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General Buick Tech / Re: Fuel Gauge Not Reading Correctly
« on: Today at 09:48:00 AM »
I guess I would verify that you had the right fuel sender for your dash first.  If you have a digital dash, it uses a different resistance sender than the standard  sending unit which is 0-90 ohms.    I believe the digital dash was 120 ohms.

At one time racetronix sold a different resistor for the sending unit if you had a digital dash.  You had to remove the 0-90 "rheostat" and install the 0-120 as I recall.

If you have the standard unit and the standard analog dash, the trick was to pull the cluster and clean up the post on the back of the fuel gauge where the connector from the sending unit goes.  That often fixed the problem.

When the tank is full, you can disconnect the connector to the sending unit at the tank and read the resistance to see if it reads the correct resistance at the tank.  Should be either 90 or 120 depending upon the installed sender.  If it reads lower than whichever one is low, you can drop the tank, pull the sender and see what the resistance reads when you hold the float all the way up as in a full tank.

That is all that I can think of at the moment

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: US gasoline?
« on: September 26 2023, 09:26:57 AM »
Down here, marina gas is quite expensive compared to ethanol.  I saw a private brand gas station in San Angelo that had a sign advertising an ethanol free gas pump.  I meant to stop in and check it out but forgot on my way home and now I need gas which is .30 cents higher here than in Angelo.  I hate pumping gas these days.

I have learned to use ethanol free gas for my chainsaw, etc. tools that have oil in the gas.  I saw a sign advertising VP 50-1 mix the other day that had 5 gallons jugs and the price was $120.  I then realized that by the quart or gallon it was a heckuva lot more expensive.  The cheap off brand is like $36 per gallon.

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: US gasoline?
« on: September 24 2023, 11:53:32 PM »
Ethanol was a boon thrown to the midwestern corn producers and the big plants that processed it.  The subsidies that were thrown their way could have gone a long way toward cleaning up the refinery industry and making us permanently self sufficient.  Canada and the U.S.  have far more in reserves than any projected demand estimate for many years.

Instead, we need to have a suicide wish to put all our future in the hands of people that are not, and have never been, our friends.

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: new puppy
« on: September 11 2023, 09:55:08 PM »
Some people never had a dog and buy one like they are buying a new tv or something.  Have no clue about teaching the dog what is acceptable and what is not.  Then they bail out on the poor pup.  Same kind of people that make poor friends.

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: new puppy
« on: September 08 2023, 09:32:09 AM »
Absolutely the best!

My son has two GSD's.  I think both of them were rescues.  His first one was not.  I have never seen dogs that are so devoted to kids.

That Aussie mix might give you all a race when it comes to the brains department  :cheers:  She is a beautiful dog :cheers:

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: new puppy
« on: September 07 2023, 03:06:05 PM »
I am with you 100%.  Dogs are a lot smarter than 90% of the human population

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: new puppy
« on: September 06 2023, 05:23:19 PM »
Sorry to hear that, Dan. A dog is the best company I have ever had.  I am rapidly nearing the same decision.

General Buick Tech / Re: underhood light?
« on: September 03 2023, 07:04:17 PM »
I figured if I answered enuf different ways, one of them would be the one you were looking for LOL

General Buick Tech / Re: My GN lives and thank you to the forum
« on: September 01 2023, 07:55:55 PM »
Glad it turned out that way.  I was getting confused, but, at my age, I think that is my normal state.  It really helps to have another car near when you are troubleshootin g

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: new puppy
« on: August 28 2023, 09:13:06 PM »
He looks like he will have beautiful markings.  Seems to be starting off with a great temperament.

IHADAV8 Playground / Re: new puppy
« on: August 28 2023, 09:09:42 AM »
That's a beautiful pup!  Chill for the moment LOL

Summit has a bunch of stuff!  that looks like a great day from my perspective.

General Buick Tech / Re: underhood light?
« on: August 21 2023, 09:46:58 AM »
 Always hot. Looks to be black/orange under the hood. 

General Buick Tech / Re: underhood light?
« on: August 20 2023, 06:48:57 PM »
Cig-Clk    Antenna relay, AC control head, radio capacitor, security indicator, chime module, instrument cluster (digital), radio, cigar lighter, glove box lite, engine compartment lite, footwell courtesy lites, power door locks, dome lights, trunk lites, vanity mirror lites, BAT terminal.  These circuits used an orange wire for power supply.

General Buick Tech / Re: underhood light?
« on: August 18 2023, 08:40:34 PM »
Should be a connector on the firewall close to the booster that it plugs into as I recall

General Buick Tech / Re: My GN lives and thank you to the forum
« on: August 16 2023, 12:58:12 PM »
I would unplug the memory wire to clear everything and start fresh.  I would probably install his on your car and see what happens...stil l unplugging the memory wire before restarting the car

Might want to swap ecms as well if the esc does not work

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