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Old 03-12-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
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I'm lookin for some fool proof mods, that are both easy to do, and will not have a large risk of ruining my car.


Right now I'm looking at getting a new PCM for my car (my car is a 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight LS with a N/A 3800 Series 2 Engine) I'm almost positive that it is the same car as a bonneville, just with different asthetics.


any suggestions on a pcm or other mods and stuff that are easy to do, and will produce noticable results (asthetic mods are cool too)



also, links to suggested items help, considering I have some problems finding things.


Thanks alot for any help.
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hey...and welcome...

i'd say the 88 LS is the same ..it is an H body if i'm not mistaken so you should be good

first off i'd do a 180 stat, intake mod (gut it like a fish or rice pipe) , a PCM from INTENSE is an awesome investment..then take it from there..

alot of how-to articles can be found in the tech info section

good luck and have fun

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hey...and welcome...

i'd say the 88 LS is the same ..it is an H body if i'm not mistaken so you should be good

first off i'd do a 180 stat, intake mod (gut it like a fish or rice pipe) , a PCM from INTENSE is an awesome investment..then take it from there..

alot of how-to articles can be found in the tech info section

good luck and have fun

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i was looking at this http://www.zzperformance.com/product...154d4a7b309e34


the 1997 bonneville pcm, i dont know if this will be the right one, also how would i go about installing one?


and i dont know what a 180 stat is...... like i said, this stuff needs to be pretty fool proof.


hehe, i'll check out the tech info section, thanks alot for the tips.
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ahh, found the 180 degree thermostat, sounds like a good idea, but how would I install this in my car????
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you need to try to find one for your car..i don't know if there is one available or not...better check intense

http://www.intense-racing.com/

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I have an Olds LSS */C and Intence does not have a PCM for me. ZZP does. However, it will need to be custom burned. Check with them before you go and get a Bonneville PCM. It may be different.
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Any 180-Tstat that fits a 3800 S2 will fit your car. If you can't get a PCM done you may want to think about a manual fan switch to kick the cooling fans on at 180, otherwise the fans wont come on until about 215.
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Buy Chilton'* #28200. It'll take you through the thermostat change, and anything else you want to do. A great $15-$20 investment.
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Buy Chilton'* #28200. It'll take you through the thermostat change, and anything else you want to do. A great $15-$20 investment.
where would i get that?


is it a book?
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It'* a book. Find it at Napa, Autozone, or others. Don't buy Clymer or Haynes. Just shop around until you find that one. Or buy online.

http://www.midwayautosupply.com/deta...ption.asp?3257
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