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  1. I forgot to open the yellow cap (vent line) and almost overflowed the pan. The Black oil pan does just fine as long as the yellow and center are open. ;)
  2. steve - I would take it to Modena Autowerks off of W. Bellfort. They do great work.
  3. No. Loren - what is your suggestion regarding the 30k check-up? Most of the Ind. dealers will not do the check-ups only. I just want someone else to look over the car besides myself. (I live in Houston).
  4. The local dealer is charging $250 just to do the inspections for the 30k check-up. I have already done the oil change, filter change, and pollen change-out. Do you think this is reasonable?
  5. My 03 does not use any oil between oil changes (maybe a little, but not noticeable on the stick). I usually change oil between the 7-10k range. The Mobil One certainly does not break down in that range and could probably last a lot longer (oil gets dirty, but does not wear out in between oil changes). Changing every 3k is a waste of money & an environmental issue (as said before).
  6. Everyone - thanks for your info. I usually fill up at either a Shell or Chevron station. I seem to get the best mileage from the Chevron gas. I was in a hurry a couple of weeks ago and filled up at a cheap place. I got about 50 miles less per tank than my average. I think it does make a difference where you buy your gas.
  7. What brand of gasoline do you use? Does anyone use the so-called "No-name" brand at the local corner convenient store? I would like to know why you use your particular type of gas. I am not referring to Super unleaded and such, but the type of filling station you buy your gas from. I would appreciate your response.
  8. Loren - Here is the picture (look at far right on the warning lights)
  9. Thanks Neptune - I will give them a try. I need to get my 30k mile check-up fairly soon.
  10. I was replacing my air filter this past weekend and decided to clean the TB since I was already there. There was a little build-up on the outer edges, but nothing significant. I cleaned thoroughly and put back together. Immediately, my car started much better and I did not have any hesitation while accelerating. What a difference this little job made. I will probably make this a periodic maintenance check.
  11. CA - thanks for this tip for removing the MAF connector. I was able to push-in the connector towards the air box and heard a click. It came right out.
  12. Does anyone know of a good Houston repair shop other than the P-Dealers? Anybody taken their car to Euro-Werk?
  13. The other (Cruise) light is to the right of the "Q" light. It looks just like the one in the speedometer cluster, but I have never seen it lit up during the start of the car. I don't see it in my manual, but it is there.
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