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Donny Lowrida
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PostSubject: New Member from N.H.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Hey guys!

I just bought a '95 Supercharged Riviera. Light blue with a dark blue interior. 98,500 miles.

What it needs:
-Exhaust Flange gasket.
-Valve Cover Gasket (the one closest to the firewall; seeps oil onto the exhaust manifold.)
-Check Engine Light turned off.
-Seems slightly sluggish...My LeSabre is just as fast if not faster...something up with the supercharger? hmm...
-The other day, the car ran 50 miles. I shut it off and couldn't get it to start until a little later. No issues since.

Otherwise, the body is in great shape, interior is pretty nice. Engine compartment is clean.

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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:33 pm

WELCOME ABOARD hi
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Hey Shawn! Welcome to RivPerformance! smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:48 pm

Welcome Shawn! Have you scanned it to see what the code says? It could help you discover what is causing it to run a bit funny.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:32 pm

Welcome! Please start a new thread about your problems. There is a lot of good information here to help you! And neighbors not too far away...
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:04 pm

Shawn welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:20 am

Welcome to the club! wish I had a sun roof!
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:00 am

Thanks guys!

Good to see a familiar name Z-Type!

GMANN- I wish I had a moonroof that WORKS! Mine drops down, but won't go back and won't go back into the "Up" position to seal. I have to use my hands to get it into place.

I'll be posting some of the issues as I tackle them. First will be getting the car inspected, so I'll be fixing the exhaust flange gasket soon.

To get the Check Engine light off, I need to find someone with the right OBD connector/ reader. A friend works for GM and I think he has one, so maybe this weekend(?) I might be able to get it fixed.

Just hoping I haven't walked into owning a lemon or a bad year. From the sound of it, '95's are the least popular year...frown
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:48 am

Actually, '95 was the most popular year for 8th gen Rivieras. There were more than twice as many '95s compared to any other year. Congrats, and welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Congrats Shawn. Also from NH, we don't see many Rivi's here do we
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:10 pm

Is that a Lesabre T-type in the background? I love those cars!
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:19 pm

68GSColorado- Yes, it is a LeSabre T-Type. She's an '88 w/ 207,000 miles. I've had her for 12 years and she's finally showing her age. I have a few spots under her that need welding before I can get her inspected. She has the '89 Black leather seats, but came with the '88 Black velour seats. I also have the '87 GN style seats in storage.
I've owned 3 of these, one of every year, but the '87 and '89 were both maroon and eventually parted out.
I had the original "T-Type" emblems gold plated, and also added a '86 Regal "T-Type" grille emblem and a FlowMaster Single in, Dual Out 80-series muffler from a Camaro.
I wanted to fix this instead of buying a car, but a car was a necessity and the Z24 had to go. That's when I found the Riviera. I always wanted a Supercharged car. Now I have a Non-aspirated, a Turbo-car ('83 Regal T-Type under the car cover in the background) and a Supercharged car. ALL BUICKS!
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from N.H.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:21 pm

grisolm1 wrote:
Congrats Shawn. Also from NH, we don't see many Rivi's here do we

No not too many. I saw a white one on the second day of having mine, but I also spend more time in Boston and there are very few there.
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