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 Post subject: New Bonnie owner
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:30 pm 
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Hello good people!

I am in the midst of purchasing a 2000 SLE that has 77,000 miles on the clock. It is in great shape and was owned by the proverbial "old lady". My first question; if I recollect correctly, I only saw one exhaust pipe on this ride. Does that sound right? All the other ones I have seen on here appear to have dual exhaust.

I will post a pic of the car as soon as I have one.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Welcome to the club.
I’m no expert for sure, but I’m pretty sure it’s the SSEi”s that have the dual exhaust. My 2000 SE only has one exhaust pipe.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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SLE's would have two as well. The main pipe splits between the rear suspensions and goes to two mufflers.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Welcome to the club. Don't forget to post pics of your ride.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Welcome!!

Your SLE should have dual exhaust, it's possible that one was broken off somehow.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Welcome!!

Your SLE should have dual exhaust, it's possible that one was broken off somehow.


I suspect that I actually am the owner of a fancy SE. As I stated in my other similar post, the car has some features that I didn't expect on the SE; leather, auto climate control, spoiler and steering wheel controls, to name a few. :dontknow:

I stopped to check out the car this afternoon. It has only one exhaust tip and it is a standard round pipe on the passenger side of the car.

I pick up the car tomorrow. Will learn more then.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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welcome to the club...it would be good to see pics of both your Bonne's

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Yeah, that makes much more sense. It's basically an SLE without the cladding, 17" wheels and suspension, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Yep that would be a loaded SE...

Pretty good chance it will have the 3.05 performance gear ratio too...


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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Jrs3800 wrote:
Yep that would be a loaded SE...

Pretty good chance it will have the 3.05 performance gear ratio too...


Being new to these cars, is this ratio a good thing? Please explain the variations and differences.

Thanks!!

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Fuel economy Ratio is 2.86.... This is a tall ratio and is sluggish off the line... The 3.05 ratio is more performance oriented and gets you going better, also has a bit of a stall converter to get the engine into its torque curve better... Yes the 3.05 is a nice thing...lol


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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Fuel economy Ratio is 2.86.... This is a tall ratio and is sluggish off the line... The 3.05 ratio is more performance oriented and gets you going better, also has a bit of a stall converter to get the engine into its torque curve better... Yes the 3.05 is a nice thing...lol


How would I determine which ratio is in this car?

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Being that you have an SLE, You have the 3.05 Gear Ratio..lol


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The RPO codes on your spare tire cover will match one of the transaxle ratios in this list.

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2009 G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, loaded, SOLO Axlebacks, Rotofab Intake, Tuned, autodim Trailblazer mirror, removed intake manifold cover, HSV GTS triple gauge pod, two tone red-hot shifter and HSV SuperSport steering wheel, GXP rear sway bar and diffuser


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 Post subject: Re: New Bonnie owner
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Jrs3800 wrote:
Being that you have an SLE, You have the 3.05 Gear Ratio..lol


It has been determined that I, most likely, have a fancy, heavily optioned SE, not an SLE.

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Spare tire cover...

FQ3 is 2.86

F83 is 3.05


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