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JT Newman
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyFri Feb 19, 2010 2:08 pm

At last, some pictures of "Puikula" after a wash.
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Gas prices....1.33€ / liter. Cheap!

If you watch carefully you can almost see my almost invisible rear fog light between tail pipes happy

And yes, I'm missing a part of rear window gasket.


Rest are here.


Just to make clear: european octane ratings are RON and american are average of MON and RON.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptySat Feb 20, 2010 10:46 am

Ooo finaly! Looking Good.
did not know that it had the gold packige.
i'm lucky that i did not have to install a rear fog light:D

it looks ugly but if you want you can allways give us a visite and whe can get you a smaller foglight and make it fit into the rear bumper to look more factory.
whe did so to unos SSEi.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptySat Feb 20, 2010 11:16 am

Nice car Jari. Riviera SC -96 Icon_biggrin

Why do they want you to have a rear fog light.?
Does it have to be on while driving at night.?
I would think if it was on while driving that the people behind you would get blinded by the light.??????

Just more European bulls...t, hey.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptySat Feb 20, 2010 8:27 pm

nice snows and timos bonnie is nice also!!![/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptySun Feb 21, 2010 1:43 am

Rickw wrote:
Nice car Jari. Riviera SC -96 Icon_biggrin

Why do they want you to have a rear fog light.?
Does it have to be on while driving at night.?
I would think if it was on while driving that the people behind you would get blinded by the light.??????

Just more European bulls...t, hey.



its for driving in heavy fog and snow.
today i even turned on rear fog light of my work car for seafety that the car beheind me will see me.
in heavy snow you just dont see the car front of you so good.
so it's a law here in europe to have rear fog lights.
but yeh 95% of the time it's useless.

i'm glad that mine was somehow registered that it did not have to have the rear fog light razz. also no fender signal lights or yellow turn lights in rear lightpanel.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptySun Feb 21, 2010 1:34 pm

Hey, sharp Riv, Jari! Hieno "puikula"! Well, mine '97 is almost copy of yours --->

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/showroom-f3/1997-black-riviera-with-new-american-racing-hustler-wheels-t3011.htm

I too had to put crappy rear fog light, but I made it easy to remove, it's installed with wingnuts and plug-in electrical connector, so after tech inspection I ALWAYS remove that ridiculous light! Ride on! yay
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks for your comments!
I made fog light in a "quick-n-dirty" procedure by taking the biggest and ugliest available to show how pissed I am. happy

I might consider of making better install like Timo's SSEi.

Arttu, your Riv looks good too! There seems to be a great improvement on -97 identification = added BUICK text on rear light panel. Maybe I should add it too because that "R" makes people think I'm driving on Rolls-Royce.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:49 am

I wonder if a modification to the taillights would suffice for rear fog lights.

On each side of the tail light the center bulb is a W5W. If you enlarge the opening to take the socket and bulb for a bulb the same as the inner and outer tail light bulbs - I think it's a 3057 or some such - you could then wire the big filament to a switch for rear fog lights. Would this pass the foglight requirements?

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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 10:35 am

On each side of the tail light the center bulb is a W5W. If you enlarge the opening to take the socket and bulb for a bulb the same as the inner and outer tail light bulbs - I think it's a 3057 or some such - you could then wire the big filament to a switch for rear fog lights. Would this pass the foglight requirements?

it's not that simple.
they want to see a fog light whit a foglight MARKING on it and the E marking tho. and anyways fog lights have 35w bulbs. i think if would install 35w bulb into rivs rear light panel the plastic will start to melt.


There seems to be a great improvement on -97 identification = added BUICK text on rear light panel

he added it himself.

I might consider of making better install like Timo's SSEi.

lol it's not mine...it's uno's daylidrive.
i can just use it whenever i want.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 11:09 am

Jari, it's not better identification made by Buick, it's made by me, because I was really pissed, when my neighbours and others talked about how nice ROVER I have hammer So I simply bought new "BUICK" lettering off eBay, was about $15 plus shipping.. This lettering is GM original from 2000something Buick. Was a breeze to install, because of "peel off" backing!
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 11:56 am

Snowdog wrote:
On each side of the tail light the center bulb is a W5W. If you enlarge the opening to take the socket and bulb for a bulb the same as the inner and outer tail light bulbs - I think it's a 3057 or some such - you could then wire the big filament to a switch for rear fog lights. Would this pass the foglight requirements?

it's not that simple.
they want to see a fog light whit a foglight MARKING on it and the E marking tho. and anyways fog lights have 35w bulbs. i think if would install 35w bulb into rivs rear light panel the plastic will start to melt.


There seems to be a great improvement on -97 identification = added BUICK text on rear light panel

he added it himself.

I might consider of making better install like Timo's SSEi.

lol it's not mine...it's uno's daylidrive.
i can just use it whenever i want.

Thank you Snowdog. Basically, what I learned is that one *could* meet the requirements but not pass the law as the tail light has no "FOGLIGHT" designation nor does it have E-Code designation. One nice way to meet the requirements would be to install red high brightness LEDs of candela power equal to the 35W requirement, in the taillight housing directly over license plate. The LEDs would not need to be placed in a reflector per se. However, this would still not pass the law - I do not know how to get a tail light conversion certified as meeting e-code specs.

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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 7:50 pm

arttu80 wrote:
Jari, it's not better identification made by Buick, it's made by me, because I was really pissed, when my neighbours and others talked about how nice ROVER I have hammer


rotf lmao That's great. Do they say anything now?
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera SC -96   Riviera SC -96 EmptyThu Apr 01, 2010 2:04 pm

Whoa! 190 km/h and it still accelerated, but I got too scared. happy
Some previous owner has made a good job.

I had a weak moment some weeks ago and tried to sell my Riv. Luckily I got a new job where I need a car so keeping it is justified.

Cheers! Beer x2, happy Easter!
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