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#16771 of 17118 Re: Saab clearance, 50% off... [colin_l]
Jun 26, 2012 (1:25 pm)
Even so I think parts will be hard to come by.
#16772 of 17118 Re: Saab clearance, 50% off... [ateixeira]
Jun 26, 2012 (1:38 pm)
Probably be a good idea to have a 3rd car... or 2nd for a single person.
But I think these cars could be a good value. I don't need or want one, though!
#16773 of 17118 Re: Saab clearance, 50% off... [colin_l]
Jun 27, 2012 (8:12 am)
Only dealer can bid, though. So I'd be paying a markup above the 50% minimum bid.
A 4 seat convertible would be nice, but the dog would make us feel crowded even on the 2.5 hour drive to the beach.
I doubt I'd do it but $22k would be tempting if it really cost just that much.
#16774 of 17118 Re: Saab clearance, 50% off... [ateixeira]
Jun 27, 2012 (9:03 am)
Out-the-door prices could eventually get that low, but they'll certainly start higher. I doubt dealerships will pay even 50% msrp.
You and your convertibles.
#16775 of 17118 Re: Saab clearance, 50% off... [colin_l]
Jun 27, 2012 (9:08 am)
I may still be riding on 2 wheels, like you, had I not had 3 (yes, three) bikes stolen from me over the years...
#16777 of 17118 Re: TPMS [colin_l]
Jun 28, 2012 (6:04 am)
.......but it's technically illegal and tire shops aren't supposed to allow any 2008+ cars to leave their shop without sensors.
Correct. This past November the NHTSA restated their position on this to the Tire Industry Association, so expect it to be enforced with more vigor.
We went thru this with our 'new to us' '08 Toyota Sienna. It turned out that the Tire Rack winter package from our '02 Honda Odyssey fit the Sienna. TR confirmed it was within offset tolerance (off by 5mm), and that all we needed was a new set of centering rings. But at issue was the lack of TPMS sensors.
I found a number of sellers on eBay. These guys buy box lots of TRW and other sensors, and many have 'make an offer' on their page. I bid $90 for 4, and the seller agreed. The service pack kits for all 4 (seals and retainer nuts) cost an additional $10 from another seller.
Tire Rack suggested a local installer that would update my winter package, inserting the sensors in place of the rubber valves and rebalancing.
I don't know about Subaru or Audi, but Toyota systems are not self learning. You need to manually program the TPMS computer with the sensor's ECID thru the OBD port, and tell it which set of 4 you are running with each changeover. Not wanting to have to return to the dealer for this, I invested in an ATEQ Quickset module. I store all the codes on my PC, and use this black box to transfer and update the Toyota.
#16778 of 17118 Re: Colin, this Bud is for you... [rsholland]
Jun 28, 2012 (6:21 am)
LOL definitely not.
#16779 of 17118 Re: TPMS [fibber2]
Jun 28, 2012 (6:32 am)
I don't know about Subaru or Audi, but Toyota systems are not self learning. You need to manually program the TPMS computer with the sensor's ECID thru the OBD port, and tell it which set of 4 you are running with each changeover.
I think this is true for all cars, but I suppose there could be a few that you can change sensor codes through the infotainment system. It wouldn't be that hard to implement.
I would need to buy a VAG (volkswagen auto group) specific dongle and software, which runs about $350. Once I have that, though, I could datalog and change allowed parameters such as resetting the maintenance interval, but you can't do full-on ECU tuning..,. at least not with the software that RossTech provides which everyone uses.