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Old 02-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #35
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Dropped it off again today and they gave me another rental. Let's see what they say this time.

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:05 PM   #36
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I don't want to start adding a bunch of crap to the fuel system because I know that's not the problem. There is NO WAY I should be having this many problems with a brand new car (less than 9,000 miles). The dealership told me that I didn't keep enough gas in it (I keep at least 1/4 tank - sometimes it might run a little lower) and that is why there is carbon deposits. But I have a 1999 GMC Sierra and havent had this many problems with it in the 12+ years I've owned it. I do have everything documented in case it comes to GM having to replace the car.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #37
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I don't want to start adding a bunch of crap to the fuel system because I know that's not the problem. There is NO WAY I should be having this many problems with a brand new car (less than 9,000 miles). The dealership told me that I didn't keep enough gas in it (I keep at least 1/4 tank - sometimes it might run a little lower) and that is why there is carbon deposits. But I have a 1999 GMC Sierra and havent had this many problems with it in the 12+ years I've owned it. I do have everything documented in case it comes to GM having to replace the car.

BTW... Mine is Inferno Orange with white rally stripes... I absolutely love that color.
The carbon deposits are from not having enough gas??
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:48 PM   #38
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Yeah, that's what they are 'trying' to say (eye roll) . I guess they think I'm a dumb girl and I will believe anything, but what they dont realize is that I have worked in the auto industry 20+ years so I do know a thing or two. They are probably amazed I can even drive a 6 speed/stick shift (sarcasm LOL)
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:41 PM   #39
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I don't want to start adding a bunch of crap to the fuel system because I know that's not the problem. There is NO WAY I should be having this many problems with a brand new car (less than 9,000 miles). The dealership told me that I didn't keep enough gas in it (I keep at least 1/4 tank - sometimes it might run a little lower) and that is why there is carbon deposits. But I have a 1999 GMC Sierra and havent had this many problems with it in the 12+ years I've owned it. I do have everything documented in case it comes to GM having to replace the car.

BTW... Mine is Inferno Orange with white rally stripes... I absolutely love that color.
If you run 10% ethanol in your gas out there that is the "crap" added to the gas. It attracts moisture to it and your engine cannot burn it off properly.
Dry Gas breaks it up so as not to effect combustion.
Trust me, I have been driving my LS 3 1/2 yrs now, I know what has worked for it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #40
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Talked to the dealer today...they've had the car for 6 days now. They replaced the cats and did a reflash. Everything was ok until they took it outside in the cold. Engine light came on again!!
The tech called GM and they told him to clean the carbon deposits again.
I can only imagine if I had to pay for all this.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #41
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Talked to the dealer today...they've had the car for 6 days now. They replaced the cats and did a reflash. Everything was ok until they took it outside in the cold. Engine light came on again!!
The tech called GM and they told him to clean the carbon deposits again.
I can only imagine if I had to pay for all this.
I have not had a problem this winter, added a bottle of dry gas and fuel cleaner in Jan. It does run a little rough on cold start up but NO misfires.
Works for me.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #42
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I don't want to start adding a bunch of crap to the fuel system because I know that's not the problem. There is NO WAY I should be having this many problems with a brand new car (less than 9,000 miles). The dealership told me that I didn't keep enough gas in it (I keep at least 1/4 tank - sometimes it might run a little lower) and that is why there is carbon deposits. But I have a 1999 GMC Sierra and havent had this many problems with it in the 12+ years I've owned it. I do have everything documented in case it comes to GM having to replace the car.

BTW... Mine is Inferno Orange with white rally stripes... I absolutely love that color.
Sounds like you need to find another dealer. How is the gas in the tank going to keep carbon deposits off of the valves?!?! It's direct injected anyway. No fuel ever touches the valves. It's injected directly into the cylinder. My car sits in the winter, but I have had it out a couple nice days, and on the first start up, it runs like crap, throws CEL, service stabilitrac,etc. I shut it off and restart and it's fine. If it does it again, I'm going staright to the dealer. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #43
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Sounds like you need to find another dealer. How is the gas in the tank going to keep carbon deposits off of the valves?!?! It's direct injected anyway. No fuel ever touches the valves. It's injected directly into the cylinder. My car sits in the winter, but I have had it out a couple nice days, and on the first start up, it runs like crap, throws CEL, service stabilitrac,etc. I shut it off and restart and it's fine. If it does it again, I'm going staright to the dealer. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.
A cleaner burning engine still keeps the intakes cleaner.
EGR less engines bleed some exhaust up through the intakes. Cleaner exhaust
Cleaner intakes.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #44
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Well we will see how long this lasts.... I have to take the Camaro in tomorrow for them to replace injectors 1 3 & 5... if it is carbon deposits, why would it only be on one side? What about 2 4 & 6? Im sure that will be NEXT WEEK!!! Wouldn't it also foul out the plugs?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #45
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My light ended up coming on in mine. Plugged into the OBD and pulled the code, I've got cylinder misfire as well. Made an appt to take mine in on Weds. We'll see what my dealer says, I'll let you know what I hear. Ridiculous that I have any issue whatsoever at < 13000 miles. I have low miles but I drive regularly, just not far and it is garage kept.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:45 AM   #46
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Good luck with that! We bought our car brand new in October 2012 and have had nothing but problems right after it turned 8,000 miles. Every week the check engine light is coming on!!!! Glad I'm not the only one having problems. Oh, by the way, love the BLACKED OUT CAMARO.... that is sweet!!!
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Good luck with that! We bought our car brand new in October 2012 and have had nothing but problems right after it turned 8,000 miles. Every week the check engine light is coming on!!!! Glad I'm not the only one having problems. Oh, by the way, love the BLACKED OUT CAMARO.... that is sweet!!!
Thanks. I have a bit of a bias here but I also think it looks sick

So just got a call from the dealership, pretty much what I expected. Not totally sure what caused it, theres a software update that they applied that could address it. If it happens again call him right away (I was tied up and it was maybe a week since the light first came on, said it was too many cycles to get more info or something).

I have owned the car for 2 years and 2 months. I have 10 months of warranty left. If this is going to be a problem, hopefully it is sooner than later.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #48
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Well it took them 2 days to replace 3 injectors. The service tech noted on the repair paperwork that we "need to keep more gas in the car to prevent the carbon deposits". It had about 1/8 of a tank when it was dropped off. The low fuel light wasn't even on. What a load of crap!! I already have a case # and have been talking to a GM customer service manager... guess I will be talking to him again REAL SOON!!!!
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Thanks. I have a bit of a bias here but I also think it looks sick

So just got a call from the dealership, pretty much what I expected. Not totally sure what caused it, theres a software update that they applied that could address it. If it happens again call him right away (I was tied up and it was maybe a week since the light first came on, said it was too many cycles to get more info or something).

I have owned the car for 2 years and 2 months. I have 10 months of warranty left. If this is going to be a problem, hopefully it is sooner than later.
software update and dry gas did it for me.
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software update and dry gas did it for me.
But for HOW long is the questions... sorry not trying to jinx you.... but lately it just seems like one thing after another so I'm not getting my hopes up that it wont be something else next week!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #51
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Mayswell keep this thread going... My car is throwing codes for Cly 2, 4, and 6 as well as my bank 2 sensor 1 O2... so it will be dealer bound, but just how much am I going to have to pay to get this fixed since my "bumper to bumper" warranty ran out about 15k ago
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