Hi. I just wanted to report in that I put a small Sunpro black guage with white letters and a red pointer in my 1993 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan today. As soon as I can get my digital camera to cooperate with my computer again, I will post pictures here. I am reading about 8 lbs. of boost at WOT with everything still stock. I guess that is pretty accurate. I ordered and have in my possession a 2.2 pulley. As soon as I get the pulley puller I ordered, I will change it and report back on my findings. Thank you very much for all the pictures and help to get this hooked up. It looks great and I look forward to sharing the pictures as soon as I can. Happy New Year.
You don't need a special puller. Go to NAPA or Autozone and buy a conventional 3-jaw puller. Our pulleys are keyed, not pressfit like the Series 2, and they're steel, not aluminum (your new pully is aluminum, though).
I put the 2.2 on and the motor lasted about a year. I have a dead miss and will be removing the engine soon. The dealership said that the center piston on the front side has no compression. I guess the 2.2 pulley was too much. I did get a burning smell when I got on it. It HAD 12 lbs of boost. I'll update you with what I find when we get the motor out and disassemble it. What is the measurement of the stock pulley?
I cannot tell a lie. I was in a hurry to fuel up and the station I stopped ats' highest octane was 89 and that is what I used. They are also adding ethynol to their gas also. I usually use nothing less than 92 octane.
What is the best way to check for cracks in the manifolds? Do I need to upgrade to better manifolds? Do I need to downsize my pulley?
What do you think the burning smell was everytime I built up boost? It did not make this smell all the time.