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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
May 11, 2002 (10:33 am)
Hmm, this was the text of the TSB as I have it. I guess I'd better take a copy with me.
Date Aug, 2000
New Front Air Deflector with Increased Ground Clearance
1997-2000 Buick Century, Regal - Built Prior to VIN Breakpoint Y1297005
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1997-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
A new front air deflector with improved ground clearance is now available if replacement
of the production air deflector is required. This new air deflector is a non-hinged design
and has approximately 12 mm (1/2 in) more ground clearance than those previously used. In
addition, this new air deflector sets back approximately 38 mm (1 1/2 in) further rearward
and uses a material and shape that makes considerable less noise if contact with a curb or
the ground is made.
This new design front air deflector is a direct bolt-on and should be used if service
or replacement is required on the above listed vehicles.
Important: To maintain proper air conditioning performance, vehicle aerodynamics and
prevent extreme underhood temperatures, the front air deflector must be properly installed
on the vehicle and be fully functional. As a result, operating the vehicle without the
front air deflector is not recommended.
#7134 of 12345 I got the new air deflector
May 11, 2002 (11:31 am)
installed a little over a year ago. It's helped some but it still scrapes a lot.
my ride is a lot quieter with my new potenza re950s too. But you're also right in that you notice squeaks and rattles more.
I agree that the Intrigue is overpriced as a new vehicle. Though I've yet to drive a 2002, the build quality on the 2001 Aurora 3.5 I test drove was no better than my 2000. I don't know who posted here about the Aurora interior but I couldn't differ from him more. I think the Aurora interior is very VERY handsome, the most handsome I've seen in a domestic product. The center instrumentation is so close to one's fingertips and has a volvoesque quality. The genuine burlwood is handsome and just enough not to be overly powering. I'd say the aurora interior is the epitome of oldsmobile achievement.
May 11, 2002 (4:17 pm)
The Aurora's interior is more luxurious, refined, and upscale than any domestic or Japanese vehicle on the road, apart from the luxury brands (Cadillac, Lexus, Acura, etc.).
May 12, 2002 (6:15 am)
swagled : I have a 2000 and so far I have no problems with 46K on the dial. I don't think it's typical of 2000+. Most of the steering problems were in the 98/99 models. That said, anyone could probably get it, just less likely on the later cars.
jg28 : I don't think the Intrigue is "overpriced" at all. A less equipped V6 Accord was more expensive as was a base Maxima. With the deals these days, the GX is a bargoon for anyone in the know. Unfortunately with very little marketing the Intrigue will make a quiet exit from the market.
May 12, 2002 (9:30 am)
Vcjumper: What is your assessment of the front and rear STB now? (2 of the same gm bar + custom bracket)
#7138 of 12345 two year report
May 12, 2002 (4:28 pm)
I haven't posted here in many months; my family is encountering a health crisis that takes priority. My 2000 Intrigue will be two years old next month with almost 26,000 miles and I thought I would share my experiences. I have not encountered any of the problems reported here. No problems with the intermediate steering shaft, nor with the alternator, and no problems with rotor warpage. I have had only tow warranty related issues. One, the battery cable loosened on its own, and as I previously reported it was not a great hardship in as much as I was at a golf shop. the second warranty item occurred at 16,000 miles when a front hub sensor wire broke. Mileage has averaged 21.5 mpg using ethanol blended regular gas and letting car idle to warm up in winter ( I am seriously considering a remote starter for convienent winter starting here in Wisconsin). Has our friend from Michigan been able to post here or is his banishment permanent? My Intrigue has been in two very minor accidents cosmetic damage only, as a result the front and rear bumper plastic facia has been replaced along with a new hood. The shorter 3.29 gear ratio that comes with the pcs system is a big plus for quick acceleration, but I drive my Intrigue far more conservative than most. I still plan to run the Intrigue to my retirement which I hope will happen in 2011. I continue to run Mobil 1 and change oil along with rotating tires every 6,000 miles. I have not yet changed transmission fluid, but will do so shortly. I did change out the fuel filter at 20,000 miles and I am very proud to report that to date I have had zero door dings. In summation the Intrigue looks great and still runs superbly. Htwired in Milwaukee Drive safe everyone!
#7139 of 12345 dindak
May 12, 2002 (4:43 pm)
Did you see that sham of a F1 race today?
#7140 of 12345 htwired
May 12, 2002 (4:44 pm)
Good to hear from you. Hope everything goes well.
Sounds like the intrigue is running great.
#7141 of 12345 For the intrigue thread regulars
May 12, 2002 (4:51 pm)
I found another car and car related forum. Some of you regulars might be interested: oldsman01,swagled,dindak,lmacmil,redline65,vcjumper,yurakm,jg28,focus,htwired,oscarz,winter9.
If you are interested e mail me.
May 12, 2002 (5:26 pm)
bz4 : I have officially decided to stop watching F1 today. Absolutely the worst "racing" on TV. Definitely not worth waking up as early as I have to if I watch live. CART is really my favorite, but I'm watching more and more NASCAR also. Love Tony Stewart!
htwired : Good report. Sounds a lot like my car. I have only had 2 minor issues, the oxygen sensor and an erratic temp gauge.