i dont know how much weight my slide in camper puts on the front end, but i
already have 300# of winch and front bumper on my truck. it looks like
adding another 250-300 pounds (generator and mount) would either be over the
limit, or to close for comfort. :-(
im wondering if i should consider swapping in an F450/F550 front axle.
Nathan in Montana
The dealer wasn't ever involved with this truck so they have no influence
at all. It was all DC. Remember I bought this one used but it was still
well within the warranty period.
You think you were surprised? I was shocked, I knew they would reimburse
warranty repairs, I didn't know they'd weasel out of the full cost. Now
that it's on my mind again, in the phone call I was told if I wanted a
"free" repair I should've taken it to the dealer. Yeah, right, where
they'll tell you it still makes a little pressure or the newer "well, it's
still pumping enough volume." Sure, I'll go along with that while
inadequate fuel pressure / supply kills the VP-44.
i also bought mine used, with well over 99,800 miles on it. i drove it from
bozeman to billings and around town a little and then straight to the
dealership to find out what the trouble was because the warranty was so
close to expiring.
how is that normally handled? i mean, is it "ok" to have an independent fix
it under warranty?
Nathan in Montana
As I've always heard it, it wasn't ever a problem in the past. I think
"weaseling" out of the full repair cost in something new because when it
happened to me was the first time I'd ever heard of it. Forewarned is
I've done a search and looked at five pages of possible info.... not one of
them has a verifiable failure rate.
Tom isn't full of shit, but saying the lift pump is the weak link in the
engine is like saying the universal joint is the weak link in the
driveshaft. Everything has a weak link, even that tow chain that has
performed flawlessly forever that lays in the bed of many a pickup. IOW,
claiming that something is a weak link doesn't assign a failure rate, nor
does it indicate flawed design.
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Nate, I have to ask.. How can DC be to blame or held accountable for
anything on a vehicle that has been modified, regardless of level of
modification and one of DC's parts fail?
That would be like modifying a dmax to the max (not you max <bg>) having it
fail and then blaming chevy
You are correct but you know as well as I that if it is a failure on a
modified vechile, they will not count it as a failure on their part. That
in itself is a problem, as you, max, Mike and Tom can search the web, or
call DC all you want and no one will EVER have an accurate number.
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