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Old 08-02-2006, 11:13 PM   #11
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Scott, That is a commendable act on your part. Utilizing resources & a good heart to help an elderly woman is truly a gift.
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Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I only have an SE. . .Is this the same compressor used for the ELC air struts? Or is it just like a little accessory air compressor the kind you can buy at Walmart for under $20, to inflate your tires, air mattress, and stuff like that? Pictures? Can one add this to an SE? C'mon SSEi owners, tell us what we're missing!
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No, doesn't sound stupid. The air inflator in the trunk is an extension of the Atomatic Level Control. It utilizes the ALC compressor. There is a schrader fitting to connect hose along with a pushbutton (in trunk) to run compressor. All 2000+ Bonnevilles have ALC, but only the SSEi'* appear to have the air inflator function back in the trunk. The compressor is located in the right rear wheel well in the area behind the rr wheel.
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Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I only have an SE. . .Is this the same compressor used for the ELC air struts? Or is it just like a little accessory air compressor the kind you can buy at Walmart for under $20, to inflate your tires, air mattress, and stuff like that? Pictures? Can one add this to an SE? C'mon SSEi owners, tell us what we're missing!
if you want to do it.....its pretty easy, lots of explaining, but if interested i can hook ya up with the parts for it
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I thought that the pump it used was the same on thats unter the hood by the intake tube. Huh, oh well. its great for filling up smaller things. I was trying to fill an air mattress the other day and it was taking forever!
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Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I only have an SE. . .Is this the same compressor used for the ELC air struts? Or is it just like a little accessory air compressor the kind you can buy at Walmart for under $20, to inflate your tires, air mattress, and stuff like that? Pictures? Can one add this to an SE? C'mon SSEi owners, tell us what we're missing!


if you want to do it.....its pretty easy, lots of explaining, but if interested i can hook ya up with the parts for it

This can be done on an SE? Please tell me more
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Thats a good deed. good karma for you dbeast.
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I hope it doesn't go flat again in a more inconvinient place.
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I hope it doesn't go flat again in a more inconvinient place.
From what Scott said, it may have just been flat from having been left unchecked for a very long time. I see that all the time.

There a more people who never pay attention to their car'* needs than there are who do, IMO.

I knew couple who kept buying used Camaros and would always blow the motors. I asked what the problem seemed to be with their cars and they had no idea. They didn't know what the motor even looked like. When I asked about changing oil, checking fluids etc., they looked at me all funny like and told me that they just put gas in it and drive it.

Amazing ignorance!

The there'* the fact that many older retired people leave their cars parked for long periods of time. The tires often go slowly flat.
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I thought that the pump it used was the same on thats unter the hood by the intake tube.
In earlier years with ELC, the compressor is under the hood. In later years (96+ ?) it'* in the trunk by the right tire well.

We always keep a little under $20 compressor (Wal-mart style, made in China, etc.) in the trunk of my wife'* car, the kind that is powered from the cigar lighter socket. We use it when camping to fill the air mattress, and we've used it to add air to the spare when changing a flat, to inflate bicycle tires if we forget the hand pump, and on several occasions just like in this thread: to help out a coworker or friend who has neglected their tire pressure and has a flat without an actual puncture.
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