For the most part that is exactly what this is for. Post a question and
hope for an answer...Every now and again someone gets a little silly and
goes WAY out of their way to erk folks..(see previous posts). I have
learned they call them trolls. For example the person who posted this and
thinks they are slick.....Ken
I inherited my first car from the parents....
a big Ford XL. Then I bought a 70 Mustang
Mach One....it was a good car, but needed
body work which I never did do. Next was
a 71 Roadrunner....I thoroughly enjoyed that
car. Sold it when I got married, bought a
63 Rambler for a buck and drove it for
quite a few years. What a great little car that
was! Next was a 73 Volvo stationwagon that
I got for a used camshaft and lifter set. The
owner thought the timing chain had broken (turned
out the engine had gears) and all that was wrong
with it was the points needed to be adjusted. It
was fuel injected and ran great for years. I
particularly liked it as there was always plenty of
room in that wagon for my radio controlled planes.
Since then, it's been beater K-cars....with a 9 month
stint with an old Cavalier. Oh, I have a 95 Lumina
at the moment, but I only bought it to fix an engine
problem and then sell it for a profit. Nice car, but
it has the 3100 and I'm not interested in driving it
The wife has had a Toyota Corona, and then an
Audi 5000. It's time for a new car for her and
I'm leaning towards Honda.
That's certainly a wide array of vehicles.
Have to agree on the wagon and RC planes. I tore the stabilizer off of
my glider putting in the trunk of my first car (89 cavalier).
I've only ever owned Chevy's, and I have found so far that each one is a
bit worse than the previous.
My current one will probably be my last.
And I had heard that you wouldn't say "shit", if you had a mouthful! *lol*
Ian, would you by any chance know if there's any truth to a rumour I heard
that the North Star V8 engine is going into the Bonneville? Have you heard
anything about it?
I don't "think" that anyone on here actually knows me in real life.
I try to keep it clean for the trolls.
I've heard and read this. As far as I know, it will be slightly smaller.
litres is what I've heard, and that makes sense, as Cadillac will always
want to have bragging rights to the most powerful Northstar. Even when
they stuck the Northstar in the Olds, it was only a 4.0 litre version.
I love it....now the Pontiac techs can have a go at performing
warranty repairs on the Northstar engine.
*lol* I know what you mean. I've read some of your past posts and some of
the pics you shared on the Northstar. I still can't believe the starter
location! Is the repair frequency lessening as GM continues engine
development? Or aren't they spending any $$$ developing the Northstar
They 'say' that they have made improvements. I'm thinking here of
the problem areas. Overall, it is an excellent engine. Probably the
best engine they use right now. We are noticing that the incidence
of oil leaking Northstars is dropping off. Other then the fact that
it's not real easy to make a lot of flat rate money working on the
Northstars, I do enjoy working on them. Re-ringing a Northstar
brings back memories of the days when you actually would
repair an engine, instead of just replacing it.
The next nightmare is going to be the Cadillac rear wheel drive
XLR. We've already started to get the special tools for it. I
was looking at some gizmo that you need to 'align' the laser
beam of the 'adaptive' cruise control. I guess this cruise control
senses if you are coming up on traffic while on cruise and will
back off your speed accordingly. What a mess...I hope that GM
has done their homework and we don't see too many problems
with this kind of stuff.
On a similar note, the 2004 Malibu will have an electric assist
power steering rack! I remember mumblings about this type
of thing back in the 80's. Of course, it's already on the back
of the GM trucks. This will be nice for customers as it will
eliminate power steering pump leaks and problems. We do
a lot of work on these hydraulic systems, so it will mean
less money for us. But then again, in all likelihood, the electric
rack will screw up big time and we will be installing thousands
One Consumer Guide magazine I read recently said the Supercharged 3800
will not be offered in the SSEi.
The SSEi won't come out till January of 04 and will be equipped with a
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
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