oldsmobile engine problem : if you have any suggestions on any recourse i can take, please let meknow. i did ask the dealer if there was any possibility that thisproblem occurred when they changed my intake gasket and of course theysaid "no."From: ()Subject: Re: 1997 oldsmobile bravada engine problem--please advise (long) Newsgroups: , , Date: 2002-08-07 20:26:20 PST On Wed, 07 Aug 2002 19:15:57 -0500, Peter Newman wrote:Peter, you're getting scammed. They screwed you the first time and I think it'sgonna cost you big time to undo what they up and did. You best get togetherwith your dad about this. TM--Toadmonkey: "Now now. Brain popping and world crashing may be hazardous to ones perception of reality. Very dangerous business that can lead to madness or something worse for some, truth."-----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World!-----== Over 80,000 Newsgroups - 16 Different Servers! =-----So many things could make you blow a rod. Oil not being changed,over heating one too many times etc.You BLOW an engine...your THROW a rod...there could be many causes of this... mostly poor or improperly performedmaintenance or toooo many 1/4 trips down the dragstrip
oldsmobile engine problem : I own a 1989 Olds 88 with a 3.8 Liter engine. After driving for a shorttime I have an intermittent problem with the engine. The engine seems tohave some kind of miss where the car starts to vibrate considerably. Thiswill happen for a period of time then go away. This will come and gointermittently as I drive throughout the day.Has anyone else had a similar problem? The engine checks out ok, no frontend, timing, compression, or electrical problems show up on diagnosis. Ihave been told their is a problem with the computer that can cause thisproblem.I've had similar trouble with my 1988 Delta 88 (3.8 engine) a few yearsback; internittently the engine would shut off, not start for a while,then it would run just dandy. I took the car in to several shops, eachreplaced something (including the prom) but never solved the problem.Computer always reported everything was fine.The mistake I made was to take the car in to an independent shop. For thiskind of problem you want to take the car in to an Oldsmobile (or Buick orCadillac) dealer and have them do the work. I costs more than theindependent shop, but they have in-depth information about the engine aswell as advanced test equipment that independent shops do not have.
oldsmobile engine problem : INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, June 1, 2000 -- Infinity finally is notlooking so far away for race driver Eddie Cheever Jr. and the enginecalled Infiniti. In fact, Cheever is peeved that he finished only fifth in theIndianapolis 500 on May 28 driving his No. 51 Indy Race CarDallara/Infiniti/Firestone. Now he is determined to make the big victorybreakthrough with the engine in the Casino Magic 500 on June 10 at TexasMotor Speedway. "It's important that we do well at Texas and get into the topthree in points," said 1998 Indianapolis 500 champion Cheever. "BuddyLazier will be very tough to beat." By finishing second to Juan Montoya at Indy, Lazier took a 138-112lead in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series points standings. Cheever'sfifth at Indy put him in fifth in the standings with 104. Robbie Buhl andScott Goodyear are tied for second at 112, and Eliseo Salazar is fourth at110. Buhl will join Cheever in the Infiniti brigade at Texas, switchingafter running the first four races of the season with an Oldsmobileengine. The Nissan Infiniti took a major step forward at Indy in Cheever'ssecond race there using the powerplant. For the first time, the enginecompleted 200 laps and 500 miles at Indy, and Cheever trailed Montoyaacross the finish line by 18.726 seconds. Montoya averaged 167.607 mph, fourth fastest in race history. Itwas the fastest winning speed ever at Indy by a car powered by a normallyaspirated engine. In the last two Northern Light Series events, at Las Vegas andIndianapolis, Cheever has completed 401 of 408 laps. The Infiniti at lasthas reliability in the longer races. The Texas race, like Las Vegas inApril, is 208 laps on a 1.5-mile oval, or 312 miles. At Indy, Cheever turned his fast lap of more than 218 mph on thefinal lap of the race. None of these facts assuage Cheever's feelings about being a closeloser at Indy. "I didn't compete in the 500 to finish fifth," he said. "I'm notvery proud of what we did." The problem that slowed them occurred in the pits. The fuel flowfrom the tank into the car, for some reason, wasn't very speedy. Time lostin getting a full load was costly. He noted that on his final stop he camein seventh and exited in ninth. The Team Cheever crew, headed by Owen Snyder III, spent timeanalyzing the fueling difficulties and hopes to have it rectified for theCasino Magic 500 at Texas. Though Cheever has talked often about switching to the updatedInfiniti engine in mid-season, he now has