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Old 01-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #171
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Originally Posted by 67 GTO View Post
What he said ^^^^^^^ Just to add a little something, I sat down with my service manager and talked about the timing chain failures that were pretty well documented and fairly wide spread in some Caddy's, Traverse's etc.

Being a Chevy dealer he changed out a handful of Traverse chain failures under warranty. He said every one was caused by oil that was old and dirty.

He showed me a cut away of the LLT on his 'puter and pointed out the chain tensioner and guide where sludge would build up and cause the chain to stertch and **** up everthing. lol

I have the dealer change my oil on average every 4k with mobil1 and he said I don't have anything to worry about.

I asked about cost for changing chains on the Camaro. He never did one but looked up the labor and parts and said about $12-13 hundred.

These motors will last as long as any if cared for like you are. They are amazing with the power output, DI technology, etc. that it is worth putting a little more care into it to keep it in shape. It's only 3.6 lyer....almost 1/2 of a 6.2 and puts out the kinda of power with the fuel economy. Something I could not imagine 20 years ago.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:58 PM   #172
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:00 AM   #173
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Thanks for the great info guys. Ill continue checking my oil then since I drive it pretty hard.
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