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by runningslow
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

I would rate noise control measures in this order of efficacy: 1. New tires. 2. Mass loaded vinyl sound deadener applied to inside door skins and floor. The factory has done some on the floor already. An alternative to expensive MLV like dynamat is "Peel and Seal" rubber. 3. Insulation. F...
by runningslow
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Once I get some friendly weekend weather, I'm going to tackle some soundproofing. I've purchased a couple rolls of Frost King Duct Insulation that I plan to use on the floor and I'm planning to get some carpet padding to line the door panels with. It was a tad too chilly for me this past weekend, b...
by runningslow
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Once I get some friendly weekend weather, I'm going to tackle some soundproofing. I've purchased a couple rolls of Frost King Duct Insulation that I plan to use on the floor and I'm planning to get some carpet padding to line the door panels with. It was a tad too chilly for me this past weekend, bu...
by runningslow
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: April 2013 CR lists Vibe as Best used car!
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: April 2013 CR lists Vibe as Best used car!

Nothing to sneeze at! I'm going to drive my Vibe until the wheels fall off. I want to see that Odometer quit at 299,999.
by runningslow
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Downgraded... huh?
Replies: 22
Views: 1473

Re: Downgraded... huh?

The partnership was with GM. NUMMI produced cars with the Toyota, Chevy, Geo and Pontiac nameplates. (Probably a few others, too)
by runningslow
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Downgraded... huh?
Replies: 22
Views: 1473

Re: Downgraded... huh?

I've never been one to care much for what other people think about what I'm driving (says the man who owns a scooter... :shock: ), but I see no downgrade here. Sounds like a good financial decision, better gas mileage and hauling capacity. BTW - what was the Honda? Prelude? Its not that hard to unde...
by runningslow
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183950

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

This was after a $0.10 per gallon discount, but even the base price wouldn't be anything to sneeze at.
by runningslow
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Has anyone gotten their airbags replaced under the recall?
Replies: 31
Views: 2750

Re: Has anyone gotten their airbags replaced under the recal

I finally looked into the recall, and my '04 GT is definitely included. I can see that Toyota/GM only want to replace airbags in cars currently registered in Florida. My problem: I moved from Florida to Michigan four months ago. Any advice for me? This car was in Miami for ten years , and is absolu...
by runningslow
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183950

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

I saw $2.69. I'll need to start snapping pics when I see these.
by runningslow
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183950

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

I paid $2.79 a few days ago (and that's without any discounts), but the cheapest I've seen is $2.74. I hope these prices stay low so that the next time I'm filling up I can run over to the Kroger and knock another $0.20 off per gallon.
by runningslow
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 183950

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

tpollauf wrote:It broke under the 2.80 barrier today :D $2.79 to be exact BUT I didn't have my camera with me for the proof :x

If prices keep dropping, I hope to see below the $2.80 barrier the next time I fill up. I think the lowest I have seen driving around Dallas has been $2.82.
by runningslow
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My random thoughts after a year of owning a vibe for a year.
Replies: 24
Views: 1983

Re: My random thoughts after a year of owning a vibe for a y

Sounds about right. I've had my Vibe since last August. I came from an aging Ford Ranger that had just blown a head gasket and left me and my (at the time) 6 month old daughter stranded on the side of a highway in rush hour traffic. The Ranger had been fairly reliable, but it was nearing 300K miles ...
by runningslow
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 865
Views: 121220

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

As a side note guys, I know someone who has a Celica ( not sure if its a 1ZZ or 2ZZ engine ) that has 385K. Rest assure that our engines can hit 300K EASY 8-) I'm counting on that with my Vibe and my wife's Corolla, both with the 1ZZ. The Corolla hit 200K last year, but I'm not sure what it's up th...
by runningslow
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I guess it was inevitable, really
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: I guess it was inevitable, really

I, too, am glad to hear that your daughter is okay. Unfortunately, accidents happens.
by runningslow
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

For anyone who isn't aware, this past Thursday, August 28th, was the 30th Anniversary of the original theatrical release of the movie Ghostbusters. Starting this past Friday, August 29th, and running for one week only, Ghostbusters has been re-released in select theaters across the country . I am l...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

Ok, second opinion time again... Should I flush the radiator and put in clean fluid? I used universal prediluted coolant when I topped it off after changing the water pump. I'm assuming the stuff that came out was the proper Toyota red coolant. Is it okay to miss? Its probably something I should do ...
by runningslow
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

sideshowalan wrote:Called it, thanks for keeping us updated.

