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Old 01-27-2007, 06:31 PM   #21
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could it be a grand am then? I really don't know the gp'* of that vintage. I always thought they were ugly. I probably wont be taking it at this point then.
heres the looks diffrence

Grand Am in 1995




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and heres a SE grand Prix
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Just did some check in 95 i dont think the Grand Prix had a 4cylnder option.

I did a auto trader search for the whole US in 95 for a grand prix with a 4. came up with 0

i think its a grand AM then
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I just did the same thing, and came to the same conclusion. I also looked on the quad4forums and it looks like the no start issues can be very difficult to track down along with known head gasket issues. I really think I'm going to pass on this. Thanks for looking.
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Any way you look at it, time is against you. If the oil already looks that bad, consider the whole bottom end to be toast.
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could it be a grand am then? I really don't know the gp'* of that vintage. I always thought they were ugly. I probably wont be taking it at this point then.
I don't recall a Grand Prix ever having a 4 cylinder engine, but the Grand Am'* had quad-4'* and a couple different types of V6'* in the GT'*. So this may be a Grand Am with the Quad-4. Those are decent engines, but like earlier said, head gaskets are the major problem with the Quad-4'*. I'm with everyone else on this, a free car, 1995......i'd take it in a heartbeat.
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Here is the way I see it. If you can get it towed for less than $50, call the local junkyard and see what they pay. If it is $100, have it towed there and pocket the $50.

or check craigslist for people who pay to buy cars. they'll pay $50-100 and pick it up for you.

If you want to try and fix it, let me know. I love tearing into old cars. If I had a place to store it, I'd take it. it'd give me something to do on the weekends...
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TAKE IT!! Shouldn't be hard to find a V6 subframe in the JY, and then an L67 swap is easy enough...
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i'd avoid this. for one, it'* a grand am. the grand prix of that era never came with a 4 cylinder. second, it'* either going to be a coil/icm, or the head gasket. if it'* coil/icm, you're golden. if it'* the head gasket, you're going to regret this gift. if you have the time and storage to part it out, then go for it. otherwise, i guarantee you're in for an expensive project.
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i'd avoid this. for one, it'* a grand am. the grand prix of that era never came with a 4 cylinder. second, it'* either going to be a coil/icm, or the head gasket. if it'* coil/icm, you're golden. if it'* the head gasket, you're going to regret this gift. if you have the time and storage to part it out, then go for it. otherwise, i guarantee you're in for an expensive project.
if its a head gasket you can toss it on craiglist or tow it to a junkyard and still come out ahead.
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The GP did come with the Quad 4 until 92 actually. Just for reference.
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