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 Forum: General Chat   Topic: About dang time!!!

 Post subject: Re: About dang time!!!
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:57 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2272


It will settle some, but its still going to be higher than stock.. I had to do my front struts recently as they were making some nasty noises and felt crunchy... So I had a set of Olds F41 springs in the shed... I used those springs and it set the nose of the car down just like I wanted... Now tho I...

 Forum: Your Ride: Pics and Videos   Topic: Silver Shadow wrecked!

 Post subject: Re: Silver Shadow wrecked!
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:55 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2173


Being here over the last 13 years I have time and time again seen members and their loved ones walk away from accidents That could have been muck worse in other cars.. Its amazing how well these cars held up to various accidents.. It sucks to have a car like that wrecked, but it did its job and kept...

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: Rear brake disk troubles

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:28 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1405


I have seen the salt climate on the beach down here eat rotors up, Pitting like I have never seen on factory rotors.. But that is the salt spray from the ocean.. Also eats beach cars alive... I would assume the winters up there could do the same with the salt used on the roads.. Its rough on rotors....

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: rear brake groan when in reverse

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:21 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1887


I hear mine first thing in the morning and thats it.. And it is a nasty groan.. Drive a block and it doesn't do it.. Before I did the brakes it was the left side, after I did the brakes its the right side.. Soon I will go through the brakes again and I will get Bendix Titanium Metallic Pads( Have ha...

 Forum: 1987-1991   Topic: Is my SE really an SLE?

 Post subject: Re: Is my SE really an SLE?
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:27 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 865


The SLE option package is a strange mix.. 93-96 had the SLE option without the badges or trim kit.. 95-97 SLE package also allowed you to check off the L67 box..lol

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: SUSPENSION - Time to Replace Struts/Shocks. Springs?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:10 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2346


Do you like the current ride quality? Don't buy the aftermarket springs..

If you change the springs and are looking for something a bit stiffer grab the FE2 springs and bars from a 2000-2005 FE2 Bonneville.. What ever you do stay with the stock springs, no aftermarkets..

 Forum: Your Other Rides: Pics and Videos   Topic: Bye bye G8, hello....

 Post subject: Re: Bye bye G8, hello....
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:27 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 3230


Hmmm.. I would love a Tahoe myself.. And iirc even these big trucks are emissions friendly.. Hell the 1995 Series II 3800 had emissions of .0002 grams per mile in 1995.. My van met the same emissions requirements as the 95 bonneville.. But at the time this was not called low emissions.. My 03 bonnev...

 Forum: General Chat   Topic: GMs latest recall for VC oil leak fires

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:57 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 875


I honestly feel that a valve cover gasket should be regular maintenance.. if it leaks at 150,000 miles it should be your problem.. lol.. I tend to install new felpro valve cover gaskets when I do the lower gaskets.. Just makes sense.. Matt, I would love to see the look on their faces when they pop t...

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: Just thinking "What IF"

 Post subject: Re: Just thinking "What IF"
Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:40 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1043


Thats kind of what me and Brad( Sandrock ) were into... It did take more work to make the PCM work with the 92-93 electronics and harness, but it was not horrible.. It was easier to do the newer PCM and harness on a 94-95 as they were half way to OBD2..LOL I would love to have a VVT 3.6 305 HP in th...

 Forum: 1992-1999   Topic: Trans Cooler Question

 Post subject: Re: Trans Cooler Question
Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:31 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 914


What part of Detroit are you from? As well I would say any medium to large cooler should work fine.. The 4T60E did have a bad habit of getting a little too hot, keep them cool and they last a long time.. I have a massive Hayden cooler on my 95 Bonneville.. 213k trans still shifts awesome, no slippin...

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: Buick Lucerne HD Cooling Radiator in a 2000-2005 Bonneville

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:34 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2762


Just a quick update.. The SLE did a 4000 mile stint, from Florida to West Virginia.. Then to Kentucky and Michagan and Back.. The hottest it got going up 5 and 6% grades was 191F.. This was running between 3000 and 4500 Rpms.. With the trans adding to the heat stress I'd say the car did quite well.....

 Forum: 1987-1991   Topic: options for transmission removal.

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:46 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1196


Look on the passenger side sub frame near the compressor, there should be bolts that hold the sub frame together there.. As well there should be bolts on the drivers side rear sub frame.. If the bolts are there you should be able to separate the section of sub frame with the engine supported, making...

 Forum: General Chat   Topic: 200 or 205 HP for the Series II?

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:31 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 914


Yes the L36 in the W and H bodies varied due to the exhaust restriction due to the U bend on the W body.. The W body L36 was 195 Hp and the H body was 205 Hp/230 ft lbs.. L36 and DBW L36 in the RWD F body was 200 Hp/225 ft lbs for all years 95-02 iirc.. The series III L26 DBW was 197 HP iirc.. The s...

 Forum: 1992-1999   Topic: 1999 Buick park avenue no communication to ECM

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:20 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1323


Thats not unheard of but it is not common place with the newer 98+ PCM's.. Odd, but glad you got it fixed.. :beerchug:

 Forum: General Chat   Topic: The rare and elusive 30MPG **To me anyways**

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:10 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1327


When my 91 was alive... 2.84 ratio.. I could easily do more than 30 on the road with the ac on.. I recorded 31 mpg with a couple of runs in the triple didgets.. I had a hard time believing it so I recorded milage on the way back and I pulled 33-34 keeping it at 70-75.. the 2.97 ratioshould run 29-31...

 Forum: General Chat   Topic: Patching the oil pan?

 Post subject: Re: Patching the oil pan?
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:32 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1638


Stan, That engine is fine.. Its as good as new.. Best looking 3800 V5 I have ever seen..lol

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: harofreak00 Front trans mount and 4T65E Shift Kit..

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:25 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1229


Dave its well worth it.. I should get a couple more in the future as well.. Still a couple of H bodies in the family with that pesky crappy front mount.. LOL

 Forum: Performance & Brainstorming   Topic: Spark plugs for my 88 LN3?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:20 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 650


Stock Heat Range for your car should be the R44LTS6.. Search for a plug that crosses to it.. TR55's are one range colder than stock.

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: harofreak00 Front trans mount and 4T65E Shift Kit..

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:42 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1229


I wish I would have done all of this sooner.. on a good note, the wear material in the pan was next to nothing, fluid was a bit oxidized but not burnt.. Everytime I have dropped the pan it's been pretty clean.. And it's had valvoline maxlife dex for quite some time.. The boat roller is the cure.. No...

 Forum: 2000-2005 (other than GXP)   Topic: Updated trans mount design - The Boat Roller Mount

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:08 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 10448


Thanks Andrew... This worked exactly as described.. Couldn't be happier. :)
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