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#455 of 474 Odometer: Km vs. Mi.
Apr 06, 2007 (7:30 am)
My parents have a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora with an odometer that apparently reads in kilometers, while the speedometer reads in mph. Is there a way to change the odometer to read in miles rather than km? My dad says he's looked through the manual and can find no information on this. Someone suggested that perhaps the car had been manufactured for Canada delivery (distance in km and speed in mph) and that there is no way to change the odometer reading to miles.
Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.
#456 of 474 1996 with Check Engine Light
Jun 01, 2007 (9:16 pm)
My Check Engine light goes off and on. I just recently got the car and wondered what options I have. The car seems to be running great and the light does not stay on all the time. Any suggestions would be helpful.
#457 of 474 Re: 1996 with Check Engine Light [96auroradude]
Jun 02, 2007 (4:27 pm)
One or more of the national chains (like Autozone, PepBoys, etc.) will read the codes for you free. I have my own code scanner, so I haven't tried this and do not remember which companies. Check around.
#458 of 474 Resetting Low Tire Pressure indicator?
Jul 21, 2007 (9:07 am)
I got a notice that tire pressure was low. I fixed the tire pressures. But I can't reset the low tire pressure indicator. I press the reset button and the indicator goes off until I turn off the engine. On the next restart, the low tire pressure warning is back. How can I fix it to stay off?
#459 of 474 GM antifreeze ?
Jul 21, 2007 (4:22 pm)
I have 95 Aurora and the add coolant idiot light came on. I am concerned what type of coolant to use. I know GM uses the red coolant, but the green colored coolant is in the car. I am unaware if this has been replaced since I bought the car used. I also heard you should not mix the two, hence my concern. A little insight on the types of coolant would be great.
#460 of 474 I don't know which type...
Jul 23, 2007 (7:19 pm)
...came in the '95 Aurora, since that was around the time that GM started using the orange Dexcool stuff. I'm pretty certain '96 and up got Dexcool. If there's green coolant in there, unless you want to pay for a flush-n-fill go ahead and put green in there. On the other hand, if you don't know for sure when the last time it was changed, probably best to have the system flushed.
Absolutely do NOT mix the two different types of coolant. Find one you like and stick with it. The big knock on Dexcool is that, if it gets mixed with air, or non-Dexcool coolant, it turns into sludge. On all of my vehicles, I typically change out the Dexcool every 2-3 years (reminds me, both my Aurora and GTO are due for changing), around the same time I have the tranny fluid and the brake fluid changed...
GM switched to the Dexcool for two reasons:
1) Its purported longer life (they advertise 100k, I wouldn't run it for that long)
2) After some head gasket issues with early ('93 and up) Northstars they felt the Dexcool would work significantly better/not break down as early, hence the change...
Hope this helps,
#461 of 474 Re: I don't know which type... [hammen2]
Aug 12, 2007 (3:40 am)
That Dexcool is a very confusing issue, other than the sludge issue. As to mixing with air, that is unavoidable since it does not use a recovery bottle, at least on my 96, which has a tank. The fill cap says Dexcool Only.
I came upon a class action against GM pertaining to Dexcool. Some of the plaintiff and defendant claims seemed absurd, but that may be lawyers looking for something that will stick with a jury.
In any case, I wouldn't change without a good flushing, and intend to use the newer Zerex that claims it will mix with anything.
It seems weird that the green would be responsible for head gaskets unless it was worn out and allowing corrosion in the normal seepage paths culminating in failure. That was one of the claims in the suit against Dexcool. So, maybe Dexcool was not the answer to that problem. Certainly any sludge formation on the walls of the cooling system will slow the transfer of heat, possibly causing hot spots and warpage.
Unfortunately the truth seems to be hard to find, possibly because of false claims and law suits. I have my fingers crossed that Zerex may have overcome the problems and possibly the makers of the orange stuff have as well. Certain engines have more head gasket problems and so it seems to be a design problem. GM engines seem to have more problems, the newer ones since the death of old 307, 305, and other V-8's. The Ford list is shorter and the old 3.0 12 valve seemed near immune to the problem. Totally different on the 24 valve version. I had heard they were having so much trouble they were considering dropping the 24 valve 2 years ago with the slated death of the Taurus. Basically they are the same engine, just a lot more metal cut away in the head to make room for extra valves likely being the problem.
#462 of 474 Re: Resetting Low Tire Pressure indicator? [georgex5]
Aug 31, 2007 (8:16 am)
When you first start the car and the low tire pressure comes on use your select button and move to the last function then just before the date comes back on arrow down until you see low tire pressure and reset it there
#463 of 474 secondary air injection system fault code P0410
Nov 28, 2007 (11:41 am)
My 2001 Aurora V6 has the check engine light on indicating the fault above. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this problem? I did reset the fuses in the engine compartment and the light went off for 3 months. The check engine light is again on with the same fault code. Any suggestions are appreciated
#464 of 474 Re: '97 Aurora Stock Wheels MUST SELL [rissachick]
Nov 09, 2008 (3:47 pm)
Still have your Aurora Wheels?