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  1. sean1991olds

    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    Yep- correct you guys... it was the ring off the gasket. When he showed me the gasket initially, it looked like it had no metal rings - not knowing what it was supposed to look like I thought ok on that.. But the whole explanation on the thread/smooth surface didn't make sense to me. I pulled out an old W-Body parts book and looked up the part # then looked that up online where I saw what the gasket really looks like. Thats where I was like damn, thats the ring from the gasket and maybe the other ring fell off or was stuck to the underside of that coolant pipe. The other ring was still on the old gasket just the gasket was so smushed it wasn't easily visible. I went in this morning with printed pics of the gasket (and part number hah) and asked does this make sense (gasket ring corroded onto the timing cover) ? He was like nono... but if you want, we can take a look. Went out and exactly what GTP091 said, flat screwdriver pushed it right off. They put a new gasket on, topped off the coolant, burped out the air and that was that.. Manager made it all free (not that they were out a whole lot) as it was a misdiagnosis. What was so funny was when I headed inside with the mechanic, he was like hey I have some of those gaskets right here. I honestly can't tell if it was just a dumb mistake, or if they were trying to "keep the lights on". The day I came in they were happy to take it in because they weren't very busy heh heh... Had I not taken that picture, and had I not bothered looking up what the gasket looked like, I woulda had no clue, and woulda been charged $1200! I can't imagine what the average person gets taken for!
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    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    Yeah not really my mechanic.. but the nearest place that was open that would take it... car had/has to go into winter storage yesterday or today latest (they schedule the time) and I thought hell.. a small shop should be able to replace a gasket or hose for me so I could make the time to get the car into storage. Now they want to replace the timing cover and all the labor to do that..!
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    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    Think I might have figured the issue... the gaskets that go between these 2 have metal rings, I'm thinking the raised ring around the thread is one of the metal rings???
  4. sean1991olds

    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    It didn't sheer off... what I wonder is if it is a thread insert that is pressed in and it is backing out? The previous owner kept meticulous records on repairs down to bulbs and fuses replaced and even the $1000 he spent overall tracking down an electrical problem. The only questionable item that might be related is an item he lists as "AC gasket repair + antifreeze" Then there was also intake manifold, valve cover, egr, and tbi gaskets all replaced, water pump replacement as well. I guess on any of those maybe something weird like this could have happened?!
  5. So car is at the shop for a coolant leak, they found it to be at the timing cover, saying the one thread is raised and should be smooth, and this is why it is leaking.. is that true? Its a $$$ expensive job for them to replace the timing cover -- all to fix up this thread!
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    FE3 Badge - to put it on or not?

    UPDATE: I found a nice enough (NOS) FE-3 badge (better than the one I originally bought) and put it on! I really like the look and am happy with it! I gave it the same positioning as the Oldsmobile logo on the other side. At first I thought it was "in" a bit too much but I like how that makes it stand out, and it is the same distance as the Olds text...
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    Digital dash and HUD

    Yup exactly as others have said, its 1 of 50 - all were recalled, if not for crash worthyness, but also fit and finish because of the lack of support after cutting off the top (I've read about doors/tops not closing because of misalignment due to unexpected bending/twisting) . These were made to attract attention to the then new FWD Cutlass. I guess depending on the state you could have it as an off road type vehicle / trailer it anywhere you went if it weren't for that agreement. I'd think the agreement was so old though now, would they even care... heck Olds isn't even around anymore (I would have thought the agreement would be through Olds since as I remember it was early on that they recalled these)! Too bad they can't do a wink wink nudge nudge with a crusher, and say it was destroyed when it really 'disappeared'. Just get a black Cutlass to crush in its place! ha... As far as I've read, lots of the stuff on those is quite unique. Look where the top switch is (think I can see it) and look at the window switches even (late 80's style). Back window is not glass, rear quarter windows are supposed to be custom hand ground down to fit the top. Interior matches my colour and looks even better - man would love to snag all that!
  8. I snagged an FE-3 badge from ebay, and I'm debating - on my all stock car, (which does have the FE-3 suspension) do I put on the badge on the trunk lid? This was not something they did stock in 1991, at least not on the convertible. 2nd option, do I put it maybe on the ash tray door inside the car? 3rd option, just keep it for collectors sakes? 4th option, scan the badge and modify it in photoshop and make it into a decal for the car (maybe it'll come off easier / looks sleeker?)
  9. sean1991olds

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    I always see you posting stuff from that site, but today was my first time visiting it... didn't find that convertible, but seems like a great place to search for cars by location, usually I use co-part.
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    Looks like a HUD in there too... I love that color, and any time I see a white top I think of my own... a damn shame. I'd love to see the people that give these up, you know.. like what is their story? Old person who can't do anything with it / died, or young person who has no idea the 'value'? In between person who just doesn't care about cars?
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    89-93 B4U/B4M Valance

    Yeah, I think they are designed for funnycars and the like. There is a Cutlass front clip that would be pretty awesome, $975 and then shipping is something like $1200!!
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    89-93 B4U/B4M Valance

    Any of these be of any use? I don't really know the GP stuff - not their intended use, but maybe something interesting for you. Might be a smidge pricey though when I look at the rates for shipping lol... http://www.hairyglass.com/grandprix.html
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    Cutlass Convertible seal thread

    Maybe you can take a look here https://www.dixierestorationdepot.com/I bought some reproduction parts from them before - and they carry weatherstrips (looks like specific repro's of the originals). I'm not sure if they use a 3rd party, but maybe they could direct you to whoever they use.
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    I don't know why I keep coming back to this thread to see all these rare cars going to their grave ... at least some will have parts picked off! I always say this about my 1991- its a near classic, these cars are in that stage where to most people, its an old car. I wish I had a barn sized garage where I could squirrel away a bunch of cars like this. Probably our kids will look at these and go WOW thats an old and cool car! When I go to a car show, its nice to have younger kids stop by and actually look at the car.. gives me hope!
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    WTB: Cutlass Compartment/Bracket to install DIS/DIC

    You are da man... yep I think that is what I am looking for! $10 sounds good and more if it happens to be more to ship... I'll PM you some details, thanks!!!
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