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  1. Finally some satisfaction, The dealer called me yesterday, said they are going to change the pistons, rings and not sure what else. After the 4th oil consumption test in past 3 years, at 1800 kms down over a liter of oil this test, ( every oil test done engine was consuming oil and they brushed it off as normal, 5-7k oil barely touching dip stick) Is there anything I should get them to change besides this or ask?? 2011 Gmc Sierra SLT 5.3 lt aluminum block have 92,000 km on it. All I can say what a piece of junk.
  2. 2011 Sierra SLT 5.3, same issues as everyone else. Had many oil consumption tests done, so I called GM to complain. They called the dealer to inquire and dealer says falls with in 3200 km guidelines, then between 5-7k oil change barely touching dip stick and getting worse with every oil change. I told the lady I'm not the only one as sites filled with people having same issues. Well they should be telling their dealers the problems, Really? Most dealers brush them off as they did with me saying its normal. I asked her where my oil is going? no reply! There is an issue maybe compensate the people with problems not sweep it under the carpet. So frustrated at this point paying all that money for never ending issues. Then the dealer says come on down we can get you in a new Denali, we just need $40 k and your truck. just makes you laugh. Been a loyal gm guy buying new vehicles every 3-5 years but I'm done with gm.
  3. but how may quarts tor litres has it used to the bottom of the dip stik?
  4. My 2011 Gmc 1500 Slt cc 5.3 Aluminum black, 67,500 kms on it now, (42,000 miles), always used Mobil Synthetic was consuming oil so dealer had a oil consumption test done. First time fell below guidelines and had flow preventer mod done, well truck was still consuming oil after this, so another test was done. Truck was brought in several times and oil level was checked up until the last time at 7700 kms 30% left on oil life monitor. Truck was consuming oil all the time test done, at 3200 kms oil was checked dealer said it calls with in the guidlines no issues but at 7700 kms the oil level was barely touching the dipstick. Dealer says again no issues, are you kidding me? The engine is consuming oil, barely on dipstick says again at 3200 kms its within guidelines. Ok but how about at the end its barely on the dipstick how many litres is that down? Obviously the engine is drinking oil. Called Gm to complain as they called the service manager and he tells them also it falls within the guidelines? at 3200 kms oil is down, at 7700 kms its really down but its within guidelines. I guess if no oil on the dipstick is normal? I'm not very impressed with Gm, what joke as they know its well documented how many Tsb's are there out there on this problem. How many litres is it down if its just barely touching the dipstick, thats not normal I don't care what Gm says. I have and Acura Tl change the oil when the monitor says 15% never has used a drop oil. Not very happy and I know I'm not the only one with this same problem.
  5. I have a 2011 Sierra 1500 Slt 5.3, having oil issues at about 45,000km(@28,000 miles) . Dealer put in a deflector and decarbonized pistons, after next oil change 8700 km @5400 miles oil is down to the 3rd dot on dipstick. dealer said that is about a quart, and said that is within its limits. just wondering down to 3 dot on stick wondering how much oil that really was. ( I wanted to show dealer how much it was down before adding any) Noticed this oil change so far at 2,800 kms down to first dot on dip stick. aluminum block Like This
  6. I have a 2011 Sierra 1500 Slt 5.3, having oil issues at about 45,000km(@28,000 miles) . Dealer put in a deflector and decarbonized pistons, after next oil change 8700 km @5400 miles oil is down to the 3rd dot on dipstick. dealer said that is about a quart, and said that is within its limits. wow, not to impressed, just wondering down to 3 dot on stick wondering how much oil that really was. ( I wanted to show dealer how much it was down before adding any) Noticed this oil change so far at 2,800 kms down to first dot on dip stick. Obviosly engine is drinking oil and dealer says with in limits.
  7. One set of Gm 6" oval side steps replaced because of rust, second set, rusted, after one winter each. Would never buy Gm side steps again, cheap cheap cheap quality .
  8. Finally got a response back from rust on running boards, blamed it on environment and stone chips, so not going to change them for me, but they will only charge me 1/3 of what they are worth to buy. Hmm great deal, 2 sets already, both rusted, what are the odds this will happen again? Who in their right mind would jump on that great offer. Spend over 600 bucks cant even get 3.5 months of winter out of them. So much for Gm quality!
  9. Back from the dealer, for removal of rail dust spots, get it home and still spots all over truck, looks like they buffed most of them out, as noticed buff dust still on truck. Wouldn't you think they would inspect the vehicle to make sure most were removed and cleaned up for customer? I know you can't get every spot, wasn't impressed gave negative feedback on their survey. As for Road salt not only rusts vehicle but jacks up your blood pressure.
  10. Well, finally got a response back from the body shop service manager, after second time there for rail dust spots that seem to be appearing more frequently, trucks going into shop to get it polished to remove yellow dust spots in morning. As far as the rusty oval steps, he kept telling me that he was advised by Gm that if they were replaced previoulsy they would not replace them according to Gm's policy. I advised him of the service bulletins, he told me he was unaware of them. Come on, and said no problem, wasn't going to argue with him, that I would contact Gm directly to get problem resolved, his repsonse, fine. Wow, front bumper rusted, oval steps rusted replaced, rusted after one winter, could imagine after 5 years what kind of shape certain parts are going to look like.
  11. Yes I agree, this is the second set replaced. They have lasted one year, great investment!
  12. Thanks Rich for replies, greatly appreciated, for the oval steps the Gm dealership installed when I bought truck, first pair replaced no questions asked, they said Gm would only replace one set. Now because they already replaced one set, the 12 months would be up on the first set, maybe they are going by that. Its pretty sad one winter and rusting out already. As far as the paint, the side markers had spots all over, they said because not metal would fix them, as far as the rest of the metal on the truck covered with spots, not likely to get fixed.
  13. I don't park any where, near where trains are located so that would not be an issue, and as far as brake dust is concerned I've never heard any one at work complain about this on any of there vehicles from any other manufacturer. Why mine? I think there are other issues with the paint that is causing this. I never noticed any spots on the truck in the 12 months, so are you telling me they appear later on?
  14. On my 2011 Sierra 1500 slt cc, my Oval sides have rusted for a second time. They were replaced last spring as well as front bumper for rust spots. Well today I brought the truck in today to show them the rust spots again and they said the sides steps were already replaced once Gm will not go good for them. I asked aren't they covered under the 3 year bumper to bumper. NO ! as they have been replaced already once, what has that got to do with anything. I told him what do you think they are going to look like after next winter. He gave me some bs story about the stuff they are using on roads is very corrosive. Also I have white diamond paint and noticed little yellow dots all over the paint almost looking like little rust spots. I mentioned why is this happening and he told me its from rail dust. I said ok, but I waxed my truck last fall and they were all removed, and look now theres twice as many this spring. He told me nothing they can do, its because of the rail transportation, well I'm a locomotive engineer for a railroad and said I don't think that would cause those spots to reappear 18 months later. Basically told me your out of luck again. Anyone else run into these same issues? I would like to go over the dealers head and contact Gm directly to voice my displeasure. Anyone have a number or email to call? We only have one Gm dealership in town so limited where I go when issues arise. I'm not too happy right now.
  15. Mine did the same thing on my 08. Dealer replaced them, good to go now
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