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by runningslow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introducing the lemon vibe
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Introducing the lemon vibe

Frosty sent me a PM, and mentioned that the engine also revs to 7000. This lines up with my theory that the engine/transmission are from an MR2, which redlines at 7000. Is the intake manifold plastic or aluminum? Yeah, but he just claimed the engine and trans are original? So..? In my quick searchi...
by runningslow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introducing the lemon vibe
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Introducing the lemon vibe

Yeah, I need to see pics, especially of the engine bay. Not trying to be rude, but I really don't believe most of your story. If you have an '04 Vibe that's FWD with its original engine and an automatic transmission, then it must be a Base with the 1ZZ-FE (1.8L VVT-i) and the 4-speed A246E transmiss...
by runningslow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introducing the lemon vibe
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Introducing the lemon vibe

A car with that many miles is by no means a lemon. The Vibe is one of the most reliable cars that GM never built. Its entirely possible that's the drivetrain out of an '03 Matrix XRS. There were a few made in '03 that had the auto-tragic transmission, though most had the C60 6-speed manual. *All* 03...
by runningslow
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - 2008 Vibe Door Panel (Front Drivers Side)
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Wanted - 2008 Vibe Door Panel (Front Drivers Side)

This answer is coming months too late, but..... any door panel from an 03-08 Vibe should match. 03-08 Matrix will fit just fine, but I'm not sure the colors will all match.
by runningslow
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: '08 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: '08 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L

Your write up is almost enough to make me consider a Sonata for my next car. Almost.
by runningslow
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Jayveezy's 2004 Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Jayveezy's 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Nice looking Vibe. I've always been a fan of Lava... had an '06 Base that color. The photo upload limit is something like 1 MB per image and 3 pics per post. For my recent posts with pics, I've resized the images with picresize.com to 1280px wide and it usually does the trick. Plenty of people used ...
by runningslow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Vibe meet up
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Vibe meet up

I often see people here get redirected to there, and the mods and admins here don't mind, so I guess I'm missing out on a bunch I didn't know GenVibe in the good old days, since I only came around in 2013, but it was definitely slowing down by then. So, take my opinion as that of latecomer to the f...
by runningslow
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: TireToast's 2009 Vibe GT | The TireToaster Mk II
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: TireToast's 2009 Vibe GT | The TireToaster Mk II

Congrats on passing your exam. What made ya switch from mechanical to civil engineering. Sorry, just saw you responded. :shock: Its just where my career has taken me. My first job out of college was in the construction industry, designing doors for aircraft hangars. They thought they wanted a ME, b...
by runningslow
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member. 09 GT Manual Dark Gray
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: New member. 09 GT Manual Dark Gray

I have an old Facebook profile and I'll use that to join the Facebook group. Welcome to GenVibe :D Don't get too involved over there in the Facebook world, you'll get more resources and input here at GenVibe instead. Other than color, you have the identical Vibe as mine (red one) and love it. Witho...
by runningslow
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tis the Season, y'all!
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Tis the Season, y'all!

Figured I'd post an update and share the story that I posted to Facebook. I got busted by a County Deputy on New Years Eve near my hometown in Michigan. He openly admitted that he loved them, but the law says I can't have them. No ticket. Just a friendly west Michigan warning. The best part is that...
by runningslow
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tis the Season, y'all!
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Tis the Season, y'all!

Shared this on FB, but I thought I should share it here as well! :-)
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by runningslow
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: TireToast's 2009 Vibe GT | The TireToaster Mk II
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: TireToast's 2009 Vibe GT | The TireToaster Mk II

Cool, I want to work in the automotive industry when I finish my degree. While I'm not as seasoned as @tpollauf, I too am a Mechanical Engineer (by degree anyway)... and when I left for college, I wanted to work in the auto industry. However, fast forward more than a few years and I now work in con...
by runningslow
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Soon to be new Vibe owner
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Soon to be new Vibe owner

Yeah, I don't think I've ever consciously felt the VVT in any of the 3 cars I've had with it. Lift on the other hand.. I definitely notice that, but I'm still not quite comfortable revving my car that high. 20 years of conditioning to shift at 3-4000k.... Nope! Lets hit the 8200rpm redline! :lol:
by runningslow
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Soon to be new Vibe owner
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Soon to be new Vibe owner

yea definitely not use to the hi rev. if I read it right somewhere on here or the Toyota forum, the VVTL-I engages sooner if it's not at the standard 195* coolant temp correct? I noticed if I get on it when its in the middle between cold and where the needle rests (slightly below half way mark), th...
by runningslow
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member, will be getting an 09 Vibe for "free"
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: New member, will be getting an 09 Vibe for "free"

