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Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 05-10-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 25,269
Posted By GaryTucker
Not sure which rule book you are...

Not sure which rule book you are reading...because GM can AND will deny TSB work on highly modified or tuned cars. They cannot deny doing RECALLS...but that is different than PI's or TSB's. Do a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,412
Posted By GaryTucker
I'm surprised that you are surprised by the...

I'm surprised that you are surprised by the stupidity of some men...for example, there are plenty of them on here that won't let their wife or girlfriend even drive their car...let alone own a V-8...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,155
Posted By GaryTucker
But it is also a risk that you MUST accept if you...

But it is also a risk that you MUST accept if you choose to tune. Maybe you get lucky and don't get hammered...and maybe you do. As long as you go into a tuning situation with your eyes open and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-07-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,244
Posted By GaryTucker
Don't forget it gets rid of your powertrain...

Don't forget it gets rid of your powertrain warranty too... :sm0:

I couldn't resist...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-07-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
As a dealer tech in the past I can tell you that...

As a dealer tech in the past I can tell you that it USED to happen...Today's GM is much different than even 9 years ago when I was wrenching. My friends who still teach GM ASEP and deal with...
Forum: Camaro Convertible Forum 04-06-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 25,073
Posted By GaryTucker
Paying over sticker for any car is not smart...

Paying over sticker for any car is not smart business or common sense in any fashion. Even if there were only 500 built you should still be able to buy it at window sticker MAX.

I speak from...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,970
Posted By GaryTucker
So, here is an honest question for you at...

So, here is an honest question for you at Hennessey:

If a customer purchases your CAI and then has a dealer deny warranty work based on your CAI being installed, how much time and effort will...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-05-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
Actually, I comprehended what you were saying...

Actually, I comprehended what you were saying pages ago and the answer is still the same...you grenaded the powertrain portion of your warranty the minute you tuned the ECM...and you knew it...
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
:word: This is my sticking point on the whole...

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This is my sticking point on the whole argument too...Everything done is DIRECTLY related to the oil pump...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
The issue here is not whether a part "might" be...

The issue here is not whether a part "might" be defective...the issue here is that the OP voided their warranty KNOWINGLY by tuning their car...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
As these modifications are DIRECTLY related to...

As these modifications are DIRECTLY related to the engine and the oil pump is part of the engine...they are DIRECTLY related in the eyes of many here and obviously related in GM's eyes...

As far...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
You publicly stated you that you didn't care...

You publicly stated you that you didn't care about your warranty (an admission that you knew you voided it) and now want that warranty. I believe the statement about not caring is in direct...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-01-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
The biggest issue you have with going to court is...

The biggest issue you have with going to court is that statements such as the ones below from a thread last year on tuning and warranty coverage could surface as we all realize that the internet can...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-31-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
So, you have reliable sources confirm something...

So, you have reliable sources confirm something without seeing it? Since the car is still at the dealership I assume and still in one piece, there is absolutely no way to confirm that something...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-31-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,029
Posted By GaryTucker
:word: As has been said before, "burden" may...

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As has been said before, "burden" may be on GM...but GM also has the funding to hire the lawyers that will make anyone that any of us can afford quake in their thousand dollar shoes...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,000
Posted By GaryTucker
Unfortunately, this is what many people here...

Unfortunately, this is what many people here argued when some tuners were claiming "stealth" tunes and all kinds of other BS. The simple fact, as stated many times in many threads here, is that if...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,000
Posted By GaryTucker
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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-08-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By GaryTucker
My family (parents and grandmother) all had cars...

My family (parents and grandmother) all had cars that were on the verge-they made the choice not to total-from hail this past year. We get it bad in Oklahoma at times!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-03-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,435
Posted By GaryTucker
I would walk back in and speak the manager and...

I would walk back in and speak the manager and insist on the name of the folks from Atlanta that put this on then. My guess is you get quite a bit of backpeddling and "gee, we can't find that...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,435
Posted By GaryTucker
GM didn't send anyone to do anything on your...

GM didn't send anyone to do anything on your car...the dealer just wants to shirk their poor install job. If it was a GM subcontract, it would have been done BEFORE the care was delivered to the...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By GaryTucker
But why should they help out? The owner of that...

But why should they help out? The owner of that car chose to put a tune in his ECM and "supposedly" took it out after a week... The risks are well known by anyone that has read what has been...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-02-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By GaryTucker
On a minor item like that, you could possibly be...

On a minor item like that, you could possibly be fine. Technically your issue wasn't covered, but your dealer "was in a good mood" or just wanted to keep a good customer...and GM doesn't have 02...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By GaryTucker
I'm just glad to see these types of post "coming...

I'm just glad to see these types of post "coming out of hiding" from folks other than myself. I've been amazed how many people do not believe that this actually happens.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-01-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,199
Posted By GaryTucker
Haven't had a car yet that I wouldn't let a...

Haven't had a car yet that I wouldn't let a family member or good friend drive. I still remember the call from my mom (of all people) that my Mecham car was on the side of the road. Mom has never...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-01-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By GaryTucker
Actually, they have rollover valves in the necks...

Actually, they have rollover valves in the necks these days...keeps the fuel from pouring out of the fuel neck in an accident. The valve's construction prevents a siphon hose from getting by...a...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 02-28-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By GaryTucker
Seriously...and folks wonder why GM is being a...

Seriously...and folks wonder why GM is being a stickler on warranty these days...


I wonder why he doesn't just go all "Magnusson-Moss" on their azz?! :laugh:

Surely the cam supplier told him...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-25-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,337
Posted By GaryTucker
My experience is the exact opposite of yours. Of...

My experience is the exact opposite of yours. Of the techs I used to work with, I can't tell you of ONE that switched their dex-cool cars over to green.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-25-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,337
Posted By GaryTucker
:word: My same experience when I was working...

:word:

My same experience when I was working as a GM Tech...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 02-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By GaryTucker
You'd be surpised the number of techs that own...

You'd be surpised the number of techs that own the same cars they work on and participate on forums like this one.

My favorite was a tech that happened to be at the local dragstrip (and filming)...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-24-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,901
Posted By GaryTucker
If the owner of the gorgeous Lamborghini Gallardo...

If the owner of the gorgeous Lamborghini Gallardo can drive their car to Lowe's in Oklahoma City or the owner of the Ferrari California can drive their car to Lowe's in Enid, OK...strange to see two...
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