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Old 05-30-2005, 03:30 AM   #21
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So, it hesitates when you floor it before it does anything? That'* not gearing, that'* a slight problem. Does it chug or anything?
Yes! Mine does...sort of. I was going to post a new topic about this, but this one is close enough. Sometimes it will chug (especially shortly after I start it up) when I press down on the accelerator. While on the road, sometimes it will acclerate as soon as I press down on the pedal...other times, no.

I'm thinking I need new fuel injectors...any advice? (I've used fuel injector cleaner, too... a lot. It helped, but still didn't fix everything)


**EDIT: I just checked and I do have the FW2 RPO code (3.06)
when you say chug, do you mean it still accelerates, but slowly? Also, is this accelerating from a dead stop or when cruising?
Yes it accelerates (or maintains speed) slowly for a bit, then takes off ilke it got a shot of nitrious. It'* mainly from a dead stop...but has happened a few times when cruising.
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Very true, but in my (almost) twenty years, I've never seen an SSE or SSEi Bonneville. What I meant was I'd buy the first supercharged thing I could get my hands on, Bonnie or not. H***, *transmission* or not, just so I could brag about my supercharger. ("It doesn't move, but if it did, I would SO own your A$$!")

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[email protected] statement. Where do you live that you've never seen an SSE or SSEi??? My bet is that you just dont know the difference...its alot more than a tiny badge...body moldings, exhaust outlets, fog-light location blah blah blah....crap in MY (almost) 21 years I've seen alot more sse and and SSEi bonnes than SE'*.
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Sounds like a normal thing to me. Do a top engine clean with an oil change. See how much gunk stuff is built up in there.
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around my way, I see very few Ssei'*. You may see a fair amount of SSE'*, but mostly SE'*. But with a few mods you can begin to get power out of an SE. If you like you can wait a minute till the SS 90 kit hits for the 98 and up SE'*. Then you'll have your super charger.
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around my way, I see very few Ssei'*. You may see a fair amount of SSE'*, but mostly SE'*. But with a few mods you can begin to get power out of an SE. If you like you can wait a minute till the SS 90 kit hits for the 98 and up SE'*. Then you'll have your super charger.
Why 98 only?
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around my way, I see very few Ssei'*. You may see a fair amount of SSE'*, but mostly SE'*. But with a few mods you can begin to get power out of an SE. If you like you can wait a minute till the SS 90 kit hits for the 98 and up SE'*. Then you'll have your super charger.
Why 98 only?
you'd have to ask zooomer at ZZP on that one, but you can get the kit it is bekieved for around 1600 u.*. 900 u.*. if you send in your own cores(m90/ lower intake). Should make 40 hp at the crank. You won't be able to run as much boost as the L67 engine but due to the higher compression of the L36, that won't matter much.
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Very true, but in my (almost) twenty years, I've never seen an SSE or SSEi Bonneville. What I meant was I'd buy the first supercharged thing I could get my hands on, Bonnie or not. H***, *transmission* or not, just so I could brag about my supercharger. ("It doesn't move, but if it did, I would SO own your A$$!")
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I live in central Connecticut. Whenever I see a Bonneville, I look at the door panels. They've all said "Bonneville SE." I have seen a few older models, though; those might be SSE/SSEi'* but I can't tell by looking at the rear or the driver'* side. Then again, I should be focused on the road, so I really don't have time to look closely.

As for the supercharger, my friends have a Dodge SRT-4, Toyota Supra and a Mazda RX-8. I started talking about how other Bonnevilles have superchargers, and apparently they missed "other" as their ears perked up and they said almost in unison, "Wow, you've got a supercharger?" It almost hurt to clarify myself. I don't really need the supercharger per se, but seeing as how there'* some supercharger envy among my friends, they might start to take my car a little more seriously. I mean, one guy'* girlfriend knows nothing about cars and even she said, "Yeah, the Bonnevilles are too heavy." Ow. My ego hurts.
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these cars are not designed as race cars, like the SRT and the RX-8. these cars are crusiers, and they CAN be modded to be quick. you dont get luxury out of a SRT, and you dont get 13'* with a NA bonneville
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Bonnes can be easily pimped, SRT'* are little toys
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Very true, but in my (almost) twenty years, I've never seen an SSE or SSEi Bonneville..
[email protected] statement. Where do you live that you've never seen an SSE or SSEi??? My bet is that you just dont know the difference...its alot more than a tiny badge...body moldings, exhaust outlets, fog-light location blah blah blah....crap in MY (almost) 21 years I've seen alot more sse and and SSEi bonnes than SE'*.
Found one! I spied a white SSEi across the parking lot at work (Rocky Hill, CT). Looked like one generation older than mine; judging by the body design, it'* 1991 at most. Really cool. I see it all the time but I never bothered to inspect it until now, and I noticed the SSEi badge on the side. One of my co-workers must own it. Very nice ride.

I saw an SSEi. Now I can die happy (but don't take me up on that statement just yet).
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