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#1 of 12345 Hello and...
Nov 14, 2000 (10:29 pm)
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#2 of 12345 The 00 runs GREAT
Nov 14, 2000 (11:55 pm)
Hello in Intrigue land.
With just 1300 miles on my 2000, I can say that this is a much tighter car than my '98. I took the 5 up to Bakersfield last week and was running at 100 for part of the way. Smooth and very stable. The 3.5 is a winner so far and I'll let you know what happens as the miles rack up.
I also changed the oil in it this past weekend and it takes 6 quarts of 5W-30. Finally the Americans are realizing that circulating a large amount of oil through an engine can help the longevity by allowing heat to be dissipated more efficiently and get more oil to those furiously revolving parts.
#3 of 12345 headlights
Nov 15, 2000 (8:51 am)
I successfully cleaned out the fogged-up inside of the headlights.
I just removed the whole assembly (it is held in place by two white clips that pull up and out, and one electric connecting wire). This step is easier than opening the hood itself.
I then removed the bulbs (5 on each side!) and sprayed the inside with some Simple Green cleaner. Rinsed the whole thing out with water, then carefully applied a blow dryer (didn't want to get the plastic too hot).
Reassembled and drove around for a day without the rubber caps on the back of the assembly (although I did leave the one on that is right next to the engine air intake) to make sure it all dried out.
Piece of cake.
#4 of 12345 miscellaneous ramblings
Nov 15, 2000 (10:56 am)
If the 3.5L has a redline of 6500 rpm was does it shift at 6200? Maybe if it held to 6500 there would be less of a hole when it shifts into second.
Is it possible to get the PCS without the rear wing? Does olds have a delete option like the impala ls?
#5 of 12345 Trash Mashers!!!!
Nov 15, 2000 (11:41 am)
The 3.5 is rated 215hp5500rpms; so you start pushing 6000; the breaking point is close by....
The wing is a great deal--its a beautiful trunk handle and holds the rear down at speeds above sanity.
#6 of 12345 1415 and engine oil, headlights too!
Nov 15, 2000 (11:58 am)
According to the manual, the 3.5 is to use 5W-30 all the time. 10W-30 is an option if your area is in the sunshine belt. I looked for an arrow to show me where a sunshine state is, but all the manual contained were clear instructions. Oh, how I had hoped for an arrow.
In an earlier post Spitasky talked about replacing his bulbs. What I'd like to hear about is, has anyone noticed the lame brights?
The low beams work OK, but when you use your brights the beam pattern is way above the road and you lose illumination unless you like looking at the trees. I noticed that the there is one bright 'V' pattern in front of the car, but it is narrow and does not do what it is supposed to do. The lights have been leveled according to spec. Frustration ensues when I drive my daughter's '96 Civic EX and the Honda throws a great pattern out on low AND high beam. Come on Olds, check the lens and reflector design and tell me the fix is in the mail.
#7 of 12345 wings and wheels
Nov 15, 2000 (12:19 pm)
I hate wings, unless they are of the ducktail type like on the impala ss or osv concept car.
They totally ruin the lines of the car and i think that a spoiler on a sedan is absurd.
Why doesn't olds offer a 17 or 18' wheel option?
I also hate gold trim and pinstripes, they also detract from the designer's original intent.
Just my opinion.
#8 of 12345 5W-30
Nov 15, 2000 (12:36 pm)
5W-30 is definitely what should be in the Intrigue. Says so right on the cap under the hood.
RE: Headlights. I find the Intrigue's headlights to be very good, even with the fog lights off. What year is your car limadelta?
#9 of 12345 Lubrication
Nov 15, 2000 (12:52 pm)
After the dealer replaced the intermediate shaft and the steering rack all is quite on my 2000 GX Intrigue. It is a program vehicle with 30,000 miles.Have been searching for the tool to remove the oil filter cover. Some reports are that the quick lube joints just charge for a filter and don't replace it. Pep Boy's and Auto Zone now have an after market oil filter available. The cabin filter soon to be available. I plan on using Mobil 1 5/30 engine oil when the change light comes on, if I ever find a filter plate wrench.
As the secret leaks out there should be more support for this Hi tech Awesome vehicle. Presently the support, parts availability, knowledge, etc is about like owning some of the foreign brands.
The ride and drive is excellent and puts the pfun back in driving.
#10 of 12345 re:1415 and revving?
Nov 15, 2000 (2:05 pm)
The 3.5, like many OHC type engines in fact can take high revs, and are designed as such. Pushrods, like the 3.8 are not so, and in fact
the IRL cars race an engine that also uses some common parts to the 3.5 and v8. The old idea of the engine being over-revved is just that, old. and the 3.5 has a rev limiter to keep it all in check anyways. In fact you cannot rev the engine above 4k thereabouts in park.
Had the car came with the 3.8, I would not have bought it, instead going to a competitor, all who do not use pushrod engines. There are pros and cons to both engine types, but true car enthusiasts know nothing beats twin cams! Ask Ferrari or Porsche, even BMW. Reliability is of no concern to those who do not see cars as appliances, but choose to take care of them, while enjoying what they do best, rev.