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Old 09-03-2018, 08:40 AM
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I love to read success stories by good mechanics. I'm guessing the ATF caused the smoking and may have done something to the 02 sensors?
 
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:35 AM
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Yes to both and after the o2 sensor died the pcm went full rich also adding to the smoke. What I am surprised about is that the pcm did not look at the fuel mapping, all the other inputs and the downstream o2 sensor and then disregard the front sensor. This car is probably too old for that kind of fuel logic. That is what I did, I have always said you have to be smarter than the computer to repair it.
 
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:45 PM
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That's why I don't fool with them, Andy! LOL
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:14 AM
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I transfered and registered the silver/blue L200 automatic car today and drove it to work. I am making a mental note on what else it needs to be a reliable car for the next owner. I noticed that when I use the turn indicators the daytime running lights go off and the flash to pass brights come on. This is how these multifunction switches fail on these cars, the spring for the dimmer function gets weak and the lever becomes floppy. It even let out some magic smoke on the way home tonight! I ordered a genuine GM switch from Rock Auto.

Sway bar links are also another weak point on these cars. I am going to drive this car for a while while waiting for the title to arrive. I will also use this time to make some needed repairs to my stick shift car. I ordered KYB struts and some Moog problem solver sway bar links for my stick shift car. I also have some adjustable lower rear control arms coming so I can get the car aligned. I will put the new stuff on my stick shift car and transfer the good used switch and links to the automatic car.

More to come as time goes on.....
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:32 AM
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Got any good full car pics to show us?
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:41 AM
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I will have to take some. It is cleaning up nicely, there is damage to the rear bumper cover that I will need to deal with. The rest of the car is pretty.clean, there are a couple small dents with no paint damage. One I can get behind and maybe make look a little better but the other is in the door above the window and is a double panel. It has gray cloth interior, light colored carpet is difficult to keep clean. Probably some Walmart carpeted floor mats will help.
 
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:56 PM
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Update on the next for sale L200. I actually painted a spare dark blue bumper the close to correct color blue/silver. Bumpers are hard to match and this the paint mixed by my retired professional painting buddy. He told me up front that it wouldn’t match but would be close enough. I haven’t painted anything but touchup in 15 years but it doesn’t look bad. The original bumper cover had been cycled all the way across and had a hole the size of a trailer ball. It looks fine in person.
 
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:04 PM
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The main thing left after the bumper was the headliner. The fabric was falling off the foam and really detracted from the car. I went to Pick a Part today and they had 4 L series cars, one had a nice headliner. Headliners come out the passenger front door the easiest. Unfortunately I could not open that door all the way at the yard. There was a Camaro too close, so I leaned on it a little. It rocked in the wheels welded together it was sitting on. I quickly quit, thinking of how pissed they would be if I started a domino effect at the wrecking yard. I had to fold the headliner some and it came out the lr door undamaged. $50 and I brought visors and some cruise control and mirror switches and all the screws.
Most of you will understand but trips to the wrecking yard is one of my favorite things.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:45 PM
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the 4 L series.
You can see the difference between the 2000 silver and the 2002 silver on the front car. The second car is the blue silver 02 that is ready to sell after I replace the power steering pump. the third car is green and is a 2000 LS1 with a bad engine. I have the correct color front bumper and fender for it. It is the next project. The last one is a 2000 LS2 that has a good engine and a bad tranny. I bought it for silver body parts but it is the wrong silver. I do have a bad 3.0 and a good tranny just waiting for the right deal on a L300. LOL
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:54 PM
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the 4 L series.
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