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      2004 1.6 Auto Rust Free
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      Active members?

      Id like to see how many active members we still have. Please post a pic of your current ride and say Hi
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      Should I keep it?
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      Wait till tomorrow, and I'll send you a picture of "cacharro".

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      Should I keep it?
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      A bit dusty...

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Size:  283.4 KBI like to check here every once and a while, very helpful for anything I need with my car or tips. I have a 2007 Suzuki Swift+, for wheels I have centreline storm 17 with 205/45R17 tires, stock suspension for now but plan to do coilovers

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      I'll keep it and add a turbo
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      Count me in. I still have my "Sir Passed Alot" 2011 urban grey 72K miles LT sedan w/ (5) spd. I recently found a 2011 yellow 2/LT sedan in a Kansas City "U pull It" salvage yard that has the optional "breathable" vinyl interior often found on the LT/2 option. I plan on upgrading my cloth interior by replacing both back & butt rear cushions as soon as weather warms. The U pull it sends Aveos to the crusher fairly soon so time is not on my side. Edit: My advice if your Aveo ownership is to be long, stock pile a few extra parts if space permits. At the rate Aveos go to the crusher, parts could be hard to find.
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      What's wrong with my car?
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      Here's mine, 2009 Aveo5 LT.

      Older couple didn't want it, I wanted something for fuel economy for work. 89k miles, had it about a month now, so far I like it!

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      I'll keep it and add a turbo
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      Very nice! Hope your cherry red 5 door continues, for you, to do what AVEOs do best....provide reliable, economical, fun to drive and not too bad to maintain and cheap transportation. As some owners continue to ignore belt/chain replacements at specified miles, I'm seeing more Aveos in salvage yards with smooth sheet metal/ clean interiors, but trashed 1.6 motors....don't people read the owner's manual or research what an "interference motor" needs. You are in for a surprise when you change oil....it is SOOO easy. I had a Honda Element before my Aveo. An oil change on it was not fun. Good luck.

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      What's wrong with my car?
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      Changed oil already, easy as my LS pickup, and I'm surprised how clean the oil was/is. The oil in it had less than 4k miles, but almost 2 years old and was really clean looking. After 1200 miles on current oil change, it looks like it's just been changed.

      I plan on a timing belt before next winter, it'll probably be close to 100k by then.

      I feel like I drive it pretty consistent, about 50 miles round trip on a work day. I get ~29mpg one week and 33/34mpg the next, then back to 29.

      I've replaced upper strut mounts with 2nd design and that took care of my chuckle on bumps.

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      I'll keep it and add a turbo
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      I agree with the oil, after a few K miles, still looking can-fresh..Mobil 1( 5-30 )in mine with a WIX #57674 filter. Your mileage is very similar to mine as I do a lot of ecno-planning ( coasting) where safe and possible, and I rarely shift thru all gears as terrain allows. Thanks for the tip on the 2nd desgn of the upper strut as I was not aware of it. When I change oil at 5.5-6.5 miles, I stick my air comprsesor tube in the dip stick tube and blow out the low spots in the oil pan. With filter, pan blowout and letting it sit on the ramps for several hours, it takes (5) qts. Good luck!

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      What's wrong with my car?
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      I noticed the manual said maybe 4.5 qts?, But I put a an entire 5 at jug in to get it just to the full mark.

      As for strut mounts, the new GM # supercedes the old number and part. I'd bought one mount from GM parts giant, they showed it as a new design, but I received the old style with a new sticker slapped on the bag over the old.

      I bought a pair of new GM mounts on eBay(individual auctions), then saw an aftermarket set for twenty bucks and its parts from Korea, but shipped from US. They are identical to the GM parts, using same GM part number and they weigh the same, these are the ones I installed. So I've got an extra set should they become scarce. Your's is an eleven, I believe the 2nd design came about in 09, thoughy car and most aftermarket strut assemblies(even Monroe's new strut mount kit). are the old design.

      Old design causes the following.

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      Here is new design
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      When installed, there's no gap in strut towers, so struts don't move and jostle over bumps.





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