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Old 04-04-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default I think my bonneville just sold.

Well, on Sunday a kid and his parents came to look at the bonnie yesterday. They looked at it and took it for a drive. When they got back, they said that the low coolant light went on. I checked the level and it was fine. What could this be? Anywho, they said they would talk about it and perhaps call us later. They called back last night and asked what the lowest we would go was, which was $3000. He said "Well, does Tuesday or Wednesday work for you? I don't have time after work tomarrow to stop by the bank."
He didn't really put it all that clear, but I think we have a buyer. Thanks for all of the help that you guys have given me with my car and all of the modifications that you have showed me. I'm looking for a newer bonnie, grand prix, or perhaps an Aurora. Let me know what you think about all this.
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The coolant level sensor might just need cleaned.
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how much do you wanna pay for another one
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I was hoping to never see that car again!

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how much do you wanna pay for another one
Up to $4000, give or take some.

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The coolant level sensor might just need cleaned.
Where is that, and how do I clean it?
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It'* in one end of the radiator, can't remember which. You have to drain the radiator to do it.
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It'* in one end of the radiator, can't remember which. You have to drain the radiator to do it.
Bah!

The guy is coming to buy it tonight (hopefully). I don't have the time to do it.
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It'* in one end of the radiator, can't remember which. You have to drain the radiator to do it.
No, no, you can just stuff a rag in the hole while you have it out; it'* on the passenger'* side end tank, about a third of the way down, directly below the radiator cap.

Only thing is, they're great for giving false alarms like this, and I have yet to figure out what kind of cleaning would help them. They're basically just two metal probes immersed in the coolant. I guess they get some sort of crud buildup on them that blocks the conductivity through the coolant from one probe to the other, but I've had mine out and I don't see what sort of solvent I should be using. I mean, they're not rusty or anything; they're just discolored. I could try scraping them, I guess...?

If the sensor itself has gone bad and its normal resistance is now out of range, replacing the sensor would be your only option, but ISTR that when I went through the FSM about this, I couldn't find any numbers to tell me what the normal resistance was _supposed_ to be.
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