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Forum: Equinox, Terrain + SRX Recalls 08-24-2019, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Colt Hero
To OPT-OUT, you need to write a letter entitled...

To OPT-OUT, you need to write a letter entitled "REQUEST FOR EXCLUSION".

In the letter, you simply say, "I WISH TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT IN BERMAN vs GENERAL MOTORS, LLC, CASE No. 2:...
Forum: Equinox, Terrain + SRX Recalls 08-14-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By Colt Hero
OPT-OUT Of Oil Consumption Lawsuit?

OPT-OUT Of Oil Consumption Lawsuit?
You only have 60 days from the date the CLASS NOTICE was mailed to OPT-OUT of this Class Action Lawsuit. When did people start receiving these Letters .... was it...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 12-17-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By Colt Hero
If that’s the EVAP purge valve, and this is a...

If that’s the EVAP purge valve, and this is a 2011, look behind/under the throttle body along the firewall area. It’s held in with a single 10mm bolt. There’s a single power plug and the valve...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 12-17-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By Colt Hero
When I purchased my 2011 new nearly 7 years ago,...

When I purchased my 2011 new nearly 7 years ago, the blue lights in the center console wouldn’t turn OFF and the battery died. Turned out there was a TSB to re-program the computer to turn these...
Forum: 05-09 Equinox Maintenance 12-17-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,248
Posted By Colt Hero
You’ve probably fixed this by now, but on my 2011...

You’ve probably fixed this by now, but on my 2011 V6 it was the EVAP Purge Valve behind/under the Throttle Body near the firewall. About $35. One 10mm bolt. Had to remove “accordion” tube/pipe...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 09-29-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,320
Posted By Colt Hero
Are these blades only, or are you replacing the...

Are these blades only, or are you replacing the entire holder with the blade attached? I absolutely *hate* the idea of replacing the entire holder. I still buy blades-only at Advance for my other...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 10-11-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 87,372
Posted By Colt Hero
On my most recent oil change, I used SuperTech...

On my most recent oil change, I used SuperTech Full Synthetic, but for the 6th quart (I have the V6) I simply poured in a quart of 5w-30 dino oil. That extra quart is a pain in the a##. They don't...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 10-11-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,419
Posted By Colt Hero
Still like to know what happened to the SuperTech...

Still like to know what happened to the SuperTech filters. Wal-Mart likes to carry the lowest cost item and Purolator is not the lowest cost filter. I'm thinking A/C Delco stopped making SuperTech...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 09-01-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,419
Posted By Colt Hero
Well whadayaknow? Looks like Wal-Mart isn't...

Well whadayaknow? Looks like Wal-Mart isn't carrying SuperTech oil filters anymore! Seems like a Fram takeover with some Bosch and Purolator filters mixed in. I picked up a couple of Purolator...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-15-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,419
Posted By Colt Hero
Does "High Pressure Fuel System" also mean "High...

Does "High Pressure Fuel System" also mean "High Pressure Oil System"? If not, then I'm going to go with my experience with the SuperTech filters (which, apparently are A/C Delco filters). Yeah,...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By Colt Hero
A 5-door Cruze sounds nice, but that would be on...

A 5-door Cruze sounds nice, but that would be on the smaller side. I was thinking something this size of my Taurus wagon - a full-sized car with the squared-off back. Volvo made their wagon look...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-11-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,419
Posted By Colt Hero
I'm using the same oil filter brand I've been...

I'm using the same oil filter brand I've been using for 10+ years with my other 2 cars (which use 10w/30 'dino' oil):

SuperTech Wal-Mart oil filters.

Now, I AM using a full-synthetic oil with...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-11-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 87,372
Posted By Colt Hero
I WAS using Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic...

I WAS using Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic because Wal-Mart was selling it for $19.79 per 5 qt. jug. But someone caught on to this miscue and upped the price to something like $26, so I've already...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-11-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By Colt Hero
Just checked the intermittent wipers and they DO...

Just checked the intermittent wipers and they DO work as mentioned here: only on the first click of he lever. But there's a HUGE time delay difference from the 1st to 2nd gradient. The first...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By Colt Hero
The DarkKnightKnox, With the wipers, I think...

The DarkKnightKnox,

With the wipers, I think that's what I was doing. I mean - it's a standard switch, I think. I really don't think the wipers on this vehicle have worked correctly since Day 1,...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 08-08-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By Colt Hero
'11 1LT V6 26k Miles: Intermittent Wiper Malfunction?

'11 1LT V6 26k Miles: Intermittent Wiper Malfunction?

Just got back from a 2500 mile road trip. Vehicle performed well enough, although the mileage was nothing special (I'm guessing it was about...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 04-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,743
Posted By Colt Hero
For the record, I did not change my factory oil...

For the record, I did not change my factory oil out until I hit 5664 miles. Then I changed it at 13,128 and then most recently at 18,688. On this last change interval, the vehicle took one 2500...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 11-02-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 87,372
Posted By Colt Hero
I bought two 5Qt jugs and will use the second jug...

I bought two 5Qt jugs and will use the second jug as the "donor" to makeup the extra quart for a 6Qt oil change. This is the first vehicle I've ever owned that required 6Qts of oil. Kinda stinks. ...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 11-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 87,372
Posted By Colt Hero
Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic. $19.79/5Qt jug at...

Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic. $19.79/5Qt jug at Wal-Mart. I'm leaving it in there for 6000 miles.
Forum: Site News 06-01-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,226
Posted By Colt Hero
It's set to 1024 x 768. If I got much higher...

It's set to 1024 x 768. If I got much higher than that my icons will become pixels.
Forum: Site News 05-31-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,226
Posted By Colt Hero
Hmmm ... you might want to try delineating the...

Hmmm ... you might want to try delineating the text entry boxes from the general background by changing the color slightly. Some of the boxes (like the title bar box) look a little lost with only...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 05-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,631
Posted By Colt Hero
One thing I've VERY certain of is the tech...

One thing I've VERY certain of is the tech doesn't have the slightest clue as to what he's loading. His knowledge begins and ends with the high-level description displayed on his screen.

But...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 05-27-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,473
Posted By Colt Hero
This is a new phenomena to me, but OK.

This is a new phenomena to me, but OK.
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 05-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,631
Posted By Colt Hero
If they're updating a piece of software, the...

If they're updating a piece of software, the software has a version number. This number should be visible to the customer on a display somewhere or (at the very least) it should be noted on the...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 05-26-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,473
Posted By Colt Hero
2011 1LT V6 3.9k: Seems like A/C is always ON

2011 1LT V6 3.9k: Seems like A/C is always ON

Took the vehicle on a 160-mile roundtrip drive last night. I did NOT turn on the A/C (the "snowflake" light was OFF), but I DID select RECIRCULATE...
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