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Miss Beth
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PostSubject: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyMon Aug 06, 2007 8:23 pm

I guess I'm a little late introducing myself, as I jumped right in on the Riv talk. I have a 96 supercharged riviera that I've had the entire life of the car. It' still going strong at 127K miles, but probably needs some TLC so that I can keep on driving it. I don't race it, it's just what I like to drive.
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyMon Aug 06, 2007 8:34 pm

Welcome to the forum MIss Beth.......Riviera's are all of our driving choices, but since they don't make em anymore, we need to keep them alive by whatever means we can. This place is the place for info
to enable us to keep them going.. i'm glad you found us........ hi
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyMon Aug 06, 2007 8:39 pm

Welcome!

Sounds like you need to get some mods on 'er. wink

Anywho, have you changed the transmission fluid and filter since you've had the car? If not, the time to do it is now (don't flush though, just a pan drop change). The Dexron 6 fluid that GM recently came out with is excellent, and performs better than any other tranny fluid I've used.

Also, you might want to change your oil to synthetic as well as these little maintenince issues:

Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Cabin Air Filter

These will all help keep your car alive/perform better. After 100k, it seems to me that cars go downhill because regular maintience is subsided because the car will "go at any time."

Enjoy the forums... everyone's helpful and nice around here. We're still going to try to get you to gut your airbox, though.... wink Just kiddin'.
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyMon Aug 06, 2007 11:30 pm

Buapo wrote:
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Also, you might want to change your oil to synthetic as well as these little maintenince issues:

Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Cabin Air Filter...


Didn't know we had one??? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyMon Aug 06, 2007 11:32 pm

1998 Riv wrote:
Buapo wrote:
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Also, you might want to change your oil to synthetic as well as these little maintenince issues:

Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Cabin Air Filter...


Didn't know we had one??? scratch

Do we not have one? I just thought I wasn't able to find one so far... hmm...

My Regal has one, and that's a '98. Just thought the Riviera would also have one. Anyone want to chime in on this?
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyTue Aug 07, 2007 12:24 am

The Riv does not have cabin air filtration.
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyTue Aug 07, 2007 12:30 am

Welcome to the site!
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyTue Aug 07, 2007 12:41 am

racinfan wrote:
The Riv does not have cabin air filtration.

Well, there's one less thing I have to do.
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyTue Aug 07, 2007 4:00 am

Buapo wrote:
racinfan wrote:
The Riv does not have cabin air filtration.

Well, there's one less thing I have to do.

ya, damn filter would probably cost $50 anyways lol

and welcome to the site. another t-guy here.
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyTue Aug 07, 2007 7:17 am

Hey Miss Beth, welcome to the board. I've been reading your posts on the other thread. Sounds like you have a nice ride. All of our cars require some work to keep it in the dependable/restored catagory. That's why we're here, to help one another and share our love for the Riviera. I don't race either (if I did it wouldn't be a riv), I just want a head turning daily driver that happens to get me where I'm going quickly. happy Welcome again.

your friend two hours north.
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Miss Beth
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 9:36 am

Thanks for the warm welcome! Nice to know I'm not the ONLY one who's just crazy about these old Rivieras.

I'm taking mine in for the fuel filter, air filter, and transmission flush-- thanks for the heads up on the Dexron 6 fluid. And while I don't even know the difference between a pan drop change and a flush, I will ask my mechanic about it. (sometimes it keeps them on their toes if they even THINK you might know what you're talking about!)

Just scored a replacement for the radio/CD on ebay. I've lived with that CD player hosed up for too long, but Circuit City was going to have to rig something in that spot, and I hadn't even thought about being able to find a new (to me) used one. Yeah!
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 11:53 am

Miss Beth, the two best car repair tools ever are the internet forum and the digital camera. You've got one, if you get the other we can really make things happen.
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PostSubject: Re: New, 96 Riv in Texas   New, 96 Riv in Texas EmptyFri Aug 10, 2007 11:48 pm

Jack, I've got both then! I have a digital camera too!
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