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Old 10-05-2002, 02:25 AM   #11
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All Ford sounds strong and nice.. my brothers Ford Aerostar has high flow cat, terminator muffler, and a few other mods... when you floor it.. it sounds mean.. but much like most Ford.. it'* all sound.. when you look at the speedo.. it ain't going that fast, granted that the SHO has the Yamaha engine in it, it still falls apart..
Ford reminds me of Domestic Rice...
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Old 10-05-2002, 02:37 AM   #12
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True, True you are correct
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You asked about SC'* and years to stay away from? MAYBE 92 to stay away from, the egr-less year, but talk to the rat about that. SC? I've read every post here, looking specifically for that type of problem, and haven't found anything. I think mine will outlast the engine, as long as I keep the oil fresh. The Eatons have a reputation for longevity, and all roots-type blowers for that matter. We run roots type vacuum pumps at work 24/7, and they run all year. We pull em once a year for new bearings....whether they need it or not. The SC will be the last thing to go. My 93 SSEi may not be a Series II, but it GOES like a bat out of hell. GO FOR IT! You already know the bonneville. Stick with something you're comfortable with.
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I have a 92 SSEi... and it does indeed have an EGR valve. More than likely the EGR-less models are exclusive to the VIN L models and not the VIN 1s.

As for the supercharger, the only potential problem that I could think of for anyone looking at buying one stems from incorrect information in the genuine GM shop manuals. They are printed to say that the SC is a sealed unit and cannot be serviced. Only later did they realize that you can and should check the SC oil level, and then they released a TSB for it. However, many dealerships and private mechanics don't check the TSBs. So the risk you take buying a used SC-equipped Bonneville is that, depending on where the car was serviced, you may have a car with 100,000+ miles on it that'* never had the SC fluid checked. Not necessarily a bad thing, but certainly risky.

As a side note, when you do get around to checking the SC fluid level, the fluid will smell REALLY bad. That'* perfectly normal, and is not a sign that your SC is in trouble.

As for my car, it'* 11 years old this month and has 119,000 miles on the clock. It still has the original SC, is 100% stock, and will open a can of serious whoop *** instantly on demand, and sounds damn good in the process. Having owned both a brand new 95 SSE NA and this used 92 SSEi, the 92 is by far the better performer, even with the 119K on the odometer.

Find a car lot that has a SSEi for sale, and take it out for a little ride. Experience the supercharger. You'll lose interest in that Taurus in no time.
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I've been waiting for you to jump in here Deathrat, Jr's3800, and I have ben trying to figure out the EGR'* for all models.....you answered the last remaining question. Is your EGR digital like my 93?
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Wair wait whats the EGR?
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Exhuat Gas Rrecirculation. Steals some hot exhaust gasses from the exhaust manifold, and pipes it back into the intake. They do this to help control NOx emmissions, but it has the side benefit of helping to control detonation.....you'd think by taking hot exhaust gasses and piping it into the intake, it would INCREASE cylinder temps, but it actually decreases them by adjusting volume.....the exhaust gasses won't re-burn, but some of the contaminants in it will.
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Willwren,

Yup, it'* digital.

The parts list I have shows the same one for 1992-93, part number 17092178, lists for $376.99 , and is for supercharged models only. All 1994 models use 17113283 ($197.40), and all 1995-99 models show 17113284 ($187.24).
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Don't sweat it....they're reliable as hell. Just 3 12-volt solonoids. A squirt of lube on the shafts and springs every now and then......AND if it fails, it doesn't kill the car. You can still drive. A junkyard or gmpartsdirect.com would be a bunch cheaper if it ever failed.
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