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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 04-12-2007, 12:05 AM   #61
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Was the motor knocking once you started it later on?

I am wondering if you ran the motor super hot... If it looked like you drained chocolate milk out of your car you may have killed the head gaskets...

were you having plenty of coolant consumption issues?


And it would almost be a world simpler for you to find another motor

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Old 04-12-2007, 05:45 PM   #62
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I don't care to spend all the time that it takes to rebuild the whole engine piece by peace. I am getting married, moving, graduating from college, and starting a new job in 1 month, so time is invaluabe at this point....

I will call around today and see what some engines cost here at some junk yards....but here are some pics because someone wanted a better look at the gaskets.

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I believe it was knocking a little when I started it later on. Yes, there was much coolant consumption and earlier I posted pics of the chocolate milk. UIM and LIM definatly some culprits.
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the problem is on the last pict as will did say you were sucking coolant on that first cylinder you can see the gasket and the color of that port not the same
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Default Decisions, decisions

You definitely have some decisions to make.
If it were me, I'd drop in a used motor, and drive the car until something else went south that was too much to deal with, or until I had too many children to fit in the car.

I had to swap the engine on my Bonneville because my engine blew within 25 miles of buying the car. I did it myself in my garage with practically no physical help from anyone. If you have the place to do it and a little help, it is a very doable project.

But, if you just want transportation for six months, you could find another ride for the cost in $ of a used motor, and just scrap the Bonneville. When you find the car you really want to spend the $ and sweat on, jump out of that into the other.

I have a friend that had a '91 Buick LeSabre that she really wanted to fix up nice so she could trade it up. It ended up in a scrap yard and I gave her my '94 Grand Am. Now, she wants to do the same with it.

My preference is to drive a car until it is used up and worthless and then go get another and do the same. I haven't always done that, and whenever I have chosen to sell a running car, I rarely felt as if I had come out ahead by doing so.
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Woah. Right off the bat that'* an L27, You don't have a stovepipe, Or UIM gaskets that fail in that manner. This is plain and simple abuse. The LIM gaskets should have been changed a LOOOOOOONG time ago and it cost you that engine.
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