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by Vinlandr
Tue May 24, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Remains of a former life
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: (star_deceiver)

Reminds me these drop stop used for wine bottle
by Vinlandr
Sun May 22, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe Facebook Group
Replies: 17
Views: 2688

Re: Genvibe Facebook Group (AKLGT)

Despite the good intent behind it, I will pass.I close my Failbook account 1 month ago along with my mywaste as I don't agree with their TOS anymore.I will keep my opinion on social networks for myself
by Vinlandr
Fri May 20, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Do you love your Vibe ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3041

Re: Do you love your Vibe ? (morbay)

Attention is truly given to stupid things...
by Vinlandr
Fri May 20, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: water accumulating on engine frame
Replies: 2
Views: 535

water accumulating on engine frame

I was wondering about some water leaking from the engine bay.I took a closer look with a flashlight and could spot small pipe ending that seem to let water come out. It almost at the centerI guess its doing its job the problem is that water is accumulating itself a bit on the frame structure and I a...
by Vinlandr
Wed May 18, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This is what happens when you push a yellow light too far... it turns red, then this happens!
Replies: 13
Views: 1860

Re: (09vGT)

I always drive thinking I am surrounded by idiots that could change lane without notice, speed up on orange-->red light.We unfortunately see so many time people changing lane with no flasher on thinking they are alone on the road, or at the very last minute engaging themselves in an exit, or idiots ...
by Vinlandr
Wed May 18, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: WILL THESE RIMS FIT MY 2003 PONTIAC VIBE
Replies: 16
Views: 4792

Re: (KINGCOLIN420)

Bolt pattern is not the only important thing.Offset too, as a wheel can endup too far inside the wheel well or to much outside. Here is a chart http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=41523Center bore of the wheel too, on Vibe its 54.1mm anything smaller will not even fit and bigger might require a ...
by Vinlandr
Mon May 16, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3663
Views: 430205

Re: (CAMOGIRL)

Had to have it boosted in our underground garage I stupidly left the ceiling light on all weekend...My only 6 months old battery was completely drained Good thing I have CAA and they came fast.I could start the car and I had it run 30 minutes or so and got to crappy tire so I could buy a charger.Now...
by Vinlandr
Sun May 15, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oldschool Hardcore Straightedge movement
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Oldschool Hardcore Straightedge movement (star_deceiver)

Attended Suffocation concert in Montreal back at the time for Effigy of the Forgotten tour...I was much into brutal metal at the time.Brutal metal was still very underground in 1989-92, Morbid Angel Blessed are the Sicks tour at Les Foufounes Electriques is one of my all time favorite concert...Ento...
by Vinlandr
Sat May 14, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Looking for larger wheel & tire combo
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Looking for larger wheel & tire combo (mntn-biker)

Not only a matter of rpm but you would endup with an underestimated speed read on the speedometer resulting in potential ticketting if you drive close to the speed limit. Its not suggested to go higher or lower than the stock diameter.
by Vinlandr
Thu May 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: New member, looking for tire opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: New member, looking for tire opinions (Mr_RPM)

Welcome,I know the Goodyear Eagle RS/A 4 seasons are not particularly good in snow but they are not winter tires anyway.Many people get 15 inches rims for Winter and put P195/65 R15 to keep the same radius and get a little better grip.I got Semperit Speed Life for summer, they are not expensive and ...
by Vinlandr
Thu May 12, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Conti-ProContact tires
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Conti-ProContact tires (jasonvibe)

Continental tires stock on Vibe 2003-08 ?I thought they all came with Goodyear Eagle RS/A, at least in Canada ?
by Vinlandr
Sun May 08, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: whats your internet speed... postem....
Replies: 118
Views: 17800

Re: (Adam24303)

Not too bad Upload could be better but hey I am no server so I don't care lol
by Vinlandr
Fri May 06, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3663
Views: 430205

Re: (06pvibe)

