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PostSubject: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptySat Mar 10, 2007 9:36 pm

Hello, just bought a 96 Metallic Teal with 55k miles. I was considering a Mark for my daily driver until I drove a Riv. In the week that I have owned it I have put in a 180, dumped the Dexcool and replaced it with RMI 25, most of the GN owners in AZ run this stuff, it is like Water Wetter plus it also cleans out your cooling system. Also did the Supercharger oil, I do not think that it had ever been changed. Put a new air filter in and was shocked with the intake, looks like I will be gutting that real soon. Changed the oil and used a larger Napa Gold filter, nice to have such easy access for oil changes. The plugs looked like a challenge so maybe in the next week or so the 605 Autolites will go in. I am trying to resist the the urge to get a pulley so I will probably wait until next winter now that we are already in the mid to high 80's in Phoenix.
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptySat Mar 10, 2007 10:30 pm

welcome! glad to see you're taking care of you new found joy. got ne pictures of it? 55k is so low :shock: you should have plenty of life left in that car. are you looking to make it faster than your GN?
just some other things to consider if they have not been changed (it is a never ending list so you have to draw the line somewhere);
fuel filter, acdelco wires, pcv or clean it, sea foam the intake, and clay bar and wax do wonders for paint.
Matthew

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptySun Mar 11, 2007 12:18 pm

Welcome! Your '87 limited running 11.7, wow!!!

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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 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptySun Mar 11, 2007 12:26 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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1998 Supercharged Riviera - Custom CAI, Alpine spx-13ref, Infinity 6x9's, Alpine 4 Channel Amp, Kicker KX3, Silverstars, STB, Hawk Brake Pads, Monroe Air Shocks, KYB GR2
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptySun Mar 11, 2007 6:42 pm

welcome. nice rides.
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptySun Mar 11, 2007 8:03 pm

huh is this the fastest car in the forum?
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 11:17 am

are you on turbobuicks.com?
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 7:37 pm

Jason wrote:
are you on turbobuicks.com?

yep
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PostSubject: Re: New 96 Riviera owner.   New 96 Riviera owner. EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 11:17 pm

what'S your handle?
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