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Kurt Franz

Name : Kurt Franz
Location : NE Ohio
Joined : 2012-11-24
Post Count : 12
Merit : 2

PostSubject: New member   Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:10 am

Located in NE Ohio. I own a Gunmetal Gray 90 Reatta coupe and a silver 97 Riviera. Bought the Riv from my brother who was the second owner. It has 71000 miles. Current problems that need to be addressed are as follows:

AC is not working - think there is a leak - hopefully that is all

Driver seat back - plastic latch has broken off. He tried repairing it but the fix did not last. Seems to be the common problem her as I have read here.

ABS/Traction control not operatiing

Wobbly steering wheel - in process of addressing it. Got immediate help from "deekster_caddy" about removing the black pins from underneath the dash cover - for which I am most thankful.

Paint is bubbling on hood near top of grill. Seems to be a common problem

Undercarriage is pretty clean, however there is some rust on the front cradle which I cleaned up and applied "Waxoyl" which should work out good for corrosion prevention - at least keeping it in check.

The cassette player is hosed as there is a tape stuck in there. I probably destroyed it by trying to get the tape out - which I was not able to accomplish. I will take the system out when I have the front dash cover off when fixing the steering wheel.

Parking brake seems to stick when it is tapped to release it. It has to be "persuaded" by my foot to be brought back to it's original position. However it does seem to work. Folks need to use that thing regularly.....not enough do in my opinion.

That is it.

Also I own a 82 VW Westfalia camper, a 07 Tacoma, and a 94 4Runner - if you need any help there let me know....

I will chime in when I think I have some good advice to offer or a question that I need answered after doing a thorough search of the forum. Don't want to waste anyone's time if it is not necessary.



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Name : Florence
Age : 31
Location : New York City
Joined : 2008-01-14
Post Count : 224
Merit : 21

PostSubject: Re: New member   Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:11 pm

Welcome to the forum!!
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Name : Aaron
Age : 40
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
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Merit : 240

PostSubject: Re: New member   Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:35 pm

Welcome, Kurt. I visit NE Ohio a few times per year (Warren/Garrettsville). Check our Racing forum for some details. Maybe you're not too far away?

'98 SC Riviera 281k 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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun

'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 116k miles 455 Rocket V8
Because cool

'95 Celica 152k miles 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: New member   Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:20 pm

Welcome Kurt!
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Name : Chris Davis
Age : 36
Location : Dixon, IL
Joined : 2010-04-14
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Merit : 19

PostSubject: Re: New member   Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:22 am

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