Thank you. Wow. Lots to do, and concerned who does it.
Water pump without that GM part to get the tensioner right... keeping the pristine condition, pristine... I've had really bad luck with "what can go wrong will go wrong" regarding car servicing, and this is everywhere.
All is sound advice. I'll get with a San Diego Sky group for local suggestions for gas, shops and tips.
Oil filter at the top back... sounds like a messy change. I'll see if there are videos on tips to go about that. I think I read that the oil filter plug torque is 100 foot pounds. Seems excessive. Could mean inch pounds. I think it was 40 foot pounds on my bike, but I'll check way before I attempt the job.
Some pictures load sideways. Lol.
Car cover.. any suggestions on which might not rub on the black paint as much?
I've seen those jacking pucks... like a half bean bag with plastic type slotted stump post on the other side. Can't figure out how these would work with a jack. I'll search for videos... and where exactly on the car they need to be placed. (Haven't found it in the manual yet.)
First thing I should have done was check tire pressure and ensure tire fix equipment was available. Ugg. Just got in the car, and drove. I know better. I haven't even looked to see what the optimal tire pressure is.
Thank you for this.
Have a great day.
WP I would let the dealer do that but some techs are clueless to the proper tension. Many owners here have had problems after a dealer replacement. Monitor their work IF you can when at dealers or auto repair places. The wary eye on your gem...at all times.
I do when trusting the unknown... with my toy err joy. I would keep an eye on the temps your seeing in the DIC. 194-205 +/-
any drastic changes or loss of fluid couple be signs or clues? IF it's in as good as condition with little miles on you should be... ok?
Older fluid of 5 yrs.+ no matter what the usage or mileage should be on your check list imo. My recent change of rear diff grease/oil additive was shocking to say the least. Runs way smoother now imo. Have had no problems or sounds of any kinds. Cooler temps here now. Fluids & tires good to go. Might have white stuff here Thursday?
Watch temps readings in your DIC over the next 60+ plus days constantly, everyday use, weekend fun-n-run, auto x, or time attack, the hwy interstate 2 exit blast WOT, anything you do with it. I check temps, mpg, tire pressures, just like checking the mirrors, those I do watch in my DIC while I'm out and about.
San Diego group is a good start. Just had video on here/U-Tube of 24 Kappa's out and about on nice day! Many owners out in SoCal area.
Pics loading sideways. Easy fix.
Oil filter change. Messy but a plastic bag/rags/ gloves are needed to keep it at a minimum.
Many videos on You-Tube about home DYI fixes and custom upgrades. Our owners are devoted in the pursuit of Kappa appreciation.
My You-Tube channel ( LAC Films: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUo...btm1jo2_8111bw
) is more about driving the Kappa as opposed to fixing it.
Welcome to the $1000.00 club my friend. Tires? Checks box. WP? Pretty much.
Top replacement? Yup. Body panels/brakes among other things here. Start your fund today. Every week few more bucks in the jar...
Warranty recalls: Ignition or PPS done? Check history if you can by the vin# at GM dealers. One of our members here.. A SoCal guy with much knowledge Robo …. was the main effort behind this recall for the rest of us owners here.
Car Covers... many owners here have and use them. Again visit some sites, watch a few videos, listen to others here, and maybe our brothers over on the Sol site who cross post on here from time to time. Prices and options vary. They all rub the paint some. If it's in a garage less windy. Outside could be more of a factor where you live. Little tiny fury friends too. Watch for signs in your engine bay of nesting.
Pucks. Yes they can be bought online. GM parts or BMW has them too. Even the real deal hockey pucks can be used here. They fit on the frame below the door seam. If you feel/see the holes on the frame they lock in there. Position right before you lift. Better safe than sorry here. There is a thread here, on the position location for jack stand points on the body. I've painted those four locations and the lifting puck locations, so the tech at the dealer is blinded by them.
Good check over before you cruise the PCH will be in order. Short and sweet, and close to home or dealer for now until you get things checked out.
There is no jack, or spare or trunk room for that matter in this car. Shocking as it is, be a Boy Scout here.. be prepared. Plug kit under $10. Tire gauge about the same. Two things here. Battery? Change it out when you can IF it's not been done already? Check and seat the fuses too. Thrashing about in the Kappa can work things loose. The other important thing here is .. the masses and attention factor. Be ready for it. #1
here is that other drivers can not see our car... it sits below the line of sight and mirrors of cars/drivers out there. Think parking lot, Big ole SUV, not playing attention... watch for the back up lights. Low dips in the roadway surface can scrape the front nose, be ready for it. Earn your merit badge on this. Mine has been crunched 2-3 times here. Happens.
Attention factor. Stops lights, gas stops, ricer or tools, bumper huggers...police too. Hey buddy what is that thing? Is it a new model? Can I get one? Been there done that before. My gas stop with a Cobra and Vette and my Kappa. Stopped the whole station for about 5 minutes. Stunned silence. And then life goes on, as a nine year old kid asks me... is that Cobra the real deal? Wow what a pretty Vette that one is. What are you driving, I've never seen one those cars before... 3 owners filling up with gas, talking about their cars, with the masses in attendance.
Then after all is looked over and your satisfied she's ready for the Run to_____ the first good cruise happens. 100+plus miles, overnight trip, 3 day I'm calling in sick from work get way for ME. All shined up, beautiful day out, tap to the throttle,a twisty section of road, the "Permagrin" happens. Your face muscles will hurt for days. Your family members and co-workers will wonder what the hell is wrong with you these days. Shhhhhh.. don't tell um ever. It's our secret gem at work once again.
Then you get crazy and film you & the car like me. Picking your top 5 roads for decompression is fun to do. Can always be updated as you go. I have several go to roads for enjoyment/permagrin factor. You will too.