Search found 5788 matches

by star_deceiver
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Broken dipstick tube '09 1.8L
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Broken dipstick tube '09 1.8L

Caretaker wrote:True, but we are now long past the 5 year period on the 5/100,000 powertrain warranty.


Well, it was 2013 in that post. So just at the end...

If it happens today... Well, get out the JB weld!
by star_deceiver
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: My Vibe IS dead!

Well, that sucks! For $3K.... New engine... Another Vibe...
by star_deceiver
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 05 Vibe 200K miles sputtering at 40mph and higher when not actively accelerating
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: 05 Vibe 200K miles sputtering at 40mph and higher when not actively accelerating

When was the last time the spark plugs were replaced? At 200K you should be starting your 3rd set.
by star_deceiver
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: retaining nut rear wiper motor - left or right handed?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: retaining nut rear wiper motor - left or right handed?

Doesn't matter, you're not going to find it being left hand thread.

It may be rusted or galled up so soak it in some wd40, put a box end wrench on it and giv'er hell!
by star_deceiver
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: retaining nut rear wiper motor - left or right handed?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: retaining nut rear wiper motor - left or right handed?

The pic posted above is of a right handed thread. The only place on any car that you might encounter a left hand thread would be on the crankshaft, camshaft, or flywheel; and even then every maintenance manual would state in large font that it was left hand.
by star_deceiver
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...

Hory Shet!!! You're still kicking! 8-)
by star_deceiver
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Re: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice

That rattle/grind is starter related. Not disengaging properly.
by star_deceiver
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Manual Fluid Change
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Manual Fluid Change

Redline mt90 is a gl4 oil
by star_deceiver
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 110 V A/C does not work
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: 110 V A/C does not work

The inverter is located under the drivers seat. Might just be unplugged.
by star_deceiver
Fri May 27, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Low Fuel Light
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Low Fuel Light

Well, at least you know you're running low...

And FYI: This is a modern fuel pump. The excess fuel pumped fills the bowl so that, even if you're on fumes, the pump will remain completely submerged. You won't cook your pump.
by star_deceiver
Tue May 03, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tried to trade my Vibe
Replies: 14
Views: 1737

Re: Tried to trade my Vibe

Vibe GT's (09-10) in Calgary on kijiji are running $8-10K, with much higher mileage. $7K for a trade-in sounds about right, as they usually knock $2K off what they can sell it for.

Sell it yourself, and buy the Camry from a different dealer.
by star_deceiver
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: I sure hope she's right about that!
Replies: 23
Views: 1402

Re: I sure hope she's right about that!

All of the city lots in Calgary are nose in only. It's so the camera car can read your plate so it can confirm with the system that you've paid the machine.
by star_deceiver
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: star_deceiver's new ride
Replies: 55
Views: 3741

Re: star_deceiver's new ride

The Chev's being driven away http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160329_201948.jpg Reverse on the left and a granny-low first http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160329_212432.jpg PRND... Nope http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver...
by star_deceiver
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: star_deceiver's new ride
Replies: 55
Views: 3741

Re: star_deceiver's new ride

Final mileage. It was the very first automatic transmissionned vehicle I've ever owned... And hopefully the last! http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160329_201139.jpg Oh how I've missed you... http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160404_093803.jpg
by star_deceiver
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: $7116 well spent!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: $7116 well spent!!!

January... http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160113_123441_hdr.jpg February.... http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160210_161519_hdr.jpg Rolling over http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/star_deceiver/IMG_20160310_130820_hdr.jpg In theory w...
by star_deceiver
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 110v outlet dead....need suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: 110v outlet dead....need suggestions

On 2009-10 Vibes, the inverter is located under the drivers seat bolted to the on star box.
by star_deceiver
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 175126

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

$0.854/L here today
by star_deceiver
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 41951

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

You're too late for fall colours here.... Everything's brown, except for the spruce and pine... and the snow...
by star_deceiver
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Quick fall maintenance reminder
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Quick fall maintenance reminder

Put these on... Probably before Halloween once the snow starts to threaten.
Image
by star_deceiver
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: GL4 vs GL5 and 2nd gen vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: GL4 vs GL5 and 2nd gen vibe

Do not use GL5, you will grind every shift.

The redline products MTL and MT-90 will work very well for you.
by star_deceiver
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: W T F, manual?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1589

Re: W T F, manual?!

We can't see the image so none of us can get the joke.
by star_deceiver
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: tire questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2680

Re: tire questions

Meh, Blizzaks have never done it for me. Studded winters FTW!

