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Old 12-01-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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im lucky i have a 99-00 sle ...with 3800 V 6 non super charge ...any advice... tips ...sugestions to keep her going.....a young 70.000 miles ...want to give to my uncle some day in perfect working order.....whats my game plan
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Bonnevilles are pretty easy to keep around for 250-300k miles. No special attention required. No secret tricks. A normal maintenance schedule. Drive On.
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Change your fluids and filters as needed. Keep things clean and address any problems right away. That'* about it.
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Note: Danthurs car is NOT a poster child for making your Bonne run forever.
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Don't to forget to sing to her when you give'r a bath...what... Com'on you guys do it to...don't you?!
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One of my suggestions to keep it running forever would be to change out the lower intake gaskets with GM dealership aluminum ones. While the upper intake is off, plug the coolant port holes in it with something like JB Weld.

This addresses the two biggest motor killing issues. Now the lower intake gaskets can't collapse in and cause leaks and the upper intake can crack int eh EGR area and will never fill the motor with coolant.
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Don't to forget to sing to her when you give'r a bath...what... Com'on you guys do it to...don't you?!
Dobie Dobie Dooooooo, Wa Doobie doobie........Boosty even puts 'is shower cap on. I should talk, mine'* getting 'er 3rd paint job in 3 years.
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I knew it...Com'on Danthrus...You know you sing to your baby!
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