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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 11-23-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
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Hey all!
I pulled the engine & trans to rebuild the tranny on my 96 SE (3.8/4T60-E). I just finished the tranny, but the engine has 208K on it so common sense says just rebuild it while its out, but I'm low on $$ right now so I'm cheaping out on it. It ran fine, used no oil & no smoke. I tested compression & got 165-175 on all cylinders. I am looking at selling it next year to get a SSEI, but dont want any surprises before then

I'm thinking of just tossing in a new timing chain, water pump,thermostat, valve stem seals & a new starter in & calling it good. Is there anything else I should worry about since its all easy to reach now? Possibly upper intake gaskets? It doesnt leak, but now would be the time to hit it.

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I think that list is good. I'd probably skip the starter. It'* easy to get at.

Timing chain and all the stuff in front is good like you mentioned.
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Pull the rear carrier and install a new rear crankshaft lip seal. About $10, and cannot be fixed when it cracks w/o pulling the engine or the trans. And, I am sure you changed out the pump seal (front seal) on the trans for the same reason.?
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