07 suburban 5.3 to LS3 6.2??

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by acmanted, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd trade it in before swapping engines.
    The cost for the swap wouldn't be worth it IMO.

    I'd consider other options like a heads, cam, springs, and tune before that.
    http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/general_motors_gen_iii_engine_cylinder_heads/viewall.html
     
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  2. acmanted

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    I would not even think about doing this but the amount of oil I'm burning really gets to me. Other than that the truck is like brand new. If I knew a way to make gm stand behind it. There is 20k left on warranty
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sounds like you got a lemon.

    I'd be writing letters to your GM dealers, as well as emails.
    Save all responses and insert copies of your odometer so they're time stamped.

    Don't fill the oil.
    Get the oil changed, and go back and get receipts for proof that more
    oil was needed each time it's needed. This is your proof that oil is being eaten up.

    Then get on the horn with your local representatives and start beating
    a hornets nest to get it taken care of. The State's Attorney General IIRC
    handles consumer problems.
     
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    Get in touch with your GM area rep. Tell them what is going on, you want it fixed and mention the lemon law. (do some reading on your states consumer rights and the lemon law). They don't want your rig back, they will attempt to fix it. If the service department is telling you that much oil consumption is ” normal” have them show you that in the specs for that motor....they can't. It's not right, and you have rights on top of the existing warrantee.
     
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    20k on the warranty I'd live at the dealer wanting reparations for the oil burn issue.
     
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    You have some good points. I will do some reading on the lemon law thanks.
     
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    this. motor swap idea has few if any upsides I can see.

    what does being a flex fuel motor have to do with oil consumption?
     
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    Not sure. One of many excuses I have been given. So if I want my truck to be right I might as well take care of it myself. Maby putting a $6k motor in my truck is a little nuts, but it sure would make driving the family a little more exciting.
     
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    bah, that is camaro money down the tubes!

    get GM to fix what you have. when the dealer says they can;t, get the name of the regional manger and call that person.
     
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    If you've still got warranty time, MAKE them fix it! Do not yield! Keep going up the chain until you get the right answer.
     

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