Members, I have a growing concern, having been through the engine failure process myself, that those of you who have not had the joy of experiencing the problem seem to think that LS7 failure is nothing more than an urban legend. Luckily, GM and I were able to join hands and sing kumbaya in the end, but it seems that this forum is gaining a troubling skepticism towards the fact that there are some known problems with our engines, particularly regarding the valve springs, rocker arms, and rocker arm bearings.
I agree with all of you that GM is not, and should not, be under any responsibility to fix failures that are outside of warranty, but come on, let's try to be a little more supportive of those that are going through engine problems. I guarantee you that as the miles stack up on the LS7's, we are going to hear more and more stories of failures. My advice is that everyone should do a little bit of preventative maintenance and replace their valve springs at 25k.
That being said, I welcome all brothers and sisters that are having engine problems. There are some folks on this forum with a considerable wealth pf knowledge that will be of great assistance to others in a time of need. The LS7, is in my opinion, the greatest V8 of this generation, yes the 4.5 liter from the Ferrari 458 included, but just like all engines, it has some points that could be improved. Now let's rally around our brothers and sisters and support them.