GMTs in the shop

MAY03LT

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I see some...well, interesting stuff at work. So, all the GMTs that are interesting are going here.

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"Nah Cletus, you don't have to pull that there whole shroud out da way now. Here, gimme that dag gone cut off wheel!"
 

Blckshdw

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Something tells me this thread could get very interesting :undecided: :yes:
 

Wooluf1952

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I've worked on cars that had two piece shrouds.


You could unbolt and remove the top half of the shroud to work on the front of the engine.
 

Regulator

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Wooluf1952 said:
I've worked on cars that had two piece shrouds.


You could unbolt and remove the top half of the shroud to work on the front of the engine.

For anyone that has replaced the water pump or fan clutch they will certainly understand how nice it would be if we had a two piece fan shroud!
 

Wooluf1952

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Regulator said:
For anyone that has replaced the water pump or fan clutch they will certainly understand how nice it would be if we had a two piece fan shroud!


:2thumbsup: Even if they had put a proven fan assembly set-up in, a two piece shroud would've been a nice addition.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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I may use this idea for my bi-annual fan clutch change.
 

Ghoster

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HARDTRAILZ said:
I may use this idea for my bi-annual fan clutch change.

bi-annual??? what the hell are you doing to the fan clutch???
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Got no luck. Two GM fans and one aftermarket. Getting code that current one is dying again. Swapped in another new water pump this last go round to make sure it wasn't killing clutch.
 

MAY03LT

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The owner of this 03 Yukon had this first towed to the dealer for a no-start.

$133 later, the dealer said that they "don't mess with immobilizer equipped vehicles".:laugh:
 

smitty5150

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Guess someone didn't read the manual.....:rotfl:

Next time they'll remember to listen for the rolling retest, if the judge doesn't give out another dwi for the early lockout.
 

Regulator

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And that is why it's always a good idea to have friends that blow! :raspberry:
 

MAY03LT

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When I run into crap like this rounded off front diff plug, I have to get approval before doing any extracting.

The interesting part in this case is that customer tried to tell me that the front diff is sealed and never needs checking.:laugh:
 

markmc

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MAY03LT said:
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When I run into crap like this rounded off front diff plug, I have to get approval before doing any extracting.

The interesting part in this case is that customer tried to tell me that the front diff is sealed and never needs checking.:laugh:

He was probably surprised to learn that he even had a front diff..:crazy:
 

MAY03LT

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Nothing interesting with this 05 Silverado 2500HD that has a bad stepper for the tach.

BUT, when I see this at work I am "forced" to LIE to a customer and SELL the cluster. I was told that I can not even mention the stepper motors being serviceable.

I feel terrible knowing that I rebuild them (parts and labor) for less then their diagnostic charge which is nothing more then a gauge sweep which takes >3 minutes with the tech2.
 

n0kfb

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MAY03LT said:
Nothing interesting with this 05 Silverado 2500HD that has a bad stepper for the tach.

BUT, when I see this at work I am "forced" to LIE to a customer and SELL the cluster. I was told that I can not even mention the stepper motors being serviceable.

I feel terrible knowing that I rebuild them (parts and labor) for less then their diagnostic charge which is nothing more then a gauge sweep which takes >3 minutes with the tech2.

I've said it a million times - dealers deserve their reputation for screwing you. For some reason this story really makes my blood boil.

I know it would not do much good, but why find another job and go public with this?

-- Dan Meyer :coffee:
 

Sparky

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I'd be tempted to tell them privately anyway.
 

MAY03LT

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All kinds of GMTs in the shop today.

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TB owner - "What do you mean the gas cap wasn't on?"

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Bravada (I rarely see these in the shop) with the incorrect oil capacity written on the air box cover.

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I've worked on hundreds of these trucks and had never seen the cluster (and radio) set to another language. Darned if I knew how to change it back. All I know is that I was conductor 2!:rotfl:

I also had a G3500 5.7 with an "Ever since...." story. Ever since I replaced the leaking oil cooler lines, the left bank intake gasket started leaking. Those things never leak, right?:laugh:


n0kfb said:
I've said it a million times - dealers deserve their reputation for screwing you. For some reason this story really makes my blood boil.

I know it would not do much good, but why find another job and go public with this?

-- Dan Meyer :coffee:

Sad part is, I don't work at a dealer. (For clarification, there are archived posts on trailvoy where I said that I did, I started this place in March 2010.)

Been to the dealer (10 years), they suck. Did retail and independents (over 6), they suck too. I'm staying here until I can do my own thing. Then I'll do a tell all book. Or movie!

Sparky said:
I'd be tempted to tell them privately anyway.

It is tempting, but I can't trust that they won't march back into the office saying "Do you know what you're mechanic just told me!":ugh:
 

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