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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 07-06-2005, 05:57 PM   #11
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Thanx guys. Im about to *dreadfully* go work on it now in the 100 degree weather.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:59 PM   #12
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Supercharged!! You might want to add SC to your signature for supercharged. This way people don't think you are an naturally aspirated.

Did the coil pack crack, over heat, melt...you mention something is burning them up. One of the first things you should probably check is the postive and negative battery cables..check all connections by disassembling them, cleaning and putting back together. There should be connections at the fuse area under the hood, battery and starter, alternator.

That should get you started on one of the usual items, more people should be chiming in soon as well with more experience.
Isnt that what the "SSE" denotes? Did they make an N/A SSE? And i'll work on all that. Thanx!
All SSEi'* are supercharged. Only some SSE'* were.
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It would be nice to have another 3800 to put your coil’* and ignition module on and make sure they are bad. That should be any 3800 made after 1991 but there are always exceptions.
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Nope, it'll work on ANY 3800. But it will only bolt straight up to a 92-05 [non GXP]. It'll bolt up with an extra bolt or two to hold it to the LN3'* [88-91] ICM bracket. But as long as it is grounded to the block, you are good to go. However, it would make more sense to use an ICM and coil assembly from a KNOWN WORKING 3800-powered car.


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Yeah, I put the old assembly back on the Trans Sport and it started suffering from the same problems as my Bonny had before, lol. Im gonna throw a new O2 senser and Accell coil packs and wish for the best..
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NO!

Not ACCEL! They're the worst on the market. OEM AC Delco or MSD 8224'* ONLY!!

PLEASE!
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Take my advice...listen to willwren.. there'* some definate experience talking.

While he'* sometimes a little rough around the edges, he'* supposedly got nice legs...lol
That roughness is cause he hasn't had it in a while (ya know...zilla'* still apart..needs an SC fix)
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Accels are yellow. That'* all they have going for them. They have a HORRIBLE reputation, weaker spark, bad out of the box, and limited lifetime (sometimes as short as 30 days). If you bought them already, TAKE THEM BACK!

And I do have nice legs. Ask Tracy.
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Whew. Thanx for the heads up! No I havnt gotten them yet, but I defietly wont get the accels now, haha..
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Bill is so mean. I've got accels, and they work just fine. But since the price is the same for the MSD'*, get those instead.


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