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Forum: Chevy Impala 9th Gen Discussion   09-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Dwayne J
My household skipped the 8th gen so I know little...

My household skipped the 8th gen so I know little about them, but if you decide it is time to replace the 2011 the 9th Gen cars are very nice. My only complaint about my wife's 2014 Impala is it is...
Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   05-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Dwayne J
First thing I would do is drive a car with the...

First thing I would do is drive a car with the feature so you are grossly disappointed and save yourself all the effort that you would have installing it only to be disappointed.

I had a 2015...
Forum: Automotive Discussion   12-05-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 9,384
Posted By Dwayne J
My home was built in 1978 with baseboard...

My home was built in 1978 with baseboard electric, I swapped to Fujitsu MiniSplits about 8 months before buying the Tesla. Believe the transformer is shared with just one neighbor, car is set to...
Forum: Automotive Discussion   11-26-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 9,384
Posted By Dwayne J
Idiotic management, they pushed the Impala too...

Idiotic management, they pushed the Impala too far up the luxury scale, now they will lose good cars and potentially have holes in their offerings when gas spikes again. Sure trucks and SUVs are...
Forum: 1st - 5th Gen Engine Performance   09-05-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Dwayne J
So being in the UK is going to make all this...

So being in the UK is going to make all this harder.
If you were in North America I would say just get a junkyard engine and transmission and safely store the numbers matching drivetrain you have...
Forum: Chevy Impala 9th Gen Discussion   08-27-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Dwayne J
OLM is basically a crankshaft revolution counter....

OLM is basically a crankshaft revolution counter. Cold starts cause high idle raised shift points stop and go driving is lots of idle and low gear use causing lots of crank revolution. So the OLM...
Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   08-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Dwayne J
I like my wife's Impala nice car, was happy to...

I like my wife's Impala nice car, was happy to take it on a 900miles each way road trip in January. That said with a 2 mile drive I would consider an electric car vs. the Impala.

I have a 7 miles...
Forum: Recent Mods/Weekly Updates   08-15-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dwayne J
07 Impala is basically worth nothing and the...

07 Impala is basically worth nothing and the labor to track down and replace a huge amount of the electronics in the car is going to be substantial.

It is going to be a lot more than PCM/BCM,...
Forum: Buick Roadmaster   07-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Dwayne J
Holding at full throttle shuts off the fuel...

Holding at full throttle shuts off the fuel injection to clear flooding.

I wonder if the IAC valve(Idle Air Control) is stuck mostly closed. Running it it might have tried to close down for a low...
Forum: Chevy Impala 6th Gen Discussion   06-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Dwayne J
Forgot about the needle speedo in 96, yeah that...

Forgot about the needle speedo in 96, yeah that and the floor shift make 96 the year everyone wants.
One often missunderstood mechanical item is ALL LT1 years of Caprice/Impala/Roadmster/Fleetwood...
Forum: Chevy Impala 6th Gen Discussion   06-27-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Dwayne J
95 are on the column too. The unique to 94...

95 are on the column too. The unique to 94 things are I believe all are black( was available in black, dark cherry metallic and dark grey green metallic in 95-6) and they have the tiny mirrors...
Forum: Chevy Impala 9th Gen Discussion   05-05-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,741
Posted By Dwayne J
We have the General Altimax on my wife's 2014...

We have the General Altimax on my wife's 2014 with 18" wheels and took her car from Green Bay to NJ early January, in all the blizzards and the "bomb cyclone" hitting the coast. Interstate 80 was...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   04-24-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dwayne J
Old school and would require you to keep up...

Old school and would require you to keep up wrenching skills but the b-body wagons were 8 passenger, the 94-96 Caprice and Roady are standard LT1. Rear two are rear facing for kids and this is...
Forum: Restoration Forum   04-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Dwayne J
The more modern engines make the torque and HP...

The more modern engines make the torque and HP numbers at higher rpm so not a great comparison, even the V8s are high strung compared to yesteryear. Then again the old 3 speed trannies have crap...
Forum: Restoration Forum   04-14-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Dwayne J
AirLift bags could help the rear, plumb them...

AirLift bags could help the rear, plumb them separate, these are cheap and WAY better than air shocks. Shocks don't have to be hard crap like the Ranchos people put on trucks Bilsteins are nice,...
Forum: Restoration Forum   04-14-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Dwayne J
On a 40+yo car I wouldn't consider heavy towing...

On a 40+yo car I wouldn't consider heavy towing without a full suspension rebuild including bushings. Sloppy worn out bushings would have a lot of potential to induce dangerous sway.

I have no...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   03-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Dwayne J
I might play an Engineer at work but...........on...

I might play an Engineer at work but...........on the motor tech you are way outside my knowledge level.
https://www.auto-data.net/en/tesla-model-s-p85-performance-416hp-18612...
Forum: Private For Sale Classifieds   02-07-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By Dwayne J
Actually Impala speed limiter was 154 but most...

Actually Impala speed limiter was 154 but most hit an air wall a little short of that because the engine was BELOW peak HP with the 3.08 and OD. 175mph would take meaningful engine modification,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   11-07-2017
Replies: 279
Views: 19,899
Posted By Dwayne J
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7b5ies/ser...

https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7b5ies/service_adviser_wrote_word_for_word_what_the/?st=J9P92J9L&sh=e05692d8

Read thru the responses.
Forum: Autocare and Maintenance   11-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Dwayne J
A CEL code will almost never be something that...

A CEL code will almost never be something that needs an engine rebuild.
Slow firing is more likely a tuneup or dirty injector/TB/IAC than an engine issue, if compression is low I suppose it could...
Forum: Autocare and Maintenance   11-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Dwayne J
A local rebuild is often WORSE than a high...

A local rebuild is often WORSE than a high mileage OEM engine. Local shops can't afford the top shelf equipment, they often don't even try to do decent work on a street car.

There is a lot more...
Forum: Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion   07-24-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dwayne J
I had similar symptoms on my 2005 Sierra and it...

I had similar symptoms on my 2005 Sierra and it ended up being the compressor clutch.
Forum: Autocare and Maintenance   05-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Dwayne J
On a mechanical fuel pump carbed setup would fuel...

On a mechanical fuel pump carbed setup would fuel pressure be an issue at idle or startup? Thought the car basically ran off the float bowl at startup? Carbs aren't my thing so I am asking.

It...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   05-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Dwayne J
The 2014 rode a bit stiff but for 2015 the...

The 2014 rode a bit stiff but for 2015 the Mag-ride was standard, have 3 settings tour, sport, performance. Tour is comparable to my wife's Impala, Performance keeps the body a lot more level but is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   05-23-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Dwayne J
If you want a big fun American car the Chevy SS...

If you want a big fun American car the Chevy SS would be my pick over any of the Dodge stuff. Gets no press but it is a MUCH better chassis than the mopar crap.
Basically a 4dr. Camaro that looks...
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