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Old 09-24-2009, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good sites for Metro Parts?

I FINALLY GOT ONE !!! not 1000ft from my house next to 7-11 there it was a blue metro. I stop and YES !! its a 2dr XFI 1.0 5speed! no air but thats ok $100 and a junkyard visit will take care of that.

$597 ! I thought it was a typo or it was missing a one but no its $597 run great ! need some exhaust work and an ebrake cable other than that its good to go!

No rust anywhere I could find except little spots. shock towers SOLID no rust.

VERY COOL!

SO is there a good thread for "what you should do with your new metro"

also any good metro parts sites? not everyone carries parts for them and they tend to be a bit on the pricey side!!

for my VW Thing we have specialized parts sites such as the thing shop etc..

is there a similar following and sites behind the metro?

For now here is what I am looking for. Exhaust. not sure what yet (put a down payment on it hopefully have it paid off in 2 or 3 weeks or so)

LH Front Fender and Hood. they are actually in good shape and paint is good but they have a few small dents and If I can replace them easily enough I will so it looks really nice.

Any suggestions etc.. greatly appreciated!

50mpg here I come!!!

how hard is it to do the fuel pump? I assume its a 10gallon tank? so far every single car I own and my father owns and my mother owns has had to have the fuel pump replaced since the switch to ethanol !! (still looking for suggestions on ways to get NON ethanol fuel in SE PA S Jersey)

I was even considering mixing it with water to to force phase seperation of the ethanol and then siphon off the water whats left would be about 84 octane gas (can the metro run on this? how well?) and then mix in some aviation fuel or racing fuel to "blend" to the proper octane. Suggestions?

the MPG pain is really painful with the ethanol its costing me some $1248 a year extra in gas now!

Looking forward to suggestions! can't wait to start driving my new critter!

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Old 09-24-2009, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I get metro parts from rockauto.com sometimes, good prices and service.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are a few sites for Metro fanatics like..........

TeamSwift • Index page
Geo Metro Forum - Got MPG?

And some performance parts are available also like cams, gears, valves, etc here....

http://geometroforum.com/pages/3tech

No need to do the fuel pump unless you have an issue. These cars do not usually have problems with the fuel pump since the pump is submerged in fuel even when the tank reads empty. You will find this out when you fill up and can only squeeze 7-8 gallons in a 10 gallon tank that reads empty. It's just the way those gauges are.

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree in 14 years I have NEVER replaced a fuel pump and thats in NINE CARS neither has my dad and neither has my mom.

since ethanol in an 8 month period EVERY SINGLE CAR WE HAVE has had its fuel pump puke. thats 7 fuel pumps in an 8 month window.

I am worried the ethanol is going to kill my new metro fuel pump once I start driving it (I put 400-600 miles a week on my cars)
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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lol @ that comment/link ^

The people at the Geo Forum are really nice. You should be able to get a lot of help from them.
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thank you very much. looks like it will be very easy. also had to change the fuel pump in my dad's lumina apv the other day (more ethanol casualties) it was shockingly easy even with a full tank. Like my jeep things were logically laid out.

Now the 98 Windstar and my 92 Clubwagon. They should be shot for how they designed those Grrrr :-)
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I have a question, where are you buying your gas? That is just really weird that you have had that many fail, I have ran 87 e10 ever since its introduction with nothing other than a few MPG loss.
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well you may not have enough miles to encounter a problem. I figure it takes on average 4-5 years for E10 to kill the fuel pump.

The miles I drive means I do that 4-5 years in 8 months to 14 months. (I drive 40,000 or more miles a year)

This is why I think so few people are connecting the dots with this E10 problem. IE they no longer have the car by the time the fuel pump pukes and the next owner just thinks its a used car so it happens.

The few of us who really crank up the miles AND keep our cars for hundreds of thousands of miles (for example I bought my cherokee with 92,000 miles on it in 1996 I now have 493,000 miles on that vehicle I put in another engine at 485,000 miles while the old engine still ran fine it leaked from everything and I got a nice enough deal on a rust bucket with a young engine (119,000 miles) that it was cheaper to swap engines than to rebuild.

In fact my Minivan and now my metro (not for long) are the only vehicles I have with under 200,000 miles on them.

I buy my gas all over the place from 19057 PA to 08215 NJ.

I have now decide to ONLY buy gas at Sunoco on Rt73 split and Wawa's since they overall have the lowest ethanol content at 6-8%

I have since stopped using the sunoco since they now have 10-11% ethanol wawa is still at 6-8% for now.

I figured this out when I started to get crappier mileage in my cherokee at Sunoco so I tested the gas again. 11% so I stopped buying their gas.

HOPEFULLY wawa will stick with what they have now since that jump from 6-8% to 10-11% is a 4mpg difference for me in my cherokee.

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