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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 08-05-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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Yeah I could do a search, but I'm at work and can't spend a WHOLE lot of time parusing the forum.

Prolly getting a '95 bonny

Can I get a brief (or expanded if you have time) list of what to look for in the 3800 Series II.

All I know about is the plastic IM. Where would I be able to find an aluminum or cast im if they make one?
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Dammit, not even here for an hour and I already screw up the whole system...

can a mod throw this in the appropriate forum!??!

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(wow, tripple post)


THANKS FOR THE MOVE!!
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If it'* non-SC'ed, you'll wanna watch the Upper Intake (trust me...) Other than that, pretty much bullet proof with proper maintenance...

Other will surely chime in with thier experiences, but that'* the main thing that jumps to my mind....
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yeah, it'* N/A

Any input on a "cai" or other cheap mods?

I'm not going to be spending a LOT of money on the car. but letting it breath better can only help in many ways.
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yeah, it'* N/A

Any input on a "cai" or other cheap mods?

I'm not going to be spending a LOT of money on the car. but letting it breath better can only help in many ways.
You could get a nice kick in the pants from ported exhaust manifolds and a home made CAI or fender well intake.

The exhaust manifolds are the most restrictive part of the exhaust. You can get cheap ported manifolds at http://www.hulkspeed.com/Pems/Ported...0Manifolds.htm .
BUT your manifolds are year specific and you will need to send him 95 n/a manifolds.

You could do a search and find the CAI/FWI'* other people have made or you can check out www.intense-racing.com for there fender well intake kit.
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very cool!!

thanks!
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you may wanna replace the stock 195* thermostat for a 180*
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Master cylinder leaks, also rear brake cylinders. The heat shield above the muffler likes to rust through where it'* screwed in...can cause an annoying rattle.
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I appreciate the help guys!!!

I'll be taking a look at the car next wednesday. I wasn't able to look at it last weekend. I got a little too drunk at a party so i wasn't driving anywhere then next morning! (hey, i hooked up with my friends fiance'* sister though! sweet)
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