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by tpollauf
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?

There's a glass release button next to the coin holder to the left of the steering wheel. I never even noticed this button. But then having only owned 2nd gen Vibes until recently, I've never had a hatch with separate glass that opens! Wow, and it even works when pressing it! :o https://www.silvera...
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: ‘Slightly’ broken front suspension.
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: ‘Slightly’ broken front suspension.

I was shocked how much I had to pay for shipping (748$ total cost) Yeah. Too bad they don't have the option of picking up parts in person. Madison Wisconsin can't be that far from you! But here's Rock Auto's explanation on their website: Parts are stocked in multiple locations and all orders are sh...
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?

joatmon wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:08 am
all your silverado hosted pics show up as broken image links. Likely some security setting on my phone, but thought you'd want to know of the possibility
Thanks. That's good to know!
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3654
Views: 397621

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Filled up my 2009 Vibe GT :D . Didn't realize that it's been over 5 months since I last filled it. So with that said I finally surpassed the 10 year milestone of ownership. Extremely impressed with the mileage. Here's a snapshot of the mileage history https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.ph...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: Oil filter

joatmon wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:47 am
Did the GT/XRS with the 2ZZ engine use the same filter as the 1ZZ?
That's what I was curious about also! I'll be giving my 2004 Vibe GT it's first oil change soon since I bought it 18 months ago :o
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 34
Views: 1371

Re: Crosstrek

I may have to consult with Caretaker if/when my wife gets another/different vehicle. She really wants a new Subaru Forrester. I told her no new car unless she gets a job !!! :o She hasn't worked in nine years and still has a good 10+ years left in her working career (she's at 54 years young now). We...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?

You could always use another forum's site if you belong to more than one (almost all of us do). Since cardomain.com changed their format some 5 years ago or so, I lost several pics that were uploaded there. I now use SilveradoSierra.com since I bought my 2014 Chevy truck and chose that community to ...
by tpollauf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe alternate history
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Vibe alternate history

thatsthevibe wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
No photos or anything as far as I know.
At least there is this photo. And almost ten years ago to the date !

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by tpollauf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Byerscrew Vibe Garage
Replies: 31
Views: 2324

Re: Byerscrew Vibe Garage

She has a small oil leak from what appears to be the timing chain tensioner and valve cover I will need to take care of. Wow. Our Fusion Vibe GT's actually do have something in common. Identical oil leaks !!! You'll have to let me know where exactly your leak is at. I'd bet it's the timing chain co...
by tpollauf
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: I see this site was down for a short bit.
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: I see this site was down for a short bit.

Before the outage, it seemed like the site was slow to load, compared to other websites. Then there was a short period before it was unreachable where I would get a general error, something about too many sql connections. could be just me, but it seems like the site is noticeably slower to respond ...
by tpollauf
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: I see this site was down for a short bit.
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: I see this site was down for a short bit.

Yeah I too was wondering if it was just me, or the site was down. Thanks guys for confirming my suspicions! ;)
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello all. New Vibe owner here.
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Hello all. New Vibe owner here.

Welcome to GenVibe. What part of Michigan? (update profile) I'm just a few miles from the state line, thus you could be my neighbor! Post pictures when you get a chance. Thanks for finding us and joining. Being a member here will BENEFIT you greatly when it comes to repairs & mods to your Vibe! Visi...
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vibes disgust me
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Vibes disgust me

Good one Joatmon :lol: I have a sweet tooth and like just about everything out there. I'll have to look this up, get a pack, and try some. Will post later if I follow through with it!
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Shavings found in oil for the first time..
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Shavings found in oil for the first time..

You likely already recycled the old oil? If not I'd definitely send a sample to BlackStone for an oil analysis. https://www.blackstone-labs.com/?session-id=k0b5f0btl11kqjq511hs5155&timeout=20&bslauth&urlbase=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackstone-labs.net%2FBstone%2F%28S%28k0b5f0btl11kqjq511hs5155%29%29%2F Th...
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Flush Condenser ( anyone successful with this?)
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Flush Condenser ( anyone successful with this?)

Is your low pressure control "kicking out" the compressor intermittently? If so you're likely still a bit low. I believe 35 psi on the low side for R-134A would be close to normal suction pressure at around 2000 rpm. Been awhile since I've charged a car. Almost exclusively work on commercial/industr...
by tpollauf
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3654
Views: 397621

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had all of my "active" Vibes out in the driveway for some serious cleaning! I say ACTIVE because the sick 2003 Vibe GT (not pictured) will not see driving for another year or longer when I have time to work on it. The Honda jet ski is here also as it needed minor maintenance. It will be back in the ...
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Newbie here - thanks for letting me join!
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Newbie here - thanks for letting me join!

