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Old 07-16-2005, 02:38 AM   #1
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Well I was advised today(by Renée) that the drivers headlight on the 90 SSE had moisture in it. So I went out to look and sure enough it did. At the same time I checked the rad fluid, since we had the intake done not too long ago and it was going down.


We drove to a wrecking yard to look for a headlight, or both. Nothing to be found, he checked his system ( tied into other yards across Canada I think, and even the U.*. ) NOTHING.

So off to a parts store. The owner wanted to come out and have a look ( we know him ), and I see a trail of fluid that came from the car ( she backed into the parking spot, and we each took a vehicle). I put my finger in the fluid to see what it was. It looked like oil, cause it was brownish color.

So we check the oil level, and it was not bad, I started it to check the tranny level, and right after I started the car, it started pissing out.

Look under the car, it was antifreeze. Looked like it may be coming from the water pump. At least it wasn't oil. So while I was at the store, I picked up a new pump for about 45$ CAD, and Renée is going in tomorrow to get it installed, ( I am working at my second job).

Good thing she backed into that spot and we went out to check the headlight.

BTW, the owner has a few contacts he is going to call about headlights and taillights for the car, should know more on Monday.


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I see older Bonnevilles all the time in a local parts yard
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There is an 88 and an 89 SSE in the junkyard I will be going to sat morning. I PMed you my phone number if you would like me to pick one up for you, just give me a call and let me know. Not sure of condition at this time. There is also a 90 SSE in the yard in Rochester that i will be going to sometime at the end of the week, but not sure on headlights for that as well. Looks like the headlight is $27.00 from the yard by me.
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Couple around my place in the local u pull also if need be
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There'* a couple..uh..I think in my garage!!!!! Oh Randy would probably miss those.
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Well it was the water pump. It seems that it was the original one on there. It almost made it to 200,000kms, off by about 500-600 kms. Also did another oil change and another tranny service. I did a tranny service a few changes ago, but wanna make sure it is clean in there.
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Seriously? I was at Standard Auto Wreckers down in the east end of town last week and there were several Bonnevilles you could choose from.

Got another taillight, slightly cracked, but much better than what I had.
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Well if you happen to go down there again, let me know, I am looking to replace both headlights with some that are not corroded, or in very good condition, that will allow me to open up the old ones and see if I can fix them.

Also, the drivers tail-light is the worst one on my car, it is actually missing a section of the clear cover.

I usually go down to T.O. once a month or so for a meeting anyhow, so I can make arrangements with you , that is if you happen to go to the wreckers.
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