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Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:09:48 PM EDT

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:12:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:




The fuck would I know, we only had a fleet of 60 trucks over the last two decades, which started out as Chevies and were replaced with Fords when the Chevies quickly became unserviceable. The Fords on average were lasting 200,000 for the gas and 300,000 for the diesel before we traded them in. The Chevies sucked.

That said, recent Ford diesels were shit so we just bought gas trucks and saved $8,000 up front.
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sounds about right for a Chevy. Built for cruising but can't work for a living.



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Originally Posted By 74novaman:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sounds about right for a Chevy. Built for cruising but can't work for a living.




Okay.



The fuck would I know, we only had a fleet of 60 trucks over the last two decades, which started out as Chevies and were replaced with Fords when the Chevies quickly became unserviceable. The Fords on average were lasting 200,000 for the gas and 300,000 for the diesel before we traded them in. The Chevies sucked.

That said, recent Ford diesels were shit so we just bought gas trucks and saved $8,000 up front.



Used both as worked trucks, as long as someone knowledgeable is doing the servicing they are always serviceable.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:13:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

http://www.bustercollings.com/images/how_many_aggies.jpg
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Use to be "engine flooded" meant something.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:13:59 PM EDT
if its not covered on the warranty, im guessing its user error
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:14:19 PM EDT
Yep, I always loved when Chevy says most of their vehicles are still on the road. That's right cause very few actually make it home.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:14:25 PM EDT
Ive towed larger boats with half the truck. I call:
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:14:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sounds about right for a Chevy. Built for cruising but can't work for a living.
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The dumbass started early in this thread.

Drivetrain warranty 100,000 miles/5 years

Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:15:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By skew12:
The name Allison doesn't mean shit in the diesel world.
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In the commercial 3/4 - 1ton market it certainly does.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:16:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By skew12:
The name Allison doesn't mean shit in the diesel world.
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Not sure if serious
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:17:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

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Looks like something an Aggie would do.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:17:18 PM EDT
Chevy owner, huh? Was the boat dealer on a dirt road?

Most likely he dropped the tranny when he shifted from D (dirt) to P (pavement).
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:19:15 PM EDT
My transmission went out on my 2007 Z-71 at 73,000 miles,, the dealer had a new one installed in 3 days,,, it did not cost me a cent. They actually do honor the 100,000 powertrain warranty. Did mine anyway.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:20:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dana1972:

In what way were they not serviceable?
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Mostly engine/transmission issues (the old Chevy diesels were shit) and a lot of electrical system failures. They also couldn't carry the same amount of weight without something breaking, be it a spring pack or a bearing. They just weren't built as heavily--which is why they drive beautifully, especially the little ones. The gas Fords are great, just avoid the 6.0 diesel and you're good.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:22:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By texasbagman:


The dumbass started early in this thread.

Drivetrain warranty 100,000 miles/5 years

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Originally Posted By texasbagman:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sounds about right for a Chevy. Built for cruising but can't work for a living.


The dumbass started early in this thread.

Drivetrain warranty 100,000 miles/5 years



If it's always in for warranty work....
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:24:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

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Walsh boat landing on lake Austin. If you want to Google map it, the address is 1600 Scenic drive, Austin .


BTW: Originally, the truck had nothing in the window. It's been photoshopped with just aobut every college you can imagine.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:28:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

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LOL fuggin Aggies

Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:28:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dana1972:



Looks like something an Aggie would do.
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Originally Posted By Dana1972:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

http://www.bustercollings.com/images/how_many_aggies.jpg



Looks like something an Aggie would do.


That comment took longer than I expected.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:32:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

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Aggies.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:35:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:



3 weeks a year? I come from the masonry business. We use 'em hard the other 49, too.

I did break the axle in an F-550 once though, loaded it up to about 32,000 pounds GVW regularly for a while. That's 12,000 past what it was supposed to be loaded to.
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3 weeks a year for the heavy grain trucks (forgot to add, these are 70s vintage trucks that have been on continuous use since the 70s), 15-20 hours a day of constant running carrying heavy (probably overloaded most of the time as well) loads.

Year round for the regular farm trucks.

Anyone who acts like farm equipment doesn't need to be tough and reliable to put up for those 3 weeks of harvest hasn't ever been around farming.

You've had one experience with one kind of hard use, I've had a different one. Our fords failed to hold up, so did your chevys. Yet somehow the world keeps spinning.

(Who the fuck quits using a truck after only 200,000 miles anyway?)
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:36:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By S-1:
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that something was going on with the tranny before towing the boat.
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This.

I've seen Civics towing boats, for CRIPES sake...
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:36:51 PM EDT
Left the anchor out?
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:40:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

http://www.bustercollings.com/images/how_many_aggies.jpg
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You and I, both...
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:41:53 PM EDT
not the boat's fault. Probably not the truck's fault either.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:42:19 PM EDT
Does the computer controlling an Allison transmission "learn" like some other controllers do?

