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Old 10-31-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm a new forum member (signed up a while back, but just getting around to browsing & posting). I've owned two Pontiacs over the years... a '95 Grand Am with 300k+ miles (which melted down a few years ago during a heatwave); and until this last September, a '02 Bonneville SLE with 46k miles (when it caught fire).

If you have Facebook, here are some photos of the rubble. If not, here are a few photos...







Now hoping to buy another Bonneville this weekend.

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Welcome to the forum!!! sorry to hear about your other pontiacs.
What year and trim for the new one and do you have any plans on moding it
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Sorry to hear about the fire. What kind of 'Ville are you looking at getting?

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Thanks for the welcome. Hopefully an '05 GXP or an '03 SLE. Mods, just the usual that could be done with a Bonneville... tires, wheels, timing, filtration, exhaust, etc. Maybe lower it a little.
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Pssssh...get an SSEi. It'* the best kind of 'Ville there is!
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warning you cant really mod a gxp non flashable pcm, no different exhaust available as far as headers, manifolds, ect cant even play with the guts of the motor
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warning you cant really mod a gxp non flashable pcm, no different exhaust available as far as headers, manifolds, ect cant even play with the guts of the motor
Which is why SSEi'* are the bestest!
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Which is why SSEi'* are the bestest!
Bestest what the hell we've gone coco for coaco puffs
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Bestest what the hell we've gone coco for coaco puffs
We're talking about awesome SSEi'*, not my grammar.
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Luis...that'* one messed up Bonnie! There were some engine fire problems with some of the bonnies and it had to do with a leaking oil fill cap/spout and when the engine was warmed and hard breaking would seep oil from the spout onto the exhaust manifold. The best way to avoid engine compartment fires is to keep the engine bay clean, and repair any leaks asap.

IMO...Look for a good SSEi...much more you can do with it once the mod bugs bites.
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