The Lounge Off Topic PG-13. Introductions, cars, movies, work, relationships, etc.

04-05-19 Five Friday Workchat

Old 04-05-2019, 07:52 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (29)
 
royce777's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-08
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 8,413
Liked 122 Times in 102 Posts
04-05-19 Five Friday Workchat

Made it....
royce777 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 08:00 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 07-19-10
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 22,424
Liked 376 Times in 333 Posts
Thank goodness.
ECaulk is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 08:28 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,396
Liked 140 Times in 136 Posts
Been a long week.
jdbaugh1 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 08:56 AM
  #4  
Member
 
steelmesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-23-16
Location: MI
Posts: 360
Liked 21 Times in 21 Posts
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.
steelmesh is online now  
Old 04-05-2019, 09:36 AM
  #5  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Slowbalt2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 24,583
Liked 312 Times in 287 Posts
Tgif
Slowbalt2000 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 09:45 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (29)
 
royce777's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-08
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 8,413
Liked 122 Times in 102 Posts
people dropping like flies at my work. 3 people put in two weeks notice several days apart.
royce777 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 09:54 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Kolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-19-09
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 3,457
Liked 164 Times in 147 Posts
Originally Posted by steelmesh View Post
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.
Kolt is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 10:25 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
ProfDNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-31-16
Location: Frozen Wasteland of the North
Posts: 2,008
Liked 93 Times in 85 Posts
This week has been very stressful. If it doesn't rain, or snow or bullshit weather I may finally enjoy a weekend.
ProfDNS is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 10:48 AM
  #9  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: 04-18-14
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 14,897
Liked 438 Times in 412 Posts
In
Snail_SS is online now  
Old 04-05-2019, 11:06 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
chris88z24's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-03-07
Location: In the garage patching rust holes
Posts: 13,820
Likes: 0
Liked 25 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by ProfDNS View Post
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.
chris88z24 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 11:41 AM
  #11  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Slowbalt2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 24,583
Liked 312 Times in 287 Posts
Originally Posted by royce777 View Post
people dropping like flies at my work. 3 people put in two weeks notice several days apart.
Your turn
Slowbalt2000 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 11:43 AM
  #12  
New Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-23-10
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
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.
michael23v is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 11:46 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
ProfDNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-31-16
Location: Frozen Wasteland of the North
Posts: 2,008
Liked 93 Times in 85 Posts
Originally Posted by chris88z24 View Post
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.

Originally Posted by michael23v View Post
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.
ProfDNS is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 11:47 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 07-19-10
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 22,424
Liked 376 Times in 333 Posts
Kolt is the LNF in-tank fuel filter serviceable or replaceable?
ECaulk is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 11:54 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Kolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-19-09
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 3,457
Liked 164 Times in 147 Posts
Originally Posted by ECaulk View Post
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.

Kolt is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 12:00 PM
  #16  
Member
 
steelmesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-23-16
Location: MI
Posts: 360
Liked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
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.
steelmesh is online now  
Old 04-05-2019, 12:34 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 07-19-10
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 22,424
Liked 376 Times in 333 Posts
Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
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?
ECaulk is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 01:11 PM
  #18  
New Member
 
Join Date: 09-17-15
Location: Central California
Posts: 39
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
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
Joe09 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 01:31 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Kolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-19-09
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 3,457
Liked 164 Times in 147 Posts
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.

Originally Posted by ECaulk View Post
So the only filtration is essentially the fuel pickup sock?
Unfortunately yes.
Kolt is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 01:40 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 07-19-10
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 22,424
Liked 376 Times in 333 Posts
Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
Unfortunately yes.
Well looks like I'm going to look into a inline filter setup.
ECaulk is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 01:57 PM
  #21  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Slowbalt2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 24,583
Liked 312 Times in 287 Posts
Originally Posted by Joe09 View Post
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.
Slowbalt2000 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 01:57 PM
  #22  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Slowbalt2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 24,583
Liked 312 Times in 287 Posts
Originally Posted by ECaulk View Post
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.
Slowbalt2000 is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 02:09 PM
  #23  
Senior Member
 
Kolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-19-09
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 3,457
Liked 164 Times in 147 Posts
Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
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.
Kolt is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 02:12 PM
  #24  
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 07-19-10
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 22,424
Liked 376 Times in 333 Posts
Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
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
ECaulk is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 02:15 PM
  #25  
New Member
 
Join Date: 09-17-15
Location: Central California
Posts: 39
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
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.
Joe09 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 04-05-19 Five Friday Workchat


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.