Last post on Dec 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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Pontiac GTO, Auto Repair, Coupe
#33 of 54 Re: gas cap [roadrunner70]
Jun 22, 2008 (8:04 pm)
if yours busts, a pontiac dealer can give you a new one in a jiffy - i think the letter said at least until 100k. i bet they will go beyond that. probably faster to buy the stant/whatever replacement at an auto parts store, but won't be free. i drove for a month before i noticed my gas cap was not holding pressure whatsoever. worst mpg ever. with the vertical filler neck, it's almost impossible to splash gas out if you keep the shiny side up - but when the cap breaks, the evaporative losses are considerable.
#34 of 54 Re: Troubleshooting my 2006 GTO [jaromirj68]
Jul 26, 2008 (3:43 pm)
I have an 06 GTO as well and am having the same kind of problem you were experiencing when you wrote this. Did you have any luck fixing the problem? Any suggestions for me? Thanks.
Aug 04, 2008 (2:20 pm)
I found a brand new '06 on a dealer lot in July '07 and promptly bought it. The car now has 8600 mechanically flawless miles on it. I'm considering the 490hp Bobcat package from SLP, but this also raises some concerns for me being that I'm completely not a gearhead.
This mod involves swapping out heads, pushrods, and rocker arms. I'm pretty sure that voids the warranty and I'm sure will cause lots of problems if not done carefully and correctly. Is anybody here familiar with SLP and, specifically, the Bobcat packages? Will SLP also install these parts? Does SLP pick up the portion of warranty that is voided by the installation of the mod?
I plan on calling SLP direct and asking these same questions, but I thought I'd ask here to get feedback from folks who are living with this mod.
I appreciate any responses.
#36 of 54 Re: SLP Mods [lowflier]
Aug 07, 2008 (8:42 am)
Why not just bolt on a supercharger. The internals will hold up to it, certainly up to 500hp, and your mileage might actually improve.
#37 of 54 Re: gas cap [roadrunner70]--GOT MY LETTER....mparis1
Oct 06, 2008 (7:58 am)
Got my replacement letter this Sept. 2008....replace ment for 10 years or 120,00 miles. you have to hear the "rachet" sound when closing...just close lightly...do not push down....I have no problem...25,00 miles
#38 of 54 Interior Fuse Box
Oct 10, 2008 (10:34 am)
I have a 2005 GTO. Can someone tell me where the interior fuse box is and I how I get to it? My owners manual says it is on the drivers side below the instrument panel. I can't find it. It must be hiding.
#39 of 54 Re: Interior Fuse Box [mooner2]
Oct 12, 2008 (5:16 am)
above your left knee/thigh as you drive - the standard/old-school USA-car position. the panel/rocker under steering wheel hinges at the back.
three pressure-latch-connector things attach it near
the front. it's really a very solid setup, but i already broke one of the latch/connector things on mine, so don't be a doofus like me and pound on it trying to get it to re-latch.
you can pry it open gently, just keep applying more force gently down at the seam/gap directly facing driver, and the panel will pop open.
btw on mine i found a 20A fuse inserted for the USA-absent-cig-lighter, conveniently available for replacing the burnt fuse for accessory/center-console.
#40 of 54 Re: Troubleshooting my 2006 GTO [jaromirj68]
Dec 27, 2008 (7:03 am)
please change the ( COOLANT TEMP SENSOR ) THAT WILL FIX THE PROBLEM.
#41 of 54 Re: Troubleshooting my 2006 GTO [elias]---HELLO ELIAS
Dec 30, 2008 (9:01 am)
Hello Elias ....nice to see you again.....wonder how is GTO Robert doing?
Can you advise me? Or other members?
Question----Engine Service Lite came on---26500miles-----possible oxy. sensors ???
Can I still drive around?
What Service should I have done? coolant,plugs, filters????
#42 of 54 AHOY THERE M CITY OF LIGHTS #1! / gas cap? /Re: Troubleshooting my 2006 GTO
Dec 30, 2008 (10:15 pm)
hey there mparis1...
GTO Robert's ls1gto/ls2gto web site seems to be doing fine!
Let's hear it for $1.53 gasoline! Woo Hoo!
26500 is way early for an O2 sensor to go.
Is your gas cap loose-goosy? If yes, you can probably get a free pontiac replacement at a dealership with a quick unscheduled stop like I did.
Pontiac has sent letters extended the warranty on the GTO gas cap twice so far.