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Old 11-10-2003, 04:53 AM   #29
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don't know if i can disspell anyone elses experiances with newer chevys.

like i said above, we have a all chevy light duty fleet. that is because we must keep our trucks for 10 to 12 years or 150K. we have had fords and dodges. they did not last and cost more per mile to repair.

i know of one chevy that had a engine failure, it was because a lineman ran a fence post through the oil pan patrolling power line in the right of way. (it wasn't me b.t.w.)

do our trucks use more oil? some yes, but they are run hard and have many more hours than a regular truck. by that i mean they may use 2 quarts a month.

to they have piston slap? none that i have heard, and i get to drive quite a number of different trucks. that is my experiance, not something off a web site. good or bad.


i think john was reffering to your comment about his truck. lighten up a little, you seem awfully negative most of the time.


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Old 11-10-2003, 05:01 AM   #30
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I'm sorry to hear that you and many other GM Vortec owners are having Piston Slap, but as I said earlier I have 70,000 miles on my 2000 5.3L Vortec engine and I fortunately haven't as of yet develop this problem.

And until I do, I'll just continue on down the road skinny, dumb and happy!

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Old 11-10-2003, 06:49 AM   #31
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My first GM pickup was a 1973 C20 with a 350 and a 4 on the floor. I think I changed the oil in that truck every 2000 miles and it started using a lot of oil at around 80,000. Still it was a good truck.

The worst GM truck I had was a 1982 1/2 ton with a 6.2L diesel. What a dog that one was. The odometer said "55,000" but after owning it for a few weeks, I suspect it was really 255,000.

No matter what, I think I will always own GM. You have to take the good with the bad.

My "company car" is a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with 162,000 miles on it. It uses about 3 quarts per oil change. It is a nice solid car and has held up wonderfully.

I know a lot of people who have GM pickups. I do not know anyone with "piston slap".
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My everyday 93 Explorer 6 cyl. with 120000 miles purrs like a kitten
One out of two aint bad
So I'll also continue down the road Fat, grumpy but happy all the same

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Has anyone heard this..............the new Chevy engines do not have piston skirts.......thus piston slap.

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