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Old 12-28-2014, 02:32 AM   #701
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i just dont like that the cars have that built in "feature". the climate control only goes down to 60. if its colder than 60 out, its hit or miss as to whether the compressor actually will kick. under 40, the manual actually states it will not turn on at all. which is incredibly annoying for me at the moment, because the surface rust has built up after being parked all summer, so occasionally the compressor clutch will make a grinding noise against the pulley. literally one compressor kick would remove all the rust and get rid of the sound.
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Ya Jason, When mine was unused until I repaired the wiring, I had to break out the emery cloth to remove the rust at the top & side surface of the comp clutch.
Mine sounded worse than a coffee grinder when if finally got working again.
Since mine is currently stationary, I applied some silicone spray to it, to try to protect from rusting for now. The car also has an interior temperature reader. I wouldn't doubt you also have to have the interior warmed and the hairdryer going on the outside grille sensor before it will kick in again..IDK..
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I almost did a full proper detail today, but it got too dark to finish.

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Looks like a good bath/detail was in order Nate, but wait a second.. no snow?
Nice pics btw...
It'* been freezing cold for the last 10 days here, and my PA looked awful.
Not much in the way of snow, but icy roads, so they went salt crazy.
Finally today it went 3 above freezing, and I got my car power washed, including the gunk out of the door jams. Black crap and salt be gone!
Will see but they are calling for a good dump of snow here Sat night/into Sunday...
Oh well more salt ahead..
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That'* why I wanted to get the car clean before the snow flies so I can park it in the garage and put a battery charger on it.

It'* snow right now, but the temp is supposed to get up to near 50 tomorrow, so this will all melt and then Monday the bottom falls out and I am looking at highs in the teens with wind chills near 0.
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i didnt do anything but spin the tires in the ice going to work. although, monday they are calling for 8-12".... guess i should probably get around to re installing the belt on the snowblower. should make for an interesting 35 mile drive to work down the 2 lane roads with 8 foot ditches. lol. wonder how much time my camera will record for. might have to make a "driving to work" video. lol.

on the plus side though, a coworker got a new toolbox for christmas and is selling me his old one. its a 3 box stack about 6 1/2' tall. cant remember how wide. its in slightly rough shape being that its 20 years old, but i plan to refurbish it and paint it with some honda nighthawk black pearl. turned out really nice when i painted the scooter and i have a ton left over.
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Ya just take it easy in the snow & ice there Jason.
I like your paint works, so I will look forward to see your tool box before & after!

Wouldn't you know it it got to 45F outside and the Buick'* compressor now kicks in again.
Yet at 40F the magnificent climate control would still not allow it to run.
So you were right Jason it has to be above 40 or so, to have dried air.
Surely there must be a work around for this. IDK is there any programming in a TechII where changes in temp settings may allow the compressor to be used at 35F for instance? I just find this very odd/wrong when your car is foggin up.
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A friend of mine got a new to him '02 Impala. It'* a Georgia car so it'* pretty clean. Needed a bit of work so we worked on it in my heated garage cause it was 0 degrees with -30 windchill that day.



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I ordered up a new exhaust for the T'bird. I'm keeping it stock, but putting flowmaster 40s in the back. Should have a nice grumble.
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i replaced the downstream o2 sensor on laurens 00 impy. did that in a heated garage, too. but i didnt think to knock off the slush before climbing under the car. didnt think that thru.

side note; who the hell decided to mount the o2 sensor VERTICAL on top of the exhaust on top of a U bend to accommodate it? only way i was able to get on it was with the very tip of a crescent wrench. dumb design.
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I swear they put stuff in the most difficult places to get at, just so that mechanics can say that will cost 2 hrs labor. Or to test us out to count how many swear words can be said in one minute!
Well it was 47F here today and once again the clutch engages, cleaning off z rust.

Had something wobbling on Power Steering pulley. Turned out to be just the plastic cover came out a bit. Maybe put some silicone on it, glue that sucker back on!
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