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Old 02-28-2003, 05:49 PM   #11
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I live in Florida. Have any of you had experience with repo sales? We got our Taurus for 5K under Kelleybluebook. The sale was at a Ford dealership, and despite the fact that repos are sold as is, they agreed to fix a few things. Does Pontiac hold repo sales?
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Some dealerships have contracts with Repo yards and banks. Jr's3800 lives in FL too, so he might have an idea if there are any around you.
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O.K.- I have one more question: From what I've seen on this forum so far, the cracking of the intake seems to be a problem. I have read somewhere that starting a certain model year (99 i think) they already come equipped with the new 180 degree thermostat. Is that true? Also how would I go about checking if there is any cracking present in a used Bonneville (where would a potential crack be located). Can such damage be found on the dealer'* lot without taking things apart?
Also, what is your experience with Bonny transmissions overall? Is there any pattern of tranny failure?
Thanks again, y'all have been very helpful!
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to check for the linking intake manifold, the best and easiest thing you can do is take off the large "3800 Series II" Cover off of the engine by twisting off the oil fille cap (the entire stalk part of it) and then teh cover will lift right off. After you do this, just check around the base of the intake manifold, around all edges to check for any type of leak. As for the transmissions, the transmissions are very strong in the Bonnevilles and there are very few problems with them.
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