GM Timing Chain Letter - Page 3
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 31 to 41 of 41
Like Tree2Likes
Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, GM Timing Chain Letter in Cadillac SRX Forums; Originally Posted by conedoctor So where are all the GM haters at now? I may not "hate" GM, but I ...
  1. #31
    Stillrollin is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2008 SRX AWD V-6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    N. Ridgeville, Ohio
    Age
    73
    Posts
    177

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    Quote Originally Posted by conedoctor View Post
    So where are all the GM haters at now?
    I may not "hate" GM, but I sure wish they would have updated the 3.8 liter V6 rather than to
    go with the "flow" toward the OHC engine. Perhaps with an aluminum block and set of polished heads
    along with a modern variable pitch turbocharger to enhance low speed torque.
    These porkers need at least 350 fft.lbs. to maintain speed in hilly country.

  2. #32
    08SRX's Avatar
    08SRX is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2008 SRX Sport Pkg
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    726

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    ...or something like a 4.0L V8 turbo. Say ..420 horses? The move away from V8s is because it is cheaper to manufacture V6s in most cases, but they don't sound as nice, are not as smooth and get no better mileage.
    Stillrollin and Stillrollin like this.

  3. #33
    Professor Wizard's Avatar
    Professor Wizard is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2009 SRX-4 Sport / TriCoatWhite
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,096

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    I got mine on my 2009 last night...

    It is like allgm's letter... started out stating GM knew mine had been replace, and that I had taken it in for the recall service. Same as the others - 10 years / 120k miles.

    Mine clearly indicated that GM discovered reprogramming for oil changes more often did not stop the chains from going bad.

    I put WAY more then 12k miles a year on mine.. more like 16 to 18k.

    I was quite concerned about the T-Chain, considering how many are being replaced. So this helps "ease the mind" a bit.

  4. #34
    USAFRET is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-V Coupe A6 w/RECARO's
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Belleville IL
    Age
    61
    Posts
    345

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    I received mine, nice to know GM is standing behind the SRX.

    Tom
    USAF Retired

  5. #35
    carguy2006 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 04 Seville & 2 Corvettes 69 & 07
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    99

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    I have a 08 V6 52k miles. Received my letter this past week. Timing chain warranty extended to 120 miles or 10 years from in-service date. I had the reprogramming done about 4-5 months ago. I wonder if you have to have the reprogramming done to get the extended warranty.

  6. #36
    mrriverajr is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2005 SRX AWD V6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Age
    40
    Posts
    29

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    wheres my 2005 letter?
    dctex99 and dctex99 like this.

  7. #37
    VNESSA is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2007 CTS
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    Hi: I am new to this forum and recently found out about the timing chain issue/letter regarding the Customer Satisfaction Program # 10287 - Premature Timing Chain Wear, however I NEVER RECEIVED ANY information regarding it!! I own a 2007 Cadillac CTS that has just been diagnosed by a mechanic with this issue!! I am so upset over it you have NO IDEA! How do I find out if my CTS is one of the vehicles included in this program?? I really need to know ASAP.....any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

  8. #38
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is online now Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,998

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    call any GM dealer and have the service department run your VIN to check for special coverage #10287

    some of these special coverages will even pay you for a repair that you already have had performed
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

  9. #39
    rdgfx3 Guest

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    Another Rowlett guy here.

    I had mine replaced at my cost. Lucky for me I have a good mechanic buddy who charged me a low price and no markup on the parts. It would be nice to be reimbursed. I'll wish in one hand and...

  10. #40
    karlynej is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    I just spoke with a GM dealership and was told my car didnt come up with code #10287 based on my vin#. However, can anyone suggest a time to replace the timing chain. My mechanic is worried it may become an issue. I have the 2005 CTS with a little over 88k miles. My mechanic has replaced the tensonor already. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  11. #41
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is online now Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,998

    Re: GM Timing Chain Letter

    the time to replace the chain is when it is worn and causes a check engine light (there is a sensor to monitor the chain stretch)

    before that you're wasting your $$
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting