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#1663 of 3508 stock airbox and pipe
Feb 13, 2002 (6:59 am)
Hi to all owners of CAI
I am interesting in getting stock airbox and stock intake pipe ( the rubber
one, which goes from that restrictive airbox to throttle body).
If you have them on the shelf in the garage and beleive that you will not
need it anymore, it would be very kind of you to sell it ( hmmm I would not
mind a gift ... ) for me.
I have Buick Regal GS 1998 and do not know, is stock airbox on Pontiac GTP the same as
on GS ? Anybody knows that?
Well, if nobody in this list have these parts, I am going to pursue the way of
Why I need it ? Going to use stock airbox + amsoil drop in + dremel tool as
custom intake. If that would not work nicely - will cut intake pipe and put K&N
cone on it.
Do not like to mess up with the ones I have now because of chance to screw up
#1664 of 3508 to: garypc re:tires
Feb 16, 2002 (7:45 am)
#1665 of 3508 garypc re:tires
Feb 16, 2002 (7:49 am)
In some earlier posts, there were very favourable comments about Firestone Firehawk SH30's
and I think they are cheaper than most others. Handling & wear are supposed to be much
better than the Goodyear's. I'm in the market for tire for my '98 GS so I'll check these out and also look at the Michelin Pilot XGT H4's.
#1666 of 3508 My Regal GS troubles...
Feb 19, 2002 (7:43 am)
Dealer has told me i need to replace the Ignition Switch.. this is why my car was shutting down when I used the turn signals.
Also said I need a new battery because it is leaking acid - $115 installed. From the horrors I hear about changing the battery I may have them do it. Am wondering if this is BS though?
Also said I should replace the supercharger cone (nose) to the tune of $500 for the part alone... anyone had this problem, or had to replace their cone??? what would cause that?
Also I need a new belt tensioner...
Anyway my extended warranty is covering the tab for just about everything so worry not. I may attempt the battery myself unless anyone thinks its not worth saving $50... let me know.
Happy motoring, and may your warranty be with you.... Mark
#1667 of 3508 Battery Replace
Feb 19, 2002 (9:44 am)
$115.00 to replace a battery! I would go to Costco's or somewhere else, or replace it yourself. You have to remove the strut tower brace and coolent resevior, but to save about $80.00 bucks its worth it.
Feb 20, 2002 (10:46 am)
Most Autozones and Advance Auto PArts replace the battery free but on the Buick (due to the brace) will charge an extra $10 to do it. Batteries are much less expensive as well. Probably cost $70 all inclusive for the same cold cranking prower rating as the dealer. Always look for the same CCF or higher rating on the replacement.
#1669 of 3508 Accident
Feb 22, 2002 (12:17 am)
It was bound to happen I was involved in an ACCIDENT...OUCH! Front end slightly damaged but rear end...DEMOLISHED. I nor my passenger weren't hurt seriously just sore and banged up for a few days. I was stopped in the intersection waiting for the light to change green. Then the !#$%^&* NEVER STOPPED, NEVER BRAKED, NEVER NOTICED SPOILER LIGHTS...NOTHING! I'm happy the front end of her Grand-Prix was demolished. The radiator leaked and pieces of headlights were on the street. The impact was so severe; her front end was pushed close back to the engine and the words perfoRMANCE was punched-in my front bumper from 2002 Firebird(front car).
I AM VERY IMPRESSED ON HOW THE REGAL REACTED TO THE COLLISION. I'm greatful to have walked away from this accident!!! Well after $3K of damage the car is back to it's preaccident condition.
On a positive note...I replaced the cup holder worth $120.00 + 0.8 hours to install.
Why didn't my air bags go off in the accident??? Is it due to my stationary position; deacceleration-VS-impact???
#1670 of 3508 tires....some input
Feb 22, 2002 (12:24 am)
i've posted before, but i changed over to michelin xgt z series....man....they are unreal.
stick is great. they are wearing surprisingly well. road noise is quite acceptable.
i'd like to mention that the change to a top notch tire should be performed prior to any serious suspension mods. i think most will be surprised at how nicely things tighten up with a tire light the XGT Z4s that have a stout sidewall. i was able to get a great price at costco for my michelins.
my confidence level has increased greatly when driving at high speeds on the highway. lane changes are crisp and tracking is much better at 90+ MPH with the michelins.
Feb 22, 2002 (7:47 am)
So sorry to hear about the accident and glad to hear that you are ok.
Your airbags did not go off because the vehicle was involved in a rear-end collision. They are designed to activate in a frontal collision and at a certain type of force. It sounds like you were pushed into a vehicle in front of you but that collision was not hard enough to activate the airbag. How did your front-end get damaged? What excuse did the driver of the Pontiac have? She wasn't talking on the cell phone, was she?
#1672 of 3508 Dashlight Problems
Feb 24, 2002 (7:17 pm)
First off, sorry to about your accident, Saile.
Anyway here is my problem, I went to start my car on Saturday night and I had no dash lights. The headlights and everything else was working fine. I checked the fuses and the mega-fuses but all were OK. This happened once before and I was able to play with the dimmer switch. I will be making a trip to the dealer tomorrow afternoon. Has anyone else had this problem? It seem my car is plagued with some weird electrical problems.