''the rattle is coming from in both front doors. Mechanic said it is coming from the actual door panels and short of replacing them, not much can be done. ''....what is the issue? what did they find was the source of the noises? Door panels can become loose over time, sometimes all you need is Door Panel Plugs, or some screws ( even if you have to drill thru the panel and put a few screws to button down the floppy panel) or some form of fast curing construction glue such as Liquid Nails. Sigh, if i lived nearby you, i'd have a look and if possible, fix it for free . Can you post a bunch of photos of your door panels or a video on here? Really thinking the mechanics are being lazy or just brushing you off. Take it to a auto glass repair shop and ask for them to just look/listen and give a fair estimate to make the issue go away. Or at least they can tell YOU what you could do to eliminate or make it better then what you have now.Further updates: New rear washer nozzle replaced today as well as a test drive to figure out where the rattle is coming from in both front doors. Mechanic said it is coming from the actual door panels and short of replacing them, not much can be done. So, I guess I will have to live with it. It isn't as bad on pavement as on gravel, but still annoying. Sigh. I have a question about gas mileage. Will 17 inch tires (215-60-17) impact fuel economy very much? So far we are getting about 26 mpg, whereas the LSB 1.0 got about 32-34 mpg, but had 215-65-16 tires.
Thanks, X-hale. I might try some injector cleaner. Can't hurt.The sensors can't be checked, just replaced. Replace both at the same time if you do it. The injectors are not easily checked. They need to be removed to check them. You could try a bottle of injector cleaner. Techron is the best. It's a Chevron product but I don't know if you can buy it in Canada. BG 44K has a good reputation also. It's available from Amazon.
Maybe we just got spoiled with the over 30 mpg before, haha! I use British gallons (4.54 l)... I use an online calculator to double check. It worked out to 10.89 l/100 km, or just under 26 mpg. I'll keep checking periodically.Your mileage figure seems pretty normal to me. Depending upon time of year I would get worse mileage than that, but it would be mainly city driving with lots of stops and accelerations. How do you calculate your gas mileage? It gets a bit confusing switching between metric and imperial, and with gas it gets even worse with the difference between the British and American gallon.