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Author Topic: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2  (Read 430815 times)

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Offline Jim

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4050 on: March 23, 2015, 05:43:18 PM »
Yes you can, don't ask me how I know.

I do remember reading about problems with a few early units. Something about a loose nut behind the wheel - or in front of the wheel - or holding the wheel. Sometimes I fit all 3 of those categories.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4051 on: March 23, 2015, 10:52:11 PM »
Watched my Sol get buried under more snow in Chicago while visiting family in CT. Uggghhh, will winter ever end?

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4052 on: March 24, 2015, 12:37:33 AM »
Whoa!  Where have you been CT?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4053 on: March 24, 2015, 01:19:18 AM »
Buried under snow, pay attention.   :slap:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4054 on: March 24, 2015, 06:26:46 AM »
Working, just working. The Sol was MIA at Dave's for a long while but has been back in her stable since November. It's good to be back, for how long, meh? Who knows...

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4055 on: March 24, 2015, 11:18:52 AM »
Are you still married?  Does she like the camaro?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4056 on: March 24, 2015, 12:02:15 PM »
I installed a ZOK Front Swaybar and am doing some other Minor stuff to Lusi.  Like redid some wiring, replaced a DoorSill light with the newer LED one.
I even tracked down a local who does entire car wraps.   The front of Lusi has taken a beating over the past 7 years.  So it's either respray the hood, fenders and doors, plastidip or wrap.
I'm trying to figure out what color.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4057 on: March 24, 2015, 01:25:35 PM »
I installed a ZOK Front Swaybar and am doing some other Minor stuff to Lusi.  Like redid some wiring, replaced a DoorSill light with the newer LED one.
I even tracked down a local who does entire car wraps.   The front of Lusi has taken a beating over the past 7 years.  So it's either respray the hood, fenders and doors, plastidip or wrap.
I'm trying to figure out what color.

With the new turbo you have, you might end up ripping anything other than paint right off.   :cool:   :D 
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4058 on: March 24, 2015, 01:33:04 PM »
I installed a ZOK Front Swaybar and am doing some other Minor stuff to Lusi.  Like redid some wiring, replaced a DoorSill light with the newer LED one.
I even tracked down a local who does entire car wraps.   The front of Lusi has taken a beating over the past 7 years.  So it's either respray the hood, fenders and doors, plastidip or wrap.
I'm trying to figure out what color.

Pink?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4059 on: March 24, 2015, 03:00:28 PM »
YES!!!!
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4060 on: March 24, 2015, 03:17:32 PM »
If that wasnt already done, I would consider it, but since it was, it would kind of be a lame copy

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4061 on: March 24, 2015, 03:31:55 PM »
How about a slightly different shade of pink?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4062 on: March 24, 2015, 04:03:03 PM »
What happens if I ask?
If you ask, no answer from me, maybe you will get one from my buddy GJ

PS I'll leave it to GJ to make fun of you loosing a nut there Lance Armstrong.
Stop comparing me with Lance, I didn't take any drugs ... I can keep all the trophies.

I do remember reading about problems with a few early units. Something about a loose nut behind the wheel - or in front of the wheel - or holding the wheel. Sometimes I fit all 3 of those categories.
That nut had nothing to do with some guys not tightening the nuts and delivering very slow and not keeping their words about warranty

Pink?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4063 on: March 24, 2015, 04:21:35 PM »
Lil Mo has her own 2.0L turbo car now.

To be honest, I would love to do Orange with all Black Trim. 
Kind of a Jack-O-Lantern theme
Or the classic Cuda color
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4064 on: May 02, 2015, 07:43:33 AM »
Replaced both door checks.

Price GM U.S. 16 $ each / Price Opel 40 $ each, guess where I bought them.

Also removed the seals on the tail lights.
Had a lot of moisture in the tail lights so that I would have liked to sing that old song I'm singing in the rain. :banghead:

Next week I will bring my car to a detailer, to much scratches everywhere. :gaah:

Ordered U.S. tail lights (yes I know what I wrote in the other thread).

After reading circuit diagrams for  three days, I'm pretty sure that there is still a stop signal on the turning light wire.

Opel just connected the European stop lights to the high mounted stop light by a relay and changed the wiring of the turning light bulb (direct at the tail light).

If they also changed the configuration in the BCM I have a good friend (Opel dealer) who will reset it.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4065 on: May 02, 2015, 09:07:52 AM »
Replaced both door checks.

Price GM U.S. 16 $ each / Price Opel 40 $ each, guess where I bought them.

Also removed the seals on the tail lights.
Had a lot of moisture in the tail lights so that I would have liked to sing that old song I'm singing in the rain. :banghead:

Next week I will bring my car to a detailer, to much scratches everywhere. :gaah:

Ordered U.S. tail lights (yes I know what I wrote in the other thread).