Congrats on the new Vibe. As you have noted on the second gen Vibes, the "GT" package was little more than an appearance package. I think all you need to do is swap bumpers and wheels, and add the hatch spoiler. Its the first gen that the GT package meant something from a performance persp...
by runningslow
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: photos
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: photos

Can we just upload Photos now or still have to be linked? You have always been able to directly upload photos, its just that the size limit was restricting. The limit has been raised (to 1MB, I think), but it will likely still require the pics to be resized. I've been using an online service (picre...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from a new member of the Vibe community
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Greetings from a new member of the Vibe community

Welcome. Let's see some pics! I'm guessing by an 08 that is a sort of teal color that you have a Stealth (name of color). I too came to the Vibe for the Toyota reliability with GM depreciation. We had a 1ZZ Corolla with over 200K miles on it for my wife when it was decided that I needed a new car. W...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

]New setup: • OEM exhaust manifold (#90537679), gasket (#12589453) & heat shield (#12587497)[ GMPartsCenter.net ]; $196.91 + $8.47 + $22.29 = $227.67 - $22.77 (10% discount) = $204.90 + $34.86 (shipping) = $239.76 • Magnaflow OEM equivalent catalytic converter (#51646), Magnaflow satin stainles...
by runningslow
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT

I think the best way is to resize the pics so that they can be uploaded directly to the forum. As we all recently learned from PhotoBucket, relying on a 3rd party host can lead to issues. I like to use http://picresize.com I'm trying to decide if I want to go through the trouble of fixing all my bro...
by runningslow
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Exvita - 2009 Vibe GT

MacGyver wrote:Welcome to GenVibe! You can upload up to three photos per post, but they must be each 130kB in size maximum.

That has been fixed. I think the limit has been raised to 1mb now. (I posted a pic recently that was 339kb)
by runningslow
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale

These actually were from the factory. The price tag on them from the factory was ridiculously high, which is why you don't see a bunch of them on the road. I worked for GM at the time, so i got a pretty hefty discount (something like 40% off retail) so i decided to go for it. In my 11+ years drivin...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Vibe Battery

All of your input has been awesome, and I appreciate it, so much! I will definitely be back when other problems arise!! Thanks again!! We have the best group of people here! If you're on Facebook, definitely look up GenVibe and join us over there too! Unfortunately, activity around here has greatly...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 882
Views: 124994

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I'm currently sitting at about 153k miles on my '09 Vibe GT. I was driving 66 miles a day over most of the summer, and my family have driven the crap out of it. Has anyone ever tried to get a Vibe into the Million Mile Club? There's a guy over on the Facebook group who claims to have 1.5 million ki...
by runningslow
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Can Gen. 3 vibes be lowered with TEIN springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Can Gen. 3 vibes be lowered with TEIN springs?

Yes. You can lower any Vibe on springs. FYI - 09-10 is Gen 2. 03-04 is Gen 1 05-08 is Gen 1.5. Nearly identical to Gen 1 in every meaningful way. Same exact cars with a different front bumper and grill EDIT... you might not want to take my word for it, but I believe springs from an 03-08 will an 09....
by runningslow
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3694

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

These desiccant varieties and what the feds make them do about it are what's going to play out in the future. But for those of you that wondered why only your passenger side was getting recalled and not your driver, it's likely 'cause you have an '08 or greater and the driver side has dessicant (it...
by runningslow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Selling/parting out
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Selling/parting out

I e-mailed him. The car is in Nashville, TN.
by runningslow
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale

I have never seen this wheel option. Were those factory or a dealer upgrade?
by runningslow
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Selling/parting out
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Selling/parting out

Where is the car? There's a few pieces I might be interested in, but only if in a convenient location.
by runningslow
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Vibe Battery

Thanks again for all your input!! Yes runningslow, I do think I need to find a new mechanic. .. The thing is, finding a trustworthy mechanic (not the easiest thing to do when you are female). I may come back here for more input if and when the time comes!! Thanks again!! Come back any time you have...
by runningslow
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Vibe Battery

Sounds like you need a new mechanic. Since they couldn't find anything actually wrong, they were finding some way to make some money off you. There's nothing special about a Vibe battery, regardless of year. My 06 is runnning an AutoCraft Gold from Advance Auto Parts. I only splurged for the Gold fo...
by runningslow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: photos
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: photos

Yep. Basically it boils down the Photobucket holding the internet hostage. :evil:
by runningslow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

