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Old 12-17-2006, 06:26 PM   #21
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Hans, check the core support and inner fenders. That front close-up look funny, like the hood is high, and the bumper is drooping. Personal opinion, 30% chance that thing has had a front hit, bad enough to hurt the core support.
If that'* OK, jump on it, then readjust the fit.
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Looks like a decent deal for a very good year of Bonneville.

As long as those Taylor wires were not abused they should be fine. I'm still running with mine since I swapped in 03. They are better than stock but you can do better if you want.

Hurry up and buy it before someone else does.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:28 PM   #23
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Hans, check the core support and inner fenders. That front close-up look funny, like the hood is high, and the bumper is drooping. Personal opinion, 30% chance that thing has had a front hit, bad enough to hurt the core support.
If that'* OK, jump on it, then readjust the fit.



The hood latch needs to be adjusted...its not nearly tight enough....The paint on the hood/bumper and fenders is original....


I'm thinking I'm going to wait around for a while before I jump on it....
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:15 AM   #24
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Have that engine oil psi tested with a real gage first, you dont want an engine with poor oil psi
Nice color lol
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:48 PM   #25
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... I'd try to talk them down to $2600 due to the known issues it has, and the possibility of some major issues. If they don't budge, I'd walk...
These cars seem to command a higher price here in the west. $2600 would be awful low for a Bonneville out here. [Side bar - You should have seen the clapped-out 92 SSE for $2500 I saw in Minot ND last week. Rusty, some dents, front end plastic missing...a real POS!...they'd be lucky to get $200 for it, IMO.] Keep in mind that everything is so spread out in this area that high mileage most likely includes a lot of highway time. We do seem to put more miles on our cars, though. And we don't get near the rust problems in this arid region that some of you get back east (you schleps in MI, I FEEL your pain ), so bodies tend to last a bit longer.

THIS would **** me off, however:
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I hate it when dealers think I want to pay to drive a rolling billboard. At least it'* not a metal plate that they drilled holes to install.
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^ There is not only a dealer sticker on my car, but also a front plate for the original dealership that my car is from Mind you the owner before me (my grandfather) has always been good friends with the owner of the dealership, but come on... I hate free advertising.

I'm swapping out the front plate today.
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Hans...there'* always fly out to NEBF and buy a car for the meet and then drive home.

We have the SSEi'*..
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Hans, as I told you on the phone Saturday, stay very far away from a Bonneville with low oil pressure.
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Hans, as I told you on the phone Saturday, stay very far away from a Bonneville with low oil pressure.
what are causes of low oil pressure on the 3800?
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I'd agree. If you can not confirm that the low oil pressure is due to a bad sender or gauge, there'* just too many problems that could develop with that engine. It seems like so much extra to go through by planning on replacing the engine if there are other options available.
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