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by binary
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe vrs. Mini-Van
Replies: 29
Views: 4001

I found the one downside of Vibe'dom vs. a Mini van...

A rear facing car seat... it requires the front seat to be pretty far forward in order to fit.

by binary
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Product Review: aFe Pro Dry S - Oil Free High Flow Drop-in Engine Air Filter
Replies: 22
Views: 5051

Well bullocks... I just dropped $11 for a K&N filter charger kit today and cleaned my drop in.

But I'm at 56k miles so I guess it was about due... The wife isn't as keen on using an oiled filter so maybe this one will do the trick. Thanks for the great write up!

by binary
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Why is removing the oil filter a big mess with oil spilling upon removal?
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

I didn't see an answer to the OP's question... The oil filter's one way valve prevents oil from running back down into the pump. So while your engine is off oil is sitting in the outlet channel waiting for more oil (from the pump) to force it into the rest of the engine. This type of setup prevents ...
by binary
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Odometer limit=299,999 !!!
Replies: 40
Views: 12303

Re: (high revin)

Quote, originally posted by high revin »turbo deisel in a vibe! someone is getting old lol,I wish alot more of the vibe owners would of test drove a GT and experinced the fun they are to drive and drive hard this car with the 4 wheel disc and big rpms and a stick shift are worth the extra money, bu...
by binary
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Potential New Owner - Manual Transmission
Replies: 21
Views: 2362

Not a bad choice at all. I might have made the same choice if my commute was very hilly. But it's not - 45 miles of highway... so the 5spd is a great choice for me.

'05 is a good vintage. Nice to see another WI member!

by binary
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: picking up my second vibe monday
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: picking up my second vibe monday (tahoejeff)

Quote, originally posted by tahoejeff »i've been enjoying my first vibe for 3 years now, a 2003 black vibe with moons n toons. just signed the papers today for a loaded 2008 vibe with monotone salsa. my '03 only had 55k. the dealer would only give me $9100 trade.can't wait til monday. this will be ...
by binary
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: picking up my second vibe monday
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Yeah, I think I've heard that from every dealer I bought from too... they must all go to some slimy sales school to learn the tricks.

Now I just walk in and say "This is what its going to take to make this happen...x, y, and z."

by binary
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Whats that harness for?
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Whats that harness for? (breezd)

Quote, originally posted by breezd »Nope, no Monsoon logos. And from what I was reading in other threads, I wouldn't have the sub since I have a 03. Doh! Missed that small part, oh wait - you didn't mention that! Maybe slightly off topic - would the OnStar use this connection? Or was it not availab...
by binary
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retread Peelings on Freeway
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »I was not following too close - I was behind a medium sized but tall truck (not the one that lost the tread) by probably 5 car lengths on a busy freeway. That truck braked - ran over it first - then it was my turn. No time to avoid hitting it and there was traffi...
by binary
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: its on!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1321

Um.. hrm.

Is it like a Y pipe that you have the ability to open your exhaust to the pip in the picture and close it up and send it through the muffler? Or is it just open all the time?

by binary
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retread Peelings on Freeway
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

They've figured out how to provide trailers with ABS... all they need to do now is standardize a TPM system for the trailer axles.They also need to make it more expensive NOT to pull over and litter the road with that garbage than continue on down to the truck stop.But in most cases, if you're follo...
by binary
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Whats that harness for?
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Whats that harness for? (breezd)

You got a sub in the trunk, along the passenger side cargo area.

It's an obvious speaker grill with a monsoon logo on it.

Or look under the passenger seat for a black box - that's the amp for the whole system.

by binary
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Ford recalls 3.6 million
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Here's ford's site if your other car is one of them:

You'll need your vin code (look from the outside of the car onto the dash on the driver's side for a silver metal tag).

http://www.ford.com/en/vehicle...t.htm

by binary
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2008 Vibe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

I think the G8 is a nice (I was tempted to use the word "great") sport sedan with higher trim levels available... but not insanely expensive like mid - higher BMW, Volvo, or other sports cars.With the top end model hauling a healthy and strong 6L V8 under the hood, it'll be ridiculed by the market f...
by binary
Sun May 13, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70925

Re: Actual gas mileage (Djm)

Quote, originally posted by Djm »I own a new '06 Vibe Base Manual and haven't managed better than 27-28 MPG and that is dissappointing as well. I don't even have 3000 miles on it yet, and have been hoping it's just breaking itself in. I don't think I'll see 30 MPG or more unless it's strictly highw...
by binary
Sun May 13, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Mavrik's 2007 Subaru STi
Replies: 49
Views: 6302

Very nice car, I went to subaru.com and took a look at the specs - impressive stats for a four banger.I'd get killed on fuel though, premium is running $3.40/gal around here and dropping 10MPG from my vibe... I'd be in the po'house. But the last time I had control over 300 hp... it was a V-8 that go...
by binary
Sun May 13, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 25% Mileage + HP Booster - Aquatune Review
Replies: 35
Views: 9802

Sound too good to be true?Yeah... then it probably is. Detroit have been getting their backsides handed to them by fuel efficient imports for a long time. If something like this could be used to improve mileage on gas hogs rolling around today... well, we would be complaining about how much HP they ...
by binary
Mon May 07, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: K&N Drop in filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 782

I thought those ground wire kits were snakeoil?

