Voted,no failiure at42,546:thumbs:
Kind of the same for Isuzu's 3.2L and changing out the water pump with the timing belt. I have to admit I did it, saved me $500 later in the labor arena. I'll do it again when I hit another 100k.If it makes anyone feel better; remember in the late 90's, Honda recommended that owners replace the water pump at the 60K maximum timing belt replacement interval...
So guess what happened today? No fair you read the subject post.
Anyway in an effort to document for others how the water pump fails for some (like me) I saw the following this morning at the back of my car in the garage. I have expecting this eventuality and been catching an occasional whiff of steamed coolant every now and then for about 3+ months.
You will notice the pink color
Trail goes to the front, center passenger side.
About an inch low on the coolant reservoir.
Various moistness and grime
Now the really good news. I have an extended warranty through Carmax. 0 deductible 72 mos 72,000mi. I have only 3 yrs of ownership and only 42k. Car rental included. I'll call them tomorrow and they will probably elect to have the Chevy dealer do it as they did with the thermostat last year after I warned the crap out of them.
I'm glad this happened before a long trip I'm taking through The Tail of the Dragon mid July on my way to the Outer Banks NC.
Edit Update 6/15/153:56pm
So took it to a local x Pontiac/Buick dealer we recently bought a new Buick from. They say they can't get it to actively leak and the warranty company will not fix that unless it's actively leaking. Mentioned my pictures (that I showed the service rep) and she said they would pressure test it. I told her it may not leak unless it's under heat and pressure because I went to Dairy Queen 3 miles away, smelled the steam and list an inch of fluid! She said she would have them run it hard and hot and see what happens but the warranty company can come audit them and hey will want pictures of an active leak.
I hope this is just a bump in the road arrrgghhh
Well it puked the next day and they got it covered.
Update went to pick it up and when I got home there was a whine. I knew exactly what it was. Returned it to the dealer this morning and later they called to say it was the timing chain and tensioner as I thought. So they are calling it bad and not their fault. Now the warranty company wants proof of maintenance like oil changes. Yesh this is a pain!
Do you have the torque App???? If so, there is a "freeze frame" option that you can look at on your lean condition. It will give you all the pertinent parameters at the exact time the code was set. Very handy! I think my too rich at idle bank 1 is from my MAF..... Going to wait till it sets it again before I spend the $65 to replace it.7/5/15 Finally got this back last week. The dealer said the warranty company should cover the need for a new timing chain, tensioner, guides etc. took forever to get approval and they wanted all maintenance records (I had to fax). They then asked for the front cover to be removed so an adjuster could come take a look. Ultimately it was approved and they paid about $2,400. Now some other issues in that there was a bit of oil / coolant on the lower crossmember. Hopi g it's not leaking. I changed the oil to see if the new oil would appear (plus it needed it). Also getting a CEL for lean condition bank 1 at idle. Hopefully it goes back Monday.