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Old 02-10-2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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hi, just would like to make a brief intro to everyone, im new to the forum'* and infact new to pontiac'*. in 7 years of driving ive had all oldsmobiles my last being a 1996 cut supreme RIP 192,300 miles. Anyways I now have a 1999 SE and would like some insight on these cars like trouble spots, good mods for performance etc... thanks for your help, its greatly appreciated.
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welcome you will find everything you need to know right here
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Welcome to the club!

As for trouble spots, look in the TechInfo and read the Stickies in the 92-99 section. In a nut shell, watch your coolant levels. Loosing coolant is a sign of a failing upper intake manifold and failing lower intake gaskets. Otherwise, very reliable cars! 101K on mine and counting...
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Hey, welcome.


As for performance, there are a TON of things you can do to your car. The sky is the limit. What exactly are you looking for?
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You and I went in opposite directions, I went Ponty to Olds, you went Olds to Ponty...

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Yea while most guys my age (early 20'*) fell victim to the "import craze" i found a way to stay loyal to Olds and GM. in regards to performance, i like to do my own custom intake and exhaust work but for down the road id like some idea of who sells performance parts for these cars. I know of primarily Intense and of course SLP being that they are right in my back yard. Also if anyone has a lowered bonneville id like to hear from them as well. Is there any difference in powertrains between bonneville and grand prix. thanks for the help.
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The GP and the Bonneville run off the same engine and tranmission, the NA version of the GP (SE, GT) are rated at 200 hp due to the U-bend as opposed to the 205 in the NA Series 2 Bonneville

The GTP is faster then the Bonneville SSEi, stock for stock the GTP is lighter, making it faster.
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