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Chevrolet HHR, Wagon
#101 of 130 flex fuel
Apr 06, 2010 (10:18 am)
Thanks, but I do know what it is. Question is how long is going to take them to refine it enough to be worthy.
There is no question as to running regular or premium. To run regular unleaded is absurd. The gamble you are taking, compared to the little bit of savings at the pump, and the performance loss, is totally obvious.
I alternate between medium grade and premium and really experience no performance change. I pretty much run the crap out of my little ride, so I am at least going to feed it well.
#102 of 130 Re: MPG [haufniensis] DIC
Apr 12, 2010 (9:20 am)
PLEASE explain to me how to reset my DIC?
I had oil changed and it was not reset, and I am interested in the MPG - how to know what I am getting city vs hwy.
I have 19,000 on a 2008 HHR SS (love it! - well, minus the no console).
Thank you very much.
#103 of 130 Re: MPG [haufniensis] DIC [ali1969]
Apr 13, 2010 (4:39 am)
How to Reset the Engine Oil LifeSystem.
The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to changeyour engine oil and filter based on vehicle use.
Whenever the oil is changed, reset the system so itcan calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where the oil is changed prior to a CHANGE OIL SOON message being turned on, reset the system.
After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset:
1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN, with the engine off.
2. Press the information and reset buttons on theDriver Information Center (DIC) at the same time to enter the personalization menu. See DIC Vehicle
3. Press the information button to scroll through theavailable personalization menu modes until the DIC display shows OIL‐LIFE RESET.
4. Press and hold the reset button until the DICdisplay shows ACKNOWLEDGED. This will tell
you the system has been reset.
5. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF
For vehicles with the 2.2L (VIN Code V) or 2.4L(VIN Code B) engines, you can also reset the system as follows:
1. Turn the ignition key to ON/RUN with theengine off.
2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedalslowly three times within five seconds.
3. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF, then start the engine.
If the CHANGE OIL SOON message comes back onwhen the vehicle is started, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the reset procedure.
MPG (L/100 KM) AVG (Average)
Press the information button until MPG (L/100 KM)AVG displays. This mode shows how many miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) yourvehicle is getting based on current and past drivingconditions.
To reset the average fuel economy, press and hold thereset button while MPG (L/100 KM) AVG is displayed.
Average fuel economy is then calculated starting fromthat point. If the average fuel economy is not reset, it iscontinually updated each time you drive.
MPG (L/100 KM) INST (Instantaneous)
Press the information button until MPG (L/100 KM) INSTdisplays.
This mode shows the current fuel economy ata particular moment and changes frequently as driving conditions change. This mode shows the instantaneousfuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per
100 kilometers (L/100 km). Unlike average fueleconomy, this screen cannot be reset.
Apr 16, 2010 (5:14 am)
How many m/p/g did you get with the 2.4 L engine in City and Highway driving?
Please, not the DIC average but the "real" calculations.
Ex: miles between fill-ups (from full to almost empty tank) or from where to where? (this city to that city).
Apr 18, 2010 (6:16 pm)
anyone try E85 in their HHR?
It's the only E85-capable vehicle in USA availabe with stickshift! hooray!
#106 of 130 Re: 2.4 L real MPG [laserblue]
Apr 20, 2010 (8:42 am)
I am heavy on the throttle, and run 95% or more hiway driving. Last tank, the fuel lite came on at 366 miles. That leaves 2 gallons in tank. So with a heavy foot I do pretty much right at 400 miles per tank. I alternate between premium and medium grade fuel. Really cannot see any significant difference. I think I will try running just mid grade fuel for a few tanks in a row and see what happens.
Apr 20, 2010 (8:47 am)
I have intermittent lack of response from my remote to lock or unlock the doors.
Sometimes takes several pushes. And different aims. Feel like a retard walking alongside my ride pointing remote at it and pushing button. Any ideas?
Manual says DIC will inform when remote battery is low.
#108 of 130 Re: remote [sbecks]
Apr 20, 2010 (9:45 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. I would replace the battery first, and if that doesn’t work take it to the dealership to have it looked at. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#109 of 130 Highway fuel range
Jun 11, 2010 (4:18 pm)
We're going on a road trip for 1 week to see our daughter (2 adults with normal cargo)... luggage, gifts, 1 cooler.
Planning to do only highway driving from point A to point B and leaving very early in the morning.
It's our first highway trip with our new 2010 HHR 2LT (2.4 L engine). We will be cruising between 65 mph to 70 mph and don't have a slightest idea what could be my fuel driving range on the highway.
Could you give me your experience with your fuel tank range on the highway?
#110 of 130 Re: Highway fuel range [laserblue]
Jun 14, 2010 (3:13 pm)
It should be ample, 350-400 mi. We just returned from a 225 mi trip (each way). Varying speeds up to 75 mph most 60-70, A/C on all the time, loaded with 3 passengers and cargo. 2.4/auto. 28 mpg. You will probably stop, and fill up before you have to. Enjoy.