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by hotbug1776
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

hmm.....573 miles..lol. decision, decisions. I could save a small fortune if I drove the wife's 2010 Civic :? 591 miles for me & I will be towing a Boler camper. Come on you know you wanna! DOOOO it it was a blast last year ! I am hoping to caravan with some... Any takers? I am in Toronto & looks l...
by hotbug1776
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

9h 30min only the hardcore will attend LOL

I'm hardcore... getting ready as I type this.
I just need the host hotel info.
by hotbug1776
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Head bolts stripping out of the block? Please Help.
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Head bolts stripping out of the block? Please Help.

Have whatever machine shop you use Heli-coil the head. they drill, tap, and put steel inserts in the aluminum holes so they should never strip out again. It's not an expensive thing to have done for a large amount of insurance.
by hotbug1776
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Cruze Diesel
Replies: 24
Views: 2180

Re: Cruze Diesel

Anything new diesel is a waste, you can't even burn fry oil in them any more. Plus you have to carry a bucket of pee with you now. eww
by hotbug1776
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Her name is "Sexy". (2009 Vibe GT)
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: Her name is "Sexy". (2009 Vibe GT)

So, that means the vibe is a TARDIS?!?!?!

sweet mother!!!

Awesome
by hotbug1776
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Recall Alert: 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Recall Alert: 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe

Well, I just called Pontiac, and, I'm not on the list, so far. The nice lady asked for my mileage, and said GM would get a hold of me if I was added in the future. I'm thinking this recall is just a bad lot recall, parts made on the last day before a long weekend or after a long weekend. LOL I guess...
by hotbug1776
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: MWR Short shifter install and review
Replies: 32
Views: 6412

Re: MWR Short shifter install and review

I do love mine, rpm's don't get to drop, which makes for more linear boost with the supercharger.
by hotbug1776
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: 04 GM Supercharger Instruction Sheet Help
Replies: 11
Views: 9355

Re: 04 GM Supercharger Instruction Sheet Help

subter wrote:Appreciate the instruction links. Exactly what I needed. So if my S/C ecu is fried my options are original TRD ecu or unichip? Found a unichip for just over $500. Would that be my best option?
Or emanage from greddy. Actually, there are a few more options as well.
by hotbug1776
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: 04 GM Supercharger Instruction Sheet Help
Replies: 11
Views: 9355

Re: 04 GM Supercharger Instruction Sheet Help

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by hotbug1776
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine idling high and low on warmup
Replies: 22
Views: 4916

Re: Engine idling high and low on warmup

And the intake may have been the culprit. Seeing as I put a new gasket on with copper sealant (not the spray on like was in the install manual). Could you clarify what you mean by "the intake may have been the culprit"? It sounds as though when you replaced the throttle body gasket the surging pers...
by hotbug1776
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe is finally paid off !!! Can I lower my insurance ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2168

Re: Vibe is finally paid off !!! Can I lower my insurance ?

Congrats on paying it off :D And even more congrats that you're making a smart move by keeping it for at least another FIVE years! H E L L why not go for even longer if it is good to you ;) Keep some form of insurance just to cover your A S S in the event something tragic happens. Enjoy the ride ev...
by hotbug1776
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe is finally paid off !!! Can I lower my insurance ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2168

Re: Vibe is finally paid off !!! Can I lower my insurance ?

Mine is sitting on almost 200k miles and I run the highest coverage allowed, $100 deducible, every little option allowed. I have as much on my car as my wife has on her brand new car.

It's mostly a personal preference.
by hotbug1776
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reproduction Spoilers not bad
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: Reproduction Spoilers not bad

I just want to know if this becomes a major pain when getting into the driveway or steep entrance. I hated that about my Sunfire. Scraping the front bumper wherever I went. I wouldn't want to rip one of these off being lowered.
by hotbug1776
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Chevy Sonic....
Replies: 19
Views: 2198

Re: Chevy Sonic....

What do you think of the Sonic LTZ with the 1.4l Turbo? How does the Sonic compare with the 09 Vibe GT?? :?: My parents have one, the 6spd is nice, the MPG is awesome, not a lot of cargo space, and not a lot of power. Lots of cubbys, and only one armrest (driver). They love it. I would get one if i...
by hotbug1776
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine idling high and low on warmup
Replies: 22
Views: 4916

Re: Engine idling high and low on warmup

Mine stopped after I put the supercharger on. I'm thinking a vacuum leak of some sort or something with the IAC. I use to rev over 2000 then drop to about 1500 then back up. It did this until the first "step down" when warming up. Even after replacing the IAC and doing the throttle body gasket. Did...
by hotbug1776
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine idling high and low on warmup
Replies: 22
Views: 4916

Re: Engine idling high and low on warmup

Mine stopped after I put the supercharger on. I'm thinking a vacuum leak of some sort or something with the IAC. I use to rev over 2000 then drop to about 1500 then back up. It did this until the first "step down" when warming up. Even after replacing the IAC and doing the throttle body gasket.
by hotbug1776
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: KITT222 is our 2012 Member of the Year!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: KITT222 is our 2012 Member of the Year!!!

