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dpmeeks
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PostSubject: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptyFri Jan 20, 2012 7:16 pm

Hi, everyone, looks like a great site !! I just purchased today a 96 SC Riv for the wife, it has 165k miles, in ok condition, gotta do some cleaning, tune-up probably, etc.

What problems do i need to look for with this model Rivie ?

Im new to the Riv world but been working on cars for years. Im sure ill ask a lot of questions so please bare with me oops

thanks.. Phil
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptyFri Jan 20, 2012 9:32 pm

Welcome Phil!

Do you have any pics? What color combo?

Any questions-ask away! We are a very friendly, helpful bunch. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptyFri Jan 20, 2012 9:54 pm

Welcome and be sure to add your car info to your signature, and to go have at least a quick look at the old posts for your year/engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptyFri Jan 20, 2012 10:04 pm

hi Phil,welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptyFri Jan 20, 2012 10:22 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:
Welcome Phil!

Do you have any pics? What color combo?

Any questions-ask away! We are a very friendly, helpful bunch. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptySat Jan 21, 2012 12:27 am

Hi Phil! Congrats on the purchase of a life time! your going to love driving again!
feel free to ask questions every one here seems to be friendly and
very knowledgeable when it comes to the Riv. they have helped me
with my Q's
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptySat Jan 21, 2012 8:49 am

congratz on the car!

Problems to look for : oil pan and valve cover gaskets leak, S/C is probably ready for a rebuild,( Tensioner and pulleys, Cvs Any car) Rear trans mount and front motor mount. not sure on 96 but lowwer intake gaskes on the sieries II, Check for the air shocks to work... i find nothing too major with these cars... love the ride and straight line power, looks like nothing on the road and still has nice curves compaired to new cars smile a few other common problems here and there but i think i hit most of the majors. I would change the brake fluid, trans filter and fluid (minus whats in the converter) and PS fluid, Super charger oil, maybe even the anti freeze smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptySat Jan 21, 2012 10:47 am

WELCOME ABOARD !!! Ask those questions, you'll find plenty of help here.

Southern Indiana? Are you an Indiana fan or a Kentucky fan? Basketball rules in that part of the country. Right?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptySun Jan 22, 2012 12:55 am

Hi Phil..from the other new Phil wink
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Greetings!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptySat Feb 04, 2012 11:13 am

Good Day Everyone
Seen this site on Rock Auto when I was ordering some new ignition parts for my 90 ford F150 plow truck. I live in North-Western Ontario,Canada and purchased a 97 Riviera 5 years ago in Ohio.White Diamond Tri-Coat,moonroof ,Supercharged ,full wood dash option,Gold package, Aurora Chrome wheels,(have the original 12 spoke wheels in the garage in perfect shape)80,000 miles never winter driven, stock, except the K&N air filter and rear spoiler which really sets it off.Yes I have been asked many times what kind of car it is,even if it was a rolls once.I will be Checking this site a lot and it looks great!
Mike S
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PostSubject: Re: Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana   Hi, Newbie from Southern Indiana EmptySat Feb 04, 2012 3:50 pm

RIV97 wrote:
Good Day Everyone
Seen this site on Rock Auto when I was ordering some new ignition parts for my 90 ford F150 plow truck. I live in North-Western Ontario,Canada and purchased a 97 Riviera 5 years ago in Ohio.White Diamond Tri-Coat,moonroof ,Supercharged ,full wood dash option,Gold package, Aurora Chrome wheels,(have the original 12 spoke wheels in the garage in perfect shape)80,000 miles never winter driven, stock, except the K&N air filter and rear spoiler which really sets it off.Yes I have been asked many times what kind of car it is,even if it was a rolls once.I will be Checking this site a lot and it looks great!
Mike S
hi Welcome Aboard !!! Good to hear you took notice of the RockAuto promo. Post some pics of your Riv sometime.
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