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Old 09-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #26
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I can't believe all the crying and moaning for you guys expecting GM to fix your car under warranty for you clearing abusing your car. I wouldn't expect too many cars to handle 4k clutch drops for too long before wearing down or breaking something.

I can damn guarantee I can pull up to the dealer in my 80k Z06 with a broken halfshaft and they wouldn't repair it either if I was doing stuff to my car like that..
Man, did they see you coming. I would fully expect these cars to handle 4k
clutch drops, since the launch control, that was designed by GM, sets the
engine rpms to 4200 to 4800 rpms. And the owners manual gives us directions on how to use it. Why wouldn't you expect the car to handle it?
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:23 PM   #27
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I forgot to mention, my grease came out WITHOUT a noticable place where it came from. We could not find a loose ring, tear or pull back in the rubber boot.
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I can't believe all the crying and moaning for you guys expecting GM to fix your car under warranty for you clearing abusing your car. I wouldn't expect too many cars to handle 4k clutch drops for too long before wearing down or breaking something.

I can damn guarantee I can pull up to the dealer in my 80k Z06 with a broken halfshaft and they wouldn't repair it either if I was doing stuff to my car like that..
I have been doing 4k clutch drops since may 2008. no reason this car shouldn't be able to handle it ESPECIALLY when launch control came as a standard feature set to 4200+ rpm...
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #29
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tell me about it man im soo pi$$ed. i will never buy a new GM vehicle again. I argued with the service manager for an hour and then spent another hour talking to GM customer service and they told me that its not covered under warranty.UGHHH
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:33 PM   #30
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Like I said PM Fbodfather and see what he thinks.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:02 PM   #31
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tell me about it man im soo pi$$ed. i will never buy a new GM vehicle again. I argued with the service manager for an hour and then spent another hour talking to GM customer service and they told me that its not covered under warranty.UGHHH
You never did say the dealer's name and location
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:45 PM   #32
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Ligenfelter makes replacement half shafts that are good for 1000 horsepower. They are kind of pricey but rather than keep paying for GM parts that will probably break again and not be covered by warranty, this might be the way to go. Just a thought. Crock of s**t that your dealer denied warranty coverage.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:53 PM   #33
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Fesler Half shafts and Center sections

We have race half shaft that we sell as an upgrade for people that want to drive the cars hard. You need to find another dealer to work on the car for you. There is no reason the dealer would not replace this part but you are going to break it again if you stay factory. Anyone that drops the clutch on the right surface is going to snap things.

We are offering new center sections that will be done very soon and be able to handle well over 1000HP along with new shafts that we build as they are ordered. If anyone is interested please call or PM me and I will see what we have. I try to keep them on hand

We are also designing a complete new rear end that will handle over 1500HP all day long. We are rebuilding everything to handle huge power so the rear end will handle all you can give it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:04 PM   #34
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Ligenfelter makes replacement half shafts that are good for 1000 horsepower. They are kind of pricey but rather than keep paying for GM parts that will probably break again and not be covered by warranty, this might be the way to go. Just a thought. Crock of s**t that your dealer denied warranty coverage.
My dealer had no problem covering me under warranty. They will only have my car for a day and a half. There great.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:27 AM   #35
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My dealer is courtesy automotive in Ruston, Louisiana. They have been good to me throughout the whole preorder and buying process but totally screwed me with this warranty bs. I'm going to pm mr. Settlemire and se if he can do anything. I guess I'm going to baby it until I have the money for a set of HD ones
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:36 AM   #36
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My dealer is courtesy automotive in Ruston, Louisiana. They have been good to me throughout the whole preorder and buying process but totally screwed me with this warranty bs. I'm going to pm mr. Settlemire and se if he can do anything. I guess I'm going to baby it until I have the money for a set of HD ones
You only have a cat-back exhaust, or full headers, etc? Even with the headers, this is a known issue, it has happened to plenty of people with 100% stock cars. Maybe you could take some of the evidence of others with similar failures and show them this is a factory defect.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:43 AM   #37
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I have headers only and yea I was thinking about doing that today.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:55 AM   #38
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"02camaross" - Be calm, stay relaxed and keep working your way up the chain.

I had a motor denied on clam from Ponitac, my wife (girl friend at the time) had a Grand Prix with 34,000 and the engine only had 1 oil change in its history. It spun a bearing and they refused the claim.

I got MAILING ADDRESSES for the Dealer owner, President of GM, President of Pontiac and layed out all the purchases I had made of GM products and expressed my displeasure and how it was unscrupulous of them to provide a warranty and not honor it.