Eonon GA2154 that was previously installed in the 06 Base. The head unit is slightly oversized, so I got a piece of acrylic cut fill out the bezel.
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by runningslow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3927

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Unmodding the car. Factory radio reinstalled with the LCD backlight repaired.
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by runningslow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

This picture makes it look so much worse, but something has been sprayed on the cluster and it will not come off. If trying to clean it up with PlastX doesn't work, then I'm just going to replace the cover of the cluster with one from a junkyard.
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by runningslow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

Nice fleet there ;) You going to drive both of them or another family member? Thanks for thinking about us non-Facebook" folks out here in the world :D Long story short: the Lava is going to my dad. I'll be driving it up to him over Labor Day weekend and then flying home. His current car is wr...
by runningslow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: attachment size limit
Replies: 4
Views: 4509

Re: attachment size limit

With the recent events of Photobucket holding the Internet at gunpoint over third party hosting... this limit is all the more problematic.

Can we do anything about this?
by runningslow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: runningslow's 2005 GT

After swapping shoes with the Lava.
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by runningslow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2005 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 666

runningslow's 2005 GT

As it was when I acquired it two days ago. Far from perfect cosmetically, but running strong. I'm going to be documenting the improvements here as we go. I'll try my best to keep this updated and not just post them to the Facebook group. For starters, I'm going to be swapping in a few things from th...
by runningslow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 34
Views: 1613

Re: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)

The fact that this car shared a drivetrain with my wife's highly reliable Corolla is the only reason I bought a Pontiac. Never would have considered it otherwise. I think at one point I was firmly anti-GM more than I was loyal to any other make. I wouldn't have called myself a Toyota loyalist, eithe...
by runningslow
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Avital Remote Starter

So, either I now have two DOA units... or I'm doing something wrong. I prefer to think its the latter. What is the bare minimum that needs to be connected to get signs of life (relay clicking when lock/unlock pressed)? Ground, power, antenna. Anything else? Please be explicit, exact pins. The only t...
by runningslow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: CELICA GTS TO VIBE GT ECM. WILL IT WORK?
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: CELICA GTS TO VIBE GT ECM. WILL IT WORK?

Probably way to late for a response, but no, it wouldn't work. You need a Vibe GT ECU. I think you could get away with an 04 ECU in your 03, but the 03 is the preferred model. I don't believe that even a Matrix ECU would work.
by runningslow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??

I wonder if it has been off before and someone put on extra mounting tape. The only thing I remember fighting with was the adhesive and then having to mes with the sprayer hose. There are only those (8) fasteners. (4) in the glass and (2) in each hinge. There shouldn't be anything else holding it in...
by runningslow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another New Member
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Another New Member

Welcome to a fellow Texan! There are several members in the DFW area, so you are not alone. I'm in Houston. Hopefully they will chime in. I agree about the o ring. Haven't had issues on my son's 06, but my old 03 has the leak. But since it is a GT, and harder to change, it has just been tolerated a...
by runningslow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Argh. Why can't I remove my rear hatch glass liftgate??

I easily took the top cover off my hatch a little over a month ago. I left the glass on the car, too. Sounds like that's all you need to do, if you're messing with the spoiler. I'm pretty sure you're indicating all the correct fasteners: (4) thru the glass, (2) at each hatch glass hinge. There's als...
by runningslow
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Avital Remote Starter

I'm working on the assumption the unit is dead. I've found another on eBay pretty cheap, so we'll see in a few days. I'll test it with minimal wiring first. :P
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Avital Remote Starter

I connected the ground and both 12V constant lines directly to the battery. No response from the unit.

So, I'm guessing its DOA or got fried. :evil: :oops:
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Avital Remote Starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Avital Remote Starter

OK, then let's start from the beginning. I hate to ask this of ya, but disconnect everything EXCEPT your ground (#8, 9-pin) and +12v (red, 6-pin). with only those 2 connected, you should have at least SOME response (relay clicking inside unit ) when pressing lock/unlock on the keypad. If not, the u...
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member Post P0171 code issue
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: New Member Post P0171 code issue

I know you said you replaced it, but 99% of the time a P0171 is a leaking air intake gasket. Did you use the correct, redesigned orange gasket from Toyota?
by runningslow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Replaced fuses and now car won’t start ??!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Replaced fuses and now car won’t start ??!!!

I'm not sure what to tell you. You may get a faster response from the Facebook group for a more time sensitive issue like this. If you're not on their, yet, here's a link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Genvibe/ Are you certain that you put the fuses back into the correct places? I would recommend ...

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