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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 05-01-2005, 03:00 AM   #11
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I know there weren't an LE and SLE in the same year, however I am just including all the trim levels that were affected [LE was in 87-91], and SLE 92-current.


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There is an oil pan from a 1997 L67 for sale in the wanted/sale section of these forums. Would that fit my car? (1996 SSEi) Can you guys help me determine this so I can be certain?

Reading all of your kind replies, I'm assuming it will fit. I want to double check with you guys first though. I might find one cheaper locally though...once I figure shipping for one not local.

Thanks guys... for all the replies...
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If I were you, I would take the parts car pan and try it on for size. If it doesn't work, nothing lost other than an hour or two. And you will be sure whatever you buy will be the right one. Shipping was fairly expensive to ship my pan [like $12]. Go to a junkyard, it'll save you in the long run. The only reason you should buy online, is because you can't find it locally.


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It looks like the one for sale on the forums isn't going to be the same. No baffle. I'm not positive mine has a baffle though. I may have to remove it to end the mystery. I don't want the car sitting without a pan too long though.

The local parts stores want around 81.99 for the pan, and 10.00 shipping since they have to order it in, and no refunds on special orders... also, the gasket is priced at just under 40 bucks.

I'm going to start a hunt at local junk yards this week. Most or all are closed on sundays around here... kinda sucks...

Thank you all for your helpful replies, and keep the ideas coming in.
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I'm very interested to see the possible differences between pans and what the reasons might be.
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I'm very interested to see the possible differences between pans and what the reasons might be.
As I browse around online, it would appear all 1996 Bonnevilles have the same oil pan. Most places list 2 different ones, but they are always the same price and part number.

I also found that most part places want around 80 bucks, but AutoZone wants 55. I'll have to have them order it though.

I would like to ask you guys about the gasket. AutoZone lists a Felpro, and another one that says it'* plastic / rubber. What is the differences, and what do I want to use? Do I also need some type of sealer as well? or just a dry gasket?

I don't know if it'll matter, but I am going to use Mobil 1 in the Bonne like I did the last 2, and the Caprice. I also bought the taller oil filter for the Bonne for added protection and life. Any advice or opinions are more than welcome...

Thanks again guys...keep the info flowing..
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I'm sure some of the oil pans available might be GM'*, and some might be aftermarket. Is there a difference? Does it matter? Thanks again..

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My guess is, despite any differences, they probably interchange w/o problem.

I've got a Felpro rubber one. I had it in dry, and it leaked, then I put it on with gasket maker later after taking it off for other reasons. More so to hold it in place while I put the pan up, but it'* good and dry now.
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From what I remember someoene looking up for me, all oil pans on the same generation are the same. SSEi'* don't have a higher oil capacity, do they?
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When I changed my gasket due to seepage the gasket was the same as OEM. It was different than any "gasket" I have seen. It was a plastic frame with a molded in RTV gasket similar to the intake end of the upper intake.
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