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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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So I finally got me a car, 4 doors of course (2 kids+me+wife), a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. It's got a supercharged 3800 series II motor, the interior is damn near perfect (buttons show some wear, that's it), exterior is great except for one dent on the driver fender. Now for the bad, 227,000 miles, the ABS light is on, and it's throwing some codes, mainly a cylinder 3 misfire, EVAP stuff, and an 02 sensor fault. Today I bought some oil for an oil change, seafoamed it, got some radiator flush\antifreeze, new plugs\wires, and cleaned the MAF sensor. I'll install most of that stuff tomorrow before work, and see what codes I can get to go away. I see I need a new serpentine belt too, so that'll be in the next round of things with the transmission drain\fill and changing the super charger oil.

My wife has the camera in Phoenix right now so I can't take any pics, but I can post the pics for the craigslist ad...$2700 isn't to bad if you ask me, the car blue booked for $3754 in good condition (very good was around 3900 and excellent is around 41-4200). The previous owner was a high school girl but her dad maintained the car and knew a little bit about it. He said he's put on new half shafts, a new fuel pump, and new coil packs. It looks like it's got some leak under the car, but I can fix that stuff. Once the maintenance stuff is done and all the lights are off (I hate check engine lights and such), my first mod will be to delete the U-Bend in the exhaust, and maybe a CAI if research shows it'll do something.




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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Them leather seats?

Always wanted to test drive one of those GTP Supercharged Prix's
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3500? Sure it ain't a 3800? You'd be better off if it were a 3.8, all of the other small gm engines are junk. 3500 doesn't like one of the engine sizes I can remember anyways.


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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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My bad, it is a 3800, I mistyped. I'm research codes now, seems like it might be a vacuum leak somewhere. As far as speed, it seems pretty quick, but it acts pretty weird when I get on it. It feels like wheel hop but I know it isn't, I'll check the motor mounts and such when I'm under it changing the oil.

Blue, it's leather heated seats, this was the "nicest" Grand Prix in 2000. Moon roof, leather seats, heads up display, dual climate control, steering wheel radio controls, all the little shit to break you could ever want!


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I'm waiting on the automatic rear seat diaper changer mod thread. All kidding aside it looks to be a solid car. Those 3800's have seen 400k miles quite regularly. In fact I've seen those cars literally fall apart around the engines. Not to mention they're kinda peppy to boot. Good buy IMO.



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Thanks, I just found a vacuum leak and fixed it, went back to the Evap solenoid. Seems to start right up now, no license plates or any of that yet so I didn't take it for a test drive. Since is was cooled off I went ahead and checked the coolant, nice and green, but it is low. Gonna flush the radiator tomorrow and change the spark plugs\wires, I'll pour a pint of ATF in the engine to circulate while the engine is running during the flush procedure too. Heads up display doesn't work and the DIC (spiffy thing that tells you MPGs and such) isn't working right, so I'm looking it up now. I've got something to do now, learn EVERYTHING I can about these cars. The DIC and HUD seem to be tied together, so I'll fix one and worry about the other after.

Figures, truck is pretty much done and i have a HUGE list of things I wanna do to this thing now, lol.


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Oh yea, lights pulse with the engine running, so I'm gonna have the battery and alternator checked tomorrow, as well. My multimeter reads 14.1v at the battery post while it's running, so I have a bad feeling that I might be buying an alternator soon...


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I'm sure it will be the best running Pontiac GP GTP anywhere in time. You've shown that with time and patients most anything can be done and done well.



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Just ordered this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181080410477...84.m1497.l2649

I took it out for a test drive a minute ago around the block and that vacuum leak made a huge difference, she goes now lol. Still does that weird wheel chirp feeling when I floor from a roll though, I'll fix it. lol.

Thanks for the compliment man, I hope this thing will be as nice ad my truck has gotten to be over the years. I'm calling it quits on my trucks valve body tho, once the car is does (no codes, etc.) the valve body is getting shipped to Silverfox. Swapping that governor spring\tailshaft lube project was nothing but a nightmare, I should have never done it.


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Wonder if you could get more boost out of it with an underdrive pulley? Then again probably not a good idea on a high mileage engine. Is the repair kit the only way to change the oil in the SC'r?



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