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#1365 of 1675 tires for fwd 2008 equinox
May 21, 2009 (7:52 pm)
fI deliver newspapers for a living. I m in and out of drives very quicklly. so my tires get tortured. The oew are bridgestone dueller ht but are below minimum at 13000 miles.
Is it true that new cars out of the factory put on tires with less ply, and they wear out much quicker ? this has happened on a 2005 chevy silverado with the same tires.
I was told Kouhmo solorus kr21 are good and continential comntract. any sugestions.?
#1366 of 1675 Re: temparature gauge [rvoth]
May 22, 2009 (4:28 am)
Thanks for the info, (rvoth). I've copy/paste your reply and I will follow the procedure, I'm going to flush the system myself and save lots of $$$ for sure. Thank you!
#1367 of 1675 Re: tires for fwd 2008 equinox [john1965]
May 22, 2009 (7:09 am)
try the Yokohama Avid TRZ. they are rated 700 (compared to the 480 on the Bridgestone Dueller HT) and are a good fit for the car. Good traction all conditions, good handling on the highway and local roads. You can get them at discounttiredirect.com for $102 a tire with free shipping.
May 23, 2009 (4:19 pm)
I was cleaning my Nox today and I noticed that someone drove over a freshly painted white line with the truck.
Result...my inner fenders (black plastic) are spotted all around with dry white paint splattered by the tires.
I tried to remove the paint with soap, spot remover, soap pad, gasoline, paint thinner nothing worked. One of those products has made my plastic fade, good thing I tried them on a spot that doesn't show to much.
Can someone suggest me something or has tried something with success to remove paint spots on plastic without damaging it?
#1369 of 1675 Re: Paint [laserblue]
by steve_ HOST
May 23, 2009 (8:36 pm)
Now that they are nice and clean, how about just repainting them with some of that spray paint that's intended for use on plastic?
#1370 of 1675 Re: Paint [steve_]
May 24, 2009 (4:43 am)
My guess is those inter panels are black plastic and by painting them the junk including stones etc. will end up chiping the paint and in about a year it will look as bad if not worse.
#1371 of 1675 Re: Paint [dmathews3]
May 24, 2009 (11:25 am)
Thanks for your advice but I saw your replies after the job was done. Let me tell you what I did (might help someone else in the future).
Last night I went to bed thinking about that paint and what I could do about it.
This morning I woke up with an idea...I brought a bucket and the water boiler outside and boiled some water. Put some plastic gloves on and with a sponge and boiling water I've wet the paint and with some old credit card and such I scrubbed the paint off.
With some elbow grease and patience it worked. My hands are kind of reddish now but my inner fenders are back to there original state (almost) I've put a good coat of "armor all" and if you didn't know about the paint mess, you can't see it.
#1372 of 1675 Re: Paint [laserblue]
May 24, 2009 (4:23 pm)
Great, sometimes it is just better to sleep on a problem and then you can look at it from a fresh angle.
#1373 of 1675 Re: Paint [laserblue]
May 26, 2009 (4:37 pm)
Lacquer thinner usually works the best even on plastic and metal no after effects, my guess is the gasoline was the culprit. I would also agree with the plastic spray paint or they also sell undercoating spray you can get at an auto parts store.
#1374 of 1675 Re: Equinox Backfiring [equinoxc8]
May 29, 2009 (10:44 am)
I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox and a few months ago it started making this same popping noise when started. Would this also cause the service engine light to come on? We took it to AutoZone to have it tested to see why the light was on and I got a print out of several different things that had to do with the emissions system. Could it be the Catalytic Converter?