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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 08-10-2006, 09:07 PM   #81
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Well, there'* a 1/2" drive extension busted....hunting for a 3/4" drive extension kit right now...

We're sure it'* right hand thread (unscrews counter clockwise)? I'd hate to be trying to tighten this bolt.

The FSM says it'* a 28mm head, but in reality it'* a 24mm...
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It is a standard bolt... lefty loosey. It'* just that some of them are UNGODLY tight. Mine was absolutely horrible when we did it for the first time. But believe us... you will be able to get it loose eventually. It'll just take a lot of liquid wrench and persistent tugging on your breaker bar (no, that was not a dirty comment).
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Okay got it off finally. Go go 3/4" drive...now to get this @#[email protected]# balancer off...
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@#[email protected]^ I'm about ready to take an axe to this car.

I can't find M6 bolts longer than 60mm anywhere. Dammit, we're a metric country but all the fasteners are still SAE/Imperial!

I'm trying to use a claw style puller, but I'm giving up for tonight, it'* 10:30pm and I've been up since 3:45am...
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@#[email protected]^ I'm about ready to take an axe to this car.

I can't find M6 bolts longer than 60mm anywhere. Dammit, we're a metric country but all the fasteners are still SAE/Imperial!

I'm trying to use a claw style puller, but I'm giving up for tonight, it'* 10:30pm and I've been up since 3:45am...
Don't use a claw-type puller! I'm pretty sure you will be pulling on the bond between the rubber isolator and the hub of the pulley if you do. And a new HB is $100+. Sears sells a HB puller for ~$20, I think.

If you get skunked on the 6mm bolts, you may be able to get by with the 1/4" x fine thread (?) bolts, the thread pitch is so close to the metric that you should be able to get them in several full turns before any binding occurs. If you can, that should be enough to pull on 'em without fear of stripping anything.
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Finally got this balancer off. Yay...

Now how do I get the Crank sensor shield off without breaking it...it looks like it'* got little pressure clips that are on studs. Any tricks for spreading them so I can get it off?
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It is really??
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The plastic cover snaps in place. Just gently pry it off the bolts. Then you can remove the bolts and sensor. If the plastic is cold, it helps to warm it up a bit with a heat gun or hair dryer to make the plastic more flexible and less likely to crack. Don't get the plastic too hot, though, or it will deform.
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Well, @#[email protected]#

Good news: Crank sensor replaced, everything put back on, belts engaged...fires up. Yay.

Bad news: WHITE SMOKE FROM EXHAUST.

Manifold must be shot, and I think I'll shoot my mechanic who checked the intake for me. Dropped the oil, it'* still clear, so there must not be a big leak, but dammit, everything that could go wrong, IS going wrong....
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Congratulations! Ya did it! What does the smoke out the exhaust smell like? Maybe it is just residual gasoline and oil from wet compression testing burning off. If the smoke smells like coolant, gotta go to techinfo article 38. But maybe you will luck out - you are due for some good luck.
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