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- Jan 14, 2011
Congrats on having an apprentice Chris - world needs to get back to those relationshipsUpdate on the 2011 Denali Yukon XL, The #7 Intake Lifter was spinning in it's bore from a broken Lifter Guide Tray. Thankfully....The Camshaft is no worse for wear & was able to swap the 8 Lifters & the 2 Trays on that bank out for low mileage used ones.
Actually.....I had my "new hire" 2 year apprentice mechanic do the work on this one. Very proud of him for taking instruction & NOT complaining about working on a Saturday. He doesn't know he made $300 today.
Congrats on having an apprentice Chris - world needs to get back to those relationships
I can't tell you how many guys came to our diesel generator shop over the years saying they went to Colorado Diesel. I'm sure it's a fine school. I never had one person come from there that worked out.I agree 110%, That's how I got started in the industry instead of attending a Vocational/Trade school.....Not that there's anything wrong with trade school as it does lay some ground work that has to be learned the hard way in the field.
The issue lies with these kids thinking they'll be top dog in any shop just because they dropped $50-80,000 at a big name trade school. How much of the curriculum is actually absorbed by kids that probably didn't do that well in High School? Why are only the lowest achievers pushed toward Trades?
Interesting thread! A few questions if you don't mind:
- what's the mileage on these two engines?
- how much does a repair of this sort cost?
- performance improvement from the replacement/upgrade parts?
Yes they are that expensive. You get a good deal on SnapOn, but you don't leave with tools for the most part. I went to Santa Barbara City College and took the automotive program there instead of going to UTI. It was cheaper than high school (went to Catholic school) and I have done well since even though I work in parts.love these posts - and great to hear about guys paying it forward to the next generation.
not to go off topic - are trade schools really $50-80k? I had no idea - do they leave with tools?
I second the interesting thread! Photos are great! Amazing resolution!
From what I have read, the dreaded lifter/bent pushrod issue still hounds GM to this day. I've read forums when even the new DFM (dynamic fuel management) has had issues. Possibly linked to batches of sub par lifters in conjunction with DFM. When I bought my '21 5.3 Silverado I made sure it's mfg date was later than what GM published as the suspect date range for the defective lifters. Also due to the chip shortage issue, mine has the DFM system disabled. Some have told me this makes my tuck more sellable in the future? Who knows?