Newly Purchased SSE - Page 2 - 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 02-24-2006, 05:21 PM   #11
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: El Torito, CA
Posts: 98
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MartyC is on a distinguished road
Default

The steering is heavy. Even heavier if the engine stalls; like when the TPS was bad and it would stall off idle while turning corners.

My 'gain' button doesn't click down either. Instead of a dime, I use a folded piece of paper. The yard wanted $8 for a used/cracked button.

Mine had a stutter on acceleration too. Turned out to be a cracked plug and failing wires. A full tuneup did wonders. At over 114k miles, I think they were the original wires too.

The coil pack swap is very easy. I pulled my GM coil pack out of a '94 Corsica. Not wanting to cart all of my tools through the junkyard, I actually forgot the ONE wrench that fit the wiring harness bolt. Fortunately, I had a small flat-blade screw driver that I wedged into an open-end wrench and got it started off.
MartyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2006, 07:21 PM   #12
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hammond, IN
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NeedSSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Just got finished with the tune-up. The plugs looked horrible! Wires looked to be orginal too, needless to say it was a sorry state of affairs. Car runs GREAT now, thanks for the advice. I look forward to it running even better after the delco swap.

Jason
NeedSSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2006, 02:27 AM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: GTA, ON, Canada
Posts: 594
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mike G is on a distinguished road
Default

Jason I can't wait to see the pics of your new black beauty, ghetto golds too...wow. do you have tan or stone grey leather?
My 91 needed a lot of loving when I got her, and ironically enough, it needed new engine mounts. I haven't experienced the mechanical issues that you have mentioned, But Bill, John and Jerry are good BC members to ask- another member that you might want to PM is Randman, definitly the best gearhead for this gen, but actually there are many members that can help you with any issues that you may have. The gain control...ya I miss that, and I'll agree with Jerry- with the control right in the middle it does sound best.
But it is hard to find the assmbly in nice working condition. Unfortunatly, the covering over the button, tends to wrinkle over time, or cracks entirly. I no longer have one, that section in my console holds 3 switches for the LED lighting.
Do the ignition swap for sure- well worth it. You won't notice the difference right away- but after a week of driving you will. Gas milege improved, as well as a more responsive throttle. Easier starting too.
Good to hear that you finally found the bonne that you were waiting for-
Mike G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2006, 02:36 AM   #14
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

Good to hear Needsse, glad its running better, Iguarantee you wont stop just there, have fun
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #15
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hammond, IN
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NeedSSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for all the help and advice for the future.

I posted some pics in the "Your Ride" section.

Jason
NeedSSE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just purchased 97 Bonneville SSE guls 1992-1999 1 11-09-2008 04:58 PM
1997 SSE Recently Purchased David SSE Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 11 11-09-2008 10:56 AM
My newly purchased 99 so far... zuper8 General GM Chat 4 05-28-2007 11:05 PM
some exterior shots of the newly converted 97 SE/SSE Ramsrule Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 26 12-04-2006 10:31 PM
Question about my newly purchased 03 SLE!! MikeD 2000-2005 20 08-16-2005 01:00 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 03:48 PM.


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.