You sure did! :D

I'm just glad that the water pump didn't decide to fail when I was halfway across the city with my daughter in the backseat. Around the corner from my apartment was far more convenient! :lol:
by runningslow
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

vibrologist wrote:That's what the noise was?

Yep. Water pump. It was a long day, but everything is all put back together and appears good as new.
by runningslow
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

Brake job done. Replaced pads and rotors. Drivers side pads were worn completely down. However.... ...when I went for a test spin to start the break in my new brakes, my other issue came to head. Initially I thought it must have been my alternator, since I saw the charging light flash up on my dash....
by runningslow
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

That looks like impressions of the brake shoes. I would clean the sliders, grease them and put them back together. Then I would push the calipers in and out a few times to make sure they slide easily. Do this on both sides. There should be no significant difference between the sides. Bleed the cali...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: You know you drive a Vibe when…
Replies: 30
Views: 2146

Re: You know you drive a Vibe when…

+Even 12 years after production (May 2002), you're still amazed at how 'modern' the car looks Agree, the first gen Vibes dont look very dated being 10 yrs old by now. Just think Dodge Caliber....wow....that car didnt age very well.... :shock: Caliber didn't look right from the beginning... like the...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

Since the brakes have come up, I may as well ask about it. I've had an ongoing, lingering brake problem with this car since I bought it last August. It would be fine for awhile, but then eventually I'd start getting a pretty bad shimmy when braking, especially from highway speeds. Each time, I'd tak...
by runningslow
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 865
Views: 121220

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

So, this happened this morning.

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by runningslow
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

Thanks. I now have a weekend project, presuming that nothing catastrophic happens before then.

Really, it'll be the second project. I was already planning to check my brakes. I think I've got a stuck caliper.
by runningslow
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Seeking a second opinion

It makes the same sound whether the A/C is on or off. Although... I guess that wouldn't matter, since that pulley is always turning.... So, I'm at least on the right track that its something in the accessory drive path and not something else? I suppose I could remove the belt and start it to see. I ...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Seeking a second opinion

I have a sound coming from under my hood, seemingly from the passenger side. I think I first really started noticing it a week or so ago, but its been getting worse over the past few days. If I had to guess, it sounds like the belt tensioner is going bad. Anything else that it could be on that side ...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Bought A Soul !
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Bought A Soul !

I know someone who is on her second Soul... after she totaled the first one... within weeks of buying it. She seems to like it.

Apart from that, I have no experience.
by runningslow
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

You are certainly not a spoiled brat! That Festiva could be a lot of fun if you swap in a larger engine (a secret dream of mine). We have a 97 B 2300 (same as ranger 2.3) in our family. A dream we share. To this day, I want to find another Festiva just so I can drop in a B6T. The wife is aware of t...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

You may consider using carpet padding if money is tight. If you go to Lowe's or Home Depot and ask for the cheapest padding they have, they may have remnants in the back you can use. I ended up pulling out the spare tire tray/cover and keep the tools on top of the carpet padding. Thanks to the shap...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Hi, runnningslow: I don't have experience with the Silverstars. On my former Windstar the original headlight bulbs quit after 9 years. I read the labels of the Silverstars and decided that's not for me: right on the package they say that they last about half as long as the LL bulbs and they cost tw...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

We're approaching the anniversary of the last post I made in this thread. Time for an update. I'm looking at my initial post and I have not accomplished a single item on the To-Do list. After moving to Dallas last February and living off a single income ever since, money has been tighter than expect...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: Front License Plate

Maybe someone cared, but it was ruined when you made mention of it in your first sentence. For what it was worth, I cared, and thank you for posting the solution to your issue :) Thanks for caring. :D I just said that as a joke, since its been the better part of year since I started the discussion ...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: Front License Plate

Just to post an update (not that anyone cares), but in the end I just used to the factory mount. As it turns out, I had one tucked into the spare tire well. Here's a picture I posted in the Vibe Love thread: http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2014-07-26194524.jpg I boug...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe vs. Corolla with same engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Vibe vs. Corolla with same engine?