Swapped the stock base head unit with a Kenwood KDC-248U with USB slot for my thumb drive. No more annoying CDs spreaded everywhere yeah
by Vinlandr
Mon May 02, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3663
Views: 430205

Re: (star_deceiver)

Got from Ebay a cheap aluminium stubby antenna to replace the ugly tall one.It was always hitting various spots here and there in our underground garage.I did not want to leave an empty base so...I never listen to radio, so reception loss is not issue
by Vinlandr
Sun May 01, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe decal
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Re: Genvibe decal (Adam24303)

They are still available at Grafxwerks:http://www.grafxwerks.com/shop...-1301
by Vinlandr
Sun May 01, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cargo cheap
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: (blademeister)

Back in the early 90s I had an entry level Alpine tape deck / stereo in my 86 Dodge Colt.One day I got back to the car, it was in the college parking lot after my college class and it was gone. Did a mistake of letting about half an inch of my driver side window open for air...they forced down the w...
by Vinlandr
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favorite Music
Replies: 173
Views: 25517

Re: Favorite Music (star_deceiver)

Quote, originally posted by star_deceiver »Whatever's playing on Sirius 20 Octane until Liquid metal returns!!! I've had enough Mandatory Metallica...I would have expected some old school BM looking at your avatar
by Vinlandr
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Consumer Report Rates Vibe "Recommended" in the "Tall Wagon Class??"
Replies: 25
Views: 10582

Re: (KITT222)

Well basically its a Corolla Hatchback isn't it ?But that insurance companies consider it a "boring" wagon I have absolutely no problem with
by Vinlandr
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Consumer Report Rates Vibe "Recommended" in the "Tall Wagon Class??"
Replies: 25
Views: 10582

Re: (jasonvibe)

Sorry to cast raise dead on that topic but did not want to start a new one. I bought my 2006 vibe last year based on 3 things:1) Reliability2) I wanted a car that would have a nice cargo suitable for a big dog3) And importantly that would be overall higher than a typical sub compact/compact.I use to...
by Vinlandr
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 06 07 Fuel Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: 06 07 Fuel Problems (djkeev)

I am also wondering for my 2006 at 91000km
by Vinlandr
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Height of Disregard for Customers
Replies: 23
Views: 3321

Re: Height of Disregard for Customers (jake75)

Sadly its the reality of today./rant onThe banks are notorious for that, much less opening hours with actual clerk to help you (use the ATM you fool) and higher administrative fees.Savings on salaries but still increasing fees...We could also go onto that Green move for Environment or how to use the...
by Vinlandr
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Let's Hear It for Lift Glass!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Let's Hear It for Lift Glass!!! (LedFootin')

Thats one feature that is truly missing on the latest model.So handy when you have one or 2 dogs in the cargo and don't want to open the hatch but still wanna let fresh air in
by Vinlandr
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Seats: Up or Down?
Replies: 37
Views: 8875

Re: (09vGT)

Back seats folded down 99% of the time except when we have some very occasional passengers.We bought that specific car mostly for the cargo space we get that way.
by Vinlandr
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2012 New Beetle
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Re: (lovemyraffe)

Quote, originally posted by lovemyraffe »Now the line between the Beetle and Porsche has been blurred even more. Well being made in Mexico and the engine from Poland is STILL a huge defined line in my book...
by Vinlandr
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: What product to prevent door rubber seals and engine hoses from drying and cracking
Replies: 9
Views: 4216

Re: What product to prevent door rubber seals and engine hoses ... (BadBrew)

Thanks, I will look into silicon, and nothing like an early saturday morning trip to crappy tire
by Vinlandr
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior plastic paint peeling? 09-10
Replies: 63
Views: 10769

Re: Interior plastic paint peeling? 09-10 (vit)

