HELP... ok got my new coil, but have a few questions now - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-24-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tosun26 is on a distinguished road
Default HELP... ok got my new coil, but have a few questions now

Ok I got the coils system with the mounting bracket from a 98 Buick LeSabre….


It has the mounting brackets from the car (9 of course which is different and wont work on my 91 Bonneville. What bracket do I really need to make this work; I looked on eBay but can’t find anything to do with the brackets at all.

I am hopping that I did ok by getting one from this car and the year and the cost was only 9.99 plus 10.00 shipping for everything. Any ideals where to look on line to get the part so I can mount the new coils?

Oh yeah after I removed the old Magnavox coil to look at the mounting differences I noticed that I have a goopy like sticky stuff seeping out between the coil and the mounting area (guess that’* a good sign they need to be changed also right?)


One last question also as I have found a coil setup for a 1996 Park Avenue Ultra Supercharged 3.8L would it be worth the 20.00 to grab this also for the extra hotter fire I have heard about, or could I even use this one also? I think that the Park is a 3800 and not a 3.8 in that year also right, but its what the guy told me when I called.

Thanks for the help and with any input on this matter


Donnie H.
Tosun26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Richfield, MN
Posts: 781
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
alec_b is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm not sure exactly what mounting bracket you need for your car, i'm pretty sure you just use the one you got and put it on your engine. But i never got the chance to do this before my car got stolen so i don't know. The coils and module u got should work fine. As far as the other two things, that goopy stuff that was under your original coils is supposed to be there, it'* an insulator. If you want the hotter coils, i think it'* the 97+ supercharged motors that got them, so i don't know if the 96 PA would have them. Someone else that has done the swap will chime in.
alec_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tosun26 is on a distinguished road
Default

I wish that I could have just used the bracket that came with the coils, but the Buick has a totally different mount than our Bonneville’* do.

The Buick has no metal mount under it such as the Bonneville’* do, the Buick mounts directly onto the metal/pot metal part that mounts to the side of the motor. The mounting holes on the coil mount are closer than the Bonneville’* are and the fact there is only two I would also loose my alt. mount spot also.

I guess someone will let me know sometime which mounting plate I will need to get. Thanks for the help

Donnie H.
Tosun26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2005, 03:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 1,445
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
captainmiller is on a distinguished road
Default

It'* not the fact that it is a Buick, its just that the Series II mounts differently. You will need the mounting hardware from a 92-95 Bonneville/3800 powered car to do it right. And as alec said, the hotter coils are on the 97+ L67.
captainmiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Posts: 380
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Timothy's Buick is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alec_b
As far as the other two things, that goopy stuff that was under your original coils is supposed to be there, it'* an insulator.
If I understand you correctly, then yes, the goopy stuff is supposed to be there. Its dielectic grease, and acts as an excellent corrosion inhibitor, and it transfers heat between the 2 metals quickly.

Some people will make the mistake of wiping this stuff off electrical connectors, or from that area, and that is NOT good as corrosion, can set in, or the heat won't be transferred quick enough, and can cause excessive overheating.
Timothy's Buick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2005, 07:32 PM   #6
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tosun26 is on a distinguished road
Default

I noticed that I have a goopy like sticky stuff seeping out between the coil and the mounting area (guess that’* a good sign they need to be changed also right?)


I am sure it does serve some reason for being there, but when it’* oozing out of the coils between the seals, I doubt that’* really good or is suppose to be doing this!

I went ahead and parked the Bonneville it needs far far far too much work for me right now with work any everything else so I just parked it in the garage and started driving my rice (Maxima) again for a bit until work and the holidays calm down a bit

Thanks everyone for all the help you guys have been great!


Donnie H.
Tosun26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2005, 09:23 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default coil

the easiest swap is to unbolt a Delco coil assy from a 92-95. No bracket required.
It bolts right up to you bracket with the three lower mounting studs.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hi im new got a few L27 questions tmlfan6000 Introductions for new members 10 02-28-2011 01:40 AM
New Car, Got A Few Questions... 93 SSE 4 ME Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 01-26-2008 07:11 PM
Ok, so I got a new car. A 93 Park Avenune. Few questions.. Timothy's Buick 1992-1999 5 03-03-2007 10:47 PM
Ahh, a few things out of the way, but a few Qs hugger10 General GM Chat 13 10-23-2006 04:40 PM
Just got a 1994 SSEi, have a few questions about audio... SynthDude2001 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 09-28-2004 02:13 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.