Retired old Gearhead

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About Retired old Gearhead

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    If it can't be fixed, it's broken.

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    '13.Spark.1LT, &'15.Range Rover S.

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  1. 2013 never had a fin antenna...just a straight-up rubber enclosed unit. My rubber enclosed part that sicks up about 6" was sheared off by my garage door..still get same reception.
  2. I would ask the dealer for synthetic first..if not offered for the free changes, mention it is recommended in the manual by GM. If they still insist on free conventional..well..then do it yourself. As Bobby said..keep all receipts..not just for oil..but every service item done by anyone..including the dealer. If there is ever any dispute you will have the paper to back you up..Right?
  3. Nice work..looks good so far.
  4. Nice work keeping within budget...You certainly have my respect for trying this turbo my knowledge no one, at least on this forum, has tried this. Looks to me like you did your homework...keep us up to date..We are rooting for this to be successful. specially with your low costs so far.
  5. hope it all step at a time..don't get the ECM reprogram until it all fits and is tested as working OK...nice work!
  6. Indeed it would give better performance and the 6th gear is normally an overdrive ratio. Might not be easy to find one that fits though...
  7. Good choice..get that factory oil out between 600 to 1,000Kmi.
  8. Under 2 bucks at parts store or dealer. I,m sure a dealer will replace at no cost..not warranty.
  9. Nice job Blue! Are you sure the 1.4 engine can handle such a wide 2.5 pipe? Anyway..looks like you are on track to become the first person on this forum to install a turbo. I totally am rooting for you to succeed!!!..Keep us posted..K?
  10. Just have the dealer check it next your in. If the CVT works ok without noise you are probably OK. Manual should have fluid capacities listed near back of manual. Hope this helps...
  11. Might want to install a protective screen for stones, etc when you have determined it all works. You will need an ECM reprogram so find a good shop to do that as a very last step once you are satisfied with a final road test if it all fits and works.
  12. I like your enthusiasm and it looks like it's moving along..thanx for keeping us in the loop..have a successful wkend!..BTW:..Nice work keeping it within your budget!
  13. Or...lots of short trips in the cold northeast winter...Right Bobby?
  14. Yup.I agree 100%..With synthetic I am comfortable with 10-12Kmi or 18 months. Had oil tested on my Rover V8 after 18 months and 10,500Mi..still life left in it..Same for Spark. People tend to change too often..go by appearance as well.
  15. Like the rest on this thread, I wish you the best of luck! Total respect for someone willing to do a project like this. Others have talked about this in the past threads but have never gone thru with it. Take it one step at a helter skelter. Make sure it fits first...Keep us posted.