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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
Sep 28, 2001 (8:51 am)
Mine got loose last winter and was replaced. They no longer have the old design and a new deflector design was implemented.
Whenever anything is done to my car that has a TSB associated with it, I ask the dealer for a printout of the TSB so I can relay it to anyone else having the same problem.
Date Aug, 2000
New Front Air Deflector with Increased Ground Clearance
1997-2000 Buick Century, Regal - Built Prior to VIN Breakpoint Y1297005
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1997-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
A new front air deflector with improved ground clearance is now available if replacement of the production air deflector is required. This new air deflector is a non-hinged design and has approximately 12 mm (1/2 in) more ground clearance than those previously used. In addition, this new air deflector sets back approximately 38 mm (1 1/2 in) further rearward and uses a material and shape that makes considerable less noise if contact with a curb or the ground is made.
This new design front air deflector is a direct bolt-on and should be used if service or replacement is required on the above listed vehicles.
Important: To maintain proper air conditioning performance, vehicle aerodynamics and prevent extreme underhood temperatures, the front air deflector must be properly installed on the vehicle and be fully functional. As a result, operating the vehicle without the front air deflector is not recommended.
#4721 of 12345 White6 re: tires
Sep 28, 2001 (9:42 am)
Can you really save enough on tires from Tirerack to offset the shipping costs? Where do you get them installed? Tirerack is local for me and I've always been curious about this.
#4722 of 12345 imacmil
Sep 28, 2001 (10:06 am)
I have bought 4-5 sets of tires from tire rack and have always been impressed with their service.
I think shipping is about $6 per tire?
The downside is you don't get free rotation and other perks that some places give to customers.
I think the longest i have waited is about 3 days for the tires to arrive at my door.
Sep 28, 2001 (10:32 am)
No.. the polished wheel = chrome Oldsmobile wheels. I prefer the standard 2000+ aluminum wheels myself. Only down fall is they are bit harder to wash.
Anyone out there replace their headlights with the xenon type bulbs. If so, how did they look and what brand did you use.
#4724 of 12345 Free rotations
Sep 28, 2001 (10:45 am)
I don't know if this is indigenous to my area but Sears will rotate tires for free even if they weren't purchased there. They probably use it as an opportunity to offer new brakes.
#4725 of 12345 Aluminum Wheels
Sep 28, 2001 (12:38 pm)
Any wax or spray you can use to make it more dirt resistant and/or easier to clean?
Very close in buying an intrigue...
Sep 28, 2001 (12:53 pm)
focus - I wax my wheels every time I wax the car. They clean up very easy. You can use any wax on the standard aluminum wheels - they are painted. I'm not sure what you would use on chrome wheels, maybe chrome polish?
Sep 28, 2001 (2:02 pm)
I compared tire prices about a year ago, when replaced tires at my 98 Malibu.
The Firehawk SH-30 tires, size 215-60/R15, were about $20 less expensive from Tirertack than at my local Firestone. $65 vs. $84(?).
The last price is at 15% discount to the full list one, but the Firestone shop provides it to everybody who ask, and even to most who does not bother to ask.
The Firestone price included installation and balancing. The Tirerack one is for tires only. Tirerack recommends several shops in my area, with installation cost about $12. After adding shipping and installation, the difference practiaclly reduces to the sale tax aviodance.
By the way, I could save more if buying the tires at other local shop, named the Tire Warehose or something of this kind. I prefer Firestone, because I am doing most of car service / repair at the shop, because it is at walking distance from my home, and because the place is simply more nice. Also, it would be easier to complaint if something goes wrong, when buing Firestone tire at Firestone, not from a third-party shop.
When installing tires, did alignment and bought a road hazard insurance. Used it recently, when got a nail in the tire.
Unexpected bonus: about a month after buying tires, I received a lot of valuable coupons from the Firestone, and a "preferred customer" card. The card provides a free towing, a year of free tire rotation for all cars in my family, and other benefits - do not remember what. With AAA membership, I do not need the road-side service. However, the free tire rotation already more than paid for the difference in price.
And the last: if you are not at hurry, research what tires you want to buy, and watch for big sale. Usually it happens at/around big holidays. The same Firestone offered tires at 25% discount at Labor Day ("Two days only: Buy any 3 tires, get the 4-th free"), with road hazard insurance at 1/4 of usual price. The next sale probably will be at Thanksgiving, if not earlier.
#4728 of 12345 Chrome Wheels
Sep 28, 2001 (6:54 pm)
Just want to say that I find the chrome wheels very easy to clean. I just wash and wipe them with a rag. Also the quality of the chrome is great, after more than 3 years they are in fine shape with no rust spots. Finally, I think they really add to the appearance of the car and I am happy that I got them.
Sep 29, 2001 (5:25 am)
focus : I wax my wheels also. I will likely do my annual wax in the next week or two. What are you looking at in terms of Intrigues?
one2one : That's a good deal but you are right, they will tell you something needs doing every time. No Sears Auto at the local mall here so I don't have the option anyway.
yurakm : Wouldn't touch Firestones again. Both my mom and I have had bad experiences and the whole Ford Exploder fiasco sealed their fate with me. I'll stick with Goodyear, BF Goodrich, or Michelins.