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#1488 of 5876 2002 Oldsmobile Info
Aug 18, 2001 (11:34 am)
Just stopped by my local dealer. Both of our 2002 Oldsmobiles are scheduled for build the week of 27AUG-31AUG. The Aurora out of Lake Orion, MI and the Silhouette out of Doraville, GA. We live in northern CA so it will be a build and ship race to see which arrives first. They might come in on the same truck.
There is an error in the Chrome configurator that most sites (Edmunds, KBB, GMBuyPower, Yahoo!) use on the 2002 Aurora. For 2002 there are 3 radio options. Base, Bose, and Navigation are seperate exclusive options. Navigation can not be had with the Bose system. That makes my new 4.0L $430 cheaper, and my hearing will probably last longer, but I really wanted it all. I chose the new toy (nav radio) over the big sound. 2002 cars all come with the LATCH system for child seats which is good for us as we have three boys, one age 6 and two age 3.
#1489 of 5876 plastic pics options
Aug 18, 2001 (11:54 am)
blk97aurora - No, I haven't accessed the OBDII data - a friend of mine has the obscenely expensive diag scanner - but I hear Autotap.com sells one for $290. I'm going only by the stock meter-movement gauge for the temps. The deflector itself, when installed, holds a front plastic strip in a position that seems to do the most to direct air to the radiator - w/o deflector/90+ degree weather/75mph/AC on = 230° or more; w/deflector/same conditions = 220° or less.
Henry - I haven't pushed the Aurora owner pics, it's hard enough to get people to snap their cars 8^) But I'll do a me-and-mine soon (btw, I put a pic of the Aurora on my profile here at Edmunds).
dishwish - Give the Parts Dept at a GM dealer the last 7 (or 8?) digits of your VIN, and ask them if you have option QQX (Autobahn).
Aug 18, 2001 (1:43 pm)
I saw a Riviera today and got to wondering what it's intake tract looks like. Since the Riv and Aurora are built on the same platform, I'm thinking what comes on one may fit the other. And the Buick engineers may have designed a better-flowing intake for their supercharged engine.
Aug 18, 2001 (4:06 pm)
Yes I do have a 95 and it sounds like it could very well be the torque convertor. The service light goes out when the car changes a gear but if I don't make it change gear and keep the light on, it makes a loud noise when I try to put it in reverse or drive from a dead stop. It sounds like the trans slams. I do not have any warranty on my classic but I just can't see how I can get rid of her unless I get an '02'. I live in the Chi-town area, so we are about 1500 miles apart.
Aug 18, 2001 (6:47 pm)
Blk97 - now that's a great idea and way to go for think outside the box. Oh that was bad. If I see one in a used car lot or something, I'll check it out. The Lincoln LS guys are talking about the new 2002's having 10 more HP from a redesigned air intake. I'm seriously going to call around about some dyno tests. I'm going to keep calling around about a cat-back system too. The LS guys really seem to love their Borla systems. They say it is not to loud for regular driving and sounds sweet when you hit it. Maybe they have something for the Aurora. I'll pester the Corsa guys again too.
We got a lot of rain today so I tried out the stock air box system - and the paper filter got a little damp (where it normally gets dirty) so I guess this is normal. I drove it hard with some full throttle stuff to try and pull a lot of air and get the worst case scenario. I drove on the highway too and got some spray off other cars. I then switched to my modified box and it really started raining buckets. I put in a new dry paper filter too. I ran it the same way as before around the same approximate route. The paper filter was a little damp as well. About the same - even though the sky was falling for that test. So, It seems this mod is not too bad for now and so I'll stick with it and put the K&N back in. However, I'm keeping the stock air box set-up in the trunk with a paper filter and a screw driver and a 10mm socket just in case. I'll keep monitoring things. I wonder how the sloppy snowy roads will do.
Dishwish - If the car has the original tires and they are the Michilin MXV4's, that's a good indication you have the 3.71 transaxle. Also, like some of the guys here have pointed out, if the car is at 2000 rpm, going somewhat downhill (no acceleration) you should be doing about 62 mph. The regular 3.48 transaxle will have you doing 66 - according to others here on the board. The math works out too I guess 3.48/3.71 X 66 = 62+/-. It's tricky to get the car "locked up right" to test this.
I did some more checking on this and yeah, I'm doing about 62 2000. It's difficult to do. I think blk97 described how it works best on post number 1400.
#1493 of 5876 garnes re airboxes
Aug 19, 2001 (8:54 am)
We just got the word from Lincoln that the improved '02 airbox will be retrofit-able to our older LSs, so I think a lot of us will be holding off on DIY modifications and wait for the factory parts to become available. I appreciate your report on the water-ingestion experiment.
Aug 19, 2001 (9:50 am)
I owned a black 95 supercharged Riviera. As I recall the airfilter box was very similar to the Aurora's, but did not have the protusion off to the side. My supercharger ate the gasket that sealed it to the intake manifold. Had them puzzled for a couple of days after they tried replacing other parts. The factory knew what was wrong though. That car would burn rubber with the traction control on. Starting up on icy roads was impossible without the traction control chirping away.
#1495 of 5876 Zinc--spell check?
Aug 19, 2001 (6:52 pm)
I nevr do a speells chek. What iz teh ponit?
(Did I horribly screw up a word or something, or just my typical bad grammer?)
#1496 of 5876 wingnut396
Aug 19, 2001 (10:45 pm)
"That says something about a commitment to customer server."
I just thought this line looked like one of the spell-checker substitutions. It looks like the spell-check prog was updated though, doesn't do that anymore
Your post said a lot about what's available out there. I remember test driving quite a few cars after trying the Aurora, they didn't compare either. Haven't had to rent for a while, though. Once rented a Vauxhall in England, but I was so intent on staying on the wrong side of the road that I hardly remember the car itself The last rental was something in Maui, I can't even remember what it was now, but I drove the entire north shore road (don't ever try it) and when I got to the hotel I read the rental agreement, which stated that they wouldn't cover any claims on that particular road.
#1497 of 5876 Programming keyless entry??
Aug 20, 2001 (5:43 am)
Hi everyone, just bought a 99 aurora and love it, best car I've ever owned. It onley came with one keyless entry, have a second one but don't know how to program it, does anyone the procedure?