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HUMMER H3, SUV
#652 of 1272 Re: Hummer 3 [rogerv1]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:20 am)
Fairly good gossip says 2007 should have about 20 more hp than 2006. Will still be much less than 300.
Why do you want so much hp? I'm perfectly happy with mine as is. If I wanted something to do stoplight racing I wouldn't have gotten the H3. Seems to be a good balance between speed, low end power, and economy.
Plenty of other car-based SUV's with more hp, and the hemi Grand Cherokee is pretty nice, but the H3 is hands down the coolest choice.
#653 of 1272 Re: Hummer 3 [humbleag]
Oct 24, 2005 (7:37 pm)
Yep - motortrend website future section shows GM testing an upgraded 3.7L I-5 Vortec that will become the new base engine! They are guessing that the 3.7L will be good enough for 245 hp. GM is also considering a performance (Alpha) version for the H3. It's anybody's guess about the Alpha engine, but there are rumors about the I-6 Vortec, a turbo 3.5L I-5 Vortec, or (my hope) a TurboDiesel engines.
I am also waiting for more power in H3. It's not for racing at stop lights. It's for towing a 4000 lb boat trailer in the Rocky Mountains. I need at least 250 hp / 270 ft-lbs to keep up with the slow traffic up mountain passes.
#654 of 1272 Mobil One 5W-30
Oct 26, 2005 (7:38 pm)
I just purchase a new H3 on Saturday and I'm having a blast. I got 600 miles on it already and want to change the Oil at a 1,000 miles. Has anyone used Mobil One 5W-30 in your engine? Is it worth it or just a sales pitch? I called Hummer today and they would not recommend the Oil. He said as long as it met GM 6094M Standard (which it does), it is ok for the engine. Input anyone?
#657 of 1272 Looking to a H3 soon
Oct 26, 2005 (11:46 pm)
I live in Southern California and looking to buy a H3 soon with Luxury package/automatic and several accessories. Has anyone purchased 1 recently in Socal and can recommend any dealer/saleman? And what pricing should I expect? I plan to soup up H3 with lots of accessories so is it a good idea to buy them straight from the dealer or better to get them aftermarket?
#658 of 1272 Re: Mobil One 5W-30 [tidester]
Oct 27, 2005 (6:54 am)
Thanks for the info. Overall, it sounds like Mobil One is the best off the shelf oil. Also, it appears that many people wait till 7500 or 10,000 to change their oil instead of the standard 3500. Are you using Mobil One?
#660 of 1272 Re: Mobil One 5W-30 [grc4]
Oct 27, 2005 (8:23 am)
I use Mobil 1 5W-30 in my Audi but only because it has two turbos. I've also found that 5W-30 can be hard to get. I won't use syn oil in our H3 because I see no need for the extra but very expensive protection. Syn oil is technically far superior but, in a practical sense, few car or truck engines actually need or benefit from the properties it provides. It makes some sense for commercial use or racing engines that are regularly run at their limits..or with turbos where a coked bearing can cost you $5K+. For daily drivers its better IMO to change the oil & filter more frequently than to spend $5/qt on high tech oil that gets just as dirty. I think using syn oil in most cars is like carrying a parachute on airliner.
Oct 27, 2005 (1:15 pm)
I've been reading all the GMID request and notice name, birthday and last 4 digit of SSN are needed in order to obtain the certificate. Is this legit? I am worry about theft identifity. Is it too much info to send someone?