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  1. I don't know this for 100%, but my recollection is that this is an analog system and isn't as accurate as the later computer controlled systems. I do not think there is an adjustment.
  2. I would like to know what color it was inside and out and which hubcaps it had. I have an original 1/25 scale AMT 64 Riviera which I would like to restore like Mr. Nimoy's. I did some checking online and the Buick agency he bought it from is no more.
  3. Most auto parts stores should be able to get these for you. If all else fails, check Rock Auto.com. They have both of them in stock.
  4. The transmission Mounts have failed on my 85, which allowed a tranny bolt to rub a hole in my downpipe. I have new transmission mounts but don't see a procedure in the factory manual that explains how to do this. It appears to me the only way to do it is to pull the inner fenders and that the outer fenders will have to be removed to do that. Is this correct? Phil Cooley 1985 Riviera T Type ROA #7446
  5. OK guys and gals... . This one has me stumped. My 85 T Type has been primarily sitting for 12+ years. About a year ago I decided I needed to get her back on the road. Replaced the MAF and was able to get her to start and idle reliably. However, I found when I was cruising and let off the gas and then feathered the throttle it would backfire. But if I gave it more gas the backfire went away. Did some troubleshooting and indications were I needed a new ignition coil. I had already swapped over to an 86/87 style, so ordered a new AC Delco coil and ignition module. Had to replace the igni
  6. I'm going to look at a '95 Aurora tomorrow. It has 118,000 miles. Any quirks or weaknesses I should be aware of? Phil Cooley
  7. I hadn't been on here in a while. It was good to see you guys' posts... . Throttle body plate is clean, as is the IAC passage. IAC is new. O2 sensor is several years old but has less than 200 miles. It looks like I'm getting decent O2 readings on my Turbolink scanner. I have replaced all of the vacuum lines, but it's been a while--I need to double check for vacuum leaks. I haven't replaced the EGR, so I've ordered one from Rock Auto. I should have it by Saturday, which is when I'll be working on the Riv again. Wish me luck!
  8. My 85 T Type bogs/hesitates/stalls until it gets warmed up. I have tried to set the idle and IAC using my Turbolink scanner. I am not getting anywhere. Before I go any farther, are the idle adjustment and IAC adjustment done via the same screw on top of the throttle body, just below the vacuum lines? Or is there another adjustment screw that I am missing completely? :confused: I'm attaching a pic of the screw in question. Phil Cooley
  9. After searching several auto recyclers, I finally found the switch I needed at our local Pull and Pay. I found it in a 1988 Caprice. There were about a half dozen mid-to-late 80s Cadillacs, an 85 Toronado, an 86 Paresienne, and 4 mid to late 80s Caprices in the yard. The only one with the switch I needed was that 88 Caprice (and I did check them all). I put the switch in my Riviera and had 4 of the 6 functions. So, I carefully took the switch apart. I found the two directions that didn't work were hampered by dirt--the contacts were literally held apart by it. I cleaned out the dirt and
  10. I have continuity when the switch is apart, but not when it's snapped back together, which is frustrating. Each of the removable copper pieces has two possible positions. However, I don't see any difference in the function, no matter their position.
  11. I did mine about a year ago and yes, you do have to remove the dash to fix it. If you can't/won't do it yourself, figure it'll cost you 4 to 5 bills ($400-500).
  12. The several functions of my driver's side power seat weren't working, so I took the switch apart to clean it. I was able to do that, but now nothing is working. Has anyone else had one of these apart? Are there any tricks in reassembling it? I've included a few photos for clarity. Sorry, the third one is a little out of focus. Phil Cooley ROA 7446 85 Riviera T Type
  13. Hey guys, on another message board I frequent a guy is asking the bore spacing of the Buick small and big blocks. Anyone know off the top of your head (or know where to look?) Phil Cooley ROA 7446
  14. Thanks for the tip--I checked out the % Gloss thread--it was very helpful. Phil
  15. Should the inner fenders on a 70 Wildcat be glossy black, semi-gloss black or body color? Phil Cooley:confused:
  16. Those of you with turbo Rivieras who do your own tuning, I need your help. My 85 has been running terribly. I finally decided to see if I could improve the matter by tweaking the IAC and TPS. I have 3 articles, one from the Nov 2000 issue of Hot Rod, one from the Jul 2007 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines, and the third is from the GN/T-Type website. The procedures they use to set the IAC and TPS are basically the same, where they differ is in the TPS settings. Hemmings says the TPS at idle (engine off, key on) should read .5v Hot Rod says the TPS at idle (engine off, key on) should read .
  17. I figured it out myself. It was the connector for the O2 sensor. Now I'm down to one code--34, which is for the MAF. I just cleaned that this morning, using a MAF safe cleaner. I didn't touch the circuitry. I hope I didn't mess it up.
  18. I am in the process of resetting my Throttle Positioning Sensor. Part of the procedure tells you how to set your idle. In looking for the screw to do this, I discovered a loose wire. This wire is directly in back of the Throttle Body and comes out of the main wiring harness. It has a light green weather connector on it. I don't see anywhere on the Throttle Body where this might plug in. Any ideas?
  19. Jayson, I've got to agree with your assessment, that it's an extra wire that I don't need, as I can't find anywhere or anything that it could connect to. And, yes, my trunk release and govebox light are hooked up. Thanks! I'm gonna get the dash put back together today. Phil
  20. That is a good thought, but I checked and the photocell is connected to a white junction box behind the glovebox.
  21. OK, guys, you helped resolve my main Qs, I have one more... . This wire and connector originates from behind the glovebox,. Its a single black wire with a specialized connector. If you can help me figure it out, I can button the dash back up. Thanks!
  22. Thanks, guys! With your help, I about have this mystery solved. The fitting in Pic no. 1 definitely attaches to the speedometer head. It's there now. Pic no. 2. This connector is for the cigarette lighter. Pic no. 3. As noted, this plug is for the factory radio. I have an aftermarket radio and the installers got rid of the other factory connectors, so why they left this one, I don't know. Anyway, it's unneeded for my car. Pic no. 4. This connector is part of the Twilight Sentinel. Looking at my factory manual, I found out there is a set of wires that comes off from where the headlam
  23. Yes, it's an '85 and the part does say Mexico. It does have a right angle flange--I'll have to pull the speedometer head,hopefully I can figure out where it mounts.. It has an aftermarket radio, but I'll check it again to see if I missed anything when I hooked it up.
  24. After being disassembled for more than a year, I finally have the time and will to put the dash back together on my 85 T Type. I need some help, though. I don't remember where several of the wires plug in, so have taken pics in hopes you can help. Pics are numbered left to right. Pic 1 is a set of wires just to the right of the instrument cluster. It has a black fitting with a couple of small lights at the end. Pic 2 is a three wire plug also located to the immediate right of the instrument cluster. Pic 3 is a 4-wire plug to the right of the radio/heater cluster. Pic 4 comes from the rheost
  25. I have a 1969 Riviera. The fuel gauge isn't working, so I think the fuel sender is bad. The fuel pump is outside the tank. Where I can get a fuel sender: name brand and part number and where I can buy one will be helpful. Randy from the ROA Facebook page
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