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Old 04-26-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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V6 Manual Transmission Problem?

Iv read a couple of posts talking about the V6 Manual being delayed because of transmission problems. And if you look at the vin tracker there is only 3 Manual V6's...Do we have any confirmation of any issues and how long it will take to resolve this?
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Iv read a couple of posts talking about the V6 Manual being delayed because of transmission problems. And if you look at the vin tracker there is only 3 Manual V6's...Do we have any confirmation of any issues and how long it will take to resolve this?
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LOL that's not an option for me
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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I doubt we will get any "official" clarification on this. It seems pretty clear to me that there is a problem with the V6 manual transmission. The sheer number of orders for these that have had their TPW pushed back is a clear indication. Couple that with the fact that we haven't seen any V6 M6 out there should remove doubt of a problem.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:28 PM   #5
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Well it would be nice if GM would let us know what is going on with our orders. Is there anyone that has any more information on the V6 tranny?
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I doubt we will get any "official" clarification on this. It seems pretty clear to me that there is a problem with the V6 manual transmission. The sheer number of orders for these that have had their TPW pushed back is a clear indication. Couple that with the fact that we haven't seen any V6 M6 out there should remove doubt of a problem.
Is this why some V6/V8 automatics have been pushed up (hopefully mine)? Maybe to fill in the gaps of where the manuals would have been?
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i think the assembly plant should make a daily press release, and tell us everything that they decided to put on hold that day, everyday.
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Apparently the plant is a week or 2 behind, not sure how accurate that is. but im hoping my revised TPW includes that little 2 week behind thing as well. If not, well then it will be a while away before im a happy camper!
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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Apparently the plant is a week or 2 behind, not sure how accurate that is. but im hoping my revised TPW includes that little 2 week behind thing as well. If not, well then it will be a while away before im a happy camper!
Although this seems to be the case for some, it's not for all. Some folks that were pulled on the same day as me have already gone 3300 ahead of schedule while I'm still at 3000. They were told it could be built this week, which a week ahead of schedule. I on the other hand may still have to wait until next week
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This is why I don't really consider buying the first model year of any car. Launching a new product is a difficult process. There will be bugs to be worked out, regardless of the model, manufacturer, or country of origin. My Camaro will be a MY 2011 or 2012.
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:38 PM   #13
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Iv read a couple of posts talking about the V6 Manual being delayed because of transmission problems. And if you look at the vin tracker there is only 3 Manual V6's...Do we have any confirmation of any issues and how long it will take to resolve this?
My manual v6 is #117, built I beleive on day one, but still no word on what's going on. They tell me maybe I'll get it in early May, I assume they are waiting for new parts to retro fit my car before it's released.
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I rhink they are waiting for the new spec parts from their supplier, that seems like the reason as to why your car is still in Oshawa
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:28 PM   #16
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Well lets hope they get this all figured out soon...They must be around what 5000 produced so far...that means all the 16000 orders should be built within 2-3 months
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:09 PM   #17
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Well it would be nice if GM would let us know what is going on with our orders. Is there anyone that has any more information on the V6 tranny?
Hey francone. I posted a couple weeks ago about this problem, and the solution. A friend of mine is friends with an engineer who has been dealing with this. It seems as though the 2nd gear synchros, and the clutch and pressure plate couldn't handle the power that this V6 puts out ! They didn't stand up to the infamous 'Woodward Test' - holeshots and powershifts thru all gears to redine- over and over and over ! Just like we're gonna drive 'em !!! These problems have supposedly been fixed, by redesigning them, and going to a different source for a heavier duty clutch. The new parts are in the pipeline and will start to be built in mid May. I'm anxious also, since I'm waiting for a V6 manual myself. Tomorrow I'll speak to my 'source' and see if he can give us an update.
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Well it would be nice if GM would let us know what is going on with our orders. Is there anyone that has any more information on the V6 tranny?
If it took them a panic du jour and three days later to even acknowledge the brake caliper situation (and there still isn't an official resolution to that) I highly doubt you will hear anything about a problem with the V6 manuals unless it makes it on the front page of Jalopnik again..

edit: posted two minutes before mine. This is unofficial I presume but explains the situation if true.. Tell your friend thanks.

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Hey francone. I posted a couple weeks ago about this problem, and the solution. A friend of mine is friends with an engineer who has been dealing with this. It seems as though the 2nd gear synchros, and the clutch and pressure plate couldn't handle the power that this V6 puts out ! They didn't stand up to the infamous 'Woodward Test' - holeshots and powershifts thru all gears to redine- over and over and over ! Just like we're gonna drive 'em !!! These problems have supposedly been fixed, by redesigning them, and going to a different source for a heavier duty clutch. The new parts are in the pipeline and will start to be built in mid May. I'm anxious also, since I'm waiting for a V6 manual myself. Tomorrow I'll speak to my 'source' and see if he can give us an update.
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Mid May adds up with our new TPWs, lets hope they can stay on track, that week is only a 4 day build
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Kinda glad I have to wait to get mine till early next year, hopefully most of the bugs will be worked out by then.
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Hey francone. I posted a couple weeks ago about this problem, and the solution. A friend of mine is friends with an engineer who has been dealing with this. It seems as though the 2nd gear synchros, and the clutch and pressure plate couldn't handle the power that this V6 puts out ! They didn't stand up to the infamous 'Woodward Test' - holeshots and powershifts thru all gears to redine- over and over and over ! Just like we're gonna drive 'em !!! These problems have supposedly been fixed, by redesigning them, and going to a different source for a heavier duty clutch. The new parts are in the pipeline and will start to be built in mid May. I'm anxious also, since I'm waiting for a V6 manual myself. Tomorrow I'll speak to my 'source' and see if he can give us an update.
Thanks for clearing that up!!!
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That would be great! Thanks. On another thread some one suggested I was starting a unfounded rumour when I raised this.
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With the alleged V6 manual transmission problem maybe I shouldn't want my car to come in on June 1 as scheduled, afterall. (I was hoping to get it before GM misses it's bond payment and is threatened with Chapter 11.) Boy I am confused...this information age can be too much sometimes.

Well at least they say the warranty will be good...I wonder for how long...anyone know?
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Hey francone. I posted a couple weeks ago about this problem, and the solution. A friend of mine is friends with an engineer who has been dealing with this. It seems as though the 2nd gear synchros, and the clutch and pressure plate couldn't handle the power that this V6 puts out ! They didn't stand up to the infamous 'Woodward Test' - holeshots and powershifts thru all gears to redine- over and over and over ! Just like we're gonna drive 'em !!! These problems have supposedly been fixed, by redesigning them, and going to a different source for a heavier duty clutch. The new parts are in the pipeline and will start to be built in mid May. I'm anxious also, since I'm waiting for a V6 manual myself. Tomorrow I'll speak to my 'source' and see if he can give us an update.
What did your 'source' have to say?
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