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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 12-18-2004, 11:34 AM   #11
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Have you checked the tightness of the bolts that hold up the transmission pan? Lots of times they work loose.
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I' cut my cat off and welded in a straight pipe. Then my donut inbetween the rear manifold and DP took a dump and only way I could get one was to custom order one from the dealer. Well when I went to pick it up I figured H*** might as well get them to put it in. Well long story short, they didn't even say one word about the cat not being there.
Telling people you're catless is inviting trouble. The EPA wouild give me $250 to turn you in. I could use the money for a transmission
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well, it is finally all fixed. I went to the dealership- my VIN fell into a catagory that fit for the recall, but it said it only affected certain states (like 35 of them), and, my car was apparently bought in Lousiana, which was one not covered, so they wouldn't honor the recall... So, i went to autozone, bought some 5/16th hose and went home. I got the car up on the ramps, and then removed the plastic clamps that hold the input and output steel lines from the radiator to the tranny. it was all rusty where they were, and when i started my car- one of the rusted spots started squirting all over the place. I tried to epoxy+electical tape it, but that didn't do the trick. The rubber line was 3/8, not 5/16, so the next day got the right size hose, an insert coupling, and a handfull of screw clamps. I cut the hose off, put the coupling in and attached the new hose, and used my dremel to cut off the steel line on the far side of the rust, slid the new hose over it, and screwed it all tight. Its been just fine- hasn't leaked so far, and hopefully won't be.

So, heads up! check those clamps- they'll prolly rust your lines through too- at least when you break 380k

Thanks for the help guys,

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Jeff, I nearly lost my SSEi 2 years ago to a fire because of that. I used OEM replacement lines to repair it.
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I' cut my cat off and welded in a straight pipe. Then my donut inbetween the rear manifold and DP took a dump and only way I could get one was to custom order one from the dealer. Well when I went to pick it up I figured H*** might as well get them to put it in. Well long story short, they didn't even say one word about the cat not being there.
Telling people you're catless is inviting trouble. The EPA wouild give me $250 to turn you in. I could use the money for a transmission
Or more magnet'* to put on the bottom..... Maybe check where the axle shaft goes into the trans on the passenger side. There'* a seal in there that I'm pretty sure could go bad if the conditions were right. I change my seal when I installed my new trans...even though the trans was rebuilt a lil before I bought it....Cheap insurance.
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I' cut my cat off and welded in a straight pipe. Then my donut inbetween the rear manifold and DP took a dump and only way I could get one was to custom order one from the dealer. Well when I went to pick it up I figured H*** might as well get them to put it in. Well long story short, they didn't even say one word about the cat not being there.
Telling people you're catless is inviting trouble. The EPA wouild give me $250 to turn you in. I could use the money for a transmission
Your prob. right but I really dont think they care and if they did they wouldn't have proof of it being done by me or even that I drive on the road.
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