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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 06-27-2005, 01:04 AM   #21
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i understand that. i didnt want to start it but i needed to put it in my garage at the same time and not leave it on the street. i only had it on for 30secs and i was parked and cut it off. I was just saying i didnt hear anything while it was running. i know that wasnt the best thing to do but there is a "step" when going in the garage and ithere want enough ppl around to push it in.
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Check your coolant elbows. I had my upper CE explode on me yesterday on the way to a family reunion 120 miles away. 70 miles through and the car told me it was disabling the AC because the motor was too hot. I looked down at the temp gauge and it was 284. Not good. Immediately pulled over and had it towed to the shop. CE is in pieces all over the side of the motor.
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Check your coolant elbows. I had my upper CE explode on me yesterday on the way to a family reunion 120 miles away. 70 miles through and the car told me it was disabling the AC because the motor was too hot. I looked down at the temp gauge and it was 284. Not good. Immediately pulled over and had it towed to the shop. CE is in pieces all over the side of the motor.
coolant elbows are 90* with a o ring on each side and costs under 10 dollars Napa #660-1736 (i think)
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A moment or two of starting to pull it into the garage won't do any more damage. But more than absolutely necessary is bad.

The minimums that should be done are oil change paying particular attention for smell, viscosity and metal fragments. (I doubt there'* metal, but look for it)

Check transmission fluid for smell and visibility. Do not start the car to do this. We don't care about level at the moment. Engine got hot...the transmission is attached and probably got warm as well.

Clearly the car lost coolant...time to find the leak. Easiest way is to start looking at hoses etc. Find a drop and you'll find the hole. Fix problem, fill it up and let it run a while see how it sounds and acts.

So far these motors have only proven to be extremely durable. Let'* see if yours survived as well.
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i also have been using the new prestone 50/50 coolant. go to prestone.com and you will see what im talking about. its the one where you can use that coolant for any color.
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im on my way to the garage and see where the whole is at.
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What hole? You have a hole?
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What hole? You have a hole?

the coolant is coming out of somewhere. i have to check it out. can i give you a call when i get the car jacked up or anyone?
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Crap. Don't do that. I thought you had a HOLE.

You probably have a LEAK somewhere. If it'* to the inside, you won't see it. Do you have coolant puddling under the car or on the LIM at all? Leaking out the WP? Have you even looked yet?
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Bill....you know i am illiterate to some of the abbreviations. Whats an LIM? the leak/puddle is at teh front drivers side.
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