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Old 06-17-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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I was out with my brother over the week and (we both took seperate cars) we were messing around going down a main road leaving town. There is a light with a 2 lane wide stop. I was messing with him trying to get him to race me. So I waited to see how he took off to see if he was racing or not. He lunged so I hit the gas, I spun my tires and took off, I caught him fairly quick and by 55 I did a fly by. --- I talked to him later when we got to our destination and I asked him if he was trying and he said.. I was Matted . Hehe my poor brother in his near mint condition 89 SSE . I wish I could get some photos of it so you could see how good condition it is in.
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I'd take you on....no SSE moulding adding that extra weight...does he have any mods?

See..now you have to come to TO for our meet....lol
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Hehe ya now I have to come lol.. No he doesnt have any mods other then his K&N and his high flow cat.
Id race you Might be a good match... when is the meet again? I might come take a peek for the day Im going to Port Huron anyways this weekend. Maybe Ill take the extra leg and make the venture up there, how many people are comeing?
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I don't have a K&N...yet, but I did the complete exhuast, my handling is way better now with the upper strut bar, my tires are new, and my timing chain and tensioner and brand spanking new. Its hard for me not to squak out of an intersection...lol

So far maybe 8-10 people...tryin to convince more to come...working on it, keep up to speed in the thread in NE US and CAN
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Okie Dokie Will do.!
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I don't have a K&N...yet, but I did the complete exhuast, my handling is way better now with the upper strut bar, my tires are new, and my timing chain and tensioner and brand spanking new. Its hard for me not to squak out of an intersection...lol
Hey Jim, how did your timing chain look when they took it out? When I get the $$ I'm going to change mine anyway to gain some lost power, and just to be safe.
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I asked them yesterday actually. The timing chain was not that bad, a bit of slack, only because of age. But I had a newer tensioner on my timing chain so that was helping. It caused a lot of commotion at the dealer. Why does a factory built 1989 3800 engine have a tensioner from 90-91?

The I was told the chain was in decent shape, but it would have been pointless not to change it while they were in there

In your case...if it ain't broke don't fix it
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the timing chains on the 92+ Bonnevilles are not a problem I don't think. They only really had a problem with them when the 3800 was first introduced. They got all the bugs worked out by the time the Series I 3800 was introduced.
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i had the same thing on my 87 with the newer tentioner and with 150,000ml on it the timing chain and it look new WTF
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