Piston Slap is not normal!
By Ed753 on
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Overall liked the truck and held up
well, with the exception of the
engine. At 16,500 it began knocking on
start-up and got worse the next few
months. I took it to the dealer
because I obviously needed a new
motor! Well to my surprise the dealer
says "they all do that, that is
normal" A day of research on the
internet, and a couple sleepless
nights, I traded it in to a wholesaler
before the end of the week. I take
very good care of my trucks and expect
them to look/act/rune like new, and
hold there resale value, but with a gas
engine that sounded like a diesel, this
one had to go. I bought a Ford.
Buckets, console, AutoTrac 4x4
Engines should not knock at 20 months,
and 16,500 miles, my 1975 GM with
120,000 was quieter than this truck!
GM you have a problem, stand-up and fix
it, I would be willing to buy another.