I left the car at the dealer and it was all resolved within about 7 business day.

My recommendation is to go on a letter writing campaign. NOT EMAIL....CERTIFIED, RETURN RECEIPT LETTERS....DO NOT ARTICULATE YOUR ABUSE OF THE CAR JUST WHAT YOU ARE BEING TOLD AND WHY IT WAS DENIED.....

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:30 AM   #39
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That's a great idea. I'm going to work on that today an see what I can do.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:36 AM   #40
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With all the LS3's breaking I am getting more and more glad I got a L99. If you saw how little tread I have left on my rears you would know I have been having fun.

Sorry about your car.
No offense, but that's kinda a silly / uneducated statement. Your L99 has the same rear and CVs. Oh, and a manual is much more fun
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #41
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last night i was playing with my car just as i usually do. and i did about a 4000rpm clutch dump going about 3 mph to spin the tires and i hear a loud snap and i slam onto the clutch and off the gas and exact word out of my mouth, "guys i think i just f*$ked something up". so i go to ease off the clutch and hear a teriible grinding noise and the car is like jumping!! So i stop and reach my hand back there and feel the right shaft. The cv boot strap was on the axle and the cv boot was not on right and i had grease all over my hand. so i got a tow to my dealership which was 5 minutes away good thing. so i have to go there today and get it sorted out. Im more suprised then mad at myself bc arent these rearends suposed to handle like 700 rwhp? And i should be right at 400rwhp. But i think the cv joints may have been defective bc if im sitting in the driveway and put it in reverse and ease out i hear a "click" on each side in the rear. then put it in first and it does the same thing and if i were to go back and forth all day like that it would keep doing it. My buddy said something may have been stretched and finally gave yesterday. Good thing for warranties. Oh and dont flame about the burnout or clutch dump, im sure you all do it
thats exactly what happened to me. as far as the clicking i figured it was just the parking brake sliding back into place. i dunno though
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:38 AM   #42
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thats exactly what happened to me. as far as the clicking i figured it was just the parking brake sliding back into place. i dunno though
Is your car stock? And did the dealership fix it under warranty?
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Is your car stock? And did the dealership fix it under warranty?
it was stock at the time of the axle breaking.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:45 AM   #44
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well either theres more to this story or GM is being absurd, i hope a GM dude hops on here and reads this... This is something that needs to be fixed, by GM, under warranty.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:57 AM   #45
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Man, did they see you coming. I would fully expect these cars to handle 4k
clutch drops, since the launch control, that was designed by GM, sets the
engine rpms to 4200 to 4800 rpms. And the owners manual gives us directions on how to use it. Why wouldn't you expect the car to handle it?

Didn't mean to come off the way i did. I didn't know you were using launch control and I don't understand why GM even put launch control in the camaros and the corvettes know realizing shit is going to break sooner or later and that will lead to ton of claims.

I would think GM would learn from the fiasco that it caused Nissan on the GTR.

Good luck with your claim... Hope it works out for you
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:39 AM   #46
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We'll see. I pm'd fbodfather so I'll see if he gets back with me in time. I see this being a big deal with these cars
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:49 AM   #47
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I would at least call another dealer and get their opinion. Seriously, tire tread and exhaust mod should not even come into play in this situation. If you put a supercharger or did anything to the engine to produce a lot more power or modded the tranny, that would definitely have a downstream effect then I can understand. If your driveline/drivetrain is stock, and you are simply using the factory installed performance controls to optimize performance/traction and something breaks, I really can't understand why the dealer would not honor the warranty. This is like using the factory installed cruise control, and the throttle gets stuck or whatever, and the dealer says it is not covered under warranty because you have a CAI installed. It is BS. But then again, we do not know the entire story on this.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #48
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Didn't mean to come off the way i did. I didn't know you were using launch control and I don't understand why GM even put launch control in the camaros and the corvettes know realizing shit is going to break sooner or later and that will lead to ton of claims.

I would think GM would learn from the fiasco that it caused Nissan on the GTR.

Good luck with your claim... Hope it works out for you
If you read the whole thread you would know that I wasn't using launch control, I was accelerating hard up an on ramp and when I shifted into 2nd the CV broke. My dealer didn't even hesitate about covering
this break, so yes, it worked out for me!

People: Please read the whole thread before throwing in your $.02 worth.
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My story is that I was using launch control and it broke. That's the whole story.
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Don't give up, show them you are not the only one and that this part was obviously defective. LOL about the tire wear, that is a BS excuse.
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