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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:20 pm 
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That would make more sense, I was thinking it was that bracket thing that’s on the trans. But that doesn’t touch the body.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:24 pm 
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I think I tried to take a pic once, even with my bigger driveshaft, where I dropped my exhaust down a half inch or so, there still wasn't much room between the mufflers and the heat shield. I seem to recall removing the heat shields alltogether

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:48 am 
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Changed spark plugs out for one heat range colder. Car seems to be happy about it.
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors.
Replaced downstream O2 sensor. (still need to put heat shield back on, but aside from that a success.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 am 
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Changed spark plugs out for one heat range colder. Car seems to be happy about it.
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors.
Replaced downstream O2 sensor. (still need to put heat shield back on, but aside from that a success.)


Heat shield is back on covering the O2 sensor, just needed to go find larger machine screws.

Now my back brakes are making moaning noises (sounds more like a trombone really) and a high pitched squeak on occasion. The one caliper has torn dust boot, but I think the main cause of the sound is everything probably isn't greased enough. I'll try pulling them apart again as soon as I can and grease the slides and pins and every relevant surface more thoroughly.

Not really sure what the squeak would be. Bought premium pads and rotors.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 am 
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Had to boost my battery. Looks like sitting in the car listening to the radio is too much for it now, even for a half hour.

Seems to be fine today, so the battery is probably just old and weak. I'll need to figure out a replacement soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:09 am 
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Guess I'm doing a lot lately.

Found bigger screws to hold the heat shield in place, so the O2 sensor is now protected again.

Changed the Oil and Filter as well as the Oil Pressure Sensor as I try to track down a weird issue I'm having while stopped in Drive. It didn't fix the issue, but at least I crossed a possibility off the list.

Also, got a new battery (the right size and amperage this time, apparently the one in there was for the non-SSEi Bonnevilles)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:04 am 
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Replaced the fuel filter on the Bonneville. The gasoline smell on my hands today is just a bonus.
Also cleaned the front brakes with brake cleaner.

Disconnected the fuel lines on the Camaro after buying the tool. One step closer to getting the upper intake manifold off. Next step: fuel rail

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:56 pm 
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Last week put on rear brakes and rotors on the white 2005SLE.
Also had new front struts and strut mounts installed.(big difference)
Also had a full coolant flush to get rid of the Dex-Cool garbage.
Today I clay barred the car with the Mothers 2.0 Speed Clay.
I then waxed it with Meguiars 2.0 Tech Wax.
Took about 6 hours but it turned out great.
Not the best day to do it as the temperature is 90 and the dew point is 72.
Time to hit the shower.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:33 am 
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Put a battery in the Passat.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:07 pm 
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Changed the passenger side axle as the boot was exploded and there was a weird noise.

Still have the weird noise though. :( Sounds like a wheel bearing, but there is no play. Car pulls left under acceleration as well.

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Got the car back from the shop. Replaced the front left strut (and that broken spring), got an alignment, and checked the refrigerant. Found me to be 1.40 pounds under. Glad to have the car back in running order.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:45 am 
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Dropped the Bonneville off at the shop for the work I can't do myself. Tie rods (inner and outer) and alignment. Also having them change the oil pan gasket and rear trans/motor mount while they're in there.

Let's see what else they find!

...I suppose if I REALLY didn't want to have to deal with repairs constantly I wouldn't DD a 16 year old car...

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