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@  dezldave961 : (26 November 2020 - 07:26 PM)

Same. While having my GTP from 02-14, I built it for a buddy in 09 and bought it from him in 16. Going all out now while we're still on partial shutdown. Great way to pass the time.

@  ejguillot : (19 November 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Welcome back earth1. I'm still sticking by my project regal, even if it has been a garage queen for the last couple of years.

@  earth1 : (18 November 2020 - 03:27 PM)

I want to thank those who run this site for their dedication and for keeping this site going through the years. To have a really good Regal GS, one has to have an extraordinary level of dedication to the car that includes a long-term commitment to it, and not just a passing fancy. Similarly, to the people that keep this site going through the years had to have a similar level of dedication and commitment to keeping it going. I just want to tip my hat, pay my sincere respect to this level of commitment, and say thank you. I will try to contribute what I can. I know that these cars are 20+ years old now and a lot of people have moved on from them, but I want to be counted as one of the ones that stuck with them for the long-term. I hope to see others that love their Regals be active here in this site, and for the Regal community to support each other. Count me in.

@  earth1 : (16 November 2020 - 07:49 PM)

I finally remembered my password and can get logged in. I have missed posting to this forum. Lots of things to add here from my own Regal GSE project.

@  ejguillot : (20 October 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Well, welcome back!

@  Marchi1 : (13 October 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Holy Crap I got in...finally remembered my login

@  dezldave961 : (08 October 2020 - 02:13 PM)

:peeks around the corner:

@  ejguillot : (06 October 2020 - 01:41 PM)

Glad to hear there are still lurkers around.

@  buck531 : (05 October 2020 - 12:15 AM)

sup turd buckets?

@  de.regal : (04 October 2020 - 10:50 PM)

Still lurk every day

@  tpivette : (03 October 2020 - 02:32 AM)

Sucks these forums are as vacant as they are... oh well, there's still the faithful like us!

@  kevandkaye : (27 September 2020 - 02:40 AM)

Yet still, we lurk. :o

@  ejguillot : (27 September 2020 - 01:08 AM)

Yeah, Facebook took over and killed forums.

@  dezldave961 : (26 September 2020 - 03:24 AM)

Ya, most of the original wave of active members have changed vehicles to something (probably) less mod-friendly, with the occasional person in an LS or Hemi that they do some bolt-ons to. Kinda sad that forums faded.

@  ejguillot : (23 September 2020 - 09:02 PM)

Finally updated my signature to match my current Buick.

@  ejguillot : (10 September 2020 - 03:20 AM)

Things are terminally quiet around here...

@  sky72lark : (07 August 2020 - 12:38 AM)

:orcs-buttshake:

@  dezldave961 : (29 July 2020 - 04:06 AM)

Just became a moderator on 3800Pro, so that's fun. I know it's gone thru a couple hands since Intense got sold, then that guy sold the forum. Not sure what that'll help, but it's something.

@  ejguillot : (26 July 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Glad to hear it. Would be a tragedy for us remaining owners to lose the knowledge in these forums.

@  dezldave961 : (12 July 2020 - 01:55 AM)

Hosted a buddy and his family for cookout... Ya, not alot on forums lately. Just keeping the lights on.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:40 PM

So, it may seem very sacrilegious, but I've been running my 98 with the belt off the SC for about 2 years.  I've had issues keeping the oil in ever since I changed out the coupler several years ago, this will be I think the 4th time I've had it off.  First couple of times I blamed on using the wrong sealant, but using the correct red sealant it all leaked out after a 20 min drive. I also tried a reman snout from Ebay because I thought it might be leaking from the pulley seal.  So after that I basically gave up.  But now I've decided to give it another shot before winter sets in.  I have the proper oil and the blue anaerobic sealant from Auto Zone, I'm just wondering if there's anything I should know about after it's been sitting idle for so long.  The pulley still turns, however I can't get the fill plug out to suck out any remaining oil.  Figured I'd hit it with some penetrating oil from the back side after I took it off.  Any thoughts or ideas are welcome, I'll probably get started on it tomorrow morning although I'm working OT so I'm not rushing since I have an extra vehicle.  


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

So you can't get the fill plug out to suck out any old oil, that means you can't fill it with new oil either. Is it cross threaded maybe?


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:50 PM

its a torx bit in a lot of them plugs, not a allen head.  after mine stripped out, i pounded a flat head screw driver into hex of the plug and then leaned on it hard and turned it with a large adjustable wrench on the screw driver. 


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:05 AM

Project didn't even start because my back and hip were killing me from having to wear a boot due to a broken foot lol.  I just figured the plug was seized from sitting that long with virtually no oil in the S/C.  Plan was to hit it from the inside after removal with some Gibbs or some type of penetrating oil, although I could try it from the outside and let it sit for half an hour as well.  It definitely isn't torx, but I wonder if the size wrench I was using was a little too small the first couple of times and now it's rounded out a little.  


