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#2890 of 3508 Re: Outside Air AC filter 99 Regal [barney5]
May 08, 2005 (6:04 am)
What "outside air" filter? Cabin air filter that few cars had in 1999, or the common air filter - for air which go into engine intake?
Any case, first open the hood. The intake air filter is in big black box on the driver side. Cabin filter is under the black plastic panel with a grid of small holes, just under windshield and side wipers. The panel is made of two parts; the cabin filter is under the passenger side half-panel.
There is a wonderful online manual how to change Chevy Impala cabin filters. It applies as well to other "W" cars by GM, including Buick Regal.
#2891 of 3508 Re: Outside Air AC filter 99 Regal [yurakm]
May 08, 2005 (6:33 am)
Thank you so much!
It was the "cabin filter" I was looking for. Boy, they hid it well! The Chevy instructions are excellent... I hope the Buick is the same.
#2892 of 3508 Re: Outside Air AC filter 99 Regal [barney5]
May 08, 2005 (7:07 am)
Cannot be 100% sure about 99, but I used the instructions when changing cabin filter of my 2000 and 2004 Regals. BTW, the filters are not available at Pep Boys, and OEM filters at dealerships are expensive. I bought even better filters online, but it took some time to find them:
#2893 of 3508 Re: Outside Air AC filter 99 Regal [yurakm]
May 08, 2005 (4:55 pm)
Thanks for the site info. I've been getting cabin air filters at NAPA and have noticed the price going up every year. Still not as expensive as dealer, though. Anyway, the site you provided is a much better value than even NAPA. All the best, Ken.
#2894 of 3508 Re: Outside Air AC filter 99 Regal [tsu670]
May 08, 2005 (5:35 pm)
I bought cabin air filter last fall from PepBoys Purolator brand for $16 or $19. I forget which. I think the dealer had said about $25 swhen I bought the unit with plastic frame to retrofit my LeSabre. I imagine the Regal has the same filter.
#2895 of 3508 S/C upgrade and IAT device
May 09, 2005 (6:09 am)
I had a 3.5" SLP pulley installed on my '98 GS last Friday. The Buick dealer also installed a special device between the IAT sensor and its wiring harness. It's supposed to increase the timing by 1-2 degrees. In another forum, two guys said to be careful using this device, because it could cause serious engine knock, resulting in piston damage. Here's a link to the SLP site, showing the device:
Does anyone else think this device could cause major engine damage? BTW, the new pulley increased S/C boost by 2 psi (from 8 to 10). I noticed a big difference in acceleration. SLP says gains up to 25 HP are possible with this pulley.
#2896 of 3508 Re: S/C upgrade and IAT device [jpstax1]
May 09, 2005 (9:50 am)
Do you know you need to add timing?...
Do you have an LS1M or similar device that you can monitor your timing?...
If the 2 people that mentioned that it 'could' hurt are from regalgs.com they are correct...The cost of replacing pistons can be expensive...and it would probably be the #1 and #3 pistons...
#2897 of 3508 2000 GS - Startup Problem
May 14, 2005 (8:21 pm)
Was looking for some ideas on what might be wrong. I have a 2000 GS with approx. 44k miles on it. Just recently I started the car to move it out of the garage. Came back to it an hour later and tried to start it. It was turning over but wouldn't start. I then pushed the gas pedal while cranking and it started. As soon as I lifted my foot off the gas pedal it just dies (as if you turned off the car, no ruff idle or anything). Car will not idle and the only way to start it and keep it running is to keep your foot on the gas pedal.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Could someone also point me in the right direction for pulling the engine codes off thsi model.
#2898 of 3508 Re: 2000 GS - Startup Problem [2000gs]
May 16, 2005 (1:01 pm)
2000gs... mine just did the same thing today. I have a 98 GS. It did start and idle fine about an hour later. Keep me posted if you learn anything. Also, yesterday my Security light was on. I cleaned off that black box on my key... so maybe that has something to do with it. I'll try the spare key from now on. Though the security keeps the car from starting right? I'm not sure, but both strange things may be connected.
Have you noticed in the past when you go to start the engine doesn't kick on or seems to die, but then starts again with another attempt??? I have on occassion.
I'll keep you posted if I learn of anything else... by the way, add (at a o l) to my user name and you can email me if you wish. Good luck.
#2899 of 3508 Re: 2000 GS - Startup Problem [mwdream]
May 16, 2005 (1:26 pm)
Actually, since part of being a vibrant, online community is having the discussions online where everyone can benefit from the questions and answers, we would very much prefer that folks respond to you here ... and that you not ask folks to email you.