changed his mind. "I think it would be crazy to run the new engine now," he said."The one I' ve got is doing very well." But it took a lot of extra work to ensure reliable power forIndianapolis, Cheever revealed. Three weeks before the race, the team hada problem with the engine. Infiniti engineers, under the direction ofFrank Honsowetz, buckled down and fixed the problem. "I'm not being boastful, but I think the Infiniti now is one ofthe best engines in racing," Cheever said. Honsowetz couldn't agree more. He has suffered through three yearsof development as the Oldsmobile has won every Indy Racing event the twoengines have competed in. "We have made a quantum leap with this program," Honsowetz said."We have been there at the end of every race this year in the Indy Racingseries, which I think answers the question of reliability." Said Cheever after Indy, "I beat the hell out of it, and it heldits head high." Cheever came within a late race pass of winning the season openerat Walt Disney World Speedway, giving Infiniti its first Indy Racingvictory. The third-place finish at Walt Disney World helped Cheever launchhis championship chase with vigor. But he credits the arrival of primarysponsor as a big reason why he is contending for the NorthernLight Cup. has provided Cheever with the financial backingthat he lacked in his previous two seasons as a car owner. While Cheever concentrates on climbing the Northern Light Seriesstandings in the night at Texas, he also will drive in an event nearly 800miles away earlier that day. Cheever will join 1999 Indy Racing champion Greg Ray and KelleyRacing veteran Mark Dismore in competing in the season's third True ValueIROC race at Michigan Speedway at noon June 10. They then will fly back toTexas to race that night. Cheever has finished 11th and 10th, respectively, in the first twoIROC races this season, at Daytona International Speedway and TalladegaSuperspeedway. "I'm doing it because it's fun," he said. It's also an honor to be named to the elite, 12-driver IROC field.But the biggest honor so far this season for Cheever came when he washonored at the post-race celebration as recipient of the Scott BraytonDriver's Trophy. It is presented to a driver who displays unusualperseverance and determination and is named after the driver who sufferedfatal injuries in a crash at Indy on May 17, 1996, after he had qualifiedfor his second straight PPG Pole for the Indianapolis 500. "I was his teammate for two years," said Cheever, who received a$25,000 check for winning the award. "Every now and then in racing, therecomes a driver you can relate to. I was very honored. "It was verytouching. It was one of the bright spots at Indy. It was special because Iknew him well."
oldsmobile engine problem : FORT WORTH, Texas, Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 -- Speedway Engines will roarloudly at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The engine-building firm, located a few blocks south of the IndianapolisMotor Speedway, has prepared the 3.5-liter Oldsmobile engines that power thecars driven by Buddy Lazier and Scott Goodyear in the championship showdownof the 2000 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season. Lazier leads Goodyear in the standings by 38 points and needs to finishonly 13th or better in the Excite 500 on Sunday to wrap up his firstNorthern Light Cup and a $1 million bonus. Eddie Cheever Jr., whose car is aNissan Infiniti, is the only other driver with an outside chance ofovertaking Lazier for the championship, trailing in third by 41 points. "We have to keep the approach that it's just another race," said SpeedwayEngines owner Rick Long. "We have to stay calm. We haven't supplied anythingspecial (for the Sunday's race engine) for either team." However, for the second straight race, a qualifying engine was built forboth Lazier and Goodyear, a first. In the previous race at Kentucky MotorSpeedway, Lazier ran fast in practice, but slipped to seventh in qualifying.Goodyear stepped up and won his first MBNA Pole Award. They switched to their race engines for The Belterra Resort Indy 300, andLazier won by 1.879 seconds over Goodyear. "Buddy's a great racer, but he does better as a rabbit," Long said. Speedway Engines has come a long way since the late Herb Porter and Longformed the firm in August 1996. In November 1996, they signed their firstcustomer, PDM Racing. PDM still remains as rookie Sam Hornish Jr. led 38laps and finished ninth at Kentucky in an engine that had more than 709miles on it at the checkered flag. Porter, a legendary race engine builder known affectionately as "HerbieHorsepower," was fatally injured in an auto accident on the day before hewas to be inducted into the Speedway Hall of Fame in May 1999. He and Longshared equal ownership of the company, with the shares of one to go to theother if anything happened to the either. Long has moved the firm forward - there are now 11 full-time employees, andhe is