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Old 11-20-2010, 05:00 PM   #221
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Changed the plugs in a friends park ave. They were definitely past due.


Now we need to address the snapped end links and blown rear suspension.
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That'* more then just past due. I would recheck the plugs in a few weeks to make sure they still look good. If not there is a problem. Even a old plug shouldn't look like that. I just changed a set for a friend that had 140k on them, and they looked nice and clean.
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Oh, wow. What happens when they get that bad, just a horrid drop in performance?
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Drove the silverado to work for my old man wife now has it at work...wont touch it tomorrow..riding with the old man by the time i get home she will be gone
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Took the Turbo Grand Prix around the block a couple of times. Turbo spooled nicely. Datalogged the whole time. Now I'm using some software that will remap my fuel tables based on that datalog
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I changed the front electric struts to passive struts on my Cadillac. Now, I just have to wait until daylight to put the new stabilizer links on.
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Oh, wow. What happens when they get that bad, just a horrid drop in performance?
That usually doesn't happen unless you have leaking gasket, or your favorite gas station is a) watering the gas, or b) has a ruptured fuel tank w/ground water seeping in.
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Ill check one next weekend. That was the only plug that looked that bad, it was center rear if I remember correctly. The other 5 were similarly rusty and dirty but no white buildup. He was getting studdering and misfires above 3k rpms, I didn't even have to pull a plug out to tell they were going to be nasty and sent him off for new plugs.

I don't think he'* losing any fluids but that'* not to say the car wasn't at one point. These look like oem plugs and the car is a 94 LOL. He just got it a year ago.

Then I go for a quick drive to see if the problem is solved and notice the car is swaying back and forth like crazy. Take a look underneath the front, two snapped end links...
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drove the silverado to work for my old man got home was here 30 seconds wife jumped in it and took off to work......
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I drove the Montana down to Racine last night for a party, then came home again this after noon. On the way back I here a siren, I see the lights in the mirror, I'm in the left most lane so I start moving over to the left. He'* not passing me, I can hear the siren behind me but couldn't see him in my mirror. Crud, what did I do, oh ya, I just said to my wife I'm going 67 in a 55. He pulled over the guy that was right behind me. That got the heart pumping. Then I see more lights right in front of me, opps, a SUV had rolled over, and a Bonneville was in front of it with some damage. They must have got in to a tangle and the Bonneville won.
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