In my cutlass Ciera '89 V6 3.3L, with 210,000 actual miles, I run regular. Or the cheapest I can find. This car has the original engine, (no overhauls)timing chain, injectors. Have replaced alternator once. Belts, hoses, plugs, and spark plug wires at 200K. Oil and filters are changed as a RELIGOUS behavior. I worked for PENNZOIL making their oil for years and BELIEVE IN IT. Use Olds recommedations on weight and FRAM filters. EVERY 3000 miles. DO IT!
I just pulled the injectors and sent them to a guy in NY for cleaning, $15 each and $10 shipping. We'll see about his work.
Old says regular is what you want to run. So, I do. I also put a bottle of TECHRON in the tank twice a year. It is a CHEVRON product and works. Do this in the tank you run RIGHT BEFORE OIL CHANGE as it turns your oil BLACK,BLACK,BLACK. Then change oil and filter.
The Best gas is the BEST you can afford. I refine 300K barrels of oil into fuel eveyday, and I run reqular.AnswerOOOOOPPPPPSSSSSSS... Almost forgot...DON'T PUT ANY MOTH BALLS IN YOUR TANK!!
Silly 'thing to do' lately. The idea behind it is to increase as milage. It is also dangerous.
OLD MOTH balls were made from napthalene. Moths didn't like the smell. Neither do I. Liquid napthalene, with no water in it, can help burn rate and help milage. So, somebody thought let's dump these pellets in our tank and get the added benefit. SO, go to Walmart and buy some old moth balls and dump about 6 to 8 each in your tank FOR EACH GALLON OF GAS and it MIGHT help a little. Or, they could clog your fuel filter.
Or, you could screw up and buy the NEW Moth ball made of Chlorobenze. This will help turn your lube oil into dark, nasty looking tea. And/or cause crystals on your injectors if you have them.
As I say, I refine 300K barrels of oil into gas everyday. Don't you think if putting mothballs in your gas was a good thing to do... we would be doing it here in the refinery for you?
If your car is an older vehicle, I do not recomend putting anything other than the cheapest fuel in it. The more expensive fuels clean out your system, and take all the crud, and dislodge it into the fuel filter and the injectors. Creating a costly repair. This has happened to me multiple times on different vehicles. Injectors will run about 80 dollars a piece, and atleast 2 hours worth of time and labor. Also, moth balls WILL destroy your fuel system and clog up the strainer of the fuel pump. Also, When an injector gets clogged, you cant unclog them. You can improve how much fuel passes threw, but they must be rebuilt. I gaurentee that the injectors will clog right back up within about a month
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Group size 75 with at least 650 CCA fits a 1994 Oldsmobile Ciera SL.
don't have my manuel how many spark plugs are there in a 1997 cutlass supreme oldsmobile. need to change them all v6 engine. what is the best brand to buy thank you
Low freon, bad compressor, bad clutch, bad pressure switch (could be multiple of these), bad switch...the list goes on. Best bet is to take it to a mechanic for a diagnosis.
The best place to find the brake line schematic for a 1995 Cutlass is at a GM dealer. The repair facility would have all of the relevant manuals.
That doubtful. Best look around for water getting into the fuse box or other circuits.
Best to get a chiltons repair manual from the library for your car.
Best left to a pro unless you want to decapitate yourself.
If you referring to the anti-freeze/coolant. Any name brand coolant will be fine. I have a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, and I recently flushed and refilled the coolant system. I used PRESTONE. I used to 50/'50 mix they sell (already mixed). That way you don't have to mix your own antifreeze. The recommended mixture is 50/50, that's what is recommended for the Cutlass Ciera. Other mixtures are 70 (coolant)/ 30 (water). If you are going to mix it yourself make sure you use distilled water, and make sure you mix it prior to putting in the vehicle. The short answer though, just get some Prestone 50/50 anti-freeze. That's your best bet.
re; replacing a starter on a 1987 cutlass cierra is very hard as the one in mine just went. it is best to bring it to a mechanic as the whole engine has to be jacked up and it is well over a 3 hour job. cost me around $300 that was with new starter and labor and it was worth it prices will vary wherever you live. hope that helps
Take your steering column apart. Best thing to do is go out and spend the 30 or 40 dollars on a haynes or chiltons book. That will tell you step by step how to do it.
the best way would be to locate the horn and disconnect (pull) one of the wires off of it. your horn fuse may work with other electrical items, so its best to disconnect from horn itself. hope this helps!
R12 if Factory and if someone retro-fitted it, there should be a sticker signifying the charge with R134. Best to take it to a shop with an ID capable machine (they'll bill you for the labor)
first you need to remove the serpentine belt. best way to do this is to use a serpentine belt tool. then its actually very simple, there are three bolts that hold it in one up front, and two in the back, and then there is a plug on the bottom you have to unclip.
The correct coolant is DEXCOOL it has an orange color to it. If your coolant is green the coolant has been changed. It has been found out that DEXCOOL was bad for Aluminum heads and gaskets. Best to switch to the green coolant.
Good Old 10/40 is best.
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It is best to leave this up to proffesionals who specialize in remanufacturing alternators. Contact your local autoparts store, they will be able to help you out, & they probably have a remanufatured alternator in stock at a competitive price.
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Oldsmobile no longer exists, so this is based on historical data. The Alero seems to have the best gas milage of the 2004 cars, which was the last model year made.
215/60/R16 is the best size.
My best educated guess would be any GM A-body car from 1968 or 1969 to 1972, with the same transmission as the subject car. Those cars would be: Chevrolet Chevelle Pontaic GTO Buick Skylark Oldsmobile Cutlass I'm sure there are more to choose from, but without an interchange book, I don't know for sure. One strategy for finding out: Find a local auto recycler (a.k.a. junk yard) and tell them what you are looking for, ask them if they can look up available donor cars and if they have any on their lot. They will have interchange books and can tell you what you need to know.
Unless you have a 4 cylinder engine, and that's a maybe, there is no timing belt on that car. It uses a chain drive that will wear with age. The best way to tell is with a labscope that monitors the Crankshaft Sensor signal, and the Camshaft Sensor signal to see if they are in time and steady.
When attempting to swap motors or doing any repair work, it is best to consult an automobile professional.