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Old 07-17-2006, 06:00 AM   #11
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This almost reminds me of a dog joke. Something about only 3 legs, blind, missing tail and goes by the name of Lucky.
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Get the mechanical issues fixed. All sound simple and not too much work. A paint chipped Bonnie will get you where you need to go.
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Fix the problems and do the paint later. That 800 can get alot fixed
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Alright.. ready for fixing the car made easy?

ELC, that can be diagnosed and fixed pretty easy with a little soapy water and the needed parts. (Say $50 if the compressor is bad) If you have a multimeter, a lug nut wrench, tape measure and a 10mm socket..you can do this repair.

CCR.. As long as the faults aren't causing problems besides the lights on the console.. leave it alone.

Oil Pan... A $40 gasket and some RTV are the only "parts" needed. Pull about 20 bolts 10mm'* straight and easy with the car on ramps. Get a good sized block of wood and a good hammer. Using the hammer to hit the wood..you can reshape that oil pan in record time. This is at most a 2 hour job.

129,000 miles.. BAahhahahahahahahaha c'mon.. you aren't serious right? I'm at 155K and driving to Oregon the end of this week. Somona has over 225K and he'* also making that drive. Your car is barely getting middle aged.

SC coupler.. Remember that 10mm socket.. $30 for a coupler.. $20 in SC oil and red gasket maker from GM, you'll have this job done in under an hour.

Misfire..
Plugs?
Wires?
Is the #4 or #6 wire anywhere near the O2 sensor?
Paint...bah.. our cars were double sided zinc oxide coated IIRC. They don't rust very easily and you need mileage..not beauty.
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actually my car did start rusting, had to sand and primer to keep it at bay, like i sai di bene chaisng themisfire for months, if it was plugs and wires it wouldnt be an issue, thanks for the coupler info, i wasnt aware it was such a quick job, i assumed it would take at least 3 hours
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Ok..back to the misfire..

Are either the 4 or 6 wires laying on the O2 sensor or the wiring to it?
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why would that cause a problem?
interference?
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Why would a high voltage plug wire cause a problem with a low voltage O2 sensor signal...

Honestly..I don't know or understand the principles.. however..I know this... Morty and 94Bonne put wires on his car and it ran WORSE after new wires and plugs than before.

Moving them off the O2 sensor straightened the car out in a jiffy. The FSM says not to have the wires touching ...and they mean it.
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well the primary misfire is cylr 4 so i will fo check that
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2. $800 for a paint job? Pfft! you DON"T wanna do that seriously.......
Why not? $700+ are 2 stage. Whats so bad about that? And it'* white, how hard is that to mess up.
its not the color thats the problem, it the prep
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You know, you have two cars, both in less than stellar shape...
With the money you could make from selling BOTH, you could probably find an newer SSEi in good shape with comparatively low miles.
Just a thought.
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