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Forum: Oldsmobile 04-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jwfirebird
try testing tps ...

try testing tps

https://www.gmforum.com/trouble-shooting-test-procedures-141/testing-tps-throttle-position-sensor-279319/
Forum: Introductions for new members 04-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Soft Ride
Welcome to the forum Zach. Really some great info...

Welcome to the forum Zach. Really some great info provided!
I also do a flush about every 2.5 years and have been impressed with this Peak Long life Coolant.
It is almost clear..can sure see if...
Forum: Introductions for new members 04-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By WilliamE
IMO whatever you use, just do not mix coolant...

IMO whatever you use, just do not mix coolant types, by types I mean do not mix a HOAT with an OAT, always bleed the air out of the system, and fill with distilled water, do not use tap water, say...
Forum: Saturn 04-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By jwfirebird
so like many gms you have to do your homework,...

so like many gms you have to do your homework, some are rebranded other cars. like vibe is a matrix, a few saturns were honda something or others if i remember right
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tech II
Big difference between Service Vehicle Soon and...

Big difference between Service Vehicle Soon and Service Engine Soon(CE light).....

Service Engine Soon means you have a potential driveability/emission problem.....

Service Vehicle Soon is...
Forum: Saturn 04-16-2014, 10:01 AM
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Views: 1,289
Posted By Tech II
They are just clones of other GM cars....

They are just clones of other GM cars....
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By 2kg4u
That is your way to determine the CEL bulb is...

That is your way to determine the CEL bulb is still working, and is normal. Not an indication of a problem.
Forum: Introductions for new members 04-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By jwfirebird
the dex crap doesnt last as long as they say. i...

the dex crap doesnt last as long as they say. i have had a couple cars turn the coolant bottle brown and chocolate pudding the cap in 2 years. i always flush it out and use prestone extended life and...
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-15-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By WilliamE
As long as it cuts off as soon as the car starts...

As long as it cuts off as soon as the car starts running there is no need to worry, if it comes on, or starts flashing while you are driving it, then pull over immediately, and have it scanned for...
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mike
Uh yup.

Uh yup.
Forum: Introductions for new members 04-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By WilliamE
Over time the additives put in there to protect...

Over time the additives put in there to protect against corrosion wear down, and it also becomes a bit acidic, that can damage any metal internals, eventually you could end up with a radiator full of...
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-15-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By Soft Ride
I used NGK Platinum plugs & Wires. 2 years later,...

I used NGK Platinum plugs & Wires. 2 years later, both are still in excellent shape.
The NGK are exact fit to vehicle/engine required lengths as well....
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By jwfirebird
seems to be an ongoing debate. you need at least...

seems to be an ongoing debate. you need at least platinum on that engine to make it run good. wires are tough i used to buy nothing but delphi or delco but now they seem as bad as the cheap Chinese...
Forum: Introductions for new members 04-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By jwfirebird
thats the only problem some have, i had a 03 3400...

thats the only problem some have, i had a 03 3400 and some models had the felpro update from the factory by then. i had about 200k on mine before i traded it in with no internal engine problems. you...
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Tech II
There is no "adjustment" on these windows.....the...

There is no "adjustment" on these windows.....the glass has those white plastic retainers glued to them....they attach directly to the regulator with 10mm nuts......if the retainers break, then the...
Forum: Introductions for new members 04-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By jwfirebird
guess it depends how picky you are about having...

guess it depends how picky you are about having everything working. not likely going to happen on one of those. but if you just need a reliable commuter, that engine and trans are pretty good
Forum: General GM Chat 04-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jwfirebird
a early 2000's standard cab 4wd, with 4.8 or 5.3...

a early 2000's standard cab 4wd, with 4.8 or 5.3 will get 20-22hwy and 16-18 local, depending on driver and terrain. and have plenty of power to do whatever you want. and i should have said s10's are...
Forum: General GM Chat 04-13-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By chevy82
There is a reason why most manufactures don't...

There is a reason why most manufactures don't build a 4cyl. with the 4wd option. A 4 cylinder doesn't have the power especially in 4wd mode to pull itself thus using more fuel. To most customers I...
Forum: General GM Chat 04-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By GunsOfNavarone
Justin is spot on, the S10, Blazer, Jimmy fuel...

Justin is spot on, the S10, Blazer, Jimmy fuel mileage with 4wd is no better than a full size Chevy truck. I do think the S10 is easy to work on, they just break a lot unless one takes a lot of...
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-13-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By chevy82
My honest opinion, take it to a good reputable...

My honest opinion, take it to a good reputable shop I prefer a dealer. Yes you may spend some money, but the diag. will be correct. No sense in guessing and wasting your money.
Forum: General GM Chat 04-13-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By chevy82
[QUOTE=jwfirebird;1597276]the issue with 6cyl...

[QUOTE=jwfirebird;1597276]the issue with 6cyl s10s is the fuel mileage, the v8 half ton gets the same mileage so there is no reason to get a truck that is uncomfortable small and hard to work on[/Q
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Forum: General GM Chat 04-13-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jwfirebird
the issue with 6cyl s10s is the fuel mileage, the...

the issue with 6cyl s10s is the fuel mileage, the v8 half ton gets the same mileage so there is no reason to get a truck that is uncomfortable small and hard to work on
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By chevy82
Usually with a engine misfire a dtc will set and...

Usually with a engine misfire a dtc will set and the ses light will start flashing when it occurs. Sounds like something else.
Forum: General GM Chat 04-12-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By chevy82
Stay away form the Colorado and Canyon, they are...

Stay away form the Colorado and Canyon, they are junk and very uncomfortable to ride in. Go with the S-10 option if I were you. As mike mentioned the 4 cylinder option is not available in a 4wd. I...
Forum: Oldsmobile 04-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By eltatertoto
here is a video i made a few days ago. should...

here is a video i made a few days ago. should apply to you're situation.

How to fix slow Buick park avenue windows for $5! - YouTube
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