Fire Spark

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    2017 Spark LS 5 speed.
  1. I would give that rusty drum a shot of black or even red paint since it is so easy to see through the spokes.
  2. Hopefully just a 1 in a million porous casting that slipped through QC. I love my manual. Mine works great except for the clutch and shifter being a little rubbery feeling at 10 below zero.
  3. That's a lot of miles in a short amount of time. Looks like its ready for its next 100K.
  4. Have you installed lower compression forged pistons or pressing your luck with the stock cast pistons?
  5. Yeah that airbag replacement must be quite an ordeal because I got a new dash cover also.
  6. I think that advice is for a stored vehicle. If you drive it at least once every couple of weeks the alternator should keep the battery charged. Sadly, heat does take its toll on battery life but there isn't much you can do to stop that in a hot state except keep it in an air conditioned garage which isn't a realistic solution for most folks.
  7. How do you like those sport pedals? Do they grip your shoes better than stock? My stock pedals are a little slippery especially when wet and I'm afraid my foot will slip off the clutch and cause an accident some day.
  8. I would beg, borrow, or steal a truck to do that job.
  9. The Spark is a quality car for the money. Good job avoiding the Fiat.
  10. I hope you don't stiff your bondholders again like you did in your 2009 bankruptcy.
  11. I have a 5-speed also and feel like the engine has a lot of potential but it is being held back by the ultra conservative drive-by-wire programming. Try to rev it up in neutral and you'll see what I'm talking about. Someone needs to come up with a sport mode flash for this car and unleash the beast.
  12. Do you notice any more power?
  13. If there was any threat of engine damage at 4000 rpm the engineers would have put the redline on the tach there instead of at 2200 rpm higher. Stop worrying.
  14. Do you notice it revving up higher when (casually) accelerating than what it did before you had the recall done? The ECM may have to "relearn" the most efficient CVT ratio at a given engine load and rpm. If it doesn't get better in the next couple tanks of gas I would take it back and complain. They may have to reflash the ECM.
  15. My 2017 LS has speaker grills in the rear doors but no speakers. It would be nice to discover pigtails in there for a quick plug and play with some nice aftermarket speakers but I doubt if GM would make it that easy for us cheapskates who didn't splurge for the LT model.