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I had mine changed out on Friday and I didn’t get the low level warning but I had to add about a quart after it cooled down when I got home. If it keeps going down I will take it back.
 

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I have a home made tool to remove air from the system but there are commercial versions available like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-24444-Cooling-System-Refiller/dp/B01BW39HJS/ref=sr_1_4?crid=35N649UDVPGRD&keywords=airlift+coolant+refill+tool&qid=1577158873&sprefix=air+lift+coolant%2Caps%2C286&sr=8-4

It sucks the air out of the system and then the vacuum in the system sucks coolant from the bottle of antifreeze into the engine. It is faster than any other method and it is sure. It also checks for leaks at the same time because if you don't get the expected vacuum it means something is leaking in. It absolutely eliminates air pockets because there is hardly any air left in the system when it gets done.

Very often it will be completely full right up to the filler neck when I take the tool off the vehicle. The only real problem is that the cooling system needs to be fairly empty when you start because if it isn't you can get a lot of antifreeze spray and it takes forever to get a good vacuum.

There is really no excuse for the dealership to not get the system totally full from the start.
 

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Im in CT and have yet to get my block heater replaced. Ive called a few dealers in the area, and every time its the same thing "we dont have parts". Regarding coolant purging, im dealing with this now because of something different, and getting the air out is being a real PIA, maybe i need to invest in the tool the misterwizard mentioned.
 

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Im in CT and have yet to get my block heater replaced. Ive called a few dealers in the area, and every time its the same thing "we dont have parts". Regarding coolant purging, im dealing with this now because of something different, and getting the air out is being a real PIA, maybe i need to invest in the tool the misterwizard mentioned.
Well, your are between the Great Lakes and the gulf stream, south of the northern tier of states and probably relatively low. Maybe they think you don't really need it. And they are probably right but that is beside the point. You paid for it, you should have it when you want it. I bet they think you don't have the where-with-all to make much of a stink. Perhaps you should call your state consumer protection agency. https://portal.ct.gov/DCP
 

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Well, your are between the Great Lakes and the gulf stream, south of the northern tier of states and probably relatively low. Maybe they think you don't really need it. And they are probably right but that is beside the point. You paid for it, you should have it when you want it. I bet they think you don't have the where-with-all to make much of a stink. Perhaps you should call your state consumer protection agency. https://portal.ct.gov/DCP
Thanks for the tip, mizterwizard - i'll definitely give them a shout.
 

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So I came into my CA dealer after having a dealer in NM cut the cord 5 months ago. He says there is no active recall on my truck only vehicles registered in Canada, and select Northern states are eligible for the replacement. Told him I am driving vehicle to Alaska at end of month — did not make a difference. Escalating to the warranty police. Anyone else have this issue?


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So I came into my CA dealer after having a dealer in NM cut the cord 5 months ago. He says there is no active recall on my truck only vehicles registered in Canada, and select Northern states are eligible for the replacement. Told him I am driving vehicle to Alaska at end of month — did not make a difference. Escalating to the warranty police. Anyone else have this issue?
My issue is just getting the darn thing. Dealer hacked of my cord months ago and I haven't heard a word since. It's getting real cold in NJ now so I called them to ask what the status was. After getting transferred twice I ended up with someone who didn't even seem aware of the recall but told me she would find out and get back. Three days later still crickets.
 

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So I came into my CA dealer after having a dealer in NM cut the cord 5 months ago. He says there is no active recall on my truck only vehicles registered in Canada, and select Northern states are eligible for the replacement. Told him I am driving vehicle to Alaska at end of month — did not make a difference. Escalating to the warranty police. Anyone else have this issue?


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It seems like it is done as 2 recalls.

First one just to disable the system -- so it won't start a fire. And so they can sell it if it was on a lot at the time of the recall issue.

2nd recall (or a least another notice) notice when parts are assigned. so it actually gets fixed.
If it doesn't have parts assigned, probably doesn't (yet) show as outstanding work required.
 

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Just returned from my dealer after doing it's first oil change. Last time i had the truck in for service the parts were ordered for the recall when I asked about them he told me parts were cancelled by GM and said that only northern states were getting the parts.my block heater recall is also not active recall so it's like they are trying to hide something. May just attempt to order the parts myself and see what happens.
 

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So after several days and no reply from the dealer I called again. Spoke to someone in parts that said "GM is only shipping cords to zone 1 states". Apparently that's GM-speak for states it feels get cold weather like New England, Dakota's, Montana, etc. NY is one of them but NJ - where I live - is not. Last night it went down to the low teens and with the wind chill it was about 5. That's not considered cold? 'dunno;
 

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So after several days and no reply from the dealer I called again. Spoke to someone in parts that said "GM is only shipping cords to zone 1 states". Apparently that's GM-speak for states it feels get cold weather like New England, Dakota's, Montana, etc. NY is one of them but NJ - where I live - is not. Last night it went down to the low teens and with the wind chill it was about 5. That's not considered cold? <img src="http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/confused/confused0082.gif" border="0" alt="" title="confused0082" class="inlineimg" />
GM says they dont need to be plugged in until the temperature reaches like 0 or 20 below if I remember correctly
 

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GM says they dont need to be plugged in until the temperature reaches like 0 or 20 below if I remember correctly
I'm looking for longevity though. The first few seconds after starting an engine are the most damaging. Make it a high compression oil burner in cold weather and you get even more wear. My guess is GM is focused on making sure the updated parts are in new vehicles and leaving existing owners out in the cold (no pun intended).
 

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I had mine changed out on Friday and I didn’t get the low level warning but I had to add about a quart after it cooled down when I got home. If it keeps going down I will take it back.
You may need it tonight. Temps down in the 30's and 40's around Lake O.
 

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So if the cord is routed between the air filter & headlight does that mean the block heater has been replaced? My son just picked up a new 2019 on the weekend & that's where the cord was located, not in the usual area all bundled up.
 

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So if the cord is routed between the air filter & headlight does that mean the block heater has been replaced? My son just picked up a new 2019 on the weekend & that's where the cord was located, not in the usual area all bundled up.
If new means new from a dealer rather than just new to him then if it has a cord, then it is updated.
 

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Anybody outside of the cold weather states heard anything about when their dealer will have parts to make the repair? I was in northern New Hampshire about 2 weeks ago snowmobiling and it was -24 the morning I was supposed to leave. Even with copious amounts of fuel additive with each fill up the truck refused to start. Fortunately we were able to get it inside a building and warm it up and our departure was only delayed by half a day. Needless to say never shut it off til we got back to PA.

Stay low and don't lose the wall

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Anybody outside of the cold weather states heard anything about when their dealer will have parts to make the repair? I was in northern New Hampshire about 2 weeks ago snowmobiling and it was -24 the morning I was supposed to leave. Even with copious amounts of fuel additive with each fill up the truck refused to start. Fortunately we were able to get it inside a building and warm it up and our departure was only delayed by half a day. Needless to say never shut it off til we got back to PA.

Stay low and don't lose the wall

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Still not doing them here in NH and northern MA.
 
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