Ronnie

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  1. E-85

    It's my understanding that the problem with the four cylinders in the Equinox was caused by a faulty timing chain that lead to metal particles getting in the engine and destroying it. GM extended the warranty to cover the engine problems but I don't know how much. The V6 engines like in my Equinox didn't have that problem.
  2. Found for sale in the UK

    There's not enough information provided for for estimating the price really. Plus we don't know your market for a Reatta in the UK. It looks like a nice car in the two photos but I think $8500 would be a little high here in the US. I find it odd that a car that has spent it's life in the UK would have what appears to be a Rebel flag on the rear???
  3. E-85

    I just read this article on an Equinox like you have and it sounds like a good upgrade from the older ones like I have. I like the touch screen in the center of the dash. Mine has all the bells and whistles and I find it a little confusing to operate while going down the road. The new dash looks much simpler. I still like the looks of my Equinox. I'm not sure I like the looks of the new model better. Looks like they did wise up and put the fuel access door on the drivers side where it should be.
  4. E-85

    Ah. I didn't know they made one like that. Sounds like a great engine. Just hope it doesn't have the timing chain issues the old 4 cylinders had. I doubt it does.
  5. E-85

    That's really good. My 2012 has the 3.0 V6. I've heard the newer Equinox engines get better gas mileage but I didn't know it was that much better. I'm happy with 26 with it loaded down when we were on vacation last year.
  6. E-85

    A friend that owns an auto parts store says he uses an additive called Mix & Go to offset the effects of ethanol. If he uses it chances are it's pretty good. I've never tried it myself.
  7. I would like your opinion. YouTube videos on the forum are automatically sized to full screen with when posted. They not only take up a lot of space that you have to scroll past, but being being that large makes many of them that were filmed in low resolution very grainy looking versus what you see on YouTube's website. Although there is no option to allow forum members to change the size of videos, I have the ability to change the size once a video has been posted. Below are three sizes of the same YouTube video. Play each one of them to see what you think. If we can agree on a size I will make all future YouTube videos that size. If the large videos we currently have are preferred that is fine with me to. Standard size you see on YouTube's website. Mid-size video (this is the one I like) Full width (default size when you post a video)
  8. E-85

    I don't know if flex fuel has anything to do with it but the Equinox will get over 26 mpg on a trip with any fuel I put in it. That's not bad for a big vehicle with four people and their luggage. Most gas around here is 10% ethanol. You have to look around to get pure gas.
  9. Screen size might matter. I use a computer most of the time with a 22" monitor. Screen resolution is set at 1280 x 768. For me the old videos in full screen size look a little grainy. Perhaps they would look good on an iPad screen. I have one and I'll look at the examples above on it later. I was hoping others would chime in with their thoughts on this but it appears no one really cares.
  10. I'm starting this ongoing thread to allow you to alert any prospective buyers to Reattas for sale on Craigslist. These are ads that a person might not otherwise find. This thread could also be used to ask other forum members questions about Reattas that might be available in areas they don't have access to that are listed on Craigslist. The title of your post should include a short description, the model year of the car, and the location of the car. Don't forget to include a link to the Craigslist ad in your post. You're not responsible for anything other than letting others know what's out there. It's up to them to make contact and get details. Posting an ad for a Reatta on Craigslist is pretty easy. Find a Reatta on Craigslist that you think is interesting. Then while viewing the Craigslist ad, right-click on the address bar at the top of your web browser and copy the link. Reply to this thread and type in a descriptive title for the Craigslist ad. Paste the link to the Craigslist ad you copied below the title of the ad. After that you can add details about the ad if you like or even a photo. Give it a try you can't hurt anything. If it doesn't turn out the way you want it can be deleted and you can do it again. Have fun! Only ads for Reattas and Reatta related items found on Craigslist should be posted in this thread.
  11. Winter Buicks

    Great photo. Congrats on your new Reatta!!
  12. E-85

    I have a 2012 Chevy Equinox (V6) that has a "Flex Fuel" decal on the rear of the car. Not all of the Chevy Equinox have that decal. I wonder if that means it is supposed to perform better that other Equinox if ethanol is in the gasoline? I've not taken the time to read the owners manual that might explain what it means.
  13. Please do us a favor and stop posting the results of your google searches here on the forum. What you posted only serves to clutter the forum with unnecessary information that interrupts the discussion. If you have first hand knowledge to contribute please do so but please stop giving a lecture on every subject that comes up based on what you read on the Internet. Thanks.
  14. Kevin, I like bright trim too. The finish on my bumpers are yellowing and have a few minor scratches. I need to refinish them but just haven't gotten to it yet. When I do I will probably just sand and polish them the same way I did when I refinished the Mustang wheels. It takes a lot of time but you can make them look like chrome if you put forth the effort. Then hit them every now and then with Mother's Metal polish to keep them looking good.
  15. Since the exposed aluminum on a lot of Reatta bumpers needs refinishing, I'm surprised that we don't see any Reattas that have the aluminum painted over on the tops of the bumpers.
  16. That is a beautiful Reatta! I like the wheels on a '91 much better than other years and they make a black Reatta really pop.
  17. I think we should all be cautious of posting photos of other members' cars that have been modified using photo editing software without their express permission. ( I'm guilty of doing this myself.) Just because we find photos here in the forum or elsewhere on the Internet does not mean that those photos are in the public domain. The original person who took the photo automatically has copyrights to the photos unless he/she expressly relinquishes those rights. I have a feeling that grScott may not like the photos of his car modified and reposted. He takes a lot of pride in how his car looks and the photos of it he posts. Just sayin...
  18. Power enhancement ideas

    If I ever have to rebuild my engine I will probably do it the way you did. I like the idea of having a supercharger bolted on so i might check into doing that while I had the engine out but I doubt I would do it.
  19. Too far off topic of performance so I moved it over here
  20. Power enhancement ideas

    What are your thoughts on the switch and having the converter lockup turned off?
  21. Imitation is the highest form of flattery! Thanks for posting. I agree, all Reatta owners should watch the video. It's long but there is a lot to learn from it. A lot I didn't know.
  22. Take a look at 63vikings car and see what you think. I personally like the them black. EDIT: I should add that I do think 63vikings car looks good with air dam looks good since he has other normally black parts painted silver.
  23. Performance Muffler Applications on Reattas

    Dave, Did you ask Walker if those mufflers are discontinued? Since they are being sold on eBay I wonder if that isn't the case.
  24. Favorite Pictures of My Buick Reatta

    Another beautiful Reatta from the 2014 ROJ Reatta calendar I did. This one belongs to forum member 89 Maui. In a sea of red Reattas this color really stands out.
  25. Post your favorite Reatta advertisement. It should be an advertisement for the NEW Buick Reatta like videos of TV commercials, magazine ads or brochures produced by GM. Not used Reatta advertisements. This is my favorite Reatta advertisement