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#15776 of 18329 2005 Trailblazer LS
Jan 05, 2005 (8:20 pm)
I just bought a 2005 Trailblazer LS last weekend. I didn't really want to pay for a lot of bells and whistles, trying to keep my payments low, so I stuck with a base model with cruise control and On Star which every TB I looked at seemed to have for '05 and a trailer hitch receiver.
I got a GMS discount from a friend who works at the GM plant in Arlington, TX and got $2000 rebate for year end incentives. I paid just over $23,000 and got $1000 for my '96 Chevy Cavalier with 118200 miles on it so that knocked another grand off the total. So far I am enjoying it, and the only problem I have is the doors locking themselves sometimes while I am in the car with the key in the ignition. I saw that someone else posted the same problem. Not really a big deal, but kind of annoying. Other than that it's Great! I love all the cargo room !
#15777 of 18329 2003 Envoy SLT - Lighting in Rear Compartment
Jan 06, 2005 (5:19 am)
I have a question for the masses - When the button is pushed to open the rear glass, the light is activated. When my glass is lifted open the light fades. Is this the way it is supposed to work?
#15778 of 18329 Re: 2005 Trailblazer LS [larryjr]
Jan 06, 2005 (6:08 am)
Is the locking not the "anti-carjacking" feature that is supposed to be there? You may be able to turn auto locks off from your DIC, but if you do not have the DIC they probably set the locks to auto lock from the factory. I like the feature on mine. Enjoy your trailblazer!!!
#15779 of 18329 Needed.......Trucks with MILEAGE !!!!!!!!!!
Jan 06, 2005 (6:12 am)
Hello all! I am soon to start a new job as an on road rep. will be putting tons of miles on the Envoy. I would like to hear from you as to your total mileage on your vehicles 100,000 or 200,000 etc. and if you have had any probs with that mileage. I am trying to determine if I can drive the wheels off this thing or if I should sell it now and get a 4runner or something that I KNOW will do the miles and keep on tickin'.
#15780 of 18329 Re: brake fluid [scottc454]
Jan 06, 2005 (7:10 am)
Moisture gradually enters the system past the seals and through microscopic pores in hoses. It also gets in the system every time the top of the reservoir is removed to check the fluid, which a good reason not to open it unless you need to add fluid, and why they went to a translucent reservoir- so the level can be visually checked without opening it to air and moisture.
#15781 of 18329 Re: brake fluid [tblazed]
Jan 06, 2005 (7:40 am)
tblazed nailed it. The term is hygroscopicity and brake fluid is very hygroscopic.
There is little or no concern with brake system components rusting out. However, the more moisture that is introduced to the system, the lower the boiling point of the brake fluid. As temps rise during brake application, the fluid boils thus introducing air bubbles into the brake lines resulting in brake fade. If this goes unchecked, the pucker-factor can go way up if you need to stop from higher speeds in a hurry!
In the road racing apps I'm most familiar with, we would usually change the fluid three or more times a season. Most auto manufacturers seem to be recommending every two years. That's my plan in May '05.
One more thing, no need to go with high dollar silicone. It has a higher boiling point but is more hygroscopic than glycol, not compatible with glycol and harder to install and bleed. Seek out a quality DOT 3 or 4.
#15782 of 18329 Re: 2003 Envoy SLT - Lighting in Rear Compartment [lawrencew1]
Jan 06, 2005 (8:10 am)
I have the same vehicle. When rear glass is opened, all interior lights come on. I waited several minutes. The lights remain on until closing the rear glass and then go off immediately without fading.
#15783 of 18329 Re: 2003 Envoy SLT - Lighting in Rear Compartment [cbwilsha]
Jan 06, 2005 (8:50 am)
Thanks for the response, I guess the electrical gremlins are acting up again. Are you having any problems with the front fascia starting to have a gap under the headlights?
#15784 of 18329 Re: 2003 Envoy SLT - Lighting in Rear Compartment [lawrencew1]
Jan 06, 2005 (10:17 am)
Car will be 2 years old in April with 16,000 miles and I have had no trouble at all or complaints of any kind except an A/C cycling switch replacement.
Jan 06, 2005 (11:00 am)
Anyone that's ever flushed 4 to 5 year old brake fluid out will likely keep doing it, and maybe even do it sooner. Stuff will look as brown as Hershey's syrup.
The DOT-5 silicone brake fluid really isn't recommended for daily drivers anymore. It's not compatible with the others at all, but it is still used on some restoration projects when starting out with a rebuilt clean brake system, because it will lubricate and preserve seals and rubber parts. Stuff supposedly has a slightly "spongy" feel to it, and it doesn't absorb and disperse moisture like DOT-3 or 4.