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Should i Trade my 2010 CC Z71 in re oil consumption

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by gsvar200467, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I hate leaving a dealership and finding another issue! Is it that hard for them to test drive them after a repair? You would figure that the tech would get in and say "wow, the oil pressure looks low and the rpms jump all over, maybe I should report the issue and get approval to look into it." Not say "well, I did what the RO said, so it is done now", "Hey Jim come check this out, the rpms jump all over and the oil pressure is low, guess this truck will be back tomorrow."
  2. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    what your saying happens all the time. you think that the tech is going to tell the service manager he created another issue ? that he will now have to spend more time to figure out another problem .

    that would cut his commision . its about volume not quality at most dealerships.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I have been to some "good" dealerships that will fix another problem that occurs. This is the case especially if it is still under warranty. They just bill GM for repairing the new problem. In that case it does not eat into their profits, it actually builds them. About a year ago (before my dealership lost their good staff) I took my wife's car is for a bad wheel bearing (under warranty). The service adviser called me and said that the tech noticed that the driver's door lock actuator was sticking and that they need my ok to fix it. (under warranty) I had noticed the issue months before, just forgot about it when I took it in for the wheel bearing.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  4. gsvar200467

    gsvar200467 New Member

    took it back in this morning. made the service writer and tech sit in vehicle with me to feel and see exactly the issue i was talking about. i didnt want there to be any "i didnt notice anything" issues.

    btw when i picked my truck up last night there was a apraisal report wanting me to trade it in. lol i should call and entertain the thought maybe see if i can work a deal.
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If you do decide to trade it in be sure to shop around. I just traded my wife's torrent in and the trade in price between dealers was significant. I ended up getting the best price for the new vehicle at one dealer. Then went to another dealer and asked them to match that price and give me a value for the trade. They gave me $1000 more than the other dealer.
  6. gsvar200467

    gsvar200467 New Member

    so the rough idle was being cause by a fouled no 1 cylinder plug that wasnt pinging a code.

    so so far ive fouled cylinder 7 and cylinder 1 which odly enough are the inactive cylinders in v 4 mode. hmmm:grrrrrr:
  7. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    What caused the low oil pressure?
  8. gsvar200467

    gsvar200467 New Member

    they didnt say. but its back to normal right now and i drove it around for about 30 minutes. so....
  9. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    I agree with what your saying if the problem is a manufacturing defect etc.

    when I said he created another issue , I was saying he damaged the vehicle.

    I have had these issues occur to me over the years. bring it in for warrantee work for one thing get it back and they broke something else or put dents in the vehicle.

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    I was reading reports that the heads have been changed on some of these afm 5.3L engines because of problems of plug fouling due to the AFM . also other work in the engine to reduce oil useage . hard to get the details . dealerships not talking .
  10. gsvar200467

    gsvar200467 New Member

    Damn sure would be nice to find a tsb on that jcat. Although my dealership already told me in a thousand miles they will go ahead and do the piston and ring swap.

    Was also thinking of changing all plugs so I could gauge how much oil is depositing on each one.

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