Ray Dockrey

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About Ray Dockrey

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    U.S. Southern Plains
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    2014 Chevy Spark LT2

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  1. I just used the premixed stuff. Much easier but less economical. The biggest thing is when you remove that bottom hose be ready to put your finger over the hole as antifreeze will start draining out of the tank. That's where i made the biggest mess. I wasn't quite fast enough getting the hole covered lol.
  2. Takes about ten minutes if that. Super easy. I bought mine from a Chevy dealer out of Utah on Ebay for $25 with free shipping. You don't need to bleed the system afterwards. Just fill it up to the line and you are done.
  3. When I replaced the tank on my 2014 I found one online for $25 and it took 10 minutes to swap out. Its incredibly easy.
  4. Is this the first time you have had to deal with a dealership? This stuff happens. Could be they did fix the leak but caused another leak in that area. There is no telling. You just take it back and get it fixed or take it somewhere else. And having one issue doesn't mean that the car is a lemon and will have further issues down the road. This is one of the problems of buying a brand new car. You are the one to have to work all the bugs out of it. Buying used somebody has done it for you lol.
  5. GM charges almost $80 for the tank. But they can be found on Ebay for around $30. I bought mine on Ebay from a dealer in Utah for $28 with free two day shipping.
  6. At least here in the states you can't lose your warranty for doing things like this. They would have to prove that the modifications you did caused the issue. According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty of your vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part was the cause of or contributed to the failure of the vehicle (15 U.S.C. 2302 (C)). This means that a vehicle's warranty cannot be "voided;" the dealer can only deny a claim if the stock part failed due to damage or unreasonable use.
  7. Looking at his profile its a 2014. The covers on top of the dash pop off. Use a plastic pry tool and they will come off. Then its just screws to take the speakers out. You will have to use a stubby screwdriver because of the slope of the windshield.
  8. The three blinking is normal. It is intended to be used when changing lanes. That way you don't have to actually use the turn signal.
  9. body kits

    That kit is not available in the states. You might find it on Ebay but it will come from overseas and who knows about the fitment.
  10. I just went through this last weekend and the only battery i could find was an Autozone battery that was for the Spark. They only have one kind and it is stamped right on it made in South Korea. Its only 400 cranking amps and only comes with a two year warranty but I didn't have time to jack around trying to see if there was anything else that might fit in the tray. I do know that the way it mounts that you would have to come up with a different top bracket to hold it in place if it wasn't the exact same measurement front to back.
  11. If they are indeed 14" then they didn't come off a Spark. All Sparks 2013-2015 came with 15" wheels.
  12. So far what I have seen mileage wise they have been good. Mine 14 has 47,000 on it and I have only replaced the coolant tank on it. Cost me about $30 for the tank and about 15 minutes for me to install. Plus you would have the remaining drivetrain warranty on it that would protect the engine and transmission.
  13. You can't unplug it and then lift the coil pack out?
  14. Torque management also slows the speed at which the throttle body opens. So no matter how fast you press on the accelerator the throttle will open at a set value. This helps with stress on the driveline. Here is a video done on a C7 Corvette. I had a Chevy Tralblazer and it was the same way.
  15. I am pretty sure thats a safety feature. Not sure you can defeat it since its the factory unit.