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by Rayven01
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor liners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: Floor liners?

I second the Findway option. I got the 2009 version and they are great. Not as slippery as the rubber mats but still easy to clean and fit very well.
by Rayven01
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Cabin Filter Source Update
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Cabin Filter Source Update

by Rayven01
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2009 Vibe for sale $6200 (NC)
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: 2009 Vibe for sale $6700 (NC)

Wow... a manual 2.4l base with the works, that's rare. I don't think I've ever even seen base leather before. Most people would have just gotten a GT! Good luck with the sale. :)
by Rayven01
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: I, too, have some sort of Air Conditioner Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: I, too, have some sort of Air Conditioner Problem

Here's my guess: Got water in my blower motor because my AIR CONDITIONING DRAIN WAS PLUGGED. Easy fix... passenger footwell u will see a tube zap strapped to a nozzle that pokes thru the firewall, which is your AC drain... pull off hose and poke up 3 inches or so into AC drain tank and clear all the...
by Rayven01
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Might buy this 2010 GT Auto...might
Replies: 29
Views: 3777

Re: Might buy this 2010 GT Auto...might

Those with late 2009 models have reported they don't have the oil burn issue, so I would expect a 2010 to also not have the issue. If by chance it does, the general average seems to be about a quart every 3000 miles. $50 would more than cover that.
by Rayven01
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: UGH! XM module, Onstar...
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: UGH! XM module, Onstar...

The XM module and the entire bracket clearly visible in Tim's pic is missing on your pic. No scratches or anything so it looks like it was never there. I would say either your car didn't come with XM after all (likely), or they changed the location for it on 2010s without documenting it (unlikely). ...
by Rayven01
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Passenger Wiper Blade Size
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: Passenger Wiper Blade Size

Definitely not right. Wipers should park just below the black area at the base of the windshield which marks the area that is not visible inside the car. Somebody removed the wiper arms and put them back on wrong. It's very common for discount glass companies to do this during windshield replacements.
by Rayven01
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Intermittent change in the way vehicle creeps??
Replies: 26
Views: 2262

Re: Intermittent change in the way vehicle creeps??

Still weird with regards to the change in feeling I sometimes get while driving though. I don't know if its me being hyperaware and not realising it, or legitimately something else coming into play as well. I'm speaking from experience with an '09 here, but assuming 1st gens work similarly what you...
by Rayven01
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 0-20 Synthetic oil in 2.4 Vibe GT Auto
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: 0-20 Synthetic oil in 2.4 Vibe GT Auto

That's what I use. I don't know that I notice any difference between it and 5w20 but that's what's on the cap so that's what goes in unless I can't find any.
by Rayven01
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 937
Views: 141254

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Just hit 145k.
by Rayven01
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: liqorboxracing 03 Base Model Vibe in Abyss
Replies: 62
Views: 8858

Re: liqorboxracing 03 Base Model Vibe in Abyss

I am generally not a fan of people painting engine bay parts flashy colors but that is well-designed, tasteful and looks slick. Well done!
by Rayven01
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Wipers, rivets, needed for 2009 Vibe
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Wipers, rivets, needed for 2009 Vibe

Weird that you got a mismatch one from Toyota... I ordered both GM and Toyota complete wiper sets a couple of years ago just to see if they were the same (they were.. the GM parts were literally still in Toyota packaging and just stuck in a GM labeled bag) and got identical ones matching the origina...
by Rayven01
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Jamaroon's 09 Vibe
Replies: 27
Views: 4238

Re: Jamaroon's 09 Vibe

My wife's Vibe needs this done; the knobs only work if you fiddle with them. I think I am going to try the 'chop them up into pieces and extract them' method first.
by Rayven01
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Costco Deal on Bridgestone Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Costco Deal on Bridgestone Tires

I'm going on 3 years and 40k miles on the Serenity Plus from Costco and they've been an excellent tire. Still plenty of tread left, I'll probably get at least 70k out of them.
by Rayven01
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Costco Mobil 1 sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3975

Costco Mobil 1 sale

For those that run synthetic, Costco is running a $10 instant rebate on their Mobil 1 6 quart cases. That puts them at $27 for 6 quarts, which is cheaper than Walmart's 5 quart jugs. They have 0w-20, 5w-20, 5w-30, 10w-30 and 0w-40.
by Rayven01
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 937
Views: 141254

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Mine rolled over 140k a few weeks ago, closing on 141.
by Rayven01
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 95546

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Yay! Awesome news Rayven! Great color choice too :cool:! Thanks! Nearly perfect for her, although she wishes it were the Mystic instead. I must admit I'm a little jealous of the color and audio package, but not so much on the wheels. They look cool but it needs tires soon and I wasn't too pleased t...
by Rayven01
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: K&N reusable cabin air filters!
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: K&N reusable cabin air filters!

