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  1. GM's brake and go-pedal covers

    Hello, all. Former Regal driver here from 2014-2019. Early in my time with the Regal I installed the GM brake and accelerator sport adapters or pedal covers: Buick Regal Pedal Covers - Genuine Buick Regal Accessories I want to add the same things to my current Buick LaCrosse. I like the...
  2. Intermittent "Service Rear View Camera System"

    Since I picked up the LaCrosse last August, I've seen this twice, once late last year and again this morning. I have the car in R, of course, and the camera shows what's back there, with the addition of a black bar across the middle of the screen reading the text I quote above. I turn the car...
  3. Discovered a non-ethanol gas station!

    Actually the place has been in its current location in the mid-part of the city since 1994, according to them. And I've certainly seen it for years. Their fuel sign proclaims "No Ethanol," but until recently their posted price was quite a bit higher than even Shell stations, the acknowledged...
  4. Is there a gas pedal "adapter" for LaCrosse?

    Back in 2007 when I bought my first Buick, an '03 Park Avenue, I immediately loved the car (I wanted to drive it home after my first test drive instead of my then-current compact Mercedes!). But the gas pedal seemed at the wrong angle for my foot, no matter how I adjusted the seat or wheel...
  5. Reactions people have to your LaCrosse?

    Not that it matters. We Buick drivers know it's a fantastic car. But I'm curious. Yesterday on my drive home, I came up alongside a recent-model Regal in the same color combo as my LaCrosse, ruby red over cream. As we sat at the light the driver rolled down his window. He nodded, pointed at...
  6. Auto temp control: When does it work?

    Yesterday we had one of those rare (and great) cold days in Da Swamp. Cold for here, anyway: about 44 degrees, clear and sunny. As I was driving back home from an errand, I put the heat on, no A/C, just the fan, with the temp set to 72. The engine was thoroughly warmed up. Yet all I got from...
  7. Auto record books

    Some of you began driving, as I did, when there were still things like office supply stores. Many of them carried the little auto mileage record books in which you could record the mileage when you gassed up and your fuel mileage, as well as your other expenses for your car. Glancing at it...
  8. What psi do you guys run?

    The door placard on my 2016 LaCrosse specifies 33 psi. Now I don't want to go too high in an attempt to eke out a little better gas mileage and handling; the streets here are terrible (though the LaCrosse rides far better than the sporty-ish '11 Regal). Mine were down to 32 this AM -- we're...
  9. Painting the under-hood release lever

    I had occasion to check the oil yesterday on the '16 (it was fine). But that under-hood release lever is hard to find! The hood comes up an inch from the use of the inside lever. But everything is black under the hood at that point, and if sunlight is shining outside, you really have to paw...
  10. A 3.6 emblem for the trunk?

    It's legit, swearsies. I have a 3.6 engine, so I see no reason why I couldn't add a "3.6" emblem to the trunk next to "Buick" or above "LaCrosse." There are lots of 3.6 Cadillac emblems on EBay, but the sellers say that item won't fit a '16 LaCrosse. Is it because the emblem is flat, intended...
  11. Performance Programming?

    I posted this in the Racing Forum, but haven't got a response. Has anyone gone to the effort and expense of getting a tune for the 3.6 V6? There is one from a company called Performance Programming that offers 15 more HP, improved (they say) gas mileage, and crisper shifting and takeoff. Of...
  12. Little things you like or love about your LaCrosse?

    We have a "biggest complaint" thread; seems to me we should have its counterpart. What are the little things, or even the big, that you like about your LaCrosse? Mine is a '16 Premium I with the V6. Of course I love the smooth ride, the quietness, and the power it gives you with only a few...
  13. Oil Life Monitor: Who uses it? What do you see?

    I've had an OLM in the '03 Park Avenue, in the '11 Buick Regal, a monitor in the BMW which apparently actually tested the oil's condition, and now the GM OLM in the '16 LaCrosse. The BMW I didn't have long enough to see what it recommended. With the Regal, I'd be at 25% life left after ~5000...
  14. Performance programming?

    My new-to-me '16 LaCrosse Premium with the 3.6 is a great and smooth-handling car. But I wonder whether I could benefit, either in takeoff/passing performance or in gas mileage, with one of these: Security Check A little pricey, yes, and the only site I've found reviews on it is this one. Is...
  15. PCV Valve on the 2016 3.6 engine?

    Is there one that the user can replace easily, or is it buried deep within the manifold? Rockauto lists only a PCV hose as a part, not a valve, and Autozone lists only a canister purge valve and a canister vent valve solenoid. Advance Auto Parts does list a PCV Valve, which they call a BWD PCV...
  16. Delayed locking/passive locking

    I'm still learning the features of the '16 LaCrosse. One that disturbs me a bit is the feature where the car locks itself within a minute or so after I climb out and shut the door. When I'm washing the car, for instance, or I want to get something from the trunk. I hop out, shut the door...
  17. Instrument panel: How to keep it bright?

    About the only thing I'm a little bothered about with my LaCrosse, a 2016, is that the lighting of the instrument panel seems to have its own logic. At night, of course, it's as bright as you could want, and I can dim it if I feel like it. But in daylight . . . Yesterday I drove home in a...
  18. How accurate is the MPG meter?

    On my late '03 Park Avenue, there was an MPG meter, and you could read the gallons used as well. I found almost invariably that the former was 10% too high and the latter 10% too low: an MPG readout of 22 meant actually 20, and so on. I paid cash for gas then, so I would mentally add 10% to...
  19. What PSI do you run, on what tires?

    My new-to-me '16 LaCrosse came with Goodyear Eagle tires, and at 34K miles, seem to have good tread left. The door placard says 33 psi all around. On Saturday I aired them up to that and will get to the 60 psi for the spare shortly. But I'm curious: Do any of you increase or decrease the...
  20. New to the LaCrosse world

    Hello, all, I have returned! I joined Buick forums back in 2014 with the purchase of my 2011 Regal CXL. That car I traded in March of this year for a BMW 328i, which I enjoyed enormously . . . for the four months I had it. In July one of this pesthole's frequent savage rainstorms flooded it...
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