||[Nov. 10th, 2001|05:55 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
|||||Forma Tadre - Celebrate the Cult (Haujobb mix)||]|
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...