That sucks !Is the plastic interior of 2003-2008 generation also painted ?If so I wonder why we have not heard much about that phenomena yet. I mean with all those 2003 owners here...
by Vinlandr
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Quick question about PCM recall...Toyota PCM's included?
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Quick question about PCM recall...Toyota PCM's included? (Gandalf)

Nothing like comparing your serial to that chart generously provided by fellow viber micbarrichttp://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=42564Here is directly the file:http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1082/ecm.pdfI was happy mine cleared so no need for replacement When we deal with computers and serv...
by Vinlandr
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Among Top 10 Least Likely to be Ticketed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Vibe Among Top 10 Least Likely to be Ticketed! (blindman10)

Quote, originally posted by blindman10 »Get yourself some of these 'family' stickers..you know a few kids, a significant other, a few pets...what self respecting cop is gonna ticket a family man/soccer mom Does that qualify ?
by Vinlandr
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Among Top 10 Least Likely to be Ticketed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Vibe Among Top 10 Least Likely to be Ticketed! (blindman10)

The fact this car is also considered a "boring" wagon to insurance companies is a big
by Vinlandr
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe GXP sold in an auction in Florida
Replies: 17
Views: 3347

Re: Vibe GXP sold in an auction in Florida (petervivian)

Why have they changed the original 2003 front ?Not an upgrade to me...
by Vinlandr
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: touch up paint ????
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: (blindman10)

If size of the sanding paper is an issue, there are these little fiberglass pen to ease the sanding on tiny surface. I have been using a similar one bought at CT last year.http://www.amazon.com/Prep-Pen...18RT6
by Vinlandr
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello, im new
Replies: 24
Views: 3137

Re: Hello, im new (MotoAce51)

Welcome !Feel free to share some details like the year, the color...but a picture is worth a thousand words
by Vinlandr
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: What product to prevent door rubber seals and engine hoses from drying and cracking
Replies: 9
Views: 4216

What product to prevent door rubber seals and engine hoses from drying and cracking

Was busy this mornign looking for some product to clean and or protect the rubber seals found around windows and door and also for the engine hoses.I got some Meguiar for the tire (rubber) but I am not sure if it would be a good idea to use that.What are you using ?
by Vinlandr
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: There sure are a lot of Vibes around these parts
Replies: 18
Views: 2777

Re: (vit)

I tend to see more Matrix than Vibe, there are like 2 or 3 just in our underground garage. But today, it was nice to come across a Neptune 1st generation vibe just like mine
by Vinlandr
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Careers
Replies: 63
Views: 9732

Re: Careers (MotoAce51)

IT for Automotive Software companyhttp://www.carrus.ca/automotiv...e.asp
by Vinlandr
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's the max speed you've gotten your vibe to?
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: (rmckinjr)

Never was over 120 km/h with it so far, mostly because last summer my aftermarket wheels were missing centering rings so it was vibrating over 100km/h.Since I put them back on with rings this time, I know it can get to 120 without vibration...but I am not really into speed (got only 1 ticket in 20 y...
by Vinlandr
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Complimentary Service Card from GM
Replies: 18
Views: 3073

Re: (09vGT)

Quote, originally posted by 09vGT »I wish I'd get one.. I didn't get one last year either.. It would be nice.. especially since I just paid $63.00 for an oil change yesterday!! Overpriced I think unless you asked for expensive synthetic oil.I just had mine changed last monday at the Chevy Dealer wh...
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough Idle after PCM Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Rough Idle after PCM Replacement (Vinlandr)

I just saw that related topic in the Engine and Transmission section.http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=43992
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favorite Music
Replies: 173
Views: 25517

Re: Favorite Music (MotoAce51)

Folk and progressive metal, progrock, jazz.In the car at the moment:Enslaved - Axioma Ethica OdiniWindir - 1184Vrani Volosa - EPECKlabautamann - MerkurBorknagar - Archaic CourseVoivod - Dimension HatrössRadioheadOceansizePorcupine TreeSome 70s prog rock like:Premiata Forneria MarconiVan Der Graaf G...
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough Idle after PCM Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Rough Idle after PCM Replacement (Clerfayt)