This site is more factual. I think you will like the practical pointers you get here. Totally agree with that ;) Oh by the way .... Welcome to GenVibe :D If you want drama then go to the FB page, if you want advise and expert assistance on how to keep your Vibe running smoothly, then visit us here!
by tpollauf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Stable Has Grown
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: The Stable Has Grown

Very nice. You got a steal for sure!
by tpollauf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Byerscrew Vibe Garage
Replies: 31
Views: 2324

Re: Byerscrew Vibe Garage

Nice. Looks very familiar though :o You paid less than what I did for a LOWER mileage Vibe GT with MORE options :cry: De-badged? I like your rims better PLUS you have the moons & tunes package!

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by tpollauf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2008 Vibe Heat shield is loose
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: 2008 Vibe Heat shield is loose

The one thing the original poster failed to tell us, is where this car is driven or where he/she is located! If it's down in the desert southwest then keeping the heat shield on is a must. If it's up here where we have real winters half the year, then not as big of a deal My son't 2009 Vibe GT rear ...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Interesting no start...voltage relay? low amps from battery? bad cables? or worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Interesting no start...voltage relay? low amps from battery? bad cables? or worse?

it looks like you have a poor connection somewhere that is causing power distributions issues in your car. X2 ;) Totally agree with that statement. The one thing I can summarize on your dissertation that you initially provided, is that your dash has been mutilated more than once and with all the on...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Heater control lights
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Heater control lights

Nice work so far ;) I've used those RGB's with a generator before (allows you to choose colors,patterns & speeds of the LED's) and the sky is the limit as for applications. Looking forward to how it looks at night time. Post night pics soon!
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Purchased 2003 Pontiac Vibe New Member
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Purchased 2003 Pontiac Vibe New Member

Welcome to GenVibe :D Location ? Update profile for us. One of us could be your neighbor and not know it! What climate was this car driven in recently ? Snow/salt, heat. wet, etc? As far as your stated MPG, I hope that was a typographical error on your part because 20 mpg is TERRIBLE for these cars ...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 977
Views: 154490

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

My "now daily driver" 2004 Vibe GT Fusion, just hit 130k miles. Bought it down in Florida 18 months ago at 125k miles but just started driving it regularly 2 months ago. Other than a slight oil leak (I can live with for now) and the cruise control which just quit a couple weeks ago, it's been an unb...
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3654
Views: 397621

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

cptnsolo77 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:25 am
New Steering wheel cover !
Nice. Pics of it installed and feedback on it's performance ;)
by tpollauf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working

the alarm goes off Alarm ????? My remote has "lock - unlock - hatch" buttons. No panic button. Didn't know all Vibes came with alarms. I'll have to read up on this in the owners manual and do some experimentation. It's possible that I "locked" the car with the FOB mistakenly which led to my scenari...
by tpollauf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Vibe door replaced - windows & locks not working

Hope the original Poster here got his/her problem solved. Looking over several old threads related to power locks/windows not working, I discovered a new "somewhat" problem with my 2004 Vibe GT, 127k miles daily driver. This is more of an FYI but want to share it with others if it ends up becoming a...
by tpollauf
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT--cruise control stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: 2003 Vibe GT--cruise control stopped working

Reviving an old thread instead of starting a new one. My 2004 Vibe GT cruise control just stopped working in the last couple weeks and not many posts on that topic here so I'll let some of you guide me into troubleshooting. With me working 12 hour nights the past nine weeks pretty much constantly (h...
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Flush Condenser ( anyone successful with this?)
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Flush Condenser ( anyone successful with this?)

I'll jump in on this one as refrigeration is one of my specialties. Generally speaking, if a system is "pure" and no contaminants present, you should NEVER have any restrictions. Once you open up a system and repair it, change components, etc. you subject moisture and other possible contaminants to ...
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 35
Views: 2752

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Great meet and well organized .... but wish I hadn't had to work or I would have definitely been there. Kudos on all the pics taken and for the ability for us to view them here on the GV site! Also seeing how Carey and Nick dropped off the face of the earth (not really) thanks for taking over and fo...
by tpollauf
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: ONE OFF BUILD HERE!!!!!!! 09 VIBE GT
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: ONE OFF BUILD HERE!!!!!!! 09 VIBE GT

Interesting :? . Although I admire your determination and enthusiasm, I'm not sold on some of your ideas. The recessed rear licensed plate in the rear hatch? As others noted ... more pics showing closer detail!
by tpollauf
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RockAuto.com 5% Discount code expires August 1, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: RockAuto.com 5% Discount code expires August 1, 2019

Thanks for the tip! Now that I'm driving my 04 Vibe Gt as a daily driver I'll need to do some front end & suspension work and will definitely use this to further my savings when ordering all the parts!
by tpollauf
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Matrix highlighted on Scotty Kilmer
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Matrix highlighted on Scotty Kilmer

