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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 02-10-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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In about 2 weeks time I will be the new owner of a 1998 Buick lesabre. It has 166 xxx kilometers on it. Green in Colour Interior is Grey loaded with options. Concert sound(going to put my own system in though) Ac works. pl pw key less entry. All it needs for safety is one new brake line to the rear and a new windshield. Oh and it comes with brand new snow tires on it. No rust undercoated every year.

My question is, Is there any problems with the 98'* I just want to hear some positives and negatives about the 98 production.
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Just noticed a big typo at the end there. to clear it up it'* been undercoated every year
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Welcome to the Bonneville club. Other then the common things to check, plugs, wires, all fluids. Can't think of any issues with the car. Look close at the coolant and oil to make sure there is no leaking going on. LIM gaskets have been known to fail.
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Along with what Dan said...check to make sure your coolant elbow is not cracked. Another common possible problem.

Also the upper plenum on any series II is a possible problem to.

The positives far out weigh any negatives. Have herd of members driving them into the 400K with little problems. But that is all governed by the maintenance that is kept up.
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