ine-defective/
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    But GM went with Active Fuel Management and lots of those egines have died...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paracutin View Post
    Not sure if this is the best forum but I found the article interesting. I am VERY glad GM chose to not mimic Ford and stayed away from small displacement turbo engines.
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...ine-defective/
    It is a matter of time that twin turbo engines start giving their owners problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    But GM went with Active Fuel Management and lots of those egines have died...
    How many AFM engines have died of the ~4 million made since 2007? 300, 400, 1000? Can all those engine deaths be attributed to AFM killing it? If AFM on the 5.3L and 6.2L engine was such a bad thing, GM would have discontinued it.

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    AFM has only caused slight to major oil consumption issues not any other issues. Ford Twin turbos have had problems like setting fire to themselves and almost killing owners which is much worse than needing to check your oil more often and top it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conlan Rose View Post
    AFM has only caused slight to major oil consumption issues not any other issues. Ford Twin turbos have had problems like setting fire to themselves and almost killing owners which is much worse than needing to check your oil more often and top it off.
    I good friend of mine owns a repair shop and has said that in his experience if an AFM engine owner uses synthetic oil, their oil consumption goes down dramatically. I imagine AFM oil consumption is one of the reasons GM mandates their customers to use dexOS approved oil.

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    I still dont feel like turbo technology has come far enough to have reliable longevity to it. All those VW turbos only last to around 70-75k tops around here. Then ford says "we dont just have 1 but TWIN TURBOS!", i would hate to own one once the warranty stops cuz thats gonna be a second mortgage on the house to fix.
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