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  1. 6 points

    LQ1 3.4L DOHC V6 Timing Belt Change

    Here's the link to the timing belt change I did on 11 January, 2020.
  2. 6 points
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    jiggity76 comes through once again!

    My car has been missing this piece for as long as I and the guy before me have owned it. But today I got a "care package" in the mail from jiggity76 and inside was the moulding I have been missing and it is in WHITE. With about 20 minutes of my time disassembling and polishing, it's as close to NOS as a used piece is going to get. Now, a missing key piece to the car is in place.......
  3. 6 points

    Vintage W-body photo thread - most pics fixed and lots of new pics

    Here is More Vintage W-body Photos that I been meaning to get myself to share
  4. 5 points

    '96 Grand Prix Project - new member

    Hi folks, I joined this forum at the suggestion of a guy on another forum regarding a '96 Grand Prix SE (150k miles) that I'm trying to fix up. I bought this car for peanuts knowing it had a bad head gasket (or worse.) With a cold engine and radiator cap removed, coolant shoots out of the radiator whenever the starter is engaged or engine running. There's evidence of coolant boilover out of the coolant expansion tank, plus coolant in two or more cylinders (wet plugs). Also have coolant in oil (not a huge amount, but enough to tell it's there). Idiot previous owner wired up the radiator fan to run all the time instead of fixing what was probably a simple intake gasket, and proceeded to overheat the piss out of it. I'm pretty confident it's head gasket and not just the intake gasket. Oddly a compression test gives me 170 PSI on all cylinders. Pretty major power steering leak and a small section of rotting brake line that needs replaced round out the list of problems with this car. Shouldn't be all that difficult to make a good runner out of this, I've done head gaskets and fairly major repairs on other vehicles. I will probably make another post inquiring about options for repair-- I'd really like to consider an engine swap. This is purely a project car, can take my time and do it right. But for now, just wanted to introduce myself and add a couple pics of the car. Have always loved this body style GP, didn't give it a second thought when I saw this for sale, I had to have it!
  5. 5 points

    3.1 Plugs and Wires

    I usually ask Manuel as well, but he doesn’t always answer right away
  6. 4 points

    1993 Cutlass Supreme

    Looks like I am back in the W body game. I am not new to the w body scene at all. I have had a few in my time. 1990 TGP, 2000 GTP, and a 1993 Z34. At the moment I have an 1989 Z24 powered by a TGP 3.1 turbo engine. But I am thinking of getting back in the game yet again. I got a line on a 1993 Cutlass Supreme. Very few details, but what I know is this. Its black with gray interior has 23,000 miles on it( yes that's not a typo). Been in Florida its whole life. Sitting in a parking garage under a car cover for the past 5 years. Only driven once a month up and down the garage. I live in Pa so rust free low mile W body is like the holy grail for me. No I dont have pics, but he tells me it's like new. But for the price I am paying for it and the while situation i cant pass this thing up. I should go to jail for this robbery lol
  7. 4 points

    My Impala Got Hit!

    Sunday around noon, I was coming home from church when a drunk driver rear-ended a Jeep behind me, propelling it into the back of my Impala. It tore off the rear bumper and mashed in the trunk lid and trunk tub. After I pulled over, I found my license plate under the front wheel of the pickup truck that had caused the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, not even the drunk. Amazingly, my car was the only one involved that left the scene under its own power. There was no damage to the suspension and it drove and handled just as it had before the accident, albeit with a few more rattles. Nonetheless, it's teetering on the bubble of being totaled. My insurance company is calling in a third-party appraiser to make the final call. With that in mind, I started looking at used cars on last night, just to see what was available in my area and at what price points. I started out looking at Malibus and Impalas and was disappointed to find that everything with an affordable price had a ton of miles on it and lower mileage cars were priced considerably higher than I was comfortable paying. I was about to close up my laptop and call it a night when I decided to look at Buicks, in particular the Buick LaCrosse. Imagine my surprise when the first listing was for a 2013 model that Edmunds identified as a "Great Deal" at $2,300 below market. It was the only "Great Deal" I looked at all night. The car looked pristine as the CarFAX report and while eating breakfast this morning, I gave the dealer (an independent in a small town about an hour north of me) a call and decided it warranted a visit, even though I didn't have the final word from my insurance company. Seeing, as they say, was believing and although I didn't intend to do it, I ended up buying the car. It was a bird in the hand that I didn't want to let go of. If the Impala is totaled, which my gut tells me it is, I'm a step of the game, having already replaced it. If not, the insurance company can pay to get it fixed and I'll sell it. Either way, it's a win for me, moving up two model years and back 30,000 miles from the Impala. The ironic thing is my mother has a 2013 LaCrosse also. Hers only has 6,800 miles on it.
  8. 4 points

