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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    today 2-19-11

    not a damm things just freaking woke up lol

    how ever i am getting ready to take it out on a 400 miles run
    going to detroit to visit friends then heading back to cleveland tonight

    might fuel it up again depending on if i can get up to 400 miles with highway driving as long as i can disaplin myself to not race it and floor it on this trip

    oh also going to pack it with 2 girls tonight head to a party in detroit

    um lets see what els try to avoide pot holes
    blast the radio ones i get on the highway

    not sure what els


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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Wash and claybar last night, took some time this afternoon to touch up all the nicks and scratches with some leftover paint. (I had traded some computer work with a client for getting my left doors and bumpers repainted. Couldn't do anything else to fix flaking clearcoat.) Going shopping for a set of used rear F45 shocks with low miles.

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    Replaced the batteries on both the Allante and the Bricklin.
    Troubleshot the pneumatics on the Bricklin; I need a more powerful air compressor (d'oh!).
    Changed the oil on the Allante, took it for a drive.
    Noticed a headlight was out, bought a replacement.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Left it to sleep in parking lot and enjoy her lazy weekend!

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    Nothing. Sabrina has been sitting in my girlfriend's driveway in Portland since Thursday night while I'm as the Chicago meet. Don't plan on driving her until tomorrow morning when I drive the 88 miles to Corvallis for the start of another work week.

    But I did get her oil changed last Saturday.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Well, I drove the "Grey Wolf" to church this morning where she could commune with all the other old, but nice Cadillacs in the parking lot!

    I lied, I drove her on her usual weekly 10 mile jaunt of twisties and freeway and it was back in the garage for her.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    drove back from warren Mi to Cleveland 192 miles left at 11:30 pm got home at 5am
    because on my way back i saw this guy swirving slowing speeding up slowing back down fluctuation around 30-80 mph speraticly blinker on hole time in and out of his lane but never one lane for meo then 20 seconds
    i got his plate number

    slowed down to 15 mph to stay far behind and away got on the skirt sholder of the highway
    pulled up the city i was in with the navi unit hten rmmebr you can dial *990 from cell phone and it will link you with police and emergency on highway turnpike in ohio so did that
    told them i think someone is driving drunk
    they asked me to stop at the next rest area or highway skirt engine break area wich ever came first and wait for a office to come to me
    they did then i fallow him to where they pulled this guy over wanted me to witness that this one what i saw
    they had him blow and he had enought liquire in his system to make a dog run away from his breath they said lol
    how ever not even a thank you from the troopers after it wall all said an doen no apreciation at all

    thats what i did with the caddy today

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Drove to work. Also bought new plugs and wires. A tune up is in order!

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Spent $110 having the upper radiator hose replaced.

    When I pulled into the garage Sunday night after driving in from Portland after the Chicago meet, I saw steam coming out the front of my car. Not a good sign. Too dark to really see anything, so I drove Betty to work yesterday and called my mechanic to see about bringing Sabrina in today. The temperature gauge hadn't budged from top dead center, there was still coolant in the tank and only a few drops of coolant on the garage floor.

    When I arrived at my mechanic's, the steam was coming out again, so I opened the hood, and the problem became immediately obvious: the upper radiator hose was rubbing up against a pulley on the left side of the engine, and the wear had finally created a hole from which coolant was spraying.

    After installing the new hose, my mechanic also used a couple of zip ties to prevent the hose from rubbing on the pulley. So any Northstar drivers, you might want to check yours.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Installed a new steering wheel!

    Also a really clean set of junkyard rear cargo light lenses. I'm pleased with the results. Vacuuming the beast out today or tomorrow and will have pics.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Today I will clear the snow off & around and the Eldorado & run it for a while at an elevated idle. It will be too sloppy to take it out for a run. Its been sitting there covered for over a month.


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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    That really sucks. What's your winter beater Johnny?

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    After installing the new hose, my mechanic also used a couple of zip ties to prevent the hose from rubbing on the pulley. So any Northstar drivers, you might want to check yours.
    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.

    The truck: This AM - warmed it up, did the lazy thing and took it to Western Auto - oil & filter, rotate tires, new Exide 84 month battery. (Too damn cold on the garage floor at 28 degrees this morning.)

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    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.
    ~Steve

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    That really sucks. What's your winter beater Johnny?
    The Eldo is the beater. Its never been driven in snow or salt, coming from Sun City, AZ. in 07' it never has seen much rain. The battery tray has the only minor corroison.

    I can get away with driving a 15 yr old car, she can not. In mid January the loyal & trustworthy 03' Caravan started exhibiting transmission problems that require near total value repairs & traded it info this 2010 Ford Fusion SEL never titled by anyone but Ford manufacturing as a fleet vehicle with low miles. 17,500mi. We paid over $11,000 less than the sticker price of $28,700- W/trade in drove it out minus $16,954.16

    We had to join the 32 mpg club.

    Its a very nice car with NAV, SYNC, back-up camera, blind spot radar, leather, moon, heated seats, handling pkg, 84 mo. Ford ESP warranty. It has everything with the exceptions of remote start & the V6 or hybird -a Ford/Mazda built in Mexico. 175hp 2.5 I4 was the reasonable choice with plenty of power although it just seems like a mistake not to get the 240hp V6. Its a good cruising & handling car with good leg room & a huge trunk. Its getting 24-25mpg around town compared to the Caravan 17-18mpg city.

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