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Forum: Tires & Wheels   03-20-2019, 09:56 AM
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Views: 475
Posted By Radio Doc
What tires???

I hesitate to ask, get 10 people recommending 15 different tires, but here goes anyway...:grin:

I have a 2009 GXP purchased new, got about 36,000 miles on the OEM tires. The tread is still good,...
Forum: Solstice and other Automotive Related News   02-19-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,184
Posted By Radio Doc
The Volt is the answer...use electricity when you...

The Volt is the answer...use electricity when you can, gasoline when you can't.

Oh wait, they are taking the Volt out of production. :frown2:
Forum: Solstice and other Automotive Related News   02-16-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,184
Posted By Radio Doc
Yup, been there, seen that. Had 33 years as a...

Yup, been there, seen that. Had 33 years as a manager with Michigan Bell/Ameritech/SBC/AT&T. At that time, they had a "5 and 5" retirement offer (for you non AT&T folks, this is a plan where they add...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   01-11-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
Posted By Radio Doc
English as she is spoken...

English as she is spoken...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   01-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Radio Doc
So couldn't you just put a clip lead/jumper...

So couldn't you just put a clip lead/jumper around your current measuring point to maintain continuity while you changed ranges?
Forum: Other Car Discussion   01-03-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Radio Doc
Even though your mileage may vary, "Koolaid" has...

Even though your mileage may vary, "Koolaid" has nothing to do with the laws of physics. A lead-acid battery, disconnected or not, DOES have internal leakage which, sooner or later, WILL discharge...
Forum: Other Car Discussion   01-02-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Radio Doc
No, no and NO. Disconnecting the battery will...

No, no and NO. Disconnecting the battery will accomplish very little. Disconnected or not, a battery has INTERNAL LEAKAGE which will cause the battery to discharge - and thus be prone to freezing in...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   01-02-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Radio Doc
I vote for nothing being wrong. One of my...

I vote for nothing being wrong.

One of my ham radio friends (now deceased) was the battery guy engineer for Ford. Ten or fifteen years ago, the standard they used was sitting idle for 30 days....
Forum: MKC   12-19-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By Radio Doc
Winter Solstice (and Sky) Celebration

The astronomical summer solstice is June 21st, during the Nationals. The winter solstice is December 21st, very close to the traditional holidays, so...

This is to notify one and all Kappa owners...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   08-22-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Radio Doc
So, I have to ask. Why does he have to drain his...

So, I have to ask. Why does he have to drain his tank "all the time"???
Forum: Solstice GXP Discussion   07-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Radio Doc
[QUOTE=SilverStone1;2148165] Of course I had to...

[QUOTE=SilverStone1;2148165] Of course I had to get the RED one because I figured if you are going to get one of these cars that screams "FLASHY" why wouldn't you get the red one? /QUOTE]

Not to...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   03-25-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By Radio Doc
I also highly recommend a tender if you have AC...

I also highly recommend a tender if you have AC power available. Even with the battery disconnected, it still has internal leakage which will cause 'sulphation' (battery failure). Using a tender will...
Forum: Solstice GXP Discussion   12-17-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,579
Posted By Radio Doc
Well, not quite. As mentioned previously, Shell...

Well, not quite. As mentioned previously, Shell premium is 93.
Forum: Solstice Coupe Discussion   12-01-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Radio Doc
Is your vehicle equipped with OnStar? If so, they...

Is your vehicle equipped with OnStar? If so, they can remotely unlock it for you.

Good luck!
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   12-01-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Radio Doc
Take the VIN number to any GM dealer service...

Take the VIN number to any GM dealer service department, ask nicely and they will look it up for you and even print out the options.

Been there, done that.

Good luck!
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   11-13-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Radio Doc
Wascally wodents

Well, here in the north, many of us are putting our cars in storage for the winter season...and this brings up the ever popular topic of how to keep rodents from feasting on our wiring harnesses.
...
Forum: MKC   11-08-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Radio Doc
Winter Solstice (and Sky) Celebration

The astronomical summer solstice is June 21st, during the Nationals. The winter solstice is December 21st, very close to the traditional holidays, so...

This is to notify one and all Kappa owners...
Forum: Solstice GXP Discussion   11-01-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By Radio Doc
The only change I would suggest in your procedure...

The only change I would suggest in your procedure above is that you leave the battery connected AND use an intelligent battery charger/maintainer. (an intelligent trickle charger that will not...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-09-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,356
Posted By Radio Doc
Just curious why you "don't trust manuals". Do...

Just curious why you "don't trust manuals". Do you think that the engineers that designed the car don't know what they are doing?

If it was an Asian made product whose manual was translated from...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   05-16-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Radio Doc
Just curious...why only a 3/4 full tank??? That...

Just curious...why only a 3/4 full tank??? That leaves 1/4 of the tank available for moisture laden air, just what you are trying to avoid. (or as much moisture that there is in Arizona air :grin: ...
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   05-15-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,173
Posted By Radio Doc
Other than being in the USA rather than Canada, I...

Other than being in the USA rather than Canada, I got the same letter -- call your dealer, interim parts available, set up an appointment for the interim repair, a third letter when actual fix parts...
Forum: General Off Topic   05-13-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Radio Doc
Not a Canadian citizen, but here are my...

Not a Canadian citizen, but here are my comments...

1) Yes, definitely bring your passports.

2) As stated previously, Windsor is not too touristy.

3) Toronto/ Niagara Falls/ Niagara on the...
Forum: MKC   05-09-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Radio Doc
Yes it was a great event...and a big thanks for...

Yes it was a great event...and a big thanks for putting it on!!! :thumbs:
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   04-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Radio Doc
Well, while we are on the subject of blinkers... ...

Well, while we are on the subject of blinkers...

Even though the old turn signal "flasher units" haven't been used for years, the turn signals on modern cars still make a clicking sound like the...
Forum: Solstice GXP Discussion   03-31-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By Radio Doc
Huh??? I have been getting it for May thru...

Huh???

I have been getting it for May thru October for the last 8 years with no problem...
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