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Forum: GX - First Generation 12-23-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By chiph9
Too-high tire pressures can cause tramlining (in...

Too-high tire pressures can cause tramlining (in addition to alignment & tire choice)

The 2016 CTS-V looks amazing. Hopefully it has a better interior -- Cadillac has had weak interiors for years...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-22-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By chiph9
Could this be the dreaded loose gas-cap? The...

Could this be the dreaded loose gas-cap?
The one that is a huge $20 to replace?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-22-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By chiph9
That 3 hundredth of a quadrillion of a pound is...

That 3 hundredth of a quadrillion of a pound is important!
:)

Common wisdom says that switching to synthetic in an older engine that has run on dino oil for it's entire life can result in drips &...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-19-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By chiph9
Take the key out and turn the wheel left/right...

Take the key out and turn the wheel left/right against the steering lock to see if it will release.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-16-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By chiph9
There's some debate over that. Some people here...

There's some debate over that. Some people here (myself included) think the value printed for the pintle-style hitch is a mistake (6,500 lbs) because it bolts to a frame cross member and not to the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-15-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By chiph9
Sorry, I installed the frame-mounted hitch, not...

Sorry, I installed the frame-mounted hitch, not the pintle style. Maybe someone else can chime in.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-15-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By chiph9
If you have a hitch rated for 6,500 lbs and the...

If you have a hitch rated for 6,500 lbs and the transmission cooler (small radiator), that means you have almost everything you need - you will also need a draw bar and a ball. Which are sold...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-14-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By chiph9
Yes, either that, or the frame-mount hitch. ...

Yes, either that, or the frame-mount hitch.

Just for you to double-check, look under the hood - is there a smaller radiator near the horns? If so, you have the trailer pre-wire from the factory,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-12-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By chiph9
I think it's an E-class Mercedes. Not 100% sure...

I think it's an E-class Mercedes. Not 100% sure though.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-10-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By chiph9
The GX demonstrating it's climbing ability

Drive responsibly, y'all.

http://imgur.com/ojCCwlZ

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-05-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By chiph9
Right, the RX is more of a direct competitor to...

Right, the RX is more of a direct competitor to the MDX.

The GX is taller, no question - I have no problems with the garage at home or at work (signed for 6'5" and I clear it by 3" or more)

The...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-05-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By chiph9
With 142k miles, I would go with the Aisin. ...

With 142k miles, I would go with the Aisin. They're more than likely the OEM for the part in any case.

For a belt, I like Gates.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-04-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By chiph9
At 142k miles, I would go ahead and change it...

At 142k miles, I would go ahead and change it just for grins, especially if I were in the area.

Normally, a tensioner loses strength over time, but I have heard of them getting locked into...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-04-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By chiph9
I've been meaning to stop by Goodwill and pick up...

I've been meaning to stop by Goodwill and pick up a cassette to try mine out and see if it works.
;)

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-04-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By chiph9
With the MDX, one thing to watch out for is...

With the MDX, one thing to watch out for is cylinder #4 on the J35 engine. For whatever reason, the spark plug for that cylinder tends to get loose over time, resulting in head damage. Prevention...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-04-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By chiph9
First I've heard of this happening. I would...

First I've heard of this happening.

I would take a look at the belt tensioner while you're in there -- when bearings go bad, it's often because the tension was incorrect.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-02-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By chiph9
Glad you were able to get it resolved. Chip...

Glad you were able to get it resolved.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-02-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By chiph9
Like Alan553 says -- it's a classic body-on-frame...

Like Alan553 says -- it's a classic body-on-frame SUV, and it is what it is. No 2" drop is possible.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-02-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By chiph9
I would start with checking the balance of the...

I would start with checking the balance of the tires.

1. What brand of tire?
2. Did the dealer do the work?
3. Did they do a road-force balance?

Out-of-balance is most noticeable on the front...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-01-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By chiph9
It only drops by an inch or so. I think the...

It only drops by an inch or so. I think the purpose of the low setting is to assist in hooking up a trailer. Because of the 8mph limit, it won't produce cleaner aerodynamics at highway speeds (like...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-01-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By chiph9
He'll need to provide info about which hitch he...

He'll need to provide info about which hitch he has (if any), then.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-01-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By chiph9
Sewell Lexus shows it at $729, but you'll...

Sewell Lexus shows it at $729, but you'll probably need some of the small trim pieces like the reflectors (each sold separately)
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-27-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,240
Posted By chiph9
The cheap digital tire gauges are surprisingly...

The cheap digital tire gauges are surprisingly accurate. Way better than the pen gauges, and better than any but the very best dial gauges.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-25-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By chiph9
Did you lubricate the guide rods? Chip H.

Did you lubricate the guide rods?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-24-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,240
Posted By chiph9
Yes. You're running the engine but not going...

Yes. You're running the engine but not going anywhere. So your miles are zero in the MPG equation.

Best thing to do is drive gently until the needle on the temperature gauge starts to move, then...
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