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Old 10-08-2002, 11:05 AM   #11
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That'* exactly why my mechanic is a guy I've known for 15 years in a small little shop. No dealerships for me when at all possible. I know stuff like that goes on in dealerships, but to post about it on the internet? How stupid could that guy be?
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There WILL be times, however, when you'll need the dealer. The Bonnevilles are super high-tech.....when it comes to things like ABS/TRACTION, HUD, ELC, that kind of stuff, most mechanics aren't even going to want to look at it, much less touch it. Basic mechanical stuff, you're always better off going where you've built a level of trust.

As far as stupidity goes, I think the idiot answered your question
I would have liked to see the owner have at him for 5 minutes with a tourque wrench!
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Yup, my poor baby will be going to a dealership soon. I seriously hope that tech won't get to work at some other dealership where he will mess with other people'* cars. But as many people there are that know what happened and as slammed as that dealership is getting I wouldn't think that would be a problem.
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Old 10-08-2002, 09:50 PM   #14
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There WILL be times, however, when you'll need the dealer. The Bonnevilles are super high-tech.....when it comes to things like ABS/TRACTION, HUD, ELC, that kind of stuff, most mechanics aren't even going to want to look at it, much less touch it.
This brings up a good point. In many of the forums, I see posts looking for schematic diagrams on our cars. I would like a full set of these. Deathrat, can these be found in the dealer service manual? If so, I'll have to pick one up. I have a minor degree in electronic engineering and I'd like to see what I can do for us, electrically. I have spoken to a couple of people on the GP boards and they have quite a bit in the way of mods to PCMs..not just DHP stuff.

I do all my own diagnostics on my Bonneville. I have a full-blown ODB II code reader/active line monitor that I use when I run on Fridays or after work. I think with a little work and adjustments, I can start doing PCM mods. I have located a used PCM in a local junkyard for only $50.00, guaranteed to function. I am going to use it for test-programing and run it in my '98. If I am successful, I will be able to offer others on the board the same. It won't go as deep as DHP, but I can promise better gas milage, faster tranny response and a higher speed governor (mine'* at 150mph). I will keep everyone posted as the work progresses.
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I know Jeff has a full set for 1993. I'm waiting for him to die so I can have them.
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Yeah it isn't right that he did what he did, but what the worst thing was that he did the damage, posted it , and another member which was the owner of the car read what he posted, thats F...ED UP!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!
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If that were my car I would call Vinny and sell the car. I would then have Vinny post on the same site that the fool had gone on a long trip. LOL

People donít learn from words they learn from action. The idiot will get another job, but losing this one wonít solve the attitude. In this case that ugly black box in the vetts would come in handy. .....Yup I thought about it again and yes Vinny is the best solution for this situation.

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Man thats close to horrific.

My Bonnie is currently in the body shop due to the recent accident I was in (its all explained in 1992-1999 forum), but thankfully I know the owner and some employees. The owner of the local body shop I go to used to work on my 70 Dodge Coronet and my dads Oldmobile and hes very good at it. I also know one of his employees well, he went to high school with me. Hell, I went in today chattin' with the boss on how my Bonnie was doing and he literally takes me way back into the shop and shows me all the parts hes been working on, points out what hes gonna do to it, and informs me on the physics of the whole unibody (yeah it was shifted in the crash). I mean, damn!, how nice and helpful is that?!

Now the scary thing is I gotta have my car sent straight across the street to get the wheels aligned and balanced. Well I've heard some "iffy" things from this brake and muffler shop across the street and for god sakes, I know if anything seems slightly wrong since my car was hit I will go annal! I had to drive my trashed Bonnie to and from work for a week before it got in the body shop, so I know how it was driving.

This whole "saga" has kinda freaked me out and made me paranoid, but in a good defensive way.
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