I checked Walmart first, but every fucking every one of them near me were out of the oddball size the Cobalt uses. I ended up finding a 25% off coupon for Advance in my email, so I went with their AutoCraft Gold. It worked out to the same price as the EverStart Maxx
So I notice the other my boost gauge wouldn’t go past 4-5psi at WOT, even though I can hear the blower giving the full whine. Look under the hood, notice the two vacuum lines going to the bypass valve are completely dry rotted
$72 later, still won’t read past 4psi. I’ve read that the boost gauges sometimes go to shit, so I’ve got one of those in order. Surprisingly an OEM Chevy/ Autometer boost gauge from a dealer was damn near half the cost ($59) of an Autometer Sport Comp.
Hoping that fixes it, if not it’s either the bypass valve, which is like $40, or the actuator (thing the hoses connect to), which I can’t find for under $200... yay for boosted life
One of my canter caps popped off at some point.... Rather than pay $18 for a single center cap, I decided to spend $22 to replace the stock brushes caps with chrome ones that come on Impalas and Malibu’s.
Stock left, new right
I actually think they work a bit better than the ones that came on the car.
Idk if it’s because it’s a Florida car or from the engine heat, but the hoses they used on this car are just trash
For instance, I had to replace the washer nozzle line (that runs across the firewall) about a year ago because nothing was coming out, but I could smell the fluid.... Turns out the shit was snapped in half and leaking onto the header, and the rest of the line so hard and brittle that it snapped into another 8 pieces when I tried pulling it off.
This is exactly what I mean when people ask me what’s so special about ford’s over chevy’s Every fucking Chevrolet or GM I’ve ever touched has cheap ass brittle rubber and plastics... meanwhile the ‘71 f100 in the back yard still has a fully intact original windshield washer reservoir and lines