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  1. Lol
  2. When I took my car in for maintenance work (17 spark lt cvt) they performed a recall 18089 which has some kind of programming I guess with the cvt. Ever since then the mpg average had gone gm down by maybe 5 or 6 from what I'm used to in the city. Would this update cause it. Would disconnecting and reconnecting the battery cause this. How long till it goes back to normal?
  3. That brings me up on another issue though. While I was driving especially through hills the engine would rev high like 3500 to 4000 rpms to get it up to and keep it at the highway speed. Is this going to hurt the engine at all like blow it up or anything? It has synthetic oil at proper weight 5w20 and filled to proper level. Just curious. Thanks.
  4. Well actually yesterday came home from a 980 or so mile trip home from Panama city Florida to Central Illinois (Peoria) consistently getting 38-39 mpg on fill ups so I'm not really too worried there.
  5. It seems to not have as much power as before like I need to give it more gas. Yes I know this car isn't really powerful to begin with but still. I'm taking a 1000 mile trip from Central Illinois to the Florida pan handle so hopefully it'll relearn the cvt by then. Idk.
  6. Hi. I just bought a new 17 spark lt1 last Wednesday Dec 27 and I have some questions. What oil is the engine filled up with at the factory? Fully synthetic or synthetic blend? Do I need to use one over the other or does it matter? Could I use just synthetic safely and would I be able to go up to a year between oil changes since I don't drive any more than 8000 miles in a year. Also, would this car be safe to drive at speeds around 75 mph with the engine rotating at 2500 rpm for about say 3 hours or about 300 miles or so?
  7. I have 5w20 Mobil 1 fully synthetic in there now. Should I empty it and put synthetic blend in or should I be OK?
  8. Would it be safe to spray like spic n span or similar in the engine bay and rinse off with a garden hose or a low pressure spray option at the car wash? It's getting a little dirty under the hood.
  9. Had my oil changed at the dealership yesterday and on the sticker it says to come back for service 5 months or 5,000 miles. In the book it says 7,500 miles for both oil change and rotation. Now if I wait till 7,500 miles and say I have something happen to the engine can the dealership deny it since their sticker says sooner?
  10. Do I need to use to free oil changes and if I don't will it mess up the warranty? I don't know if they will use synthetic blend or full synthetic I'd rather have full synthetic used which I filled up at the first oil changed at 1000 miles. If I do my own oil change will it mess up the warranty? I'm guessing the correct oil filter to use is the UPF64R? That's what I saw in the manual but the car had PF64 on when I bought it new. I'm taking a 1,900 mile total trip in about a month and I want to be ready. Thanks.
  11. It's not too bad. Hey is 5w20 Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil from Walmart recommended oil to use with our cars the 2017 version? Just curious because I used that oil and it's at the full line and getting a slight moan for 2 to 3 seconds then it goes away. Maybe I'm being paranoid. I don't want the synthetic blend oil at the dealership. BTW nice wheels.
  12. Yea it does take a while to get the car up to speed but it's not too bad. 75 - 80 mph is usually as fast as I ever drive on the interstate. I took two trips to Chicago and both times I got about 34-35 mpg average so that's not too bad though there are since bigger compacts and mid size cars that can prob come close to or do better. I'll be taking a 2,000 mile round trip from Central Illinois (Peoria) to Panama city, Florida August 13 so I'll see how things go.
  13. Went today to get one of the free maintenance trips done. I asked them to put in fully synthetic oil and they put in 0w20 dexos semi synthetic instead I noticed from the printout they gave me. Can I still put in full synthetic or no? Also, they say on the sticker that I need to go in 5 months/5,000 miles but in the book I go 7500 miles on the oil and up to 7500 miles on tire rotation. I thought 5 month/5000 miles is a short time for oil changes. I'd like to just put in fully synthetic oil to protect the engine and then just do it myself from now on but I don't know if I would be safe since there was semi synthetic oil in there.
  14. It's a 17 spark.
  15. I have a 17 spark LT with the standard speedometer instrument panel. Could I buy and plug and play install the instrument panel with digital speedometer and compass and have it work or no?
  16. Or a dial display gas guage. I really hate the display with the dash marks.
  17. OK sorry my bad
  18. Just out of curiosity would a 6 speed auto get better take off from a stand still VS the cvt or no?
  19. I've seen some cars such as the chevy cruze or hyundai elantra with 6 speed that get comparable mpg and the scion ia with 6 speed auto has a little big higher horsepower/torque and slightly better gas mileage. Just saying.
  20. Because I was just wondering why they chose the cvt over the 6 speed.
  21. I purchased my 17 spark in on December 28 with I think 25 miles approx. I changed the oil myself at 1000 miles on 2/26/18 just so I could have fresh oil in it plus I wanted to use synthetic oil instead of synthetic blend which is factory fill right? I'm not sure how long that factory fill oil has been in the engine. Anway when the factory fill oil was drained at 1000 miles the oil was black. Now I have about 3600 miles on the car and the fully synthetic oil is amber/light brown color.
  22. I was drying the car off.....the underside of the hood. I accidentally knocked one of the rubber hood bumpers off the hood and it fell somewhere in the engine compartment. I cannot find it anywhere. Is that covered under warranty?
  23. I really wish it would work on the 17s. That would be so awesome.
  24. Plus I dudnt like all the rattles that car had on the inside.
  25. I might have still had my 07 cobalt if it wasn't for the accident where someone hit me from behind causing me to hit the car in front.