I got a K&N drop in, only because I rack up insane mileage and don't want to change filters all the time.

by binary
Sun May 06, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stupid "mod" gone insanely wrong.
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

hopefully all your bad luck was all used up on the bracket bolt.

by binary
Sat May 05, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Stock air box
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

I did, http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=18601

But I'm also running a K&N and removed the extra parts from the air box. I saw no difference in MPG or performance...

But I don't have to change the filter as often

by binary
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: '06 Manual Trans. Base Vibe idle problem
Replies: 7
Views: 863

I notice that my vibe does have a rough closed loop idle - but I chalk it up to trying to idle as low as possible to save fuel / improve emissions. I have 44k miles on my '05 and never had a single problem - and I still get great gas mileage. Typically if something is wrong, your mileage will suffer...
by binary
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: UNVEILED: 2008 Pontiac G8
Replies: 57
Views: 12436

g8boards.com = squatter cash parked site
g8board.com = G8 Forums

Mind your 'S'es


This would give the BMW 3 series drivers something to pay attention to. Mmmm 6L + 6 speed... it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

by binary
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Ugliest State License plate
Replies: 14
Views: 2859

The old Wisconsin plates were pretty fugly.

If you've seen "That 70's Show" you've seen the color combination. A putrid yellow with black lettering. It complimented absolutely no automotive colors at all and was difficult to read at a distance.

Oh wait... that's a good thing.

by binary
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: How to set RPM/speed limit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: How to set RPM/speed limit? (scoot)

It's unfortunate that you have to share your car with an irresponsible driver.Limiting speed to 80mph is a great idea, but not available without heavy modification of the ECU programing. I'm not even sure where to start, probably with an aftermarket chip and having it programed for your specific nee...
by binary
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: dual intake system?
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: dual intake system? (vibe04)

Quote, originally posted by vibe04 »
oh well, I'll figure out another project I can do. Maybe it's time for a new horn to go in. Thanks for the info.

THAT is worth your time and effort...

meep meep... pfft.

by binary
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: maryland Libraries Rock!
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

dang... that's a cool service!
by binary
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: headlight adj.
Replies: 2
Views: 412

ditto - it really makes a difference.

If your lights are exceptionally low, try another 1/2 turn a few days later.

The larger improvement was my halogens were replaced with silverstars... I'm on an 11 month replacement schedule.

by binary
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Pontiac Vibe 2008 - Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 17027

Re: Pontiac Vibe 2008 - Pics (mfivvibe)

Are these official - or just your renderings based on toyota designs?

The Vibe and Aurus look really nice, but the title of this thread may be misleading.

by binary
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: battery
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: battery (melders)

Autozone batteries are fine. I went through three of them in my last car - but all were replaced with very little hassle under warranty (read on though).On the third one they wanted to test my alternator - but I told them I was trading the car in a few weeks, so they didn't bother. So I don't know i...
by binary
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: battery
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

red top is better for a car, yellow top is a deep cycle which (when completely exhausted) will be very difficult for your alternator to recharge.I was comparing prices and warranties for my battery replacement and ended up with a 640cca Farm & Fleet branded platinum battery at 1/2 the cost of an equ...
by binary
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: New battery
Replies: 7
Views: 922

The new battery is already earning its keep... fired right up this morning, no complaining.

I've never had a battery die so early... I hope it's not an indication of something worse.

by binary
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: upgrading to Vista ? a teeny tiny little hint.
Replies: 10
Views: 804

MS owning the world? Bah... Zune, Vista, Windows Mobile6...

Nah, Google's going to take it over - only because they'll know everything about you.

by binary
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: Scherry2 is Januarys' VOTM!
Replies: 21
Views: 6317

congrats dude... 'bout dang time you won.
by binary
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: HELP! My headlights are out, but the brights work fine!
Replies: 20
Views: 5131

Re: HELP! My headlights are out, but the brights work fine! (Whelan)

Quote, originally posted by Whelan »Vibes use a 9003 bulb??? I thought it would be the same 9006 that Toyota uses in both their fog and headlamps, makes changing bulbs a lot easier.Fogs are 9006, Headlights are 9003 - on both cars.And yep - my silverstars died almost 12 months after installation - ...
by binary
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

lol - I saw that, but it didn't click until you mentioned that. Good show!

