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Old 07-18-2013, 06:52 PM
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Hi, my name is Gottfried and I'm from Germany. Since three years, I'm owning (or better said it'* owning me) a 95er Pontiac TS 3.8. As you can imagine with some more or less problems. Every day is a surprise. But I, better said my wife, loves this dustbuster. I hope, I can find some hints and tips here and maybe I can add some experiences.

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Being on the other side of the ocean, I don't know how readily parts are available for your 3800. So If I may recommend, buying ahead of time coolant elbows and intake gaskets before they do decide to go. Unless you have replaced them recently?
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Welcome to the forum! This is the first time I have ever seen a Euro spec TS. Very interesting!
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Welcome to the forum! I agree with Travis, in that, I've never seen a Euro-spec TransSport van....those rear tails look kinda cool. How many miles on your TS? I also agree with Mike about the upper & lower intake gaskets on your 3.8. It also kinda looks like it has an Olds Silhouette-like front clip on it. Could we see more pics of this cool lookin' ride?
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Thx alot for this warm welcome. Apologize my late response, but I had to change the starter at the weekend which was absolutely ruined after over 200k kilometers.

Let me see, whether I can shoot some pics in different angles tomorrow.

In meantime, some more details:

- 210.000 kilometers
- grey interior
- 7 single leather seats

Since the last two years, I changed sparkplugs, their cables, battery, front brakes incl. discs, rear shock absorber, tires (to allseason), oil cooler hoses (custom tailored, due to the fact that they are still no longer manufactured), headlamp bulbs (somewhat brighter type), some brakepipes, the front wiper system, new TPS.
And this weekend, a new starter.

I'm still fighting with an intermittend QDM#4 error and a PO321 and P1361 and missfires on all 6 cylinders. Seems I have to change the ICM and/or the coils.
Luckily, I have a diagnose interface and software for this car that makes it easier to detect errors.
And I have a coolant leakage between the cylinder head and intake. Not much, but enough to refill every few weeks.

My favorite shop is Cars&Stripes in Germany, who can deliver the most spareparts. And, there is a Pontiac TS community where you can get some used parts.
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