    Wheel center caps

    Just a photoshop for now, but I did order some of these off ebay. I've always thought it would be fun to run these, kinda mimic the '88 Cutlass convertible pace car. The red version of these are easier to find but didn't think they'd look right on my car!
  9. 4 points

    Hi there! I'm new to the W-body platform

    I recently purchased a 1992 Buick Regal Limited 3800 with a scant 79,000 original miles from a local scrapyard. It has a few small dings, but no rust whatsoever. I'm used to old Audis, so this is WAY out of my wheelhouse haha. What are the common problem areas? Can it be lowered without sacrificing the ride quality too much? Pics of it on my Facebook page
  10. 4 points

    hello everybody

    Beat them without mercy with the old timing belt? Awesome to see new members trickling in still rocking the 3.4 DOHC.
  11. 4 points

    New guy from Belgium

    Hi, my name is Tim and for about a year or so I've been a proud owner of a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that's been passed onto me. I live in Belgium and the car is in Poland for the moment but that's another matter. I had always wanted an American car, maybe the Olds isn't what the average teenager dreams of but these cars are very rare in Europe so I'm happy with it. The Oldsmobile make is almost unknown in these parts, so it adds to the curiosity factor. There are however problems with rarity - the first one being spare parts. The second issue is finding people with enough knowledge to be able to diagnose a problem or recommend any change - that is how I found this forum, I've already found a few useful posts. I hope that one day I'll be able to contribute to this forum to respond in kind.
  12. 4 points

    Gave the ole girl a cleanup

    Wash/wax on my GP. Been neglecting my car for awhile. Decided to clean her up this evening. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  13. 3 points
    Jackson Gay

    My 1994 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible

    Hi everyone, I’m happy to be in this group. Here are a few pictures of my car. We’ve painted it and had a new top installed but interior is original. Pretty good shape for 175 dollars running and driving.
  14. 3 points

    Hello All W-Body members

    Hi all. Hope we all had good holidays. I have not been on here in awhile. I work too much. I must say that W-Bodies are scarce in my area. Makes me sad. I miss my Cutlass. Last year I sold my 90 ScottsDale after NY killed the frame. My garage space is taken up by 2 Caddys. Still old school. The cream one is supposed to be my DD but I have a winter rat so I park it when I can. The Red one is a garage queen. Even these are getting difficult to find. I just refuse to buy newer. Since I retired my 94 Cutlass Supreme I have not found not one other. I had left phone number on 2 other that were driven locally in my area but both were driven into the ground and later found in my local yard. I will still try and lurk here to help our fellow members. Life gets crazy. I am sure we all know.
  15. 3 points


    I suppose from a personally selfish point of view I'd prefer that we keep our *home* just as it is. What models GM has to offer today to me pales in comparison to what it used to make available a lifetime ago. The technology has advanced, but the fewer choices that the buyer has to select from rubs me the wrong way. GM killed off both the Olds & the Pontiac marque just because they were not marketed on a global scale. I've never forgiven the upper echelon for doing that. If that reasoning was to stand why didn't they drop either the Chev or GMC truck line?...why are 2 lines needed?....when was last time you saw or heard of full sized trucks being exported overseas to Europe or Asia? In my past visits to either Britain, Poland or Germany I've never seen a GM truck being marketed there at all.....and you won't, not given the lack of fuel economy they deliver that doesn't meet the needs over there. The Pontiac brand was supposed to be the *sports* oriented division of the lot, so much for head office waving the *Excitement* banner.......the yearly Carlisle event (what used to be known as the GM Nationals) is now the Chevy Nationals, Chevrolet wouldn't sponsor the show unless the name was changed to Chevy.... another strike.....the show is now boycotted by many of the Pontiac & Olds owners for this reason, for those who own or want to own a W-body, they know where we are & the doors are always open...... Nope, I like things just the way they are.....
  16. 3 points


