View Full Version : '97 Buick LeSabre Limited


iskateremz
05-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Intro:
So basically i googled my car and came across Hondamans and he gave me some hope for my car.
I just started a new job so money is kinda tight right now but im 19 still living at home so I dont have very many bills to pay and my extra cash will be going towards my new car.
I purchased the car for $1,500 at a dealers auction this is my second car. The first being a 2000 Kia Rio Cinco 5 speed ( I miss the having a manual but not the car ). About the Kia my parents bought it for me and my brother to share which wasn't working out very well so I saved and now I have a LeSabre which I LOVE.

My car:
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9496/dscn0478k.jpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1350/dscn0479s.jpg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8273/dscn0469z.jpg
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4779/dscn0468b.jpg
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2980/dscn0464t.jpg
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1863/dscn0467y.jpg
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/373/dscn0474h.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8218/dscn0461k.jpg
http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9966/dscn0460i.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/dscn0460i.jpg/)
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1977/dscn0462mf.jpg

Some info:
I bought the car on 5/03/10 but I have been working and havent had time to get new fluids for everything and I mention this before but im out of Engine coolant and last night my Check Engine Light came on Fml :/ So my first Paycheck will be going to Maintenance issues.

I dont know very much about cars but I plan on getting a air intake, Intercooler, Performance chip, Spark plugs, I would also like Dual Exhaust but I dont want my car to be stupid loud but just to over help with performance. Really anything to improve MPG/Hp is what im looking forward to get.

hondaman
05-11-2010, 07:08 PM
HOLY HUGE PICTURES

Nice looking car though, I see you also have the Gran Touring suspension. From what I can see, your car looks like my twin.
.
.
.

DJMantis
05-11-2010, 07:33 PM
From what I can see, your car looks like my twin.
Grandpa's Revenge?

Very clean car. I've always loved sitting in Buick interiors even though ordinarily I detest leather seats.

iskateremz
05-11-2010, 07:34 PM
HOLY HUGE PICTURES

Nice looking car though, I see you also have the Gran Touring suspension. From what I can see, your car looks like my twin.
.
.
.

I know they start off big but they resize for everybody right?
And yes i do have the Gran Touring suspension :)
Maybe on the outside but not under the hood :/

iskateremz
05-11-2010, 07:38 PM
Grandpa's Revenge?

Very clean car. I've always loved sitting in Buick interiors even though ordinarily I detest leather seats.

Maybe when I invest some money into my car I will call it that... maybe
But thank you, the seats are very comfortable! I clean it like every other day when im bored. It needs a wash now but it might rain this week so I will wait

Schaefft
05-12-2010, 04:11 AM
so this is like the 3rd lesabre here now? :D

iskateremz
05-12-2010, 10:21 AM
so this is like the 3rd lesabre here now? :D

haha yeah i guess so.

Schaefft
05-12-2010, 04:34 PM
You know, I like these kind of cars, but 3 Lesabres in 1 NFS forum is kinda weird. :D

Great looking car, looks clean and Im sure it could be pretty quick with the right mods. Keep it clean.

(btw, any reason why a Lesabre and not an Aurora or Grand Prix, Riviera or sth with RWD? Just asking)

hondaman
05-12-2010, 04:35 PM
Aurora, Grand Prix, and Riviera are all FWD cars, mang.
.
.
.

iskateremz
05-13-2010, 02:43 PM
Update:
5/13/10
I got insurance on the car now.
Figured out my EGR valve needs to be cleaned and if that doesnt work i needs to be replaced.

hondaman
05-13-2010, 02:52 PM
They do like to get dirty...

Be careful cleaning it, I've destroyed a few (most notably on my truck) trying to clean them before, also the little tube that is attached to it can be somewhat brittle.

Try to find out where your loss of coolant is coming from, cars don't lose coolant unless there is something wrong. Keep a close eye on your oil especially, if it starts looking milky, drain it immediately...don't wait, or you'll be out a motor. Once you have the updated gaskets and upper manifold in place (if it doesn't already) then it won't happen again...
.
.
.

iskateremz
05-13-2010, 11:47 PM
They do like to get dirty...

Be careful cleaning it, I've destroyed a few (most notably on my truck) trying to clean them before, also the little tube that is attached to it can be somewhat brittle.

Try to find out where your loss of coolant is coming from, cars don't lose coolant unless there is something wrong. Keep a close eye on your oil especially, if it starts looking milky, drain it immediately...don't wait, or you'll be out a motor. Once you have the updated gaskets and upper manifold in place (if it doesn't already) then it won't happen again...
.
.
.

the coolant seems fine now, but i tried to change the oil today and the cap is all corroded so i took it to walmart and they said they cant help because its too risky. When i took off the engine coolant cape by the radiator it seemed kinda rusty and there was something floating towards the top. But I dont know if its rusted or not because the coolant is orange :/

iskateremz
05-18-2010, 05:41 PM
put new oil in next step flush the coolant and get new shit in there.
Engine light is now off and has been off. Not sure if this is because of the oil/or coolant i put in there or the Lucas cleaner in my gas tank.

Schaefft
05-20-2010, 10:13 AM
Aurora, Grand Prix, and Riviera are all FWD cars, mang.
.
.
.


Yeah I know, thats why I said "or". ;) An Aurora or Riviera with RWD would be awesome tho.