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Old 01-06-2010, 03:31 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We took the car back to the dealer and they decided it'* the starter so they have replaced that. The husband doesn't seem too sure that'* the problem - but I guess we'll see when we pick it up tonight. Otherwise, we'll be starting down your great list of suggestions.

Also -I may not have been super clear in my original post about what exactly is going on when I try to start the car......I turn the key to start and all of the accessories turn on like I've started the car. All of the guages read, headlights work, interior lights work, radio works, heat and air work.......but that'* it. No click like the engine is thinking it might start or anything. It'* so frustrating!!!
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Was told by my Dad, the "great gear head" that it may have been the bentix? inside the starter. He says usually those can go bad since all of the abuse when starting the car goes right to that piece. I hope that is the case, we'll soon find out.

Side note to all, we are new to bonnes and i was wondering if a sc from an ssei would work as a bolt on to my sle. If not what else would i need?
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Here is a good thread to read. I may be doing one in a month or so...
https://www.gmforum.com/performance-137/installing-supercharger-na-engine-279634/
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Thanks. Looks like a sh** ton of work. Lol might just stick with stock and add a intake to it.
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Theres a lot of stuff you can do without supercharging

Cold air intake, HV3 from ZZP (this was a personal favorite of mine before I went SC), ported manifolds, other engine mods, a tune of course
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Oh yea. Port and polish your LIM. I did that one and it increased the fun factor in my butt dyno.
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Yea more mods is always more fun. What about exhaust? Anybody find a good one or do y'all just use the gxp exhaust?
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