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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 02-02-2011, 10:44 AM   #11
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hell my 2000 rotted out on the rear quarter under the gas door (very common in the H bodies, W bodies, C bodies, G bodies) and i left it there too long and it has now gone down and rotted part of my floor out at the point where the bolt for the rear suspension cross member bolts to the unibody and for that she is going to the scrapper cause i don't think it'* worth fixing for $4,000 when my car is only worth $5,565
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the worst pic is yet to come. kept it a surprise for all of you. lol
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I've had a couple scores of cars in my day, and living on the PA/NY border is very similar to MI. Salted roads so bad it leaves a browned line of grass almost till fall along the roads. Ford, GM, Mopar.... all the same luck with me. None. LOL. A good undercoating seems to have helped some of my cars. I wouldn't buy one again without it. Once the salted water gets behind panels and where you can't rinse it out, the effects are inevitable, regardless of make. I've alwasy taken good care of the exterior of m cars. But still lost many to underneath corrosion.
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As promised to all of you, here the worst:
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...d/DSC06571.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...d/DSC06573.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...d/DSC06572.jpg
you prob know what u looking at anyways but j/encase, its rotten ed out sub-frame.
all those pics are off of 1996, the 92 one might j/as well fall through next year or so, but looking at the sub frame of this guy, makes me any less comfortable. lol
but then again, after some of you telling me some horror stories with even newer models, it now makes sense.
So do you have any suggestions? what would u do?
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Normally, undercoat, undercoat, undercoat. But given those shots , drive it till the back breaks and hits the tires. I did with an 84 Camaro. Nothing short of frame railing is going to help that car, and not an expense I would stomach given the car.
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hey i hate to ask this cause i feel like a vulture but here goes if the ssei dies cause of the rust can i get the bumper covers and body panels off of it. on another note it is a shame that the rust is killing ur car cause it looks like u took good care of it.
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I hate salt and humid summers. They just load it on here in the ohio valley. Need to find a car in arizona that was stored in a garage. No rust, little UV damage.

I was able to find a few bonnevilles at the junk yard, which had undercoat. Got myself some new beatiful rust free brake lines and fuel lines to replace rusted thru old ones, literally pinhole leaks. The amount of rust was drastically different. Also rust free underneath.
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My 2001 SSEi underneath is immaculate, but I have the usual rust under the gas door. Ohio winters aren't the nicest either.
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My 2001 SSEi underneath is immaculate, but I have the usual rust under the gas door. Ohio winters aren't the nicest either.
get that fixed asap and don't touch it prior or your car will be sharing the same fate as mine is right now
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