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Old 12-01-2006, 12:34 PM   #11

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Originally Posted by BLACK94SSEi
The only way I would take it to a GM dealer, is if they will Honor your warranty,
If the place it is at right now is giving the owner a hard time, a second opinion may be needed. The costs should be able to recovered once the repair and issue is vetted out as not the owners fault.

A GM dealership with intimate knowledge of these engines would be the place of choice. If the issue goes to court, GM Dealer will be looked at as an expert whereas shadetree mechanic would be questionable.
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Originally Posted by samthecrewman
The other day I posted that my daughter got a '99GPGT and needed a owners manual. Well, yesterday she called me and said the check engine light came on as she pulled into the bank parking lot. She said the car then ran rough and then stopped. She called the dealer where she got the car (last Monday) and they sent a tow truck. When she got to the dealer to get a rental, they told her she ran the car too hot. She stated the gauge never went higher than 200*. They also said there was antifreeze in the oil (sounds like blown head gasket to me, or cracked block). She put a total of 400 miles on the car. Car had a 1000 mile, 30 day warranty, but they told her if it was her fault, she was responsible for fixing it. Any suggestion what she,we should do??
As was said, almost 100% sure bet its an intake manifold leak. It doesn't matter if it was though because a 30 day 1000 mile warranty is just that. Running the car hot is not a valid reason to void a warranty, not to mention the fact that if the car was running hot, it sounds like they have other issues that need to be fixed to prevent that from happening too.
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