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  1. For Sale Attention Chicago area late-model Regal owners: snow tires, brake disks, too annoying to ship

    I still have all of it, but after taking a quick look at Rockauto, it seems the '14 GS has a 345mm front rotor, while my '12 uses a 355mm front rotor, so I'm thinking they won't work. Did you want anything else though?
  2. For Sale Attention Chicago area late-model Regal owners: snow tires, brake disks, too annoying to ship

    Chicago area Regal enthusiasts: I recently traded in my '12 Regal GS, but I still have a few items that are just too much of a pain to ship out, so these are being sold local only (Southwest suburbs of Chicago). One full set of snow tires mounted on 18" Moda Rims. The tires are Michelin X-Ice...
  3. Chicago People, Need Your Help For ZZP Alternative Front/Center Pipe Fitment for LHU GS Model 2012-2013

    I will miss my Regal, that's for sure... it's only been two weeks and I already miss it. My wife and I decided to buy a small horse farm, and although I tried, the Regal just can't tow a trailer with a skid-steer on it or haul a ton of horse grain, so the Regal was traded for a pickup truck...
  4. Chicago People, Need Your Help For ZZP Alternative Front/Center Pipe Fitment for LHU GS Model 2012-2013

    I agree that the ports don't match in the picture you showed, but you might want to call him about that (unless you already did). When he made the very first one for me I pointed that out and I thought going forward he was going to ask if it was for a turbo or a GS and match that oval port...
  5. For Sale '11-'?? Buick Regal hub/bearing

    A couple years ago I noticed the trend of rear bearing failures on the '11+ Regals. Mine was a '12, so I figured it was just a matter of time before I had a rear bearing failure, so I picked up a spare to have ready in case it happened. Well, it never happened, and I just had to sell my Regal...
  6. For Sale 2012 Buick Regal Factory Service manuals, 4 volume set

    I recently sold my 2012 Regal, so I no longer need my copy of the factory 4-volume (printed) service manuals. $300 from Helm plus shipping. (2012 Buick Regal Service Manual Set) $150 with pickup from the Chicagoland area, or we can talk shipping, but these things are pretty heavy (over 20...
  7. For Sale Werks 'shorty' downpipe with copper gasket, LHU Regal ('11-'13)

    I recently traded in my Regal. Before I did that I removed the Werks shorty pipe I had on the car. I also have the copper gasket that fits between the pipe and the turbo outlet (another $39 from the Werks site). Pipe with copper gasket is $369 plus shipping on the Werks web site (no cat...
  8. Chicago People, Need Your Help For ZZP Alternative Front/Center Pipe Fitment for LHU GS Model 2012-2013

    The problem with replacing the front/center pipe is that it contains the OEM flex/expansion joint... the 'expansion' part is the key. There don't seem to be any aftermarket pieces like this that shops like Werks or ZZP can use that allow the exhaust system to extend and contract, as is...
  9. When does the truck release work/not work?

    By the way, all these years later, I am sure I know the interlocks now. In order for the button on the trunk to work while the driver is seated in the driver's seat with the FOB in his pocket (as would be the normal case if you were dropping someone off at the airport for example), you must hit...
  10. Key Fob Trunk Release (always going off by accident)...

    2 shot trunk release relay GM Part number 19119267 That's GM's official cure for the problem... mine was a piece of lexan cut to fit over the buttons and then I wrapped the entire thing in electrical tape.. I never hit those buttons anyways.
  11. CEL for stuck bypass valve

    The reservoir is there so that the ECU can open the bypass valve before there would be enough vacuum in the manifold to do it. I'm sure GM didn't spend that money unless they felt they needed to in order to prevent turbo surge under 'some' condition. Granted, that condition might be rare and...
  12. '12 Regal 2.0 Turbo surging at mid - high RPM

    What I was getting I would not call 'surging'. Every time I 'floored it' it was like I was flipping a coin... heads I get full power, tails I got low power. But that 'result' seemed to stay until I backed off and tried again. I can't say I ever noticed it coming and going during a 'pull', but...
  13. "back that thang up!"

    Yeah, back from the dead thread... But I did install a backup camera into my non-Intellilink '12 GS and can tell you that it can not be just wired in. You need a module to convert a standard camera signal into the special signal the display in our cars use. That module also listens in to the...
  14. Downpipe replacement

    Thanks for the pictures... that's cool as there are no LHU-equipped AWD (4x4) Regals in the US like yours. To answer your question, the 'GS' is the highest trim level available here. In 2012 it was also only available with a manual transmission, but in 2013 you could get it with an automatic...
  15. 2012 Regal heat only works on “hi” setting

    I do not know where the 2013 Lacross has its various temperature sensors. You might want to try the Lacross area of this forum though as maybe someone there knows. I did confirm that my scan tool (a Foxwell NT530 with the GM software) will read the values of the temperature sensors on my car...
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