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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 10-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #21
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alright guys im goin out to do some tinkering with her , and ill report back , i haven't even had the engine cover off yet , maybe back with some pics if u dont mind my dirty car
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please share anything you see..... We love photos to!!
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What city are you in?
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please share anything you see..... We love photos to!!
im on dial up, ill do my best with the pictures

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What city are you in?
between London and Chatham, its about an hour either way


alright after some fooling around , i found out this : my dog loves the smell of my interior hehe, when i shut the car off it lets a breath out (seems like it anyway), i pulled the air filter, i think it could be the original with how dirty it is (im sure its not the original). when i rev the car up to say 3000rpm+ and let off it has a small pop sound , kinda like a really really really small back fire ... its hard to explain , pulled the plastic engine cover , started wiggling things and checking connections , nothing out of the ordinary.

i cant check the spark plugs cuz my dad took MY tools up to the cottage with them and i think hes has all the spark plug sockets with him .

when the car is warmed up is just 1000rpm id say about 1100rpm were idle is at , seems a bit high to me ( this is in park idle)

starting my shopping list, anyone have a favorite spray can of stuff to use to check for vacuum leaks ?

trying to think what else i should check for .

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The popping is normal when letting of the gas like that.
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London and Chatham are only an hour apart, so if you have an hour to get to either one you must be north of them. Petrolia? Reason I ask is because I am in Windsor and can scan your car for you. Sounds like you are a little far though.
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London and Chatham are only an hour apart, so if you have an hour to get to either one you must be north of them. Petrolia? Reason I ask is because I am in Windsor and can scan your car for you. Sounds like you are a little far though.
The closest town to me is West Lorne


good to know the popping sound is normal

alright goin out for breakfast , then geting an air filter, plug wires and shop manual , maybe some other goodies

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when the car is warmed up is just 1000rpm id say about 1100rpm were idle is at , seems a bit high to me ( this is in park idle) .
High idle can mean a vacuum leak.

EDIT: I see someone mentioned vacuum leak in an earlier post.

Check the rubber tube to the heater control reservoir on the back firewall. The tank is blended it like a part of the relay center.

Check other rubber tubes everywhere near ends for cracks or softening.

I'd rather see you buy a Helm factory service manual (what GM sells you in the owners glovebox manual) from Ebay for the 1998 than a Haynes. The factory manual is good just for reading to learn how things work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-...sQ5fLiterature
$24 plus shipping.

Page listing a bunch of them:
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=1998...l&_ckw=factory

This is what they look like. Three volumes. The early volumes don't have the Second Edition printed on them. There were some changes after I'd had mine a while (bought as soon as car was delivered) and one day a box of new manuals showed up on my doorstep, free from Helm.
So fi they don't say that, they may have a few errors in them, but they're more than usable, in my opinion.

I threw out the original set--didn't know I could see things like that on Ebay.

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The Hayes manuals you get from the auto parts stores are OK, if you doing small stuff. But like the last post pointed out, a FSM is the best manual you can get. It covers everything about your car, instead of trying to cover a whole bunch of different cars.
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damn it , i just paid the money for a Hayes manual , ahh oh well , i got an air filter and some injector cleaner , im guessing since the car sat for a month or 2 the injectors could be gummed up . i also got some carb cleaner so i can start looking for vacuum leaks now too .
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