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 Forum: Your Other Rides: Pics and Videos   Topic: bs009 Regal Revitalization

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:09 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 337


Looks great Ben!! Glad to see you didn't relegate the car to the scrap heap. She's got some life left in her.

 Forum: Your Ride: Pics and Videos   Topic: Dealership seized the engine doing an oil change

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:24 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 286


I mean, it's a 3800. *fook* if I've got three of them with over 300k miles on them, two of which are now turbocharged. Unreliable? No. You just got shafted by the fact that a 20 year old junkyard motor needed gaskets, and you were too lazy to realize that a 20 year old motor might need gaskets, to ...

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: Pulley barring squeek?

 Post subject: Re: Pulley barring squeek?
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 281


I was gonna say, remove the belts. I spent a year one night bouncing between 3 parts store parking lots replacing pulleys, it ended up being the lower idler for the belt, it was the last one I replaced, and that was after I replaced the entire tensioner because I thought it was bad. I think I still ...

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: Swapping SSEI supercharged into Lesabre

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:54 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 142


The other option would be to drop the subframe on both cars and switch. Unless the Bonne subframe has rust issues. I think you'd use the whole engine harness on the Supercharged motor, and then just get the security tuned on the Bonne PCM. Both cars use the same PCM, so you'll just have to have one ...

 Forum: General Chat   Topic: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:18 pm 

Replies: 948
Views: 48277


I replaced the rear speakers in the Passat and somehow managed to blow a fuse for the power windows, which for some reason makes the car not start. Also did my first start by popping the clutch while troubleshooting. I love pull-starting. It's how we start old tractors with dead batteries lol. Not ...

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: Fuel Filler Tube question

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 759


There's an access panel that pops out. Should be able to get access to what you need with that out.

 Forum: Detailing & Appearance   Topic: Rear end Compatability Alternatives for my 2000 SE

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 175


The only difference is the bumper. As far as I know all you need is the bumper and the foam insert? Everything else should be the same, but don't quote me on that.

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: 03 SSEi, guidance needed

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:03 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 433


The boost gauge jumping wildly could be a number of things; my guess is it's a bad stepper motor in the cluster, or a vacuum leak. Either way, it's unrelated to the engine knocking. Like said, check the harmonic balancer first. If you look at the face of it, there is a rubber ring. If that rubber is...

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: Electronically Adjusting Suspension

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:51 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 201


2001 Bonnevilles did not have any kind of electronic suspension up front. The only thing they had was ELC, which is the load-leveling in the rear, which uses air shocks and a ride-height sensor to reduce sagging with people, luggage, etc in the car.

 Forum: Detailing & Appearance   Topic: Magnesium Parts

 Post subject: Re: Magnesium Parts
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:12 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 322


Right, I get that. Could you swap this cover on for a bit with the old gasket, or rags over the cams, to keep the crud out while you take your stock cover to be refinished? Unless you're afraid that the cover is warped or damaged somehow.

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: Rear Disc Swap

 Post subject: Re: Rear Disc Swap
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:10 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 934


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That's the easiest way. Seems like you use imgur already?

 Forum: National/Regional/Local Meets   Topic: Fall Michigan mini-meet

 Post subject: Re: Fall Michigan mini-meet
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:32 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 669


I will not be there. Enjoy.

 Forum: Detailing & Appearance   Topic: Magnesium Parts

 Post subject: Re: Magnesium Parts
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 322


I know it is easily flammable. The early drag racers used magnesium for their wheels (hence *mag* wheels) and if the brakes got to hot sometimes the wheels would violently combust!

What's wrong with your current cam cover? Warped or cracked? Or does it just need refinishing?

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: ZZP Gear Ratio Conversion Kit, thoughts?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 332


It's not worth it on a daily driver. ZZP's kit is basically all parts you can get at a junkyard, plus maybe some gaskets and stuff. Yes, your fuel mileage would drop, because it's putting a lower ratio (higher number) gear into your car. It makes your 2.93 final drive ratio a 3.29 final drive ratio....

 Forum: 1992-1999   Topic: Strange Fuel Pressure Measurement Results

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:32 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 337


You've never changed your Fuel Pressure Regulator? Those cars were recalled years ago because the FPR would leak raw gas into the vacuum line, then when you went to start it it'd blow the plastic intake manifold up. You can call your GM dealer with your VIN# and they can see if the recall was ever p...

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: Crazy Trans Fluid Reading - 2003 Bonneville 3.8L

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:11 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 319


I'd do a pan drop and try and record how many quarts come out. It should be 7-8. Then refill with the proper amount.

Do you seem to be having any transmission problems?

 Forum: General Chat   Topic: If You Needed a Replacement Vehicle...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:53 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 964


Don't leave us Dick!! Congrats on the pickup, the Vsports seem very nice, I seem to recall sitting in one at a dealer in about 2014. Definitely faster than a Bonneville. Enjoy it!

 Forum: Bonneville GXP/Northstar Powered Cars   Topic: Second Coolant Reservoir Died

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 424


Dorman has their good stuff and their bad stuff.

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: Rear Disc Swap

 Post subject: Re: Rear Disc Swap
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:49 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 934


Like Mike said earlier, pics of the setup would be fantastic, with a wheel off, even maybe with the brakes and hub off, so we know what is bolting to what.

 Forum: Introductions for new members   Topic: Greetings

 Post subject: Re: Greetings
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:36 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 149


Welcome! Where are you from?
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