Very entertaining video AND he has a way of making his point so that you'll remember it!
by tpollauf
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: original clutch switch parts discontinued '06 Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: original clutch switch parts discontinued '06 Vibe

Bypassing the switch altogether? Yes .... as long as you're the only or primary driver. Out of habit, you're going to press the clutch in every time you attempt to start the car so it should be no big deal. You're not the original owner I take it? Somebody must have changed it in the past prior to ...
by tpollauf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 35
Views: 2752

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

As this date draws nearer it looks like I may not be able to make it :( The BP shutdown was delayed and may not conclude until the end of June. I'm still going to try to get the day off so I can make it. We'll see
by tpollauf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking to buy a Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Re: Looking to buy a Vibe/Matrix

Nice find ;) And the tint is not too dark. Heated seats are a must up here where we live and as you stated, not too bad to install either. Keep us posted on any mods/repair you perform!
by tpollauf
Fri May 31, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: JDM engine and trans change
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: JDM engine and trans change

Nice ;) Hope your son appreciates what you're doing for him. What year Vibe and mileage was the donor engine/tranny out of? What climate will this car be driven in (location?)?
by tpollauf
Tue May 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking to buy a Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Re: Looking to buy a Vibe/Matrix

Welcome to GenVibe. I can't comment too much on what you asked for BUT I can suggest that you disclose your location (or close to anyways) so we may help find you, or know of one available, if you're close to one of us here! You mentioned no "AWD" ? If you're in Florida then I fully understand, but ...
by tpollauf
Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Oil leak on left side of engine, no idea where it's coming from..
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Oil leak on left side of engine, no idea where it's coming from..

CraigLloyd wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:58 am

Is this perhaps something I can put off for at least a little bit, and just make sure to check the oil level every now and then?
Yes. I'm living with it and just watching where I park so I don't leave stains everywhere. Will fix it when I retire :lol:
by tpollauf
Tue May 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Toyota Parts Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Toyota Parts Sale

I wonder how they compare with Conicelli, & Sparks ?
by tpollauf
Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd WOT like hitting a wall
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd WOT like hitting a wall

added the speed source brass shifter bushing Why did you add the brass shifter bushing in the first place? Did you have "sloppy" shifting when you first purchased the car? The reason that I'm asking is because I am having very sloppy shifting in my 2004 Vibe GT and will look into how to restore it ...
by tpollauf
Fri May 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Fixing up 2004 Vibe repair thread
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Fixing up 2004 Vibe repair thread

After getting everything back together I took the car for a spin and what a world of difference. Before it was clunking and very sloppy. All clunks are gone, the ride is much smoother, and feels much better to drive. Nice work! ;) Where did you purchase your parts from? Total cost of this repair? M...
by tpollauf
Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe
Replies: 22
Views: 2468

Re: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe

Yep. I got you covered :D Send me an address where to ship them and I'll get you a couple! email me at .... tpollauf@hotmail.com and we'll work out the details. Glad to help! ;)

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by tpollauf
Sat May 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3654
Views: 397621

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Great job! :D As of last week I am finally driving both of my Vibes on a daily basis. Obviously one at a time :o Officially got out of the service business after 25 years and no longer have a company commercial vehicle to drive around all the time. The miles will slowly begin to accumulate on both o...
by tpollauf
Wed May 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3654
Views: 397621

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Nice! Did yours fit in the lighter opening without modification? As my comment stated " still NEVER mounted it! So I have no idea if it fits. I like yours better with the volt meter and the fact that it's metal! Funny how they used my model as a put down in their comparison ad :lol: Measurements ar...
by tpollauf
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3654
Views: 397621

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I ordered a 2-port USB thingy from Amazon to replace the cigarette lighter socket, will see how that works out. Don't be like me and wait a couple years to install it. My son ordered me a couple of them and I still haven't installed them yet! :o He ordered Red LED backlit glow to match my red Vibe ...
by tpollauf
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - My first Vibe
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: WTB - My first Vibe

I think I nailed it - I have an agreement with a seller in WI to buy her 06 Base w/5 speed, 173K on the odometer, in excellent condition. Now that I spent my wad on the car, I gotta figure out the most cost-effective way to get from ATL to Milwaukee... good problem to have though! Yes definitely a ...
by tpollauf
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 350k + Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: 350k + Miles

That's some impressive mileage your car had accumulated so far! Fill us in on the background of the car. How long have you owned it? Where has it spent most of it's 10 year life at? (update profile for us) Post pics so we can check it out ;)
by tpollauf
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Shifter Cables Source
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Shifter Cables Source

Glad you found one. Do NOT throw away your existing one just yet. How did it break in the first place? Hard "slamming" of the gears while shifting? Just simple metal fatigue where something broke? Post pics of the damage if possible. I'm curious for a couple reasons. One I own the exact car/year/eng...
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