After reading circuit diagrams for  three days, I'm pretty sure that there is still a stop signal on the turning light wire.

Opel just connected the European stop lights to the high mounted stop light by a relay and changed the wiring of the turning light bulb (direct at the tail light).

If they also changed the configuration in the BCM I have a good friend (Opel dealer) who will reset it.

If that's the way it's wired up, you could also reconfigure the wiring a little bit and diode-isolate your circuits.  Then there's no BCM re-programming necessary.  If you want to go that route, and need further explanation, just let me know and I'll confirm what I'm 90% sure you can do.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4066 on: May 04, 2015, 04:34:44 AM »
If that's the way it's wired up, you could also reconfigure the wiring a little bit and diode-isolate your circuits.  Then there's no BCM re-programming necessary.  If you want to go that route, and need further explanation, just let me know and I'll confirm what I'm 90% sure you can do.

OK, thanks. :D

When the the tail lights have arrived and I've  figured out what's going on, I will write here again in the forum.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4067 on: May 04, 2015, 06:00:41 AM »
Washed and waxed - installed ASAP Graphics light covers and sidemarker covers.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4068 on: May 09, 2015, 11:31:36 AM »
Working on sound deadening. Last weekend I pulled the trunk carpet and rear lid and placed Second Skins CLD Damplifier pro, MLV pro and CCF. I wanted to buy from forum vendor but Second Skin is located in Tucson so I couldn't pass up buying local.  I was able to buy B stock damplifier that is well more than enough to cover the car. Which is nice because I can use on my daily driver in spots. I finished the trunk adding CLD's on the lid and a sheet of CCF on the lid. I then added CLD's on the trunk floor, then CCF and then some MLV. My only issue is when the lid closes, it pushes up less than1/4 inch higher. I'm guessing because the top is not going in flat as it did before. 

I then needed to repair my side skirts. I had the passenger side off  to remove the battery awhile back and the sticky tape locally did not work well. I was able to obtain more from Norm and I removed the old tape, added CLD surrounding the rear vents and down the inside of the side skirts, bolted back on, peeled the tape off and done. Now I cant help but tap the skirt with my foot everytime I go by just so I can hear nothing. It had rattled because of the nonsticking and the mesh vent made vibration. Now it is all dead quite. Sorry no pics yet

Since I needed to remove the tires when fixing the side skirts, I added my MGP calipers I redesigned and painted. Sorry no pics yet.

Before:

Added CLD tiles (more than needed):

CLD tiles on the trunk floor (tiles have a black foil).

CCF and MLV added:

Complete:

« Last Edit: May 09, 2015, 11:37:48 AM by cdflint »
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4069 on: May 09, 2015, 11:46:45 AM »
OK, thanks. :D

When the the tail lights have arrived and I've  figured out what's going on, I will write here again in the forum.

If I don't answer quick enough, hit me with a PM.  I don't always check up on this thread

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4070 on: May 12, 2015, 08:00:51 AM »
Decided in July to go with a Rotrex supercharger for Lindsey. Other than that, just enjoying the nice spring toppless weather.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4071 on: May 17, 2015, 10:36:10 AM »
My Kappa watched as I set a dash kit in my Lambda (GMC Acadia) as an Anniversary gift to my wife (17 years).  :yay:

I then moved to the Solstice and was able to remove rear panels and passenger floor. At first I thought the floor dampening was in good shape until I picked at it and it wasn't even attached to a good amount of the floor? I pulled about a 1/3 off with just sliding a screwdriver under it and pull up.   :worms: Knowing if isn't touching the floor it wont do its job, I then knew I needed to pull the rest off and got the heat gun out. Heat heat heat scrape scrape scrape. I can't believe how good it looked but how poor the product was. Just bad roofing asphalt with a metal top coat to look good. Ah well no cutting corners and slacking here.

The rear wall had some dampening too. Two regular size pieces that were not even sticking to the wall and mostly pulled off by looking at it.  Then 4 little pieces that only had the butyl and a plastic wrap top coat?  :huh:

Time to go the the store to get the mineral spirits and denatured alcohol to clean the floor off.  :drive:
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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4072 on: May 17, 2015, 11:33:48 AM »
Having done that job multiple times, I can tell you this-
Don't let the ocd in you make the job a nightmare. Scrape off why you can and start sticking on the new stuff. Cleaning with spirits and reprinting the floor is overkill. But the floor looks cool painted black.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4073 on: May 17, 2015, 01:47:27 PM »
Thank you Dr. GJ,

I just started to scrape from a layer after Spirits and picked up your response. I believe other spirits are a better option for my day.
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4074 on: May 17, 2015, 02:14:52 PM »
Yes.
Spirits, not spirits.
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