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[Nov. 10th, 2001|05:55 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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I am not happy with my car.

Well, I found out what's wrong with my car. It's not the ignition system at all, it's a vacuum leak somewhere in the intake. Sounds like the throttle body. Good part is it doesn't look cracked or physically broken, it's just not sealing right. I'm not really sure if there's such a thing as a throttle body gasket, but if there is I believe that's what I'm going to have to replace. Oh yeah, I lost one of the screws that holds down one of the DIS coils. There are two per coil, so I torqued down the one on the side that actually matters (the side where it connects to the ignition module) as far as it would go, and I guess it's off to the dealership for a new one. I might be able to find a reasonable jerry-rig in the meantime at Meijer or some hardware store, but it's too late to hit the Olds dealer now. Oh yeah, and my brakes are on their last legs, and one of my tires has an almost completely bald sidewall. I had my tires rotated today along with an oil change, $42 down the drain, followed by whatever it's going to take to get the air leak fixed. Yay, I just can't wait to take a 2800 mile roadtrip in this POS...
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From: abcgirl
2001-11-12 09:29 am (UTC)

ahhhhhhh man

awwwww man
SOrry to hear about ur car
what kind of car do u have?
my bro had a Z28 amd that had the same thing happen to his--its costing him $2-3 k i cant remmeber but hes trading that junker in for another new car--but i hope they are charging u much less than what it cost my bro cus it hink they are jacking him LOL
anyways boy--:)
stay cool
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2001-11-12 11:23 am (UTC)

Re: ahhhhhhh man

Uhh... Yeah. Celeste is a 1998 Olds Intrigue. It's just a loose bolt on the throttle body, I'm tightening it tonight, and if that doesn't work I'll be picking up the TB gasket kit from the dealership. She's not dead yet.
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