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#2374 of 3506 pulsation over 70mph
Aug 03, 2003 (6:33 pm)
I have a 2002 Buick Century with 32,000 miles which is simular to the Buick Regal, I notice a slight pulsation/hesitation in the engine when going 70 plus mph, its almost the same feeling as if your compresser was kicking in every so often, I didnt have my air or heat controls on, would this be in my fuel filter that needs to be replaced? or would my fuel injectors need cleaning?
Aug 06, 2003 (4:12 pm)
I would first check the fuel filter. Odds are that is what it is. Is it the original fuel filter? I do not think the money spent on the fuel injectors being cleaned is worth it,IMO.
#2376 of 3506 Reply to Bporter1
Aug 06, 2003 (5:00 pm)
Yes actually it is the original fuel filter, I haven't checked it as of yet, my dealership wants to charge me 119.00 for a fuel injector cleaning.
Aug 06, 2003 (6:48 pm)
Would anyone consider the Regal GS a modern day musclecar? I was flattered to hear one of my fellow employees say how much he liked my '98 GS. He thinks it may someday be considered a classic hotrod. I don't think so, but it does have the quickness of some musclecars of the 60s. I told him I don't have the guts to pop the hood during Buick cruise nights at our local diner. I think I'd insult guys with older GS(s), Wildcats, and Grand Nationals. Any comments?
#2378 of 3506 '97-1/2 - '04 GS Buicks as "Q-Ships"....
Aug 07, 2003 (7:36 am)
and also as "UCC's" [used car classics], sure. As a latter-day musclecar? Well, why not? They've got conservative good looks, and, they're much faster than they look, just like my '66 Plymouth Hemi was...although I don't know of anyone drag racing out at Islip with one...but, so what? Go for it, stax!
Aug 07, 2003 (8:19 am)
...any car like this in mint, extremely low mileage condition will be of interest 20 years down the road, but it's never going to be a "classic", it's not like anyone is going to be restoring them or clamoring for them as some "icon" of their youth. If it's been your daily driver, forget it, it will never be anything more than an old used car.
Not only would I not have the guts to pop the hood at a cruise, I wouldn't have the audacity to even show up with a 1998 car.
Aug 07, 2003 (8:32 am)
I think the GS will be remembered much as the 60's big cars are. Maybe not quite as the muscle car motors in cars like the 63 Ford Galaxie with the 427, the Chevy 409, etc., but still worth honorable mention. I still like those 80's Buicks with the potent 6.
BTW, I see on the Buick website that there is a 1SC package for the LS to get the SC motor. Don't remember seeing this when I purchased my LS last year. I wanted a sleeper LS with the SC.
Aug 07, 2003 (9:39 am)
Thanks for the encouragement. I think I'll pop the hood anyway. If I get laughed at, so what.
Does the 1SC package include an upgrade to a heavy duty tranny? The SC motor (with 40 extra horses) will eventually destroy the standard transmission that came with the LS.
Aug 07, 2003 (5:08 pm)
I saw a reference to that so I assume it does. It mentioned that Gran Touring suspension was part of it.
#2383 of 3506 Buick GS by jpstax
Aug 08, 2003 (10:05 am)
With heavy modifications, the GS will run the the high 11's and low 12's in 1/4 mile...Just few like I have and you're around 14 flat to hign 13's...Just go to sites like ZZperformance, PFYC, INTENSE, and 3800Performance and you can see all the goodies that you can add to your car...GS one of the biggest sleepers out there...And when you pop your hood [first take off the silly cover and clean up the supercharger etc.], and you'll get a lot of "Looks Great"...Get it all the time at the track from the 'ricers'...
Your transmissions are the 4T65E for the LS and 4T65E-HD for the GS...
How fast and how quick you want to be is only limited by your imagination and wallet...