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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 07-06-2004, 02:26 AM   #11
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Has anyone had problems with interior leakage around the back doors on their 93s or other years?
My back door leaked a bit under high pressure (car wash). But it was an easy fix.

The weatherstripping wash shaped kinda like the one on the right in this pic (Generic pic I found. Not the real thing)


A little bit og 1/2' self adheasive foam insulation under the extra flap sealed it right up.
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Thanks everyone BTW, is the beefed up intake manifold all they sell nowadays, or do I have to look for something in particular when shopping for one in order to get that specific version? Thanks again!
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Thanks everyone BTW, is the beefed up intake manifold all they sell nowadays, or do I have to look for something in particular when shopping for one in order to get that specific version? Thanks again!
nope, they still sell the old one. the beefed up one is an aftermarket one, i think the company is dorman, or something like that
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So, anyone had any experiences with this Dorman intake? Is it really that much better than the OEM, as they say? Never heard of Dorman, so I don't know... is it really worth $130 bucks?
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Another thing to watch for on the Series II is the lower intake gasket set. In my opinion, they fail more quickly than the upper intake. My lower intake gaskets on my 99 were wasted at only 76,000 miles, however, the upper intake showed no signs of degradation. Unfortunately, there'* no way to tell if the lower intake gaskets are in tack unless you remove the lower intake and do the inspection. A 180 degree thermostat keeps things cooler and should make the upper intake and lower intake gaskets last longer.
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Well, holy hell there'* a lot fucked up about the 95s. I don't like the fact that something else big is wrong with 'em, and especially the fact that I can't check it on a used car. ****, maybe I should just go for a '93-'94. They are more affordable for me, after all. Not near as much modding possible and only 170 hp but, hey, that'* what I have now... poopy... So, on another note, what are everyone'* experiences with higher trim Bonnies, like SLEs and SSEs? I've heard they have problems with them due to all the electronic crap they have. Was thinking of starting to look for a 93-94 SSE...
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I agree with Don. 93 is a great year. You can probably pick up a 93SSEi for the same or close to a 95SE, and not have any intake problems. For the record, I've only seen one set of failed lower intake gaskets here, and it'* an easy fix, and prime opportunity to replace the SC coupler at the same time.

93 was also the last year of the Diagnostics on the ECC (climate control).
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I think all the SC models would be impractical for me, being a student and all. As for the info on the different engines... the operative acronym should be KISFS-Keep It Simple For Stupid What'* the benefits or detractors to having those specific rocker arms or not being able to get codes on later years? Also, I think my Bonnie might have the bearing clearence issue. It has a slight knock sometimes... So, finally, which, in all of your respective opinions, is the better engine, a Series I or II?

BTW, the L27 is Series I while the Series II is a L36, right? Hehe, remember the acronym...
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Okay, so I think I've distilled the whole "What should I get?" question down to this: What year and trim level Bonne should I look for that I can be assured of as being in good-great condition (read:not suspiciously way underpriced-We're too near the Miami area not to be very careful!) for a price of $2,000? I checked the KBB on a '94 with 130k in Excellent condition, and it came in @ 2,200. I believe I can count on finding a Bonne 200 under book, so this is a nice start. So, am I on the right track? BTW, can't say it enough: a big "Thanks! Holy crap, thanks!" to everyone for helping me out!
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