What I find strange in that explanation from the dealer is how about the older PCM that did not need to be changed like mine for instance...Is it lacking the full engine power to the transmission too?I guess some other member here who got their PCM changed lately could chime on that.For the retained...
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Speedometer Off A Couple MPH's?
Replies: 40
Views: 7825

Re: (wingman7000)

Radius or diameter of wheel affects the speedometer.Its important to respect the original radius when changing wheel by choosing the right sidewall/wheel radius size for tire.I read on some other thread that someone changed his tires and got higher sidewall on is 17 inches instead of lowering the ca...
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: The Battery Issue
Replies: 356
Views: 93329

Re: The Battery Issue (MrsGart)

Mine is a 2006 and I got 91500km.The original battery died on me a couple weeks before Christmas 2010. I thought it was my aftermarket remote starter but it turned out that one is fine no power leak.Maybe its just our Canadian winter I dunno.Now I got a new one I should be fine for a while...
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Aftermarket Wheel Gallery
Replies: 99
Views: 81043

Re: Aftermarket Wheel Gallery (A Psycho Martyr)

Cheap Canadian Tire Sacchi S2 16x7 Alloy WheelsTo replace the ugly rusty stock wheels.They are advertised as Winter wheels but frankly they are quite nice enough for summer Last year I was experiencing some annoying vibration in the steering over 90Km/h and it turned out it was the difference of dia...
by Vinlandr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Who got a letter about a recall (ECM???)
Replies: 99
Views: 23376

Re: (06pvibe)

I received the 2nd letter in January and even if my serial and lot was fine according to the chart provided earlier in that thread, I went to the nearest Chevy dealer to have it checked. As expected it cleared and at least its confirmed on paper should anything arise in the future I got the proof I ...
by Vinlandr
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Treaded Plastic or rubberized lug nut covers ?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Treaded Plastic or rubberized lug nut covers ? (star_deceiver)

Seems like someone took the nuts out of the wheel covers...I might do that too since I dont use the original wheel cover anymore.http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=34787very clever and nice looking
by Vinlandr
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Treaded Plastic or rubberized lug nut covers ?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Treaded Plastic or rubberized lug nut covers ?

Hello,I just swapped the alloy rims for my winter steelies.I don't want to put back the wheel cover as strangely I like it better this way and some mecanic told me its better not to keep them on during winter as they make the steelies rust faster by keeping cumulated snow inside.Problem is now my ou...
by Vinlandr
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A Funny Story and Does the 09 Vibe GT = 09 Matrix XRS?
Replies: 29
Views: 5479

Re: (houseofbugs)

Well my story is related to that.I called the nearest Toyota dealer when I was about to buy my used 2006 base Vibe as Toyota is much closer than the actual GM dealer who happens to be Chevrolet of course.I wanted to have it inspected before buying and the response I got was sorry you should go to a ...
by Vinlandr
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: !!!SAFETY RECALL ON 2005 VIBES! READ!
Replies: 26
Views: 5229

Re: (petervivian)

I agree in some cases its more difficult to find a GM dealer nowadays since half of them closed. Before I owned the car I use to have a Pontiac dealer 5 minutes away from where I live. Now I need to go to the nearest Chevrolet 20 km away.Also something very weirdWhen I bought the car last spring I w...
by Vinlandr
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Who got a letter about a recall (ECM???)
Replies: 99
Views: 23376

Re: Who got a letter about a recall (RexB)

I just receive the first letter today about that issue.Thanx for the post I just contorted to have a look...I could check and mine is 89661-02K41.I needed to confirm the lot and it seems to clear with 8088 as the 4 digits over 7227 and higher.Is it really the only thing they check before servicing i...
by Vinlandr
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: New Member (gumbeaux1979)

Welcome !!