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Dec 09, 1998 (3:43 pm)
This is how the coolant loss system works. The computer cuts off alternating pistons. The pistons not firing act as airpumps, cooling the other pistons that are firing. The computer doesn't let the same pistons do the firing at all times. It switches whichever pistons were firing with the ones that weren't firing. with fuel injection for each cylinder controlled by a computer, it is rather easy to implement this system.
There is NO WAY an engine could last more than a minute or two if one bank was firing and the other one wasn't. There is no way that one bank could cool off the other bank. The air pumping pistons have to be side by side with a firing piston. Other wise, the engine would burn up. plus the engine would be so off balanced by running on one bank, i doubt it could run at all, much less have any power to get anywhere. it would take some alternating combination of the firing order for the engine to even have a chance to run. Your source is wrong. don't worry, chevy did they homework.
Dec 09, 1998 (7:49 pm)
The Superduty has a feature on their new cooling system that sounds very similar to what you are talking about. The intent of the feature is to hopefully get you that extra mile or two up the road to the next exit, rather than having to pull over immediately for fear that you will destroy your engine. The truck will supposedly shut off after the cooling system has done everything it can to keep the engine in a safe operating zone. If you have a busted radiator, you're not going far. This feature is only intended to get you a little farther without damaging your engine.
#637 of 654 dave40 FASTER 99s
Dec 09, 1998 (11:25 pm)
Hows that new VORTEC 5.3 compare to the old 5.7 ?
Like to hear some comments from new 1999 owners !
how obout them new brakes any good?
#638 of 654 dave40 Back in PRODUCTION
Dec 10, 1998 (1:05 am)
SIERRA is back in
production again! The
DECEMBER 7th issue THE AUTO
NEWS, Stated that SIERRA
production halted due to
flaws in the sheet metal
stamps that produced hoods
and bumpers for the SIERRA.
There was no flaw in the
design of the CHEVY so they
built more CHEVYS instead.
CALIFORNIA residents hit
with another delay due to
EMISSION SYSTEM PROBLEMS.
#639 of 654 Semi - ordered
Dec 10, 1998 (1:52 am)
Struck a deal today. Got within a few hundred of where I wanted to be and surendered. No allocation available. Salesman did not want a deposite. He said he would call when he has an allocation and I can make a deposite then. Also I could make any changes I want as long as its a 3/4 ton. I guess what they do is get an allocation for a 3/4 ton and then he can change its configuration to match mine. Start counting the days! Ordered a 3/4 ton LT (saw an LT at another dealer Tuesday) 4x4 , 4.10 rearend , towing package, firm ride , skid plates, automatic , bucket seats , solid paint , camper/fifth wheel wiring, all-season tires. sunset gold exterior and light oak leather interior. Rich
Dec 10, 1998 (2:02 am)
Where do I find a copy of "The Auto News". I looked for it on the WEB but didn't find it. I'm highly interested in the CA emission problem.
Dec 10, 1998 (2:52 am)
On the tax savings from trading in your vehicle.
Every dealer I have ever discussed this with will do what is called a (courtesy trade), if you sell the vehicle yourself. What it amounts to is they do the paperwork and they do this at usually no cost and give you credit for the sale like it was a trade. You get the best of both worlds this way!
#642 of 654 dave40 AUTO NEWS
Dec 10, 1998 (4:26 am)
Not sure where you can find AUTO NEWS somebody sent me e-mail message.I would like to find it to.
Dec 10, 1998 (6:28 am)
To: RichinKs Congrats! Good choice! Sounds like you got the right vehicle at the right price. The Gold with the 'Medium Oak' leather is a good choice. Now it's just a matter of patience, but, heck might as well enjoy the anticipation!
Now without a deposit how does a handshake obligate the Dealer? I think I'd be worried that no contract is in place. Do you place that much faith on their word? If you do maybe I ought to be doing business with them too. Perhaps nice folks like that are still doing business in the U.S.A. Let me know if they make good on their word.
Dec 10, 1998 (3:26 pm)
Shooz, we all I think are a little sceptical of dealerships. This is my fifth vehicle from this dealer. The third in a row. I have been very pleased so far both with sales and service. The sales guy I deal with is low keyed and no pressure. Still, they are out to make a buck, but so far I've had no problem with their word. I have no price protection, but even with a deposite they would not have garunteed a price. It can change until the order is placed with Chevy and then the plant will give them price protection. An then they will give me price protection. He did not seem very optimistic about a quick allocation. I have never had to take a vehicle back twice for the same problem, and only once have I had to go back because they had to order a part. But I have not had too many problems with my Chevy's. Another dealer I visited gave me the 8-10 weeks delivery routine. I did not trust that. I've heard that story before and then "well it will be another 2 weeks because......" Price protection would have been nice, but I think I got a good enough deal they couldn't have afforded the risk. But I am betting there will be no price changes. I am more concerned about my truck. They are basing the tradein on a April 1 delivery. God is that a long time! Rich