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Old 05-31-2003, 02:30 AM   #21
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Perhaps at speed...but those little ports cant compare with the '95'* grill in slow traffic or at idle.
I know..because I just came from havine a '95 to this LSS, and there is a heck of a difference.


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Steve, I belive those are the stock wheels for a '95 LSS. I have seen them on Royale LS'* as well, and I think there was a hubcap that was similar in style. Mine are 16" alloy, tire size is 225/60-16. They changed in '96 to the Aurora-style wheels.

lght, I haven't looked inside the airbox yet, I will look at it when I put in the K&N.

I'm not sure it makes a difference in cooling, as the 88 is a "bottom-feeder", but I do prefer the pre-'96 styling, for the front end at least. I like the cleaner profile of the '96 and later.
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If your not moving, your not scooping.

I've had 'em both, and I've seen a difference.

The only difference between the '95 and '96'* is the header panel ,bumper covers, body rub strips and tail light lenses. The dashpad is also different, with the ps airbag now hidden below the textured pad.
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DMC I thought they looked like the 15'*, if their 16'* they must be the LSS wheels. I wonder if there are any other 16'* H body Olds wheels ? Nice car BTW. These LSS'* and LS'* can be bought right now adays except for that L34 intake problem their a good deal. Im glad now I didnt buy one of the LS'* I looked at. If the intake went I would have been nearly to the amount I paid for the one I got, which by the way was not a good deal. I paid top dollar for a 60,000 mile car.
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Just when did I say it would overheat? Dont over react.

What I did say was that my LSS runs warmer in traffic than my '95 Royale did with its real grill.
It stands to reason...that fans can be more effective..if they have some air to pull. The '95 grill was larger, and therefore the fans were more effective.

At a standing position, the airdam isnt real effective...and that is when the fans are needing all the air they can get.
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I'm kind of jealous of all of you that have a water temp guage. The base Royale that I drive never came with a Water Temp Guage(I'm beginning to think they should have called it the Accountants Special Edition Package). I have to drive(esp. during the summer months) with the "What me Worry" attitude. Do you think it'* possible....no, no....I know it'* possible......Do you think it would be relatively easy to install an after market water temp guage. If so, where would the water temp sender get installed?
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Both the Royale and the LSS have the same temp gauges. Infact, wth the exception of the LSS'* tach and digital odometer, off setting the Royale'* analog, they are the same cluster.

Unfortunately, neither gauge can be assumed to be "extremely" accurate..as it isnt even graduated in fine increments. I feel, however, that they do give a rough idea as to whats happening in the water jacket.

A few years ago, I saw a aftmkt temp monitorig kit..for a 5.7 chev I believe, that tapped into the engines existing temp sensor harness.
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Ol'Timer so long as your red light comes on when you first turn the key, it will let you know before you get really hot. It will also get your attention sooner than a guage that is up 1/8 of an inch or so.
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Ol'Timer so long as your red light comes on when you first turn the key, it will let you know before you get really hot. It will also get your attention sooner than a guage that is up 1/8 of an inch or so.
Yeah, but I hate it when I have to go into a "Panic Mode" and try and figure out WTF went wrong. The "Red Light" really does grab your attention. I had a water cooled VW once and the water temperature switch that controlled the cooling fans failed while I was sitting in traffice once. I wasn't paying attention to the gauge going into the Danger Zone. Fortunately, it had a blinking LED backup warning light that definitely cried out for my attention. I was smart enough to turn the A/C on so that the radiator fans would kick on and that saved the day. Still, it would be nice to have a water temp gauge. If not sooner, than on my next H-Body.
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