Image

Image

by star_deceiver
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

More power. The little power head attachment works as well. But seriously, your vacuum needs to suck!
by star_deceiver
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: GPS on Windshiled illegal in 28 states
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: GPS on Windshiled illegal in 28 states

I've known it was illegal in California but never really looked to closely at the laws to care. CHP never cared about the racket my studded tires made through Huntington Beach either, so I'd say they have better things to do...
by star_deceiver
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Winter Tires 09 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Winter Tires 09 GT

Winters with the Vibe. I remember them well!

Image

Image

Studded winters FTW!!!
by star_deceiver
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 175126

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

Was on a road/quadding trip to California last week. Cheapest gas I saw was in Couer d'Alene, ID at $2.85. Most expensive was in Santa Clarita, CA at $4.35/gal
by star_deceiver
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Unknown Oil pressure switch
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Unknown Oil pressure switch

It's most likely the pressure sensor that turns the oil light on if pressure drops too far. You've probably just got the cable ends there so it's acting like there's a pressure switch there with full oil pressure. You might trip a check engine light, but you're probably fine. Replace the switch and ...
by star_deceiver
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My 5000th post!
Replies: 28
Views: 1927

Re: My 5000th post!

No avatar on Safari either. :(
by star_deceiver
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Nastiest cabin air filter ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: Nastiest cabin air filter ever?

Well... At least it wasn't growing to wildly...
by star_deceiver
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Scion Im
Replies: 12
Views: 998

Re: Scion Im

More power, please. Even as an expensive checked box on the option list...
by star_deceiver
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: $7116 well spent!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: $7116 well spent!!!

Morning comes early

Image

Finally, a little shelter from the elements!

Image
by star_deceiver
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: New chevy coming out! lookin good
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: New chevy coming out! lookin good

The Cruze was never very roomy up front, for me anyways. More room in the back won't help being uncomfortable of tall drivers.
by star_deceiver
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My 5000th post!
Replies: 28
Views: 1927

Re: My 5000th post!

6000 over 6 years, not too shabby!
by star_deceiver
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: User locations missing?
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: User locations missing?

No east coast? How about North... We have snow, and hail, and Mosquitos so big they fly away with small animals!
by star_deceiver
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Confession
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Confession

60k for the transmission sounds good to me. And testing the coolant is pretty easy so the service guy could have given you the freeze/boil point.
by star_deceiver
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2015 Chevrolet Trax coming to USA!
Replies: 23
Views: 2201

Re: 2015 Chevrolet Trax coming to USA!

My GF owns a Trax. It now has just over 1200kms on it. I can't comment too much about interior space other than the fact that it has very good headroom, being sunroofless (I'm 6'4). I drove it for the first time today. It has the 1.4t awd and 6spd auto. The gas/brake pedal are too close together so ...
by star_deceiver
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Am I blue?
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Am I blue?

Interesting colour choice. Was this an upgrade of the system?
by star_deceiver
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 65817

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

09vGT wrote:19 MPG.


Ouch! With the quad in the back and cold cold winter I've been getting 14.5 - 15.5mpg...

Image

You're not far off! :D

.... The quad gets around 23mpg in the snow.
by star_deceiver
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: $7116 well spent!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: $7116 well spent!!!

Time to bring the bike out of hibernation! Still a little brisk in places.

Image

Image
by star_deceiver
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Best All-Season Tire?
Replies: 28
Views: 6671

Re: Best All-Season Tire?

None of the above. One sheet of ice and you're ditched (at best). Dedicated summer/winter tires on their own rims, nothing less.
by star_deceiver
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Really poor traction up front
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Really poor traction up front

With these tires, sliding, turning, acceleration, the way the vehicle drives are all predictable. If I were to leave these systems on the car would try to correct a problem that doesn't exist or interfere when not expected to.
by star_deceiver
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Really poor traction up front
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Really poor traction up front

The yellow lights: traction control off, stability control off.
by star_deceiver
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Really poor traction up front
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Really poor traction up front

I learned very early on that the gas pedal of the Vibe has a very fine line between idle and full throttle when taking off. Learning how to control wheel spin takes much care and attention to what you're doing with the clutch. Winterforce are great tires, I used them (studded) on my Vibe and have th...
by star_deceiver
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Extreme tire noise after new snow tires - Goodyear Nordics
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Extreme tire noise after new snow tires - Goodyear Nordi

I used studded firestone winterforce when I had my Vibe, they were noisier but not too bad.
by star_deceiver
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: Happy Birthday!

How the time flies by!
by star_deceiver
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: Happy Birthday!

Cake!!!!!!!
by star_deceiver
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Honda C-RV and Element engine valve adjustment
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Honda C-RV and Element engine valve adjustment

Have it inspected every 50000 miles. Honda valves were always easy to adjust as the rocker arm had a simple bolt and nut adjuster.... not too sure about the new Hondas.

Go to advanced search