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Old 08-24-2007, 01:33 PM   #31
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WTH

Am I missing something?
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #32
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I think he agrees with you, Jim and found it funny how succinctly you spoke to the defense of your powertrain.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:01 PM   #33
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Yep, agree with Ya 100% Jim and You pretty much said it in a nutshell. In the mood to find pretty much anything funny today, ahhhhhh, except the dreaded ban button, Jim, Buddy old pal........
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:19 PM   #34
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The N* sound great when they have the right exhaust.... Like Jims car.... Thats the way they should sound... Gotta love Twin Magnaflows...

The N* is a picky motor.. But it can't be neglected at all..

We all know Both Jim and John take care of the cars the way they should be taken care of.. May be driven hard, but still taken care of..

And yes I agree, its very expensive to replace a N* motor when it dies... In some cases a JY unit is the way to go.. In other cases it may be best to just junk the car..

When we were at the LKQ in Daytona the other day we saw several Aurora'* in the yard... 98-00 or 01 I believe... 1 Was missing the 4.0 but had the 4T80-E..... The other was missing both... We wondered what kind of abuse it took to kill a 4T80-E that the person took it.... That sucker looked like a THM400 turned sideways with an extra gear... If you have never seen a 4T80-E in person... Its freaking Huge...

The Other had both the Motor and the 4T80-E... I think it had 120k on it.. Totally unharmed.. The TB and MAF were long gone( Think someone was modding )...

There was 1 3800 L36 in the yard... 103k.... Again unharmed... I'll bet we could guess what killed it...


And yes John, I agree in the near future all we will have is throw away motors..

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Old 08-24-2007, 02:43 PM   #35
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I'm tryin to figure out was my Rivera cousin found so funny with my first post?
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If the Northstar had ANYWHERE near the 3800 aftermarket. You'd all be grovelling at my feet.

I was laughing about the whole groveling at your feet thing. I found it funny.


In all honesty I like the Northstar , its a refined & complex motor that has one life. I look at it this way. If you can afford to have a Northstar, so be it. I can't, I would love to have an STS but the though tof oil sippage would haunt me.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:38 PM   #36
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The pride of Oldsmobile soldiers on until our photographer, Morgan Segal, whom we inexplicably put in the driver’* seat, hits a tractor tire. Segal limps back to the pits with the front suspension so far toed out that the tires squeal when the car travels in a straight line. We struggle through the last 30 minutes in 22nd place, only to find that we’ve won the uncoveted “People’* Curse.” We’re to be crushed come morning.

Day Two

Lamm had planned to destroy the cursed car by dropping it from a crane or running over it with a tank. Neither proved feasible. In the end, three women with pickaxes, claw hammers, and sledgehammers savage the Aurora. Unsatisfied with the level of “destruction,” the crowd rolls the Aurora onto its roof. Cheers erupt. Satisfied, the mob rolls the Aurora back onto its feet. Shocking the mob, the Olds starts right up. Oldsmobile, bitch, Oldsmobile.

And so the Aurora returns to the race. A front-end realignment undoes some of the toe out, and we run for a few hours until a broken tie rod flings Robinson into the tire wall. In the pits, Robinson, our “Mr. Goodwrench” Dave Ferguson, and the Arc Angel “repair” the tie rod. An hour later the tie rod snaps again. No one is ready to cry uncle, so we again have the Arc Angel weld every piece of scrap metal we can find to hold the damned thing together.
*brings a tear to my eye...I'm so damn proud!

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...ons-page3.html

If that doesn't say something about the car then I dunno what will.

Boost, I find another source of engines, then beat the funk out of it....it'll still run.

Bitch Oldsmobile....bitch....
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That was cool Jim...LOL

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ROFL

nice one Jim
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Jim'* car is a hoot

Talking about "unreliable" northstars and claiming super reliable 3800'* isn't the best practice.

Many L36'* try to commit suicide around 50-80k Many of them succeed as well!
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That Lemans write-up was hilarious!!!
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