Gear Head Car Guys

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Post by Hole Nova Level » Fri May 24, 2019 2:24 pm

What this gonna run me all said and done?? I can get the car itself for $600

CLEAN TITLE. Differential is bad. I've owned this car for a little over a year. It's always been a reliable car. All fluids have been changed. Transmission was shifting good, no slip in gears. Passenger CV shaft is not balancing right so it's a sloppy ride. Will need a new brake line. Struts & coils are worn, tires are worn. Needs new valve cover gaskets & new spark plugs. Previous owner maintained it as well. No frame rot. Old parts are included.

I've invested in over $1500 while owning this car. Have all the reciepts. Some of the parts replaced....
Front control arms/ball joints (Mevotech)
Front Sway bar end links/bushings (Moog)
Inner/outer tie rods (Moog)
Front Calipers/rotors/pads (Napa premium)
Front wheel bearings (Napa)
Spark plug wires( AC Delco)
Battery (AC Delco)
Mainly all the motor sensors have been replaced (AC Delco & BWD)
All emission hoses have been replaced (AC Delco)
Surpintine belt & Supercharger belt (Gates)
Idler belt tensioner assembly (BWD)
Alot of other parts replaced....

Intake has a small leak, needs a new intake bolt. Never got around to replacing the intake bolt but replaced lower intake manifold gasket (AC Delco Revised Aluminum gasket along with TB gasket & SC gasket.(AC Delco)

Car runs/drives but suggest fixing before further damage occurs. Will need to be towed out. Needs new plates. Simply do not have the time to fix. This car is perfect for someone who is mechanically inclined.

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Post by EnLiteEndOne » Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 pm

What's the make & model?
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Post by Hole Nova Level » Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 pm

EnLiteEndOne wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 pm
What's the make & model?
02 Bonneville SSEI (super charged)

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Post by EnLiteEndOne » Fri May 24, 2019 2:30 pm

It's gonna cost you more than it's worth.

sounds like the last owner got a well maintained car and drove it into the ground.
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Post by Abe Froman » Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 pm

Hole Nova Level wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 pm
EnLiteEndOne wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 pm
What's the make & model?
02 Bonneville SSEI (super charged)
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Let it remain dead, Nova. Some things were never really meant to be.
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Post by Lenny5160 » Fri May 24, 2019 2:32 pm

Agree. Would not touch.

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Post by Hole Nova Level » Fri May 24, 2019 2:35 pm

EnLiteEndOne wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:30 pm
It's gonna cost you more than it's worth.

sounds like the last owner got a well maintained car and drove it into the ground.
Thanks playa.

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Post by Hole Nova Level » Fri May 24, 2019 2:37 pm

Abe Froman wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Hole Nova Level wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 pm
EnLiteEndOne wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 pm
What's the make & model?
02 Bonneville SSEI (super charged)
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Let it remain dead, Nova. Some things were never really meant to be.
Oh no, NOVA will be Summer rollin in a Black SSEI, you watch for that! Bumpin Nellyville

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Post by EnLiteEndOne » Fri May 24, 2019 2:41 pm

Ish...overweight, underpowered electronic nightmare.

The Buick Regal GS of the same vintage is a better (not much) option.
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Post by Abe Froman » Fri May 24, 2019 2:54 pm

Hole Nova Level wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Abe Froman wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Hole Nova Level wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 pm


02 Bonneville SSEI (super charged)
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Let it remain dead, Nova. Some things were never really meant to be.
Oh no, NOVA will be Summer rollin in a Black SSEI, you watch for that! Bumpin Nellyville

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Post by minnemike » Fri May 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Intake leak is a worry. COuld be a bolt fixes it, but more likely there is warping that a bolt wont fix... especially the fact it has been run like that for so long. Why hasnt he done this easy fix?

Differential and CV needing replacement and other listed issues tells me it was run hard... real hard.

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Post by Hole Nova Level » Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm

minnemike wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Intake leak is a worry. COuld be a bolt fixes it, but more likely there is warping that a bolt wont fix... especially the fact it has been run like that for so long. Why hasnt he done this easy fix?

Differential and CV needing replacement and other listed issues tells me it was run hard... real hard.
Thanks man. I'm moving on from this. I just got a lead on a black-SSEI- Bonny in Amery right now, low miles, i'll keep you posted.

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Post by Mizuno Man » Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm

You are considering a purchase of a GM slow ass car..in which GM decided to discontinue the entire make?

You should be banned from the car forum and please consider self bucca.
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Post by Hole Nova Level » Fri May 24, 2019 3:46 pm

Mizuno Man wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm
You are considering a purchase of a GM slow ass car..in which GM decided to discontinue the entire make?

You should be banned from the car forum and please consider self bucca.
LOL. This is why I love you Car-Guys.

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Post by Jaamz » Fri May 24, 2019 4:07 pm

Mizuno Man wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm
You are considering a purchase of a GM slow ass car..in which GM decided to discontinue the entire make?

You should be banned from the car forum and please consider self bucca.
You are a cocksled driving dunce....owning you is getting old...

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Post by Sarge » Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 pm

So....it has a differential AND front CV joints?

Did the guy convert it to all wheel drive or what the hell?
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Post by Mandatory » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:43 am

Take your $600 and invest it in adding some more buoyancy to the pontoon boat.
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