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    Default The Sh!t List You Get From a Dealer

    Went and had my truck serviced at a local Chevy dealer, I expected a few simple things, but instead i got this:
    A/C Compressor and belt $1000
    |All four shocks $460
    Both front axle seals $330
    Both sides rear exhaust manifold bolts broken $1030
    Engine oil cooler hose leaking $470
    Auxillary transmission cooler line leaking $200
    Hose from transmission to radiator leaking $250

    Maintenances due
    Driveline service(frt and rear differential and transfer case) $195
    Coolant flush $160
    Brake fluid flush $120
    Transmission fluid service $160
    Fuel Injection service $160
    Power steering fluid service $120
    2003 K1500HD-Straight Pipe, Drop -In K&N Filter, 3" Lift Soon, H2 Rims
    1993 C1500 ECSB- Open Headers, Performance Shift Kit

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    Wow....lots of items and very expensive. Was this for your 2003?


    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
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    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    Yeah. I was like, wow. This truck has never been beat, sure its gone through a few rough spots but im not bajaing accross logs or rocks. Now alot of the little things i could do myself for little cost. But, the exhaust manifold is a whole other deal.
    2003 K1500HD-Straight Pipe, Drop -In K&N Filter, 3" Lift Soon, H2 Rims
    1993 C1500 ECSB- Open Headers, Performance Shift Kit

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    I would need a bank loan to get all that done,thats crazy!
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    $1030 for broken exhaust manifold bolts?! that's absolutely ridiculous.
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    What are they saying is wrong with all of these?? the Ac compressor??? Sounds like the dealer trying to add some money for services that dont need to be done.
    as to the rear exhaust bolts that was a common issue with GM 5.3L and you should be able to find an exhaust shop that can do them for MUCH cheaper if you dont do the work yourself. Because $1K for something like that is rediculous. as to the oil line that is something else that you can do yourself.. Basically i would be calling the service manager and asking how they think $1K in labor is justifiable.. And tell them for that you wil not be returning for them attempting to fleece you like that.
    I hate dealers for this very reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03HeavyHalf View Post
    Yeah. I was like, wow. This truck has never been beat, sure its gone through a few rough spots but im not bajaing accross logs or rocks. Now alot of the little things i could do myself for little cost. But, the exhaust manifold is a whole other deal.
    Maybe look into getting some long tube headers. I'm not sure how much they cost, but who knows, maybe with parts and having someone else install may be a cheaper and better way to go vs putting in a couple of manifold bolts..............plus you get something new

    The whole list is extremely shocking to me...ouch!
    Last edited by mfleetwood; 12-17-2010 at 03:33 PM.


    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    TIRES:
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    Yea. The dealership is THE Chevy dealership. Ive met the family boys that run the dealerships and they are cocky rich mofos. And they cam do those prices cause they know alot of people will bend over and take it. But yea, thats dealers for ya. I bought my truck from a small town dealer that was honest. And thanks for the ideas guys on savin money. I got a warranty on my truck but apparently it only covered getting my rear driveshaft carrier bearing done. And its a "Powertrain Warranty" apparently. Can you do long tube headers on a 03 6.0? I thought the sensors and junk would mess it up with no cats?
    2003 K1500HD-Straight Pipe, Drop -In K&N Filter, 3" Lift Soon, H2 Rims
    1993 C1500 ECSB- Open Headers, Performance Shift Kit

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    I don't want to throw fuel on the fire, or ruin the love affair you have with this dealer, but isn't the engine part of the "power train"? Why aren't your broken exhaust manifold bolts covered under the pt warranty? They aren't a normal wear item (like fluids, clutches, filters etc that wouldn't normally be covered) Warranty covers "breakage" These bolts are broken aren't they? I would read your pt warranty & see if for some reason they are excluded due to being part of the exhaust system, & if they're not excluded I'd go talk to the service manager again.

    **re your ques above: You can run cats with headers
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    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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