I have been wondering the same thing, I have a 98 and I have been looking around the junkyard, the supercharger itself would only be $70, but I believe that there is an extra pulley on the Ultra that powers it. I have heard that the Buick tranny is not built to handle the supercharger and needs to be replaced about every 50k miles. Giving the car the extra power may cause other issues with valves, heat, and reducing engine life. I am going to look into this further by comparing the repair manuals, and hopefully try it out.
Not only is a matter of the tranny being able to handle the power, but you do need the extra belt to power the supercharger. That would be the least of your worries. You would need to recalibrate (if not change) the fuel system to accommodate the increased air flow through the engine. Not worth the effort or cost.
I have a 1999 with the 3800 engine. The owner's manual says the horsepower is 205 without the supercharger and 240 with the supercharger.
Try Gm And if you tear it apart and get them "Matched up" at a bearing supplier. There are also several on line stores dedicated to the Buick supercharged engine's.
It is a special blend oil called "Supercharger Oil" The GM dealers can get it however it will cost around $8-$10 for a 4 oz bottle. Thank you, From www.SuperchargersOnline.com
Best bet would a factory service manual, or Chilton or ?? I retired in 1994, sorry I can't help
yes, you can, i go to a technical college and my friends and i are going to supercharge my 93 buick lesabre over the summer..... and by the way, the 1993 buick park avenue is basically just the buick lesaber but it is super charged and with a nicer interior and additional aspects that are better.
The Buick Park Avenue Started In 1991
I have a '92 PA Ultra. The Ultra has the supercharger. There are two sets of serpentine belts for this configuration.
For model year 1989 General Motors did not produce the Buick Park Avenue. The soonest production date to 1989 was the 1991 Park Avenue. The 1991 Park Avenue was offered in 3800 engine in supercharged or naturally aspirated. The part numbers for electronic control module (ECM) or "computer" will vary based on the exact engine for model year 1991s.
Depends on the engine the Park Avenue had in it.
show a diagram of a buick park avenue crankshaft sensor
Yes, with another 1997 Buick Park Avenue.
You don't. It uses the same oil for lube as the engine. When you change the engine oil, you are changing the supercharger oil. * On the 92 PA ultra, The supercharger is sealed. The oil plug is next to the drive pulley, on the side closest to the firewall. Suck the old oil out with a turkey baster or similar, and refill with a high quality synthetic, or with GM specific Supercharger oil.
When u change the oil in the car it automatically feeds it to the supercharger. i wondered the same thing so i asked a Buick specialist and that's what they told me
The Buick Riviera with supercharger should put out 240hp
96 doesnt have the supercharger so yes What made you think it is a 1996? It's pretty tough to mis-identify a SuperCharger?
what is the down side of the 1997 buick park avenue
Yes i have 22x8.5 on a 97 Buick park avenue
The supercharger has a single separate serpentine belt than the one for the accessories (alternator, a/c compressor, water pump) . The superchrager belt is a 6 rib 72" effective length. The accessories belt is a 6 rib 93.5" belt.
There is a noise on the top of my 96 S/C buick riviera engine (in the supercharger housing) Sounds to me like bearings? How do Ilubricate S/C? And when do I Change this lubricant?
No, both Buick and Chevrolet are a part of General Motors.
I am locked out of my Buick park avenue and have a slim Jim but don't know how to use it
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There is no button for the supercharger. The supercharger is always on because it is being driven by the belts of the engine. When you step on the gas, there is a vacuum line that is hooked up to the supercharger in which will close a little valve causing the boost to be diverted into the engine.
yes it can al you have to do is remove the supercharger and remove the supercharger belt, even if you dont wanna remove the supercharger u can just remove the supercharger belt and it will be unfunctional, why would you want to remove it anyways there awsome