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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 05-13-2005, 08:28 PM   #11
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If they were going to keep this 92 se long term (30-60K mi.), would it be wise to change the timing chain? I had mine changed (and associated gears) while my mechanic had the front of the moter open to change the cam sensor. I had this done at 172,000 mi. I plan on keeping it for quite a while and he recommended the replacement of these parts. I was a bit hesitant at first, but dont regret it. It'* given me a peice of mind driving a car with high milage. (Of course, there is a better chance of being stranded as a result of an altenator failure than a timing chain failur). None the less, I don't regret it.
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The chain should be changed at 150K on the L27, Make sure this has been done.

'87 - '91 == 100K
'92+ == 150k

As a side note, I change mine at like 180K and I'm suprised the car ran.
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The chain should be changed at 150K on the L27, Make sure this has been done.

'87 - '91 == 100K
'92+ == 150k

As a side note, I change mine at like 180K and I'm suprised the car ran.
My 91'* was streched like a **** at 85,000.... I couldn't believe what I was looking at when comparing to the new chain...

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I also own a 92 SE, I'm not sure if you fixed your problem, but if your looking for a PCM i have a spare with NO prom. Let me know if your interested. I hope this doesnt break any forum rules, if so please let me know.

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As a side note for all 92 SE SSE OR non supercharged 92 owners, run a 180 degree Tstat to keep your temps down. The 92 3800'* N/A did not come with a Eletronic EGR valve from the factory (gm cutbacks) HENCE increasing exhaust temps HENCE burning exhaust valves on the valve train. This has been a problem for a few members in the past..Just a side note.
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