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Recent content by The Pool Man

  1. Loss of Power/ Ticking/Slipping... or is it something else? OPINIONS NEEDED

    Thanks so much DB, ZBB, and KJ. I'm a computer smartphone guru but cars? Not so much. And here I was thinking babying my baby would help her out. I have a local mechanic I trust. Should I go to him every two years (say) and have him do a cleaning? Something like that?
  2. Loss of Power/ Ticking/Slipping... or is it something else? OPINIONS NEEDED

    So I dropped it off yesterday. Got a quick call within two hours. The rep deployed MUMBLED GARBLED GARAGE SPEAK on me when I asked exactly what was wrong and what they fixed. He insisted on saying it fast and I insisted he slow the sh!t down so I had half a clue of what he was talking about...
  3. Loss of Power/ Ticking/Slipping... or is it something else? OPINIONS NEEDED

    UPDATE So... I ran an OBD scanner and got code aP030. Cyclinder 4 Misfire.
  4. Loss of Power/ Ticking/Slipping... or is it something else? OPINIONS NEEDED

    Sorry guys. I changed my mind on posting the video but forgot to edit the initial post. I lost my OBD scanner but just ordered another. Also -- I have a feeling this could be covered in the powertrain warranty, no?
  5. Loss of Power/ Ticking/Slipping... or is it something else? OPINIONS NEEDED

    Greetings, I've noticed that after longer drives (100s of miles) with my 2015 Encore (18,000 miles) something acts up a little. On a San Diego back to LA drive, towards the end of the trip, the car 'stuttered' heading up a slow incline. At first I thought it was bumps in the pavement below...
  6. Buick Encore Car Audio Questions

    I'm not technical that way but I did augment my system after purchase and learned two things -- 1. Buick gets moody about supporting the car electronics if you 'mess' with them 2. The turn signal sound goes through the system. And so if you add amazing bass to your Encore any time you use a...
  7. 2015 Encore Car with Lock Dash ALERT

    Low Car Battery for the win! I was still under my four year warranty and it was fixed and replace gratis. :cool: Thanks everyone!
  8. 2015 Encore Car with Lock Dash ALERT

    It may be battery problems. Especially because it's been colder recently and batteries don't like cold.
  9. 2015 Encore Car with Lock Dash ALERT

    Now and again when I get in my car and drive off, I notice the Car with Lock Dash alert is on. The only fix is to turn car off, walk away, and come back. Otherwise the car works fine. I think the security system isn't sure the owner has unlocked it? What do you think?
  10. Slamming on BREAKS produced weird RUMBLE/ROLL sensation. You?

    As my hairs grey I wasn't sure I wanted to completely SLAM on the breaks again (because of my neck) but I did two hit the brakes hard a few times and --- -- and nothing was amiss. Hmm. It probably was something on the road the one time.
  11. Slamming on BREAKS produced weird RUMBLE/ROLL sensation. You?

    Greetings, I was in a situation where I had to suddenly SLAM the breaks on my 2015 Buick Encore. Knowing some sort of anti-lock break thing would happen. The resulting sensation wasn't... comforting. It was like the breaking mechanism half worked. I've had anti-lock in other cars firm...
  12. Buick Encore 2015 mileage

    I've only driven my Encore some 5000 miles in its first year. Very little highway. Until this last weekend where I did 560 miles all at once, entirely highway. Some uphill, some downhill. The average mileage was UNDERWHELMING. Two questions -- 1. The average mile display in car averages...
  13. A definite GROAN or two when starting up the engine

    Hiya, 2015 Encore. Running good. Except for a sound it makes now and again. I live in Los Angeles and so it's likely not weather related. I start the car and allow it to warm up (rev down). Once I shift it will sort of let out a deep GROAN. I back up out of my garage and drive slowly to...
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