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#1150 of 2056 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [e_net_rider]
Oct 29, 2010 (4:43 am)
3.0L was not "scrapped", it appears to be reallocated to different models within GM. The crossovers and certain Cadillac models still offer the 3.0 that, as you all know, is the same DI DOHC aluminum engine family as the 3.6L that they can charge more for due to higher output numbers. The Buicks probably did not need two V-6 engines with the I-4 intro, so the I-4 fit the low end models and the 3.6L was a better fit for the higher priced CXS (with no I-4 option).
Seems to be more marketing and pricing driven than engineering or performance to this limited view individual with no inside track. The 3.0L with the new 6-speed is great in the 2010 Lacrosse and all reports are the 3.6L is more responsive with more bore size, higher tuning requiring premium fuel like Cadillac, and resulting in faster vehicle for higher priced models and targeted customers with more $ to spend
#1151 of 2056 Re: Lacrosse vs Avalon [rainman5542]
Oct 29, 2010 (7:05 am)
If you look at video closely it shows a coin holder and a little cubby for a cell phone or keys. Well, my CXS does not have that coin holder (I wish I had one though) and I had never noticed that cubby before. All this time I thought it was a fuse box.
Rainman, I don't know about you but many buyers cross-shopped the Avalon with the Lacrosse. The 2011 Avalon is a worthy competitor when it comes to ride, sophistication and handling but the exterior styling is too bland...and conveys too much of a granda image. The 2000 - 2004 Avalon XLS (generation 2) was the best Avalon and closest to a Buick, and by extension, the new Lacrosse.
#1152 of 2056 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [crankeee]
Oct 29, 2010 (6:28 am)
While I found the 2010 Lacrosse with the 3.0 that I drove to be perfectly fine, the engine has been castigated for its lack of low-end torque and generally disappointing output. Certainly if I was buying a car like a Lacrosse or CTS where the choice of either the 3.0 or 3.6 was offered, the 3.6 would be the choice.
#1153 of 2056 Re: Lacrosse vs Avalon [bwia]
Oct 29, 2010 (9:19 am)
I use the well hidden and little drop down storage box for business cards. I don't have a coin holder in my 2010.
When I bought, I needed a USA/UAW made (VIN# startinging with a "1"0 car and looked at Ford Taurus. Had to reject and US makes manufactured in Mexico etc. Defineltly no Japanese makes. I transfered/sold a lease on a Mercedes E350.
#1154 of 2056 Re: Lacrosse vs Avalon [rainman5542]
Oct 29, 2010 (12:07 pm)
Maybe Buick wants us to get bags for silver and hang them from the rearview mirror.
BTW, if you have HUD, the little covy hole next to the pull open does not exist.
#1155 of 2056 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [ab348]
Oct 29, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Have you compared it to one with the 3.6L?
I test drove one, maybe CXL fairly loaded, and it just did not get when I put my foot in. At the time I thought it had less acceleration than Malibu with 4 cylinder. But then that might have just been perception. Anyway it matched what many have said but then I just don't get it. If 3.0 & 3.6 have same stroke, just different bore, then torque should be proportional. Maybe you got one that was intended for Cadillac? Or maybe the one I drove was just doggy.
My experience of driving Malibu Ecotec with 4 speed and 6 speed trannys was like having a very different engine. So, after driving Impala with 3.6 and 4 speed I expected 3.0L with 6 speed to be quite comparable. Not so. And the 3.6 will fly, have you checking speedometer if you put foot in it because you'll end up much faster than you realize. 101 is not an interstate, yet.
#1156 of 2056 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [crankeee]
Oct 30, 2010 (1:59 pm)
I've got the 3.6 in my CXS, and it only reccomends higher octane gas, but will run fine on 87. 87 is all I use.
#1157 of 2056 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [cooterbfd]
Oct 31, 2010 (5:25 am)
It does run fine on 87. But I did try 91 octane and got ~19% better mpg. The test was to short - highway miles but less than 100 miles on each- so I'm still going to run more checks.
#1158 of 2056 Homelink headache
Oct 31, 2010 (5:55 am)
Does any one have problems with Homelink?
I have followed the instructions in the Lacrosse manual (as well as online) but I cannot get Homelink to work. What am I doing wrong?
I have a Genie garage door opener with the so-called rolling code and a two-button remote. I believe the opener was manufactured in 2006 but I’ve never been able to get it to work with my former car and now the Lacrosse. I’ve tried everything but the result is always the same. The garage door stays mum. Even my son-in-law an engineer and tech savvy could do no better.
Bloggers any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#1159 of 2056 Re: Homelink headache [bwia]
Oct 31, 2010 (7:08 am)
Have you visited homelink.com?
They have programming help and they have FAQs. I assume they have contact by email for phone where you could give your model for Genie along with your car model for additional help.
Process: Program a garage door
Vehicle: 2011 Buick LaCrosse
HomeLink® Location: Visor
Door Opener: Genie CAUTION!
Before programming HomeLink® to a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure that people and objects are out of the way of the device to prevent potential harm or damage. Your motorized garage door or gate will open and close while you are programming HomeLink®. Do not program HomeLink® if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. A moving garage door or gate can cause serious injury or death to people and pets or damage to objects.
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle's engine while programming HomeLink®. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death. When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside of the garage.
Do not use HomeLink® with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by U.S. federal safety standards (this includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door that cannot detect an object signaling the door to stop and reverse - does not meet current U.S. federal safety standards.
If programming a garage door opener or gate, it is advised to unplug the device during the HomeLink® programming and also if performing the "cycling" process to prevent possible motor burn-up.
NOTE: Some vehicles may require the ignition to be turned on or to the second (or “accessory” or ACC) position for training and/or operation of HomeLink®. It is also recommended that a new battery be replaced in the hand held transmitter of the device being trained to HomeLink® for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio frequency.
For first time training, press and hold the two outer HomeLink® buttons, releasing only when the HomeLink® indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. (Do not perform this step when training the additional HomeLink® buttons.)
Position the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink® surface (located on your visor), keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink® button and hand held transmitter button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink® indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing indicates successful training.)
Note: Some garage door openers may require you to replace step 3 with the “cycling” procedure noted in the “View Canadian Instructions” section.
Press and hold the trained HomeLink® button and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light is solid/continuous, training is complete and your device should activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed and released.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for 2 seconds and then turns a solid/continuous light, proceed with the following training instructions for a rolling code device. A second person may make the following steps quicker and easier. Please use a ladder or other device. Do not stand on your vehicle to perform the next steps.
At the garage door opener receiver (motorhead unit) in the garage, locate the “learn” or “smart” button (usually near where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the unit). If there is difficulty locating the training button, reference the garage door opener’s manual or contact us.
Press and release the “learn” or “smart” button (the name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer). NOTE: Once the button is pressed, there are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step.
Return to the vehicle and firmly press and hold the trained HomeLink® button for two seconds and release. Repeat the “press/hold/release” sequence up to 3 times to complete the training process.
Retain the original hand-held transmitter of the RF device you are programming for use in other