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cumminssmoker
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PostSubject: Noob   Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:59 pm

Hi,

My name is Dave, and I am from Grand Rapids, MI. I recently bought a 1996 s/c Riv with approx.130K on the odo. So far the only mod that I have made to the car are synthetic fluids, fresh blower oil (Holy %$#! what is that stuff made from) and home-spun intake I made for around 25 bucks.

What I would like to know is are there any members using water/meth? And, are there any chips or programmers for these engines that are proven safe, reliable, and fun also?

I look forward to your responses, as well as studying this forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:26 am

Welcome to the site.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:04 am


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'98 SC Riviera 268k 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 180 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


'05 GTO 49k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:01 am

Isn't S/C oil just the sweetest smelling stuff on this planet?
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:04 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone, I look forward to reading these writeups.

IBx1 wrote:
Isn't S/C oil just the sweetest smelling stuff on this planet?
Also the most expensive. Isn't there a synthetic alternative?
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:10 pm

Not that I know of. Besides it only needs changing about every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. I did mine twice in a year, becuase I had to change the coupler after I had changed the fluid a few months before.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:24 pm


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'98 SC Riviera 268k 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 180 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


'05 GTO 49k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:56 pm

Welcome to the site Riv-rook. smile
I live in Muskegon near you. I have a '65' as well as my '98' pearl white.
Hopefully we can bump into each other some time..
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:40 pm

jimmyriv wrote:
Welcome to the site Riv-rook. smile
I live in Muskegon near you. I have a '65' as well as my '98' pearl white.
Hopefully we can bump into each other some time..
Thanks, I'm still findin my way around, but maybe at a car show or something. BTW what if any is the benefit on the 180* thermostat? It doesn't seem like 10* or so would make that big a diff. Just wondering.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:58 pm

Welcome to the awesome community we have here!
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:32 am

J. Chris Davis wrote:
Besides it only needs changing about every 30,000 to 40,000 miles.

You have to imagine most people never touch it, which is why 14 years and 130,000 miles later it smells the way it does...
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PostSubject: Re: Noob   Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:21 am

I wasn't referring to the smell. I was referring to him asking about alternatives.
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