Congrat Jim! Feel free to ask me any Aurora questions since my last ride was a 96 Aurora, had for 3 years and racked up 50K on her.
The oil leak thing is mostly on the 4.6'* not the Aurora'* 4.0. The leask had to do with worn cyclinder rings. Not really bad for the engine, the car just burns some oil. Even new the Northstar is designed to burn a little oil, that'* why it take 7.5 Qts of Oil. I always watched the jiffy lube person, make sure they put in 7.5, I've caught them only putting in 5 qts more than once.
Enjoy the ride! There'* good group of Aurora people at http://townhall.edmunds.com
under olds, than aurora. Sign up there and mention me, they'll love you then!
When your ready for mods, let me know. If you plan on keeping it, you gotta get the wood dash kit, looks sooooo nice!
Check out my old site for more Aurora stuff http://www.cardomain.com/id/800wattaurora
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--Intense PCM--2nd gen LSD--3rd gen Rockers 1.9 --#105lb springs--oil restriced pusrods--Intense shift kit--TEP CAI--ZZP mod 3.4/3.2 --IAT relocate--TOG silver ceramics--SLP CAT--o2 fake--160 stat--PRJ 10.4mm wires--Autolite 104'* @ .055--MAP TB heat shield
--Custom mesh grill--Cleared front and rear corners--Angle Eye'*--Silverstars 9006+9005+H3--PONTIAC 3rd break light overlay--Embrodered PONTIAC head rest wrap--Arrowhead inlays for front+rims+steering wheel--Zaino polish
--Alpine IVA-D300 7in TV--two 10W7s--JL amps 1000.1 & 450.4--MB Q'* 6.5in Comps--Optima yellow top--5 farad cap--lots of dynamat extreme--Custom install w/ plexi and mirrors--Sirius radio--compete in Sound Quality!!!
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