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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:51 pm

My two bits on the coolant: With unknown provenance I changed out my OE Dexcool for green the first year I had the car. After finding a little evidence of coolant in a Blackstone oil-chemistry test I finally pulled the top of the motor and put the (at least then) hard-to-find aluminum gaskets in... I've seen some MAJORLY pulled/deformed/broken gasket photos on here, but mine had juuuuuust enough pull-back on one or two ports to cause the chemical trigger. Since then, and since the available products have changed, I've been using "all-purpose" yellow... Of course, between coolant throttling valves, plastic elbows. and their o-rings, it seems that I'm always replacing part of the coolant load anyway. rotf
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:52 pm

Daymon....I hear u bro.Can't wait to hear from u tomorrow. Tell us everything & take lots of pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:53 pm

KnottyEagle wrote:

I pretty much fell in love with it when I test drove it. I was trying really hard to keep my poker face. I'll have to try even harder tomorrow because I'll be laying down some cash.


I know what you mean... I test-drove an Eldorado side-by-side with the Rivi, and except for a little bit of leg-room I changed my choice immediately! idea
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:58 pm

Yeah I know Mark...it's either the Eldo, Mark VIII or the Riv. Riv is king..haha
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:56 pm

I think I'm going to wait to switch back to Dexcool once I get some aluminum LIM gaskets. That way I'll be able to do the replacing in Auto Shop after I get acquainted with everything.

I'll definitely post up some pictures. I've got the money, 2 gallons of premium to get me to the gas station, and ~2 hours before I'll be in my Riviera.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:09 pm

Welcome Aboard !!!
You've been given some excellent advice.
Good Luck and Happy Motoring thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:07 pm

I just scored myself a 1998 Buick Riviera for $1,000!

Now I just need to figure out where I should start. I can't open the driver door from the outside, and I can't move my seat forward or backwards, and that's really annoying. There's a black wire that looks like it goes into the seat adjuster that got ripped out.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:17 pm

What's wrong with the door? Handle broken?

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PostSubject: Re: Hello From a 16 Year-Old   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:22 pm

AA wrote:
What's wrong with the door? Handle broken?
It sounds like this is what happened to me.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t1757-write-up-fixing-outside-door-handle
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