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13 minutes ago, 2kwik4u said:

That makes better sense, but still feels like a 1/2 way fix. Thanks GM.

 

Is the reflective surface doing anything in this process, or is it just blocking airflow? Can I stick a can of spray paint in the grill and at least get the eyesore somewhat hidden?

I would mostly think just blocking airflow.  I see no reason it couldn’t be blacked out.

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19 hours ago, 2kwik4u said:

Wait, so you're saying that the tape there is meant to work as a structural connection to help eliminate cracking in the area? Like a gusset of sorts? Surely not?!?

Its to block cold air, bees and dragonflies from cracking the lines of our Chineseium coolers. Funny how they up the price $10k every generation yet somehow more and more parts get made in inferior countries with inferior materials. More money, less quality. 

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3 hours ago, 2kwik4u said:

That makes better sense, but still feels like a 1/2 way fix. Thanks GM.

 

Is the reflective surface doing anything in this process, or is it just blocking airflow? Can I stick a can of spray paint in the grill and at least get the eyesore somewhat hidden?

My point exactly.

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Thanks for the replies. Much better information here than I got from the Service Writer at the dealership. Honestly I've always found message boards, and online enthusiast communities to be a great source of information.

 

I might be done with those dealership guys at this point. Took it in for 6 problems. They "fixed" 3 of them, made one worse, and completely disregarded (or gave me a crappy work around) for the last 2. Then charged the warranty company $2,800 for the few things they "fixed" (including the A/C system).

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15 minutes ago, 2kwik4u said:

Thanks for the replies. Much better information here than I got from the Service Writer at the dealership. Honestly I've always found message boards, and online enthusiast communities to be a great source of information.

 

I might be done with those dealership guys at this point. Took it in for 6 problems. They "fixed" 3 of them, made one worse, and completely disregarded (or gave me a crappy work around) for the last 2. Then charged the warranty company $2,800 for the few things they "fixed" (including the A/C system).

All GM trucks are created equal.

It's the dealer that makes a difference.... and that's the truth.

Find a new dealer :thumbs:

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22 minutes ago, Sierra Dan said:

All GM trucks are created equal.

It's the dealer that makes a difference.... and that's the truth.

Find a new dealer :thumbs:

Been considering this as well. This particular dealer was the volume sales leader in the area, so I figured they had the best chance of having the most/best techs. Perhaps I was wrong. There are 4 other GMC dealers here in the city, I'll give a different one a try and see how that goes on the next issue.

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3 minutes ago, 2kwik4u said:

Been considering this as well. This particular dealer was the volume sales leader in the area, so I figured they had the best chance of having the most/best techs. Perhaps I was wrong. There are 4 other GMC dealers here in the city, I'll give a different one a try and see how that goes on the next issue.

Volume does not equate to quality.

With volume, it's all about how quick you can rush a job through to make room for another.

Low volume dealers seem to be more attentive and quality minded with repairs.

Not in every case but more so over a volume dealer.

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