1992 Bonneville..Should I buy this one? - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2008, 01:06 AM   #11
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: burb of detroit. 2 miles north of 8 mile Rd.
Posts: 2,028
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
samueljackson is on a distinguished road
Default

i dont think anyone has a "set in stone" mileage for the timing chain, but you should be fine on that.

as i previously stated, i would definitely recomend changing the LIM gaskets. besides that, looks like you have a good list to start with. maybe add pcv valve to it.

and if you do decide to do the lim, it is a good idea to change the stat, injector o-rings, and the 2 coolant sensors.
samueljackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 01:11 AM   #12
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jfont7 is on a distinguished road
Default

I will definitely follow your advice on the LIM and the other ancillary parts you mentioned.

I saw some detailed instructions on replacing the LIM somwhere and it did not look that bad.

Appreciate the input!
jfont7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 01:18 AM   #13
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: burb of detroit. 2 miles north of 8 mile Rd.
Posts: 2,028
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
samueljackson is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfont7
I will definitely follow your advice on the LIM and the other ancillary parts you mentioned.

I saw some detailed instructions on replacing the LIM somwhere and it did not look that bad.

Appreciate the input!
no, its not that bad at all.

by myself i had done mine in about 2-3 hours. that was with air tools for removal. NEVER use pneumatics for insallation!

and your welcome

and be sure to keep us posted on the negotiation

p.*. if he doesnt want to let it go go $1000 or less, be sure to mention that the SE is the lowest trim level with limited options, everything listed before is basic and standard for a bonneville.
samueljackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 01:22 AM   #14
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jfont7 is on a distinguished road
Default

I will definitely downgrade the car to him as much as possible to try and get to that 800 dollar level.

That would be sweet if this one of those diamonds in the rough that I could get 250 thousand out of with little repairs needed.

Don't know why GM is discontinuing the 3.8 soon. They are definitely going with theglobal engine platforms now.

I'll keep you posted of the negotiation and how it performs after I conduct a through tune up on it.
jfont7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 01:32 AM   #15
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: burb of detroit. 2 miles north of 8 mile Rd.
Posts: 2,028
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
samueljackson is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfont7
Don't know why GM is discontinuing the 3.8 soon. They are definitely going with theglobal engine platforms now.
well, its a great engine, my personal favorite, but its still a push rod engine, and frankly, getting to be out dated. ohc is more effecient. engines with the the cam in the block will shortly, be very limited, if not phased out all together.
samueljackson is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How should i position my subs and how should i wire them in a 2000 bonneville? zachattack2795 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 5 11-24-2010 11:18 PM
Should I buy one? GoldenBullet Lounge 4 02-09-2007 12:57 AM
I should buy another Bonneville captainmiller Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 18 07-15-2006 11:36 PM
1992 Park Avenue.... might buy one gmtorque General GM Chat 8 03-05-2005 02:32 PM
SHOULD I BUY?? '96 Bonneville SSEi - 168k miles bjoe311 General GM Chat 8 02-13-2005 01:50 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:59 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.