Gary D

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  1. Hi all. There is a little life here. My OCD self is getting ready for a car show in mid-June...so this is a great topic!
  2. I enjoyed this CL ad for an off-road Reatta. Apparently this Reatta has successfully participated in the Gambler 500 off-road rally aka Navigation-Adventure Challenge. https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/6682594854.html My question...if they seller has run the rally since "year one", and this is the only vehicle to get him back home without the aid of a tow truck...why sell it??? Run it again next year!!! Here is info on the Gambler 500 https://gambler500.com/
  3. Thanks. The wheels came from a 2006 Lucerne. They are 16's.
  4. Since Labor Day marks the un-official end to summer, I thought I would take the Reatta to the "beach" for a photo shoot.
  5. Is the car parked on a flat surface? I had this problem when trying to operate the top when parked on my sloped driveway... When I pulled in the garage everything worked properly.
  6. Sorry for "slacking" and not posting the final chapter on this issue sooner... My auto care provider diagnosed the schizophrenic high idle as a faulty ECM. After replacement with a Delco re-manufactured unit the issue was cured!
  7. Just noticed that the Brake Presure Accumulator for our Teves systems price has dropped just under $100. It's time for me to snag one! (I have no affiliation with The Reatta Store....but that is where I found the deal.)
  8. A repair shop owner that I know swears by Bon-Ami and 0000 steel wool. Just make sure that you rinse well when you are finished.
  9. Nice job, Greg!!! Sounds like it was a great event. (Unfortunately I had to be out of town for a trade show...but I can't wait to get back and take a scenic cruise in your honor! )
  10. Safelite recently told me they would have no problem getting one. But it wasn't going to be inexpensive! Here is the shop that I was at... [TABLE=width: 100%] <tbody>[TR] [TD]SAFELITE AUTOGLASSĀ®[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]5119 NE 158TH AVE[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]PORTLAND, OR 97230[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD](503) 258-6505[/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE]
  11. Gary D

    IAC Gasket?

    Is there supposed to be a gasket that goes between the mounting base of the Idle Air Control (IAC) and the surface that it mounts to on the throttle body? Yes, I know about the round rubber ring that slides over the IAC, but wondering about another mounting gasket. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  12. Thanks Gents! This is a good list to work on. The problem re-occurred on the second of two 70 degree days. The IAC is relatively new, so I suspect a vacuum leak. It's time to do some "bonding" with the engine compartment, or seek professional help (for the car...that is, although I could probably use it too!)
  13. It hit 70 in the great northwest today...so time for a top-down cruise! The car hadn't been started for a few weeks, but started promptly (like usual). However, the car went to an idle speed of 2500 and stayed there for the first 3 plus miles. Then the idle speed went to around 1500 and stayed there for the next couple of miles. We stopped at our destination, and the car sat for 30 minutes, then restarted with normal idle speed. Any ideas on what is going on?
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    Ferrari

    Good stuff! The gas station employee at the local Costco was sure my convertible was a Ferrari. Then there was the real estate agent (who drives a Jaguar) was certain I had a Jag too!!! Go figure!?!?