Interesting. At a 15k change interval, and $52 for the filter and cleaner, it would take 120k miles to start saving any money over the amazon filters, but it is a lot less waste...
by Rayven01
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2009 Vibe Steering Rattle
Replies: 72
Views: 21818

Re: 2009 Vibe Steering Rattle

Have you logged or filed a complaint with NHTSA? I have done so to both Transport Canada and NHTSA about this issue. I suggest everyone who has this problem to log a complaint to NHTSA, if they receive enough complaints they will investigate. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/ I hadn't...
by Rayven01
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 95546

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Ok maybe not so random, but there is now Vibe love in our garage. My wife is now the proud owner of an '09 Steel Blue Metallic 2.4l base model with Moon & Tunes and the 17" alloys, so we're officially a two Vibe family. Good riddance to the POS Grand Caravan! https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5688/2346...
by Rayven01
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2009 Vibe Steering Rattle
Replies: 72
Views: 21818

Re: 2009 Vibe Steering Rattle

Mine has gotten worse with age. It now rattles pretty badly when braking hard. It still doesn't vibrate the wheel and doesn't effect turns at all, so it doesn't feel like a safety issue, but it sounds bad enough that I'm still holding out hope they eventually recall it.
by Rayven01
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3583
Views: 367909

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Replaced front struts with KYB's. They were long overdue. They've been well worn for several thousand miles and the left one recently leaked down and started bouncing badly. Rides like new now. It was a very easy job; three hours using loaner spring compressors from O'Reilly's and hand tools. Tempte...
by Rayven01
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Exhaust Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Exhaust Leak

Aftermarket probably isn't going to be an option since they're usually further back in the chain. I would, however, suggest getting a second opinion at a shop that does custom installs. Welding a new flange on the existing #6 shouldn't be that hard for a competent shop. Labor is still going to cost,...
by Rayven01
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Road Trippin' in a Van
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Road Trippin' in a Van

Awesome! I'd love to do this some day but I think I'd have a hard time convincing the wife. ;)
by Rayven01
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2nd Gen: Anyone Replaced Coil Packs and Plugs Yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 2387

Re: 2nd Gen: Anyone Replaced Coil Packs and Plugs Yet?

I replaced plugs (not packs), but on the 2AZ. Mine had NGKs in it originally and that's what I put back in. I know the 2ZR uses different plug sizes, so probably not much help.
by Rayven01
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 95546

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Got back to the car after a hike and found this:
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by Rayven01
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Kentucky Vibes
Replies: 4
Views: 4654

Re: Kentucky Vibes

For a minute there I was scratching my head wondering how long it took you to get the engine bay that immaculate, then I noticed no GT strut bar and realized it's a stock image. :lol:
by Rayven01
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2nd gen: any close calls due to blind spots?
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: 2nd gen: any close calls due to blind spots?

The pillars do make the side mirrors a necessity for lane changes and reversing, but with properly adjusted mirrors there really aren't any car-sized blind spots. I can see a car coming up behind and passing on either side of the vehicle via the rear-view and side mirrors without losing sight of it ...
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 612
Views: 95546

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Cousins at Costco:
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by Rayven01
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member in need of help
Replies: 34
Views: 2492

Re: Hello new member in need of help

Awesome! Glad it was that simple. So many people still think o2 sensors are just for emissions and the check engine light is just an "idiot light", but these days, especially with A/F sensors, they really are critical to the proper functioning of the engine.
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member in need of help
Replies: 34
Views: 2492

Re: Hello new member in need of help

Exactly wrong. It is both wide-band (Air/Fuel) and heated.
by Rayven01
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member in need of help
Replies: 34
Views: 2492

Re: Hello new member in need of help

Not surprised about O'Reilly, honestly. Vibes are very difficult to shop for. Parts guys will swear up and down that certain things that work with "all GMs of that year" are the right parts, when that's definitely not the case for the Vibe since it's basically a Toyota. You're better off going into ...
by Rayven01
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member in need of help
Replies: 34
Views: 2492

Re: Hello new member in need of help

Vibes use an air/fuel sensor (aka wide-band o2 sensor) for the front (bank 1) instead of a regular o2 sensor. It will always show 3.3v because they measure using tiny current (mA) changes instead of voltage change. You want to look at either o2 wide-range voltage (which fakes a "voltage change" on t...
by Rayven01
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09/10 Vibe: head room, cockpit feel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: 09/10 Vibe: head room, cockpit feel?

