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Old 09-21-2011, 05:49 PM   #35
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I should be getting my car back tomorrow. Does anyone want me to post the service sheet when I get it?
Post it up, yes.

Are they sticking with the 'Over-reving' the engine thing?

If so ask him what the rev limiter is for.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #36
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Post it up, yes.

Are they sticking with the 'Over-reving' the engine thing?

If so ask him what the rev limiter is for.
I think I'm gonna ask him about it, maybe GM forgot to put the limiter in my car for some reason!
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #37
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I 2, would like to see the service sheet.

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:18 AM   #38
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No problem! I'm currently in a state of cat-like awareness, waiting for the call.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:06 PM   #39
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No problem! I'm currently in a state of cat-like awareness, waiting for the call.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:32 PM   #40
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Finally! Got my car back in one piece. Talked to my service advisor who said, "...I didn't even look into the computer for anything, we just wanted to help you out here." To which I replied that I did not have a tune anyways. I then asked him how bad the damage was in the end, and he explained to me the same stuff as before. He then said, "Just watch those high RPM's. You have a manual trans, right?" I said, no it was an AT. He replied, "Either way, but I'm not saying that it was the cause." I said, "It's strange that the rev limiter didn't help in this case." He gave me a look like 'ah, crap' and said, "Well, it could have also been a faulty part.

Either way, here is the service paperwork...

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Old 09-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #41
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Finally! Got my car back in one piece. Talked to my service advisor who said, "...I didn't even look into the computer for anything, we just wanted to help you out here." To which I replied that I did not have a tune anyways. I then asked him how bad the damage was in the end, and he explained to me the same stuff as before. He then said, "Just watch those high RPM's. You have a manual trans, right?" I said, no it was an AT. He replied, "Either way, but I'm not saying that it was the cause." I said, "It's strange that the rev limiter didn't help in this case." He gave me a look like 'ah, crap' and said, "Well, it could have also been a faulty part.
Sounds like he just wanted to try and impress you with his knowlege of mechanics. Sure, something like that can be caused by over-reving an engine but considering it's a KNOWN ISSUE it's most likely not a cause. Especially with built in fail-safes against it. LMAO

But even then there are plenty of things that can cause it.
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I was reading the work they did and all I could think about was "Perfect time to do this and that while it's opened up.

So all is good now?
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #43
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My L99 is "quieter" now that this work has been performed, but the passenger side now has a slight/moderate "tick" (one lifter) noise when warm that wasn't there before the AFM lifter repair. Does not seem to be loud enough to cause concern just yet.

I also have a "smell" (like hot oil) that creeps into the car after driving at 30+ MPH with a warm engine and then stop at a light/sign for about 15 to 20 seconds. The shop foreman continues to suggest that it is the anti seize compound used on the bolts for the exhaust manifolds. It's getting a little less persistent, but not to the level that I can ignore it (yet). I can smell it best up by the front passenger side of the engine, but I cannot find anything leaking to cause the smell.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #44
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my dealer told me i need to get a oil filter with a check valve in it to hold pressure on the lifters. I told him to get bent... my still goes tik tik tik.... going to take it to a differant dealer... I some times get a oil smell in my car..
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:34 AM   #45
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I was reading the work they did and all I could think about was "Perfect time to do this and that while it's opened up.

So all is good now?
I agree completely, I could have had my car have a bunch of cool stuff installed!

So far, all is good! I'm gonna do some more driving today and see if I notice anything different...or better
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #46
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My L99 is "quieter" now that this work has been performed, but the passenger side now has a slight/moderate "tick" (one lifter) noise when warm that wasn't there before the AFM lifter repair. Does not seem to be loud enough to cause concern just yet.

I also have a "smell" (like hot oil) that creeps into the car after driving at 30+ MPH with a warm engine and then stop at a light/sign for about 15 to 20 seconds. The shop foreman continues to suggest that it is the anti seize compound used on the bolts for the exhaust manifolds. It's getting a little less persistent, but not to the level that I can ignore it (yet). I can smell it best up by the front passenger side of the engine, but I cannot find anything leaking to cause the smell.
The smells will go away. I had that when I put my blower on. I spilled gas, coolant, oil from the manifold and maybe a few other things on my engine during the install. lol

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I agree completely, I could have had my car have a bunch of cool stuff installed!

So far, all is good! I'm gonna do some more driving today and see if I notice anything different...or better
Well, being a warranty item they wouln't have doen any upgrades. Both the dealerships here wouldnt do it even if I paid them. They just refuse to do anything modified no matter what. Suspension, wheels, engine, nothing.........
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:33 AM   #47
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I heard the lifters as well on my car. I hated hearing a new car tap so I thought about it and came to conclusion even with a warranty service techs don't want to fix your car. Then I asked myself do I really want them to touch my car? Go in for one thing another problem returned to me possibly.
I had a ls3 conversion with compression bump and a cam added
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Afm is bs
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #48
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I starting working for a GM dealer 23 years ago... It sucks to know that customers have to deal with poorly trained employees. Mostly the ones that think they know everything and would sooner make up some b/s then try to really help their customer. But, I have to say we have some great tech's and I'm still not excited about letting them under my hood to fix my lifter noise under warranty. Can't decide between warranty, doing it myself or living with it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #49
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Guess I just joined this camp. My car had been rattling lifters at start up, as did my avalanche and my other camaro...so what, right? Well, a lifter got stuck Friday and it does it all the time. It's a nasty tick. I'm going to talk to a dealer tomorrow. I parked the car within 5 miles of the tick being audible.
I'm hoping to pay the extra for some ls7 lifters and leave the afm tuned out so that this won't happen again.
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Lol...well gwatney Chevrolet in Jacksonville, AR rocks....James was all keyed up ready for the car....taking it in tomorrow. Guess what quit ticking today? Lol. Oh well, it needs an oil change and some gears!
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All of this talk about tech's not wanting to do work blows my mind. A friend of mine was a Ford and GM tech and while he was paid a salary, he was also paid a "bonus" for every job he finished in less than book time.
Example, if GM paid 6 hours to replace lifters under warranty, and he completed it in 4 hours then he would get a percentage of the money for the extra 2 hours that the dealership was reimbursed for. He then went on to the next job, and again hoped to have the job finished quicker than GM's expected/allotted time.
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