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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   1 Day Ago
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Posted By plano-doug
2020 Chevelle

I saw this on Facebook and had to share. I haven't drilled down on it yet, so I don't know how real it is, but I love the retro tail lights.

And I see some Holden Commodore GTO in it as well. Not...
Forum: Chevy Impala Discussion   3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
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Posted By plano-doug
Well, changing the rack is the last thing I'd...

Well, changing the rack is the last thing I'd want to do.

Have you examined the old hose end closely? Is there some sort of adapter on it that can be moved over?

There are places that have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   3 Days Ago
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Ultimate floor jack

I need one of these. Maybe I'll float this out to the fam for a Christmas suggestion :)

Doug

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https://www.facebook.com/434273330693874/videos/568904457187783/

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Forum: Audio, Video, and Electronics   3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By plano-doug
Besides being about the same diameter, so it fits...

Besides being about the same diameter, so it fits properly in the opening, you want a speaker that has the same impedance (ohms) and efficiency (dB/watt) so that the sound level is the same on both...
Forum: Chevy Impala 9th Gen Discussion   4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By plano-doug
It may be a long shot, but one other thought is...

It may be a long shot, but one other thought is the ABS or traction control engaging. They usually make sounds more like a machine gun (ABS) or a grinding noise. That said, when the traction control...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   5 Days Ago
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Still more must-have 10mm sockets !!

Just when I thought I had posted the be-all-end-all 10mm kit, I saw these on Facebook and just had to share - GLOW IN THE DARK 10mm sockets. Never again will you lose them in the dark :)

Oops -...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   5 Days Ago
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Bippy !!

Bippy !!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   5 Days Ago
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Ultimate set of 10mm sockets !!

I saw these at Autozone the other day and nearly burst out laughing - a 10-pack of 10mm sockets !!

" and ⅜" drive, short, long and intermediate, swivel and impact - what else could anyone ever...
Forum: DIY How To's & Write Up's   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By plano-doug
You may need to replace the underlying ignition...

You may need to replace the underlying ignition control module. They can test them at Autozone, and probably other parts stores as well.

HTH.

Doug

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Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
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Posted By plano-doug
Stickum comes to mind. You probably have to be an...

Stickum comes to mind. You probably have to be an NFL fan and over 50 to know what this is :)

Amazon.com : Mueller Stickum Adhesive Spray, 4oz Aerosol : Sports & Outdoors

Doug

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Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
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Posted By plano-doug
The key is to get GM part number 22754989 ....

The key is to get GM part number 22754989 . That's the right part no matter what you call it :)

Doug

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Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By plano-doug
Contact a neighbor or friend who's handy and pick...

Contact a neighbor or friend who's handy and pick up a 12-pack of their favorite beverage. Have them come over and help. You let them do the gymnastics while you talk them thru it and play surgical...
Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By plano-doug
A-men. I suspect the logic behind the...

A-men.

I suspect the logic behind the software is that, at an estimated 45 miles to empty, the uncertainty of that number is such that you have 45 35 miles to empty - ie, as low as 10 miles or...
Forum: Autocare and Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By plano-doug
If it's actually rust (Fe2O3, and not something...

If it's actually rust (Fe2O3, and not something else that looks like rust), you might try bleach on it. That works great for me when I get rust stains in my kitchen sink.

Test it first - try it...
Forum: 9th Gen Drivetrain   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By plano-doug
Scroll down and enter the model, then Electronics...

Scroll down and enter the model, then Electronics comes up.

Doug

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Forum: Automotive Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By plano-doug
On this topic, I came across this article about...

On this topic, I came across this article about how the Tesla keeps the driver aware of the remaining range and the distance to the nearest charging station :)
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Forum: Automotive Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By plano-doug
Bob Lutz, former head guy at GM, makes the same...

Bob Lutz, former head guy at GM, makes the same point in one of his books, that it only takes a few cars with dead batteries stranded on the side of the road to make a negative impact on the market....
Forum: Automotive Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By plano-doug
A-men! Too many of the arguments in favor of...

A-men!

Too many of the arguments in favor of alternative energy fail to look at all the costs, including disposal and the corresponding environmental impact. But that doesn't stop some people from...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By plano-doug
I've thought about mounting a camera outside the...

I've thought about mounting a camera outside the car to capture all the folks I see looking down instead of forward when I pass them. It's scary the number of folks trying to do too much.

I don't...
Forum: Automotive Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By plano-doug
That's one of my thoughts as well. But it's more...

That's one of my thoughts as well. But it's more of road trip need than a local commute need. That is, for most folks, a 300 mile range should get you to and from work and the mall, then plug it in...
Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By plano-doug
On the gen8's, I've had to replace the "mode...

On the gen8's, I've had to replace the "mode selector" - ie, vent actuator. As I recall, while it was a pain, it was do-able without anything so drastic as removing the dash. I had to take apart the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By plano-doug
Challenges of the car business

What's the most important feature in a new car?

1. Horsepower ?

2. Gas mileage?

3. Towing capacity?

4. Cargo space?
Forum: Impala Forum Site Issue Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By plano-doug
The pic is kind of low-res, and not real clear,...

The pic is kind of low-res, and not real clear, so I could be missing some details, but the two rubber sections (circled in red) appear to be in good shape and solidly attached at both ends, so I...
Forum: Audio, Video, and Electronics   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By plano-doug
I poked around some on the web yesterday with no...

I poked around some on the web yesterday with no great results.

I see battery powered, portable CD players. Besides needing to maintain the batteries, you will need to connect its speaker out to...
Forum: Chevy Impala 9th Gen Discussion   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By plano-doug
I tend to apply as much grease as I can, almost...

I tend to apply as much grease as I can, almost to the point of it oozing out. That is, I make sure there's enough on them.

That said, did you clean off all the old grease before applying new?...
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