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Old 06-06-2003, 12:57 AM   #21
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Hmm what wont take it????? Ooo I know a 1.3 liter Geo Metro Hatchback!
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Old 06-06-2003, 01:56 AM   #22
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i think my buddies 85 lesabre might get beat
its got a 305, but only 1 &7 fire...
he must have like 13hp
car weighs like 4800
it would be close
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:49 AM   #23
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Dang, One little comment about the Civic Si sure opened up a can of worms! Actually in a related comment, i was playing a bit of leapfrog yesterday with an Eagle Talon. We were even at the light but unfortunately it was only a short distance to the next light and the traffic was backed up from that one. I had to move over behind him to take the entrance ramp onto the Interstate, and thought he seemed to be moving pretty slow on the curve. Another thing that impresses me about the Bonneville- i can corner pretty well for it being such a heavy car. Those 225/60-16'* do their job.

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Was Covington'* price too high? What should the repair normally cost
I started to document this under http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=4993 and the situation has gotten worse:

early May: Traction off/ABS/SES lights coming on sporatically. Brought it in, $1100 for a new Pressure Modulator Valve (apparently the most expensive part of the ABS system).

two weeks later: Traction off/ABS/SES lights coming on sporatically. $500 for new speed sensor on right front wheel.

two days later: SES light coming on at times. Brought it in and they said "old codes are reseting, all codes related to problems you had before you brought it in the first time. We cleared the history codes and now the light hasn't come on again." They had the balls to charge me $80 to tell me nothing was wrong with my car, except the codes needed clearing (which unless i'm mistaken, should have been done EVERYTIME i brought it in for work).

Last time i was there the service guy finally said, "If it comes on again i won't charge you for the diagnostic- and i'll do my best to get you a loaner". That'* a good thing since i'm a single guy with a single car who is sick of asking his friends for favors.

Guess what happened this morning? Yup, SES light came on again. WTF??

Rant over, let the comments begin.

PS. Even with SES/Traction Off/ABS lights flashing rapidly, my sick and wounded car has more torque than a Civic Si.
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I can take that Civic with the car from the Flintstones............Bare feet and all. I hate Civics !!
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The PMV change was about on par for a dealer price. The sensor, however, seems a bit steep. That'* a much easier, quicker job, and a cheap part.

If that dealer charged you to reset codes that he should have done before, call Buick Customer service and lodge a complaint against the Dealerships Service Department. They'll do the leg-work for you. I did this with a Chevy dealer once, and they bent over backwards to make it right. The dealership called me back to apologize about 10 minutes after I got off the phone with 1-800-Chev-usa.

And DON'T do anything else until you find out what codes it was throwing. Call the dealership, have them pull our the records, and tell you the codes over the phone. If you don't trust them, or don't want to bother, go to a local parts store. Most will scan you for free, in the hopes that you'll order parts from them.

Civic si? The maggots eating the dead raccoon in my cedar tree have more torque than that!
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Civic si? The maggots eating the dead raccoon in my cedar tree have more torque than that!
gross!
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Gross is right. Jseabert and I just got that bastard out of the tree (if you followed my earlier kill stories, you'll know what this is all about). I think I left him a couple days to long.....but I had to get him down today. Gotta hottie comin' over for the weekend, and with the 90+ weather here, it was gonna be RIPE tomorrow.
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maybe she'll like the sweet smell of rotting carcass!
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She is the outdoorsy type, but somehow I think that may be a bit extreme!

Whew....we double bagged that sucker. I'm gonna have to 4-bag it. DAMN!
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can we guess what you're cooking for dinner tonight?
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