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Old 10-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Usually these types of problems don't get fixed, and the car manufacturers often hope that most of them end up off the road before they have to repair them. Plus, with Congress making it where people can not do class-actions suits any more; or at least it is heading in that direction, the people can do anything about it.
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I meant the Supreme Court, not Congress. If one will recall, the Supreme Court recently decided in a case that the people could not bring a class-action suit; however, it said they could sue individually. As if a single person has the money to sue a large corporation.
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LOL sooo..Pretty much "buyer beware"
It has a ring of protectionism to it.
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idk about dodge, but i know that every GM truck has the knock when you first start it, especially when its cold. it scared me at first but now that i know about it doesnt bother me, i just make sure to let it warm up.
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Ok maybe not such a worry then,Both my Boss and myself are of the age where hearing a bottom end knock is NEVER good news.
Todays technology is way out of my league.
My "nav" system is seen through the windshield ,LOL
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i wouldnt worry, most of the newer engines dodge or chevy do that. all the gas 2500s we have at work, etc... i bought a neon new and it did it and i took it back a couple times and they finally just said they all do it and if something actually fails we will fix it even if its out of warranty. it never did i traded it at 110k

pretty sad though, now that ive got my 350 vortec cleaned up and running good its way quieter at 170k than the new trucks at work
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Ty justin
Thanks for all the responses,I'm starting to feel a little easier knowing that this seems to be a common issue.
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ive read a few things on it before, it seems a couple theories as to why. one is on the chevys is that they used to use individual hand fit pistons/rings/blocks and the blocks that were slightly different bore would get that size piston and after 2000ish they just use one more open size for quick assembly. another thing ive seen a few times is just the dissimilar metals in alot of engines and light weight pistons and things like that they are using now need time to warm up and come into spec
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Those certainly sound like valid theories
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Funny, neither one of my two 4.3'* knock when cold.
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