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Forum: 2008 Vue 09-27-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,816
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Vue 3-5R wave plate

The 35R wave plate (3rd, 5th, reverse) is only in the 6 speed trans. Mine went out on my 08 redline at 58,000 and was replaced under waranty. Runs great now. Unfortunatly, in trying to move the car...
Forum: 2008 Vue 12-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,499
Posted By thimmaker
Rain senseing wipers

Anybody having problems with the automatic rain sensor wipers on their 08 RL? Mine run fine in high or low standard wiping but in the automatic mode they stop at any time while wiping, start with no...
Forum: 2008 Vue 09-20-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,367
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Trailer Towing with an 08 Vue

We have an 08 Redline and pull our starcraft camper all the time quite easily. I don't see any reason for the " do not pull a trailer with the redline" comments. The class 3 hitch fits fine without...
Forum: 2008 Vue 08-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By thimmaker
Re: 30k Mile Check-Up

Iv'e got 46,000 on my 08 RL and i wouldn't even consider doing what your talking about. Runs too good to monkey with. Use good gas and change the oil and filter every 3 to 4 thousand and leave it...
Forum: 2008 Vue 03-04-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,626
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Heater Core 08 Saturn Vue

[Had the same problem on our 08 RL. Took it to our Chevy dealer and they fixed it in an hour. New heater temperature door motor, which regulates the temp by opening and closing a door for more or...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Tire Pressure Monitor

Why the differance in tire pressure on the 08 and 09 redlines?? I generally run my 08 RL at around 32 to 34 anyway.
thanks, GEO.
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-07-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Today's Saturn news

Are you related to LUCY? Sounds like what she said to LINUS??
Geo.
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-01-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Today's Saturn news

This is a good reason to keep my 08 RL forever. I love the car and any GM dealer can handle any problems. Anybody know how many 08-09 RLs were produced???. I wonder if the Captiva will still be...
Forum: 2008 Vue 09-15-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By thimmaker
Re: 2008 Vue Door Handle Recall

SOME of the painted handles had the paint a little too thick on the ends and MAY catch out in the open position. Mine did a few times. The chrome plating over a plastic handle is much thinner than...
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,264
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Trailer Hitch for 2008 Vue Red Line?

Nothing shows but the hitch cover. See photo under roof rack.
Geo.
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-22-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,264
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Trailer Hitch for 2008 Vue Red Line?

[C'mon guys, the Drawtite #75556 bolts right on with no cutting and isn't any lower than the exhaust tips. Use a 2 1/2 inch drop ball holder upside down and its right at the height for our Starcraft...
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-22-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,414
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Luggage Rack for 2008 Vue Redline?

[Factory rails were on the car when I bought it. Hitch is a Drawtite class 3 #75556. Bolts right on with no cutting of the bumper. Daytona beach ramp is open but its 5 bucks to get on. My first trip...
Forum: 2008 Vue 07-20-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,414
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Luggage Rack for 2008 Vue Redline?

Here's a shot of my 08 RL with the rack rails and a class 3 hitch.
Geo.





QUOTE=68rustang;1336463]Well we picked up the car last night. I parked it next to an XR with the roof rails and now...
Forum: Vue Red Line 06-06-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Vue Vanity Plates

How about "RIVRVUE" ? Of course, only someone from Chicago would know what your talking about!!!

08RL
Forum: Vue Red Line 03-11-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By thimmaker
08 RL honest gas mileage

Just took a 3200 mile trip with our 08 RL with 19K miles. Checked 4 tank fulls, 2 coming and 2 going. Best tank MPG was 26.44 and worst tank MPG was 25.28. All were 100% highway other than on/off...
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,678
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Tow package

Read some of the earlier posts on the hitchs available. Geo.
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-05-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By thimmaker
Re: 2008 saturn vue redline

Oh Yeah. I had the same problem when I bought mine in April 08. Took it back to the dealer and they replaced the entire exhaust and wound up with exactly the same thing. I complained and they sent...
Forum: Vue Red Line 12-31-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Towing with a Red Line

The bottom of my drawtite hitch on our 08 RL is about the same height as the two aluminum exhaust tips, so if your going to scrape driveways you must be doing it already without the hitch????
George
Forum: Vue Red Line 12-29-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Towing with a Red Line

The drawtite hitch fits with no modifications to the bumper. Bolts right on, its low so it uses an upside down 2" drop hitch bar. Just the right height for our Starcraft camper and the RL pulls it...
Forum: 2008 Vue 12-28-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,667
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Camshaft issues come to Vue

Unbelievable????? .016 end play on the camshaft? My Cushman scooter is held to .003 to .005 and its 60 years old.
Luv my 08 RL.
Forum: 2008 Vue 12-28-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Mile check

Just under 15,000 on our 08 RL purchased in 4/08
Forum: 2008 Vue 12-28-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,200
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Even Better New 2009 Saturn Vue

Before buying our 08 RL we test drove the Honda CRV (tincan). A little less money for a lot less car. Ours was bought in 4/08 so its a fairly early build and at 14,000 miles its trouble free, has the...
Forum: 2008 Vue 12-20-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Saturn Going To Visit Oldsmobile...

Amen to the above. Iv'e only owned one import in my life and it was a tin-can. The local junkyard finally hauled it away for a hundred bucks. They have much improved now but so have all the american...
Forum: Vue Red Line 12-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,939
Posted By thimmaker
Re: Thinking about an '09 Vue Redline....

Had my 08 RL since april. Around 14000 on it now. Love the ride. Nice and tight to the road like a sportier suspension should be. Bounces around like a Vette. Its what you'd expect from that wheel...
Forum: 2008 Vue 10-17-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By thimmaker
Re: crappy MPG vue 08 XR

Have around 12,000 on our 08 Redline and on any long highway trip it gets around 26.5. Pretty satisfied. About 5 mpg better than the Pacifica we traded in at 113,000.
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