Not all 1ZZ-FE engines have the same output: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_ZZ_engine#1ZZ-FE Info gathered in a small trip down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.... 1ZZ-FE in a 2000 Corolla: 125hp. 1ZZ-FE in a 1st Gen Vibe: 130hp. (AWD model: 123hp) 1ZZ-FE in a 2005 Corolla S: 130hp. (<--- My Wife's c...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 45650

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Original post deleted
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EDIT: It took me awhile, but here's the new challenge. Post a pciture of your Vibe parked beside an 18 wheeler:
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by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 45650

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

If no one cares that I'm cheating by posting an older picture, here's my Vibe hauling our jogging stroller off the back of my Vibe on a bike carrier. A common configuration when we take a road trip. I'll have a new challenge posted shortly. http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%2...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 610
Views: 85747

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Parked at our nearby nature preserve for an evening walk.

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by runningslow
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: Front License Plate

Runningslow: What year is your Vibe? Guess I'm confused. I live in Texas. My 03 which I bought 2 months ago has the front plate on it mounted to a black plastic piece mounted in the center of the bumper. Corvettes come with the same type mount that come with the car and are put on at the dealer in ...
by runningslow
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: Front License Plate

Thanks for the replies. :D Once I make the move, I'll go with option 3 until I figure something else out. In reality, I'm going to hold onto my Florida tag as long as possible. I'll be up to renew my registration at the end of Janurary, so that'll probably when I make the change, assuming I've moved...
by runningslow
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Front License Plate

Long story short: I'm preparing to move to Texas. :o Texas requires a front license plate. Florida, where I currently live, does not and I'm not too keen on the idea of drilling holes in my front bumper. Actually, make that bumpers, because I'll have to put one on my wife's Corolla, too. I've done s...
by runningslow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Advice:Installation of a new map/reading dome light assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Advice:Installation of a new map/reading dome light asse

This looks like the regular map light, which is attached to the ceiling: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321202373921?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This looks like the kind you are thinking of: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Pontiac-Vibe-...
by runningslow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Synthetic Oil W/ Filte at Napa and Advance for $19.99 BUT!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Synthetic Oil W/ Filte at Napa and Advance for $19.99 BU

Awesome. :) Sign up for Mperks too, if you haven't already. They'll send out general merchandise coupons (20% off one item, $x off one item over a certain amount, etc.) That will help out when there's not a rebate going on, and sweeten the deal even more so when there is. Meijer is my go-to place f...
by runningslow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Replacing Serpentine Belt?
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: Replacing Serpentine Belt?

Replacing the belt isn't so bad. I've done it at least twice on our Corolla... same engine, same procedure.

Replacing the tensioner... that's another story.
by runningslow
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 45650

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

I want to bump this back to the top. There aren't many covered bridges around here. The ones we have are pedestrian only... and mostly on golf courses. You'd probably be hard pressed to find much of *anything* built before 1920, too, let alone a covered bridge. :idea: Perhaps this could help someone...
by runningslow
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: PRND2L

Ok, let me see what I can find locally. Is that the black paint flaking off behind the N?

That's still in much better shape than the one I have right now.... :D
by runningslow
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 low idle=-
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: 2005 low idle=-

our 2003 vibe was severly damaged in a wreck. SO =-recently bought this 2005 base vibe.71,000 miles., automatic tranny. (possible flood car. just found debris in the wrong places). idles cold in the morning about 1500 rpm,s. later in day ,warm about 750, but very rough with steeing wheel shaking. i...
by runningslow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: PRND2L

Zane (zvibe04) might have one for you. He said he'll check Friday. Anything come of this? Sorry, Zane forgot to check. He's in college and goes back home for the weekends, so it'll be another few days. We'll make sure we get back to you. In the meantime, feel free to check out junkyards and such. U...
by runningslow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: PRND2L

KITT222 wrote:Zane (zvibe04) might have one for you. He said he'll check Friday.

Anything come of this?

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