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Old 12-21-2018, 02:21 PM
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That is a sad oversight on QA. When people think turbo, they think"fast" so that encourages the behaviour. The tune is merely compensation for this but it's the same engine that's been used for a while sans some minor tweaks/updates.

Also Kolt, you need to make an official 'Merica thread already!
I know a chick who bought a Hyundai Sonata and thought it was a sports car because it had a turbo, lol. Thing is a pile of trash.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:24 PM
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How are those 3.6L Colorados holding up? Thinking about replacing my Dakota tow rig with one when the time comes. Usually tow 5000lbs regularly through the mountains in the summer.
Not seeing a lot of those come in for electrical or engine issues but they are being killed by torque converter shudders right now. The new fluid we went to supposedly is absorbing moisture.... supposed to get another new fluid sometime starting in January to fix it but who knows.
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Kolt's 'Twisted Metal 'Merica' Build
I like it... is there a way to make a poll that people put in their own suggestions
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I like it... is there a way to make a poll that people put in their own suggestions
Make an option for "Other (post in thread your title idea)" or something similar.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:49 PM
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Not seeing a lot of those come in for electrical or engine issues but they are being killed by torque converter shudders right now. The new fluid we went to supposedly is absorbing moisture.... supposed to get another new fluid sometime starting in January to fix it but who knows.
Is that just the 8 speed or does it affect the 6 speeds as well? I'd get a used one but if they have trans problems I won't bother.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:29 PM
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Is that just the 8 speed or does it affect the 6 speeds as well? I'd get a used one but if they have trans problems I won't bother.
8spds is the one with the issue.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:52 PM
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8spds is the one with the issue.
Good to know.

So I'm guessing the newer Diesels with the 6 speed are still ok? Not sure I want a diesel though, 180hp is going to be way too slow for passing, etc.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:06 PM
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Should be, we haven't had any come in yet. Yea the hp is low but its got good torque
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:19 PM
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What about the engine and all of the emissions garbage on there? I guess the Duramax overseas is known to be a good motor (the 2.8) but I'm not sure if it is still good here with all of the crap on it to make it "clean."
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:32 PM
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I haven't seen any emission stuff like the 6.6 has had other than I think they have a tank heater issue.
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Kolt- do the atg's in the regals die just like the ones in the ats, and cts, or I guess Malibu's can be thrown in there too.
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Kolt- do the atg's in the regals die just like the ones in the ats, and cts, or I guess Malibu's can be thrown in there too.
Unfortunatly yea, the one we have tore down right now is actually out of a 14 regal. Honestly we dont see them too often here, mostly its the 1.5's that bust. I do have a 1.4t in a trax (same engine as in the sonics) that has a possible cracked ringland. Wont know till I get it tore down but it doesn't look good. 120psi on cyl 1 compared to 205 on the rest and 80% cyl leakage into the crankcase. They have a new bulletin on it now.

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Here is some pics on the regal engine.




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Kolt my server is back up.
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Wow the bearings are shot too, and I'm guessing the crank. Did they run the motor oil for 30,000 miles?
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Anyone else have the pleasure of working today?
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I dont work but have to go to work for a meeting
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Im at work today, so far made 1 hour....
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I work in die cast at mitsubishi. We work everyday pretty much.
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