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Old 11-15-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone, I just got a 1998 Bonneville SE for $100. The owner thought the car had a blown head gasket. So did I when I purchased it. Thanks to this forum I found out about the UIM gasket failures, and was able to repair the vehicle with very little out of pocket expense. I will post a piture soon. Yes I did block off the coolant ports to the throttle body.
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Hi John!

Welcome to the Bonneville Forum! You got yourself a pretty sweet deal there. I'm anxious to see some pictures. Where about in Oregon are you?
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Hi John. Thanks for posting an introduction for us. I'm glad the forum has been helpful for you. You obviously know how to use the search feature and to browse through the various sections, but if you ever get stuck don't hesitate to start a thread with your issues.

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Good deal on the car. Glad we were able to help save you a lot of money. Look forward to those pictures.
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Hi John! Welcome to the forum! you got an awesome deal on your bonnie good going!
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Thanks to everyone for the welcome greetings. I'm in the Eugene Or area. Here is a picture of my newest Bonneville. The timing of this purchase couldn't have been better. I was getting ready to retire my old 1989 Bonny. My plan was to get the 1998 car running, then sell the 1989. As luck would have it I had an accident friday on the way home. I'm fine, but the car is a total. I look forward to being part the forum. I was surprised there was such a following for the Bonneville. After looking at the forum, I think I would like to get a SSEi around a yr 2000 or 2001.
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If your looking for speed, the SSEi is the way to go.
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If your looking for speed, the SSEi is the way to go.
X2.....lot'* of extra umph you can get from these beasts.
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X3 mines just getting started on the power boost there are a lot of 2000-03 SSEi'* hanging around for sale and you can get them fairly cheap i got mine for $3500
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X4. The SSEi is the car for speed and power. As you know the SE and SLE also have a good amount of power.
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