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@  dezldave961 : (06 August 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Going to move towards RWD chassis soon, so it's more fun to use. Z7 kit needs gone, MP112/L26 chillin', 2 GenV's on ice, and T67 currently on my L32. Cheaper than LSx playtime yo tinker with this.

@  dezldave961 : (06 August 2021 - 11:40 PM)

I'll gladly do mega builds with my stash! Getting stationed at a new spot next year, and might need projects.

@  kevandkaye : (05 August 2021 - 10:52 PM)

How cool would it be for everyone here who has leftover parts, send them ALL to one person for a superbuild? Sorry, peeked in and got chatty!

@  kevandkaye : (05 August 2021 - 10:50 PM)

Sure am missing the days when Buicks were built by Buick.

@  kevandkaye : (05 August 2021 - 10:50 PM)

Paul's a mod?!?! I take you more for a resto......

@  ejguillot : (03 August 2021 - 10:28 PM)

Well, my project Buick is dead. Piston smacked a valve, piston/block/head is trashed. That killed my enthusiasm. Will be posting a parts for sale list real soon.

@  Marchi1 : (22 July 2021 - 05:30 PM)

Its even worse... he has been a memeber for 13 years and has 2 active posts.....

@  dezldave961 : (21 July 2021 - 11:38 PM)

Some people don't know how the internet works, and think deleting after posting somehow works like an Etch-A-Sketch. (You made 2 posts 13yrs ago about fixing an ignition switch, which I'd never know if you didn't ask about deleting... Look up Streisand Effect.)

@  Marchi1 : (21 July 2021 - 01:53 AM)

and just quit using it. there is very little update and while I can delete it why would you?

@  Marchi1 : (21 July 2021 - 01:52 AM)

that hurst I have been here in less than months

@  esqueue : (15 July 2021 - 05:50 PM)

A moderator hasn't been here for months

@  esqueue : (15 July 2021 - 05:48 PM)

How do I get my account deleted?

@  sky72lark : (25 June 2021 - 01:20 AM)

SELLING 99GS SEE FORUM, THANK YOU

@  dezldave961 : (16 June 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Good deal. I'll be resolving some issues when I get back from a work trip, as well.

@  ejguillot : (14 June 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Also rechecked the flexplate and rocker arm bolts, all were torqued to spec.

@  ejguillot : (14 June 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Update on the tap/knock noise: resolved most of it by resealing my exhaust. Front header to crossover pipe leak - noise at 1/2 engine RPM.

@  ejguillot : (04 June 2021 - 07:15 PM)

I'll recheck those, thanks for the heads up.

@  dezldave961 : (03 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Also, check that the rockers are all torqued, still. Re-usable bolts like to be around 25 or so, but settling in from running may back one out that was torqued while partially under load on a cam lobe.

@  dezldave961 : (03 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Did you do anything with the flexplate? Those 3 bolts tend to come loose and rattle over time, if not torqued with loctite.

@  ejguillot : (03 June 2021 - 04:46 PM)

doing OK. Tune's all fixed, but hearing a tap/knock noise from my engine that is no longer fading with higher RPM. Not good.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 01:38 PM

hey what's up everyone! 

Got myself an 04 regal GS, 1 owner 78,000 miles on it.  Fully stock, unlike the last one..

Looks like it need some maintenance done so trying to gather all the parts for her.

 

Is GM dealer the only place to find a supercharger oil?

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 02:16 PM

Welcome back!  You can get SC oil on eBay, or at most of the 3800 vendors such as ZZP.

 

Post some pictures of your new ride.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 02:28 PM

Thank you :)

Once I get it a bit more cleaned up I will!

I got a thermostat with 195 opening temp, is that ok or should I get 180? I'm not planning to mod this car or push boost level past stock..


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

Stock is stock.  You'll probably get a bit better MPG with a 195 as designed.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:31 PM

I think I may need a new catalytic converter, have a flashing check engine light and it stumbles a lot at wot. 

 

How hard are they to replace?

Will check the code later but it won't let me rev past 4,000 either, unless rev limiter is set for that RPM. Don't remember my other regal having it.
 

OEM new spark plugs gaped at 0.60, air filter, wires, fresh oil change, thermostat & coolant, and PVC valve.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 11:29 PM

I hope your rev limiter is higher than 4000. I don't do exhaust any more, but should be easy for an exhaust guy.
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:52 PM

lol.

 

Number 6 spark plug cracked down the half.

I guess I should have used the 16mm socket with rubber insert. Mine didn't have one, all other ones are fine.

O2 sensor bad as well, so should be all fixed up today!


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 10:04 PM

I continue to use Mobil 1 synthetic in the SC. change it every time I change the oil in the engine.
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 12:43 AM

This is a good reminder. I remember the parts guy at the local Buick dealer confirm it's just Mobil 1. Can't remember what weight it was. Better than $72 per quart for those little 4oz. bottles on eBay or 3800 vendors. Thanks for the reminder.
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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:21 PM

I used two of those 4oz bottles from Buick dealer.

 

Man that was the worst smelling fluid I've ever seen! WTF?  I've changed differential fluids and it wasn't this bad, damn.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 02:59 AM

It's been said that it smells like rotten eggs,rotten food and old oil all at once as well as gorilla ass juice.
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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:00 PM

"Smells like chicken.... keep on lickin'.  Smells like trout then get the f_ck out!".  Ya that stuff is 'stanky' for sure!


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 06:03 PM

If you need a cat then its a great time to upgrade to an aftermarket 3" downpipe! I went with a catted 3" stainless on the 01 to try to keep the noise down.


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