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Old 04-05-2019, 07:52 AM
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04-05-19 Five Friday Workchat

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Old 04-05-2019, 08:00 AM
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I picked up my Volt last night from the dealer. I get home and notice the tow hook cover is missing on the front fascia.

1) I watched the tow truck driver remove the cover and use the hook to drag the car on the flatbed. Not sure why he didn't drive it up because I told him it would drive.

2) When I noticed the cover missing, the bumper foam is 100% blocking the tow hook threads in the bumper.

I checked my car thoroughly and did not find the tow hook cover.

That is a weird situation, who do I blame now?! Well the service writer called me this morning (I left message last night) and said the technician noticed the tow hook cover was missing but thought I already knew about it, and he indeed removed the fascia, so they would fix that foam I just need to bring it by. Ffff that, so now I have to remove my front fascia and install the foam correctly so that the tow hook threads are accessible. Btw this is Reason #559 to fix your own car. He needed to touch the fascia because they did a warranty radiator lolol, I'm guessing they broke it unless Kolt can confirm radiators fall under the Vaultec warranty.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:36 AM
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:45 AM
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people dropping like flies at my work. 3 people put in two weeks notice several days apart.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:54 AM
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I picked up my Volt last night from the dealer. I get home and notice the tow hook cover is missing on the front fascia.

1) I watched the tow truck driver remove the cover and use the hook to drag the car on the flatbed. Not sure why he didn't drive it up because I told him it would drive.

2) When I noticed the cover missing, the bumper foam is 100% blocking the tow hook threads in the bumper.

I checked my car thoroughly and did not find the tow hook cover.

That is a weird situation, who do I blame now?! Well the service writer called me this morning (I left message last night) and said the technician noticed the tow hook cover was missing but thought I already knew about it, and he indeed removed the fascia, so they would fix that foam I just need to bring it by. Ffff that, so now I have to remove my front fascia and install the foam correctly so that the tow hook threads are accessible. Btw this is Reason #559 to fix your own car. He needed to touch the fascia because they did a warranty radiator lolol, I'm guessing they broke it unless Kolt can confirm radiators fall under the Vaultec warranty.
What did they say was wrong with the car in the first place? The engine radiator is under the b2b warranty but the drive battery radiator is voltec. Honestly if I was you id just drill the foam. As far as the hook cover, probably ended up in the tow drivers pocket.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:25 AM
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This week has been very stressful. If it doesn't rain, or snow or bullshit weather I may finally enjoy a weekend.
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This week has been very stressful. If it doesn't rain, or snow or bullshit weather I may finally enjoy a weekend.
60s and sunny for this weekend, just gotta get thru the rain/snow today.
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:41 AM
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people dropping like flies at my work. 3 people put in two weeks notice several days apart.
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Gonna be in the 80's and cloudy out here. I got a busy weekend coming up. Fixing house stuff, cleaning out the garage, hopefully listing some parts for sale, golf, basketball, and trying to sneak in a nap.
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60s and sunny for this weekend, just gotta get thru the rain/snow today.
You're close enough so I'm hoping you're correct.

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Gonna be in the 80's and cloudy out here. I got a busy weekend coming up. Fixing house stuff, cleaning out the garage, hopefully listing some parts for sale, golf, basketball, and trying to sneak in a nap.
I'm buying a new set of golf clubs this year. My 5 and 6 iron have been repaired 2 and 3 times each, but the head keeps (literally) flying off.
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Kolt is the LNF in-tank fuel filter serviceable or replaceable?
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Kolt is the LNF in-tank fuel filter serviceable or replaceable?
Nope, the only cobalt that has a in-tank filter that is serviceable is l61 cars with nu6 rpo California emissions.

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What did they say was wrong with the car in the first place? The engine radiator is under the b2b warranty but the drive battery radiator is voltec. Honestly if I was you id just drill the foam. As far as the hook cover, probably ended up in the tow drivers pocket.
Some relay in the battery, they needed to drop the battery to replace it. That radiator must be for the battery then, I topped off the battery coolant to the black label before it left, it needed me to top it off when I got home yesterday. The front fascia on my cruze was super easy, so I will look at removing and doing a proper job as I always strive to do when reasonable.
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Nope, the only cobalt that has a in-tank filter that is serviceable is l61 cars with nu6 rpo California emissions.

So the only filtration is essentially the fuel pickup sock?
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Mornin' and Afternoon folks, I'm looking for paint to redo my bumper and FFS its expensive! Anyone know where to get cheap GM paint?
looking for Sport Red Tintcoat
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Originally Posted by steelmesh View Post
Some relay in the battery, they needed to drop the battery to replace it. That radiator must be for the battery then, I topped off the battery coolant to the black label before it left, it needed me to top it off when I got home yesterday. The front fascia on my cruze was super easy, so I will look at removing and doing a proper job as I always strive to do when reasonable.
That's kinda shady, they shouldn't have needed to do the radiator then and you shouldn't have had to top it off that quickly if they did the vac and fill procedure correctly. What type of coolant did you use? The hybrid system MUST use GM premix 50/50 dexcool otherwise it will eventually cause isolation issues, corrosion, and set codes.

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So the only filtration is essentially the fuel pickup sock?
Unfortunately yes.
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Unfortunately yes.
Well looks like I'm going to look into a inline filter setup.
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Mornin' and Afternoon folks, I'm looking for paint to redo my bumper and FFS its expensive! Anyone know where to get cheap GM paint?
looking for Sport Red Tintcoat
Any paint store will mix it for you if you give them the color code.
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Well looks like I'm going to look into a inline filter setup.
Ive seen a few people run filters in the engine bay on LSJ cars. you could add one right before the HPFP.
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Ive seen a few people run filters in the engine bay on LSJ cars. you could add one right before the HPFP.
That's the route I've debated on going, pretty standard style connection to get lines for and remote locate a filter somewhere.
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Ive seen a few people run filters in the engine bay on LSJ cars. you could add one right before the HPFP.
Thats kinda what I was thinking
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Any paint store will mix it for you if you give them the color code.
huh, didn't think of that, thanks for the suggestion.
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