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About Ronnie

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    East TN
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    I'm interested in anything that has wheels and a motor.


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    1988 Reatta since 2007.

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  1. I didn't mean to imply that anyone should leave this forum. For the last six months, since I took on the moderator job, I've done everything I could think of to generate interest in this forum but nothing seems to work. I really thought I would be able to get this forum going again but I failed. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best people person on the forum. If someone can do a better job I will gladly step aside as the Reatta forum moderator and give someone else a shot... The members of the Facebook group make lots of posts about their Reattas and how much fun they have with them. I tried that here. I posted lots of photos and wrote stories about driving and having fun with my Reatta. I quickly found there was little interest in that sort of thing. To be honest I don't know what members of this forum are interested in. I thought it was only fair to let forum members know that there is an alternative to coming here repeatedly and finding nothing new. If anyone finds fault with me for doing that then so be it.
  2. I guess we will all go down with the ship together. I tried to join the Facebook group months ago and got rejected. 😮
  3. For those who might not know, there is an active group of Reatta owners and enthusiasts on Facebook. There are over 750 members in the group and their numbers are growing. It appears to be a fun group of people who enjoy talking about their Reattas. The page administrator is Marck Barker (NCReatta here on the forum). Marck has done a great job of bringing Reatta owners and enthusiast together. I recommend everyone check out the Facebook page. This forum use to be where anyone interested in a Reatta posted. Reatta Division officers frequently posted here. But now the Director, Assistant Director, Newsletter Editor and probably other officers of the Reatta Division (and most everyone else) have moved on to Facebook. As the number of people visiting this forum dwindles I thought it was appropriate to let everyone know that there is still a thriving community of Reatta owners out there. You just need to be a member of Facebook and join the group to be part of it. Here is a link to their page:
  4. Ronnie

    Tips for replacing the dash photocell?

    You should get to know the tutorials Reatta Owners Journal better. Lots of good information there for repairing your Reatta.... Twilight Sensor Photocell Replacement
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    rough running and poor start up

    The back of the harmonic balancer has a notched shutter ring that runs closely through a gap in the crankshaft position sensor. If grass got caught in the notched ring and pulled into the sensor it could move or damage the sensor.
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    rough running and poor start up

    It's rare to see a Reatta in this part of the country now. I live about 40 miles west of Knoxville. I go to cruise-ins and car shows pretty often in Knoxville. It's been a couple of years or more since I saw one besides mine.
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    rough running and poor start up

    Common symptoms of a bad Ignition Control Module (ICM) or a bad Crankshaft Position Sensor. Look for green/gray goo on the side ICM as shown in the photo below. It's a sign that it's bad.
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    Transmission linkage came loose

    Glad to hear you got it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
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    knock sensor

    Just to add to the knock sensor data... I checked mine and ED17 reads 0 with the engine off and a constant 251 with engine running. I'm guessing it's not so much the number that is important but how much change the ECM detects. I read what the FSM is saying a little differently. I think it means 5 volts should be present at ECM terminal YD9 if the knock sensor is disconnected. I believe the pull-up resistor is inside the ECM. The knock sensor appears to keep the voltage the ECM sees between 3.5 and 1.5 volts during normal operation.
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    Me and My Buick Reatta

    That's quite a challenge. Good luck on the rest of your trip!
  11. Ronnie

    Me and My Buick Reatta

    The rough times you went through with your cars and your willingness to share what you learned has helped a lot of people like me who have followed in your footsteps. Thanks!
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    Me and My Buick Reatta

    A beautiful day for a Cars & Coffee! My Reatta is starting to think it's a Cobra. I never have any Reattas to park with at cruise-ins but my buddies with Cobras (replicas) have started saving me a parking spot next to them. I feel a little out of place parking with them but it's better than parking next to strangers all the time. Last fall they invited me to run the Tail of the Dragon with them and we had a great time together.
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    wanted to purchase

    I'm pretty sure Barney Eaton has the parts you need.