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I have a 95 buick lesaber with engine trouble have replaced whole top of motor when u crank it it smokes really bad thick white smoke & it dosent stop it also idels too fast & we cant seem to get it to idel down. as a last result i want to know if a 95 olds 88 motor will easily fit into a 95 lesaber?
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melanie

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HI MELANIE, FIRST QUESTION ABOUT THE THICK WHITE SMOKE. THIS IS MORE THEN LIKELY CAUSED BY A INTERNAL COOLANT LEAK GETTING INTO THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER..SUCH AS HEADGASKET PROBLEMS OR CRACKED HEAD OR WORSE YET CRACKED ENG BLOCK..AS FAR AS THE HIGH ENGINE IDLE THIS IS MORE THEN LIKELY CAUSED BY A VACUUM LEAK,YOU SAID YOU JUST REPLACED THE UPPER HALF OF THE ENGINE, I WOULD RECHECK YOUR WORK,CK ALL THE VACUUM LINES,SPRAY SOME CARBURETOR CLEANER AROUND THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AREA TO SEE IF THIS BRINGS DOWN THE IDLE WHILE SPRAYING IN A CERTAIN AREA OF THE INTAKE. IF THE IDLE COMES DOWN SPRAYING IN A CERTAIN SPOT THE INTAKLE MANIFOLD GASKET IS LEAKING...LAST QUESTION, I WOULD THINK THE 95 OLDS ENGINE ARE INTERCHANABLE SAME YEARS AND AS LONG AS THE ENG LITER SIZE IS THE SAME I WOULD SAY YES THEY WILL WORK OK..IF ENG LITER SIZE IS DIFFERENT ALL BETS ARE OFF...PCM'S AND SENSORS ARE NOT INTERCHANABLE..GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU,,,,TOM

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Can answer all questions pertaining to mechanics of GM cars from 1965 to present. I will answer questions from 6:00 am to 10 pm est.. I will not take diesel or paint questions. If this olds and buick section is maxed out you can get to me in the chevrolet section...

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I have 30 plus years experience in servicing these cars. I can answer questions on carburetor, fuel injection,ignition systems, suspension, brakes and abs, cooling systems,a/c and heater,manual transmissions, rear differential and electrical system,charing system and battery. I am a Master ASE certified mechanic in all 8 categories: - Brakes - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automatic transmission - Clutches and Transaxle - Engine performance - Engine repair - Electrical - Steering and suspension I am certified for NYS inspection and clean air insp.

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I am a Master ASE certified mechanic in all 8 categories (see above) I am an Air Conditioning/Freon recycling specialist with ASE. I have at least 4 years of technical training and many hours of continuing education.

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