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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Today, my uncle and I changed the transmission fluid for (I believe) the 1st time on my car. Hopefully the high mileage fluid and the Lucas Oil 'Stop Slip' makes a big difference. Gear changes seemed a wee bit more rough than usual today.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Jump Started my car! New Battery 1yr old... but seat belt lite stays on so trouble shooting.. joy joy! On a GREAT NOTE. I ordered a Sunroof Switch from ebay thanks to the help of this forum! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:06 am 
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Year and Trim: 2000 SLE Saved from the scrapyard.
Doing my best to destroy the headlights....they were in bad shape anyway, but I used Duplicolors plastic primer, and I'm in a whole lot of trouble....crackled paint and I've had to bring out the palm sander and 220 grit sand paper to get it all cleaned off. I may have to consider finding another set of headlights and NOT USE THE PLASTIC PRIMER!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:36 pm 
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I put hid's in the GTO today. Now I can see.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:23 pm 
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I FOUND OUT THE DAMAGE COST MEANS THEY WANT TO WRITE IT OFF! HELP! :canada: :sadeyz:
Stupid rear end. I love the look but not when squished in.

I will post in General discussion for replies to my cry for HELP


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:44 am 
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A bit late but the other day I changed plugs and wires on the GTO and then also changed the trans fluid. It looked and smelled to be the original fluid, and holy crap it shifts so much better.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Location: CHICAGO
Year and Trim: 2006 Cadillac STS-V, 2004 Pontiac GTO
Replaced the drivers side, rear door, power window motor on the Suburban last week.

Again (as back in the day), I don't understand the need to rivet the regulators and motors... Just use good, strong bolts/locknuts.

Back story, about 2 weeks prior, cruising home from work, I smell something burning. I quickly dismissed it because I was cruising through "scenic" (read that as "ethnically diverse") portions of Elgin, IL and I just figured someone's house or car was on fire. A few minutes later, an Elgin fire truck went screaming by, so I just went on my merry way. I get home, go to put that window up... And nothing! WTF! I go to the rear door itself and try closing it with that switch. That's when I caught an awesome whiff of it... That burning I was smelling... Was me! So in about 30 seconds, I had the door torn apart but no tell-tale fire. I use the back of my middle finger to touch the motor... It was so hot it instantly burned and left a blister. Now I touch hot engines, exhaust pipes etc, and have zero issues, this thing burned that deeply and that fast with just a glancing blow from the finger... So needless to say, the motor was fried.

I figure my switch on the drivers front door, which had been acting up recently, shorted out once I put the window down leaving work, keeping 12v going to it the entire 20 minutes home.

So I also replaced all switches on that side just for safety's sake.

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2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:23 pm 
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My 1975 Monte Carlo also used rivets.
I guess it was quicker and faster do to it that way.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:26 pm 
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They all are riveted. It may make it easier to assemble, but then more difficult to R&R when they inevitably fail, costing more in warranty costs than the $.10 was worth saving on the assembly line.

At least my regulator on the GMT400 is still a scissor type. GMT800's and up, as well as many other GM vehicles use a cable/pulley/guide setup which is a PITA to reassemble in a door.

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Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

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2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:36 pm 
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My uncle and I took apart the entire interior of the car due to a sunroof leak on the driver's side (again). Apparently, just zip tying the two tubes together didn't hold it enough. This time, we super glued the connection together, taped it with electrical tape, and then zip tied the connection again. Hopefully this holds, although it is getting much easier to take everything out of the interior (except for the dashboard).

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:07 pm 
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I got the windows tinted on the GTO. 35% up front and 20% in back.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:48 am 
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Not my car:

Engine swapped a motor with low oil pressure only to find the 'new' motor had a cracked head and intake valve leaks causing low compression on all three cylinders. So I'm replacing that head this weekend.

Wife's car:
Intake arrived, as well as new bulbs (D1S and HIR) for the headlights. Going to change those out this weekend.

My car:
Turn signal bulb in the front went out again, this is the third time in less than a month. No fishbowl, no corroded or burnt contacts in the socket. Also looks like I get to do brakes on it already, the front left pad is down to the wear bar and the rotor looks like it's covered in surface cracking. Might have to be a weekend project on that one too.

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'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:05 pm 
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Got a rotation for the first time in 4 years. Apparently I put this off for a bit; but the (former) front tires still have decent tread on them to last quite a while.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 pm 
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Replaced my tail light bulbs with some normal incandescents, put some LEDs in the corner markers.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:10 am 
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my Dad, my nephew, and I flushed the coolant system on my '97... so thats nice

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:13 am 
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Year and Trim: 2004 GXP, 2008 STS, 2008 DTS
Sadly, it's that time of year again. I picked up my winter car and started to getting the summer toys/rides ready for winter storage. Today I washed and clay barred the STS in addition to replacing the interior driver's door handle assembly (peeling fake chrome). I would have waxed it as well, only I found out I had none left at 10 PM with nobody open that sells the type I use. Guess that's a tomorrow thing... There's a few other things I'm going to do. I'm starting on the Bonneville tomorrow as well. There's a long list of things its getting.

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RainSense Wipers, Backup Camera, '00 Style Door Panel Courtesy Lights, Heated Washer Solvent, 2X Remote Trunk Release,
Turn Signal Mirrors, Center Console Courtesy Lamp, Rear Outboard Heated Seats, PVD Chrome 18" Factory Rims, Upgraded
Carbon Fibre Appearance Interior Trim, Highly Modified Main Body, Instrument Panel, Door, Door Panel & Headliner Wiring
Harnesses, Custom Fuse Box & Tire and Loading Information Decals, Additional Acoustic Insulation


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:19 pm 
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Penny got her second set of Pirelli P7s today. Love these tires!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:02 am 
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put 10ils air into pass rear tire - it has leak from rusty rim.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:52 pm 
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I've been a little busier than expected the last couple of weeks so I just finished the last touches on the STS tonight. In the morning, it goes into storage.

I've washed, clay barred and waxed the paint. I've also detailed under the hood, the interior, cleaned all the glass and cleaned/conditioned the rubber seals and weather strip. All the wheels were removed, washed and waxed. I cleaned all the surface corrosion from the face of the wheel hubs along with the wheels themselves. The cabin air filter was changed (engine filter was fine). Lastly, it's had a fresh oil and filter change. I've got a list in hand of a few items needing attention in the spring. Otherwise, it's all done for the year. I'll stop and get fuel in the morning and add a bottle of fuel stabilizer.

Tomorrow afternoon I get started on a lengthy list of Bonneville tasks. It's going to be a lot more work.

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RainSense Wipers, Backup Camera, '00 Style Door Panel Courtesy Lights, Heated Washer Solvent, 2X Remote Trunk Release,
Turn Signal Mirrors, Center Console Courtesy Lamp, Rear Outboard Heated Seats, PVD Chrome 18" Factory Rims, Upgraded
Carbon Fibre Appearance Interior Trim, Highly Modified Main Body, Instrument Panel, Door, Door Panel & Headliner Wiring
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 am 
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This weekend I drove my truck for the first time in several years. That was fun.

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'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

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'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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