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  1. Thread: Goodbye

    by XLRJIM
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    Saying Good Bye with mixed feelings

    I have been a proud owner of an XLR for 11 years but the time has come to say good bye. Recenlty the car has really become a money pit so I traded for an ATS performance coupe.

    I wish to thank...
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    Well stated Phred, but

    It truly is sad to see the deterioration of this wonderful and helpful website, but as you state the world is changing. Too fast for most of us old timers. Since I believe you are still an XLR owner...
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    Simple Bluetooth with FM with Motorola Roadster 2

    I double face taped a Motorola Roadster 2 bluetooth adapter under the onstar buttons on the rear view mirror. It is not noticeble at all and the buttons are convenient, just below the on star...
  4. Help! Cataclean

    I don't know if it makes sense to put it in if you are not having a problem. I tend to think most fuel tank additives make little or no difference in the performance of the car. Personally I will...
  5. Help! catalytic converter

    I have put about 1100 miles on it. Both dealer and mechanic told me I dont drive it enough to get the system hot. Most trips with the car have been a mile or so each way. So have been driving it more...
  6. Help! Catalytic converter poor performance code P0420

    Back in July I posted about getting check engine code for catalytic converter performance. Replacing the oem cats is a big deal since they are part of the exhaust manifold assembly. Dealer will only...
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    from $100 K to 14.5 K

    Certainly not my taste in modifications, but interesting, certainly looks over priced at $100KOver the weekend I saw a 2005 XLR with V type grill and aftermarket wheels for sale at theSanta Clarita...
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    Help! Catalytic converter replacement

    Engine check light came on, checked codes and got P0420, Catalytic Converter low efficiency. Reset the code and have been driving for couple days with out light coming back on. Mechanic suggests that...
  9. Thread: Car cover

    by XLRJIM
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    Help! Intro Tech Car Cover

    Couple years ago I bought an Intro Tech Car Cover. The company is in Chino California. Have lost the contact information but you should be able to find them on the web. I think I paid around $200....
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    Outside temperature guage

    Neither the gauge on my XLR or Escalade is very accurate until 20 minutes or so of driving. I am on my 4th Escalade and have never found one to be accurate until at least 20 minutes of driving. Same...
  11. Thread: BlueStar

    by XLRJIM
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    bluestar

    Been along time since I have seen any posts on the bluestar replacement for the onstar. Costar has it on their website. Has anyone ever gotten one to work properly on an XLR.

    I am still looking...
  12. Have had good luck from Parkway in Valencia

    I have had good service from Parkway in Valencia. I usually see Linda, one of the service writers. They know my XLR inside and out as it was a real problem child to start. Fortuately most of the bugs...
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    Autoweek Article

    Thanks for posting the link. Nice to see a positive article about the X. And I of course loved seeing my own quote in it.

    JIM
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    Shocks

    Thanks guys for the great information, especially CC.

    JIM
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    Shocks and top

    #1. I am very interested in what you may find with replacing the shocks with non electrical shocks. From what I have read not only are resistors required but a tech 2 has to tell the computer. I have...
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    smoke on startup

    Early on mine started to smoke pretty badly on startup. Dealer replaced a valve, still smoked and under warranty GM replaced the entire left head curing the problem. I don't remember if it used much...
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    Run flats

    There are good arguments for run flats and non runflats for the XLR. Here is my 2 cents worth.

    I have driven the car for amost 10 years now and have had three flats. One occurred when I picked up...
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    Help! mirror lamps

    Wait at least 30 seconds after closing the door. I remember I had the same problem, The buttons should be out. I think pushing the little lamp indicator on the dash also controls them.. Not sure and...
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    converters

    I think the warranty on emission control items like the catalytic converters is somewhere in the neighborhood of 80,000 miles and 10 years. I would check with a dealer to see if you can get warranty...
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    typo

    60 not 6.. ThunderGrey is also a beautiful color for the car.
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    Many 2004 Satin Nickel XLRs

    Sorry to disagree with you but Cadillac made several hundred Satin Nickel XLR's. I own one for example. There are 6 listed in the Forum data base also.

    Jim
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    Sounds like a failed battery

    Sounds like the battery failed. 12 volts with no load doesn't tell the full story. Put a voltmeter on the battery and have some one attempt to crank it over. See how far the voltage drops. If it goes...
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    2006 Chevrolet SSR Roadster

    For Sale 2006 Chevrolet SSR Roadster. Please contact me for details. XLRJIM
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    Thanks to Fred

    Thanks Fred, My shirts arrived this morning and are great. Thanks for taking the time and effort to design and implement the XLR shirts. Hope everyone at the reunion is wearing them. :)
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    Satin Nickle Paint

    My XLR is Satin Nickle, It is silver based with some gold in it. My wife's old Escalade was Quicksliver, a completely grey or silver color. Side by side you can really see the difference. From a...
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