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by Vulcan05
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Coolant
Replies: 54
Views: 6626

Re: Vibe Coolant

It depends on what you're doing. If you're doing a flush I would recommend Toyota Super Lonf Life Coolant (Pink) or AcDelco Dexcool (Orange). If your just topping off get a universal coolant to be safe. They make several kinds that will mix with any color. PLEASE do not put DexCrap in your Vibe, or...
by Vulcan05
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have been and always shall be your friend
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: I have been and always shall be your friend

Scotty, One to beam up.
by Vulcan05
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Mechanic says my transmission is bad
Replies: 42
Views: 3557

Re: Mechanic says my transmission is bad

I would say you need a different mechanic way more than you need a different car. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Vulcan05
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: The 2.4L Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3732

Re: The 2.4L Engine

35000 miles on my 2010 2.4. ZERO oil consumption. 30.5 mpg overall calculated by using a spreadsheet.
by Vulcan05
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant System Maintenance Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3066

Re: Coolant System Maintenance Question

Every two or three years, I open the radiator drain. When it quits draining, I fill the radiator with new antifreeze and check it a couple of times after driving to make sure there were no air pockets. Been doing this with EVERY vehicle I have ever owned for OVER 50 years. New and used. Have never h...
by Vulcan05
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: 09 Cargo Cover/Shade: Does it fold?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: 09 Cargo Cover/Shade: Does it fold?

Search for this thread "Cargo Cover for 2010 Vibe" and look at the 1st and 3rd post.
by Vulcan05
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Another recall coming?
Replies: 25
Views: 4915

Re: Another recall coming?

The recall letter arrived today (July 3, 2014) for our Vibe. A second letter will be sent when parts are available etc... The strange thing is that I just checked on line at GM's recall site and it said that there is no pending recalls for our Vibe. This was done as I was holding the recall letter ...
by Vulcan05
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil Change on pontiac vibe 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Oil Change on pontiac vibe 2010

Just ordered one. Thanks for the tip.
by Vulcan05
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Please, remove (removed).
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Please, remove (removed).

I also belong to the NT (motorcycle) forum. Those guys are STRICT. If you fart while typing a post, you will get a NOTIFICATION.
by Vulcan05
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Please, remove (removed).
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Please, remove (removed).

I miss George. I would love to hear him do a routine on today's C R A P.
Come back, George. We need you.
by Vulcan05
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto News, laugh of the week!
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Auto News, laugh of the week!

BIG question is, will Godzilla swallow it or spit it out?
Many years ago, a friend had a Fiat 128. I always considered that car to be the same thing as a flue shot. We both now have lifetime immunity to that brand.
by Vulcan05
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: transmission fluid
Replies: 26
Views: 5767

Re: transmission fluid

JL employs the people who failed on their McDonald's application.
by Vulcan05
Tue May 20, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Coolant
Replies: 54
Views: 6626

Re: Vibe Coolant

jake75 wrote:I think we may finally have a definite conclusion to the coolant questions.
Toyota it is. Trans AND radiator.
by Vulcan05
Sat May 17, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: is the Malibu MAXX the cheapest Vibe replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: is the Malibu MAXX the cheapest Vibe replacement?

The GEO Metro was a Suzuki.
by Vulcan05
Tue May 13, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Coolant
Replies: 54
Views: 6626

Re: Vibe Coolant

You're right, Jake. Just got this from my dealer: In doing a coolant flush here, I would only use the Dexcool. This is what GM requires and if there ever was a special policy that arose on something, GM could deny you anything if we didn’t put in what is required in your owner’s manual. Probabl...
by Vulcan05
Tue May 13, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hi, new memeber from Iowa
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Hi, new memeber from Iowa

Ahhhhhh . . . . junk yards.

Toys R Us for adults.
by Vulcan05
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Toyota oil filters
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Toyota oil filters

+1 on Toyota filters. Price is less than discount filters and you know the seals will line up.
by Vulcan05
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: GM shop time for a front brake job?
Replies: 19
Views: 2268

Re: GM shop time for a front brake job?

I've driven cars and motorcycles for over 54 years, Never turned a rotor, never had a drum ground. Just put in new shoes or pads, drive aware for a few miles. Never had a problem.

I'm sure there will those who disagree and YMMV.
by Vulcan05
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2009 Vibe Steering Rattle
Replies: 73
Views: 23628

Re: 2009 Vibe Steering Rattle

"Sorry if you've read this already. I have had this rattle for about a year now on my 2010 base. Out of warranty of course. Noticed the recall yesterday on 1.5 million GM cars with power steering, steering columns issues. Many models included but not the Vibe despite so many Vibe owners reporting th...
by Vulcan05
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: GM shop time for a front brake job?
Replies: 19
Views: 2268

Re: GM shop time for a front brake job?

