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Old 04-08-2008, 04:54 PM   #11
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driving so much, i need a daily driver that get better mpg, and i just love my 92s too much to get rid of them. I can get more for the 97, and besides for what the 92s are worth to someone else, they are worth much more to me. although i may get rid of the buick eventually. but never the olds.
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I've always wondered how the column shifter feels. Does it move like you're stirring molasses with it, or is it abrupt and rough?
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I've always wondered how the column shifter feels. Does it move like you're stirring molasses with it, or is it abrupt and rough?
it feels just like your floor shifter does, just up and down, instead of back and forth. same type of resistance.
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took out the seats to really get to the carpet (yes, a page from the book of Haro , thanks buddy)

and i found 3 lighters, a pen, paintbrush, a quaker chewy bar, and 87 cents


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After.... not really happy with it






i tried EVERYTHING I had, nothing worked as well as i had hoped :(



ive got one more thing to try tomorrow, but im not gonna get my hopes up.
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Most carpet cleaners work to freshen the surface. Carpets may look clean while actually they have a lot of dust left but just moved around so that nothing is settled. For carpets that really need some treatment, as yours does, don't use rubbing compounds. Those only rub the dirt so it helps make the carpet look clean. With regular cleaning, it works aesthetically.

You need something to push a lot of psi of water all over the place. Then, use a strong, strong water capable vacuum to suck the carpet clean. I know a guy in the carpet cleaning industry, and I've seen him clean multi-decade old bar carpeting and make it clean!

Do you have a Shop Vac handy?
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I would pull the carpet out and bring it to the manual car wash. It should come cleaner than that.
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done that to an 85 escort i used to have
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Haro'* got the right idea. For badly stained carpet, there is simply nothing else that works as wellas a pressure wash. Just be very careful not to get too close, as the spray can actually CUT the carpet fibres. I'd say no closer than a foot. Buy some really strong house carpet shampoo, and scrub it in with a good stiff scrub brush.
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