MarkV

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  1. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    I really didnt understand quite honestly.
  2. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    There were holes in the original one and so I replaced with a brand new one, the light goes on then goes off the second I turn off the ac it seems it was common with this era.
  3. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    yes old one was rotted out
  4. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    I noted that in the manual, however, its the engine temp light that goes off I just realized, I figure they have the same purpose, I did follow the guideline and the 'stop engine temperature' light went out. But it is 110 degrees, I have replaced everything to do with the cooling system. They also told me there would be a break in period with the new engine parts.
  5. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    Nope titled just as all cars, I can register it as a historic vehicle, but, mine has the original plates on it. Also historic vehicle has no special registration price, etc.
  6. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    Yes it is! We have biennial smog in California for 1976 and newer. Several attempts have been made to raise the age to the 80's however, it dies each time.
  7. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    1986
  8. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    My grandma and I by the Seville long ago!
  9. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    The day they sold theirs in late 2001
  10. MarkV

    1977 Seville Update

    Hello All! I wanted to update you about my 1977 Seville that I saved from the scrap heap. My wife bought it for me for our anniversary and had it repaired for my birthday! After getting the camshaft and Lifters done it still would not pass smog. I ended up replacing the fuel pump, coolant sensor, catalytic converter and while I was at it had the a/c retrofitted (its 110 degrees here!). All of the accessories have also been replaced along with the timing chain and radiator and all the hoses and belts. It passed smog and I have been driving it for two weeks. So far so good! It does use an inordinate amount of gas (I am getting around 10mpg) and every once in a while the temperature gauge warning light goes off with the a/c on and driving up a hill or highway speed. It quickly shuts off, so I am thinking of adding that coolant additive that lowers temperatures and perhaps switching the sender back to the original one that was on there when I got it to see if that makes any difference (maybe the sender is too sensitive?). I still have to get new tires, but, I took it up to where my grandparents are buried. They had a seville that was the clone to mine, and I had many nice drives with them in it and I always think of them when I am driving. I have a few photos of them with theirs in my glovebox of the Cadillac.
  11. MarkV

    Failed Again! 1977 Seville

    I have the fi manual and did some of the trouble shooting myself before giving up.
  12. MarkV

    Failed Again! 1977 Seville

    Coolant sensor replaced be before Smog, it tested higher cos than before. They are putting it on a gas analyser on Mon. They will be checking the vacuum fuel pressure, etc. It frankly got worse between the smog checks therefore the problem is getting worse whatever it is. Leads me to vacuum, failing regulator or injector.
  13. MarkV

    Failed Again! 1977 Seville

    The guy I took it to got his start on these he is going to check the reg. First
  14. Replaced the thermostat with the 195 and coolant sensor on the 77 seville. And it failed smog again for being too rich, so I am at a loss, I took it into another mechanics shop, he seems to be pretty confident he will find out what's up with it.
  15. The idea is that they are bogged down with smog equipment and 5mph bumpers culminating with obd2 in 1996