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thegreenmachine
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PostSubject: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyMon Jun 25, 2007 4:55 pm

My name is Austin and I live in Fort Wayne Indiana. I bought my green 96 Riviera less than a year ago. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on the lot. However, my bliss soon turned to agrivation. Since I purchased my car it seems that all it does is break. In the fist month the supercharger blew and I had to replace it ($1800). Soon After that I went through the whole car and replaced all that I thought needed replaced. After new plugs, wires, brakes, fuel filter, antenna motor, and O2 sensor I thought it may be worthy of driving. I was wrong. My fuel injectors starting going bad. At over $100 a piece I can barely afford to keep it on the road. My hopes are to one day be able to concentrate on horsepower instead of just keeping it running.

P.S. If anyone knows
where i can find
some fuel injectors for
a decent price I would
really appricate the
help.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyMon Jun 25, 2007 5:02 pm

welcoem. contact ed morad (gtped@msn.com) for some used L67 injectors, or check out the classifieds at clubgp.com. They are also known as 36# injectors.

Make sure they do need replacement and your mechanic isn't screwing you around. The reason I say this is that superchargers seldom go bad to the point of needing complete replacement. Often, it is a 40$ coupler which you can change yourself, or a snout seal which is also easy to do.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyMon Jun 25, 2007 5:03 pm

Welcome, Austin. Sorry to hear of your troubles. It seems like someone didn't take care of the car before you bought it. If that's the case, it doesn't matter what you buy... It can be a money pit. Maybe someone here can help you to diagnose the problem before you replace anything else.

Just curious, how did you know your supercharger was "blown"?

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyMon Jun 25, 2007 7:21 pm

i feel your pain. Or atleast felt it before. My first Riv, i had to rebuild the trans, ($ 2500) then while driving it hard, i blew off an axle, 150$ then came the window motor. Keep in mind, all of this in under 2 years. lol And somehow, i have another one. lol I must love this car...
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyMon Jun 25, 2007 11:42 pm

Welcome to the site. Sorry to hear about all the troubles. frown Let us know anything we can try and help with.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyTue Jun 26, 2007 10:41 pm

Welcome Austin! Glad you found us. At least you'll have us as a sounding board before you drop any more money. Maybe, we may be able to point you in the right direction. I promise you'll fall in love with your ride once you get past all this.
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PostSubject: new guy   New Riv Member EmptyTue Jun 26, 2007 11:41 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Welcome Austin! Glad you found us. At least you'll have us as a sounding board before you drop any more money. Maybe, we may be able to point you in the right direction. I promise you'll fall in love with your ride once you get past all this.


Me too brother, agree
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thegreenmachine
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 9:25 am

First of all I would like to thank all of you for your concern and hospitality. When my supercharger went out it was making horrible banging noises. I took it to a friend of mine who has been a certified mechanic for 30 years. He told me it needed replaced so he and I replaced it. If indeed we were wrong it is too late. I have had the new one on for 6 months. As far as fuel injectors go I'm sure they are going out. They are going out one at a time and when I replace one it the car runs great until the next one goes out. I just replaced one more yesterday (3 down, 3 to go). I'm not sure if used injectors are the way to go. I dont want to put those in and then be in the same situation down the road. let me know what you think. Once again I thank you all. I am looking forward to being a contributing member at this website, and I will keep you all posted on the progress of my ride.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 10:36 am

I know the injectors can also be professionally cleaned while off the car. Once you get all of them cleaned/replaced, try to use a fuel system cleaner every 5-10k miles. I use Chevron Techron. It's not cheap at $10/bottle, but I'm still on original injectors at 135k. Car still runs strong.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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SpaceBar
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PostSubject: Re: New Riv Member   New Riv Member EmptyFri Jun 29, 2007 6:58 pm

AA wrote:
I know the injectors can also be professionally cleaned while off the car. Once you get all of them cleaned/replaced, try to use a fuel system cleaner every 5-10k miles. I use Chevron Techron. It's not cheap at $10/bottle, but I'm still on original injectors at 135k. Car still runs strong.

And don't buy crappy gas. ;(
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