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General Buick Tech / Re: Front end alignment help
« on: June 16 2022, 02:25:20 AM »

Yes, I may have to go that route.  Didn't really want to as I've got back and knee issues that keep from doing much these days on cars.  Getting old sucks!  I have already watched several of the videos and it doesn't seem all that difficult. 

Spent almost an entire day at a shop last year.  Guy came out after several hours to say they were having issues and that I was $240 into an alignment that they had quoted my $89!  Told him to press on.  He comes out a few more hours later to tell me his alignment rack is screwed up and to take the car and he will call me when it's fixed.  Yeah, right.  No thanks.  I was there from 10 until 6 and not even an apology.  He never did call me back either. 

General Buick Tech / Front end alignment help
« on: June 14 2022, 04:18:12 PM »
I did the b body brake upgrade last year and am having trouble getting anyone to do a front end alignment.  I've been to 3 different shops and all say their equipment won't work on my car.  The issue being the lowered stance and the wide rear tires.  Anybody else have this issue.  What's the work around.  Stance is not radical, just Eibach lowering springs and tires are Nitto 275 50 15 on 8 inch wide Weld Wheels.  I do have a set of skinnies I could throw on the front and move the 215s to the back if that will solve my dilemma.  Any help would be much appreciated.

Car Stereo and Electronics / Under Seat Subwoofer Install
« on: March 07 2022, 03:27:27 PM »
[size=14pt][/size]Looking for suggestions as to how to mount the subwoofer under the seat.  Don't really want to drill holes in the floor.  Hoping someone has a better way of doing this.  If it weren't for the carpet I would use Velcro.  Thinking of maybe some sort of bracket I could tie into the seat mounts.  Hoping for an easier solution.

General Buick Tech / E85 using a Kenne Bell boost a pump
« on: October 05 2021, 08:10:32 PM »

So I was considering going to E85 which will require me to upgrade my fuel pump.  The logical choice would be the DW300.  I don't like charish the thought of dropping the tank.  I do have a walbro 255l pump in it now.  Was thinking that maybe a better (easier) option might be a boost a pump.  Any thoughts or opinions on going this route.  I know I'll need injectors and a chip too.  Just trying to get out of dropping the tank if I don't have to. 

General Buick Tech / Re: Legroom
« on: May 11 2021, 11:20:12 PM »
You might want to look at these.  I made my own with a little cutting and drilling.  But if you don't want to fab your own this is for you.

General Buick Tech / Auto-loc auto window up and down
« on: October 06 2020, 02:18:12 PM »
Just wondering if anyone is using this module for one touch window auto up and down?  Was contemplating adding these to my GN and was looking for feedback.  Also wondered where you located the module and how you mounted it.  I like the window racer, but $150 seemed a little steep to make my windows go a little faster.  Any input is much appreciated.

General Buick Tech / Re: Saving ecm memory
« on: September 23 2020, 11:38:16 AM »
Thanks for the input.  Was not looking to put one on for the winter or a long period of time.  Mostly as a maintenance sort of situation when the battery is disconnected for a hour or two.  Also tired of having to get owners manual for the radio so I can reprogram it everty time.  Would also allow me to disconnect the battery if I wanted to while I leave it unattended (almost never!) as a sort of security measure and retain all the data.   

General Buick Tech / Saving ecm memory
« on: September 22 2020, 04:23:13 PM »
Anybody have experience with using one of the plug in adapters that uses a 9v battery to keep the memory saved in the ecm.  Thought it might be handy to have one if they actually work.

General Buick Tech / Re: Exhaust elbow
« on: September 06 2020, 10:52:45 PM »

Steve is spot on, no sealant required.  None used from the factory. 

General Buick Tech / Re: Power Steering Pump Noise
« on: September 06 2020, 10:49:00 PM »

Well think my problem is solved.  Reservoir was low on fluid.   Could swear I filed it and bleed the system when I was done replacing the ps hose o-ring. It was a few months ago so who knows.  It's back to normal so I can know get it to the shop for a front end alignment as I did the b body spindle swap several months ago.  Think I'm going to have to bleed the brakes again though as they still seem a little soft.

General Buick Tech / Re: Power Steering Pump Noise
« on: August 30 2020, 09:51:11 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion Steve.   Did the high pressure hose o-ring a while back and thought I had done this but maybe not.  I'll give that another try and see what happens.  What do you use for fluid, atf or ps fluid?  I think I topped it off with ps fluid after the repair. 

General Buick Tech / Power Steering Pump Noise
« on: August 29 2020, 11:23:08 PM »
So power steering pump is making a lot of noise.  I did have the high pressure line off to replace the o-ring.  Is my pump shot or do I just need to bleed the system again?  Drove it about 10 miles and it's still making excessive noise.  The reason I replaced the o-ring was it was losing a little fluid and seemed to be letting in a little air when it sat for a week or two.  Pump was then making a little noise until I turned a few times then was ok. Any thoughts?

General Buick Tech / Re: What are best size of tires
« on: June 15 2020, 10:55:48 PM »
If you go with 275 50 15 they are almost the same diameter as the 215 65 15. 

General Buick Tech / Re: Upper Control Arm Removal
« on: April 04 2020, 08:53:54 PM »
Ended up using the bolts I bought at the hardware store on the driver's side.  Easier to tighten up than trying to wrench on the nuts.  Just had a friend hold the nuts I cranked on the bolt head from the wheel well.  All back together now for the most part.  Just rotors, calipers, and brake hoses to go.  The end is near! 

General Buick Tech / Re: Upper Control Arm Removal
« on: April 02 2020, 12:52:28 PM »
Had some success yesterday.  I was able to get 12mm bolts in grade 10.9 at the hardware store.  They are not splined, but on the driver's side that may actually work better.  You can still get them thru GM but my local dealer quoted me a week to 10 days to get them.  So hopefully theses will work, or I can always use the original ones.  Off to start the reassembly process.  Here goes nothing! Also, thanks for the input on the poly bushings.  Guess I'll leave the rubber ones in as they still look ok. Up

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