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« Reply #3075 on: November 06, 2017, 03:21:07 PM »


 Me? Bumper? No, I didn't buy a bumper off him.

 Victoria came out for the winter yesterday. She runs very good. However the ECC decided to take a dump. No fan speeds, and the modes are unresponsive and no heat. There is power to the fan motor, and the ECC is lit up and the buttons work. No ground to the motor, I ground it and the motor stays running even with the ignition off.

 Mike
That bumper you got was for a 1980's Fleetwood or Brougham. You came to Hamilton for something, maybe for parts that were on that blue Eldorado I had,
I don't remember when but then we went down to Tony's shop and you bought that bumper from him because it was rust free and in perfect condition.

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« Reply #3076 on: November 06, 2017, 05:58:38 PM »

That would have been me picking up the bumper for Chester. It's the one I put on after getting hit in the rear driver's side about 5 years ago.
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« Reply #3077 on: November 06, 2017, 07:11:29 PM »

I was about that long ago but I could have sworn that it was Mike. Maybe it was the beards that threw me off.   

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« Reply #3078 on: November 06, 2017, 11:18:24 PM »


 The defrost doesn't work, no. Plus there is no mode response. All I get is cold air out the vents in all modes.

 Mike
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« Reply #3079 on: November 07, 2017, 09:27:04 PM »

Check the 20 Amp A/C fuse - The ECC programmer receives B+ from this source, and it in turn controls the blower speed (plus mode delivery, etc.) in response to input from the control head.  The ECC control head receives power from the STOP-HAZ fuse.
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« Reply #3080 on: November 07, 2017, 10:23:05 PM »


 Both checked and good. I hope to find some more time to get into it this weekend. No time through the week.

 Mike
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« Reply #3081 on: November 09, 2017, 01:38:11 PM »

I got my new Pirelli's installed yesterday.
Wow! What a difference. They are smooth and quiet and just transformed the way the car feels.
Now I'm waiting to see how they perform in the snow.
Judging by the forecast, not long.

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« Reply #3082 on: November 09, 2017, 01:53:54 PM »

They sure made a mess of the new tires!  Did you lose a centre cap, or did you remove them ahead of time so they wouldn't get tossed on the ground at the shop?
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« Reply #3083 on: November 10, 2017, 09:22:44 AM »

That stuff will wash right off. Every time I've had new tires put on they have that film on them.
The centre caps were left off because the lug nuts have to be re torqued at 50 KM.

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« Reply #3084 on: November 11, 2017, 01:46:15 PM »

Well, our cars are finally ready for winter now.
Because I've only put about 200 miles on the Eldorado this year, I put a few more on it this morning then wrapped it up for the winter.
Putting the tarps on by my lonesome in a slight wind was challenging. I put my heavy car cover on first then 2 tarps, a 6x8' over the front
and up the windshield then a 10x12' from the windshield back. Bungee cords from side to side and under the car hooked to the grommets
on either side keep it in place but still allow air to circulate to keep it dry. I usually leave the battery in all winter but connected to my small
trickle charger to keep it powered up. I leave it plugged in for 1 week then unplugged for 3.
Last Wednesday I put the winter tires and new Bosch wiper blades on the Caliber and the Malibu. Damn, those things are expensive. Each
car was 50 bucks, that's crazy. The weird thing about them is that the wiper arms on each car are "J" hooks so you would think that the
blades for each car will mount the same way but they don't. The mounting points on the Dodge's blades are completely different than the
blades on the Malibu. Why do they do that ?? There should be one worldwide universal system for mounting wiper blades.

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« Reply #3085 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:34 PM »

They do that because of patents.  It's cheaper to develop a unique brand-specific mounting strategy than to pay the patent royalties to use someone else's interface. So unless the government dictates a standard interface (such as the OBD2 port) or industry standards exist to reduce costs and interface issues (such as thread interfaces, or SAE J2044 quick connect interfaces) than the interface will most likely remain unique between OEMs.
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« Reply #3086 on: November 12, 2017, 05:25:45 PM »

 Yeah, really it would ne nice if there was sstandard for that. These "will fit" blades can be annoying at best. I picked up a couple for the '90 today as well. haven't put them on yet. I buy them from NAPA. They seem to last the longest of the lot. Plus I get a good discount.

 I played with the '87 today a bit. So far so good for the power module, but I have to get into the dash. There are no modes, the blower when I ground it blows only through the center vents with luke warm at best air.

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« Reply #3087 on: November 13, 2017, 07:53:24 AM »

The blades for both cars actually cost $125 after you add on the tax. That's unacceptable especially when we
hear the "safety experts" say we should replace our wiper blades every fall. I can't recall ever seeing the
expensive blades on sale anywhere. When blades are on sale it will only be the cheap $10-$15 ones.
I wonder what the profit margin is on those things. I wouldn't be surprised if it was 100%.


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« Reply #3088 on: November 13, 2017, 09:28:45 AM »


 You'll be lucky to get 3 months on those cheap blades. Blades if they are specific to a model, can be expensive. But it's always better to spend a bit more and get good quality blades.

 I stopped buying those mass retailer blades years ago when I found they were kaput in February.

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« Reply #3089 on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:04 AM »

Bosch says on their packaging that the blades have been tested to perform 40% longer than normal ones.
That means these new ones shouldn't need replacing until March 2019. Yeah, right !

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