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by CaliforniaT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: '89 maroon T for driver/parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

WHy can't you all move closer to me? And yes I live in California! All the parts for these cars are on the east coast and the cost of shipping would kill me.
by CaliforniaT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: changing a heater hose
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

Well by hard lines I mean solid metal tubing. The heater hoses connect at one end to the firewall and the other to these tubes. If you follow the tubes they connect in behind the tensioner and waterpump on the block. They're not bolted on or anything just kinda stuffed into holes with the o-rings as...
by CaliforniaT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: changing a heater hose
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

Well it's leaking from somewhere else now, comes straight down so I'm guessing the waterpump or o-rings on the hard lines. I'm going to redo all of it this weekend. I know they're on o-rings just kinda stuffed into their holes, any idea on the correct size for those or a part number?? I think I repl...
by CaliforniaT
Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Window Guide Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Haha, I say its just that my car has more personality than theirs, it talks to me. My gas and brake pedals both make 'groaning' sounds when I let off of them. I think the squealing is the glass sliding against old rubber in the front and back; I only think this because when the window goes all the w...
by CaliforniaT
Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: changing a heater hose
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

You're right it was a bitch! The hoses came off real easy but the clamps were a pain in the ***. The tabs were all facing the bottom of the engine; I had to use small c-clamps to open them up and turn them to the top. I've got large hands, so now I have large scraped up bloody hands. Anyhow I refill...
by CaliforniaT
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: changing a heater hose
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

I've got to get to the store somehow.... so.... :) I McGuyvered the hole with a bike tire patch kit and some duct tape. Now if only I knew how to dry out the underhood padding stuff... yuck!
by CaliforniaT
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: changing a heater hose
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

Well I had time to look closer on my lunch break and it looks pretty easy, just two clamps, one at the firewall and the other at the hard line.

Well thanks for the help anyhow.
by CaliforniaT
Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: changing a heater hose
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

changing a heater hose

Well I got to work and my car is steaming from underneath the hood overheating. I open it up and like a little baby when you take his diaper off my T starts peeing coolant all over the place. Theres a hole in a hose which I'm assuming is a heater hose right on top near the AC stuff. It looks like it...
by CaliforniaT
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashpad Options
Replies: 17
Views: 8334

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by CaliforniaT
Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bizarre radio problems.
Replies: 33
Views: 8502

Sounds like the magnetic sheilding is breaking down in the antena wire. There are a lot of magnetic fields in a car that can cause odd stuff like that. Something like what makes a computer monitor's image vibrate. I'm not sure if they would damage the radios though. Have you tried the radios in othe...
by CaliforniaT
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: front air dams and rear spoilers for the t-type
Replies: 15
Views: 4474

That explains it, a couple hundred for the part and a grand for the GM stamp. Sort of off topic, but I heard somewhere that car manufacturers were required to produce or have available replacement parts for a vehicle for a minimum of 10years after it's production ended. I don't know if that is true ...
by CaliforniaT
Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: front air dams and rear spoilers for the t-type
Replies: 15
Views: 4474

Definately not worth that price in my book. I could hire a team of rice rocket ground effects engineers and have the whole buick done up in gfx, neon, hood scoops and spoilers for that price.

I only got $500 toal loss for the car from the insurance company for a little dent and a broken tail light.
by CaliforniaT
Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have a Knock sound.
Replies: 11
Views: 3041

These guys are right it is most likely the balancer, when the rubber in that goes, it gets knocky. You can check this also by seeing if you can move the serpentine belt while the car is parked, if there is any play in it, the balancer is bad or going bad. Mine cost about $90 for the part and $20 to ...
by CaliforniaT
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have a Knock sound.
Replies: 11
Views: 3041

The harmonic balancer - also known as the crank pulley. Its the largest and bottom-most pulley in the engine bay. Located under the waterpump. The torque converter - located between the transmission and the engine. I'm not sure whats involved in checking it's bolts. Possibly remove the starter and f...
by CaliforniaT
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2007 GNX.......NEXT?
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

:evil: *bleep* Chevrolet *bleep* Pontiac *bleep* GM decision making :evil: There are quite a few dealerships within walking distance of my house. Start at Chevy... keep walking all the cars look like tin-can pieces of *bleep*. Pass by Ford/Lincoln/Mazda, actually stop and check out a few of the cars...