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Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 09-16-2020, 05:36 AM
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Views: 3,260
Posted By 97Formula
I highly recommend this place - they were able to...

I highly recommend this place - they were able to repair and re-balance my replacement GTO driveshaft that was never right from the factory, still going strong!
Forum: Appearance 09-15-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,030
Posted By 97Formula
So...I finally had my new ABS headliner...

So...I finally had my new ABS headliner installed, and I was not too thrilled with the fitment especially around the t-top area.

I ended up saving my original headliner, had it recovered by an...
Forum: Appearance 06-12-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,030
Posted By 97Formula
I figured they source it out...was wondering...

I figured they source it out...was wondering which company people have better luck with (want to make sure the fit and finish is perfect quality).

Or....is there someone in the Hamilton/Trenton...
Forum: Appearance 06-11-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,030
Posted By 97Formula
Need a new headliner

So far I found stockinteriors.com and classic industries that have the best color matches (interior is 1997 Dark Pewter)

Which of these two have the best quality?
Forum: Appearance 05-30-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,343
Posted By 97Formula
Just got the car back from the body shop to fix...

Just got the car back from the body shop to fix the cracks in the door - good as new!

They found three cracks that needed SMC repairs, then they repainted the door and blended the rear quarter.
Forum: General Tech 05-12-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
I dont have pics of the old lifters. They said...

I dont have pics of the old lifters. They said they looked undamaged but one of them may have been bleeding off causing the tick.

I still have a very slight tick when cold but nowhere near what...
Forum: General Tech 05-11-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Just got it back...turned out to be the lifters...

Just got it back...turned out to be the lifters all along.

All good now!
Forum: General Tech 04-29-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Already had him change the oil (no metal found in...

Already had him change the oil (no metal found in oil during drain or inside cut-open filter).

Ticking is there even with 50psi cold pressure...once again only at 1800-1900 rpm. Sounds completely...
Forum: General Tech 04-29-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
he also checked the flexplate

he also checked the flexplate
Forum: General Tech 04-29-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
automatic

automatic
Forum: General Tech 04-29-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
OK I know it's been 2 months since I last checked...

OK I know it's been 2 months since I last checked in, as the whole virus thing started hitting hard in NJ putting pretty much everything on hold.

Just got the car back from the 6th shop. He said...
Forum: Appearance 03-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,343
Posted By 97Formula
Crack in door's paint

So I'm trying to find someone to fix my engine, and the last shop I was at not only told me they can't fix it.....but I found an unpleasant suprise!

Apparently when they parked my car, the door...
Forum: General Tech 02-26-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
This shop refuses to fix my engine too....so that...

This shop refuses to fix my engine too....so that is THREE shops that would rather just sell me a remanufactured engine!

Ok...TWO "shops" since one of them is a "dealer".

Picked the car...
Forum: General Tech 02-25-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
The shop showed me where one side the coolant was...

The shop showed me where one side the coolant was seeping out, the other side oil was seeping out.

Not seeing white smoke....
Forum: General Tech 02-24-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
I've been using Mobil 1 since 6000 miles. I've...

I've been using Mobil 1 since 6000 miles. I've used K&N and Napa (WIX) filters, not a fan of the AC Delco PF454 as it is half the size of the K&N and Napa.

It's in the shop again as I've...
Forum: General Tech 02-09-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
I'm in the Hamilton/Trenton area. Had my car out...

I'm in the Hamilton/Trenton area. Had my car out a few times this past week when it was warmer, ticking has been less, and even less today. I guess I'm worrying about nothing since I wound up...
Forum: General Tech 01-31-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
I tried listening around the engine when it was...

I tried listening around the engine when it was ticking, almost sounded like it was coming from the bottom near the rear of the engine. How do you hook a mechanical gauge to it so I know the true...
Forum: General Tech 01-31-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Shop 3 also recommended Lucas synthetic oil...

Shop 3 also recommended Lucas synthetic oil stabilizer....
Forum: General Tech 01-31-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Mobil 1 5w30

Mobil 1 5w30
Forum: General Tech 01-31-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Actually, I've been to 3 different shops for this...

Actually, I've been to 3 different shops for this issue, nobody has a solution.

Shop 1 (dealer) - tried readjusting rocker arms, thought they got it better, ticking returned. Now they want to...
Forum: General Tech 01-31-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
This morning I start the car, 5 minutes after...

This morning I start the car, 5 minutes after idling I start driving, and hear a tick around 3000 rpm which I never heard before!

1-2 minutes later I was not able to reproduce the noise.

I dont...
Forum: General Tech 01-20-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Ok...I start it up this morning on my way to...

Ok...I start it up this morning on my way to another shop for another opinion.

Once again the engine was not ticking at all (right after firing it up). I then proceed to the shop, ticking started...
Forum: General Tech 01-16-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
Pic of underneath oil cap. Taken moments ago....

Pic of underneath oil cap. Taken moments ago....
Forum: General Tech 01-16-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
I recently changed the PCV valve, no gunk found...

I recently changed the PCV valve, no gunk found on it. I also don't see gunk/sludge inside the valve cover (based on what I see when I open the oil cap).
Forum: General Tech 01-16-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,007
Posted By 97Formula
I have an auto. And yes, my tick seems to come...

I have an auto. And yes, my tick seems to come and go depending on engine temp (how long it's been run). When I picked up the car, tick tick tick tick tick.....by the time u got home......much...
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