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Old 09-26-2013, 12:08 AM   #1241
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well, i finally got the car back from Harbor Buick Gmc in Portage, Indiana . after looking at it for almost 2 full work days, they finally came to the conclusion that its my engine cradle bushings. (after apparently driving back and forth several times with the entire shop staff watching) they saw my wheels (esp the right one) moving back and forth. since i couldnt be there before close, i sent lauren to go get it and made her take a video so you all could chime in on what they think it is.


guess what the magic number is if i want it fixed by them??????

$1,500.00.


here is the video she took for me.


i dont entirely believe this diagnosis, because the car pulls all the time. i could be going 65 and pop it in neutral till i coast to a stop and its still pulling.

to be honest, i think they were just tired of having my car in they're way not making any money.
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I saw these at work a while ago. Interested to see how they perform compared to halogen bulbs. 3000k seems kinda yellowish though. How do they look?
Travis I am so pleased with these LED bulbs. I thought they would be dimmer than the halogen. They illuminate the area very well, way more even and way clearer with a pleasing soft white. If anything the halogen bulb even though they were flood type had a hot canter spot and fell off quick in more of a yellowish tone compared to the new Philips LED Par 38 18 watt!
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Hey Justin, would you believe NY says your CAT has to be installed, but not connected, in order to pass the inspection?

So, in theory, I should be able to install a catless exhaust system on my truck, and just cut out the old cat and wire hang it next to my exhaust. LMAO!!!
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thats pretty funny.

jason; are the lower control arns connected to the engine cradle or frame?
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today after taking a couple big loads of wood down to the basement, fiddled with the firebird some more. i think i finally got it tuned in, she moves out pretty good. . might have to find my gtech and see
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the most recent all together pic of the car. It came back apart and the nose cone got shined up and to match the case... the paint stripper is some nasty stuff to get the that coating off. it came apart to diagnose a couple issues but now I think I have them addressed I can get to getting it together if things wouldn't keep sucking up my wrench time.
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I am sure many of us use outdoor flood lights around home garage etc.
I have been using 90watt halogens and bulbs replaced every 4 months or sooner.
With hydro going up it was time to replace the halogens with LED'* at only 18 watt=90w.

3000k indoor/ outdoor flood bulb, light output 1050, PAR 38.
Life advertised 22.5 years!! I think I may save a lot of power too!


What did you pay for them, and where did you buy them?
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Roy, The 18 watt LED Par 38 Bulbs...
Got them at Home Depot on Sale at $39.99 ($45 Tax in)
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Roy, The 18 watt LED Par 38 Bulbs...
Got them at Home Depot on Sale at $39.99 ($45 Tax in)
Ouch. Now I remember why I didn't buy them. I would need 8 for the front of my house.
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8 of them Good Lord how much is ur hydro bill?
At 10 hours that is 900 watts a day x8= 7200 watts per day!
Led bulbs would be 18w X 8 X 10= 1440 watts per day !
Maybe start by buying 2 at a time..
You will save in the long run not having to buy any more halogens too!
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