How to Setup XBOX in the CAR!

Quick how to video on setting up your XBOX or other game console to play in your car. This is great if you spend a lot of time in your car waiting for your next class, working in your car, or just charging your plug in electric vehicle.

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This can be setup in less than 5 minutes to start playing and is easily taken down when not in use. I only use this while parked for over 1 – 2 hours while my car is ON and charging. I have a Honda Clarity Plugin with a huge back seat .

A few weeks ago I added 13 inch 1080P monitor ( https://amzn.to/3kakZAG) with USB C and HDMI inputs so I can work and watch movies on my dash. It works with the Xbox, Smart phone , and laptop computers. I had it on my dashboard, but I wanted it in a more comfortable viewing position than the center console so I decided to mount the monitor back of the passenger seat so it will be in front of me when in the rear seats.

I am using an adjustable large tablet articulating arm ( https://amzn.to/3hsutFm ) attaches to the passenger seat head rest posts so I can position the monitor right behind the seat or near the center of the spacious back seat to share with friends. The tilt of the monitor arm is adjustable as well.

To power my Xbox One S ( https://amzn.to/3hzEktc )and monitor, I am using a Bestek Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter ( https://amzn.to/3lf37DW ) DC 12V to AC 110V to plug into the car’s 12 volt power. This should provide stable power to both devices. With socket cable, 150 watt is the max rating. It came with direct connects to the car 12 volt battery for full 500 watt power.

I normally use a compact 150 W power inverter ( https://amzn.to/3kc25cp ) while working in my car with a laptop, however decided to get a Pure Sign Wave inverter as the Xbox is not battery powered like a laptop. There is fan noise from the inverter operation, but overall it runs pretty cool with both devices on.

If by myself in the back seat I don’t mind the Xbox and Inverter in the opposite foot well. If I have company, I may decide to put the Xbox and inverter in the front seat foot well.

Overall I see this as a fun project. It’s not a permanent addition to the car and is quick to setup and take down when you are finished. I normally play for about 30 -1.5 hours while the car is ON and charging. I have to be mindful if the car is charging the 12 volt battery and down want to drain it.

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Kogoda 13.3 Inch External Monitor, IPS Full HD 1080P – USB-C and HDMI ( https://amzn.to/3kakZAG )
Bestek Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter ( https://amzn.to/3lf37DW )
Back Seat iPad / Tablet Articulating Arm ( https://amzn.to/3hsutFm )
Anker car charger ( https://amzn.to/3CaPkVS )
Xbox One S ( https://amzn.to/3hzEktc )
150 W power inverter ( https://amzn.to/3kc25cp )

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REVIEW: Michelin Energy Saver A/S Tires – MPG – 4 Years Later…

Its been 4 years and 49,000 mile on set of Michelin Energy Savers tires ( https://amzn.to/3CJgX9o ). If you want the very high MPG and efficient tires, the Michelin are one of the best. I get about 45 MPG on my Chevy Volt running on gas. If I used touring tires on my volt i would get about 38 MPG.

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Pros:
Good MPG that could save money on gas, especially in high gas price locations or long distance commuting.

Cons:
Tires are not performance or touring tires so they are less grippy. Less side wall protection.

Overall I would by the set of tires again.

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CHEVY VOLT VLOG #75 – OIL PAN GASKET LEAK and Replacement

Chevy Volt Oil Pan Leak and Replacement

My 2017 Chevy Volt is now about 95,000 miles now. It has been burning oil for several months. It has been very slow due to the low use of the internal combustion engine. In the past several months, I noticed the oil level dropped about one quart every 3 weeks. It soon grew to losing about one quart every week before I noticed an oil spot on my driveway. I also noticed a burning oil smell.

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The oil filter and drain plug were tight and not leaking. The Chevy Volt’s underbody fiber panels ABSORBED several quarts of the oil before the speed of the moving car drifted oil to the exhaust pipes causing the burning oil smell.

Since only about half of the 2017 Chevy Volt mileage is with gas, and the rest has been electric motor, the engine probably only has about 45,000 to 50,000 gas miles on it.

Searching the internet, it seems like some 2016 and 2017 Chevy Volt has an oil pan gasket leak early in its production. So it may be the build and the gasket material. Also from the forums, users noted that the Volt needed several days to fix and may cost anywhere from $800-$1600 out of warranty to repair. The reason for several days to fix was due to the gasket material curing or clients returning back to the dealer when it leaked again after the repair.

After doing my research – I decided to do it myself :

  1. I didn’t want to spend $1000 or more in repair costs, car rental, and lost time. I figured it take me about 3 hours of actual work and 1 day of waiting for the gasket to cure. And about $40 for a new oil pan hardware , $5 for RTV Silicone Permatex Ultra Black gasket maker, $5 oil filter , and $12 for 0w-20 synthetic oil . The panels were soaked in oil and not sure what the dealer may do or charge me to clean, so I got $12 gallon bottle of degreaser solution, and $6 two cans of Carb cleaner . Total cost about $80 in materials and 3 hours or so in labor.
  2. Oil pan replacement generally is pretty simple, and I wanted to make sure the gasket had time to cure and that I was able to clean off all the oil spray on the exhaust pipes and under panels.

Parts List:

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  3. Oil filter AC Delco PF 64 ( https://amzn.to/2PiTk3R )
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  5. Carb cleaner to remove oil off exhaust parts ( https://amzn.to/3dLO7en )
  6. Concentrated degreaser to clean panels ( https://amzn.to/32G4xhJ )
  7. 7 mm and 8 mm socket wrench and extender
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  17. Newspaper or cardboard
  18. 5 gallon bucket for the degreaser solution.

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