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What did you do with your Trans Am today?

This is a discussion on What did you do with your Trans Am today? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I noticed that my passenger side DRL is out when I fired up the car over the weekend. I just ...

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    I noticed that my passenger side DRL is out when I fired up the car over the weekend. I just installed new lamp pigtails too. Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I noticed that my passenger side DRL is out when I fired up the car over the weekend. I just installed new lamp pigtails too. Hmm.
    mine go out on a regular basis if I dont put a dab of di-electric grease in the socket...
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    Mine were greased upon installation. I pretty much use dielectric grease on everything in the garage.

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    I keep a spare set of new bulbs in my glovebox. I did just buy some new housings to see if that helps. I cleaned all the sockets and always apply dielectric grease also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I noticed that my passenger side DRL is out when I fired up the car over the weekend. I just installed new lamp pigtails too. Hmm.

    Mine was out too, took it for a short ride and it started working again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpop98ws6 View Post
    Mine was out too, took it for a short ride and it started working again.
    i've had that happen as well...moisture causes 90% of the issues with the DRL's. I dont drive my car in the rain and I also dont spray water directly into the pockets on the front bumper where the DRL's are located because they are pretty notorious for letting water in. If I pop it with a hose one good time i'll have one go out...

    ordered all the stuff to remove the secondary air system from my car...next up will be the EGR.

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    This reminds me to drill some drain holes in the drls while the nose piece is off. I had great success doing this with my tail lights. No water fill ups and the chrome is still looking good inside the tail lights.


    I wish I had the time to do the C6 fog light mod to the drl's but.....priorities....priorities. I think I'll do it at the same time I do the HD light conversion.

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    Did this on Saturday...


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    You have a cracked ring or a head gasket going or is that what happens when you do the sea foam treatment?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    You have a cracked ring or a head gasket going or is that what happens when you do the sea foam treatment?????
    I'm totally kidding that was bad ass
    looks like sea foam to me

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    That car will never see sea foam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpop98ws6 View Post
    That car will never see sea foam.
    haha why you say that?

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    We use a different product at work lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpop98ws6 View Post
    We use a different product at work lol
    gotcha...I always ask because some people like it and some people dont. Just curious if you had a bad experience with it or something.

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    Seafoam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Seafoam.
    ok...so whats your story on it?

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    Seafoam is a solvent -- no way I am dumping that crap in my gas tank or engine. I prefer the TC-W3 regimen with an occasional dose of Chevron Techron fuel system cleaner for the fuel tank and Penzoil Platinum for the oil pan.

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    Adding to the above, the simplest way to de-carbon the cylinders is to mist water into the intake with a spray bottle while the engine is running. No harsh chemicals and about as cheap a fix as you can get.

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