If so, I'm wondering if the sudden change in driving method (no load city driving to towing on the highway) might have been a contributing factor.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:43:45 PM EDT
17 pages. A couple warnings and a couple locks and an internet forum war with some sort of Chevy truck forum.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:52:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:
All this really tells us is that the dealer is trying to weasel out of paying for any repairs, even if they are under warranty, which is SOP. Even if it is still under warranty, I bet he has to get corporate involved.
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:
I have no idea if it's under warranty. I don't buy Chevy products and have no clue as to their warranty. According to him, the dealer seems to think not if he's quoting him that much $$.
All this really tells us is that the dealer is trying to weasel out of paying for any repairs, even if they are under warranty, which is SOP. Even if it is still under warranty, I bet he has to get corporate involved.

what insanity is this, dealers don't pay for warranty work. derp.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:57:27 PM EDT
Likely the transmission lines. They have been a issue for years. Non SAE hose so the crimps aren't correct and its not if they will leak but when. Do not replace with factory parts as the issue has never been fixed. Google duramax transmission lines (hoses) and you'll see what I mean.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 3:59:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By h3smith:
what insanity is this, dealers don't pay for warranty work. derp.
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No, they don't. Manuf does.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:01:30 PM EDT
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I guess mine is just broke..


It has a 100k mile warranty. Unless he put a chip on it, which he probably did.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:02:44 PM EDT
Truck broke... Got it.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:04:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:06:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By h3smith:

what insanity is this, dealers don't pay for warranty work. derp.
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Originally Posted By h3smith:
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
I have no idea if it's under warranty. I don't buy Chevy products and have no clue as to their warranty. According to him, the dealer seems to think not if he's quoting him that much $$.
All this really tells us is that the dealer is trying to weasel out of paying for any repairs, even if they are under warranty, which is SOP. Even if it is still under warranty, I bet he has to get corporate involved.

what insanity is this, dealers don't pay for warranty work. derp.

Hell, I dunno who the hell pays for warranty work. I buy everything used and already beat to shit.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:06:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By louisianarebel:
Unless he put a chip on it, which he probably did.
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Arfcom Road Warriors need those chips to keep up with their magnificent driving prowess.

Once the engine or transmission is blown, before they whine to the dealer they need to switch them back.

Duh.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:06:59 PM EDT
The Derp is strong in this thread....
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:08:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SouthEndXGF:
good thing chevys come standard with heated tailgates....

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ZING!



Seriously, though.... how in the blue fuck?!?!
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:08:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tcrpe:



Arfcom Road Warriors need those chips to keep up with their magnificent driving prowess.

Once the engine or transmission is blown, before they whine to the dealer they need to switch them back.

Duh.
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Originally Posted By tcrpe:
Originally Posted By louisianarebel:
Unless he put a chip on it, which he probably did.



Arfcom Road Warriors need those chips to keep up with their magnificent driving prowess.

Once the engine or transmission is blown, before they whine to the dealer they need to switch them back.

Duh.

I have one on mine. Exhaust fluid is bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:10:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sounds about right for a Chevy. Built for cruising but can't work for a living.
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Nailed it.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:12:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Use_the_2nd:


Not sure if serious
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Originally Posted By Use_the_2nd:
Originally Posted By skew12:
The name Allison doesn't mean shit in the diesel world.


Not sure if serious

The Fuck you say?

The hd pickups are the smallest vehicles that use an Allison. The 1000 is essentially a 2400 series with different gearing. The 2400is used in municipal transit busues and light dump trucks.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:12:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sounds about right for a Chevy. Built for cruising but can't work for a living.
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LOL
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:16:37 PM EDT
Yeah those duramax/allison trucks suck...I mean horrible....I mean nobody wants them, go look how cheap the used ones are.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:21:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
How on earth did he manage to do that? Was the boat filled with lead?
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I'm a long fucking way from being a Chevy fan, but yeah, WTF
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:24:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Aggies.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Once I heard "boat", I half expected this:

http://www.bustercollings.com/images/how_many_aggies.jpg

Aggies.

Fail.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:27:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sigp226:

Had to be.
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Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By S-1:
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that something was going on with the tranny before towing the boat.

Had to be.

"Chevy" was the first sign, it'll need another one at 125k if it makes it that far.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:30:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By navvet89:

"Chevy" was the first sign, it'll need another one at 125k if it makes it that far.
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Originally Posted By navvet89:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By S-1:
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that something was going on with the tranny before towing the boat.

Had to be.

"Chevy" was the first sign, it'll need another one at 125k if it makes it that far.

My friend has a 2008 with 270k on it with a chip the whole time...
No problems other than a alternator.

Shove that shit up someone elses ass about duramax diesels.
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 4:49:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By oulufinn:
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Link Posted: 8/6/2013 5:08:29 PM EDT
got to use tow-haul mode or it breaks shit
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 5:12:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gmtech825:
got to use tow-haul mode or it breaks shit
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Serious?
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 5:13:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SeanTX:
Going to guess it had nothing to do with pulling the boat.

3/4 ton truck will easily pull a 20' boat.
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A 2001 Nissan Pathfinder was able to haul a 18' sea ray about 500 miles of two Big Mountain passes in the Northwest. I don't see how a Chevy truck could not in town,
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 5:13:50 PM EDT
Should have bought a Cummins
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