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post #71 of 79 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 02:41 PM
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My mom's HHR did great for many years but at about 100,000 miles it started really going thru headlight bulbs. I think they found a bad ground somewhere, so check that.

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post #72 of 79 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 09:11 PM
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The nox likes wheel bearings, all struts and ball joints are original.rear is on third set of wheel bearing and the front I think is on the fourth.all the bearings did not fail.........doing a major at like 200k I did rotors and brakes and I did the wheel bearing while I was in there.since it is fwd the rear bearings have no axle in them and that makes it a piece of cake.in an hour........take off tire, remove caliper bracket, remove rotor, remove abs sensor, remove 4 bolts and hub is out.install new hub, connect abs sensor, install rotor, caliper bracket, caliper, wheel and go for a ride .it really likes headlight bulbs............if you ever read the package on bulbs it says they last like 300 hours.well I drive this car about 25 hours a week so in 3 months I am at the life expectancy of the bulbs because anytime the car runs the drl's are on and the drl's are the low beams.
Try going with Fenton V8 LEDs. They're in the middle as far as cost of LED headlamps go, but, they will last a very, very, very long time....
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A lot of LED headlights are not DRL compatible, check the sellers info as some will notate that in there literature.

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post #74 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 11:12 AM
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I have a 2013 Equinox bought at 33k miles used it was in great condition, took it to California and back twice from Florida and taken it on 1500 mile trips frequently. It’s currently at 102k and the only problems I’ve had are replacing the original battery and getting new brakes and tires. It doesn’t run through oil like everybody says in fact it hardly uses any, I think pre-2013 equinox have more problems from the reviews I’ve seen. Overall I love this car I have no doubts it will last 300k
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mine is now at 333,000a couple more miles to be 1/3 of a millionuses a quart about every 500 miles nowI think it is getting tired
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mine is now at 333,000a couple more miles to be 1/3 of a millionuses a quart about every 500 miles nowI think it is getting tired
Hi! This is GM. That oil usage is fine. And would you be interested in testifying on our behalf in exchange for a “private” SCA extending your warranty to 10 years, 120,000 miles? LOL!

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@mgmsequinox, add me to the list. I crossed the 300k threshold today!

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well I have something like 343 right now..........next step 350.........put a water pump in about 2 weeks ago..........what a pain
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It's a matter of willpower. My last beater, it was a first generation FWD Chevy Malibu, aka last generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, a 1999 version. It was my haul truck, my tow vehicle with the 60 degree GM V-6, mine had a 3.1. It made it to 265k miles before it puked it's hollow camshaft. It's last professional touch was on the road, somewhere on I-40 in Arkansas. The father-son team in Clarksdale, Arkansas diagnosed my leaking coolant (while moving from Tulsa to Rome, GA) and replaced the front timing gear cover gasket for just over $200. A real deal and am very grateful. Got me back on the road to Armuchee, GA where, almost 2 years later it cracked it's camshaft in two, on the busiest intersection in town. Got bless, I buried the throttle to keep it running, got it home where it got towed to the recycler, eventually making it to the land of the dead.

I could have gotten a junkyard GM engine, pretty easy, tons of them around in the pull-a-parts and done a transplant. For not a lot more than what I paid in repairs and extra night lodging in Arkansas.

But no, I let it go. The last and final of my beater "burnbombers" (as my local pot dealer and fellow freshman dorm inhabitant called my ride back in 1972).

Now my tow vehicle is the Nox. My better half has here pretty new Honda Pilot Elite and it says garaged always. The Nox has been kicked out for awhile now. It makes a mighty fine tow vehicle, in the brown and black Blackstone leather with the kick ass Pioneer audio with subwoofer.

My next touch will be new syn oils in the engine and transmission, and installing a new aux trans oil cooler.
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