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Old 06-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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The dreaded P0008 code...



Had my baby, which I ordered back in early '09 (delivered June '09), at the dealership today. I have 48K on it and the P0008 bank 1 cam sensor code set a check engine light.

First time it set I took it in and they just reset it and changed the oil. The oil wasn't in too bad of shape, but whatever. I have run the Mobil 1 synthetic since I got her and always kept an eye on oil levels. Car did not show a noticeable loss of power and idled smoothly.

3K miles later it set again. Took it back to dealership today for more diagnostics. Diagnosed with a stretched timing chain.

I have read other sites that detail the problems some have had with the 3.6, but did not see much about it affecting the Camaro.

I hope the dealership treats me right and takes care of my baby. They will have it for a week. No matter what, I still LOVE my Camaro!!
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It's a pretty routine repair with all those...with a good tech it's a pretty easy repair.
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It's a pretty routine repair with all those...with a good tech it's a pretty easy repair.
Yeah, they should be good at it by now.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Is that a problem to expect?
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Is that a problem to expect?
I don't think so with the Camaro. I have only seen a handful of reports. Most of those were on the "other" forum.

A quick google search does result in many GM models with variations of the 3.6 that have had timing chain issues in the past. From what I gather they updated chain sometime in '10. Since mine was a pre order in '09, it was prior to the design update.
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Got my baby back today. The engine sounds so much quieter. The only thing I hear now is the injectors. Checked my gas mileage on the way home and there was a large improvement.

Here is what was done:
(F)12633451 (Chain) 1
12633452 (Chain) 2
12597417 (Guide) 1
12600461 (Guide) 1
12623513 (Guide) 1
12600462 (Guide) 1
12623514 (Guide) 1
12586859 (Guide) 1
12609263 (Tensioner) 1
12589477 (Gasket) 1
12609261 (Tensioner) 1
12589478 (Gasket) 1
12609259 (Tensioner) 1
12589479 (Gasket) 1
12622550 (Seal) 1
12566429 (Seal) 1
12584040 (Seal) 1
12590958 (Gasket) 1
12607401 (Seal) 1
12378521 (Sealant) 1
12641261 (Seal)
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What exactly was done to update the chain? I better material? Cant see them changing the size of it with out a complete new design calling for new sprockets and gears.
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I know this is an old thread but I had this same problem on my camaro recently. I also had this problem on a 2010 terrain. The service manager told me that the steel used to make the chains wasn't tempered right or was tempered right at the time but since has been found to stretch.
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The chains are "made differently" hardened better? I don't know.. but they are different part number than the original. IF you decide you want to keep your vehicle changing your oil by 5000 miles at the latest, if you are using Mobile 1 is the best bet. If you go by your oil life system and you go 7000 or more on a oil change, the oil acutators don't pump the oil as well and it causes the chain to stretch. On the Terrains and Equinox and Buicks they had a recall to reprogram the oil life monitor to a new software, it was suppose to shorten the life span of the oil life system because it was going to long and they decided that is what was causing the actuators not not oil chain properly and thus causing it to stretch more easily. My advise if you use conventional oil, change every 3000 miles mobile 1 no more than 5000. Just my .02
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The chains are "made differently" hardened better? I don't know.. but they are different part number than the original. IF you decide you want to keep your vehicle changing your oil by 5000 miles at the latest, if you are using Mobile 1 is the best bet. If you go by your oil life system and you go 7000 or more on a oil change, the oil acutators don't pump the oil as well and it causes the chain to stretch. On the Terrains and Equinox and Buicks they had a recall to reprogram the oil life monitor to a new software, it was suppose to shorten the life span of the oil life system because it was going to long and they decided that is what was causing the actuators not not oil chain properly and thus causing it to stretch more easily. My advise if you use conventional oil, change every 3000 miles mobile 1 no more than 5000. Just my .02
Wow, I've always done all my cars at 5000 miles with conventional ... I thought the Mobil 1was supposed to be a huge extender and the oil indicator seemed to indicate that ... that said I did mine at 5000 and plan to keep that way. But, if this is a problem, why isn't the oil indicator recalibrated to something more realistic?
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