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My new Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jblawns123, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Just picked it up today. 05 2500HD plow package/tow pack/ Work Truck

    Hope they really did fix the slap on these 6.0L's my 01 Chevy 3500 sounded horid.

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  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    thats awesome... dont worry about the slap. atleast i dont. and if you are worried, ask gm for the 100k mile waranty, and they will give it to you no questions asked
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878


    Here's mine.

    2005 GMC 2500HD, 6.0L also, and yes, piston slap is history. My '01 slapped a bit on start up, but that was it. Never heard of any premature engine failures associated with it, though. I wanted the work truck package, but will be using it for more than just work( pulling our camper) so I got it loaded, everything but Onstar and leather.


    Here she is behind my '02, (FOR SALE) gonna miss her, love the black wheel trim and the blue with chrome. Ah well, the new one will grow on me soon I'm sure.


    As for the 100k mile warranty, sure they'll give it to you, for about $1500.00
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    sweeet truck... and no not 1500. its just a 100k mile warranty on the engine. It's free, because everyone was tweaking out about the noise, when there has been nothing ever to go wrong because of it in our gm trucks, so gm knows they will never actually have to use the 100k mile warranty, thus its free.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    Funny talk about the engine noise. They did give me the 100k warranty on my 2000 now it has 167k and still running strong, great work trucks.
    My new GMC 6.0 is very quiet.


  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Not exactly.

    Here's some interesting reading if you get some time.


    Source: www.pistonslap.com

    Daimler Chrysler has some case precedence in an Illinois class action suit in which they successfully defended themselves against the class of complainants on piston slap. However, this was a much different situation than what is currently taking place with the great GM piston slap defect.

    Daimler Chrysler had offered replacement engines to any customer who had a piston slap motor and delivered on their promise. Unlike GM who promised to repair the engines then came back and said its normal. One important aspect of this case is the court’s ruling that noise alone doesn’t constitute a defective engine. This was also before GM published their own TSB complete with illustrations showing the damage to pistons and cylinder bores on the 2000-2001 3.1 Liter V6 engines.
  7. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    that's awsome, i got mine 2 weeks ago, it's just like yours except red...awsome so far i traded in my f-150... tons more power.
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    So, who would I speak with about getting this? My salesman certainly didn't offer it, and I doubt anyone else in the dealership would either.
  9. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Are those two trucks 2WD?
  10. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Yes, both are 2WD. I have no use for 4WD, got my "mudding" out of my system years ago.

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