Mine failed at 3000 miles, they replaced pistons and so far they've told me tough shit. They aren't doing anything else for me. If it goes that way it will be the last GM anything I ever buyWell it finally happened to me. 27k miles!
Dealership will repair and return the car next week, my biggest fear is that it will happen again.
1. I have no idea what is a catch can?Sorry about your loss, glad you are able to get another mill. Can you offer a little background for those of us who haven't had an issue yet? Since you are in the middle of a warranty replacement, I'm sure you adhered strictly to the guidelines set by GM. However, if you were to describe a similar hypothetical situation, could you hypothetically answer the questions below that have absolutely nothing to do with your situation?
1. Would there be a catch can installed?
2. Would anyone ever remove the intercooler to drain?
3. Would there be any other kind of mods installed on the engine?
4. Would the vehicle be an automatic or stick?
5. Which region of the country would this vehicle be in?
6. Has there been a lot of moisture or abnormal weather changes other than the usual springtime showers?
There has to be some kind of common thread. I've got 20K now and every time start with a cold engine I think about it as the revs climb past 4K that first time.
At least your forum name is damn goodAlso this happened after having a long weekend where my father was in town. So I was driving 200 round trip two times to pick him up from the airport. I started my car the day afterwards and I got the service trackability and traction control off light. Shortly afterwards check engine light came on and car start shake/rough idle and tugging while driving.
As a former resident of both Queen Anne and Cap Hill, I object to saying it rains every day. Maybe "drizzle", but it never really rains that hard. Unless it's so hard the 520 starts riding the waves (I left before the toll on the 520/new bridge project began).6.it rains almost everyday here.
I don't plan on modding the car.. I did put 20" black rims on it. Will the catch can void my warranty?As a former resident of both Queen Anne and Cap Hill, I object to saying it rains every day. Maybe "drizzle", but it never really rains that hard. Unless it's so hard the 520 starts riding the waves (I left before the toll on the 520/new bridge project began).
1. A Catch can is basically a can that catches the oily vapors coming out of the crankcase and then lets as much oil settle out of it as possible before putting the vapors to the intake (before the turbo) where they normally go. The idea is there are non-oil combustion byproduct vapors in there that you don't want re-mixing back into the oil. Typically you then just drain the catch can every oil change and discard what comes out along with the old oil.
2. Have them check on the passenger side of the intercooler when they pull the intake/throttle body/intercooler pipe, its easy with a borescope. Some cars have large amounts of oil/water/crap in the intercooler, some they are bone dry, which is odd.
3. You tell us if you plan to mod or had modded the car, just because some guys who tune the engine may or may not have a higher chance of failure.
4. Alas! The manual transmission has hill start assist, and I can verify it works great on Seattle's hills.
That's what makes me cool... I break the rules... Just like cool people.Now wait a minute, isn't your warranty void because you admitted you have a catless downpipe to your dealer? ...and also isn't that a big no no in the state of California....? ...that's not cool....