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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 08-30-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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I just fixed everything on my bonneville yesterday... Car rode perfectly fine like new..... Today it decided to throw a rod... Im guessing thats wat happened because i heard a noise like something had fell then i saw a lot of smoke coming from under the hood. I opened the hood and the fans had stopped rotating and oil was leaking.. So i parked on the side of the street and saw a trail of oil behind the car.. I put more oil into the engine, cranked the car, and all the oil came completely out. Another engine??? Or can this be fixed?

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time for an engine swap, how many clicks did it have?
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When what should be inside the engine is outside, that'* never a good sign. However, try to find where the oil is coming from before you toss out the engine.
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its not comin from the oil pan itself though its floodin like right in front of the oil pan
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Check the oil level sensor.
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I'm right there with Dan. Find the leak before you condemn it. Then you'll be able to determine what happened.

It'* possible to have hit something and taken out the oil sensor or oil filter etc.
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so what is the loud knock noise im hearing? and wat was the loud noise i heard before all the smoke???
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Indicators of major issues. How major is the question. These motors don't usually lose a rod through the block. Sure it'* possible, but even in built up 3800, it'* uncommon.
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i know thats what i figured?? and im getting ready to sell it for 500 bucks!!!! i need to go check under the car....
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just tell the buyer the knocking noise is turbo
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