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Only Six More Weeks to Register Claims for Cash Reimbursements Related To

General Motors/Dex-Cool Class Action Settlement



Girard Gibbs LLP is Co-Lead Counsel in Claims Against World’s Largest Automaker



SAN FRANCISCO – The October 27, 2008 deadline to submit claims in connection with a nationwide class action settlement involving General Motors’ Dex-Cool engine coolant is now only six weeks away. Girard Gibbs LLP (www.girardgibbs.com), one of the nation’s leading firms in prosecuting class actions involving consumer fraud, and Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C., specializing in complex business litigation, announced today that qualifying GM vehicle owners or lessees who paid for Dex-Cool related repairs must act quickly to collect cash reimbursements from GM.



Under the settlement, current and former owners and lessees of certain 1995-2004 model year GM vehicles with 3.1-liter, 3.4-liter, 3.8-liter or 4.3-liter engines are eligible to receive reimbursement for Dex-Cool related engine repairs that occurred within seven years or 150,000 miles (whichever is earlier) of original vehicle purchase; these repairs include intake manifold gasket replacements, cooling system flushes and heater core repairs.



Consumers are eligible for up to $400 per repair made within the first five years of the vehicle’s life, up to $100 per repair made in the sixth year, and up to $50 per repair made in the seventh year. Those who paid for multiple covered repairs may be eligible to receive multiple cash reimbursements. In addition, those vehicle owners or lessees who had more expensive repairs as a result of internal coolant leaks are entitled to cash reimbursement from GM of up to $800.



To make a claim, you must have paid for a covered repair by May 30, 2008, and you must submit a claim by October 27, 2008. To find out more information about the settlement, visit www.dexcoolsettlement.com or www.GirardGibbs.com.
 

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What is goint to happen with the people like me that until now we have been making some repairs on the coolant system? Are we covered? Are we going to make a new lawsiut?
 

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Dexcool was never the issue it was made out to be. I never had any trouble running it. Wife's car never had any trouble with it.

I suspect that many of the issues were related to either the clay stopleak GM began installing about the same time they went to dexcool or to folks mixing coolants. Most folks bring their cars in for oil changes and such and who knows if some high school dropout put some green in as a topoff.
 

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the issue was the bullsh*t gaskets GM decided to use with the Dexcool. they have been redesigned now and are not a problem once you get the new version. the old gaskets were not compatible with the dexcool, so they basically rotted away, causing internal and external LIM leaks.
 

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/agreed. We just got the wife's '96 Grand Am back from the garage having the intake manifold gaskets done for the 3rd time. I never knew about the redesigned gaskets and neither did any o fthe garages I went to before. I was lucky enough to find a guy who is honest and told me all about it.

He changed the gaskets with the good new FelPro ones, flushed out all the Dex-Cool and replaced with bug juice. The Dex-Cool is/was a good idea removing the silicates and all but it just wasn't what GM wanted it to be.

the issue was the bullsh*t gaskets GM decided to use with the Dexcool. they have been redesigned now and are not a problem once you get the new version. the old gaskets were not compatible with the dexcool, so they basically rotted away, causing internal and external LIM leaks.
 

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FTW indeed! Like I said, we've done intake manifold ones 3 times now and head gaskets once. Yeah, it does smell like new, but the additives must cook off or something and becomes very electrolysis-friendly. That's when those gaskets go to hell. Oh well. Live and learn.

I'm actually a little surprised your little 4-banger has lived that long without head gaskets blowing yet. Good luck!

that depends on application. I HAVE no issues with Dcool in my wifes 01 cavalier. 2.2L OHV. at 100K when I changed it out, it looked and smelled almost like new.

Dry Intake Manifolds FTW!
 

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FTW indeed! Like I said, we've done intake manifold ones 3 times now and head gaskets once. Yeah, it does smell like new, but the additives must cook off or something and becomes very electrolysis-friendly. That's when those gaskets go to hell. Oh well. Live and learn.

I'm actually a little surprised your little 4-banger has lived that long without head gaskets blowing yet. Good luck!
that was an issue on the older 2.2L OHV engines, not the 98 and newer from what I read. It has 122K, and runs like a top. I did a headgasket on a 97 with 147K, and even then the gasket wasn't that bad of shape.
 
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