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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 8:39 pm

oh and the black box,I got rid of that too.As far as I know it only worked for the Cruze control
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 8:47 pm

Okay thanks Robo! I'll worry about that later. For now i guess i will search more for possible leaks and change out the tranny fluid for some dexron vi and change the filter.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 8:51 pm

Take a can of starter fluid and with engine running spray all along the vac conections on top of the supercharger.Spray onto the egr tube and around the cylinder head where it meets the block.If you have a leak it would most likely be around there.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks for all of the help Robo! Would a leak at the heads be a bad valve cover gasket? I still need to change my rear, but i haven't maned up to the challenge. I just ordered the addco rear sway bar, i hope this helps with the understeer.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 9:16 pm

A cylinder head leak would affect driveability more than a valve cover gasket I think.
Yeah the ADDCO will help with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 18, 2012 7:36 pm

Okay so today i started to attempt to change the rear valve cover gasket, but i decided it was too hot out for me. I super glued the crack in the vacuum tank shut, but i have not seen any difference in my cars performance. I'll be changing the tranny fluid and filter probably on my next day off.
I took a picture of my FWI today. I got the roof flashing idea from someone on here.
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And i'm curious what this box is, more like was.
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Whatever it is, I think it might need to be replaced ha!
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 18, 2012 8:58 pm

That box is the airbag sensor I believe. Mine was also like that. I scraped some of the loose stuff off and covered it in POR (It does a really good job of converting and sealing rust) No problems for me. I wouldnt play around with it though just to avoid any problems with the Air Bag light!
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks Dave! I'll have to find a way to mount it down again too.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 21, 2012 4:45 pm

Today i changed my transmission fluid to Dexron VI and changed the filter. I noticed that one of the metal lines under the pan was not going into it's hole, so i wonder if this was causing me issues. It was one of the 3 lines that leads to something that says 1-2 and 2-3. Either way the cars shifts a lot smoother now!
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 6:19 pm

So i just got my rear addco sway bar today. It is the addco #419. It says that this is the correct bar for the 95-96 riviera. I think i will need to buy new end links because these are too short, but besides that, what parts did you guys use to install yours.

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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Thats odd because ,either I got the wrong bar or you do.The 95 rear strees bar is supposed to be straight in the middle.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 9:25 pm

Yup i got the wrong bar. It pisses me off, because i looked around A LOT of sites and they all listed addco rear sway bar #419 as fitting the 95 and 96 buick riviera. I thought it was weird that 97 and up used a different bar. I really hope they let me exchange my bar for the correct one without a hassle!!

ADDCO #419 DOES NOT FIT A 95 RIVIERA!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 10:03 pm

Well that blows (about the bar) but I hope that wherever you got it will exchange it.

The FWI looks nice, and it nice to see that the transmission is acting normally. I hate transmissions.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 10:13 pm

Thanks about the FWI Andrew. I ordered the bar from never enough auto. Let's just hope that they let me exchange it without paying for shipping and that i get 30 dollars back, because the correct bar is $150 while the one i got is $180. They should work with me, because i did the whole shop by vehicle deal and that bar said it fit my car. It even said in the description that it will fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2012 9:41 am

So what part number is the one for the 95 riv?

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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2012 11:05 am

Greg, sorry to hear you got the wrong bar. Once you get this straightened out, if you are looking for a "best" set of link hardware, I've got a few sets of high quality pieces for front/rear I'm selling, guaranteed never to fail. PM if interested.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t8902-fs-high-performance-sway-bar-links-w-lifetime-guarantee

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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 29, 2012 11:18 am

Andrew, I believe it is the same addco bar for the 97 and up Addco # 2015. Even though they have a different stock part number. I believe it was just the bar thickness, and there are other guys on here with 95's and a rear addco bar( Robo).

Aaron i'll contact you soon about the end links, i just gotta get this ordeal straightened out first.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 23, 2013 3:31 pm

My transmission is currently being rebuilt. My plans this summer are to do some maintenance, put on my rear Addco sway bar, touch up underbody rust, and possible mods, 1.8 Yella Terra RR and an sts front strut tower brace. I would also be interested in making an under body brace for the front, since i have not purchased the front sway bar.
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jan 31, 2013 11:11 am

Well I got my Riv back from the shop. The transmission was rebuilt and one of the brake lines was replaced due to rust. It's nice to have her back!
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jan 31, 2013 11:51 am

Isn't that a great feeling, finally having it back? I wish you many miles Ridz! smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ridz' Projects   Ridz' Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jan 31, 2013 2:38 pm

Thank you! The guy who rebuilt it told me that the parts are of better quality than the original gm parts, so I hope this transmission lasts longer than the last 2! My father who is the original owner had the first transmission replaced at about 80,000 miles.
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