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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 01-10-2005, 01:58 PM   #11
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There are option groups such as 1SA, 1SB, 1SC and I think 1SD.... 1SD would be the highest upgrade package.... But I think there is also an H4U/1SC and H4U/1SD...
I have the H4U/1SD
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yes the body bumpers and the side mouldings are different
there is a different gague cluster with a compass and a DIC
you will have the ECC in the SSE
you can get the 8 speaker sound system (it is an option)
you can get the 12 way power seat with lumbar(it is an option)
you can get a moonroof (option)
you can get the HUD (it is an option)
you can have the ELC
you can have the CCR(it is an option)
you will have a dual exhaust
you will have the trunk lid insulator
you wil have the spoiler
you will have the headlight washers
you will have the FE2 suspension
you could've just said: SSE > SE
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Self proclaimed...

SSE = electronic gizmos, neat, but not all are better performing then the SE counterparts. Will be more complicated to fix. Especially older ones. If it'* got a HUD you'll have a pricey (some are near $1000) windshield to replace etc.

SE = Better then average options compared to american sedans.

Standard suspension in the SSE has stronger Anti Roll bars, and slightly stiffer springs. The real benefit of this is the anti-roll bars. However SE bonnevilles can be equipped with the tauter suspension as options. 92 and 93 SE'* can have a higher flowing, and louder muffler that is given away by the double tail pipes on one side.

Differences aren't too huge. I'd check them out, and whatever feels best for you is the one you should get. Make sure they're in good condition first.
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[quote="BonneMeMN"] Self proclaimed... [quote]

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Ok here'* the scoop. I like the SSE but it'* in too rough shape for what I want. The body is in ok shape, the interior is pretty rough, and it'* sitting on 3 flats. I need a driver that'* a nice ride, not a bit of a project.

The same dealer had a super clean 92 SE for sale. The car is really solid and clean and It'* got 99k on the clock. They want 3,000 for it.... A bit high, I think.

I'm going to go back and look at the 95 SE on Saturday. The car is clean... I ran a Carfax report on it and I a one owner from Colorado with a clean record. The car is near perfect but I'll need a driver'* side outer tail light.(it'* broken) I'm going to post in the wanted section.
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Ok here'* the scoop. I like the SSE but it'* in too rough shape for what I want. The body is in ok shape, the interior is pretty rough, and it'* sitting on 3 flats. I need a driver that'* a nice ride, not a bit of a project.

The same dealer had a super clean 92 SE for sale. The car is really solid and clean and It'* got 99k on the clock. They want 3,000 for it.... A bit high, I think.

I'm going to go back and look at the 95 SE on Saturday. The car is clean... I ran a Carfax report on it and I a one owner from Colorado with a clean record. The car is near perfect but I'll need a driver'* side outer tail light.(it'* broken) I'm going to post in the wanted section.
92 se = n/a = no egr = burnt exhaust valves (read sticky at top of 92-99 forum)
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I heard about this.... I thought it was no EGR on some of the SSEi'*.
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to be honest, i'm not 100% up to speed with it. might just need to check and see if there is EGR or not...
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SOME 92'* had an EGR. If it has a black plastic intake manifold it does.

That'* a great deal. I paid 3,900 for my 93, granted it'* not a rental level SE, but still. It had 106 on the clock, wasn't really used in winters, and was good all over.
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