What did you do to your other car(s) today?

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amagansa
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Re: What did you do to your other car(s) today?

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Drove up to Newcastle with my buddy to buy what might be one of the last surviving Oldsmobile Silhouettes. Yes, the dustbuster looking one. It needs a bumper, radiator and a few other minor things, but this one has been pretty well taken care of. Yes, we are idiots. But it was 400 dollars for a well taken care of, low (98k) mileage, Buick 3.8 powered, fully optioned family van from the 90s. Best case scenario we fix it up and have a sweet time capsule. Worst case, I put a radiator in it and drive it til registration expires, or 24 Hours of Lemons :D
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BDKawey
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subaru is at the dealership to have the airbag recall completed from the second time (they replaced all the defective airbags with equally defective airbags) and also to have a blend door replaced. not interested in doing that myself. also picking up a new cobb accessport for it since my old version had the screen go bad and they dont offer support so its a paper weight at this point.
John in VA
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BDKawey wrote: Sep 29, 2020 11:34 AMsubaru is at the dealership to have the airbag recall completed from the second time (they replaced all the defective airbags with equally defective airbags)
BMW did the same thing with the E46.
gadget73
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Re: What did you do to your other car(s) today?

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The replacements weren't also from Takata were they?
BDKawey
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gadget73 wrote: Sep 30, 2020 8:33 AM The replacements weren't also from Takata were they?
I do believe that they did replace the takata bags with takata bags, i imagine that this new one again will be takata
gadget73
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Third time's the charm hopefully?
vinceg101
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Continuing the Rear Window Shade and related weatherproofing issues for the E39:
Spent about 3 hours removing the old Butyl adhesive/weatherproofing from just one door. If you've not worked with it, it's pretty nasty stuff. It took me a while experimenting with various methods and chemicals (save yourselves some time: heat gunning does NOT work neither does lacquer thinner). I suspect straight acetone will but I didn't have any and couldn't find any on the shelves. I only had very little of 3M Specialty Adhesive Remover in liquid and some of the regular Remover in aerosol; that's the ticket. Be prepared to lose some skin on your fingertips.
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Spent the rest of the afternoon putting the left door back together (including installing new Butyl adhesive tape to the vapor barrier so at least it won't leak this winter; maybe) with the new replacement door panel with integrated sun shade. Still not right and will have to pull the panel off (again) and figure out the top panel clips as well as how BMW expects you to attach the shade hooks on the window trim.
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gadget73
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I've used mineral spirits on butyl before. Slow and messy but it does work if you scrape the big chunks off first.
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gadget73 wrote: Oct 19, 2020 8:04 AM I've used mineral spirits on butyl before. Slow and messy but it does work if you scrape the big chunks off first.
Removing as much as possible with a plastic scrapper/blade is the key. I knew Acetone would have done the trick but I didn't have access to any on Saturday (at least not easily). I'm picking up the 3M remover this week and back at it on the right door this weekend.
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