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James Robert last won the day on December 12 2018

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  1. James Robert

    Fast idle 3.4 DOHC

    I must respectfully disagree. 1. Starter motors are cheap. 2. I've never seen "wear" on a flywheel ring, and 3. cranking does not add wear to rings, cylinder walls, bearings, cam 'n' lifters, etc. But, yes, I've found synthetic oils can reduce wear on cold starts.
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    Fast idle 3.4 DOHC

    It just seems too eager to fire up. I guess I shouldn't complain, but it just revves right up with a short turn of the key, and then drops down. I just don't like the fact that the RPMs jump so fast, so soon. I know that's probably normal, but I would prefer a less enthusiastic start, since most bearing wear occurs on initial startup. On my early cars with carbureted automatic chokes, I would crank them for 8-10 seconds before setting the choke, just to build some oil pressure. I still like the idea of an auxiliary electric oil pump, that could be switched on for a few seconds before starting an engine, to prevent dry bearing starts. But then, I digress….
  3. James Robert

    Fast idle 3.4 DOHC

    Is 1500 RPM too high for cold idle on 3.4 DOHC? I really don't like the little rattle I hear for that fraction of a second before oil pressure builds when first starting my car from cold. Is there a way to lower the fast idle?
  4. James Robert

    Body molding clips

    I tried there and looked at hundreds of clips in their catalog, but couldn't find the one I need.
  5. James Robert

    New Shoes

    That's why I take them off before I let anyone else touch my lug nuts (pardon the sexual innuendo) I don't want overzealous tire jockeys using impact wrenches on these delicate cosmetic parts!
  6. James Robert

    Body molding clips

    That would be great, thanks
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    New Shoes

    Yes NOS are expensive. I had a couple missing and bought the cheap aftermarket gray ones and painted them silver. They look good but don't fit quite right.
  8. James Robert

    New Shoes

    Got new Yokohamas and rear brakes on the '95 Convertible. Drives nice. The old tires had only 8000 miles on them but were 12 years old, cracked and stiff. Still have to put the lug caps on.
  9. James Robert

    Body molding clips

    These are what I need. I think I only need two, if you have any to spare.
  10. James Robert

    Body molding clips

    Yes, the clips in the area where I have put the arrow. You should be able to get the cladding loose by taking just the first couple of nuts off the very bottom. I would be most appreciative if you could retrieve those for me. I'll be glad to pay you for your efforts of course.
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    Body molding clips

    I won't be able to get the pics until tomorrow, but I got these from a '94 GP, thinking they would work, but they don't. The ones I need are similar, but are a little longer, with two holes instead of one.
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    Body molding clips

    I'll post a picture soon. I'll have to take off the door cladding to get to it for a photo. I need two of them, I think, the cladding ends by the back wheels have pulled away from the body. I can't find any Cutlasses in the junk yards near me and the yards I've called outside my area are not interested in selling these little pieces.
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    Body molding clips

    I'm missing a couple of the slide on clips for the '93-'96? Cutlass Supreme plastic body cladding. These are the ones that hook into two metal pins in the doors and also rear fender. Anybody have any spares or know where they can be purchased?
  14. James Robert

    Wheel Visualizer

    That's pretty cool. I remember years ago, the tirerack website had a simple wheel visualizer, but you had to use their stock model car images. You could pick the body color.
  15. James Robert

    Recovered sun visors

    Thanks. Just as I'm thinking I'm making headway, I now notice a big puddle of transmission fluid under the car! Fix one thing and something else goes wrong......