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Canada / FELLOW GN USER HAVING A POSSIBLE TPS ISSUE
« Last post by dragon lee on Today at 10:09:04 AM »
Has anyone seen this issue before. This is from a grand national user who posted on facebook. Looks like a tps issue possibly. See video attached:
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Flipping cars
« Last post by nocooler on August 20 2018, 08:11:42 PM »
Iím going into as a coin toss, I havenít even heard from the owner yet so it might not even have a snowballs chance in hell to happen.
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Flipping cars
« Last post by Steve Wood on August 20 2018, 07:58:04 PM »
two secrets to making money on cars.  Pick the right car and spend the absolute minimum on it before selling it.  No one that I know ever consistently did either.
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Flipping cars
« Last post by nocooler on August 20 2018, 07:53:55 PM »
Car is to far to go back to stock. But there are other parts that come with the car that could be sold as well...


Optimistically I think there is more then a grand to be made, I'd have some fun with it (track, dyno, car shows) and it'd fund my project further along after it sold. It is highly modified and would need to be sold to the right person.
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Flipping cars
« Last post by Steve Wood on August 20 2018, 07:51:48 PM »
I'm sure someone has made the occasional buck flipping cars but no one I ever knew did
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General Buick Tech / Re: Power Seat Motor
« Last post by Steve Wood on August 20 2018, 07:49:08 PM »
Earl, I had the same thought.  It's a true 13mm and half won't quite slip on....with one hand to hold a light, one to hold a pry bar to bend the cover up, and one on the wrench, I can now say the seat is removed...no fun when you cannot move the seat back...brawn and three hands made it work...if only I had the third hand :D
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Flipping cars
« Last post by Grumpy on August 20 2018, 07:30:09 PM »
Or you could put it back to stock and sell all the mods!
That's what I did with Buicks for years.. I wouldn't get involved with modified cars.. Nothing but headaches because people will think they all have a warranty  :rofl: Or get a car that looks awesome but will nickle an dime ya to death.. Making a grand on a car is going no where.. Just my personal opinion of coarse   :chin: :cheers:
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Flipping cars
« Last post by Forzfed on August 20 2018, 07:18:33 PM »
Or you could put it back to stock and sell all the mods!
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General Buick Tech / Re: issue with vibration at 60 mph
« Last post by earlbrown on August 20 2018, 07:09:05 PM »


It has crossed my mind. I agree I am starting to get annoyed and quite frustrated. Two different garages with "licenced" mechanics and they cant figure out a vibration in the steering wheel  ? Having said that I don't believe this problem has anything to do with the fact this is a Grand National in which case having specific experience with this type of car is not likely to make it easier to diagnose. Either both mechanics who looked at it aren't very good (which is possible) or this problem is tougher to diagnose than most for some reason. This will get resolved eventually and when it does I will be sure to report back on the findings.


That's the thing. Mechanics don't work that like.  They go by flat rate, that's how they get paid.   If it takes them three times as long to fix something than the flat rate table indicates, they take a beating.   And you can't charge a customer 'clock hours' for head scratching.


This repair doesn't have a flat rate at all.  So basically, if you're lucky, they'll start off doing a flat rate job, like ''Replace all wheel bearings and seals'', or ''turn rotors/adjust bearings'', or ''replace tie rod ends''....   then charge you 'fairly' for the work.

...the downside is that the problem might not get fixed...   then you get to pay for more jobs that may or may not fix it until it's fixed, or you get fed up and take the car home with an empty wallet.


This is the kind of job that you need to do yourself.   If you replace the wheelbearings and turn the rotors for example, you now know for a fact you have new bearings and fresh rotors.   It might not fix the problem, but two years from now you'll know you have fresh bearings and rotors.

If you start tackling stuff yourself, eventually you'll solve the problem and have a list of stuff checked off your 30+ year old car.


If you go broke paying mechanics to play with your car (and using cheaper components and charging you more for them than quality parts), it's just not the same.

All that labor money could be put towards new universals, new bushings, new tie rod ends, new idler arm.....




......lay under the front of your car, grab ahold of the idler arm and yank it back and forth.   It can't be that easy.   Also, check your steering box for lots of slack.
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General Buick Tech / Re: Power Seat Motor
« Last post by earlbrown on August 20 2018, 06:55:39 PM »
13mm perhaps?    I can check my car if you need me to.
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