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Old 06-25-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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Well I was doing around town driving, goin bout i forgot down side streets, tight turns, keepin bonne in tune, I get home, Engine isnt hot , but smells like its on fire, lol.

My uncle said sumtin bout some rings going soon cuz its old...What could i do to keep engine in nice shape, Headers maybe?
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Depends, what year and trim bonne do you have?

How well was the engine kept? Mine was kept barely up the standards for two years before I got it, It stank like hot oil and coolant til I detailed the engine.
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Oh. and quit doing 65 on side streets. Find an AutoX Course.
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yeah thats how it smells, my dad had it b4 me, he was a rough driver, but took good care of it...96 SE half engine was replaced, water cooler, radiator, battery, altinator, tranny mounts...prettynice
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how well do you know your way around uder the hood? pull the alt and TB, clean the TB and clean under the alt. Clean everything you can.
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AHHH help me, umean alternator right lol, do i need to take anythign off, and how do i get the 3800 thing off, someone take pix please
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Well, you don't need to do anything, the smell is normal.

I do mean the alternator. The 3800 cover pulls straight up on the drivers' side, then slides out towards the passenger side...
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on a 95+ 3800 you have to remove the little nut in the middle of the cover, then grab the oil filler neck extention and twist it liek you're going to loosen it. Once you remove the oil filler neck and this nut you can remove the cover. check for any coolant leaks anywhere/oil leaks under the cover. It'll probably be pretty dirty, so you might as well clean the engine with a good degreaser whileyou're at it. Just cover up the ignition and alternator before going at it. everythign else should be pretty much water tight.
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hey custom, nethier my former 95 or my mom'* 97 have a nut in the middle that you have to loosen, and i don't think her bf'* 96 SSEi does ethier
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yeah , all lines are replaced, ill get to it either before work tommorow, or sunday morning, thanks, can someone take some pix of a 3800 engine, ..
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