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garagerog last won the day on December 29 2017

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  1. Grumpy, glad you got your brake job done to you and your wife's satisfaction, even though it take some $ and persistence. I just replaced the original wiper blades on the wife's 17 Nox yesterday with AC-Delco OEM blades that I sourced from Rock Auto and wanted you to know that I wholeheartedly agree with you on using OEM parts even for something as simple as wiper blades. Yes, they cost twice as much as others, but the originals lasted better than 4 years and the replacement was easy as could be, no need to mess with adapters, so OEM all the way! Others would disagree, but I even use AC-Delco
  2. Chris, I admire your fortitude for posting your mistake, perhaps others will learn from this so yes indeed it is a PSA. Here's hoping your repair will be perfect!
  3. Hard to say if a recession is imminent, but with the inmates running the asylum in D.C. now, anything is possible.
  4. Not related to getting your electrical issues sorted out but if you got a picture of the tree and how your truck was parked in relationship to it, perhaps your comprehensive insurance will help you out if your expenses run in excess of your deductible. Just something to keep in mind.
  5. Hear ya go: SINGLE VS. TANDEM AXLE ENCLOSED CARGO TRAILERS I was hoping that would come up as a link, but you can google it and get there.
  6. Undoubtedly suspension and axle damage. I hope you can be there when the appraiser makes their judgement. Make him or her aware that you won't stand for any hidden damage and insist on new seals and outer axle bearings, new shocks, leaf hangers and maybe new leaf packs if they are not perfectly straight. My guess is the frame is bent so you'll want that addressed too. Oh, and the wheel that took the impact is probably damaged and will need to be replaced also.
  7. Ok Grumpy, I went back and read it, picked up some of the transmission service intervals also. Will continue to follow this thread with interest, thanks!
  8. Grumpy, at what mileage did you change the spark plugs? Just curious. Wife's car is a long ways from needing it yet, but I'll probably change out the VVT solenoids at around 70k and do the plugs at the same time although I'm sure they could go further.
  9. Yes Grumpy, that's the AC-Delco part number, available from your dealer or even on Amazon probably cheaper as long as you trust the seller isn't selling a Chinese knock off. There are other alternatives I've read about CFM makes a billet breather cap that replaces the stock oil cap for about $80, ZZZ performance sells a cheapo plastic one for about $20. I have no idea if a fully vented cap would effect fuel trims or anything else. There is another company out there that sells a vented cap that vents at a lower pressure than the GM FC219 but I couldn't find the name of it, it's expensive too an
  10. Grumpy, there were a few other things I forgot to mention. Apparently the 2.4's are not the only ones prone to timing chain issues, some of the newer V-6's are also prone to them too. If GM would have only stuck with the tried and true pushrod 3800 for the passenger vehicles. The Generation III 3800 had the lower intake manifold gasket issue ironed out and was indestructible, even the supercharged ones. I did see on the Nox forum where a couple of guys had made it to over 300,000 miles on their 2.4's. One of them to 333k and this was on a 2012 probably before the piston ring redesign without m
  11. Hi Grumpy, I've been following this thread with interest as my wife has a 17 Nox LT with the 2.4L. We bought new in Feb. 2017. I would have preferred the 3.6 but they were just not available and besides I couldn't beat the deal on this one, with GM incentives and my GM card earnings the MSRP of over 27K we were out the door at right around 20K before trade and T and T. I was hesitant to wait for a 18, new model year and turbos. Anyhow, I frequent the Equinox/Terrain forums to try to stay ahead of major problems with the 2.4L. Common problems I'm seeing with normal maintenance are VVT solenoids
  12. SuperDuper, you're fine, after all it's not like you're breaking in a new motor like Finnegan and Freiburger would. The towing restrictions probably have as much to do with bedding the brakes and breaking in the differential gears as much as the motor.
  13. I also saw that, in my case on FBN. They also had a guest analyst on that was an insider in the chip industry who stated that other than Toyota all the auto manufacturers brought this on themselves with their "just in time" inventory practices and he didn't feel one bit sorry for them.
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