Bought a Tech 2 for $75. I believe it's an original GM too. What a find, and just in time to diagnose a misfire at speed.
Also available from Amazon at the same price and free shipping with Prime.Oh yeah, I may have an issue with one of my hydraulic top cylinders, so I did some research on o-rings. Seems the pesky buggars are hard to come by in small quantities. Amazon has large lots starting at $8, but I don't need 50 at a time, lol. Found that Lowes has a set of 10 for $3. Make sure you check the package as mine only had 8 when opened - sticky fingers at work. Search for Danco 96730. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Danco-10-Pack-7-8-in-x-3-32-in-Rubber-Faucet-O-Ring/3381606
I'll stick one in the hydraulic fluid for a few days to make sure they hold up, don't want them disintegrating and making another mess.
A few weeks? I was gonna do two days and call it good, lol. Crazy temps? Do you live on Mars? I wonder if these cylinders are considered high pressure? There are o-rings that are softer, made specifically for low pressure systems. But you're right Ed, more info is needed to know what can and cannot be used in this application.Someone I know also fixed a cylinder using hardware store o-rings.
I would want more assurance that generic o-rings will stand up. Soaking a few weeks seems like an inadequate test when they will have to stand up to years or soaking, as well as extremely high pressure and sliding in the cylinder bore. Also possibly a crazy range of temperatures.
Tip I picked up on YouTube that does actually work. Well, it did for me.3. Is the button on the dash to change system settings always finicky? I turn it and it will never just go to the next menu item. It will randomly skip all over the place. I've given up changing the time manually because it's hard to set the hours and impossible to set the minutes. I don't mind taking the switch out for cleaning the contacts, but would like to hear from the hive first if it might be something else?
I've just bought an '01 E39 BMW and if I'm honest one of the main reasons was because it had the original Becker cassette player I've run a lot of older Lexus in recent years and they had cassette players until at least 2006. It infuriates my childrenMaxell was easily my favourite tape brand. XLI-S. (Didn't really like the "chrome" XLII.) My 9-5 does have a cassette, with Dolby B and C. And I play my old Maxell tapes in it to bring back the 1980s. Good times!
(I do forget if I used Dolby B or C on the later tapes....resulting in flipping between the two, trying to figure out which sounds right.)
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that. Yes, I used RDS to set the clock. We have daylight savings time here, so once a year RDS doesn't cut it, lol.Tip I picked up on YouTube that does actually work. Well, it did for me.
I had the skipping and random display on the SID so pulled off the knob and gave the exposed section a good squirt with contact cleaner. Make sure you have a cloth there, you don't want drips down the front. Then put the knob back on and scroll it left right, left right until your fingers ache. Left it a day then did it again. Next day everything working well and I've not had any trouble since. YT vid recommended WD40 but I didn't want to use that.
Regarding the time setting, do radios in the US use RDS or is that a European thing? On mine there's an option to set the time using the RDS signal which means I don't have to set hours, minutes etc.
I was pleasantly surprised by that too. I think it's peculiar to the convertible.One thing that some YT videos got wrong is the way the door panel is removed and put back. Once the two bolts in the door handle are removed, it's not a matter of taking a trim tool and prying up the panel, it's a matter of lifting the panel straight up and away from the door. There are plastic hooks on the panel that point down, so to remove the panel you have to pull up.