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Old 02-11-2015, 09:53 AM   #1
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Those who had LLT replaced....

Hey everyone I recently had my LLT replaced (still at dealer waiting to be picked up). My question to those who have been through this is how many miles have you put on your engine since replacement? Also do the replacement engines have the same front main seal issues? I know they are supposed to have updated timing chains and something in the oiling system updated. I'm a little weary because dealer says it will only be warrantied until the end of my factory powertrain warranty which ends in July. Working on getting an extended warranty from GM now...this car has had a transmission rebuild followed by 2 transmission replacements, then a oil pan gasket, then a front main, and now an engine.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:57 PM   #2
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Those who had LLT replaced....

My 01/2010 LLT is perfect ... I don't understand the worries...
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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Wow, that is a lot of issues. Lemon law applicable? Good luck with it. Knock on wood, I have not had any major issues with mine.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:06 PM   #4
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dude, I got 60,ooo on orginal engine and tran no issues.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:46 PM   #5
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just shy of 81,000 myself never had an issue. I'd look into the lemon law in your area thats alot of issues for no reason.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:08 PM   #6
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Hey we're in the same boat. I'm picking up my car probably tomorrow after TWO MONTHS of my crappy dealer sitting on my car. 2011 with 32k miles and engine replaced.

Was wondering if I'd be able to get them to extend the warranty on it.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:38 PM   #7
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:59 PM   #8
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This concept leaves me terrified. My warrenty is up cause I have a 2011 with 28.5k on it. People keep talking about the front seal and thus far (bought it used with 14k) no issues. Scary though.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:11 AM   #9
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Got a new long block because I spun a main bearing out of nowhere and I was missing 4 quarts of oil that I had checked the week prior, no leaks nothing.

But im the second owner and the first was a car rental place..... So Im not surprised. My replacement engine has been a champ, Ive put 12k on it since last year when it happened. I change the oil with fully synthetic every 3k. Been running Mobil1 but will be changing brands soon.

It honestly feels like a brand new car still. Much more power than the original engine with 30k on it when I bought it with almost the same mods. Look at it this way. You just scored BIG TIME. We have brand new engines now except the accessories attached to it and we reused our intake manifolds, throttle body etc. But all the main bits are brand new. So I have a 12k mile engine in a 52k mile car.

Dont baby the new engine, but dont murder it off the line either. Let it get up to operating temp first before beating on it, change her oil often and she should last you a long time.

P.S Check the oil levels and fluids very carefully for the first 3k miles every few hundred miles or so just to be safe. Also for me, the steering was wicked tight for the first 100 miles after the new engine.

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I'm at 72,000 miles and no catastrophic failures, but the oil consumption is a royal pain. Seems to be a love hate relationship, love the car, but curse the oil problem.
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Got a new long block because I spun a main bearing out of nowhere and I was missing 4 quarts of oil that I had checked the week prior, no leaks nothing.

But im the second owner and the first was a car rental place..... So Im not surprised. My replacement engine has been a champ, Ive put 12k on it since last year when it happened. I change the oil with fully synthetic every 3k. Been running Mobil1 but will be changing brands soon.

It honestly feels like a brand new car still. Much more power than the original engine with 30k on it when I bought it with almost the same mods. Look at it this way. You just scored BIG TIME. We have brand new engines now except the accessories attached to it and we reused our intake manifolds, throttle body etc. But all the main bits are brand new. So I have a 12k mile engine in a 52k mile car.

Dont baby the new engine, but dont murder it off the line either. Let it get up to operating temp first before beating on it, change her oil often and she should last you a long time.

P.S Check the oil levels and fluids very carefully for the first 3k miles every few hundred miles or so just to be safe. Also for me, the steering was wicked tight for the first 100 miles after the new engine.
I try to take that optimistic route. I was out of my car for 2 freakin months, but I figure if you told me "when you hit 32k, we'll pay for a rental and drop in a new engine" I guess that would be something I would have been ok with. Kinda resetting the clock.

