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 Post subject: New 92 SSE Owner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:40 pm 
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I just bought a 92 SSE with 112000 miles. It is in pretty good shape but bumpers and mirrors have faded. Red metallic paint & interior & red wheels. Still has tool bag in truck, window sticker, factory manuals & owners manual. Heads up isn't working and Temp, Oil & Volt gauges don't seem to be working very well - all read high. What would be the thing to do first - change fluids & filters? Will post pictures later. Cost was 1100, seemed like a fair deal - car had been in family since new.


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 Post subject: Re: New 92 SSE Owner
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:11 am 
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Welcome to the club! I would certainly change all fluids (Oil, drop trans pan, coolant) and give the car a good tune up with plugs and wires. See if doing this changes your readings in your gauges. If not, I would try tracking down some wires and see if anything is corroded or dirty and try cleaning those.

Seems like a pretty fair price. The car is actually pretty low mileage considering the year! Nice to know the cars background since its been in the family its whole life! Anxious to see pictures when you post them!

Heres a list of other maintenance this you may wanna check:


1987-2005 Bonneville / Buick 3800 Maintenance List

Run Seafoam through gasoline and intake every 5,000 miles. One pint of Seafoam in a half tank of fuel is a good mix. The intake is optional, but recommended.

Grease: Ball Joints, Tie Rods Every 8-10k ( Green Grease recommended)
Air Filter Every 15k (Amsoil EaA, Purolator PureONE)
PCV Valve Every 30k
MAF Sensor Element Cleaning/TB Cleaning Every 50k viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1661
Fuel Filter Every 15-25k (Purolator, AC Delco, WIX)
Spark Plugs Every 30-50k (NGK TR55 or Autolite 605) (Never Bosch)
Ignition Wires Every 30-50k (Napa Belden, AC Delco, Autolite Pro, NGK) (Never Taylor or Bosch)
Oil & Filter Every 5-6k or Every 6 months (Mobil1 or Amsoil)(Mobil1, Purolator PureONE, Amsoil EaO or WIX) (Never Fram) viewtopic.php?f=45&t=214
*Conventional Oil Every 3k/3 months(Pennzoil with a WIX (Napa), Delco or Purolator filter)
Transmission Flush or Pan Drop Every 15-20k (Always make sure filter is changed when flushed) http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/fo ... 45&t=10193
Cooling System Flush Every 25-50k or 3-5 Years (Peak or Prestone Green Coolant Only) (Never Dexcool)
Oxygen Sensor Every 80-100k (30k for non-heated) (AC Delco or Denso) (Absolutely never Bosch) viewtopic.php?f=48&t=794
Accessory Belt Inspect every 15k, replace every 100k, or as needed
Cabin Air Filter Inspect and Replace every 15k, or as needed in dusty conditions. (Note: 00+ Only)
Evap Core Cleaning Whenever Needed (Note: 99 and older only) viewtopic.php?f=45&t=2432

*Special Considerations*
All 3800s, LG3, LN3, L27, L36, L26, L67 & L32, especially important on vehicles factory installed with orange Havoline Dexcool Antifreeze/Coolant: http://www.dex-cool.net/
Lower Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement, every 80-100k (ignorance of this can allow coolant to enter your engine oil, this happening can cause irreversible lower engine damage, requiring replacement of subject engine)

Series II, Naturally Aspirated, RPO:L36:
Upper Intake Manifold Plenum Replacement, Every 80-100k (ignorance of this can allow coolant to enter your intake manifold, possible damage to occur can be hydrolock, irreversible damage to emissions devices, misfires, etc. Most times, engine replacement is required if ignored long enough.) viewtopic.php?f=53&t=1061

Series I, II, III RPO Code L67 & L32:
Change Supercharger Oil; Every 30-50k. (Intense Racing or GM Dealer) viewtopic.php?f=56&t=1690
Supercharger Belt; Inspect Every 15k, Replace Every 100k or as needed.

8/26/10 by 00Beast

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 Post subject: Re: New 92 SSE Owner
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:22 am 
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