2001 Silverado Oil Consumption
My 2001 Z71 has had the "Check Engine Oil Level" light come on at 3000 and 6000 miles. I thought maybe that was the oil change warning but after talking to the dealership realized it was consuming oil. They decided to change the oil and do an oil consumption test. 900 miles later it's asking for oil again. The service tech said it was probably the PCV valve and couldn't get another part from GM without first documenting the issue. At one point he climbed up onto the engine and pulled the valve and said he saw oil so he was positive that this was the problem. I'm now sitting on 13k miles but they still haven't gotten the new part in yet. Has anyone else experienced this? Are they blowing smoke? So far this is the only problem I've faced with my truck other than the little "chirp" I hear when taking off. (Does anyone know what that is?) Thanks.
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So, as hard as it is to believe, the PCV replacement is the fix.
Me: Can I speak to service please?
Them: Sure, just one moment...(boring music laced with dealership propaganda)
Them: (lady) Service can I help you?
Me: Hello, my name is blah, and my situation is this, blah blah blah...
Them:Hmmm...Hang on, how do you spell that name again? I don't see it...Let me check with so and so....
(Pause - More music and propaganda)
Them: How do you spell that again?
Me: V-O-I-S-I-N , please don't put me on hold again...
Them: Click - music, #1 corvette dealer since 1993 blah blah blah...
Me: Maybe ya'll should focus on ironing out the kinks on the vehicle you sell most of... Wait a minute, I'm talking to the music....
Them: (A guy now, with the lady in the background) What kind of part do you need sir?
Me: A PCV valve for a 2001 Z71...
Them: (Girl again) Oh, that part is here.
Me: Really? Did it come in today?
Them: No, it's been here...
Me: Really? Do you want to hold it for a few more days so I can spend more money on oil?
Them: What do you mean?
Me: At which point were you going to call me and let me know the part was in? Never mind. Can I get my truck fixed today?
Them: No, we're pretty booked. How's tomorrow sound? Would you like to make an appointment?
Me: Sure, is 10am open?
Them: No, booked... How about 3pm?
Me: Not good for me... How long will this take?
Them: Don't know, let me talk to Tank, he'll be the one fixing it - Click...
Them: It'll only take him 5 minutes so you can just show up anytime today or tomorrow, it doesn't matter....
So, I will either stop in there this afternoon or tomorrow morning to get my new PCV valve and then will report back on oil consumption. I drive about 150 miles a day on the highway so it won't take me long to find out if it's fixed or not.... Stay tuned as the saga unfolds.....
I had to wait two weeks for an appointment to fix my squeaky seat. Found out that they sub the job out...when asked why I had to wait two weeks when THEY weren't working on it....well ya know that dumb look they give ya.....yep that's the one.....manureheads. Hmmm....something like plowheads? Hahahaha
i though it was the role of the domestic builders to shaft everyone.
hopefully you all get your trucks fixed.
Ok, feeling really really lucky I told them about the "chirp" I now hear when I take off. Tech asks, "Comes from the back?" "Yep" I said...No problem, he was just reading a PI on the exact problem. He orders me a new driveshaft with a nickel plated fitting that won't shift forward or back upon takeoff...What a pleasant experience on behalf of service!
I must admit that I went there expecting the worse and was pleasantly suprised.
Ryan posted this on Chevy Silverado Problems board but here it is for all.