Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
Agreed...A tire Shop? At this point I don't even think I would trust a Dealer to work on our old cars. But to their defense, they need to get the car in and out in a timely fashion and obviously took shortcuts with the wires. The wires can be very time consuming and frustrating.
This is why it is best to turn your own wrenches or learn how to on an older car. If not, you will always be at their mercy and footing the Bill for most likely shoddy work or at least not being done correctly. These old girls, just like real girls, need a little TLC from time to time. Lots 'o Help here and info on most of the common maintenance/repair stuff.
I will say that the Plug Wires alone are enough to intimidate the most savvy mechanic but is doable if you take your time. But it is extremely important that they are routed and secured properly or you're just asking for problems later. If you wish to re-do the wires, and I would strongly recommend you consider it, there are a few threads on how to do this properly. The worst is the Right Side of the engine where the Accessory Bracket is. I have a thread with Pictures and some Nice Wire Separators from MSD that worked really well with the Stock Brackets and ran the wires in their correct orientation.
EDIT - Forgot to mention on the Synthetic Diff Oil. IIWY, I would consider dumping it and going with Dino Oil and the limited Slip additive. I used Royal Purple Synthetic and the rear would chatter and skip when making turns. Switched it out to reg. Gear Oil and additive and the problem was instantly fixed. At least RP to their credit returned my Money.
'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.
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