Shall we call him Saint Nick? Patron saint of the Vibe? Bringer of joy to Vibe owners the world over?

Congrats Nick, with all you do for our little family, you deserve this honor. Well done.
by hotbug1776
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: SC HELP !!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: SC HELP !!!!!!

Don't give up!!! Get the emanage and 2zz injectors if need be. You will regret not having boost. I'm sure either way we can all get this figured out.
by hotbug1776
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Trd Super Charger 1zz-fe Idler Pulley Bracket For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Trd Super Charger 1zz-fe Idler Pulley Bracket For Sale

Is this a ware item? I don't understand why you're having these made. Your TRD one looks like it's in good shape. The TRD bracket is poorly designed for the material it is made from (aluminum). A quality steel bracket won't fail in the way that the original will. I may be interested in one of these...
by hotbug1776
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 1984 Pontiac Fiero
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: FS: 1984 Pontiac Fiero

I would so jump on this, but, alas, I don't fit in them. Lol. Whoever buys this is getting a very nice classic.
by hotbug1776
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Vibe
Replies: 72
Views: 95202

Re: Everything you need to know about the Vibe

The dash dummy button holds a cable to keep the recirculation "door" from working in certain instances or settings. Recirculation is blocked in defroster mode, even with the button pressed. As for why it's a dummy button, I don't know.
by hotbug1776
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Hotbug1776's 2004 Salsa Vibe - "Red Mist"
Replies: 48
Views: 7333

Re: Hotbug1776's 2004 Salsa Vibe - "Red Mist"

So, besides the supercharger, my dad just found the original order documentation, brochure, and window sticker. Sweet deal in my book.
by hotbug1776
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Easy Thermostat Change Trick
Replies: 7
Views: 7655

Re: Easy Thermostat Change Trick

These statements hold true for stock temp thermostats, but, try to find a stock 170 or 160 thermostat and you may be out of luck. I found a toyota 170 in California for $102. One of only 2 found in the toyota dealer search database. Aftermarket was my only choice. I just have to keep searching for a...
by hotbug1776
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vibe Computers
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Vibe Computers

Also, if you are thinking of saving the car in the event of an EMP, there are so many things that will be affected, you would be better off putting the whole car in a giant electronics bag. Lol
by hotbug1776
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

Can I just say, after the computer has learned and adjusted, this car MOVES!!! I have a whole new respect for my vibe, and a growing love for the toyota brand. This is great.
by hotbug1776
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from PA
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Greetings from PA

A short trip. A mere 6 hours one way on some of the best roads in the USA. Maybe this summer the growing pa membership can meet up in a centralized location to enjoy the twisties and scenery.
by hotbug1776
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from PA
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Greetings from PA

Hi all. I'm Ed. I just bought a used 2005 Vibe base model. It's actually for my daughter, but I'll be driving it a bit while she is just on her permit. I'm not new to Toyota vehicles, as my first car was a 79 Celica and my wife drives an 04 4Runner. So far, I'm not disappointed with the Pontiac bad...
by hotbug1776
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

It is a PSE. the bearing was the wrong inner diameter on the bearing. The old bearing was still good, the pulley went to heck. Second issue, the thermostat I got which was for the vibe, was the wrong diameter to fit into the block. Went to toyota and they sold me the wrong temp!!! Took it back and a...
by hotbug1776
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

Started the install today. 2-3 hours in and the only hiccup I have had was the replacement pulley bearing was the wrong size on the inner race. Luckily, the old bearing was perfectly fine. The reason it failed was it may not have been fine tuned on alignment. We plan on being done early tomorrow.
by hotbug1776
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello, is there a moderator out there?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Hello, is there a moderator out there?

