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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 04-23-2003, 07:00 PM   #1
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After doing some searching/calling around, I was able to find a good deal. This place near me has about 30 engines for my car and several under 25k miles. I'm looking at one w/ 17k from a 97 buick, one w/ 19k from a 98 buick, and one w/ 23k also from a 98 buick. All cost $850. This place also installs them for $650. Best of all they have a 100 day parts/labor warranty. $1500 is damn good. I planned on spending that much this summer on mods so if i can borrow some money from the parents, they'll be paid off by the fall plus i'll have all of my insurance money covered for a year from june (summer internships are nice)

I also was looking around for a l67 but couldn't find any in my area past a 95 so it wouldn't be a series 2, not to mention the miles on the ones i did find.

Man, i'm pretty happy about this one. Still a little pised that i can't do any modding but having an engine that has 80k less miles on it is good for a few ponys right? And i get to keep my bonnie good as new w/ a new engine and tranny plus everything else i replaced over the years.

Just thought i'd keep ya posted
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NICE... mods will never been done as long as you have love and passion for your cars... I know sure.. money always help.. Good to hear that you'll be gettin a new engine. Keep us posted.. see if he'll allow you to take some pics while they're doing it and say it'* for your club..
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It a good thing i didn't rush into anything yet. Today i got another estimate on a rebuild $2100!!! that'* much better than the other two estimates plus it come w/ a one year warranty. I was real close to getting a 17k miles engine installed for 1500 which came w/ a 100day warranty but looks like i'm going for the rebuild. $600 more is worth the 1 year warranty

Does anyone know if it costs much more to bore out the cylinders a little more when they do the rebuild? Also, does the computer make up for the increased cyilnder volume all by it'* self, or is the volume made the same by increasing the rod length or piston height?
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Those prices sound pretty decent for low mileage engines. They'll probably last you longer than you'll want to keep the car.
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95naSTA,

Where abouts in PA did you find those engines for sale? I live in Central Bucks county and with 196,000 miles on the clock, with everything else in excellent shape, I may be interested in buying one down the road. Thanks for the info.
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hey i'm a block inside philly near huningdon valley. I got those prices at http://www.als-auto.com/ they have well over 30 engines and many under 30k all for 850 or less for series 2 i did look for the sc engines for 1995(same as 94?) but they had some miles on those, you might want to consider getting a l36 engine and comp as an option, i think that the tranny would work, just a though, same hp but less tq.

W/ al'* i've talked to two people that have done work w/ them and checked out the better business bearu, the two people said they had no problems and the bbb only had one complaint that was resolved.

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Jeez, guys! It feels like home, again. I'm a displaced Warminster boy myself! I used to get all my stuff for my Cutlass down there! Good shop.
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Jeez, guys! It feels like home, again. I'm a displaced Warminster boy myself! I used to get all my stuff for my Cutlass down there! Good shop.
lol, anywhere near arch bishop wood?
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Hey! I'm from Levittown, and Hatboro before that... Used to get a lot of parts and goofy stuff from Lou'* in Willow Grove - never dealt with Al'*... they're right behind Neshaminy mall, right?

I'm considering replacing my transaxle (4T60-E) with a later 4T65-E from them (Al'*). Does anyone know if that would be a drop-in or am I lining up for some big headaches?

Please keep us posted if you have any dealings with them... a reputable wreckers is a great asset.
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The only difference between them is that the 60 is controlled by vacuum and the 65 is electronic. You may have to replace your PCM when you do this. Lou'* is a good yard, as well.

My sister went to Wood! I think I saw the intersection at Street and York Roads every day that I lived there. I lived up behind what is now Warminster Square ( used to be Tudor Square). We used to hang back in what is now the golf course - drinking and smoking...the good ole days! I smell a road trip soon... a couple of peeps I know have been bugging me to come up anyway.
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