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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#2494 of 5876 Aurora & Water
Mar 08, 2002 (2:44 pm)
Since the rainy season has started, I was curious as to the fording depth of my 2002 Aurora.
Here is Oldsmobile's Response:
GM does not publish fording depth information on vehicles except for the H2 Hummer. We recommend
that you avoid fording practices as much as possible, primarily because of the deleterious effect of
water on the brake pads and rotors.
Anyone have a better idea?
I mean, it's clearly more than 1", but probably less than 2'.
Mar 08, 2002 (2:57 pm)
Offhand I'm not sure, but the airintake for the engine is from below on the drivers side and so if you get into deep water you could pull water into the engine (this is not a good idea). I would not try going thru water that is more than 6 inches deep. Water that deep can hide a lot of stuff, so even that would be risky.
#2496 of 5876 RE: the holy grail
Mar 08, 2002 (3:19 pm)
The trip computer looks almost like the one that was available on the late 70's Seville. Olds may have just stole it from Cadillac and perhaps whoever programmed it back then is long gone.
#2497 of 5876 HOLY GRAIL
Mar 08, 2002 (3:40 pm)
I am waiting for GARNES to weight in on this. If any body on this board is to have an answer for what the algorithem is for the DIC, it will be him - Mr. Math (a.k.a. Sir Technical).
#2498 of 5876 Holy Grail and Fording
Mar 08, 2002 (4:51 pm)
Henri-lol, your right, but Garnes we do appreciate the work and info.
Fording- The closest I came to Fording in my Aurora was the time the engine stalled coming off the Freeway...acted just like my old Ford Aerostar...dadumdumpt.
Mar 09, 2002 (5:26 am)
Does anyone know if:
If you unplug your battery for the 30 minutes, reset the computers systems, does it reset the DIC also or is it on a seperate battery backup?
How do you know that your complete system has been reset?
Mar 09, 2002 (5:31 am)
What do you folks recommend for Aurora Scan Tool?
More interested in a Palm type but unsure what kind and what software. Does anyone sell a "All in one" package?
Mar 09, 2002 (5:02 pm)
Hey guys. Just an update on my '97 surging issue. Went ahead and put Bosch plugs, wires and new coils on and all is well (along w/K&N filter). Figured on just spending the extra $20/ea on the other three coils and not worry about replacing the wrong one or having the remaining ones go bad later. I'm pretty sure it was one of the coils. Hope I don't have to tear into the rear of the engine anyime again soon! Kind of a pain removing/replacing the stuff on the firewall. After two weeks of ownership I can say however I am glad I made the purchase. Smooth ride, good handling, great looks and best of all you punch this thing at 60 mph and it gets up and goes!
Mar 09, 2002 (7:30 pm)
mindseye - What type of Bosh plugs did you put in? Also where did you get them and what was the total cost of plugs, wires, and coils?
Sounds like you got a nice '97. What color and how many miles?
Mar 09, 2002 (9:05 pm)
musclecar97- I got all the parts from Autozone, an autoparts store chain in the Midwest (elsewhere also?). The plugs were the Bosch single tip platinum which are $2/ea. The double tip are $4 and the quad tips are $6. But you know what? The spark only goes to one electrode at a time anyway so why pay the premium? The wires were about $70 and the coils about $86 for all four so that makes the total around $172. Of course, I dropped $70+ on the K&N filter.
The car is silver (grey interior) with chrome wheels and the moonroof and autobahn package. It had 59,500 and I picked it up for $11K. That may seem a grand or so high but everything works and it has been garage kept and most of the other ones around here for sale were white or black which don't work for me (our sub is on a dirt road).