General Motors Informative - 2000 Silverado Intake Manifold Gasget
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO -- Monday I started my 2000 Silverado to discover that my engine was idling rough. I immedialely drove to the dealership and left it. I received a phone call a few hours later letting me know I had major problems.
I would need a new #6 fuel injector $340. Rebalance the spray across the rest of the injectors. Total cost $800.
Although they informed me that due to the failed Intake manifold gasget -- which caused the problem -- the gasket would also need to be replaced. $1000.
Along with that I would need a new fuel filter, anitifreeze and oil because anitfreeze had entered the engine block -- along with a water pump that was beginning to leak along with transmission service due to the anitfreeze.
Grand total $2,501.58. I purchased an extended warranty at purchase time $1500. -- Guess what? It had expired about a month before.
I contacted GM to complain that an intake manifold gasket really should have a longer life than 71,000 or 5 years.
They disagreed. The dealer informed me that he got at least 3 or 4 cars a day in that required the same repair. A Google internet search revealed that GM has been having this intake gasket problem since 1999 and probably didn't fix it until 2004.
To say the least this is the last GM car I will ever purchase. I have never bought a foreign car. I have no other choice but to change my ways.
They would NOT do anything for me.