    Nah. I don’t mind being helpful or people getting help but that defeats the purpose. I think that’ll kill our numbers because there will be even less users per topic as I don’t think many will migrate anyway. Just my .02
  17. 3 points


    My concern is with diluting the W-body content. We're here because we want to specialize in W-body; losing that specialization would eliminate any reason for me to log on. The newest vehicle I own is a 2003; GM has probably lost me as a customer until that vehicle won't run reliably because they've decided to follow political correctness or crazy styling instead of building stuff I want to buy. There's not a car in the stable that I have any real interest in. Pretty-much the same with the trucks. If you need the tailgate to multi-function as a step ladder...the truck isn't designed for use, it's designed to "look mean". I don't need that. Linking to other GM platforms would be a total waste of bandwidth for me. I'm already on forums that specialize in other GM brands; what they have in common in that there's little content for newer crap. It's all Chevy-Pontiac-Olds-Buick-Cadillac pre-1999; and in most cases largely pre-1980. "Global personal transportation" and "alternative powered vehicles" are "politically-correct JUNK", and that is what I DO NOT WANT.
  18. 3 points

    Cutlass Supreme - Door Latch Repair

    Yes, for sure, I have also discovered this with my 91 CS coupe as well. I have also learned from others here, getting into the habit of not using the handle to pull the door open but using my left hand (I'm right handed) to reach up and pull the door open at the top of the door frame. Good to know about the A1 units, thanks!
  19. 3 points

    Many thanks.

    Have had my one owner, garage kept 95, DOHC CSS vert for a couple months now. Had some trepidation about buying it with the bad rap the DOHC has. Previous ride was 95 Olds 88 with NA 3800. Was a great ride. Strong runner even with 265k on it. I put over 100k on it. It had its problems to but just knuckled down and fixed them. But I digress. This site has helped me realize my purchase was a good one. The DOHC can be a pain but I’m willing to deal with it. Car is absolute hoot to drive. Needless to say, handles better than the 88. Get lots of complements at gas stations. I’ve yet to see another one here in Austin. Thanks again for all the help.
  20. 3 points

    Hi there! I'm new to the W-body platform

    Why do you want to lower it? If you just want it to LOOK better and less "grandpa-y" you could swap the wheels out with something that looked sportier. Wider wheels and tires, and either a spacer or a different offset to push the wheels out a little, would make the car LOOK better and fill in some of that wheel well gap. For fun, read posts on here with people arguing about 5x115 vs 5x114.3 bolt spacing and hub-centric issues on these cars. You should be able to find a set of used wheels and tires that fit and really change the look of the car without spending too much money. If you want to lower it so it CORNERS better, then there are suspension upgrades that can be done, but I'm guessing on a $500 car that just replacing the stock struts and worn out bushings will firm up the ride. Tires are also super important to handling. If you have a lot of time you could get some junkyard thicker sway bars out of sportier w-body models and swap them over. But honestly, the best thing about your car is the VALUE. You bought it cheap, and it can be pretty cheap transportation for you. Put your next $500 towards maintenance and repairs to make sure it starts, runs, and stops safely. Then a little money on upgrades, but not much. If you throw $2000 at it, sure it will be somewhat nicer but it still won't be a $2500 car, and it won't be nicer than a different car you could have bought for $2500. Feel good that you saved a car from the crusher, and got yourself a comfortable, (hopefully) reliable car.
  21. 3 points

    LQ1 common oil leak areas

    That alloy cover in the middle of the valley is the Oil Distribution Cover. Within that assembly is a passage & check valve that opens & closes under different pressure situations. It's purpose is to (when engine running/open) supply a route for oil pressure to the heads, when engine off/closed it prevents the engine oil in the heads from draining back down into the block/oilpan. There is a gasket beneath it.
  22. 3 points

    Illuminated driver's side door lock.

