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Old 08-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #581
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Yup headlight motors work great. And also, didn't fix my windshield wiper problem -.- It worked fine to Kroger and back after I fixed it (which is amazing since before it did it almost every time I stopped, accelerated, turned, hit a bump, etc). Probably gonna unplug the motor for now and order a new stalk and switch for the column.
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Got the Pk Ave up on ramps yesterday & power washed the underside the best I could..really clean now...
I am heading out now to have the PA undercoated this AM....
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detailed the whole car even used leather cleaner and leather food. worked surprisingly well. also hooked up some driving lights.

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Well Jason'* Park Ave is Brighter....and mine well ...darker...
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I guess the PA will be better prepared for winter salt conditions now!
The Buick is noticeably quieter now and feels 40 lbs heavier too !
Dry time is 2 days..don't stand too close to the car right now....
It is kinda like the smell that surrounds you...
I took PA for a highway drive for 2 hours, smell is a bit better now....
It should dissipate soon...
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Not a good good time to leave it in the garage
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Ya you are not kidding Justin ! My drive yesterday was with the windows down!
I had a can of Febreeze handy, sprayed interior to eliminate the vapors, and when I did park it, the windows stayed 1/4 way down all night !!
I drove it for another airing out about 6 hours ago. Just starting to dry now, with greatly reduced odor compared to yesterday when it was wet/fresh.
I expect 2 more days of having Febreeze handy. The Platinum Shield website say 48 hours dry time but not to power wash fenders etc for up to 3 weeks !
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I noticed a lot of fine gravel & debris has stuck to inner fender etc from driving it.
I took my hand to where larger gravel had stuck and it fell off.
So I expect that after 3 weeks when I do power wash it, the gravel will come off and leave a smooth finish again.
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When I worked at the dealer we did a couple of free under coats because the excessive road noise the Buick century seemed to make. It quiteted it down very well.
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Changed ball joints on a Mustang today. Screw Fords lol
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For the past 2.5 years (30K miles) I have been happy with the RayBestos Pro grade ceramic pads until recently. I suppose they may have 40% still left on them but the grip is more like slip now. Really noticeable the increased pressure /distance required to stop the ole Park Ave now. The Raybestos ceramics were around $ 85 in Canada.
From a local supplier I heard about Ideal brake pads from Guelph Ontario, so introducing the new Semi-Metallic front pads $45 as a test/trial set.
They stock tons of Ideal pads here on West Coast so I hope they improve braking for the long road ahead.
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I suppose I can expect accelerated dics wear with the semi-metallics and a lot more brake dust. Time will tell how they fair.
So tomorrow will redo the front brakes with new pads,turn rotors,lube sliders and hope better stopping power ahead. Will hopefully find rears are still ok for a while yet.
Oh ya I got to do the upper rad hose and new Delco thermostat & drill an coolant/ air release hole -Saturday at it again!
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depends what you get for rotors, i always get semi metallic. those look well built, the good ones come with shims and chamfered ends and the slot in the middle
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