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Forum: Classifieds 05-09-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By tjhess74
Re: 08/9 Vue cargo net

I still can't believe no one wants a cargo net! Just pay shipping and it's yours! I will feel so guilty if I end up tossing it :tear:
Forum: Classifieds 04-25-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By tjhess74
Re: 08/9 Vue cargo net

seriously, no wants this?! is there a surplus of vue cargo nets on the market?! its going in the trash soon...
Forum: Classifieds 04-21-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By tjhess74
08/9 Vue cargo net

We traded our Vue in back in October,and last week as I was cleaning the garage I found the cargo net for it!

This is the 'folding' cargo net that fits into the locking sliders in the rear cargo...
Forum: 2008 Vue 04-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Trading this junk off !!!!!

swimmer, i feel your pain. well, actually, i felt it! we traded our 08 w/ 70k miles back in october on a brand new toyota camry. although there are certain aspects of the vue that i miss, the camry...
Forum: 2008 Vue 04-21-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,057
Posted By tjhess74
Re: 2008 VUE Wave Plate Reimbursement??

Although we sold our 08 back in October, we received a notice in the mail last week from Saturn stating that they will pay for any repairs due to the 3-5-r waveplate failure. They will also...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

here's a little update for those that were watching this thread..

i went to straight mobil 1 5w30 and the oil burn re-occurred at a slightly better rate than before, but not by much. original...
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Does your car have a "nickname"?

our sl1 is burgundy with the splotchy clearcoat. we call it 'the raisin'!
Forum: S-Series General 12-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,310
Posted By tjhess74
Re: S-Series Mileage Milestones 100k 150k 200k 250k and beyond

im just barely shy of rolling 265k miles. still runs like a champ, but i think its almost new clutch time...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

^ true, which is why i felt safe enough to speak my opinion without donning the flame retardant suit!
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-25-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

correct, not sure which came first...the chicken or the egg. as noted in my last two posts, im going to straight syn oil and see how the burn rate goes.


some may flame my opinion, but my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-24-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

^ thats good stuff right there!

to everyone else...yes, i really had little to lose by trying this. for those that arent in such a carefree position, then this might not be for you...or you could...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

yes, any of the quality diesel oils i think do a great job as well (rotella, delvac, etc). ive used rotella in my motorcycles for decades and have never had any issues. when i remove the valve...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

comet cleaner?! wow, thats a new one for me!

to answer some questions...

my engine is at 265k miles. previous to my 'experiment, i was using the cheapest oil i could find because i was using...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By tjhess74
Drastically reduced oil consumption...what worked for me

the point of this post is to share my long-term 'experiment' which i found to be very successful. this post is NOT intended to stir debate on the right or wrongs of my experience. if you cannot help...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-23-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,977
Posted By tjhess74
Re: 08 XR HVAC Problems

my 08 did this every single year in late september/early october just as the temps started cooling off. mode could not be changed, and temp could not be adjusted...it was either full cold or full...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-13-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By tjhess74
Battery cables rubbing on Trans...

tonight, i took the vanity cover off of the engine and was investigating what it takes to remove the intake plenum. im debating if i want to clean/decoke the intake valves. (thoughts welcome...i had...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-06-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,632
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Air Vent Control Not Working

this topic is my BIGGEST pet peeve with our vue. every single year about this time, our air system does this, or some strange variant thereof. in fact, we just got it back from the shop for this...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,403
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Steering wheel noise

this is uber common in the vues. the only fix ive heard of that might work is putting silicone or some other lubricant on the rubber boot that the steering shaft passes through in the firewall. we...
Forum: S-Series General 06-15-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Anyone remove their headliner?

i too re-covered my headliner. its super easy!

be careful pulling the interior trim, as some pieces are fragile...the dome light plastic mounts being one of them.

i pulled the front two seats...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By tjhess74
Re: A/C Controls dont respond

i have a similar intermittent problem. been to the shop twice before (about once per year at this rate) and its doing it again. the shop fixes it and they say its a relay, but there has to be...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By tjhess74
Re: No heat except at 85

my hvac is acting up too

most of the time air just doesnt come out of the main vents, but sometimes the heat doesnt come on and the ac stays on regardless of what buttons or dials are manipulated....
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Oil burn is opposite as many others???

im the third owner. my father in law was the second and longest...
he bought it with 10k miles in '99! the car made through each of my wifes siblings when they started driving.
'
I guess you guys...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Clutch replacement

so true ^

ive been getting under cars for decades and everytime the thought crosses my mind. i make sure ive crossed my t's and dotted my i's so the damn thing doesnt make me the creamy filling. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-24-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By tjhess74
Re: Oil burn is opposite as many others???

it was a 5 hour round trip driving 75-80.

i was just expecting an increase in oil burn due to the higher rpm's, so i planned accordingly and had plenty of oil in the trunk. turns out, i didnt...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-24-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By tjhess74
Oil burn is opposite as many others???

first off, my sl1 just turned 250k miles! :)

second, it has been our 'around town' car. it burns about a quart and a half between oil changes as a result. we recently took it on a long highway...
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