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Old 06-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Well I've been fixing this 2000 SSEi almost constant since I got it. Here'* the list.

Gas Guage,Radiator Flush&180 thermostat,Left Front hub,Left half shaft,New tires(old ones hydroplaned too easy)Oil pressure switch,Tranny Shift Kit(Extreme).

When I got the car I didn't know it was going to be a money pit.

I want to thank all who put together the How-To'* and Common Problems
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Any older car will need to be maintained. If that wasn't by the last owner then you will need to make up for that. These are strong cars and will run a long time. It will get better.
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Mrpontiac...I got your list beat with my 2000 SSEi

180T
Left Front Hub
Right Front Hub
Tranny Filter and Fluid
Fuel Filter
Left and Right Tail Light harness
Trunk Lif Reflector
Left Tail Light Assembly
Right Tail Light Assembly
Right Headlight Assembly
Left Headlight Assembly
Three Coil Packs
New Plug Wires
New Plugs
Intense Shift Kit
Steering Wheel Buttons
Heads Up Display/Dimmer Switch Assembly
New Factory OEM AM/FM/CD Radio
Trunk Seal
New Exhaust - TOGS, 3", Goerlich Hi Flo Cat, Magnaflow Mufflers
Oil Pressure Switch
Radiator Flush (Dexcool eject)
3.5 MPS

Still to do..part on hand -

LIM Gaskets
UIM Gaskets
1:9 Rockers
105 Springs
3.2 Pulley
Engine Dress Kits
Vacuum Hoses
Tune-Tune-Tune

I use a standard repair opportunity to add in mod'*...it makes it much more fun and feel less like a choir.
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I'd whip my list out, but then Bill would come along and beat me.
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Mrpontiac...I got your list beat with my 2000 SSEi

180T
Left Front Hub
Right Front Hub
Tranny Filter and Fluid
Fuel Filter
Left and Right Tail Light harness
Trunk Lif Reflector
Left Tail Light Assembly
Right Tail Light Assembly
Right Headlight Assembly
Left Headlight Assembly
Three Coil Packs
New Plug Wires
New Plugs
Intense Shift Kit
Steering Wheel Buttons
Heads Up Display/Dimmer Switch Assembly
New Factory OEM AM/FM/CD Radio
Trunk Seal
New Exhaust - TOGS, 3", Goerlich Hi Flo Cat, Magnaflow Mufflers
Oil Pressure Switch
Radiator Flush (Dexcool eject)
3.5 MPS

Still to do..part on hand -

LIM Gaskets
UIM Gaskets
1:9 Rockers
105 Springs
3.2 Pulley
Engine Dress Kits
Vacuum Hoses
Tune-Tune-Tune

I use a standard repair opportunity to add in mod'*...it makes it much more fun and feel less like a choir.
I don't need anything more go wrong with this SSEi, Don't give it any hints, I think it can hear what I'm thinking or reading what some of the common problems are.I still have to pay the credit card for most of this work first.
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I never would have taken the survo'* out of a tranny without your help on here!GREAT SITE!!!!!!
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I don't need to one up anyone. I'd rather help... ask me questions. One day you might find something I haven't had to fix or decided to dink with.
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One day you might find something I haven't had to fix or decided to dink with.
..and on that day dogs and cats will be living together, there will be no more wars, the heavens will part and pigs will fly!
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I have to admit that my short time of owning my bonneville has cost me some money also but I look at it as I now know what I have and I really like the car!

*Oil sending Unit
*New $185.00 Battery at Sears (would not even start without jump to come off the top of the transport truck.
*Fuel Filter
*AC Delco OEM Wires
*New Iridium AC Delco Plugs
*Weapon R Secret Intake with Ram Air II Kit
*Steering Wheel Positioning Sensor
*Front Trans Motor Mount
*New set of BOSCH Windshield Wipers
*All 4 Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors and Pads
*A Supercharger Boost Module
*updated side emblems "SSEi Supercharged"
*HID Headlights
*Plus more in the Mods like Red painted Calipers and Red interior bulbs

Getting the sides retinted real soon

I will check into the trans shift kit with Intense that I am hearing on the forum. Also going to go with a smaller pulley. I am still deciding on what pulley size is the best to get so that i do not have problems.

Has anyone ever used Weter Water by Redline Products. They claim 20 degree drop in temps.
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