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Old 05-21-2015, 09:47 PM   #11
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In 1997 the Lesabre Limited was rated #2 behind the Lexus 400.
Mine is garage kept and silver finish looks like new.
Major "problem" is rocker panel rust-out in Chicago'* salty winter roads due to plugged drainage holes. Mine has 133,840 miles and no major problems besides normal wear out items like shocks, tires, brakes, water pump, plugs, a/c clutch, wiper motor, etc.
Stainless steel exhaust is still fine.
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So whats the best type brand engine oil for the high milage GM engines? (besides buying the bottle labeled High Milage)
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I go to the quick lube joints every 3,000 miles - whatever coupon I get.
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Yeah, those 3800 engines are hard to kill. My best friend'* dad had an Olds 98 Regency, either a '90 or '91 model, and he got 400,000 miles out of it. He only quit driving the thing because the body got so rusted out he was afraid it might fall apart on him. It'* little wonder J.D. Power rated the 3800 one of the best engines of the 20th century.
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