But its sketchy, thats a big deal. This isn't a bum wiper blade motor. Major work. But I think I've still got a year on my original 5 year 100,000 mile warranty so if there are any problem related to install then they've got to show up by then.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:24 AM   #13
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I'm at 72,000 miles and no catastrophic failures, but the oil consumption is a royal pain. Seems to be a love hate relationship, love the car, but curse the oil problem.

I guess I have been really lucky. Ruby has never burned a bit of oil between oil changes. Only oil missing is the amount I catch in my catch can.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:36 AM   #14
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Mine is 2011, end of 2013 I noticed an oil leak, seems same front seal thing others had but then had repairs for the spun cam bearing.

Then when I went in this past Dec with engine knock they told me I was a quart low. Then the next day is when my debacle started that turned out to be a spun bearing again and the full engine replacement.
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What kind of trans?
Nevermind I just saw the M6 on the left. I'm concerned with the Aisin qualtiy, I've already had two issues with it and it's not fixed yet. Wonder what options are out there for me
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:29 PM   #17
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Finally got my car back, it had spun the #4 rod bearing and was made a disappearing act out of 4 quarts of oil (according to dealer). Lemon law usually only applies within first 18 months of ownership. Sad part is after all the time my car spent at the dealer the finishing details were a mess. I had to reroute pretty much all the vacuum lines and they were nice enough to crush my fog light wires between my radiator and radiator mount. The district manager told me it will carry a 12 month unlimited mile nationwide warrant on new motor which is better than just end of factory but still makes me a little questionable since the last one only made it to 51k using synthetic every 5k since new (got the car with 19 miles on it). Really hoping I don't run into any more issues. Would like to thank GM for successfully spending more on fixing my car than it actually MSRP'd for........
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:52 AM   #18
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How exactly is a spun rod bearing or cam bearing diagnosed? There's no way of even knowing that the bearing is bad until dis-assembly right? At least with the rod bearing you should hear some knocking right?

Man, I should stay away from these threads... the closer I get to 100k the more the paranoia sets in. This was my first brand new car, first car to go more than 30k miles before trading.... I guess I'm waiting for the damn wheels to fall off and the engine to drop out!
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:53 AM   #19
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Don't worry.
It's a Machine.
It can be fixed IF it has a hickup.
Onwards!........
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:56 AM   #20
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How exactly is a spun rod bearing or cam bearing diagnosed? There's no way of even knowing that the bearing is bad until dis-assembly right? At least with the rod bearing you should hear some knocking right?

Man, I should stay away from these threads... the closer I get to 100k the more the paranoia sets in. This was my first brand new car, first car to go more than 30k miles before trading.... I guess I'm waiting for the damn wheels to fall off and the engine to drop out!
They had to tear the engine down to report the failure to GM. It was a Friday when I started hearing what sounded like a heat shield rattling I checked everything I could then parked it for the weekend- car made it about 28 miles before feeling a jolt and the engine shutting off going down the highway. Had the radio off and was listening to the car the whole way but never got what I have known to be the sound of a rod knocking and never had a check engine light.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:59 PM   #21
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My car had a knock that was pretty audible, then driving it started sounding like someone smacking a sheet of aluminum with a ballpeen hammer. Put it in neutral and the rpms just cut out and it died.

...Mine it was pretty obvious haha
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:53 PM   #22
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:15 AM   #23
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Just noticed a ticking noise in my car over the weekend. Shes parked in the garage until she gets to the dealer tomorrow morning. Here's the thread I started about it.

Only happens when I step on the gas and even when I do hear it its not super loud.

Its def not the direct injection tick bc its not as fast.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398169

kinda sucks seeing all the bearing issues on these cars. its not making me feel any better.

EDIT: just hit 42k miles
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:15 PM   #24
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I'm at 72,000 miles and no catastrophic failures, but the oil consumption is a royal pain. Seems to be a love hate relationship, love the car, but curse the oil problem.
I'm in the same boat. Never leaked a drop, never any mechanical problems just likes using oil.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:42 PM   #25
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I had a catch can and a breather cap but now have switched to a catch can and clean side separator to hopefully keep oil from getting in intake on this motor and will be staying very much on top of checking oil religiously at least once a week.
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