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by dantes
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4427

Re: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice

I finally got a reply from an engine builder in the area and he laughed at me and said drive it it will not hurt a thing just keep the oil and filter changed and it will last no need to replace anything
by dantes
Thu May 31, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4427

Re: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice

well that is the question is it a problem from a mechanical point of view or is it just a discomfort? I have read lots of stuff on this problem and a couple say that if it is not fixed it will break and your engine will be filled with little parts of metal that will ruin the engine and you will have...
by dantes
Tue May 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4427

Re: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice

my 2009 just started this rattle when it got cold. I tried the starter first still doing it and then changed the oil to a synthetic along with a new filter still not better. wonder how much this would cost at the dealer car only has 85000 miles on it and runs great
by dantes
Thu May 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 base 1.8l
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: 2009 base 1.8l

that is the noise my 2009 Vibe is making now. I have 85000 miles on it now so no warranty repair for this baby
by dantes
Sat May 19, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 base 1.8l
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: 2009 base 1.8l

The noise you hear is from the hydraulic cam gear actuators in the variable valve timing system. The noise goes away as soon as the oil pressure builds up after starting the engine. think this might be on track my mechanic friend said take out the synthetic oil and put a 10-30 regular oil in it and...
by dantes
Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: noise on start when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: noise on start when cold

well bought a new starter and put it on and that was not the noise. talked to a friend and he said it was the cam guides pumping up at start and I need a heavy weight oil not synthetic.
by dantes
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2009 base 1.8l
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: 2009 base 1.8l

thanks to all
by dantes
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2009 base 1.8l
Replies: 3
Views: 261

2009 base 1.8l

I have a weird question. I had a 2003 vibe back a while ago and I seem to remember when I hit the key to lock the doors the horn would honk like all of the cars do now. Well my vibe when I hit the key it will lock but no noise. am I dreaming or is something not hooked up?
by dantes
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: noise on start when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: noise on start when cold

thanks that makes me feel a little better. I was worried that something was wrong with the engine :D
by dantes
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: noise on start when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 268

noise on start when cold

Just bought a nice looking 2009 vibe to have around for a second vehicle. Only 86000 miles and is in good shape 1.8l engine auto trans. only problem is when I first start it after sitting all night it makes a noise from engine almost like it is out of oil. I installed a new filter and put synthetic ...
by dantes
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 base 1.8l
Replies: 8
Views: 431

2009 base 1.8l

I just picked up a nice 2009 vibe with the 1.8l engine and auto trans. when I start it in the morning first thing it sound like it is going to fall apart for a few seconds then I quiets out and runs fine. sounds like it is out of oil so I changed the filter (wix) and put synthetic oil in it and stil...
by dantes
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: dantes 2009 base
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: dantes 2009 base

It is the 1.8l engine with automatic trans.
by dantes
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: dantes 2009 base
Replies: 2
Views: 218

dantes 2009 base

Just bought a nice looking 2009 vibe to have around for a second vehicle. Only 86000 miles and is in good shape. only problem is when I first start it after sitting all night it makes a noise from engine almost like it is out of oil. new filter and oil done might have to look at the tensioner or ???...

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