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#1440 of 3508 floating tachometer - anybody seen that ?
Sep 26, 2001 (5:12 am)
when car is on idle
the tachometer indicator is jumping up and down 50-100 rev each 3-10 seconds.
It is really small movement - but noticeable (1-2 milimiters).
Is that normal or not ?
Also I have slightly rough idle. each few seconds car shakes a little
(canbe felt easily thru steering wheel). Is that normal ?
Car info: Buick Regal GS 1998 / 30k
Did anybody seen that on their Regal ?
Sep 27, 2001 (5:02 am)
Thanks for the link to gm parts direct. Maybe I did something wrong, but the only buick vehicles listed were park avenue and lesabre, the regal is not listed. I probably could have e-mailed them what I needed but I didn't. I did find this site: http://www.gmotors.com/?clicktrade=82224 and after submitting my VIN was given a quote for the part I need within an hour at less than half what my local dealer wanted and it is on the way. Again thanks!
Sep 27, 2001 (6:01 am)
that looks like an interesting site. Think I'll compare some prices. I was looking into ordering a fuel filter. It priced at $10.95 plus shipping which was $9.95 for a total of $20.90. Local dealer wants $22.95. Guess I may be checking Napa or Checkers tomorrow.
#1443 of 3508 olek, Your problem
Sep 27, 2001 (9:49 am)
is a miss in the engine which occurs at the same time that your tach moves because the tach measures rpms which are affected by the miss. Does it miss when your driving and apply a little pressure to the accelerator? I had to have plugs put in my 99ls at about 50,000. My miss is back and it may be plug wires. The worse case scenario is fuel pump problems.
#1444 of 3508 Buick Apparel and Stuff
Sep 28, 2001 (6:37 pm)
Around June I e-mailed the Buick web site and asked them what happened to the online store that used to offer Buick merchandise. I got a note saying that the store would be back online in July. Well, that never happened. I e-mailed back and asked what gives? I got a nice note back apologizing for the delay and offering to send me a Buick merchandise catalog by snail mail. Got the catalog and it has some really nice logo stuff - Buick hats, T-shirts, jackets, sweaters, pens, etc. Sixteen pages in all.
Ordered a hat and T-shirt and was very pleased. Reasonable prices. Best of all - both made in USA. Not that made in China crap.
All merchandise is generic Buick though. Nothing offered that allows us to tout our beloved Regals.
Catalog was mailed from:
Brennen & Howard, Inc.
1130 Tienken Ct. Suite 120-C
Rochester Hills, MI 48386
No phone given.
But the merchandise is actually ordered from:
American Identity, Inc.
Not sure which of the two to ask for the catalog. Or you could try sending an e-mail at the www.buick.com web site.
#1445 of 3508 bushwack and the CD Changer
Sep 29, 2001 (9:04 pm)
You wrote some time ago.....
I'll get you the part number tomorrow. The info is in my Palm Pilot...which is buried somewhere under paperwork on my desk in my office. The part number for the unit includes the harness; which is basically an adapter that splits off from the existing harness that leads to the changer. Just make sure your radio is designated as having CODE UPO (if it's a Monsoon system, it is CODE UPO).
Do you have the part nums. Could you be so kind to forward to willjammerhotmail.com
happy 99GS owner....will.....
#1446 of 3508 To Evize...Re: Michelin Pilots
Sep 29, 2001 (9:15 pm)
Sorry I didn't get back to u sooner.
I went with the same tire size....the XGT Pilots are such an incredibly wonderful performing tire. When I do lane changes at 90-100 MPH, I have total confidence. There is no float or sidewall flexure.
The tires are not as quite as a touring tire, but the additional road noise is relatively minor. The car still has the "quiet" buick ride.
I'm about to add some stabilizer bars front and rear and will report back to the group.
I'm glad folks have been pointing out Rick Tolan's website. Rick has been very helpful when I've asked him questions. He's taken a very systematic approach to dealing with his regal mods, and is quite knowledgeable about what is possible with this ride.
As regards performance vs. shift mode, yes...there is SIGNIFICANT difference, if you drive the car the way I do....which is very aggressive.
I take care of my GS...but I work it hard. And it's dusted many a BMW and Lexus in the Silicon Valley........
#1447 of 3508 1417 Dash Covers by dremelius
Sep 29, 2001 (9:25 pm)
I have a dashmat....gray which really nicely matches my light grey 99GS interior.
The fit is first class, and does a great job with the california sun.
I just wish there was a little more tinting of the glass in the regal. it is one hot car in the california sun.
hope this helps.
#1448 of 3508 Thanks, deibs
Sep 30, 2001 (7:15 am)
Appreciate the info , deibs, you've sold me on the XGT's. Just so happens they just went on sale at my local Sears store..... think I'll pay them a visit!
Just had my battery go dead on me.... no warning at all!! All of a sudden it would'nt hold a charge. The first time I boosted the car it would'nt stay running, the battery was so flat.
to all: Shop around before you buy a Delco battery, dealers are expensive and the original Delco only lasted 3 years. Unfortunately, the problem occured late in the evening & dealer
was my only option..... 180 Cdn $$$ later I was back on the road.
#1449 of 3508 Re: Evize and the XGTs
Sep 30, 2001 (1:14 pm)
I was fortunate that Price-Costco carried them and had a Michelin sale. I paid $124 USD a piece, and that included mounting/balancing.
The Pilot XGT Z4 or XGT H4 (rated to 130MPH)are a great compromise. They are good in the wet, by the way.
If your pocketbook is limited, the H series is still a great tire.