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Old 02-06-2007, 06:14 PM   #11
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Lose the foil on your intake and radiator hose. It'* actually hurting you.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ipe+insulation

Car looks good. Mom'* on her 2nd LeSabre now. Gotta stick with the H'*.
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Haha, it'* all standard with the Gran Touring package! Which code mentions the 3.06 gears?
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Also this means you have the beefire 32mm sway bar in the front and the 21mm on the rear

If you have never replaced the End links, the energy suspension end links may help you
I don't think I have. Where would I buy these?

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Lose the foil on your intake and radiator hose. It'* actually hurting you.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ipe+insulation

Car looks good. Mom'* on her 2nd LeSabre now. Gotta stick with the H'*.
Thank you as well, sir.

You're the second person to tell me this so I think I will. It looks somewhat less than great anyway.

Thanks for the link, if I get obsessive (and not so cheap) about shielding my intake pipe I'll remember that. Speaking of which, I need to find a way to custom heat shield my filter in a way that doesn't involve pieces of cardboard and large pieces of aluminum foil.
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Losing the accordian coupler will also give you more laminar flow, and higher velocity. Critical on the L36.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...r=asc&start=60
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BTW, the data and advice I gave you on the foil is the result of years of playing with temps on my car. Those that know my car personally have seen little thermometer tape stickers all over the dang thing. Looks like a fish aquarium sometimes.
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Losing the accordian coupler will also give you more laminar flow, and higher velocity. Critical on the L36.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...r=asc&start=60
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BTW, the data and advice I gave you on the foil is the result of years of playing with temps on my car. Those that know my car personally have seen little thermometer tape stickers all over the dang thing. Looks like a fish aquarium sometimes.
With each post I become more and more impressed with this site...you guys have everything!

For $15 it'* definitely something to look into. I have a steadily growing plans list that I'll have to append.

About the intake, my problem is the IAT sensor as well as the coupler itself. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the sensor out of the coupler or the coupler off the engine. Granted I didn't give much force with either, but I was afraid of breaking something and having to worry with that. Is there something I'm missing? My rice pipe has two holes for various size sensors, I'm not sure if it would fit but it'* worth a try. If not it could probably be bored out with a drill, which is not something I have but I'm sure if I can't do it someone else could. I also have some form of silicone sealant to seal the sensor in place when the time comes.
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i definetly like the exhaust set up that you have
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i definetly like the exhaust set up that you have
Thank you sir. Quite glad I went with MagnaFlow...
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a magnaflow exhaust set up is in the very near future for me hopefully
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Well, upon suggestion I removed aluminum foil and I also relocated my sensor and found a better coupling for my intake.

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I used one of the two provided holes in the intake pipe for the sensor...perfect fit. I used RTF sealant and electrical tape to seal it in place. Despite it'* precarious appearance, it'* actually quite sturdy.



The new coupling.

EDIT: I removed an unecessary coupling and also moved the filter around to make more room for a heat shield.



I'm also moving my questions to the Performance and Brainstorming thread that I already made...it probably belongs in there more.
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Felt like sharing some new pictures I took last night...









Naturally, I couldn't resist echoing around the parking deck a little too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K68cEw9L8lg
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No Buick love?

I posted this elsewhere but it really belongs in here...

New dual exhaust:


Idle video:
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