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Old 09-22-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default 95 SSEi engine to a 92 SSEi....

Well, it seems that now it might be a reality that I need to do an engine swap from my 95 SSEi to my freshly aquired 92 SSEi...

Well, I got the 95 a little while back from the wreckers since it has a GM rebuilt engine, but was in rough shape, lots of rust, and minor collision damage on the drivers left front corner. I carfax'd it to check if it was a write off, and it turns out it is. But it was cheap, $500 CND. So now the 95 is now a parts car..

I came across a 92 SSEi from the same wreckers, very good shape, very little surface rust, nothing to worry about. The catch is, it smokes when you accelerate after it idles for a few seconds... I think she was terribly overheated, since the fetting that comes off the hose from the water pump into the intake was 'home made' with a plastic garden hose coupler fitting... scary stuff..

Right now, I want to get the car running good as a whole, with the overheated engine, and do a swap during my christmas holidays, so I have time to prepare the parts I will need, and get as much knowledge as to what to expect from the multi year swap...

Some of the problems that I have is very unsteady oil pressure, which has been partially fixed with a can of Restore engine treatment..

Lack of power, and unsteady power after about 2800 rpm... When you go WOT, the car takes off quite well, not with what I think it should be for full power, but well enough, then suddenly, the car looses power, enough that the front end comes back down, and it has no more power than my 90 SSE at WOT.. the boost guage is still pinned to the max, and there is a loud hissing noise, as if someone opened a hole in the exhaust, and let the air escape, but not the engine noise... I think it might be a plugged cat.. Will the exhaust on the 95 bolt onto the 92? If so, I would like to do this regardless of power, since the exhaust is annoyingly noisey, almost embarassing...

The HUD doest work, and I hope that the 95 is a direct bolt on..

Is the odometer information stored in the DIC, or the PCM? The DIC didn't work on the car when I got it, so I pulled one from the wreckers, and it read 186000Kms... which I doubt is accurate for this car, but I wouldn't doubt...

One last question before I stop making such a long post...

Will the FE3 suspension in the 95 easily bolt into the 92? The 95 has the full FE3 suspension, including the adjustable ride, which I would like to put into the 92, if it doesn't require a complete rewire....

I'll post pics later of the 92 and the 95 later, and update this post....
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You do not have FE3. You have FE2. In both cars. No point in swapping over components unless they are worn.

Longblocks will bolt in with no problems. Do not use the GEN 3 supercharger and throttle body, as your PCM will not be able to correctly interpret the added air intake. You will have to use the GEN 2 setup.
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The electronic components to the adjustable ride do not exist in the 92.
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The electronic components to the adjustable ride do not exist in the 92.
my olds, and buick have the adjustable suspension, both 92s

they didnt have that on the bonnes in 92? weird
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SJ, we're not talking about ELC. We're talking about CCR. It was first available in GM cars in 1994.
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SJ, we're not talking about ELC. We're talking about CCR. It was first available in GM cars in 1994.
ohh ok.
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Hmm... Ok, so the 95 does only have the FE2 suspension... and the CCR will end up being an issue to install? That is too bad, since I'd really like to get this Bonnie fully loaded with as many toys as I can...

And does anyone know where the milage information is stored? In the DIC or the PCM? That is one thing that is bothering me quite a bit... I put in a different cluster, but it says that it has less Kms than what I think the car should have...
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And does anyone know where the milage information is stored? In the DIC or the PCM? That is one thing that is bothering me quite a bit... I put in a different cluster, but it says that it has less Kms than what I think the car should have...
You just answered your own question

CCR isn't what it is cut out to be. In fact, many people just disable it altogether as replacement parts are hard to come by.
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