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Old 01-22-2014, 05:15 PM   #11
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fluid should be clear

coil pack may want to upgrade that, if you need to replace it.

pretty cold, dont know anything about block heaters
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As far as I know GM regular power steering fluid is to be used. Even my 97 spec is GM fluid.
I also know from experimentation on my 81 olds it did not like ATF in the PS.
Any power steering fluid from your local store will work fine. However use a full synthetic PS fluid for better cold performance. Dont use synthetic if the pump is new however they must be broken in on reg PS fluid for 1500 miles. Gm states 500 miles break in period, but I know it is way longer than that from changing too many pumps.
Block heater is finding right one for the engine, and remove a frost plug, insert, tighten according to supplied instructions that comes with part.
Definitely get new spark plugs and wires on that car!

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Okay!

Does it matter if old red atf will mix with clear powersteering fluid? Because im not sure that i can flush it perfect in this conditions.


Delco plugs of course? How about, in rockauto there is many of plug wires etc spare parts what are cheap (in finland usa car parts prices has exploded in couple years!) so is that same what manufacturer i buy or delco?

In my explorer v6 many specifies that original motorcraft plugs and wires are only which work perfectly.





There is no block heater in this engine i checked, must use hose heater. That comes between low radiator hose (instructions says that install it so that element goes inside water pump). Now its half way to lower radiator hose and damn it was hot when i but it on. 2 hours and lower hose where fire hot. So thats not good place i think... becaus it wont have water pump.


What lights are in information center left side? Right side has oil and temp (what else?) but left is been black.


Btw buick starts wery nice even -27 with cold engine.

Maybe i have to replace thermostat, its warm but not so hot that usa cars usually are. 195F thermostat is great in here yea?


I have electric trunk release, does it just open trunk or raised it up? 79 electra raised it open but this wont, or its too cold..
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PS try to get as much ATF out of there..and get as much clear as you can in there no problem...both ATF & PS fluid have anti foaming characteristic.
I use bosh Iridium plugs..good stuff...
Hose heater should really be on the top rad hose. It works better there.
I would google to see what other guys are doing with similar product for hose heaters.
I have block heaters in mine.
Trunk dont know.
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What manufacturer block heater you have? There is defa and calix but defa offers just hose heater.


So i cut lower hose after water pump so i can but element inside of water pump.

Thank god lower hose is same size on both ends -> i can get it shop there.
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Delco block heater would be the ONLY one I would recommend. same with sensors.
All Canadian cars generally come with one installed by factory...( The Great White North)
You really are best to research your installation based on the product of what u have and see what other guys are doing with them.
For Wires I used NGK as their wires are OEM exact fit specs for each car. Works Great!
If u do not have an owners manual for your 90 lesabre u may be able to find one for a free download, that would be very beneficial for you to have.
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I tried to google but i didnt found anything special.


Original delco heater hmm what is your electric voltage? Here is 230 volts.

Hose heater pisses me off. Today leaked again because heater is melted lower hose again.



Ahh that car is soft to drive. In Finland they spoil american car softness. HD springs and shocks and whole chassis is hard.
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It gives same icm code.

Now it comes allways when engine is hot/warm and car is been stalled about 10-30minutes. It wont come if car is hot and you turn it off and on again, it needs that pause.


Does that help from diagnosis?


SES light on idle seems to be a better than without. Without it misfires after two-three seconds. My explorer does same even though it has new wires and plugs etc.




And shitty shitty thing. It drops atf under radiator lower hose side. Is there anything else that cooler lines which are coming to plastic top are leaking?


Or can it be plastic top of radiator? Its pretty new but i replaced lower hose which was tight so hope that didnt damaged radiator. I loosen and tighten cooler lines but it dropped before drive so i think it leaks only with more pressure so will see that tomorrow after drive.
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the engine off for 10minutes is heat soaking something on the engine, these are common failure symptoms for both the icm and crank sensor. and the miss before the ses is when the ses is on it runs in open loop. which is bypassing most of the sensors and running on pre programed tables.

the leak i think you got a good plan for
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Crank bolt will open if i but socket and ratched or just rod and fast starting?


Where i can get fuel or ignition off that engine wont run after that?


Leaks still damnit.


How fast this kind of vehicle is 0-60mph? Feels pretty fine.
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