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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 05-19-2011, 05:56 PM   #21
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No kidding.

Well, had a little extra time so I decided to get the engine mounted.
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45 minuets and it was all bolted in, and that was with a stubborn right side engine mount.
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Also connected most of the wiring harness, radiator hoses, heater hoses, and intake. I'm done for the day. tomorrow I need to connect the power steering pump, connect the engine to diff bracket, finish the wire harness under the car, bolt the flex plate to the torque converter, plug in the fuel lines, headers, and fill with oil and coolant. Then hook up my oil pressure tester, connect the battery and crank until I have pressure. Put in the spark plugs, connect the ignition system and fire it up.
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Somehow I didn't see this one until now. I know the feeling Dan, been there as well and it'* good to see you haven't lost hope. On the sight thing, by now your hands should be well trained on all the bolts. I found that I barely needed to look at them. It was more of a sit here and my body did the work, move to there and stuff was done.

Kinda like the starter. In a Bonne that subframe is in the way and it'* a pain. Yet I don't remember it ever being a problem. Now that I haven't done one in a while, it'* a pain.
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The starter is way less trouble if you leave it on.
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Right until you break a nosecone. That'* an expense that two 15mm bolts could have avoided. Plus..it'* easier to do the TC bolts in that area than at the bottom by the pan. I can use a ratchet or air gun where the starter sits.
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Haven't broken one yet. But I guess it could happen. and I have no problems getting the FP-TC bolts from the bottom. Gear wrenches rock.
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We know you don't have a problem. Obviously you have your technique down....lol
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Lots of practice. Almost done now. Crossover pipe, battery, and crank it.
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What'* the hold up? You oughta have it down to a science soon. I know I did.
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I so want to cry right now. Same KR problem. Time to unbolt the torque converter and either rule out, or prove the transmission.
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Been there too. May be time to walk away for a week or so.
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