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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 07-05-2005, 05:14 PM   #51
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95 had it. Look at Gordy'* car.

no he didnt. they took it off in 95. BillBost has a 95 as well. Gordy just has the bra with the holes in it for the headlamp washers.
Yup, the bra had the openings, but the headlight washers were not there.
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:26 PM   #52
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exactly

i would go with the 96 SSEI its the first year of the Series II */C and the 4T60, the downside if you want to mod it there is no aftermarket PCM available
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Other than custom PCM. Just like for the 94.

The 4T60 seems to be more durable in stock form than the 4T65, anyway. And there is an aftermarket for the 60.
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Nick...there is simply no comparison between the power of a series 1 and series 2 L67. Go for the series 2 if possible.
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Well I called him again and I told him that I will be making the trip, 150mi, to see them both, the 94 and 96 and my priority to see is the 96.
I like white better than black for a color here in AZ.
I am concerned that this car has the problem with oil pressure and that the bearings ended up needing to be replaced, I have rebuilt a few motors to know that you can also toast a set of rings and marr up a block if not caught in time.
He assured me that it will be fixed and running great by the time I go to see it, I can only hope he is telling me the truth.....

So what are the first things I should look for on these cars, I remember from asking before that I need to listen to the SC for a clanging sound, can I check the SC oil level?
What about the trans, what are the know problems to be aware of and how can I put this car to the test to ensure it is solid enough to make the 150mi trip back.

You all have been Patient with me, thanks again, Nick
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One of the best things you can do is let that baby run and run and run sitting there getting hot and the fans running on and off. See if the new bearings are liking the heat. Look at th oil to make sure he didn't fill it with honey (aka...really thick oil)
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One of the best things you can do is let that baby run and run and run sitting there getting hot and the fans running on and off. See if the new bearings are liking the heat. Look at th oil to make sure he didn't fill it with honey (aka...really thick oil)
Good point on the oil...
What about the fans, do they stager start at different temps?
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They come on at low speed at 215, and kick up to high speed at 225. I usually start the car up and keep walking around..look under...feeling the carpets...after all it'* a fishtank..I mean bonneville...lol

Just let it run...and turn on the ac..that'll rob a little power and make it work even harder. Sit there with the doors open running the ac so it has no chance of slowing down.
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Don't forget that with the AC on, the fans will be high speed by default.

Look for evidence of a motor that'* TOO clean. This can be a clue that they cleaned it to hide something.

Ultimately, there are no major common problems with L67'*, so just look for the basics. And a bad supercharger coupler will make a rattle at idle. Not some other odd noise. A rattle, but only at idle.
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And a bad supercharger coupler will make a rattle at idle.
Tell me, is this an expensive fix?
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