Last post on Jan 16, 2007 at 8:57 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
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Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade ESV
#35 of 44 Re: Who designed the new Yukon? [vmidad]
May 04, 2006 (1:11 pm)
6 spd is supposed to come to the Tahoe/Suburban at some point. Unclear just when, however.
#36 of 44 HELP! MY 06 Suburban 8.1 enging knocks
May 05, 2006 (11:48 am)
I have a new Suburban 2006 2500 4 wheel drive 8.1 engine which at first start of the day after running for 30 seconds has a light knock for 30 more seconds. For the rest of the warmed up day there is no knocking. This started after only 000,750 miles on it and now has 001,650. Does any one out there have an 8.1 that knocks.
Jul 09, 2006 (12:09 pm)
At one time they were the only ones producing an SUV with cargo door. Now others have them and GM has dropped production.
Has anyone heard of GM bringing back the cargo doors?
#38 of 44 Re: HELP! MY 06 Suburban 8.1 enging knocks [suburknock]
Oct 01, 2006 (4:55 am)
I have a 2004 2500 4 wheel with the 8.1 and the 4:1 rear. It knocked from day one and I was not happy. I asked GM for a 100,000 mile warranty on the motor and they gave it to me. The dealer backed me up so it was easy to get. It still knocks to this day and I have 47000 on the truck and pull a 10000 pound RV Trailer. They say its normal for the 8.1
#39 of 44 2007 Suburban aftermarket wheels and tires
Oct 10, 2006 (6:59 am)
Just installed new 22" wheels and tires on my suburban, I saved lots of money by buying them myself and installing them too. Problem is I can't seem to reset the tire pressure setting on all four tires. any suggestions? I have the DIC system if thats makes a difference.
#40 of 44 Re: HELP! MY 06 Suburban 8.1 enging knocks [jsomers]
Dec 18, 2006 (5:56 am)
I have a '99 Tahoe with the 5.? engine (not the 5.3) and it 'knocks' for about the first 30 seconds, especially in cold weather. My mechanic brother-in-law (who works on a lot of commercially used GM trucks) says it's 'piston slap' and a result of the engine design...and not a problem. My Tahoe has 170 kms on it and runs like a top...knock not withstanding.
#41 of 44 Re: HELP! MY 06 Suburban 8.1 enging knocks [suburknock]
Jan 01, 2007 (5:56 pm)
May GM trucks are well known for what is commonly called Piston Slap. I have it on my 800 series 2000 5.3L Yukon and I have heard it on several 6.0L GM trucks. I took it to the dealer to complain several times when it was newer but they just printed a page from the GM dealer service intranet that said it was not considered a problem. Eventually they gave me a letter that said it will not cause long term damage. I know some that received an extension to 100,000 mi warranty only the motor. See www dot pistonslap dot com for more details.
#42 of 44 Re: Who designed the new Yukon? [vmidad]
Jan 01, 2007 (5:59 pm)
I just noticed that in the last few weeks GM started offering the Yukon XL and the Suburban with the 6.0L for approximately an $1,100 upgrade. You don't have to order the 3/4 ton to get the 6.0L.