Last post on Jun 07, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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Pontiac Vibe, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#77 of 86 Re: wintertime gas mileage [maxx4me]
Jan 08, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Having read your message, I suggest you read my answer to ve2cy (#75 on page 4) using the listed products & following the same procedure. I can almost gaurantee your little Vibe will not use any more oil. Because I run the listed products in my '03 Vibe, I change my Oil & Filter only once a year. Even then, at the end of each year, the oil still looks like new, as if it came out of the bottle.
#78 of 86 Re: wintertime gas mileage [lubeexpert]
Jan 09, 2011 (3:58 pm)
he, he....too late; I've already retired the car. At 2 quarts loss per oil change, I can tell you that your solution would have no impact on the fact that oil is seeping around the rings. Many, many Corolla owners have experienced the same thing over the past 2 decades.
#79 of 86 Re: wintertime gas mileage [maxx4me]
Jan 09, 2011 (5:03 pm)
Sorry to hear that. I was hoping you could get it in A1 shape so it could be as totally reliable & high performance as mine. (I have solved excessive oil consumption in the past with other vehicles using that procedure).
#80 of 86 Re: Low MPG's [lubeexpert]
Jan 10, 2011 (4:38 pm)
Hello David ... yes, I saw it ... thanks for your info - by the way, my car just hit 90K kilometers, which is 56K miles, and the maintenance symbol has just come on ... since I don't have a dealership close, I'm not sure yet what to do.
Anyway, how much would all of the above cost (rough approximation). I only put about 5K miles a year, since it is our second car, so there might be a trade off. On the other hand, just wasting less gas would make me feel a bit greener, lol.
#81 of 86 Re: Low MPG's [ve2cy]
Jan 10, 2011 (6:46 pm)
Thank you for your reply/inquiry. I figured the cost two ways, at retail price & at Dealer/Preferred Customer price. I also looked up the product numbers for you.
For all of the products (AMSOIL, Wix & cheap supertech filter for flushing), the Total Suggested Retail Price = $191.60
Total Dealer/PC Price = $146.70 As you can see, it really pays to become a Preferred Customer (PC) (hopefully through me). The $20.00 it costs for a PC account for a full year would be returned 2-1/2 times in a case such as yours.
As for the cost of having the Transmission flushed, I can't really say. It depends on the average prices in your area, who you go to, etc. Mine cost $170.00 & I supplied the AMSOIL ATF! BTY; A new Tranny Filter is also required. Since AMSOIL does not carry that filter, it had to be special ordered by the garage. Bottom line is, to do it all, you're looking at $300.00 - $400.00 Yea, expensive, but I am reading & hearing that by the end of this year, gas will be $5.00/Gallon!! Probably well worth the investment to get your little Vibe in Tip-Top condition!
#82 of 86 Re: Low MPG's [ve2cy]
Jan 10, 2011 (6:54 pm)
PS: Your Vibe takes a #Ea15K09 AMSOIL Oil Filter & a #46834 Wix Air Filter.
#83 of 86 Re: pontiac Vibe 05 Fuel tank problems [redhornet77]
Jan 11, 2011 (4:37 pm)
Is it possible that you do have a full tank but the floats are stuck, or there is some other problem with the fuel gauge giving you a incorrect reading? As far as I know, all Vibes have a 13 Gal. tank.
#84 of 86 QUITE STUNNING
Mar 15, 2011 (5:41 am)
My vibe is 2004 1.8l and about 52000km (32318mil) mileage. I just made 158 miles on 13.5
litres petrol (approx 52mpg) on the highway without air conditioning. Is this mileage achievable
in real world numbers? Just some worries though: the airbag signal on the dashboard is always
on and the abs does not come on on the dashboard. Help please!
#85 of 86 Re: Low MPG's [lubeexpert]
May 03, 2011 (3:01 am)
I used to follow a Mercedes Benz discussion list where lots of discussion was devoted to synthetic oil and its benefits especially related to diesel MB engines. It was pretty much a given that those who used it (in this case Mobile 1) saw oil consumption decrease because of cleaner rings. The other comment I will make is that I used to live next to a man who was a petrol distributor. He had a red Chevy truck with 300K miles on it (long commute) and had not been wrench for anything other than standard wear items (plug, belts, filters, etc). All fluids in the truck were always synthetic. Never a problem with anything. He is on top of having the least scratched fixed and the truck looks and runs like it came off the showroom floor. He changes the oil every 12K miles.
#86 of 86 Love the Corolla engine
Jun 07, 2012 (2:17 pm)
I just got 41 mpg on my Corolla Vibe automatic on all highway driving with the cruise control on most of the time and sticking to 55-60 miles per hour range. I think that is unbelievable. I got 35 mpg on the way home, speeding the entire time with no attempt to baby it. I also got 37+ on another fill up with the cc on some of the time and a partial lead foot other times. I currently get 33 in suburban driving. I was amazed at the 41. It was the only (and probably last) time I was the "slowest" person on the road, in no particular hurry. I am quickly approaching 60,000 miles on the odometer, so perhaps that is the break-in mileage