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Forum: Aura General 12-25-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Merry Christmas to all Saturnfans

I hope you all are having a very merry, happy, fantastic Christmas / Holiday
Rich and Doris
Forum: Aura General 11-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Thanks Everyone for the family like feelings, I am and always will be a Saturn lover. I see an XR every once in a while and have to fight off the tears, cause it's not mine.
My wife is still...
Forum: Aura General 10-12-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Dito that.
The drive from Phoenix to Coachella Valley was smooth as silk. My wife really needed a smooth ride because she had a headache (Dah! Brain surgery) and nausea because of the pain meds. She...
Forum: Aura General 10-09-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Thanks for the well wishes I appreciate them a lot.
I will respond to posts when I get home and settle in. My wife had surgery today and just woke up about 4 hours ago.
LOL I have done some...
Forum: Aura General 10-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Looks like it sold already, That was quick. Sure was a beautiful ride, going to miss it for sure.:cry:

Wife is back in Hospital for another shot at removing the remaining tumor part about the size...
Forum: Aura General 09-25-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Thanks, My wife is doing great. We head back to Phoenix for two Dr Apt's on Tuesday to see if she needs Radiation to kill one small spot or not.

I knew about the 60 day trial, but you have to pass...
Forum: Aura General 09-22-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Welcome to the Low Desert.
It is different out here, and way way different that the highspeed pace of the LA Megalopolis. It is a great place to live 6 months a year.

My wife is doing great,...
Forum: Aura General 09-19-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End, Updated

Just an update. Remember the reason I traded my Aura in on an SUV was because my wife was having a lot of trouble getting in and out of it.
We fond out last tuesday why she was having trouble. She...
Forum: Aura General 09-09-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

well, at least in the mountain. LOL
The suspension is way too soft for the curves, and the weight is too high for comfortably going around corners @ 20 over posted. Very nice ride in town and on...
Forum: Aura General 09-08-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

It boiled down to size/price. I bought a Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L V6 113 inch wheelbase, 3 rows of seating and more for more than $4000 less than an Equinox. I think $9500 for a trade in value is...
Forum: Aura General 09-06-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: The End

Thanks to you all, you all make this forum the great forum it is. My goal for every day of my life is that I help someone learn something. This forum helps me accomplish that goal.

It has helped...
Forum: Aura General 09-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By Phaeton Driver
The End

After almost 4 years on this forum it looks like the end for me. I will be trading my 07 XR in on an SUV :(
I just took a trip to Colorado and got over 29 MPG going. Colorado and New Mexico have...
Forum: Aura General 09-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,558
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: Rust on Trunklid

A discussion a couple of years ago pointed out the the drain hole, in the center of the trunk at the chrome strip gets plugged. Sure enough mile was, had a pine needle in it. The hole is very small...
Forum: Aura General 08-25-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: Mileage Check-In Part III

Completed the 672 mile trip. Used 22.7 gal of 87 octane. That is 29.6 MPG
Tires at 34.5 rear, 35.5 Front. Two adults and luggage.

Picked uo a tinny rock when driving over two miles of new road...
Forum: Aura General 08-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: Mileage Check-In Part III

We'll My '07 XR is closing in on 38000 miles. I am on a trip to Colorado so I reset the MPG reading. I set it to 000 on June 1 and have averaged 24.9 MPG for nearly 3 months of city driving. Better...
Forum: Aura General 08-13-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,619
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Forum: Aura General 08-13-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: headlight bulb type?

The Lumins to Watts is a straight math calculation. You can find this many places on the net. Both Luminosity and wattage are valid rattings for light output.
A watt of energy dispersed as light...
Forum: Aura General 08-12-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: headlight bulb type?

Blue tint, vilet tint, xenon, whatever...
Daniels Sterns never says anything abouyt what is important to seeing visible light. The bulbs I linked to run at 5500K which is as close to noon daylight...
Forum: Aura General 08-10-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: headlight bulb type?

I think I will be going to these http://www.automotivelightingusa.com/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=1561
About 3000 lumins output, 5500 deg K with only the stock 55 watts draw.
the 9005s are...
Forum: Aura General 08-10-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: headlight bulb type?

What is the wattage draw for the H9's?
I see the H9 is used as a high beam lamp on cars like the new Corvette.
If that is what you are using for a low beam which is a less focused beam, I hope I...
Forum: Aura General 08-09-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: Hood release

Sorry to here the bad news. I have no idea how you can release the hood. I have tried it on a friends Honda Civic. We couldn't do it without damaging the hood. His cable snapped right at the lever...
Forum: Aura General 08-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,139
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: 2011 Aura

I personally would hold of on buying any 2,0Turbo producing 260 H-P until I have read about 100,000 of them in a 4000 pound car lasting 100,000 miles.

My experience with turbocharged HO engines in...
Forum: Aura General 08-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: '08 Aura HVAC problems

Mine is the opposite. default mode is fresh air. If I press Recerc (looped arrow), it recirculates for about 10 minutes then switches back to fresh, which is a bit annoying. I think neither LED is on...
Forum: Aura General 08-02-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: Does this serve any purpose?

Good Question.
I have wondered the same thing! I though it adjusted the up/down direction of the airflow, but it doesn't seem to do that.
Forum: Aura General 07-29-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Phaeton Driver
Re: rotors

About a year ago, someone here got a set of rotors and pads from this company.
They look like pretty good quality too.
http://www.sp-performance.com/
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