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Old 05-15-2013, 08:17 AM   #26
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Did they at least change the oil?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #27
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^^^^I mentioned that to my Service Advisor he claimed that the computer would indicate that an oil change was needed if it got hot enough. I have never heard that before.

Can anyone verify this?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #28
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The oil life monitor takes all kinds of variables into consideration. The fact that it got that hot and oil isn't expensive, I would just change it out. Sure the OLM might not indicate to do so, but it isn't always the best guide to follow 100% of the time. GM had to recalibrate it on the GMC Acadia's and other Lamda platform vehicles because it was going to long on an oil change and causing issues, mainly timing chain wear from what I have read.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #29
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The oil life monitor takes all kinds of variables into consideration. The fact that it got that hot and oil isn't expensive, I would just change it out. Sure the OLM might not indicate to do so, but it isn't always the best guide to follow 100% of the time. GM had to recalibrate it on the GMC Acadia's and other Lamda platform vehicles because it was going to long on an oil change and causing issues, mainly timing chain wear from what I have read.
Interesting, I thought it only accounted for RPM's.

The oil was changed a few hundred miles ago, however I will insist that they change it when I inevitably return it to them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #30
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Thank you for your interest in this.

Unfortunately my dealership was again unable to determine what the problem is and returned my car as is yesterday. However they did add a dye to the coolant that would become visible in the exhaust system if it were burning it internally.

I am supposed to drive it as much as possible over the next few weeks and monitor the fluid level. If it decreases I bring it back and they check for traces of this dye in the exhaust system.

The whole thing is becoming pretty frustrating since the car only has 6K miles on it. I am also very nervous about them having to take the engine apart if it does prove to be an internal leak. I have never had a problem like this before so im not sure what to expect.

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Hello RedVictory,

We definitely understand your concern with your new vehicle. The plan set forth by your dealership is the best course of action going forward to identify the issue and correct that for you. As stated before by my fellow team member Jessica, please keep us informed on your situation.

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:15 PM   #31
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if you can smell coolant inside the vehicle, the heater core is leaking, did they check your heater core?
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #32
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if you can smell coolant inside the vehicle, the heater core is leaking, did they check your heater core?
I thought I could smell it in the engine bay when it overheated. I'm still driving it and waiting for the level to decrease.

I don't smell anything in the car.

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Old 05-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #33
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You can have the oil analyzed for traces of antifreeze (see BlackStone).
Check all of the coolant hoses that they are seated properly - I noticed just slightly loosening the clamp on the top hose at the engine would cause a spray of coolant. I moved the clamp "ears" around as one was chaffing the small coolant hose running on top of it.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:47 AM   #34
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So what happened.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:18 AM   #35
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Well after a brisk drive this morning my car decided to overheat. Fortunately it happened right as I was pulling into my garage. Sure enough the coolant resivior was completely empty. There are no fluid puddles on the garage floor and I don't see any signs of leaks around the system. The car only has 6500 miles!

I had brought it to my dealership for vanishing coolant a few months ago, they pressure tested the system and said it was fine. It never actually overheated until today, it got over 250 degrees before I shut it down.

Should I be concerned about any damage this could has caused? I refilled it with dexcool and am waiting untill it cools down to run it again. (The temp gauge was up but I did not get any alerts on the DIC)

