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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 11-30-2005, 02:01 PM   #11
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That is a large pic..

Glad you were able to find it and get it fixed up.
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Re Gas door:

I had the same problem with my 92' SSEI. The spring broke on the gas door and it would move around when I drove.

Go to RadioShack and buy a pack of small round magnets. I think the magnets come 8 to a pack. Buy a good quality gel based superglue and some rubbing alcohol. A gel based superglue will not run as much as the regular liquid stuff does. Just be careful when you use it.

In warm weather or in a garage, use the alcohol to clean two spots on the inside of the gas door (top and bottom near the door edge). The same for the body side of the door. Place a magnet at the top and bottom of the door. Do the same on the body side.Make sure the door shuts securely. Mark their location and carefully glue them into place. Make sure you get the alignment and pole position right. You want the magnets to line up and "attract" not "repel"! Because the magnets are small, you want to use enough superglue to ensure a good bond.

If you do this right, the magnets will line up and will keep the gas door shut up to "Go to Jail" speeds. The only drawback is when you go to buy gas, the door will swing freely since the spring no longer works. A small price to pay (less than $10) than getting a new door and having it painted.

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Correction: you only need two small round magnets to keep the gas door closed. I did this about three years ago. I thought I used two sets of magnets for the fix. I went out to the garage to check...

You need two magnets glued to the body side of the gas door to keep it shut.
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About the picture, Sorry Dial up guys I thought about it but had no way to warn you all. I thought bigger would be better detail next one will be smaller I promise. The rust issue really isnt to me because it is my winter car. I am going to get under there and undercoat it so it may last longer but not real worried about it. AS soon as I saw the control arm out I drove REAL carefully about 6 miles to my friends shop!!!


Wait till you see the GREAT work he did. Looks like it was never broken (OK real close to original though) He does great work but I still didnt suspect that!!! Here is a link to his website
http://www.angelfire.com/ab7/suspensionworx/
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Holy CRAP that'* nuts. Glad you were able to fix it.
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Here are the before and Afters in a more reasonable size for yall.

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