    Your ability to find parts that haven't been made since the Clinton administration never fails to amaze me.
  23. 3 points

    .........My 93 Cutlass Convertible......

    hello All It's been a few years, my last visit to this forum was 4 yrs ago, I owned a 95 vert then I got myself another convertible, very clean one...I've had it for about 2yrs now This one is a 93, super clean no rust at all compared to my 95 I had, elderly couple owned and as much as I hate the LQ1 engines, I think its the car good looks that keeps drawing me closer to them how I wish we could fit a trusty V8 iron in these cars I haven't done much to this car at all, compared to my previous 95 where (George from the forum here) and I did some work on our cars few years ago I did however modify the stock air box to improve flow, I took out the driver side high beam out and shaved off a few inches off the air box to align it closer to the high beam hole, car looked like it was missing a tooth so I took the other high beam out, which im hoping should help engine heat feel a bit more warmer
  24. 3 points

    Lumatic Rides Again!

    I'm back and ready to restore my Z-34, again! I'm looking for advice on the following: 1. Where to find hard to find parts. 2. Interior restoration. The Florida sun has destroyed mine again. 3. Repair suggestions. 4. etc. If anyone has any suggestions on where I can start, please let me know. Lumatic
  25. 3 points

    New 95 Cutlass Supreme droptop

    Greetings. I have wanted a droptop since my early days of muscle car ownership. Roadrunners, GTO, Dusters, Darts. Finally, at 64 years old I got one. 95 Cutlass Supreme convertible. 85k on the clock, one owner, 3400 powered garage baby. Scale 1-10, I give it a 9. Perfect paint, body and top. Strong motor. Couple leaks in the top I need to fix. Minor wear on drivers seat. Everything works. Despite the 3400’s reputation for being hard to work on, I ain’t scared of it. Been a gear head all my life. I figure if I run into a problem, someone here can bail me out. The real drag is since I got it, been raining every day. I’m looking forward to cruising the Texas Hill country with the top down and the wind in what’s left of my hair
  26. 3 points

    Restoration project...

    So it has been a long time since I posted here.... and Shawn ( @GnatGoSplat) probably thinks I’m crazy for starting this project, but... Yesterday I rescued my 1993 Cutlass Supreme Convertible from what used to be a lumber yard in Byhalia,OH where it had sat for almost exactly 11 years ( it was parked there in October, 2008 ). I am in a bit of damage/deterioration determination mode at the moment. When she was parked, the motor was partially disassembled, so obviously there is some work to be done under the hood. The drivers side window was broken at some point, so that will need to be replaced, and at this point I don’t know if any of the interior parts have damage that needs to be repaired or replaced due to the layer of dirt and dust and other debris I still need to clean out of the car. Getting her up on the trailer ( and back down again ) was fun... the passenger side rear wheel isn’t spinning. Surprisingly, all 4 tires took air, though the drivers side front would only hold it about an hour. Passenger side front was better. It took 12 hours before it went flat.... Next task is to look through the pile of parts ( and repair manuals ) I put in the trunk all those years ago... I need it clear so I can see if the top still works....
  27. 3 points
    cheatah faheatah

    hello everybody

    Time for some new friends............
  28. 3 points

    Restoration project...

    Nice save, looks pretty solid for an Ohio car. Fortunately, the door glass is the same as a 1988-94 coupe
  29. 3 points

    New to the site!

    Big thanks to Jay! He grabbed me these LQ1 motor pieces that I need for the STE. They will make a big difference in the appearance and correctness of it's engine bay. Also, he grabbed me an extra cam cover and these little booklets. They have awesome information regarding our W's including torque specs. I've never seen them before or even heard of them so I think they are kinda rare, maybe not, but I am so thankful he grabbed this stuff for me. I really needed this little spark plug holder for the front wires as my STE's is missing I think and the wires are just thrown everywhere. I also put in my spare cluster and the rest of the dash/HUD so that I can watch her vitals when I first start her up in over 10 years of not running!
  30. 3 points

    Vintage W-body photo thread - most pics fixed and lots of new pics

    More 1988 Olds Indy 500 Pics
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