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#1 of 1174 8100 back on Constraint -----
Jan 17, 2001 (9:03 am)
BAD NEWS FOR US WITH 8100 UNITS on order!!!!!!
***(or maybe its better they fix it before we get it)***
Several post have indicated January Production Dates for units with the 8100/Allison. Please keep us informed if that have happens.
Today received information direct from Pontiac Assembly Plant that no 8100's are building thru at least end of Feb. because Engine is BACK on CONSTRAINT (No info as to why yet). Nothing said about the Allison so assume Duri/Allisons ok--
#2 of 1174 Could be
Jan 17, 2001 (10:33 am)
Why my order was pulled yesterday. I have a 2500HD CC with the 6.0 ordered. Are they all built at the same plant and is that the only plant that builds them? I noticed on whhels .com that the 8.1's were hard to get.
#3 of 1174 All HD's built at Pontiac -- well 2500 HD's!!
Jan 17, 2001 (11:56 am)
-- I don't think the 6.0 has any production hold.
Pontiac is the only plant anywhere geared to product the 2500 HD's in all its versions/cc's, xc's etc.
Still waiting to hear back from the Planner Guy but the 8.1 according to him last November were ready to ramp up to 30% -- so something has happened. The person at Pont said can't 'build the trucks if they can't build the engines' what ever that was supposed to mean??
Sf0383 6.0's should be coming thru i would have thought,
but I have not seen any recent 8100 post -(since the first Sept. built dealer units were built And those ALL had a component problem that was rectified before each unit shiped-Those engines ALL went thru SPECIAL test before GM allowed each one to ship)-indicating customer orderd units actually being delivered. Anyone seeing recent deliveries for dealer inventory??
Hope all of you with 8100's and those that eventually will have will post here your performance, milage etc.
So far all post have indicated the 8100/Alli will be a V10 killer in pulling gas milage and performance etc.-- Everything we all want to know with this new Super 8100/Alli's combination as time goes on--
#4 of 1174 6.0 delivery date
Jan 17, 2001 (1:20 pm)
is the 2nd week of February or so I've been told. I would guess that means a build date of this week or next?
#5 of 1174 My truck
Jan 17, 2001 (2:00 pm)
Recieved my LT 2500HD crew cab 4X4 8100/allison on Dec 05. Ordered on Aug 02. Pictures at www.picturetrail.com/mth Mileage is around 10 to 10.5 mpg.
#7 of 1174 8.1 Build Dates
Jan 17, 2001 (6:26 pm)
Ordered a GMC HD, CC, 6.0, short box, auto, SLT, the first week of August. Was advised by dealer in November due to a shortage of 6.0 engines I could not get a truck. Changed the oder to an 8.1/Allison. In December was advised no leather was available so I changed to an SLE. Order was accepted in December with a TPW of 1/1/01. Checked with dealer today and was advised it was shipped yesterday but can't seem to find it on the BNSF tracking site. I'm not sure if we can believe any of the information that is being offered. The only thing we know for sure is that the CC's are hard to come by.
#8 of 1174 6.0 and Diesels...
Jan 17, 2001 (7:04 pm)
Locally they are receiving 2500 He's with short beds and 6.0. Also received a STANDARD CAB 2500 ID with Diesel/Allison. Drove it, and was NOT impressed. Made as much noise as any other diesel, and the transmission shifted like a bus! Which I guess shouldn't surprise me! NO delivery date locally here on 8.1's....
#9 of 1174 Encouraging that some 8.1's in January !!!
Jan 17, 2001 (8:47 pm)
Thanks for all this information. Keep it coming.
Central IA also seeing HD xc SB with 6.0 but no new delivery 8.1s.
Dealer said late today that Pontiac assembly 50% of 8.1 production units going into one ton CC's so maybe still some hope that 2500's xc & cc will get some share of available 8.1's.
Hope these post keep showing delivery in Jan. into Feb. Keeping fingers crossed.
Have 'ado LT xc 4x4 SB on order Sept. 05.
--mth1 Dec. 05 date might be some hope before march. With these long deliverys don't forget to push for $1000 loyalty certificate---
#10 of 1174 sf0383 - Congrats on Feb. delivery
Jan 17, 2001 (9:12 pm)
Date - Will watch for your post when you receive it.