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Forum: Vue General 07-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By 1saxman
Re: please recommend a transmission fluid

You wait five minutes after turning off the engine for sufficient drain-back for checking. Oil is checked hot because like most fluids it expands when hot, so you get the maximum fluid level. Since...
Forum: Vue Tech 07-03-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By 1saxman
Re: Heating and AC issues

The VUE is designed to get 'flow-thru' ventilation when the 'recycle' setting is not engaged, regardless of fan switch settings. This is a good feature which allows you to get some heat from the...
Forum: Vue General 07-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,978
Posted By 1saxman
Re: 05 Vue overheating at highway speeds?

Generally speaking, getting hot on the highway indicates inadequate capacity, for which there can be many reasons. One reason is diminished coolant flow. I have seen a rubber disc loose in a cooling...
Forum: Vue General 07-02-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By 1saxman
Re: please recommend a transmission fluid

Always check engine oil hot on every gas engine ever made. This is so you do not overfill. Valvoline Max Life Dex Merc is the fluid you need. It is rated for T-IV and Z-1 plus many others. Do a...
Forum: Vue General 06-24-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By 1saxman
Re: Sell or Keep 2002 Vue

I was going to play 'devil's advocate' and list all the expensive stuff that will probably happen to it over the next two years, but in fact there's just as much chance that very little will go bad....
Forum: Vue Tech 06-19-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By 1saxman
Re: Rusted Rotors?

Rotors will rust overnight in wet weather and produce a grinding noise for the first few stops. Rust on rotors is actually a good thing. One, it shows that there is no oily contamination of the pads...
Forum: Vue Tech 06-19-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By 1saxman
Re: Passenger seat shaking at 20mph

When they re-installed the drive shaft after putting in the new center bearing, they unfortunately did not replace it exactly as it was before. It is common practice to mark all parts and put back in...
Forum: Vue General 03-30-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

Things work out for the better - I'm really glad that they didn't make me a good deal on a V6 EQNX. Yeah, I'm watching the turbo also, but by the time I start looking for something else in five...
Forum: Vue General 03-30-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

Okay, shot one from an upstairs window - pretty good view really and not one you usually see. Yes, those are 18s w/ 235/55s.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb27/INLAND44/Cars/KIA.jpg
Forum: Vue General 03-30-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

I've been getting these GM offers for years, but saved the one for $3000 although I tore it up the other day. These have your name and address on them and are non-transferable.
I'll violate my own...
Forum: Vue General 03-27-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By 1saxman
Re: 3.5L Coolant Discussion

I stayed with Dexcool and had the total fluid replacement at the dealer. My VUE is gone now but I never had any cooling system issues - didn't even change the first hose. Because of the issues with...
Forum: Sky General 03-27-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,931
Posted By 1saxman
Re: Vue revs fluttering

You want to try the VUE forum and add year, engine and trans info?
Forum: Vue General 03-26-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

This will be my only post on the Sportage - it's a Saturn Forum after all. This is a crossover with an attitude. I've had it for a few hours now and have driven it on some good and crappy roads up to...
Forum: Vue General 03-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

They would have to be idiots. I drove one V6 and several I4 EQNXS today. The V6 is nice, but the I4 just sucks. No acceleration and the trans is all over the place - delayed shifts, flares on...
Forum: Vue General 03-23-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,030
Posted By 1saxman
Re: 17" Tire Recommendation

Almost a year now on the BFG Radial Long Trail Touring (the older Radial Long Trail is a different tire and is discontinued) and everything's good. I'm right in the middle of deciding whether to...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-23-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By 1saxman
Refresh my memory

Does the intake manifold have to come off on the L81 (3.0L V6) to change the timing belt? How about to replace the water pump? I need to put cam cover gaskets on it so I figured I'd replace the plugs...
Forum: Vue General 03-23-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

Still have the VUE. I haven't actually driven anything yet. The local Chevy stealership is so eager to do business that I've been to see a particular Equinox twice on a week day during broad daylight...
Forum: Vue General 03-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

That Toyota V6 is a monster - we have one in a 2010 Sienna. I really wanted the RAV4 because of that engine but I have to have a liftgate rather than a rear door, particularly one with a tire hanging...
Forum: Vue General 03-21-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
Re: The End Is Near!

Interesting comments. In the meantime, I found an Equinox forum where the I-4 'Ecotech' was being trashed with regularity. GM apparently has some issues with this engine from tweaking it to get...
Forum: Vue General 03-20-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,657
Posted By 1saxman
The End Is Near!

The latest $3000 GM loyalty offer I got for an Equinox is starting to burn a hole in my pocket. I'm attracted to what is basically a new VUE with a 2.4L engine with as much power as my 3.0L V6. I...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 03-20-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By 1saxman
Re: Drilling gas tanks for gas in SC

I'd like to catch somebody drilling my tank - that wouldn't be the last thing to get drilled.
Forum: 2008 Vue 03-17-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By 1saxman
Re: 2012 Captiva

The latest I heard is that it's supposed to be released only for fleet customers. Too bad, because I like it better than the Equinox. Does it seem to any of you that Chevy is a little too 'proud' of...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-15-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By 1saxman
Re: RDM top off.

The first reaction usually would be 'It leaks!'. But you don't know that until it's proven. Do you see fluid leaking out of it? The other possibility, which is far more likely, is that the RDM was...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-09-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,456
Posted By 1saxman
Re: '04 Vue heat problems (no feet heat)

Have you actually got down on your knees outside the car with the door open to feel the airflow and temperature from the floor registers? Or, are you simply not feeling heat from the floor registers?...
Forum: Vue Tech 03-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By 1saxman
Re: 04 2.2 timing chian??????metal in oil

'I had put off the oil change longer than I should, so that may have been part of it.'

You can put that right out of your head. You can run oil until it's black as ink and it does not cause metal...
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