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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#14 of 63 Glad You Got In Okay (fedlawman)
Jul 28, 2001 (9:18 pm)
Hope you like it as much as I do. I only go over there every once in a while; not as often as I do the RDV forums. But since, up until recently, I knew virtually nothing about what to put on car finishes and how to do it, I've figured it's a great place for me to learn. And coincidentally, the product most of the people there advocate is the one you mentioned in Post #1 of this forum - Klasse All-In-One (aio). Until you mentioned it, I'd never even heard of it. Thanks for that initial tip!
#15 of 63 Got Your Post Brian on Autopia!
Jul 28, 2001 (10:08 pm)
It was cool seeing your post over there at Autopia. And thanks again for the info. on using the aio on the cladding. I'll be extra careful w/ the bottle once I get it.
I'm a little miffed w/ the company that's sending it from Florida. I paid extra for "3-day delivery", and just recently found out from a UPS tracking email, that it's due to get here in 7-10 days??? Oh well, I'll apply it after our Yosemite trip.
I don't imagine I'll be on any computer in Yosemite, so I'll catch up when we return. In fact, about 5 of my friends & I should be doing the Half Dome trek on Tuesday afternoon; we're actually going to camp at "Little Yosemite" and then continue to the top in the a.m.; we hiked Half Dome about 5 years ago all in one shot. We're taking it a little easier this time, I think, w/ the sleepover.
#16 of 63 Sounds like a great trip!
Jul 28, 2001 (10:21 pm)
I'll "talk" to you when you get back.
Oct 15, 2001 (10:09 am)
Check out the new Edmunds.com Maintenance Guide! Link is provided in the Additional Resource Box.
#18 of 63 Mobil 1 for 3.4L?
Jan 23, 2002 (8:53 am)
I do not see any warning AGAINST using Mobil 1 in the owners manual, just a caution against any and all addatives. Has anyone spoken to a person "in-the-know" at GM Powertrain or a dealership on this issue?
Jan 25, 2002 (7:24 am)
I am using Mobil 1 for the first time, put in by the Buick dealer. I change the filter only at 5k miles and the filter and oil at 10k.
#20 of 63 Waxing and Oils...
Mar 14, 2002 (9:35 pm)
Well, a couple nights ago I did my monthly wax of my black/grey RDV... after finishing up I got to thinking if I was using the best wax/polish/glaze combo for this thing...
I used to own a 1999 Pontiac Trans Am WS6, it was silver... for quite sometime I used Zymol Cleaer wax, the blue stuff that was like $25 a bottle at some point and smelled like a Pina Colada... I loved it, but it was a real pain to do since I had to move in sections... it took me 2 hours to wax the Trans Am... multiply that by 3 everytime (i'm a 3 coat kinda guy...).
Anyway, after I used all that up I ended up just using Meguiars Gold Class for the last month of my T/A before I got the RDV... which is what I started with on it. Recently, I picked up this 3M stuff at Pep Boys and I've been blown away... it's a Fine Grain Buffer, Liquid Wax, and Hand Glaze... 3 bottles, 3 coats... I'm happy...
Anyway, I was wondering what all you guys use? Right now I wash it w/ turtle wax junk I got from Sams Club, then I hit it w/ the cleaner/buffer stuff (by hand), then i follow that up right away w/ a coat of the wax, let that stand for about 20 minutes, take it off and buff it with a cotton t-shirt using Meguiars Quick Detailer (same stuff as Final Inspection, just cheaper...) and then I follow it all up with the hand glaze, buff it to mirror shine, and hit it w/ another round of quick detailer...
#21 of 63 Changing license plate, stop, and backup lights
Mar 29, 2002 (12:35 pm)
I ran into a real problem trying to change a backup light on my 2002 Rendezvous. The manual states that the cover must be removed, then seven wingnuts, and four bolts, two at each end. But when I tried to do it there were no bolts. The second cover is fastened with plastic snaps which cannot be removed without ruining them. I had to go to the dealer who charged me $75 to change the bulb. This is very poorly designed. Access to change a bulb should be easy.
Mar 29, 2002 (7:10 pm)
What about the 3 year bumper to bumper warranty Buick offers?
Mar 29, 2002 (7:16 pm)
I don't believe GM's warranry covers light bulbs of any kind, including the smaller ones in the car... Those plastic fasteners I believe are removable... my trans am was basically held together with them... just get some leverage and pull, they'll make a lot of clicking noises as they come out and you'll be able to plug them back in...
I've noticed that a lot of things in our manual are from the aztek, so it may be that way on that vehicle, but not on our rendezvous.