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    Have they never heard of kroil or a torch lol. Heat the shit out of it and quench it to break the rust
    2004 PBM M6 GTO 398rwhp 388rwtq

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    I was ready to do that right then and there, but they frowned upon me working in their shop. They're billing GM, so...

    The only concern is, GM bills flat book rates (at least back when I was doing it). Meaning, they say "job 123 takes 2 hours to do" and that is what they pay on. SO if you get it done in an hour, you win. You get it done in three, you lose.
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    Yea that really sucks. That doesn't really inspire one to do the job thoroughly. I wouldn't want any dealer touching my shit
    2004 PBM M6 GTO 398rwhp 388rwtq

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    They seem to be doing everything right or attempting to anyway.

    I mean technically, you could drill it out, tap the hole, then just run some bolts from HD through, but does that provide the right amount of clamping force to ensure sealing of the joint. This is a stud that threads into the flange to a certain depth until the pre-installed nut is tight to the flange. Then the shim/seal fills the gap, and then the exhaust itself bolts to the stud in a pre-determined location. So doing the HD way might be sketchy and not possibly work right.

    Here is the exhaust side;
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    Yea I get that it provides a locational fit. See you should have bought some looks and a cat back crisis averted haha
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    Just saw them just saw kooks doesn't even make headers for that car
    2004 PBM M6 GTO 398rwhp 388rwtq

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    I want a lift like this. No posts sticking up that you have to shuffle around or bang your door into.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dcarino_04 View Post
    Yea I get that it provides a locational fit. See you should have bought some looks and a cat back crisis averted haha
    Quote Originally Posted by dcarino_04 View Post
    Just saw them just saw kooks doesn't even make headers for that car
    Part of the issue with this car, only 2,500 of these were made. So no company is going to invest R&D to develop something for such a small niche market. Figure only half of that 2,500 will mod and that's generous. So now you're talking 1,500 or less of actual hi-po parts sale. Kinda hard to recoup those capital costs. Now that's not to say a few haven't made one off's and of course D3 offers theirs. BUt they're uber expensive. And dealing with Dr. Design @ D3 isn't a pleasant experience. He's also supremely focused on CTS-V's.

    Quote Originally Posted by baad ls2 View Post
    I want a lift like this. No posts sticking up that you have to shuffle around or bang your door into.

    Oh, you noticed this too. I made that comment that I thought it was so "old school" that they used in-ground hydraulic lifts. This is a new place, built in 2012-13 so...
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    Car is back at home in the garage. Will be re-sanitized tonight.

    They did my second suggestion. Drill out the stud, then use an extractor to work it out.


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    So the comedy routine continues. Another guy has his in for this recall. He didn't have the exhaust issue. Rather when they got the tank down, went to remove the pump/sender assembly, the retaining ring broke... They have to order a whole new tank!

    This recall is going to cost GM a fortune! The normal level of labor ~4 hours @ 110/hr. The additional two days worth on mine @ $110/hr. A fuel tank on one, which GM lists as a paltry $702.67 on GMPD.com. Only 2,501 STS-V to go...


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