The best part about doing brakes is that you have a real-time full-size set of instructions on the other side of the car. That was a real help in the old days when doing self adjusting back brake shoes. Disc brakes are a snap compared to drum and shoe brakes.
by Vulcan05
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Battery vent caps...
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Battery vent caps...

First thing that comes to mind is overcharging, causing a build up of pressure in the battery.
by Vulcan05
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Gasoline vs E85

E85 is your Congressman's Sloppy Wet kiss for monsanto and big farm interests! :x Google Congressman Charles Grassley R-IA and EWG Farm Subsidy Database. Chuckie, his son Robin and grandson Pat (an Iowa state representative being groomed for grandpa's Washington job) have taken over a Million Dolla...
by Vulcan05
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Transmission fluid for 2010 Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 6493

Re: Transmission fluid for 2010 Vibe

Just take it to a Toyota dealer. GM dealers have a hard enough time figuring out GM junk.
by Vulcan05
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Gasoline vs E85

Salsa Guy wrote:E85 is a mistake. No savings and No better for the Environment. It's a total fail!
Short, to the point and correct.
by Vulcan05
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Gasoline vs E85

"sulking the gass out"
Wait, what, huh?!?!?!?!?
I read your post 3 or 4 times and can't make heads or tails of it.
Probably just me.
by Vulcan05
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Woman starts fire jump starting car
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Woman starts fire jump starting car

Two things you should not screw with if you don't know what you're doing.

Cars.

Electricity.

Combine the two, and look what happens.
by Vulcan05
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2015 Honda Fit Article 36 mpg overall
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: 2015 Honda Fit Article 36 mpg overall

I have my Vibe only because the Honda dealer didn't have a Fit Sport with cruise control at the time I was ready to buy. My wife has a 2000 Civic. The most reliable car of that age and mileage that we have ever owned. In 75000 miles, I have replaced one thermostat, one set of front brake pads and on...
by Vulcan05
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Stupid, Really, Really Stupid......
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Stupid, Really, Really Stupid......

I lived in ForiDUH for 21 years.
Go back to Wyoming.
by Vulcan05
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: how much can i sell a 300hp turbo gt for ?
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: how much can i sell a 300hp turbo gt for ?

Afraid I would have to agree with the other 2 posters. I know I would NEVER buy a vehicle like that. Every one of those added parts looks like something that would encourage the PO to drive the crap out of it. Instead of adding value, for every dollar spent, you need to SUBTRACT a dollar from the pr...
by Vulcan05
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saying Goodbye to Penny
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Saying Goodbye to Penny

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to rainbow bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine...
by Vulcan05
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Any advice for driving stick?
Replies: 26
Views: 2030

Re: Any advice for driving stick?

Don't overthink it. You will know what I mean when this happens: You will be driving with a passenger. You stop, and then take off without even thinking about it, because you were talking. THAT is the day your body will have figured it out. You need to build up muscle memory, not brain memory.
by Vulcan05
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Obama to GM, kill Pontiac
Replies: 22
Views: 2823

Re: Obama to GM, kill Pontiac

I bought a $42,553.00 car today! ... and so did YOU! http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/US-Billion-GM-Bailout/2013/10/29/id/533727 Much cheaper than if they would have let the companies die, and have to pay them benefits. Besides, who said the government had to make money on anything? They're not ...
by Vulcan05
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Obama to GM, kill Pontiac
Replies: 22
Views: 2823

Re: Obama to GM, kill Pontiac

Yeh, Ford did it the old fashioned way. They managed their way out. No bankruptcy. Ford stockholders didn't get any dividends for awhile and the saw the stock decline to $2.50 a share but it is now back to $17. My cost basis is $6 from 1990. What money did Ford take from the govt/taxpayers? 5.9 bil...
by Vulcan05
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

That's funny, I work in Lake Mary at Post Office , vehicle maintenance. It was pretty hot the 1st few weeks, really nice now though. Not missing NY much at this point. Except maybe the pizza, which is a lot better there than here, lol. ---Frank Go to Pizza City in Kissimmee On Vine St (Hwy 192) jus...
by Vulcan05
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Dealer replaced 2003 Vibe GT with wrong engine
Replies: 62
Views: 8164

