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#2013 of 5876 License plate recognition
Nov 27, 2001 (12:35 pm)
If you saw a 2002 Aurora 4.0 with the license plate "49OF51" would you know what it means? The only problem is on VA's heritage plate (the only nice looking one, it has the state bird on it) you can only put 6 characters and one space. Therefore it is bunched up a bit and the "o" in "OF" looks like a zero. I could put "49 OF51" but that looks worse. They have an autumn plate with some leaves on it which allows two spaces, but it doesn't look as nice.
If you want to give me advice as to which plate looks best, go to:
Keep in mind the car is "cherry" which is a darkish red color. The two plates I'm considering are "Other:Heritage - State Bird" and "Other:Scenic Autumn" The regular VA plate (cheaper) is "Other:Blue and White(standard)" but I think it looks like crap. It is too plain.
As long as it isn't too cryptic and Olds fans can figure it out, then I will probably get it. (If you live in VA, don't steal it from me!)
(If you don't know what it is, it refers to Oldsmobile's domination of the Indy Racing League with their Aurora engine. The Aurora engine won 49 of 51 races since it started in January 1997 until it's last race in October of this year.)
#2014 of 5876 emission test
Nov 27, 2001 (2:50 pm)
My 95 failed the emissions test. The CO (air/fuel) s/b 15 and read 22.5. The HC (unburn fuel) s/b .80 but read 1.13. Is this my O2 sensor and EGR VALVE?
Nov 27, 2001 (3:22 pm)
Since you have the 95, I think you are OK to just order a high flow converter from Flowmaster. It might even add a HP or 2. You seemed to be looking for a replacement converter. They have one for a 95 car.
#2016 of 5876 gisom &rjs200240
Nov 27, 2001 (3:25 pm)
Could be O2 sensor, the computer should say. Also could be a bad converter.
rjs: Since I don't follow racing, the 49of51 didn't mean much to me. But I did sort of figure out the it must mean 49 out of 51.
#2017 of 5876 Good source for Aurora parts at discount
Nov 27, 2001 (8:00 pm)
When my 6-year-old battery died earlier this month, I had the impetus to find a source for ACDelco parts at prices lower than GM dealers charge. I found one not too far from where I live and work (central NJ). It's Neptune Auto Supply in Neptune City, NJ. They carry GM, ACDelco, Delco Electronics, plus much more. Their discount ranges from 10% to 40% depending on the product. The web site is www.neptuneauto.com. They ship anywhere. No sales tax charged outside of NJ.
I have no financial interest in this supplier. They saved me $$$ on my battery purchase plus hardware to install my newly acquired cd changer. Pat cleared my posting this information. I cannot give the phone number, but going through the web site is probably better anyway.
#2018 of 5876 RJS200240 - Post 1939
Nov 27, 2001 (9:25 pm)
RJ, IMHO your posting makes the You Know you Are obsessed with your Car List:
-- You know you are obsessed with your car when you color coordinate your license plate with your car and put a subliminal message about the car in the license plate itself.
Personally RJ, I am PROUD of you.
#2019 of 5876 Garnes and Exhaust and suspension
Nov 28, 2001 (7:03 pm)
I spoke with my mechanic today about your Corsa modification. I asked him if it were possible for me to order an exhaust system for my 95 based on the custom work they were going to do on your car. He informed me that it would not be possible for me to order an exhaust system for my car based on modifications done on your car if your car is not a 1995.
1995 was the last year before GM went to OBD2 with increased oxygen senors and someother modifications. While it is possible that the connection to the mufflers would be the same, the connection to the CAT would not be the same for all years. I believe you said your car was a 1998. Therefore, only other folks with a 1998 could order a system from Corsa based on the work done on your car.
This is also the reason why you said that I could get a Cat from Flowmaster for the 1995 that is not available for other years.
P.S. I dropped off my car at the shop today for
repairs to the alternator and the power steering unit and whatever is causing the tranny problem that triggers the "Check engine light".
Jerry did tell me that certain transmission error codes will turn off the traction control system on the car.
There was a question a few postings back about the suspension. I believe tht 1997 has its own unique suspension for somethings. 1995 and 1996 are the same, as are 1998 and 1999. I hope this helps.
Nov 29, 2001 (6:12 am)
I was looking at erebuni website today and I noticed the aurora w/ ground effects looks different. http://www.spoilers.com/images/autos1/Aurora321f.jpg It could just be me but did they change it? I didnt like they way they looked but for some reason now I do. Anyways, how much do you think it would cost to get these painted and installed? A rough estimate will do.
#2021 of 5876 Erebuni Club Discount
Nov 29, 2001 (6:29 am)
I should of posted this in the club forum but I didnt find a spot that it fitted in and I think more people read this board.
Erebuni offers a club discount of 20%. If you were to buy the ground effects that would knock $157 off the total price of $786. (Assuming I did my math right and also assuming that the webprice they advertise now will not be discounted(they offer discounts off of web prices on certain items))
Now in order to recieve these discounts a letter from the club president with the club letterhead must be sent to Erebuni slong with a list of all the members of the club and their info along with some info about the car club.
Now my question is, does the Oldsmobile Aurora Owners Club here at edmunds classify as a club? If so who would be the one to send this letter? $629 isn't bad for a whole ground effect kit. What do you guys think?
#2022 of 5876 Check engine light
Nov 29, 2001 (11:33 am)
Henry--My '95 had the check engine light come on and the code was the input speed control in the tranny!!!!!! They had to go into the tranny to replace it. It cost $1186.30 to fix it. Lucky I had the extended warranty. The part cost $26.61. It took them about 12 hours worth of labor to pull the trans. and replace the part. I can't see any difference on how it runs, but the check engine light doesn't come on. Hope this info. does some good. The mechanical work was done at the Olds dealer. I asked the mechanic that worked on it what it would cost to go ahead and overhaul the trans. He said approx. another $3000. Has anyone tried putting a "shift kit" in their trans.? I guess that is what they still call the kit when they take out the sliding easy shift these trans. have. I know the trans. will last longer when it shifts direct and fast. Any suggestions?