This is a car Im looking at buying to fix and re-sell.
Now the seller claims its misfiring, causing overheating, I would consider that to be quite incorrect, mostly because it doesnt make any sense to me.
Now with that said, I had some questions on what to look for when Im giving it the once over.
If its the thermostat sticking closed or partially closed, the upper radiator hose will be cool or just warm, not uncomfortable to the touch right?
I will also see if the fans are kicking in when theyre supposed too, both by temperature, and by turning the AC on.
Im also hoping that the car will not overheat when out on the highway, because its about 2 hours from my home.
My only concern is that the misfiring might be caused by a LIM issue, so checking coolant level would be in order, I guess that would be a good idea anyway. But I would think that it would have some serious driveability issues if that were the case, and she says that her husband still drives it to work and back. Which I would hope is not very far.
Any other thoughts or ideas?
With that said, Im starting to get excited about this, the car appears to be in great shape, aside from some paint peeling on the roof. With that mileage, the car books out at almost 2000 dollars even in "fair" condition.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
shaved badges, Eclipse HU, Pioneer TS-A1370R'*, Pioneer TS-A6971R'*, 20% tint, cleared corners, Silverstar Hi'*, 9005 Low'*
Fenderwell Intake, Hi-Flow Cat, U-bend delete, GMPP Handling Kit, MOOG endlinks, and 12-inch front rotors
1996 Bonneville SE RIP 157,751 miles, totaled 8/29/05