I've been watching them on Monday - then downloading the divx files the next day... long live the internet.

by binary
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: New battery
Replies: 7
Views: 922

New battery

This last cold snap my ACDelco whimpycell finally gave up. It was only -15F without the windchill... And it's only 1.5 years old with 40k miles.330cca... who even thought this was a good idea? Now I see why CA folks get a battery warmer.I replaced the unreliable box of lead with a farm&fleet platinu...
by binary
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What do you think your factory oil filter was put on with?
Replies: 35
Views: 8670

Re: (J-freakie)

Quote, originally posted by J-freakie »I just took my hand, griped it and took my left arm and put it around my wrist. Its known as the "monkey grip" and did that. It wasn't as hard as you guys made it sound like. And, im not even that big of a guy.danHrm, are you sure that was your first oil chang...
by binary
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hey everyone I'm back!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1318

I'm with Joatmon on that one - hats off to your dedication to others.

My wife's a nurse - the education isn't near as easy as the information technology fields.

by binary
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I get shocked every time I exit the car
Replies: 25
Views: 4721

I was getting the same zap - even through leather gloves!I grabbed a roll of aluminum tape from work and ran a ground strip from under the seat, through the slot where the seat and back meet - and then left a few more inches exposed and stuck to the back... it's really cut down on the amount of stat...
by binary
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: whats your internet speed... postem....
Replies: 118
Views: 15373

Actually I think this was limited by my network card. It would have been much higher if I were on a gig port.

(This was at work where we have a total of about 4GB connection and about 500MB was in use)

by binary
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: US - North Central
Topic: Frozen Meet 2007 - CANCELLED!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 4698

Thanks for the PM there BC! Dave and Buster's is about my favorite place to go, even got my own card

It's a stretch - but I'm going to give you a "probably not"... but let me see how this week plays out - I may need to get out of the state for a while. :D

by binary
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: That thang got a HEMI? (BADge engineering!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Re: That thang got a HEMI? (CAN-AWD-VIBE)

Wow, that's messed up.I've seen a lot of the rebadged Mercedes Sprinter cargo vans around here. They're identical to the euro cargo vans, but american badges on them. (edumuds did a write up on them here: http://www.edmunds.com/new/res....html )Quote »The Dodge Sprinter was initially introduced to ...
by binary
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: US - Southwest
Topic: LA area: dave and buster's oct 14th
Replies: 15
Views: 3139

Re: LA area: dave and buster's oct 14th (MRCN RCE)

Duuuude... anyone who has never been to a D&B's - I highly recommend.Wife took me to the one in Chicago this year for my birthday - I was like a kid in a giant chucky cheese - only it had better food and funner games! You don't have to be a video game junkie to have a blast.(yes I spelled it funner ...
by binary
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: logo removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: logo removal (K-NINE)

Searching under de-badge (which can throw you off and give you no hits if you search for debadge)...

http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=15574

Scroll through the article - I posted some pics and tips. Drop me a line if you get stuck.

by binary
Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DIY: Cabin air filter, and save more than 70$CAD per filter!
Replies: 10
Views: 9477

Re: DIY: Cabin air filter, and save more than 70$CAD per filter! (fredfreedom)

That's good info... that's pretty slick if it holds up in the air box.


Numeric camera... lol

by binary
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Windows scratched....HELP!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Windows scratched....HELP!!!! (gpk99)

The windshield is a sandwich of safety glass and laminate plastics that prevent the horrible injuries you use to get when head meets windshield of yesteryear.I've been told there is a layer of plastic, a very thin one, on the outside of the glass. Typically to protect the glass from chips and normal...
by binary
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 6 cylinder
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

Re: (Lancer)

Get a nice LSD and some decent steering control and I think you could minimize Tsteer.

It would be hella fun though... even a tiny v-6 like a 2.3 or 2.5L would send the little cross-over into orbit (along with your tranny... )

by binary
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Interesting changes after going back to the stock intake.
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Interesting changes after going back to the stock intake. (BlueCrush)

That's the tube I rerouted to run below the battery and behind the fog light... sure beats sucking in the hot air from the engine bay.

---

What intake did you have before? did you switch back just for a quieter ride?

by binary
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT (LUVROK)

Nice deck... I've always liked Pioneer, especially the Premier gear.

Their expansion bus is bar-none the best on the market for hooking up acesories like CD changers, Sat radio tuners, iPod interfaces, and the like.

With a built in bluetooth interface... wow... just wow.

by binary
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Driverless Maglev train crashes in Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Driverless Maglev train crashes in Germany (kostby)

Don't blame technology 100%... who was the dumbass who parked the maintenance truck on the tracks? I'll bet if his lunch was in the front seat of that truck - he didn't get to eat it. :DSeriously though - that's horrible news people lost their lives because the train didn't identify a threat fast en...

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