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Old 08-18-2015, 10:12 PM   #4441
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I finally got around to replacing the ECTS connector following Richpin's YouTube tutorial. I originally tried to use a female bullet connector cleaner and some spray to clean out the the original connector, but there was a lot of green corrosion going on (courtesy of the old resin-tipped ECTS).

Despite the successful soldering and heat-shrinking, the temp gauge still sits just a bit over 1/4 when warmed up. I think my mistake may have been either not cutting off enough of the old wire, or using the ECTS from a 2001 SL2 instead of the IAT sensor. Now that I've done it, I cab always give it another shot at a later date.

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:00 PM   #4442
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Thermostat?
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:27 AM   #4443
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Despite the successful soldering and heat-shrinking, the temp gauge still sits just a bit over 1/4 when warmed up. I think my mistake may have been either not cutting off enough of the old wire, or using the ECTS from a 2001 SL2 instead of the IAT sensor. Now that I've done it, I can always give it another shot at a later date.
All S-Series cars (1991-2002) use the same ECTS. You can use a multimeter with 1/4-watt resistors as connector probes to ensure there is a 5 V drop across the connector when the key is on.

Your gauge is the post-1995 design, so "just a bit over 1/4" sounds about right, though it may be worth considering the thermostat if it has not been replaced recently.
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:42 AM   #4444
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2001 10th Anniversary Edition:

Two, YES 2, rear wheel studs were stripped. Next to each other!!
Replaced them & torque'd to 103 Ft/Lbs.
Made sure ALL lug nuts were torque'd to 103 Ft/Lbs.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:33 PM   #4445
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Yesterday, I installed a fixed orifice PCV valve. Then, after trying to figure out exactly what a fixed 0.10 dia orifice does compared to the original check valve, I took it back off. It seems like a 0.01 dia hole would not provide for enough flow and too much crankcase pressure.
Anyway, the original idea was to install it on the (oil using) SL1
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Backed off the throttle stop screw. The car was bouncing to 2000 rpm at cold start.
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Today, added air. Car rolls better. My tire gauge was reading about 3 psi high and, with the cooler weather, the tires looked flat.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:49 AM   #4446
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Cleaned & inspected the rear drums on my 2000 SL2 aka Creampuff:
All looks good.
Don't ignore your brakes!

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:35 AM   #4447
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Cleaned and waxed just in time for grandpa's weekly grocery getter run.

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:57 AM   #4448
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Another session of headlight buffing and checked/topped oil. 5oz of Lucas into a full tank. Maybe a wash and interior clean later.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:11 PM   #4449
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performed my 580,000 mile oil change.

Wix 51516 and a nice fresh jug of Valvoline 5w-30...

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Old 08-26-2015, 09:52 PM   #4450
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Changed the alternator. Found it relatively easy. Top bolt had what looked like coolant on it. Filled up with 93 octane e10 from exxon
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:21 PM   #4451
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did my headliner last weekend
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:54 PM   #4452
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Tire rotation on the 95.

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CHECK YOUR OIL!!
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #4453
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Checked the oil @ 4016 miles. History: initial fill M1TDT 5w-40. 2 quarts top-off of M1HM 5w-20. 1 quart Rislone Engine Treatment. 8 ounces of SeaFoam. Will do oil change soon.



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Old 08-28-2015, 11:43 PM   #4454
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Change oil today. First added B12 to the oil and idled for 7 minutes. Turned off for 20 minutes. Then started again and idled for 10 minutes. Drained and filled with Smitty's Super S 5w-30 and a bottle of Motor Medic High Mileage Motor Flush. Idled for 7 minutes. Drained.

Fit a MicroGard MGL3614
Filled the Engine with:

1 quart of Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage 10w-40
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16.9 ounce bottle of Bar's Leak RMS Repair
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:42 AM   #4455
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Changed Valve Cover Gasket, Serpentine belt, oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and rotated tires.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:49 PM   #4456
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Check the oil and topped off the fuel tank.
Oil was good, put in 10.505 gal on 336mi for a nice and tidy 32mpg.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:58 AM   #4457
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Last week I replaced the front flex pipe on the exhaust and replaced the windshield.

The flex pipe was last replaced 4 years ago and it developed a small hole. They replaced the whole pipe this time from manifold to catcon.

The windshield was quite pitted as it could very well be the original and the week before developed a stress crack on the drivers side edge. Not sure what that is all about. It's nice to have a clear windshield!
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did my radiator this weekend, was leaking from the seam, plastic/alum. followed richpins video, mostly, THANK YOU!!!

had issues with 2 bolts, the lower tranny cooler line and putting back the bolt holding the condensor on the drivers side.

well stripped the line and now im replacing upper and lower lines. after all they are original. they are ordered.

amazon seems to be cheapest for all this.
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:45 PM   #4459
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Removed a tonne of algae from the wiper fluid reservoir as it was clogging the pumps filter. I've had the car three months so the po must have been using cheap waterd down stuff. I then armor alled the dash. Latter I'm going to go get some silicone sealant to fix a leak in the trunk. Nothing major for now.
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Added 8 ounces of MotorKote hyper lubricant to the transmission.

http://motorkote.com/32oz-motorkote-hyper-lubricant

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