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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, What did you do to your car today? in General Discussion; Originally Posted by slk230mb Dropped the STS-V off at the dealership for a check engine light. None of the gauges ...
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by slk230mb View Post
    Dropped the STS-V off at the dealership for a check engine light. None of the gauges were reporting anything out of the ordinary, waiting for the diagnosis now. First mechanic visit since I got it last August.
    Bad PCM, thank you warranty!
    ~Steve

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    dropped it off for an alignment.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    The front end of those is very appealing, but I never did like the rear styling. Not bad though.

    Back to the thread:

    After classes today, running by Advance Auto to get my battery tested. I think its on its way out. Took about 5 seconds of cranking to get the wagon to start yesterday, plus this battery has been killed 4 times in the last 3 months from stupid crap from my friends. No biggie, I got it for free from a nice guy at my dad's job.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Gary, open the hood and reach your fingers around behind and under the plastic radiator sight shield (cover) - there's a molded-in channel that the top radiator hose clips into for just that ^^^ purpose.
    I looked when I picked the car up, and the hose is behind that clip.

    Which made me just realize, this is likely my own damn fault. I changed out the headlights a couple of months ago, and you have to remove that cover to get to the headlight assemblies. So when I put it back on, I must not have put the hose behind the clip.

    Yet another reason why I shouldn't work on my cars myself. It always comes back to bite me in the ass.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    You need to buy a Service Manual for Hoover - he'll keep you out of trouble.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    The MPG makeover:

    Switched from 19lb to 16lb injectors

    180deg back to 195 thermostat

    Tires: 225/60s (4% too small), back to 215/70s

    MMO piston soak (google it): Removed carbon build up caused by the large injectors = No more spark knock!

    Dremel wheel to the distributor contacts. The MSD 6A totally rapes distributor caps. But it s good for 1mpg calculated

    Dash mounted vacuum gauge (helps to lighten my lead foot...)

    Re-enabled the viscous converter clutch. Might be good for 1mpg? Certainly is annoying though...

    Previuosly 15mpg, hoping to get 18 again at least!

    The car is absolutely no fun to drive anymore....

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    Took about 5 seconds of cranking to get the wagon to start yesterday,
    Battery is fine if you can crank for 5 seconds. Fuel or spark issue.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Put it up for sale on Autotrader...

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    The MPG makeover:
    Re-enabled the viscous converter clutch. Might be good for 1mpg? Certainly is annoying though...
    :
    Oh? I never knew you disabled it. It should be nearly undetectable if everything is working properly. As far as mpg's, it's worth quite a bit if you consistently cruise 40mph or above - more than 1mpg in my experiences.

    What are those 16 #'ers out of?

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    I dont like the feeling when it engages. It's very subtle but Im sensitive. It feels like Im suddenly towing something out of nowhere. I put a switch in between it and the ECM.

    The feeling is similar to the way a Ford AOD takes forever to downshift... Hard to explain..

    The injectors are out of early 90's BMW M series. 16.7 lb/hr

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post

    The feeling is similar to the way a Ford AOD takes forever to downshift... Hard to explain..
    Yeah, I know that feeling very well (I hate the AOD). I think I know what you mean. Doesn't sound like typical behavior for these cars though.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Took the Caddy For a Car Wash then went threw the drive up ATM
    then back home

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Its not nearly as pronounced as the AOD. Lol, not even close!

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    Battery is fine if you can crank for 5 seconds. Fuel or spark issue.
    Yeah. I'm leaning toward spark. Battery tested good at 786 CCA. Bought a cap and rotor today, and new wiper blades (it's so nice to be able to SEE in the rain!). Dad bought me plugs and wires over Christmas, but we never got around to installing them, so he's mailing them to me so I can do the whole shebang. Should be good for my gas mileage too.

    Also, @Sevillian: Poor you. I get better gas mileage in my mondo-wagon. lol Hope your tune up is as successful as you hope.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    Took the Caddy For a Car Wash then went threw the drive up ATM
    then back home
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