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  1. Leadfoot

    Fuel leak at fuel line/fuel rail connection on 3800

    No, its never been touched. Just leaks a little. HAHA I am not surprised. I agree. I don't want to be up at night worrying about my niece. I have done some things with $ out of my own pocket and not charging more. I just want it to be solid and not have to worry about it.
  2. I know this is a common issue, but I haven't owned a 3800 and dealt with it before. I did a search and couldn't come up with a thread showing proper repair process, but I know its a common issue. I must be using the wrong terms. I am in charge of an estate. There is a 03 Lesabre with the 3800 that has low miles. I have a niece that is 17 and needs a relaible cheap car. I was giving it a once over and getting it ready to pass inspection (it sat for over a year). Everything seems good to go and ready for inspection, but I checked for this leak knowing it was common and did find that it leaks slightly. On a google search I found a variety of opinions concerning the proper repair, but I have no idea how knowledgeable those people are. Everything from replace the o ring and quick connect at that connection to replacing the entire line. It appears Oreilly carries the ACDelco 217-452 orings. Is that all that is needed or is there something else that should be addressed. I just want to make sure its fixed for my niece.
  3. Looks great. Did they redo the center cap as well? My experience having my wheels like that refinished is the paint they use isn't nearly as durable as the factory finish and is much easier to damage. Some refinishes are better at it than others.
  4. There are some very fast LS4's out there and the weak links are more or less figured out. There are several known builders on the Facebook groups. I am sure they would tell you what diff's they are using, but I am not sure that is the weak link. Triple Edge Performance, Justin Nichols, and several others are known builders.
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    94 CS AC Questions

    I jumped the relay and the compressor engaged. No cold air. I tried using the needle across the green and black wires coming from the compressor (didn't see red/black) and got 0v. When looking on Rockauto I see 2 switches listed. Is there a simple way to figure out which one I have?
  6. Way to stick with it. This will be great once its done. Post a vid when you get it out and run it.
  7. Leadfoot

    4T60E Shifting Issue: 95 Cutlass Supreme

    I hope it's just the solenoid. That would be far better. Keep us posted.
  8. Leadfoot

    94 CS AC Questions

    I have several multimeters so I am good there.
  9. Leadfoot

    94 CS AC Questions

    Ok, other than jumping the relay, how would I test the swtich? I need to hook them up and check. I only had about 20 minutes before I knew my daughter would be waking up so I just ran out and jumped the relay to see if it kicked on and if the air got cold.
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    94 CS AC Questions

    Bit of a long story. Noticed in June as it really starts heating up here in TX that the AC wasn't cooling as much as it should be. Wife was due with out first child in early July so I was a bit preoccupied. I did hook gauges up and find it was low on freon. Went to add some freon towards the end of July. That went fine except the high side valve would not shut completely when finished and removing gauges. (seen this before so not shocked, just irritated). All freon leaked out. Decided to order new high side/Low side ports, orings, and dryer. Replaced those and vacuumed the system down. Went to add freon. Did not notice until halfway into this that the compressor was not running. Finished charging and the compressor still doesn't cycle on. Was busy with the baby so another week or so went by. Had a chance to look at it and everything seemed fine, but no compressor cycling. I removed the relay and put power to cycle the compressor and it does run, but the air still isn't getting cold. I guess it's possible something is still leaking and the freon leaked out. However, It seems there is still something wrong keeping the compressor from cycling. I am trying to rack my brain for what could be causing that. I am in a bit of a fog with a newborn and feel like I might be missing the obvious. Anyone else encountered this?
  11. Leadfoot

    4T60E Shifting Issue: 95 Cutlass Supreme

    Does anyone local to you have a tech2 or other tool to help see what might be going on? When is the last time it was serviced? Is anything else strange going on with the car?
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    I haven't had awful experiences either, but have had a couple issues as of late. One part was wrong (their catalog had the wrong part listed for the car). I got in touch about returning it. It wasn't expensive, but they were difficult because my return didn't fit their standard reason for return (I was surprised this was the reason I was given). It ended up being enough hassle it has certainly something I keep in mind when ordering more expensive parts.
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    Best-sounding mufflers for a 3.1/3100?

    I will admit I put a magnaflow on my 3100 CS back in 01. It has been replaced once under warranty and needs to be replaced again, but they shop won't play ball. It sounds OK at best. Every time I hear one with a walker replacement it makes me cringe and I am not paying for an OEM. Not sure what the solution is. I can't say I have heard one that really sounds great. I think if I wasn't selling the car in the near future I would consider adding another resonator and stay with the magnaflow.
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    Speaker recommendations

    Yep. I used to see people that had 200W or more 6X9's running off their head unit and talk about how awesome they sound. When I would hear them pull up all I could hear was distortion and clipping, but they swore it sounded great. Shortly after they would all complain they were blown. Even when working right they didn't sound great because they were underpowered.
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    Speaker recommendations

    The best advice I can give is to get speakers that are efficient. When I used to install stereos people would pick speakers because they handle 200W! However, only running 50W they didn't always sound good. However a nice quality pair of the same size speaker that is rated for 75W sounded much better on the 50W being delivered. Also keep in mind your head unit output is overrated. Your head unit will likely never put out the 55W peak it is rated at. I would doubt 20W rms is even good, but not too far off. Just remember these things when looking at speakers. Also, I have never seen a speaker blown from too much power. It was always from clipping and distortion from people turning things up too loud. This is more of a problem when the speaker is underpowered. I would not be concerned with overpowering a speaker. I personally like Infinity speakers. I have also had some Polk that were really nice as well. A good clean balanced sound. I was never a fan of JBL. Their highs always seemed harsh and too "bright" and had to adjust amplifiers and equalizers to try and tone that down. Alpine aren't bad either, but I have never personally had a set in my vehicle. Much of this is personal preference. Go to a car audio store and use their demo setups. See if you can listen to some speakers that are connected to a headunit with similar power output as yours and no amplifier. See what you think of the sound. What you like is what matters. If there is an amplifier used the speakers will sound different than just off of a head unit.