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Old 08-14-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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I'm looking at buying a (from what I know) well-maintained 1996 Bonneville. I've read all the posts about the coolant/intake manifold issues. Are there any other common things/problems I should look for?

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Look at the oil pan..right where the transmission is located. Frequently the back cover will loosen and seep oil While it'* not usually a problem, it can be used as a negotiating point.

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Look at the oil pan..right where the transmission is located. Frequently the back cover will loosen and seep oil While it'* not usually a problem, it can be used as a negotiating point.

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Not sure yet. I'm pretty sure it'* not a supercharged model though. It'* a "little old lady" car.
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Ok..

Then make sure you read this

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38

It'* not a bad thing..but something to consider when you read the date on the manifold and the mileage. Then look for any leaks on top of the LIM.
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