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:27 AM

if you think its a allen....guess what, its a torx lol  try one, it will fit like never before. 

 

 

hope that foot feels better. thats got to suck. 


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:57 PM

Any updates?


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Posted 18 December 2019 - 12:32 AM

No real updates yet, although I did finally get the boot off last week and also discovered I had purchased a new fill plug at some point and forgotten about it lol.  So I do have a replacement if I really tear the old one up.  Last week I decided to replace the dying stereo, and finally re-solder the resistors on the cluster board so I actually have an odometer and info display again for the first time in years.  I have fewer miles than I expected, 208k.  Last time I saw it I was at 193k.  Now I need to try to do the reset for the HVAC because apparently disconnecting the battery stuck my blend door with cold air on the drivers side for some reason.  


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 12:08 AM

you can pull the fuse for the cluster/hvac for a minute, then pop it back in fire up the car.  it should come back on set to 75 and and on auto. let it do it thing for a few minutes, then try to change the temp.  

 

if that dont work it might be time to buy new actuators. i got a pair last year off ra for 20 each. hot to cold has never worked so quickly as it does now. 


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 03:50 AM

https://www.regalgs....e/?fromsearch=1
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Posted 22 December 2019 - 01:18 AM

Yep, that did the trick.  Thanks for the link! I actually had to pull the drivers actuator about a month ago because the first really cold day we had here I had no heat on that side.  I used the replacement gear available on Amazon for $12 and it worked like a charm until I disconnected the battery last week lol.  I tried to do it in the parking garage at work but ended up pulling the wrong fuse.  Couldn't get the link to work because of all the concrete.  


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:52 AM

Alright, it has begun!  Pulled the snout off tonight, still haven't got the plug out but I'm soaking it in PB overnight.  Maybe longer, since I tracked down the squeaking I've been hearing the last few weeks to my alternator.  I also don't like the way the main belt tensioner feels, so I will probably replace that pulley as well.  I replaced all the plastic pulleys several years ago with metal units from Rock Auto, so the tensioner pulleys are the last 2 original ones left.  Alternator is original as far as I can tell, so not surprised that needs replaced either.  My main concern now is that the remaining oil spilled all over the top of the block, and has pooled in various areas by the valve covers and such.  I've stuffing shop towels in everywhere I can reach with a screwdriver to try to soak it up, any thoughts on shooting some plastic safe parts cleaner in the various nooks and crannys to clean it out a bit?  I've always been leery of cleaning the engine overall, spraying water on something this old just seems like a bad idea even if I bagged the coil packs and fuse block.  Anyway, I'm likely going to order parts online so there may be a few days before I start putting everything back together.  I'll update as I work through the various issues.  


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:17 PM

Good luck, keep us posted.
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Posted 09 January 2020 - 12:28 AM

Managed to get the plug out by pounding a torx into it lol. Although I checked the new one and it's definitely a hex head. Finally got all the parts today, for some reason UPS wouldn't leave the belts on the porch so had to pick them up at the closest store today. Probably going to attempt to put everything back together tonight after work. Still pretty grungy around the S/C but I've sopped up as much as I can. Gonna hit it with cleaner once more tonight before I put the snout back on.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 06:39 AM

Well, this is a first. Sometime between Sunday night and last night I've managed to lose one of the snout bolts. No idea where it is. I placed them in a neat pile on a shop towel with the long vertical one separate. Now I'm one short. I've had this thing apart 4 times, never lost anything until now. So any ideas on where to source one fast? Other than a junkyard? So far searching supercharger parts just gets me whole units or the internals. FML.
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:42 PM

take one of the other bolts out, go to the hardware store and match up a new one.  


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:52 AM

Finally completed. I had the bolt size from the dealer, although nobody in the city had one. I was reluctant to pull one of the others off, since I'd already sealed the snout and didn't realize until starting the last one that I was short. So, off to the hardware store I went, ended up with a close match, other than it being an allen head bolt lol. Oh well. It's in, and for the first time in years nothing leaked. The replacement plug was a little outsized too, but it didn't leak either so I'm calling it a win overall although it took twice as long as I'd planned. Now to get a leaky tire looked at and another rebalanced so I can actually go over 65. That's a whole other story. Thanks everyone for the help. Nice to be making boost again.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 03:26 AM

Took a peek under the hood today, and decided to check the oil level in the S/C. Looks lower than when I filled it, but I'll monitor it for now. I don't see any obvious oil anywhere, but this thing has leaked every time I've resealed it, so I wouldn't be surprised if it does it again. The current record is about 5 months before it's down to the lowest level and starts to sound like a rock tumbler.
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Posted 17 February 2020 - 04:53 AM

Those snout plugs used to seize up a lot, had to heat a few of them over the years lightly to crack them. Good to hear you got yours out.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:15 PM

I'll be working on my project car supercharger soon too - it has some rocking back and forth in the pulley.


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