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  • plutoniousplutonious Posts: 799
    You make an awful lot of assumptions without knowing the facts. I'm hardly stressed about getting t-boned. My truck spends 90% of the time off-road on ranches.

    The IIHS and NHTSA rated my truck safer than the S-10. Your never-ending nonsense about the Tacoma being a deathtrap is simply a distortion of the truth. Go ahead and post your "one side impact rating" till kingdome come if it makes you feel better - I couldn't care less!

    By the way, your Silverado placed 3d out of 4 full-size trucks for safety according to the IIHS. My Tacoma placed 1st. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    As for having serious issues: I couldn't even begin to imagine what it must be like being dumb enough to take delivery of a truck that wasn't what I ordered. What's that like anyway, obyone???
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    Oby, who's got a 1999 Camaro? Mine's a 2001 (loaded SS, 30K clams). I disagree with you about not finding anything useful here. Some very intelligent people visit here, some of whom I consider to be my internet buddies--even you! BTW, Where've you been hiding. Thought you might have got hit by a falling tree! (as in the lumberjack @ TTAWWITB)
  • plutoniousplutonious Posts: 799
    It sure would be interesting to get the entire scoop on obyone and his three (3!) problematic Chevys. But it's all smoke and mirrors, half-truths, ommitted information and good 'ole fashioned BS when it comes to this guy.

    His post #529 in the GM engine knock thread "kind of" describes what problems he's had. I urge you to read it before he deletes it. He stated that his truck barely vibrated and it was unnoticeable by others, yet in his user profile his dream car is a "vibrationless Silverado." Sounds like his truck had the shakes and he won't admit it.

    Furthermore, before his post #529, he stated that his notorious 4-month-in-the-shop-Lemonado was perfectly fine except for a faulty paint job. I called him to the carpet and asked him why GM would give him an upgraded power-train warranty after fixing a bad paint job but - SURPRISE! - no reply, only more "one star impact rating" nonsense. Sound familiar? No mention of a bad paint job in #529 or that his truck spent a whopping 4 months in the shop. Fixing what, we'll probably never know.

    Basically, what he admits to is being dumb enough to take delivery on a vehicle that wasn't what he ordered. He returned it, purchased a 2000 model but took it to the dealer for every conceivable problem to build a case for himself in the event his 2000 model was as bad as the 1999s. He clearly stated in #529 the 2000 models had a lot of the same problems the 1999s did (and we all know how that truck did in the long term reviews!). But in our Toyota threads, he has nothing but good things to say about them while he fervently criticizes Toyota trucks. I guess this is the notorious Lemonado (the 2000?) that spent 4 months in the shop? Then he also admitted to having a Denali that knocks.

    I'd love to talk to the folks at his Chevy dealership. I bet he has the same reputation there as he does here - that of an annoying whiner who has alterior motives and too much play time.

    After knowing only this portion of the elusive entire truth, I find myself asking "Who the hell has the time to be bothered with all this? Ordering trucks, returning them, pestering dealer service departments to the point of creating 2" thick service files, losing the truck for 4 months for repairs to get an extended warranty, and then buying a $50K Denali yuppie-ute that knocks."

    Tell you what, WORKING men who depend on their trucks sure wouldn't have the time to deal with this garbage. I doubt obyone has time to work his "full-size" Lemonado. This is one situation where the truth would be far more wild and interesting than any of us could probably imagine.
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    I never used the word troll on you but I did imply that you had a GM sort-of connection. I believe you. I've moved you out of my top-3 most-likely GM undercover operatives here at Edmunds. I still smell a rat in the woodpile. I think it might be that Toyota pain-in-the-[non-permissible content removed], aka, tundrapollutions.

    KG11, where is Bama's top-ten list? I must have missed that.
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    Tell us what you really think! BTW, Oby does not own a knocker. He leases it. He takes solace in the fact that GM is still the proud owner. It may be the roach-coach he delivers coffee to the dealerships in.
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    The best troll didn't post a top 10.Your king beat your's with just one."we have the biggest knockers" and now again today with the "pair of knockers"

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    It's so eaaasy to get the trolls out of the wood work don't ya think. And to do so with such predictability. OMG, this is soooo funny. I must have hit the nail on the head with Pluto. What yall think?