Re: Dealer replaced 2003 Vibe GT with wrong engine

I lived in FloriDUH for 21 years. Almost a third-world nation, and a scam artists dream.
Sure hope everything finally comes together for you. Good luck.
by Vulcan05
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OIL IN MY 2.4L 2009 VIBE
Replies: 8
Views: 3828

Re: OIL IN MY 2.4L 2009 VIBE

Check the cap on the valve cover where you add oil. My 2010 2.4 says 05w20.
If you had it done at a GM garage, I'll bet they used 05w30.
by Vulcan05
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2nd Gen Honda Fit 2015 - hencho en Mexico
Replies: 24
Views: 2920

Re: 2nd Gen Honda Fit 2015 - hencho en Mexico

Before I bought the Vibe, I had a new 2006 Nissan Sentra. Built in Aqua Caliente, Mexico.
Fool me once . . . . . .
by Vulcan05
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Dodge Dart
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: Dodge Dart

The Dart is a Fiat. Anybody remember the Fiat 128, upon which the Yugo was based?
I remember them both, and that does it for me.
by Vulcan05
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2nd Gen Honda Fit 2015 - hencho en Mexico
Replies: 24
Views: 2920

Re: 2nd Gen Honda Fit 2015 - hencho en Mexico

jake75 wrote:
Vulcan05 wrote:That's too bad. I looked at a Fit before I bought the Vibe. Guess I'll be looking elsewhere when it comes time for my next new car.
You got a problem with Mexicans building your car? They did a fine job on my 2001 PT Cruiser.
The PT Cruiser is a Neon with fancy sheet metal. Enough said.
by Vulcan05
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2nd Gen Honda Fit 2015 - hencho en Mexico
Replies: 24
Views: 2920

Re: 2nd Gen Honda Fit 2015 - hencho en Mexico

That's too bad. I looked at a Fit before I bought the Vibe. Guess I'll be looking elsewhere when it comes time for my next new car.
by Vulcan05
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

I lived in Kissimmee for 21 years.
Just BE CAREFUL!!!!!!! There are parts of the Orlando area that you DO NOT want to go to.
by Vulcan05
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senators ask FTC to Investigate E15 issue
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Senators ask FTC to Investigate E15 issue

From 1995 through 2009, the "honorable" Sen. Grassley has received $263,635 in USDA subsidies for corn, soybean and oats. His son, Robin, has received $783,548. His grandson, Patrick, who is an Iowa legislator (guess who's being groomed to replace grandpa?) has received $12,717. Anti welfare, anti f...
by Vulcan05
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe Owner! 3rd GM Car
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: New Vibe Owner! 3rd GM Car

Fog light? Pass. Have used mine maybe 3 times in 4 years. They were on the car, but I would never take the time and money to install them.
by Vulcan05
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Where can i get power in the back seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Where can i get power in the back seat?

I saw the post header and my first thought was, "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." :D
by Vulcan05
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Regular unleaded 87 vs mid grade 89 vs premium??
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Regular unleaded 87 vs mid grade 89 vs premium??

Click on this link, go down a couple of paragraphs to "Octane Facts". It says "High octane gasoline burns slower than low octane gasoline. The slow burn prevents engine knock when cylinder pressures are high." http://mn.gov/commerce/weights-and-measures/images/OctaneFacts.pdf" onclick="window.open(t...
by Vulcan05
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Regular unleaded 87 vs mid grade 89 vs premium??
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Regular unleaded 87 vs mid grade 89 vs premium??

Here's some food for thought. Charles Grassley is a senator from Iowa. He is on the farm committee. Chuck, his son Robin and grandson Pat (who is in the Iowa legislature....see a pattern developing here?) own farmland. Between the three of them, they have taken over ONE MILLION TAX DOLLARS from the ...
by Vulcan05
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Regular unleaded 87 vs mid grade 89 vs premium??
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Regular unleaded 87 vs mid grade 89 vs premium??

The higher the octane the SLOWER it burns. Any power gain is strictly imaginary.
by Vulcan05
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Question about Seafoam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Question about Seafoam?

One possibility is oil leaking past the valve stem seals. Unless it is REALLY bad, it's cheaper to add a little oil than it is to replace the seals.
by Vulcan05
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What to Do about Engine Sludge
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: What to Do about Engine Sludge

Since the AC clutch is not lubricated in any way, I fail to see the connection. The post-lockup oil change was not needed.
by Vulcan05
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Nissan Note website
Replies: 15
Views: 1484

Re: 2014 Nissan Note website

I had a new Nissan once. A 2005 Sentra.

That's why I now have a (Toyota) Vibe.