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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 02-17-2003, 12:18 AM   #11
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I could use the sun too...brrr...its cold up here
Amen to that

Can bring down some Canadian beer

89BonnieSE89: u done any intake mods to your '89? I'm toying with the idea of rigging up some sort of ram air intake (down by the air dam).
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Chances are if I ever do go down, its a default that I bring down beer. Apparently, our friends willwren and Jr can't seem to work without it. And if its good ol 5.5% then, well, you know....

As for the custom intake, I have been grillin Hector about building a custom intake (ADTR). He has some for Series II, but not yet for older Series I'* or 3800'*.

RAM air does sound good, I'd been interested to see what you have in mind.... . The air intake is a high priority for me in next few months. I'd like a chip too, but, doesn't sound like a whole lot is available for 89'*
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Chances are if I ever do go down, its a default that I bring down beer. Apparently, our friends willwren and Jr can't seem to work without it. And if its good ol 5.5% then, well, you know....

As for the custom intake, I have been grillin Hector about building a custom intake (ADTR). He has some for Series II, but not yet for older Series I'* or 3800'*.

RAM air does sound good, I'd been interested to see what you have in mind.... . The air intake is a high priority for me in next few months. I'd like a chip too, but, doesn't sound like a whole lot is available for 89'*
Beer? Oh, you mean 'nectar of the gods'. Gotcha.

Hold tight on the Series 1 intake. It'* closer to a test-fit than you may think
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Buy your chain and sprockets at the local discount shack. Cheaper than the dealer. If they're in there anyway, now is the time to do it. That'* alot of miles. I think Jr said he got the chain for under 20, can't remember if he did the sprockets.
Just remember though Will, that there was two different 3800'* that year & both have different timing components too! Best bet is to take your VIN with you so you don't buy the wrong set! BTW: You will still have to go the Dealer to get the Timing Chain Tensioner & guides, as these are why the chain slips in the first place!
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The dealer told me its 6hrs of labour. So, $92 an hour, is almost $600, then parts, probably no more the $100. Then the taxes....yecch.

So, I'm looking at about $1100. My buddy wants me to pick up the Haynes manual, we might take a crack at it this spring.

Florida is better tho
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That job will be a piece of cake with a good manual. Jseabert never changed his oil before and did his head gaskets with just my manual. Just did his water pump, too. Take your time, with the right book, anyone can do it with minimal tools. These 3800'* are EASY to work on. Very predictable.
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