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#392 of 1520 2000 Buick LeSabre
Apr 10, 2001 (8:44 am)
I currently have a 2000 Buick LeSabre. The car currently has 7800 miles on it. I've changed the oil twice since purchasing the car in Jun of 00. Before the first oil change I drove about 2500 miles and I had used about 3/4 quart of oil. Between the first and second oil change I drove about 2500 miles and used a little over 1/2 quart of oil. I have driven about 800 miles since the second oil change and the dipstick shows the oil to be about a half a quart down. Is this anything to be concerned about?
#393 of 1520 66 Mustang Convertible - I'm Jealous!
Apr 10, 2001 (1:43 pm)
Well, Ken, if I had to choose between keeping the Mustang, the Bonnie, the boat, or the USS Ronald Regan (the Surburban) in your garage, I would pick the Mustang.
Actually, my ideal garage would be two bays wide. really wide, and long enough to hold two cars in each bay. Also, I would love to have a garage that opens on both sides.
Getting the LeSabre in the garage was the icing on the cake. The real purpose was to organize the garage and get stuff off the floor. Even bought a bicycle mounting rack for my daughters bike.
Now my only problem is keeping myself from grabbing the nearest polishing cloth and going over the car everytime I walk into the garage. My neighbor was watching me wash my car the other day and made the following comment:
"You wash and polish that car more than I brush my teeth.
My reply was:
"You need to brush your teeth more often, then."
#394 of 1520 Next House!
Apr 11, 2001 (5:43 am)
I really don't care how many bedrooms or bathrooms or what the kitchen looks like - just give me a garage the size of an airplane hanger and I'll be ecstatic! Now go floss that LeSabre! Ken
Apr 16, 2001 (7:18 pm)
Thank you for the invite, but I can not make it on the 22nd. I live in Rockland County, New York. Maybe another time and place we can get together.
Hey Mike, you inspired me. Yesterday I cleaned out my garage and discovered that I have 4 extra feet of space that I never had before. Not enough room for a boat, but anyone know where I can get a good,used Harley-Davidson ? Hope all you guys are enjoying your LeSabres. Hey, anybody have any summer road trips planned ? I'm heading to New Hampshire at some point so far, still thinking of more to do. Keep on traveling !
#398 of 1520 New Hampshire
Apr 17, 2001 (3:40 pm)
Neil - You'll probably be driving right past my camp (southern part of state near Salem off Rt 93). Please feel free to stop by for a swim, lunch or dinner and a boat ride. When do plan on coming this way? Maybe that would be the time for a Mass and NH LeSabre and Bonneville meet.
#399 of 1520 Posted in Maintenance & Repair as well.
Apr 17, 2001 (7:07 pm)
87 LeSabre 3.8L
Had check engine lights twice with this. Both times while the vehicle was idling in gear. (A parking garage exit that was really slow, and a very slow drive through.)
Anyway, I got the code from the first time which was a code 44, lean mixture or something to that effect.
I am looking for a troubleshooting flow chart. I didn't see it in my Haynes manual for the car. I just returned from my library and Chiltons doesn't have it either.
Does anyone know a good online exhaustive reference for that type of information? Or can someone post the troubleshooting tree for this code. I don't want to just throw parts at it.
But if I need to start pitching, I'm thinking:
1. Vacuum Leak/Intake leak.
2. MAF dirty
3. Low voltages
4. Bad O2 sensor
The light goes out when the vehicle gets moving.
Any thoughts, help etc. The vehicle drives well, but trips this light during extended idling.
Apr 23, 2001 (6:06 pm)
I drive up 91 and then goto Troy, just southeast of Keene. Stay at a Inn there, very nice. Thanks for the camp invite, might take you up on it.
#401 of 1520 Neil, Mike and anyone interested
Apr 24, 2001 (6:01 am)
If you go to the Bonneville Owners photo gallery and the Aurora forum you will see pics from the gathering we held in Rockaway NJ on Sunday.
Too bad there were no LeSabres there to round out the full sized GM offerings.