Weird. I wouldn't think the difference would be noticeable with only 4HP and 3-6 ft/lb torque between the two, especially since the 09 is heavier. What's huge in the 2.4l is the low end torque.
by Rayven01
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09/10 Vibe: head room, cockpit feel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: 09/10 Vibe: head room, cockpit feel?

Easiest way is the wheels, as long as they're stock. Check this post for the different wheels: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=40003 The other ways are the shifter (2.4l has a full paddle-shift while 1.8l just has D and 2/low gears), rear brakes (2.4l has disk, 1.8l has drum) a...
by Rayven01
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09/10 Vibe: head room, cockpit feel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: 09/10 Vibe: head room, cockpit feel?

I would bet money that it was a base model with the 2.4l engine upgrade (like mine), and the sales guy just assumed since it was a 'base' model it had the 'base' engine. I see this all the time on dealership used Vibe ads with the ad descriptions saying 1.8l but the pictures clearly showing the 2.4l...
by Rayven01
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket

vibenvy wrote:Good to hear! Any new mods?
Nothing new, except I have the findway floor mats coming.
by Rayven01
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Newbie - need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 1673

Re: Vibe Newbie - need advice.

mynameismatt wrote:Thinking about researching some sort of rubber mat back there?
The GM Vibe logo rubber cargo mat is well worth the price for just that purpose. You can order it from several of the online GM parts sites.
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket

Yup, I looked. It wasn't there, just the cargo clamps. The front bumper cover had been replaced and I think the bracket went with the original cover.
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2015
Replies: 86
Views: 9694

Re: GenVibe Meet 2015

Father's day weekend again; that didn't really go over well with the family in 2013. Going to have to skip this one again. Maybe next year.
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 GT Price Question
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: 2009 GT Price Question

A clean GT with that mileage would sell on CL here in 30 seconds flat at $7900. Even base 09s around 100k go for more than $7k here (St Louis).
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: I Found The Best All Weather Floor Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: I Found The Best All Weather Floor Mats

These look fantastic. I just ordered a set online shipped for $82 US via paypal. I'll throw my old weathertechs in the sister-in-law's 07.
by Rayven01
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket

I do! Still going strong at 130k with no issues so far. I've just been too busy lately to keep up with the forums.
by Rayven01
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket

Anyone know if the 03/04 brackets fit on the 05-08 bumper? The pictures look identical but they're a different part number. I'm wondering if the angle of the 1.5gen bumper is different enough to cause an issue.
by Rayven01
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Wanted: 05-08 Front License Plate Bracket

I'm looking for an 05-08 front license plate bracket. My sister-in-law picked up an '07 from out of state with no bracket, and unfortunately we need the front plate in St Louis. I'm trying to avoid spending $50-60 for a "new" hunk of plastic from GM. :)
by Rayven01
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Another recall coming?
Replies: 25
Views: 4464

Re: Another recall coming?

I got a letter from GM last week about this recall. No parts availability yet, but mine is on the list.
by Rayven01
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Derf 2005 Moon and Tunes Deluxe
Replies: 66
Views: 16821

Re: Derf 2005 Moon and Tunes Deluxe

Missouri: St. Louis, Missouri Wow, kind of puzzled by this one. Rust is really not that big of an issue here. This winter was kind of an aberration but road treatment is usually pretty sparing. Having grown up in New England, I'm used to the underside of my cars looking worse than mine does now aft...
by Rayven01
Thu May 29, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 14584

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

I'll still be in Maine on the 19th (going for two weeks). Hopefully I'll see you next year!
by Rayven01
Tue May 27, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 14584

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

It's a definite no for me. I'll be in Maine on the 5th.
by Rayven01
Tue May 27, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Finally found the 15" wheels I've been looking for!
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Finally found the 15" wheels I've been looking for!

Nice! I wish I could run 15's but there's no way with the big brakes for the 2.4l.