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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 ben.gators It is the sensor of the factory hub bearing that fails first. But the the bearing ...
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    It is the sensor of the factory hub bearing that fails first. But the the bearing of cheap replacements seem to fail first.
    That is the news I wanted to hear. I'll change it out but in the least I know that I'm road safe on the mechanical side right now.


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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    , by buying AC Delco you can be sure that it is a reliable and high quality part; something much more reliable than those hub bearings that you can buy from Ebay for 40-50$!
    But you can't be sure (there are lots of junk parts, packaged as Delco), which is why I don't like to recommend them to the unsuspecting.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    It is a common weak point and problem in many GM cars of that era.
    It would also seem to be one that is intermittent. The problem developed over the course of about a week but I put 400km. on the car today without a glitch...no warning lights, no codes and no ABS foolery. Everything works fine...for now.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Purchased a T56 transmission crossmember and a shifter for my new trans.

    This is going to be the best thing ever when it's done. lol

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    Best thing EEEvahr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post

    Probably fused to the strut bushing sleeve, not the control arm. You're going to need heat (hot heat, not a puny propane or map gas torch). Gotta get the sleeve good 'n hot, then air hammer the bolt out. Keep an extinguisher handy - burning bushings can get messy.
    It's at the shop today. It's down the street from my parents and inexpensive. I took on a couple jobs last night and that will help defray the costs of removal and install.

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    My '79 Coupe deVille turns 35 this year.
    That means, in Kansas, I am now eligible to register it as an antique vehicle using a vintage plate of the same year.

    I've had this plate on the front for a year now, waiting until it could become official. 1976 was the first year Kansas stopped issuing new plates every year. It wasn't easy to find one with renewal stickers only up to '79 on it.


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    California Duster, over to the east for some twisties, lunch at a decent Mom&Pop restaurant, home. Getting ready to shake down the Weber for smoked ribs. (Been in there 3 hours now).

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Replaced damaged fog light housings with new in my 2005 Escalade ESV. 7mm bolts are a major PITA to access! Minimal ratchet room, and stabbing blind makes for a frustrating task. However, finally found a sweet spot and happy the job is done...will definitely not look forward to doing that again if/when the new fogs fail. Much easier time replacing front and rear shocks with compressor than the damned fog lights

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    Got featured in the local weekly newspaper as part of publicity for a Willamette Motor Club autocross on Sunday:



    The reporter got a couple of details wrong, but for the most part, it was a good story. The online version features another driver, who's much more experienced and competitive than I am.

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    Way to go Gary!(And Elvis!)

    I love the "Eye of the Tiger" stare you gave the photographer!

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    I gave the STS a thorough wash and dry tonight and in another bit of a James May moment, I polished the dual outlet exhaust tips. They were carboned up pretty good and needed a scrubby pad first followed by a Mr. Clean sponge and metal polish. Very shiny and a good match to the '91 Cadillac "International Touring Series" brochure I have.

    The STS was in for an oil change last week and the shop I use (a very good one, I might add) noticed (as had I) the muffler is going to need some work soon. The dual outlet muffler was NLA from the dealer when I bought her 6 years ago and the single outlet base Seville muffler is all that appears to be available from Walker, etc. My shop recommended a specialty muffler place here in town where they send their high end (and particular, such as myself) car owners for custom work. So I was thinking about that while I was polishing. Do whatever it takes to save these dual outlet tips?

    It's part of this car's identity and as square as they are, it's a feature highlighted with lighting in the above mentioned brochure. So yeah, I decided I'll do what it takes to keep this car looking factory. But this is making me a bit nervous...custom work for a lil old '91 STS? I'm thinking they might take a Camaro muffler or something similar dual outlet and do some custom bent pipes. Which would keep the cost reasonable. I hope.
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Cleaned out and organized the garage, and unpacked some boxes.

    Now the wagon will fit, and the engine swap prep can begin...

    Also painted a chalkboard on the wall to keep track of parts/things to order/things I need.

    Hooray!
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    my new van has been working pretty good. It has been using coolant though- upper hose clamp failed at the radiator. been adding water to get by until it goes in. its going in for an oil change, new hoses, and a coolant flush (it has dexcool in it....yuck). I pulled the radio to put in a cadillac UX1 and found out that the rear AC controls (conversion) had caught fire. one wire is burned at the end and the connector is black. yikes!
    tomorrow, I will try fixing the door jamb wires for the drivers door and hope that fixes the window motor issue. neither the drivers nor passenger window work at all. I also pulled one of the dash speakers, and found out these vans take a shallow mount 6.5 up there. I am going to mount a pair of crappy infinity 6.5s up there for now (and some infinity reference 4x6 plates in the back 4x10 holes). anything is better than the factory barely working speakers. I have some klipsch components from a set of bookshelf speakers I will eventually install, but in the mean time, the infinitys will suffice.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Drove it 280 miles round trip to Orlando and back for the All-Florida Impalas 'n Caprices (INC) club BBQ.





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    LOL my friend Erek got a photo of the impromptu drag race between me and my friend Tim:

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