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awlaylan
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Name : al laylan
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PostSubject: new member   new member EmptyFri Dec 10, 2010 9:17 pm

Hello riv experts
I'm new to this forum - have a 95 riv which I have owned for 4 years - but have not been driving it much. I was letting my kids use it thru high school - now they are in college and I get to drive it. I am now of the opinion that this was waaay too nice a car for my boys to be driving - and waaay too fast. Anyway, after reviewing your forum topics, I just changed the plugs, wires, valve cover gaskets (oil leaks), changed the vacuum lines (cruise control wasn't working all the time)., and installed new tires. Car is running very well, but I get the can rattling noise intermittently at idle - looks as though it it may need a s/c coupler? Was going to change the s/c oil - ordered on line per your past thread advice. Anyway, thanks for this forum - a ton of useful info - I have found your website very helpful, and it has really fired me up about the riv. Ya know, in the past I have done mild restorations on 60's era cars, but I am more spun up about working on the riv (and drivin it) than anything else i have owned, in no small part due to this forum. I'll post some pics soon. Thanks! Al
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PostSubject: Re: new member   new member EmptyFri Dec 10, 2010 9:53 pm

Cool! Welcome to the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: new member   new member EmptyFri Dec 10, 2010 10:24 pm

Welcome! new member Hi

Yep...S/C coupler is prolly bad. Fairly easy fix. Glad you found us.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   new member EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 2:03 pm

Welcome aboard! Yeah my coupler sounds like rocks and marbles rattlin around at idle. def coupler. cool link on you tube of a change. real simple. will try to find the link for ya.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   new member EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 2:06 pm

Welcome, Al. Glad to hear you're driving the Riv again!

Craig, if you find the YouTube link, can you please post it in the coupler write-up link? Thx.

Link: SC Coupler Replacement

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knuckled1
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PostSubject: Re: new member   new member EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 2:30 pm

I will find it and post it shortly. Im headed out to fix some windnoise on my drivers door. Just used the buick know how link. Awesome videos. Def post link right after. Thx again to everyone here that is serious about there rivs!
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PostSubject: Re: new member   new member EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 3:57 pm

awlaylan wrote:
Hello riv experts
I'm new to this forum - have a 95 riv which I have owned for 4 years - but have not been driving it much. I was letting my kids use it thru high school - now they are in college and I get to drive it. I am now of the opinion that this was waaay too nice a car for my boys to be driving - and waaay too fast. Anyway, after reviewing your forum topics, I just changed the plugs, wires, valve cover gaskets (oil leaks), changed the vacuum lines (cruise control wasn't working all the time)., and installed new tires. Car is running very well, but I get the can rattling noise intermittently at idle - looks as though it it may need a s/c coupler? Was going to change the s/c oil - ordered on line per your past thread advice. Anyway, thanks for this forum - a ton of useful info - I have found your website very helpful, and it has really fired me up about the riv. Ya know, in the past I have done mild restorations on 60's era cars, but I am more spun up about working on the riv (and drivin it) than anything else i have owned, in no small part due to this forum. I'll post some pics soon. Thanks! Al

About that coupler - it's important to fix b/c the rattle is pretty loud, loud enough to mask other problems. For instance if the water pump is going bad, the s/c rattle will drown out that noise. The S/C coupler, however, will run bad for quite a while before it fails. Is an easy but stinky fix. Might want to get some engine cleaner like Gunk or a spray detergent like Purple Power, Simple Green, or such to clean up the spillage when done instead of letting it smoke off, it stinks that bad. Reason for the stink: S/C fluid is whale oil, and after it's been in s/c service for any heat cycles it makes spoiled fish in a can smell like honeysuckle...

Welcome aboard.

Albertj
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Welcome sir smile
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