Are there any known issues that people are having or tsb's that I could mention to my service advisor before bringing it back? I just don't want them to say its fine again and leave me hanging.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
Heater cores are starting to leak causing problems for our drivers,, Not only is it expensive to fix it can also be dangerous,, Imagine you driving at a certain speed and you son or wife is on the passenger side and you son is wearing sandals or your wife is wearing heels and she screams in pain and scares the hell out of you and you lose control on the car and crash? Not very safe.. or your driving and the window keeps fogging and you can't see and you crash.. you over heat and break down somewhere and your car won't start and your in the middle of the road and some drunk a- hole hits you... Right now Chevy has issued a recall for out damn key.. because we can hit it with our knee cause the car to turn off and us losing control... sounds like the same thing if you car shut off from over heating and i have never heard of that problem,,, please file a complaint so we can all be assured if ours goes it can be fixed,, I'm starting to smell fluid and i have a 11 ss and it has 37000 miles... contact https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ and fill out the form... lets fix this matter...
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:17 PM   #36
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Repeat yourself much?
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:42 AM   #37
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Repeat yourself much?
of course i do. i can't put this on one thread and everyone will read it.. there was a guy on here who's wifes feet did get covered in burning hot coolant.. it stupid that they will recall a key and not the core... you will thank us if yours goes and they actually recall it .... you need to get on board...
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:52 AM   #38
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If mine goes I will replace it. Just like anything else. If your heater core goes... it's under warranty. They'll fix it. They aren't going to recall something that doesn't represent a major potential for revenue loss. Haven't you ever seen fight club?
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:01 PM   #39
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:09 AM   #40
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If mine goes I will replace it. Just like anything else. If your heater core goes... it's under warranty. They'll fix it. They aren't going to recall something that doesn't represent a major potential for revenue loss. Haven't you ever seen fight club?
Lol good one.... fight clue.. Ok tyler...Let me show you our warranty...

... your powertain warranty covers
Engine coverage includes all internally lubricated parts, engine oil cooling hoses, and lines. Also included are all actuators and electrical components internal to the engine (e.g., Active Fuel Management valve, lifter and oil manifold) cylinder head, block, timing gears, timing chain, timing cover, oil pump/oil pump housing, OHC carriers, valve covers, oil pan, seals, gaskets, manifolds, flywheel, water pump, harmonic balancer, engine mount, turbocharger, and supercharger. Timing belts are covered until the first scheduled maintenance interval. Exclusions: Excluded from the powertrain coverage are sensors, wiring, connectors, engine radiator, coolant hoses, coolant, and heater core. Coverage on the engine cooling system begins at the inlet to the water pump and ends with the thermostat housing and/or outlet that attaches to the return hose. Also excluded is the starter motor, entire pressurized fuel system (in-tank fuel pump, pressure lines, fuel rail(s), regulator, injectors, and return line), as well as the Engine/ Powertrain Control Module and/or module programming.
- For trucks equipped with a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine, the diesel engine, except those items listed under “What Is Not Covered” later in this section, is covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If your car even has an extended warranty i don't know how they could cover the heater core when it specifically states here that its not covered.. maybe the bumper to bumper covers it but thats after 36,000 or 3 years.... So show me where they are going to cover the heater core.. i have the platinum warranty which is 5 years or 100,000 miles... i have to renew bumper to bumper... but my point is that some of these guys are getting stuck with a 1,700 bill on a part they have no control over.... I explained the recall of the key.. but let me tell you again.. they are recalling our flip keys because your knee can hit it and shut the car off... with is that?? are giants somewhere buying these cars and complaining about the key in mass numbers?? i never heard of anyone hitting there knee with the key.. i bet it was one isolated incident and the guy crashed and made up some b.s. story about the key and now the insurance companies wants chevy to change they key..( just sounds insanely stupid) ... I'm just saying if they see this as a hazard they might do something about it or look into further,,, whats it gonna hurt??? “Welcome to Camaro Club. The first rule of Camaro Club is: you do not talk about Camaro Club. The second rule of Camaro Club is: you DO NOT talk about Camaro Club! Third rule of Camaro Club: if someone yells “ford”, , or mustang out, the camaro thread is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a thread fight. Fifth rule: one thread at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: the threads are regular fonts . No , no comic sans, no wing dings. Seventh rule: threads will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Camaro Club, you have to start a thread fight...... lol I'm just saying fill it out just in case....
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:09 AM   #41
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Hah. I like the theme of your post. My fight club reference was pointing at the nature of recalls though. They recalled the keys because if you turn the car off and get into a wreck without an airbag and die... it's gonna cost them a fortune in a lawsuit. The heater core deserves a TSB, which may or may not already exist... I don't know.

Bumper to bumper will cover it. That is unless it was caused by doing a hose relocation. I want my crappy clutch and TR6060 replaced because the pedal sticks to the floor and my 2nd and 3rd gears grind regularly when I'm beating on the car. Design flaws happen.. factor your experience into the next car brand you decide to purchase.
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