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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
#1242 of 1864 The gas mess
Jan 01, 2008 (5:39 pm)
This all started in the 1970s Does anyone recalled that mess--well they started to make small cars then with good mpg I had a pinto that got 35 plus. At the same time I had a chevy pick up with a v8 that got a mind blowing 10 mpg.
Now I have a few geo's1994 metro 45 mpg [have done better then 50mpg], 1998 metro 4cly 35ish mpg and a prizm 4 door that pushes 40 mpg at freeway speeds. Plus a small gm pick up and a must have parts supply [parts car}. Now to look at this from a fuel useage point of veiw A 2005 chevy pickup v8 gets about 30ish that add's up to a 300% increase. now a days a small car with gas only eng today gets 40ish that is only a 15% increase from the old pintos mileage. Now with that out of the way the people we have in charge in this counrty need to lead us full heartly into more engergy saving lifestyles. The media also needs to do so. We have known for 35 years how easy our apple cart of fuel supplys can be tipped over by others in this world. We have run in and out of high fuel prices and supplys of fuel, that have lead us to worry only short termed. We have seen car co's make some great little cars that have work and are for the most part as safe if not more safe in some cases then bigger vehicles We all need to want to save fuel and ours selfs in the process. To demand co's like GM and others to make good fuel mileage cars like the old metros were. I miss seeing that little 3cly in a new car I have heard of other countrys that do have them still being made but they are not here do to safety standards. Well what else can I say we need to be as free as we can from nutty countys like Iraq or Iran. So we have control [or at least more control
] over our fuel supplys and useage
#1243 of 1864 How to Set Clock
Jan 12, 2008 (7:34 am)
I've recently purchased a 2000 Chevy Metro LSI 2 door hatchback with 4 cyl automatic & 68K miles. Love the car but can't figure out how to set the clock on the factory am/fm stereo radio. The owner's manual is absolutely no help, since there are no labeled buttons on it that indicate "hours", "minutes" or "set". Can anyone out there help? Thanx.
#1244 of 1864 grinding sound when turning - not CV
Jan 14, 2008 (4:35 pm)
got a '94 Metro that started making a grinding sound when turning right. quickly turned into grinding when turning in both directions. thought it was the CV joints so I replaced them, but it's still happening. any thoughts?
got the car used and it was badly maintained.
also, anyone know where I can get a timing belt cover? The old belt was loose and ripped up the cover.
#1245 of 1864 Re: grinding sound when turning - not CV [jonboymetro94]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:32 pm)
It is probably a front brake pad that is worn down to the audible wear indicator. If the pads on a given caliper wear unevenly, it frequently results from sliders that have not been lubricated properly. There is also a chance the noise comes from a bad front wheel bearing, but it is more likely from a worn brake pad.
You can order a new timing belt cover from your local Chevrolet dealer, but you can also get a used one for less money from a wrecking yard. Many wrecking yards have an interchange book that lists the range of Metro model years with timing covers that will fit your car.
#1246 of 1864 Great little car
Jan 17, 2008 (11:19 pm)
I love my 93 Geo convertable. I bought it when someone donated it to charity. I get from 40 to 50 mpg. It is a 3 cyl 5 spd. People complain about the noise and ride but come on, it is an econ box. The biggest problem people seem to have is with AC which I don't have or want. We call it our toy car and only drive it when the Ieather is decent. I hope it lasts me as long as i am able to drive and I"m 68. I have had to replace alternater, oxy sensor and exhaust and had seats rebuilt. I get very dirty looks from wife when I mention I had a good offer on it.
#1247 of 1864 Re: Great little car [leaper1]
Jan 18, 2008 (3:24 am)
Good for you!
You take care of it, it will take care of you!
I'm quite anxious for monday. I found a brand new XFi cam that I'm putting in my 2 door Geo (Espresso Nero). Better fuel economy and better torque in 1-2-3.
At the other end, I am changing to the final drive gears from a 4 cylinder SOHC tranny. This will lower my RPM's from 3000 to 2500 at 65 miles an hour. I got these drive gears from yung'ones going the other direction: POWER and SPEED ! So they keep breaking their GT tranny's. As the GS tranny's have the same gearing, except the final drive, they rely on this supply but discard the slower gears. One's garbage is another's treasure applies well here.
If anybody want a direct contact link for a gear set. Do not hesitate to ask. This speed shop demon wants 100 for the set (excellent condition)or FREE if you want to exchange a GT set. The GS set that you find on the 1,3 SOHC has 74 teeth on the ring and 21 on the drive. You can learn all about this on metrompg.
#1248 of 1864 Safe Cruising speed
Jan 18, 2008 (4:39 pm)
What's a good safe cruising speed for a 92 2 door 5 spd. Everything in her is stock?????
#1249 of 1864 Re: Safe Cruising speed [lobertga]
Jan 18, 2008 (5:37 pm)
My '90 2 door, 5 speed isn't really happy in 5th below 55mph. I usually cruise between 60 and 65, and will go 70 when conditions are right. I feel it starts to strain if I hold it above 70. Driving like that, with an engine that has used the same brand and viscosity of synthetic oil (Castrol Syntec 5W-50) ever since it was first broken in, the engine now has 270,000 miles on it; with no internal engine work or any problems at all. I think that speaks for itself.
But that only applies to an engine which is in good mechanical condition, and is kept properly tuned. If the engine doesn't run as well as it could, then it may not be able to sustain high speeds or heavy loads without suffering some damage. Bad gas which makes it ping frequently will also cause damage. So will having the ignition timing too far advanced, or using a spark plug which is too hot for the engine.
#1250 of 1864 Re: 96 metro with poor gas mileage [dkuhajda]
Jan 18, 2008 (6:40 pm)
I need help with understanding which notch on my pulley need to allign with my camshaft... i have two notched on the pulley one with a little bumb right underneath near a little hole or a notch with nothing elese under it p;ease i know my description isnt to good but if someone know enough to help me out that would be great
Jan 18, 2008 (6:42 pm)
I need help with understanding which notch on my pulley need to allign with my camshaft... i have two notched on the pulley one with a little bumb right underneath near a little hole or a notch with nothing elese under it please i know my description isnt to good but if someone know enough to help me out that would be great