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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:35 pm 
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Location: Dearborn, MI
Year and Trim: '93 SSEi
'05 STS-4
'97 Camaro
'97 LeSabre
I'm liking the 'engine in the chassis' idea. The LeSabre technically went through 4 engines and 4 trans, the SSEi is on engine #2/trans #3 going in, the SE on #3/#2.

317 on the SSEi, 360 on the motor.


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I just did the count. I've R&R 14 engines (4 rebuilds) and R&R 16 trans (rebuilt 6, not counting do-overs) :helpsmilie:

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The Fleet:
'93 SSEi - Twincharged + manual Build thread
'97 Camaro - Top swap
'05 STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'99 Montana - top swap 3800
'04 Sierra 2500HD - LLY Duramax

Current project:
Something cool, trust me.

Upcoming projects:
'92 Bonneville SSE
'87 LeSabre T-type
'67 LeSabre

Gone to greener pastures:
'84 Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 LeSabre - Top swap

RIP:
'86 LeSabre - pictures
'93 SE - L67


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:42 pm 
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Year and Trim: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Just curious, should I start a thread under the General Chat section and maintain the data entered by the members in their posts in my first post (sorta like 'First Name Only' thread), or is there "something-a-foot" on this, or ??. Thanks - BC

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:50 am 
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Location: Park Ridge, IL
Year and Trim: 2001 SLE
My 2001 SLE just hit 148,000 miles. I bought it new, and it has been very reliable for all of these years. The only problems have been the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets. Still plan on keeping it.
Where are the updates from the other Bonneville owners? This subject hasn't received posts since 2014 until mine now.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:55 pm 
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Location: Chicago, IL
Year and Trim: 2003 SLE
Mine joined the family at around 3,000 miles at the end of 2003. It has now just over 218,000 miles. It still has the original alternator, power steering pump and rack, water pump, transmission, fuel pump, and all 4 wheels.

Lots of little things replaced. All 4 wheel bearings over time, the fronts twice. Multiple passenger CV axles, driver still original... New inner and outer tie rods twice. Lower control arms once. 3 sets of rear air shocks until I finally just got rid of them for spring loaded shocks. As all 3800s, it got the updated lower intake gaskets and has had the upper intake replaced twice. Multiple fluid changes for all the fluids. It's on its 5th set of tires.

The rust is starting to eat it pretty good, but with good care, these cars can just keep on eating and eating the miles. It's been nothing but a pleasure to work on, and has taught me a lot about cars.

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:32 am 
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Location: Park Ridge, IL
Year and Trim: 2001 SLE
I just made it to 150,000 miles a couple of days ago. MY SLE is still running great.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:12 pm 
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Location: Texas
Year and Trim: 2004 Bonneville GXP
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I have a little over 210xxx on my GXP and it still runs very strong. I've had to replace a couple of coils and now I'm leaking power steering fluid. Not a big deal, I will have it repaired soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:18 pm 
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Location: Park Ridge, IL
Year and Trim: 2001 SLE
Good for you, BattleFX. Keep it going. I'm wondering how the other Bonneville owners are doing on mileage? Not many posts here. I'm at 163,000 now, and I have a long way to go for 200,000 on my 2001. I am the original owner.

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