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    hmm, my original reply disappeared. The first...

    hmm, my original reply disappeared.
    The first reply is correct about the concerns of using a Foam Cannon attached to a pressure washer. These are typically needed by mobile detailers who have a...
  2. Notice: I rarely have time to peruse the forums, but...

    I rarely have time to peruse the forums, but received an announcement and thought this might be fun, plus an excuse to drive the XLR, and take vacation. I'm still reading, so far in post 104 I saw...
  3. The original post was made in 2010! But I think...

    The original post was made in 2010!
    But I think you have the annswers to your questions.
    If you are looking I have a very nice 2005 is Blue Steel / Cashmere that may be for sale. I'm building a new...
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    I'm feeling smarter this morning, just aced it....

    I'm feeling smarter this morning, just aced it. Yet I remember from an earlier survey here, I'm one of the few here who doesn't even change his own oil.
    Bruce
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    Beautiful car, glad you were able to hang onto it...

    Beautiful car, glad you were able to hang onto it all these years, and kept it unmolested. Looks beautiful.
    Bruce
  6. One of the managers at Silver Star actually owns...

    One of the managers at Silver Star actually owns a XLR, that might help. Even though I live in L.A. I let my Chevy (Rydell) dealer work on mine, because my mechanic (Donny Yorke) is so experienced....
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    I do it because that's the way GM did it (not...

    I do it because that's the way GM did it (not that it means it is always the best way) and I trust the AC (GM) filters.
    I was surprised how many of you change your own oil, and I applaud you for...
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    Too many cars, and not enough time. I do have a...

    Too many cars, and not enough time. I do have a great relationship with my dealer and mechanic though. I bring the Mobil 1, they provide the AC filter and labor for $18.95, and dispose of the old...
  9. Nice article Brett. I don't drive mine near...

    Nice article Brett.
    I don't drive mine near enough, but did today, and read your article when I got to work. Yep, they are special cars.
    Bruce
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    I just received my copy of Autoweek today, but...

    I just received my copy of Autoweek today, but haven't read it yet. I never heard back after I PM'd to do the survey, but neat to see the article published.
    Bruce
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    As far as the rusty brake discs, I masked mine...

    As far as the rusty brake discs, I masked mine and spray painted them with high temp BBQ Black spray paint (Home Depot). Still looks great after a few years, and the color is a very natural color,...
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    Congratulations, glad it checked out. Drive safe....

    Congratulations, glad it checked out. Drive safe.
    Bruce
  13. Notice: Site Update: Very cool, thanks. By sheer coincidence the one...

    Very cool, thanks. By sheer coincidence the one part I need (the key hole cover in the rear bumper) appeared on the first page.
    Bruce
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    I like the interior trim, especially if the...

    I like the interior trim, especially if the factory ones get dinged up. Nice job.
    Bruce
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    Checked out your website, you make some beautiful...

    Checked out your website, you make some beautiful products. Will you be at SEMA this year? I'd like to look at some stuff in person.
    Regards,
    Bruce
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    Like the XLR, the ELR is also quite a looker,...

    Like the XLR, the ELR is also quite a looker, best wishes to you with the car.
    Bruce
  17. Help! Hope you get it sorted out. I have heard some...

    Hope you get it sorted out. I have heard some really good things things about the CARMAX warranty over on Jalopnik. I think they have several, but their top notch one is great. Sorry I don't have...
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    Yeah, when my wife checks out my butt and asks...

    Yeah, when my wife checks out my butt and asks "Boxers or briefs?" I now reply "Depends." :dunno:
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    In my opinion you wont get too low with just the...

    In my opinion you wont get too low with just the adjusting bolts. I don't recall specially adjusting the rubber when I lowered the car.
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    Well, lower tire pressures do lower the car some....

    Well, lower tire pressures do lower the car some.
    So in the Sunday spirit of full disclosure:
    I run 32 front, 34 rear, air, not pure nitrogen
    Lloyds mats
    and I only use Adam's polish, wax & glaze...
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    I have lowered both my C5 and my XLR by adjusting...

    I have lowered both my C5 and my XLR by adjusting the lowering bolts. It will need to be aligned afterwards, but to me there was no appreciable difference in ride quality. It's when they go nuts and...
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    Lower that car! I agree, easy mod, and I do not...

    Lower that car! I agree, easy mod, and I do not there are any negatives to it.
    Bruce
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    Help! Sorry to hear you are having problems. I agree,...

    Sorry to hear you are having problems. I agree, you'll probably need a Tech 2, but you can do some basics by yorself. Obviosluy check the fues, I beleve the top fuse is loacted under the passenger...
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    Off warranty I have used Random Technologies High...

    Off warranty I have used Random Technologies High Flow cats with great success.
    A Fiero with a Northstar would be a fun ride.
    Bruce
  25. Thread: New XLR owner

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    Congrats, and welcome to the site. Be sure read...

    Congrats, and welcome to the site. Be sure read up and care and feeding of these cars.
    Bruce
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