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Posted: 09/18/20 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just saw this on Fox news, little 3 liter diesels getting a price drop.
GM
And they are adding the engine to some SUV's.
Anyone on the fence may want to peruse it.

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Posted: 09/18/20 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had a read on the GM engine and it looks really interesting. One thing did give me a pause. The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's. Might be an issue for high mileage drivers.


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For a 4-5 year buyer/owner who trades at 60 - 100k miles, I doubt that will ever be an issue.
For the small percentage that go to the 10 year/150k mile point, it may matter, but it's far enough outside the warranty period that GM would consider it a positive if the truck held together to reach that point. In short, i dont believe it's a negative.

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It makes me wonder why a price drop on a new engine. Slow sales maybe?
Other GM engines use the same stupid belt arrangement, what engineer thought that up?

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wilber1 wrote:

Had a read on the GM engine and it looks really interesting. One thing did give me a pause. The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's. Might be an issue for high mileage drivers.


I wonder how many gallons of gasoline you could buy for the cost of that operation? The way some people on here are about maintenance they would change it every 30,000 miles because they know that the factory maintenance intervals are excessively far apart.

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After all the waiting and wondering and broo ha ha, I have yet to see a 3.0D GM, Over the past 2 years I've only seen 2 Ford 3.0 diesels.

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wilber1 wrote:

The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's

That would be a deal breaker for me.

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wilber1 wrote:

Had a read on the GM engine and it looks really interesting. One thing did give me a pause. The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's. Might be an issue for high mileage drivers.

Thnx for posting that,
no way in H Id ever consider buying such loony design.

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free radical wrote:

wilber1 wrote:

Had a read on the GM engine and it looks really interesting. One thing did give me a pause. The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's. Might be an issue for high mileage drivers.

Thnx for posting that,
no way in H Id ever consider buying such loony design.


I don't know, 150K is a lot of miles for me. I'd also want to know what changing it would cost. Might not be a deal breaker if I really liked the truck.

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Posted: 09/19/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most of the people I know trade a vehicle off before 100k miles. I'm the exception. Being available in a burb will be interesting how many order them.

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