Both procedures will take car of a car that has had the cooling system improperly opened.Jebsmith said:That is so true. Sounds like the vac n fill is more like a Temp fix and the check valves are permanent.
There has been no TSB issued to cover this topic. As posted, one is expected near the end of December.Jpdub said:I gave them a copy of the TSB when I went in to install the Stage II and the problem is now gone.
If they give you any flack about doing it under warranty, just let them know that the alternative of potentially serious engine damage from overheating would be under warranty...their choice.
One site member reported that when they installed the kit themselves, upon removing the original sensor, a rush of coolant came out of the previously removed lower hose.Jpdub said:...when I went in to install the Stage II......
What I provided the dealer is the "GM bulletin" as you provided in post #7. My appologies if this was not technically a TSB.There has been no TSB issued to cover this topic. As posted, one is expected near the end of December.
Also, the warranty excludes damaged cause by "Improper Maintenace". So the threat may not work.
Agreed. But since that sadly is the case, it makes the forum a fantastic resource. Glad you got the right information and they did the fix! Let us know how it turns out!What I provided the dealer is the "GM bulletin" as you provided in post #7. My appologies if this was not technically a TSB.
Seeing as how I had been to the dealer three previous times for the same issue which was not resolved until I provided your "GM bulletin" to them, they would have a hard time making the case for "Improper maintenance".... That is unless they were speaking of themselves. Sad when we have to provide the documentation to our dealers so they can perform proper maintenance and or repairs.
wspohn said:Any update on the new fix? Not available to dealers yet?
The procedure being talked about here is not expected to take care of an overheating condition, it is for "a gurgle/knock noise from the heater core area, a low/no heat condition and or the coolant temperature gauge may read high intermittently".wspohn said:I have an overheating condition.....
You are assuming that the dealer never opened it. Someone could have thought it looked a little low and opened the tank. Not saying it happened, but assumptions like this get a lot of people in trouble.So you figure that this must be improper filling from the factory?
Coolant hasn't been touched since the car was picked up from the dealer and they wouldn't have had any reason to touch it as it was sitting in their showroom as a display and was never used on the road.