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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 05-09-2009, 10:45 AM   #11
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Well bringing back this thread. I have some good and some bad news. SO my mechanic buddy replaced the crank sensor I got it for like 40 bucks with the discount I can get a parts place after that he told me it wouldn't turn over at all just keep cranking away. So he called me back later and said he checked the coil for spark it had spark and the car was getting fuel. After that he called me again he said he pulled a couple of plugs and had said that they were in his words F*cked. Over gapped fowled up and so on. So I went to go check them out and yeah they were pretty bad like black goop on them and they just look horrible. He figured once the crank sensor went for a crap while I was driving it with all the misfiring it screwed the spark plugs over. So once I get new plugs the car should be up and running again. Hopefully with improved fuel millage because it was lacking on that to before this happened
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Good luck. Keep us up to date.
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It'* always good to hear how things are progressing and what the final outcome was. So, keep us informed!
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well gentlemen........good news car now runs........bad news still misfiring not as bad, and it'* still blowing white smoke. AND and this deserves a big AND there was no coolant in the holding tank. SO 3 problems fixed... new crank sensor=done new spark plugs=done car runs=check...... more then likely new intake gaskets to come. F*CKING A..... what a hassle..... will know more info Monday or Tuesday when he has more time to look into it.
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On the plus side, if you change the gaskets yourself it'* about $100 in parts and 5 or 6 hours of not to hard work.
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As much as i love working on cars my self I honestly just don't have the time I work full time and on my days off I usually have to do other stuff. As much as I love cars. Time to do so sucks. Also I have never done anything like that before on a car I would love to learn but I'm sure it would be hard . but I also don't have time to do that because I a moving in less then a month. Bad time for this to come. But my buddy did say he will do it for 100 dollars. How much does something like this usually cost?
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That price plus parts is a good price. It could cost $400+ at a shop, figure 4 hours at even $50 a hour is $200, then parts from them will be $200.
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If your buddy knows what he'* doing, then $100 is a good price. If he doesn't know what he doing...maybe not so good!
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He knows what he'* doing. He works on cars all day at a dealership so I trust him.
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yeah so he took apart the upper intake. and who ever wonderful idea it was to use plastic was a smart cookie. Because it melted in one area which allowed coolant to leak everywhere. :( how common is this ans are new upper intake manifolds expensive as a part?
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