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Old 03-15-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Okay, so Saturday I'm planning on a road trip. Its gonna be my first in the Bonneville since I got it last September. I was just curious what you all do to prepare for a trip. What kind of things do you check for? The only problems Im aware of are my valve gaskets and upper intake are seeping oil. But I just got the coolant flushed (with the Green stuff) and new rotors up front. The trip is probably gonna be 700 miles round trip. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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700 miles round trip that is weak lol I did 2000 in 48 hours that was a crappy couple days just make sure tire pressure is correct and check all your fuids before you go other then that enjoy and be safe
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Your "upper intake" is really your SC, and it can't seep oil. It must be seeping coolant.

Before I went on that far of a trip I'd correct the coolant leak.

The valve covers should be addressed, but won't affect you on this trip. Just keep an eye on the oil level.
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700 miles round trip that is weak lol I did 2000 in 48 hours that was a crappy couple days just make sure tire pressure is correct and check all your fuids before you go other then that enjoy and be safe
lol...well, Im not worried about ME, I'm worried about a car with 106k on the clock. Didn't want to push the car too much. Not sure if the leaking oil was a big enough problem to worry about taking it on a trip. Was actually thinking about renting a car.
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Heh, 106k is nothing for a 3800, that is barely broke in. Find that leak and fix it. My uncle'* 94 SSEi had 262k on it when he sold it, and he drove it 300 miles a day.
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yeah i had 145,000 on mine about 4 months ago and i didnt almost 2000 miles in 4 days. Dont worry, she'll take care of you.
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I dont know where your going but If your going south Stop by Sarasota and visit the chicks on siesta key. Well maybe not this time of year. I miss FL. =/
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I dont know where your going but If your going south Stop by Sarasota and visit the chicks on siesta key. Well maybe not this time of year. I miss FL. =/
lol...actually, Im headed to Eutes/Orlando/Kissimmee then to St. Augustine and Back. Haven't been to Siesta Key in years, but I don't blame you for missing it.
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I lived 3 mins from seista key it was great
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Check your SPARE tire
Mine is supposed to be 60psi and when I checked it on my "new" 99 SSEi it was like 19...
Food for thought.
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