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2007 Cadillac STS Question: Should I be concerned about the timing chain stretching on the 3.6L engine?

 

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bigmo93, 3.6L V6, Centreville, VA, August 12, 2013, 17:32
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I am interested in purchasing a 2007 STS with with the 3.6L engine and about 75,000 miles on it. However, I am concerned about all this issues I have been reading about with regard to high oil consumption and the timing chain stretching. The car even has a special GM warranty whereby GM will replace a defective timing chain within 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Based on what I've read, this timing chain failure is inevitable. Any thoughts on buying a car like this or should I just pass?

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    PARTS GUY August 13, 2013, 02:13
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    I would pass on this car. You hit the problem on the head. 3.6 has a serious problem with the timing chain. Besides, I think you would look better in a Lincoln. Have a good day.

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    bigmo93, August 13, 2013, 03:13
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    Thanks!

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    globalhelper August 13, 2013, 05:56
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    agree with pushrod,you answered your own question

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