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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#99 of 148 Re: 100k? Yeah right. [hammen2 #96]
May 14, 2004 (7:14 am)
Thanks for your input--I have maintained the car well and far as oil changes and the like. I had not had the coolant flushed until about six months ago when I first noticed a small leak--I thought it was a hose or something like that. I took it to a radiator shop and they flushed it but did not find anything wrong and, buy the way, they changed the coolant to the green stuff at that time which I found out from GM was a bad idea. The radiator guy said that dexcool was bad for the engine. Anyway it has dexcool in it again. I kind of think that the head gasket was blown at that time but not a bad as it got a couple of weeks ago when the fluid was streaming out. I always thought that the north star engine was a real good engine.
#100 of 148 Re: Won't see 150K?? [stickking1 #95]
May 14, 2004 (7:15 am)
Thanks for the input!!!!!!!!!!!!
#101 of 148 coolant change
May 14, 2004 (9:54 am)
Switching back to Dex-cool after the green stuff was in there, the system has to be flushed out until there is no more green coolant. The orange will need to be replaced as if it was the green stuff because the silicates that the green stuff plates on to the metal surfaces inside the block interferes with part of the inhibitor package included with the orange acid based coolant.
For any more questions about repairs the discussion should move over to the maintenance and repair thread. You might get more responses over there where other members with possibly more knowledge of questions than me read those threads.
That's a decent price for a head gasket repair on an Aurora.
#102 of 148 Re: coolant change [mike98c #101]
May 15, 2004 (8:51 am)
Hi, thought you might find more information and conversation on this topic in Maintanance or Repair Board.
May 30, 2004 (3:07 pm)
Just bought my '96 Aurora.
Silver Teal Metallic exterior w/matching interior
Bose Sound w/12 CD changer
Everything else BUT heated seats
Tires in okay condition
Interior near perfect (slight rubbing on shifter)
All electrical works
Exterior paint in GOOD condition, some minor rock chips on front; coupe rubs on rear bumper
All Glass good
Will replace rear air shocks and plugs and wires in next few months.
#105 of 148 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
Dec 14, 2004 (6:08 pm)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
Planning to get a Certified 2001 3.5L V6 Olds Aurora (one owner, off lease) with:
dual zone hvac,
Is this a good price?
The sales manager is asking $1,200 w/ $100 deductable for a 3yr/30000miles bumper-to-bumper GM warranty...seems pricy to me...
Many many thanks!
Dec 14, 2004 (7:16 pm)
Call Oldsmobile at 800-442-OLDS and give them the VIN number. They'll be able to tell you if the 5yr/60k mile warranty is still available on the vehicle.
If so, and you want to extend it, I'd get pricing from Capper Auto Center (Iowa) and Black Pontiac Cadillac (I think http://www.gmoutlet.com). Then go back to your dealer.
Just make sure they're offering you a GM warranty, not a third-party one.
#108 of 148 Re: Warranty [hammen2]
Dec 14, 2004 (8:06 pm)
I checked with 800-442-6537(olds) and they say that the original warranty has already expired. I will call them again and get more details..