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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 06-26-2005, 03:24 PM   #11
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as long as you stopped before it blew apart....and the engine gradually cooled off, it may be ok. Sorry I'm in not in Chi town though to help you out.
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if i somehow cracked the headgasket, how much will this cost me with labor if i take it to the shop?
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if i somehow cracked the headgasket, how much will this cost me with labor if i take it to the shop?
labor is 60-85 an hour times 6-7 hours
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that doesnt include maching and materials i might be wrong on the labor times though i go check my labor guide real quick
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Steve...when I first got my car (95) the maiden voyage to work was good and the ride home I punched it for second and thought I saw something in the rearview that I considered carbon buildup. 15 miles later knowing my oil press gauge was crazy and my temp gauge was acting funny, I started to ignore the temp gauge as it went into the deep darkness of the red. I threw caution to the wind when the DIC was screaming to check gauges since I thought it said that because of what the gauges were saying.

I did pull over after doing that 15 miles at about 70mph (I was flowing w/traffic). To my knowledge there was basically no coolant in it. It cooled slowly as it sat and waited for the tow and the next day to get fixed.

No problems so far. The 3800 is a very strong and durable motor. Look at Murdock'* experience. Before jumping into the head gaskets I'd say the chances are you overheated badly (hopefully not ignoring it like me) and once it'* filled back up you'll be off and supercharging again. The heat will kill power.
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if i somehow cracked the headgasket, how much will this cost me with labor if i take it to the shop?
steve before you start jumping to conclusion take to a shop how far away is it from your house or a shop for that matter?
towing i had my car towed from milwaukke to my house a few months back it costed 140$
generally towing costs 65-90 to hook up and 15 miles after 15 miles its between 1-2$ a mile

as far as head gaskets go if it is that replace the pair will cost you about 300$ tops for parts and machining and like ken said labor is going to kill you so between 800-1200 total
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1200 is better than my estimated 2000 for a used motor.
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i have my car in the garage now, thanks to one of my brothers who had gave me a hookup. One of his friends own his own towing company. We get the car to my hose and wasnt able to get it all the way in the garage. He lowered the car down adn wanted me to drive it in. I did and noticed that its still wuietr and no check engine light came on nor is there smoke coming out the pipes. I guess the mototr is still some good. I also checked the oil and it is still brown and it doesnt smell like gas or antifreeze. I guess there is still hope for this car
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Steve,

Stop working on your own car. Hire a mechanic, and DO NOT START THE CAR until you have a professional there.
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Stop working on your own car. Hire a mechanic, and DO NOT START THE CAR until you have a professional there.
I agree that is a bad thing to do is to start your engine after it was serverly overheated many things have to be checked i would suggest a compresson check 1st anybody have anything else to add
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