We need to give thanks this thanksgiving for our awesome forum support team. You are the best.
by hotbug1776
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Question
Replies: 0
Views: 892

Question

Would there be a slim chance of being able to eliminate or slow down the spam attacks? Since the site moved, it's gotten ridiculous. Just trying to help find a solution to a growing problem.
by hotbug1776
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: NO SPEED 5 SPEED.............
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: NO SPEED 5 SPEED.............

it's around $2500 for a new transmission. That's either with the new 5 speed, or the new MWR JSPEC 6 speed (same FDR as the 5 speed) so if you are wanting a bit more performance with the same MPG, go 6spd. If you want a new 5 spd, redesigned to not fail, then I'd go through a shop to get one. If yo...
by hotbug1776
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: NO SPEED 5 SPEED.............
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: NO SPEED 5 SPEED.............

thebarber wrote:you can get low-mileage c60's for $6-800
Yes, but not with the 5 speed final drive ratio. That makes a huge difference on the highway when it comes to rpm's with the 1zz. Don't get me wrong, I'd take whatever I could get just to have the 6 speed.
by hotbug1776
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: NO SPEED 5 SPEED.............
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: NO SPEED 5 SPEED.............

it's around $2500 for a new transmission. That's either with the new 5 speed, or the new MWR JSPEC 6 speed (same FDR as the 5 speed) so if you are wanting a bit more performance with the same MPG, go 6spd. If you want a new 5 spd, redesigned to not fail, then I'd go through a shop to get one.
by hotbug1776
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Severe 2009 Vibe paint road rash ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: Severe 2009 Vibe paint road rash ...

It may take a touch with the old sand paper. I'm taking 2000 or higher grit. Maybe a detailer with skills and some rubbing compound can get it done safer than any of us.

worst case, Maaco. it may come down to a respray. Check with your insurance company to see if it is something that can be covered.
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

mac99d wrote:Oh bull….. I once worked on my car with a bullet in my head, broken arm, and a bruised spleen. Hope it gets better soon man. :D
My wife said no. I tried, but, she doesn't want me missing any more work when I smash my hand. Lol
by hotbug1776
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

everything is here, just waiting for my hand to heal or to get it to the shop for my dad to lend one of his.
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Anyone with a newer ScanGauge II?
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Anyone with a newer ScanGauge II?

The scangauge doesn't offer a plug in firmware update? That would make everything so much easier.
by hotbug1776
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 vibe gt clutch when starting
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: 2003 vibe gt clutch when starting

There are bypass mods and mods to adjust how far you push the pedal. I went with the mod to adjust pedal distance. Check matrixowners.com for the how to.
by hotbug1776
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

thebarber wrote:Which stud?
I believe as you face the motor, the stud on the passenger side. It should be noticeably shorter than the drivers side stud. Unless its been removed. If it has, I'll just pull out mine and find a shorter stud to replace it.
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

mac99d wrote:Back at cha>
You got pm and Paypal.
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

Congrats on the buy. Sillyr@bbit mentioned you picked it up.... I had to pull that mf off for him...but I took his engine/transmission for project doppleganger Well, if you have the short stud could you give me the dimensions so I can buy another one. Lol Ashley and Kelly picked it up for me to get...
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

Well, even with only one hand, I still couldn't fight the urge. I took the emanage apart and set it to not run the 5th injector. I checked online for the intake gasket, rockauto has them for $6. I should have the gasket and the copper coating for less than $20. The thermostat, plugs, and belt are ne...
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: proud owner of a supercharger!!

mac99d wrote:If you still need 2zz injectors you can have mine. They are use but only have about 30000 miles on them, and still have the clips too. Let me know :D
You sir have a pm.
by hotbug1776
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: proud owner of a supercharger!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

proud owner of a supercharger!!

Just picked up my supercharger today, still need a few parts to complete it for install. I should have it all done by springtime.
Need the 2ZZ injectors, belt, thermostat, short stud, and a few other little parts.

Its like Christmas morning over here!! LOL
by hotbug1776
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 Vibe heater not very warm?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: 2003 Vibe heater not very warm?

I close my dash vents to help keep it warmer in the car. Just a tiny bit of cold air seems to seep through the dash vents year round. Closing them keeps it to a minimum.
by hotbug1776
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member/new Vibe owner in PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: New member/new Vibe owner in PA

YEAAAAA!!!! Another member from PA!!!! For fighting rust, I simply do the following: 1. Open the garage door. 2. Pull the Vibe inside. 3. Drive the winter beater 4x4 LOL Where at in PA are you located? with enough members, we may need to get a fall meet going. As a PA Viber, that would be great! I ...
by hotbug1776
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vacuum controlled A/C bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Vacuum controlled A/C bypass

Final update and a little how to. The switch is about $40. $6 for wire. Some solder and something to help fish wires. On the A/C switch harness there is a solid yellow wire which sends the signal to the PCM. We are going to splice this wire with the vacuum switch. In the engine bay, you simply splic...
by hotbug1776
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Russian Led Headlights on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Russian Led Headlights on YouTube

That's not much more than projectors. I wonder if you keep DRLs with those. That would be doubly good.
by hotbug1776
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Vacuum controlled A/C bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Vacuum controlled A/C bypass

Another update, switch just arrived. Install may happen tomorrow depending on weather. How to may follow.