looking to expand both the shop space and his client base - but stillmisses Porter's counsel and experience. "Probably, the hardest thing for me after Herb passed away was that beforeI could always talk to Herb, and he could see the big picture," Long said."He always had a clear view. In the early years, I was just a pair of handsand eyes and a student. I would go to him and ask him what he was thinking.There would be 10 minutes of b.s., then five minutes of the big picture." Long, 46, would have completed 25 years association with Porter in January2000. The formation of the Indy Racing League brought the two back togetheras partners, and Long said it was the best thing he did in his life. Lazier's Hemelgarn Racing team started having its motors built by SpeedwayEngines in May 1997, and Pennzoil Panther Racing since its inception in1998. The other customer is Hubbard Racing and driver Tyce Carlson. "We usually try to stay around four teams," Long said. This weekend, Speedway Engines will have one person assigned to each of thetwo front-runners. Brian Figg will work with Hemelgarn Racing on Lazier'sDelta Faucet/Coors Light/Tae-Bo Dallara/Oldsmobile/Firestone. Providingassistance with Goodyear's Pennzoil Panther Dallara/Oldsmobile/Firestone isJeff Gordon, who is shop manager. Each will help race crews set up the engines for both qualifying and therace. "I think one of our strengths is having a very strong track support group,"Long said. "They help with any problems. "There's one thing we have pretty strict rules on. Gordon will not sayanything to Brian, and Brian will not say anything to Jeff about his teamand its strategy." A rebuild for an engine that has run 600 miles takes about 100 hours andcosts between $15,000 and $16,000. Both leading teams did "roughly" 20rebuilds after testing and races this season. The only race engine problem encountered this year occurred at Pikes Peakwhen a rod bearing in Lazier's car failed on the first lap, Long said. Among the things done on a rebuild are replacing the pistons, rod bearings,rings and performing a valve job, as well as installing a new timing chainevery two or three overhauls. "If we don't do a good job, we're probably going to lose business," Longsaid. "It's the same as a football player who if he doesn't do the job he'sgoing to get traded away." Speedway Engines also has had a hand in helping Oldsmobile develop newcylinder heads that have been produced late in the season. They haveincreased the engine horsepower with better airflow to the engine. Speedway Engines also is a distributor of GM parts. The company canassemble, dyno test and ship an engine to anyone. Long also enjoyscompetition not only from other Oldsmobile engine builders but from theInfiniti program. "I think one of the great things of the whole series are the challenges ofthe other engine builders," he said. Long also points out a key factor to success of the Indy Racing League hasbeen the rules that allow all teams to own their engines and have themrebuilt wherever the owner chooses. This, he adds, gives all teams theopportunity to purchase the same engine and then select a builder whom theythink can best make it work. "Engine manufacturers control the destiny (of teams in other series)," Longsaid. "A car owner in the IRL can walk out the door (on an engine builder)in the middle of the season. We have no contract with Hemelgarn or Panther,just a handshake. In (the other series) teams are more at the mercy of theengine manufacturers. "My hat's off to the IRL. It has done a fantastic job of keeping everyoneon an even playing field."
oldsmobile engine problem : Schedule: The Excite 500 starts at 1 p.m. (CDT) Sunday. MBNA PoleQualifying starts at noon Saturday.Practice sessions start at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.*** On the air: The Excite 500 will be televised on a same-day delayed basis onABC at 4 p.m. (EDT) Sunday. "Indy Racing 2Day" will be televised at 3:30p.m. (EDT) Sunday on ESPN2. ESPN2 will televise MBNA Pole qualifying at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Saturday. The Indy Racing Radio Network will broadcast a 30-minute pre-race show at1:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, followed by the live race broadcast at 2 p.m. IRRNwill broadcast a qualifying summary show at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) Saturday. The area IRRN affiliate is WBAP-AM 820, Arlington, Texas. The IRRN race broadcast also will be available live on the Internet at as part of a partnership between Indy Racing Online andYahoo!/broadcast.com. Live streaming video of all practice sessions will be available at .*** Tickets: Tickets for the Excite 500 are available by calling Texas MotorSpeedway at (817) 215-8500, through Ticketmaster outlets or at TicketmasterOnline at . Ticket information is available at .---motorsport.com -- your source for motorsport news on the Internet
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