    Nomoregm, sorry bout that. Don't know why I thought it was a '99. Hmmm come to think about it they have '99's that knock? I always liked the Z28. Just a little too cramped on the passenger floor and something about the vette that held me back from buying a Z.
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    I just noticed something. Even our gracious host, Pf Flyer, is flaunting Japanese (Subaru) automobiles in here (post 735). Ryan, that just "takes the cake". Funny, Subaru fixed their knockers. I guess that must be the connection. Thanks PF. Even the host gets his licks in on Gip'M. I'll bet they're getting some big bucks for that add too--LOL. GM must be posting their adds over at the Toyota Paint-chip site.
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    You're trying to hurt me. There is no other top-ten. Boohoo. Here, let me give you some of my kleenex so you can wipe Bama's S#!+ off your kisser.
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    I think it started in 1998 but I've heard of some 97's that make quite a racket also. Check out the listing at's petition for a sample. Mostly 350's there from 98 to 2002, however.
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    By teaming up with the biggest troll YOU become HIS puppet.He's laughing at EVERYONE who EVER bought a GM even though Toyota don't make REAL full sized trucks.(Or is it BECAUSE they don't)Reguardless,He's your friend BECAUSE YOU KISS HIS AXE.


    BTW I'm glad you noticed that PF is a Toyota troll too.
  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    Plato said:

    "Small men think of personalities,
    Mediocre men think of events,
    Great men think of ideas."

    Do you have any?
  • plutoniousplutonious Posts: 799
    Why don't the GMC guys take their trucks to a good plastic surgeon and get their knockers fixed???
  • plutoniousplutonious Posts: 799
    For the first time in the history of Edmunds Town Hall, obyone failed to use the words "pluto" and "one star impact rating" in the same post!

    Hooray!!! Congratulations on the new line!
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    You nailed it. Just like a bee hive...

    Quadrunner...Thanks for the summary. Even more true than I thought.

    nomoregm....Whew!...sure am glad to be off THAT list...LOL. You just hit HARD on the first lick. A fellow has to work hard to recover from that! I was surprised to see you survive the lick you laid on old PF...he he he.
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    Your sabre rattling here will get you NOTHING from GM.There are several things you can do and I think have done/are doing that can help.Many of your posts are funny but what can you offer to help US get satisfaction from the company that won't honor it's obligation to us?Ridiculing GM owners(like the troll)don't quiet my engine.For $36k I own a very nice truck that sounds like a diesel ,but isn't.I don't want an undersized truck I want MY truck to sound like a $36k truck.

  • nomoregmnomoregm Posts: 158
    Again, has anyone heard that GM revised its oil-consumption guidelines for the second time in recent months. It was 1 quart per 2000 miles. They now say 1 quart per 100 gallons of gas consumed. I can't find it in a TSB or any other place. Have you?
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    I too have read that somewhere in the past 12 months. I do think it was sometime last year. I have searched everywhere to find it since you first mentioned it and cannot. I do not think it was a TSB. Seems like it might have been someone reporting what GM representative said when they met for BBB or arbitration.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Only found this one:

    Engine - Knocking Sound On Cold Start

    File In Section: 06 - Engine/Propulsion System

    Bulletin No.: 01-06-01-028

    Date: December, 2001


    Engine Knock on Cold Start

    1999-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Pickup and Utility Models
    2002 Cadillac Escalade (2WD)
    with 4.8L, 5.3L or 6.0L Engine (VINS V, T, U - RPOs LR4, LM7, L04)

    Some of the above vehicles may exhibit an engine knock noise that begins in the first 19,000-24,000 km (12,000-15,000 mi) of use. The knock noise is most often noticed during initial start-up and typically disappears within the first 5-30 seconds (may last longer in extreme cold temperatures). The noise is usually more noticeable on the initial start-up when the temperature is below 10°C (50°F) and may be more pronounced on the first cold start following a long trip. This noise may be caused by an interaction between carbon that has formed on the piston, the piston motion and the cylinder wall. GM Powertrain Engineering, and an analysis of engines with this condition, has confirmed that the noise is not detrimental to the performance, reliability or durability of the engine.


    Important : At this time, attempts to repair this condition by replacing the engine assembly or pistons is not recommended.

    Please share the information found in this bulletin with customers who inquire about this condition. In the event they have additional questions or concerns, please advise your Area Service Manager.

    Woohoo, you just gotta love this one.
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    I was told 1 qt per 2k when I first complained of oil consumption.My reply: I'm using 1 qt per 1,000 mi (at 3k) They did a test that consisted of checking the level and milage and had me bring it back 1,000 mi later.The result,just under 1 qt at which time I was told "There's a new TSB and 1 qt per 1,000 mi is normal".When I was having the trans replaced for the second time,the shop forman told me that a qt per TANK OF GAS was acceptable.(to GM)My position on this is that nobody would buy a truck like this if the mfg were forced to disclose this info.(that's why you won't find a TSB)It's not acceptable for a new vehicle to burn oil at all.I don't want my money back.I want my truck to be what I paid for.Nothing else is acceptable.

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