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Forum: Technical Saturn Sky Discussion   11-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,077
Posted By larry4pyro
Here's a short piece on this subject in GM Tech...

Here's a short piece on this subject in GM Tech Link, a newsletter to their service personnel:

Aftermarket Calibrations and GM Warranty Coverage (page 3):
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Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   07-28-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By larry4pyro
I bought a Volt and I love it. If you have a...

I bought a Volt and I love it. If you have a chance I certainly recommend you take one for a test drive. While it is not a high performance car the ability to apply all 270 ft pounds of torque at...
Forum: Technical Saturn Sky Discussion   03-26-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,905
Posted By larry4pyro
I had a diff leak a few weeks after I got my Sky....

I had a diff leak a few weeks after I got my Sky. My dealer replaced the pinion seal. It still leaked, so they installed a modification to the vent on the diff. That seemed to fix the leak.
...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   03-17-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By larry4pyro
I know there are a number of folks here that...

I know there are a number of folks here that think the Volt is crap. I don't share this view. Today I traded-in my sky for a new Volt. I only have one space in my garage and after 5 years of...
Forum: General Saturn Sky Discussion   03-15-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,368
Posted By larry4pyro
I've been thinking about buying a GoPro HD to use...

I've been thinking about buying a GoPro HD to use as an accident recorder. I could have used one last year when my Sky suddenly went out of control. My insurance is attempting to subrogate the...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   03-06-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By larry4pyro
Does that include the engineering and design?

Does that include the engineering and design?
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   03-06-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By larry4pyro
There may be more than the name. The designer of...

There may be more than the name. The designer of the Sky and Solstice, Franz von Holzhausen left GM and went to Mazda. He eventually left Mazda and is now at Tesla. I wonder if some of his...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   03-04-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By larry4pyro
There is a difference between low sales dues to...

There is a difference between low sales dues to low demand, and low sales due to low supply. The Volt is the latter catagory, that's why a lot of dealers are still charging over MSRP.

Remember...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   03-02-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By larry4pyro
I can't comment to your situation, but here's why...

I can't comment to your situation, but here's why I think the Volt makes sense for me:

1. I am retired and so most of my driving falls well withing the Volt's 40 mile electric range. However I...
Forum: General Saturn Sky Discussion   03-02-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By larry4pyro
I move an old Tom Tom GPS between my truck and my...

I move an old Tom Tom GPS between my truck and my Sky. In both cases it is mounted low on the dash. I use Velcro for the mounting and conceled power cords that stay with the vehicle. The GPS works...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   03-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By larry4pyro
I guess I should have consulted CR before...

I guess I should have consulted CR before ordering my Volt, goodness knows they've proven to be so reliable with their opinions on cars.
Forum: Technical Saturn Sky Discussion   02-26-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,906
Posted By larry4pyro
I share your dream, it's all about the sound and...

I share your dream, it's all about the sound and feel of the big runbling V8, and of course, the exclusivity of driving a unique car.

I see you live in California and as you know, California has...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   02-02-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By larry4pyro
I was wondering how long before someone noticed...

I was wondering how long before someone noticed this!
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   01-31-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By larry4pyro
BMW's New 4 Banger

BMW?s New Turbo Four Confirmed for the U.S. - Rumor Central (http://rumors.automobilemag.com/bmws-new-turbo-four-confirmed-16119.html)

"The new engine is based on BMWs turbocharged inline-six...
Forum: General Saturn Sky Discussion   01-06-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,841
Posted By larry4pyro
Now this is an audio system! Video: Chevy...

Now this is an audio system!

Video: Chevy S-10 boom truck nearly rattles itself to death, creates new hairstyles

YouTube - New Updates (Hell Yeah!)
Forum: Technical Saturn Sky Discussion   01-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By larry4pyro
I have an early 07 NA 2.4 liter Sky. If it sits...

I have an early 07 NA 2.4 liter Sky. If it sits for a week or two I hear what sounds like oil starvation at the lifters for a second or two when I start it up. I been thinking in the future, if it...
Forum: General Off Topic   12-15-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,594
Posted By larry4pyro
Yeah, this global warming is a bummer. It got so...

Yeah, this global warming is a bummer. It got so hot here is San Diego this week I had to put the top up and turn on the A/C.
Forum: Technical Saturn Sky Discussion   12-08-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By larry4pyro
CARB Certified Forced Induction?

Hi all. The powertrain warranty on my Sky is about to run out next February. So I am looking at upgrading the performance of the my 2.4 NA engine with a forced induction package. Does anyone know...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   12-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By larry4pyro
JRINKY - I've thought of a grid disconnect, but...

JRINKY - I've thought of a grid disconnect, but one complication is the solar array inverter has to first synchronize with the grid before it will operate. So I either have to "fool" the inverter...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   12-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By larry4pyro
Most utilities offer something called Net...

Most utilities offer something called Net Metering for photovoltaic user. Basically your panels are connected to the grid through your power meter. When you are producing electricity your meter...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   11-25-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By larry4pyro
Sorry for going off topic, but I felt I need to...

Sorry for going off topic, but I felt I need to correct this misconception. I've ordered a Volt and plan to power it from photovoltaic generated electricity. The solar array is in now, in fact its...
Forum: Roadster/Small RWD Market/Other Vehicle General Discussion   11-25-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By larry4pyro
Yeah, the Volt's transmission is really...

Yeah, the Volt's transmission is really interesting. Here's a link to some videos of the driveline engineer explaining the operation of the planetary gear set:

Exclusive Video: Want to Know...
Forum: General Saturn Sky Discussion   11-21-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,336
Posted By larry4pyro
Glad everyone was OK, that's the most important...

Glad everyone was OK, that's the most important thing. I hope you frame was not bent, here's why. I had an accident in my Sky that resuted in the frame being 9mm out of alignment. The body shop...
Forum: General Saturn Sky Discussion   11-14-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By larry4pyro
Hi, glad to hear that you were not injured. ...

Hi, glad to hear that you were not injured. Since this failure resulted in a loss of control, I think it is time to raise this issue to a higher level. I suggest you contact the GM Product...
Forum: General Saturn Sky Discussion   11-04-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
Posted By larry4pyro
Interesting point, I don't think the cruise...

Interesting point, I don't think the cruise control was on as I had just started the car about a mile earlier, and I don't recall any surge in acceleration prior to the car going out of control.
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