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Exhaust bolts on 2017s

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by dhows31, Oct 5, 2019.

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  1. dhows31

    dhows31 Senior Member

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    Were the 2017 models still experiencing this problem? I know my 2012 had the issue and it was fixed free of charge. I haven’t really been keeping up with the truck stuff anymore so if anybody knows any info I’d love to hear it. Also my ‘17 is starting to do the bad ticking right at startup


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  2. Jho93

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    Idk about specific years but as far as I'm aware they havent done anything to fix that issue. as far as the lifters goes, you can definately put some seafoam in the oil and some Lucas oil stabilizer if you are low on oil as well but the seafoam would be priority. its tapping from a stuck lifter, once the lifter is stuck it starts to damage the camshaft. if the seafoam frees up the lifter you might not have to replace the cam and lifters if there isnt noticable damage to them. what's your mileage. it is an issue that should be covered by powertrain warranty

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  3. dhows31

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    Just passed 63000 I believe. Just over the warranty. I don’t believe it’s anything that serious. It just sounds like what my other truck did when the bolts broke. I was just curious if they ever did fix it. I’ll take it to the shop when I get my oil change and see what they say.


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  4. Midnight Storm

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    I just had them done under warranty on my 16 with 30,000 miles. Now that you’re out of warranty it might be time for headers and fix the problem for good plus a little added kick!
     
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    I’m dropping my 17’ off to the dealer tomorrow to have mine fixed. Going to put headers on so i don’t have to deal with this shit once out of warranty.
     
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    How many miles do you have on the 17? I have a 17 with 40k miles. I haven’t noticed any issues yet.
     
  7. Cshaffer126

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    Idk if this helps but I have an 18 that has at least one broken bolt at 10k miles
     
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    Buddy had his exhaust bolts fixed twice on his 17 in a short period of time. (Not sure if it was the same one or 2 different ones). Also had battery crap out and needed front end parts with only 70000kms on truck (no warranty of course)

    He now has a Denali...

    My 16 has been flawless so far (knock on wood)

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    52k miles, took it in for manifold bolts and passenger valve cover leak
     
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    I listened to a few videos. It sounds like my truck might have a few broken bolts. I really noticed it this morning leaving work at cold startup. Oh well, when ever something breaks that gives me an opportunity to upgrade.
     
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