What did you do with your car/truck or shop today? V3.0 - Page 29 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2014, 08:31 AM   #281
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

sounds like a good car, its the mechanical stuff that matters really, sounds like that stuff is good
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #282
certified crazy person
Certified GM nut
 
eltatertoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: hobart indiana (1 hr from chicago)
Posts: 1,871
Thanked 64 Times in 52 Posts
eltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rough
Default

its a pretty good car. could stand with an alignment though. and dude i bought it from replaced the top rad hose because it had a bulge about a half hour before we met, and he didnt bleed the cooling system. so the car krept up to about 205 before i hit the highway and got the air flowing. (fans did turn on btw) the drive home was uneventful. as for the doors, the dents are shallow but there are many. he said whenever you would shut the door, the skin would come off at the back side. so he welded it back up (pretty decent welding job on that thin metal) and had the jamb repainted.

i believe the dents came from the skin flexing when it would pop off. anyway, im gonna try to pop the dents back out. if thats a no go, im going to just swap the doors from the old one.

he also said he had the trans flushed and filter changed at 100k. i honestly think it shifts better than my dads 99 with 78k on it.

sadly, i work till wednesday. so i cant drive it till then. no tags and by the time i get off work, itll be too late to go to the dmv
eltatertoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 01:07 PM   #283
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i havent heard of door panels popping off, thats weird
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 11:47 PM   #284
certified crazy person
Certified GM nut
 
eltatertoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: hobart indiana (1 hr from chicago)
Posts: 1,871
Thanked 64 Times in 52 Posts
eltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rough
Default

me either. he seemed pretty trustworthy though. one of those preacher types. and he was president of a nonprofit childrens home. lol.

thinking about getting some of the Lincoln-esque chrome fender lips. any ideas on where to find em?
eltatertoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 11:15 PM   #285
certified crazy person
Certified GM nut
 
eltatertoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: hobart indiana (1 hr from chicago)
Posts: 1,871
Thanked 64 Times in 52 Posts
eltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rough
Default

well, today i removed most of the stuff from my old car. all thats left is the HID headlights, my steering wheel spinner and the optima battery. i also removed the amp subs and the LED tailgate strip, aside from whats in the pic.

Name:  20140311_194839_zpse5d37094.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  312.7 KB
eltatertoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 12:00 AM   #286
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
MouSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,988
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
MouSe is on a distinguished road
Default

Replaced the vent valve at the rear of the car. I've been chasing an Evap code and this is the last cheap thing to replace. After this is charcoal canister, fuel filler neck, and the tank itself. Man I really wish this state didn't have emissions.

Also still can't figure out the damn wiper motor issue. After checking resistances and stuff based on the wire diagram I'm thinking I might have a bad front BCM that controls that stuff. Ugh.
MouSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 12:29 AM   #287
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
2k2cse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,112
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
2k2cse has a spectacular aura about2k2cse has a spectacular aura about
Default

Nick, have you tried replacing the wiper motor? The wipers stopped working in my century, and it turned out to be a bad motor/short on the circuit board on the motor.
2k2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 01:12 AM   #288
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Girlfriend said her check engine light came on in her 97 Buick LeSabre. Scanned the codes and got P0300 and P1406 with a rough idle. $150 and a new EGR later, it'* purring like a kitten that has a bad muffler. Probably need to go through and clean where the tube connects to the LIM and go through the throttle body, but at least I know she can make it to/from school until I can get it down to the shop for the oil change she is 1200 overdue for...
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 09:36 AM   #289
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
MouSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,988
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
MouSe is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2k2cse View Post
Nick, have you tried replacing the wiper motor? The wipers stopped working in my century, and it turned out to be a bad motor/short on the circuit board on the motor.
This is what I've done:

Replaced original motor with junkyard motor, no change.
Replaced junk yard motor with brand new motor, no change.
Replaced wiper switch with a new one, no change.
Ran an auxiliary ground wire to make sure I had a good ground, no change.
Tested power/resistance according to GM wiring diagram with all of these. That'* why I'm convinced I've got a bad control unit somewhere.
MouSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #290
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
94 olds vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,548
Thanked 22 Times in 20 Posts
94 olds vert will become famous soon enough94 olds vert will become famous soon enough
Default

New floormats

Name:  20140310_221338_RichtoneHDR_zps36312448.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  32.7 KB

Name:  20140310_221423_zpsb545e42e.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  72.8 KB
94 olds vert is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What did you do with your car/truck or shop today? Danthurs Lounge 3072 09-06-2017 07:37 AM
What did you do with your car/truck or shop today? V2.0 MouSe Lounge 1286 10-21-2013 04:37 PM
How did you hear about BC and why did you join? BLACK94SSEi Lounge 43 05-14-2006 01:00 AM
Old shop/store to new shop/store. Moving Fun... SSEimatt93 Lounge 6 01-23-2006 03:39 PM
News video of truck/car/truck crash. Amazing. randman1 Lounge 8 04-05-2005 05:46 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.