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Old 03-01-2004, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default please help answer my question about engine style

can somebody please tell me what the sse, ssei, and the other models mean?
i have a 92 bonnie sse. im an audio guru but not to familiar with engines and stuff.
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SSEi has a supercharger, most of the rest don't. Depends upon the options selected at time of purchase.

SSE may or may not. Easy enough to tell if you pop your hood, tho...
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and if u have a supercharged sse u will have a boost gauge instaed of a volt gauge. right?
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Correct. And the SC models have 2 belts on the engine, not one.
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SE. SSE. SSEi dont meant nothing. Just trim levels

SLE is the only onre with a meaning Sport Luxury Edition

SE is standard pretty much

SSE is like an upgrade

SSEi is the top of the line model with the supercharger and all bells and whistle (Accept the 92 year with some wierd options)
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and if u have a supercharged sse u will have a boost gauge instaed of a volt gauge. right?
like ME!!!!!!!!!
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SSE and SSEi share the same body. The front bumper on both models say SSE. The bumper thing is on the 92-99 models.
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Think of an SSE as a non-supercharged SSEi (in most cases). Almost all options available on an SSEi are available on an SSE, but it'* not easy to find one loaded like that.

You have the 92, so you need to figure out if you have an EGR valve. One of the sticky posts in 92-99 may pertain to you.

Bonneville production numbers and specs are also listed in Techinfo. Please take the time to read that. We have a wealth of information already accumulated.
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SSE and SSEi share the same body. The front bumper on both models say SSE. The bumper thing is on the 92-99 models.
yeah what he said


Same as the 2000-2004

The SLE (which took over the SSE) share the SSEi body.
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Geez, that was the most unorganized rambling i've seen yet today.

The two main drivetrains are Supercharged, and Naturally Aspirated. SSEi is the only one with the supercharger standard, but it was a rare option for others.
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