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Ellensburg Chevrolet / They've sold me a real lemon

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In spring of 2006 I purchased a 1990 3500 from Ellensburg Chevrolet. It had just had a fresh engine installed. I drove it 3500 miles and it started reading 15 lb oil pressure. Of course I was far from home at a horse show with my niece and a load of horses with me.

I took the truck back in to the dealer and sure enough it had 3 lb of oil pressure by that time. I dropped the truck off the 18th of June, 2007. They strung me along about replacing the engine. I finally got the truck back Aug. 31 2007. I had to break in the new engine, drove it 500 miles with out the horse trailer. Then put on 420 with the trailer when a rod came knocking. That was the 14 of March 2008. I was stranded 30 miles from home so they came and towed the trailer back home and hauled the truck back to the dealership.

I don't remember the exact day in May I got it back but I again had to put 500 miles with out the trailer. So I went for a road trip 250 down and 250 back. Well they had cracked the housing the oil filter screwed in to and I had to stop every 40 miles and put in a quart of oil. Unless I was going up hill and I had to put in 2 quarts every 40 miles. I took it back May 27, 2008 and they can't find the right part, I still do not have the truck back. They said it will be done tomorrow, they are going to try to make the wrong part work with an adaptor. I have no faith in the dealership and no idea when the next problem will raise it's ugly head.

The reason I purchased this truck was the new engine story. I travel to horse shows and usually take several children and animals with me. Being stranded on the side of the road is not what I want to do.


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