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Old 03-28-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am new here. I have a 95 Bonneville SE that was totalled during an accident in the snow here in NJ. I have the opportunity to purchase a 91 Buick Park Ave. for a real good price. I was wondering if it would be worth it to swap the Series II engine from my Bonneville into the Buick. Also, what would I have to swap over exactly? I tried doing a search of the forums, but I got way too many results. If this subject has been covered, I am sorry for bringing it up again. Maybe someone could post a link to a discussion of this sort.

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Have you seen the engine in the '95? Are you sure it'* a Series 2 engine?
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I have owned the 95 for years. It is a Series 2.
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I didn't read carefully enough. I thought you picked up the '95 that was totalled...
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You will have to swap out the entire wiring harness, tranny, PCM and the engine to do this. It has been done successfully many times. Go for it!!
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Thanks for all the quick replies.

It'* not a problem doing the swap myself, but will it really be worth it? The drivetrain is perfectly fine in the Park Ave. I have looked around, but all I can find as far as info regarding the differences between the 2 motors is HP numbers.

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Series 2 engines have a better support network all together and you can get more products for the series 2 without having to go custom. You can do the same with a series1 but there is more custom building required.

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woulda seriesII bolt up to my tranny i have now in a 92ssei? ive been really thinking bout attempting to put in a series II in my 92
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im interested. and yes id go with a */c engine. would i lose my climate control/stereo/hud at all?




does hte engine bolt right up the the mounts or am i gonna have to create somehting? and will everything else work thats minor like the windshiled washer bottles n such clip in?



ps sorry i type horribly
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well i got a */c in there now.


also is there a way i can get more torque outta my car then high end hp? i dont mind blowing this engine...it is engine #2 and once this goes..its time for hte big project...something bout my 92 ssei body though jsut makes me wanna keep it. and keep putting in new items.



also anyone got a nitrous link... a wet shot since im */c? maybe ill jsut throw that on and see how much i can put through it.
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