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Pontiac GTO, Coupe
#301 of 317 Re: Buying an 06 GTO Auto New [irishmike1]
Sep 04, 2007 (8:42 pm)
Have any GM dealer pull the GMVIS report. Look for the section saying "Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Campaigns" - if so, you're great.
If it has a Yxxxx code and says something about strut replacement, yet there's nothing in the "Claim History" section showing both struts replaced, you need to get that done (dealers were supposed to proactively replace struts on vehicles in inventory, that program ended 2/28/2007, but less than 50% of Pontiac dealerships ever read the bulletins/do the work.).
MPG? Depends on how heavy your right foot is. On an '04 A4 (LS1) I get 20-21 mpg in highway driving, more like 16-18 city driving (most tanks average between 18 and 20).
First oil change? I'd do one at 500 miles, if not immediately. Your car was probably filled with oil in May of 2006 - 15+ months ago. Get that stuff out (and any metal shavings/debris that might be in the engine, as well as any assembly fluids/lube) ASAP.
#302 of 317 A resource to the Carspace forums
Sep 04, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I don't know how you get your info, but please never leave the forum. Your info always seems reliable and on the money. How do you know all of this info (inventory sold, how a model was prepared for shipping, etc,....)?
#303 of 317 Re: Just bought a Torrid Red '06 6-Speed. [ehasley]
Sep 04, 2007 (9:32 pm)
Whining on accel? Yep, differential, have them flush the stock fluid. Strongly suggest replacing with Royal Purple or Torco - my diff whines on decel (45-55) and it got significantly quieter on the Royal Purple (installed at 6k miles). At 23k the whine was getting louder - swapped with Torco, it's maybe a little louder but it whines at a slightly higher mph range, so I hear it less. Still might push for replacement.
Rear springs sagging... have them replace them, common problem. Measure the stock ride height (in mm) from the bottom lip of the rim to the bottom of the fenderwell... the stock ride height figures are posted on LS1GTO, but they should notice the difference between the left rear and the right rear.
Clunk coming from the rear or front? Where are you located? You might try to find a close Pedders dealer (http://ww.peddersusa.com) to do a free 28-point suspension inspection. Of course, they'll give you some suggestions on upgrades - in many instances their stuff > stock, in others it makes sense to use your warranty. They probably know more about GTO suspension than your local dealer...
Sep 04, 2007 (11:27 pm)
Don't you hate it when you type a 3 when you aimed for a 2? No, I did not fail math (though I dropped and then re-took Calc I in college
= 192 A4's.
There, that's better...
#306 of 317 Re: Buying an 06 GTO Auto New [hammen2]
Sep 05, 2007 (8:52 am)
Thanks for the info. I ran the GMVIS and "Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Campaigns". Good News. I picked the car up yesterday and had the dealer change the oil and filter before I left the dealership. Total miles after the ride home and the "spin" is 216 miles.
Car is fast. Love the color.
#307 of 317 Re: Just bought a Torrid Red '06 6-Speed. [ehasley]
Sep 08, 2007 (11:57 am)
Evan - Just a heads up. I have an '05. When I got it a bearing in the rear end went out. It started as a slight noise and got louder. It was fixed under warranty.
#308 of 317 Thanks Everyone
Sep 08, 2007 (4:33 pm)
Thanks for all the replys. I got it back from the Dealership yesterday, its not fixed yet. However, I have a brand new Diff. and a new spring coming in from Australia, they are going to call me when it comes in. It's a little more quiet because they changed the gear oil when the pulled it apart. I'm just glad to have my goat back, driving a cobalt rental for a day was pure hell haha. The thing didn't even have power windows or locks. I guess GTO has me spoiled.
#309 of 317 Re: Just bought a Torrid Red '06 6-Speed. [hammen2]
Sep 13, 2007 (8:53 am)
Do you know of any good pedders dealers in the Washington DC area?
I am taking in my GTO tomorrow to the dealer. It has developed a whining sound (like cicadas) that is worse when I accelerate. I also noticed some reddish/brown fluid leaking slightly from one of two pipes on the right front underside of the engine. I can also see some stutt rub on the front right but this may have happened before my alignment a couple of months ago. I want them to check the front rod radius bushings and have them show them to me at the service.
#310 of 317 2006 Pontiac GTO trim
Sep 14, 2007 (11:04 am)
Does anyone know if the GTO imprinted trim (at the bottom of the rear bumper that wraps/integrates with the exhaust pipes) get matching body color treatment for 2005/2006? I don't think so, no matter what color as I recall it being a contrasting black color with the GTO imprint. I ask because I'm looking at a 'blazen orange metallic' and it's the first I've seen without the contrasting black trim. First thought I had is that it must've been repaired and repainted.