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2 months ago I bought my first new vehicle ever, a 2020 Colorado Z71 Duramax short box in Satin Steel Metallic, no chrome. Almost everything I wanted (missing a few bells and whistles I would have ordered if I had ordered it). I went new, because used ones seem to hold their value well. I was looking at a 2016 with 65,000 miles, and for the truck plus if I bought an extended warranty, it was only about $5000 cheaper than a new one. 4 years newer and 200 miles with full factory warranty. Seemed like a no brainer to me.
I was pretty excited and proud of the truck, but now it's got an oil leak on the front of the motor at only 1900 miles. It might have been leaking from day one or close to, I noticed a spot on the garage floor and figured it was from the 230k mile Ridgeline parked there before, so I never thought anything of it. Wrong, the old Ridgeline doesn't leak a drop, but the new Colorado does (makes sense...not). I put the Colorado up on my lift and from what I can tell, it's leaking from the front crankshaft seal. It's not slinging oil and not running out the drain hole in the timing belt cover, only running out and down, so I'm assuming it's a leak between the block and seal, not crank and seal. Now I have that sick feeling that hey you got a new truck, but wait lets rip the front of the motor apart and hope the dealer techs put it back together correctly and with care. Anxiety level is high, so disappointed. It's going in Thursday afternoon, I'll update when I hear anything.
Anyone else have or heard of this issue, or have any thoughts?
 

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Man that sucks... Good luck! I hope they take care of it for you.
 

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2 months ago I bought my first new vehicle ever, a 2020 Colorado Z71 Duramax short box in Satin Steel Metallic, no chrome. Almost everything I wanted (missing a few bells and whistles I would have ordered if I had ordered it). I went new, because used ones seem to hold their value well. I was looking at a 2016 with 65,000 miles, and for the truck plus if I bought an extended warranty, it was only about $5000 cheaper than a new one. 4 years newer and 200 miles with full factory warranty. Seemed like a no brainer to me.
I was pretty excited and proud of the truck, but now it's got an oil leak on the front of the motor at only 1900 miles. It might have been leaking from day one or close to, I noticed a spot on the garage floor and figured it was from the 230k mile Ridgeline parked there before, so I never thought anything of it. Wrong, the old Ridgeline doesn't leak a drop, but the new Colorado does (makes sense...not). I put the Colorado up on my lift and from what I can tell, it's leaking from the front crankshaft seal. It's not slinging oil and not running out the drain hole in the timing belt cover, only running out and down, so I'm assuming it's a leak between the block and seal, not crank and seal. Now I have that sick feeling that hey you got a new truck, but wait lets rip the front of the motor apart and hope the dealer techs put it back together correctly and with care. Anxiety level is high, so disappointed. It's going in Thursday afternoon, I'll update when I hear anything.
Anyone else have or heard of this issue, or have any thoughts?
I had a crack in my timing chain cover with less than 5000 miles.
very hard to see it. only with a flashlight and engine running, looking from the passenger side on the front of the truck. Cover had to be replaced.
 

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I got my truck back yesterday, so it took from Thursday till Tuesday. They found a bad camshaft seal, defective part from the factory. They had to order the seal, they told me they don't have much in stock for the diesels. I didn't get a chance to inspect their work, but at a quick glance it looks pretty good.
 

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I had a crack in my timing chain cover with less than 5000 miles.
very hard to see it. only with a flashlight and engine running, looking from the passenger side on the front of the truck. Cover had to be replaced.
Wow, how long did it take to figure that one out?
 
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