Man... I still treat our Envoy as gently as possible and have done so since the day we bought it. Maybe it's cause I didn't grow up with much money, who knows... It's good that your warranty will cover this repair, but keep in mind that routine misuse could/will result in failures later on down the road (after the warranty expires). It doesn't matter if you run the best oil available if your rawdogging the motor enough to spin rod bearings. I'm sure you're young and excited, but these are nice machines that go for $35,000 new. What about the next person to own the vehicle who may have been waiting and saving years ahead of time? What if they think they are buying a good used GM Certified SUV that will only be a problem child the entire time they are under it. What will they be purchasing with their hard earned/borrowed money? I'm sure you haven't or do not think that far ahead, but it's always on my mind when I read of these "self-caused maintenance issues" which seem to never end.i have a 06 SS and i was beatin on it pretty good and then the motor started tappin like a valve tap. i took it back to the dealership for warranty and they said i spun a rod bearing, has anyone ever heard of the LS2 doing this??
I'm sorry to hear you have that opinion of our board members. I would like to be the first to say it is my firm belief there are much more intellectually written posts than that of my earlier one. If you feel challenged by the articulation contained within, that's a whole different situation.tl;dr
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Driving it like you stole it applies when one either does indeed steal a vehicle, or can afford to drive, have it repaired, drive, have it repaired, etc... I sure as heck know I can't afford to hotdog my cars around. Furthermore, I don't feel right about being knowledgably rough on a car, and then have the company I bought it from cover the repairs all the time (warranty abuse). This costs GM quite a bit of change and sure as heck doesn't help their shotty business ethics, hahaha. There are 2 sides to nearly every coin.Johnboy_mr2. So basically your saying..."Don't drive it like you stole it." Respect and think of the other person buying it in the near future. Hmm...k . I guess i better start now and respect it.
Now this is the attitude to have! I bet your ride is indeed impressive. How much do you think you have in it total?They're not covering it due to being tuned (I don't lie, they know all of my mods...and love the crap out of it!). You have to pay to play, brotha!
See that little at the end of my sentence? Means I'm being sarcastic...I'm sorry to hear you have that opinion of our board members. I would like to be the first to say it is my firm belief there are much more intellectually written posts than that of my earlier one. If you feel challenged by the articulation contained within, that's a whole different situation.
Thanks and keep the confidence up.
DAMN! Can I go for a ride?!Well, I have a total (as of right now):$ 11,696.95
That's every bottle of caliper paint, etc.
I have a spreadsheet that I update. And, that includes the fully built RPM trans and all of the parts for my buildup (all of which =$3920 for trans & $4627 for the aforementioned parts list). Add another $2500-$3000 for dealer labor (I was gonna tackle it, but I've never done it before...sooooo....:hopeless ) then another $1k for a full NOs system with controller, etc. and I'll be done.
Until the next bug itches!!!:duh:
The OP doesn't say what year his vehicle is, but chances are (if it's new enough) the dealership will just get a crate motor from GM and throw it in. It's rare that they'll pull it and send it out for repair.
....OP said:i have a 06 SS and i was beatin...