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@  ejguillot : (10 May 2020 - 10:43 PM)

Sweet!

@  dezldave961 : (07 May 2020 - 04:14 PM)

Got bored and started making build video...

@  dezldave961 : (04 May 2020 - 04:05 AM)

I need to hunt down the little black trim bar that's at the top edge of the GS rocker panel cover, for driver's side between rear door and wheel well.

@  ejguillot : (03 May 2020 - 02:42 AM)

I've been on there too. I hope this forum is kept open, there's too much info to allow it to be lost!

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2020 - 10:25 PM)

I've been monitoring GrandPrixForums and 3800Pro (don't have FB)... also hopped on TurboBuick, but 99% GN chatter from boomers

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Everyone at home, plenty of free time.

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Nobody posting? Why not?

@  ejguillot : (27 March 2020 - 05:19 PM)

Congrats on the Comp G GTP!

@  crossout : (25 March 2020 - 05:49 PM)

Wow this thing has died off I just myself 05 Comp G 3 weeks ago way different than my 2000 regal gs that I had it rusted out to hell strunt towers. :D :D

@  dezldave961 : (20 March 2020 - 04:18 PM)

Pulled turbo engine, prepping MP112 setup... also doing some work-from-home stuff

@  tpivette : (19 March 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So far so good. Still working, fortunately.

@  ejguillot : (16 March 2020 - 03:46 PM)

how's everyone doing? With coronavirus and all that?

@  tpivette : (25 February 2020 - 02:35 AM)

Just got my GS back on the road. Wife is pressuring me to sell it... don't know if I want to or not

@  monte0 : (17 February 2020 - 05:04 AM)

Popped on to see how things are. Been a couple years...

@  ejguillot : (14 January 2020 - 10:36 PM)

Hope the new year is treating everyone well..

@  ejguillot : (16 December 2019 - 01:55 AM)

Hi all. Decade is coming to a close... I'm feeling a little old!

@  M_Dogg : (05 December 2019 - 11:20 PM)

Cheers!

@  ejguillot : (02 December 2019 - 01:13 AM)

Hi there. Some of us are working to keep these cars alive and running. Glad you had a good 15 year run.

@  opera_bob : (30 November 2019 - 08:39 AM)

Every time I see an Old Buick I have major respect for it. I know what kind of torque these cars make.

@  opera_bob : (30 November 2019 - 08:38 AM)

I sold my 2002 GS back in 2017. She was falling apart all over the place. So I sold her and bought a 2017 Focus RS in 2017.


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#1 iTurbo

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 04:36 PM

Can anybody tell me what the fuel tank capacity is for a '98 Buick Regal GS? I would check the owner's manual, but I don't have one. I seem to remember it being 16 gallons, but I'm not positive.

 

I'm having a problem where I can only get about 12 gallons of fuel into the tank when the gauge needle drops all the way down to the empty side. I'm not sure if it's a sender issue or what. It has a 7 year old Delphi fuel pump module installed. I think the level sender was part of that assembly.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 09:58 PM

My 97.5 owners manual says 17 gallons. I've only ever been able to put 13 gallons in it a couple times and the car was screaming "low fuel." Just think of it as a way to keep the fuel pump cool.
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 12:53 AM

Yeah, I guess with the intended demographic for these cars when new, I guess I'm not too surprised there is a lot of overhead there.

 

I've never ran out of fuel, but I'm tempted to let it get all the way down to 'empty' and then carry around a small gas can with a couple gallons to test this out. It would be nice to know for sure. At least then I can see how much it really takes to fill between the spare can and filling up afterwards.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:02 PM

You don't want to run it out or low anyway. I would think that is hard on the pump?
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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:42 PM

You don't want to run it out or low anyway. I would think that is hard on the pump?

 

True, but I think it will be worth it to do once for peace of mind and knowing for sure about how much overhead there is.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:37 PM

Well I got through the experiment. I filled a gas can with exactly 2 gallons of gas and drove around with it in the car after the fuel gauge bottomed out. It took about a week of driving to work/store etc before the car finally actually ran out of gas. I got lucky, because one morning the car just wouldn't start in front of my house. I put the 2 gallons in and headed to the gas station and filled up. It took another 15.3 gallons to fill it (with topping off).

 

So, it seems there might be a problem with the fuel level float arm. It was a new Delphi fuel pump module 7 years ago. At least now I know there are still about 6 gallons left in the tank when it gets down to 'E'.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:37 PM

So the owner's manual was right.
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Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:21 PM

Yup. Not that I doubted it, I just wanted to get idea of what was really left in the tank when the needle reached 'E' for more peace of mind on road trips.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:43 PM

Interesting to know.  Mine does that too - about 5 gallons of gas left when the gauge gets down to E.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:12 PM

I can't get peace of mind when that damn fuel light is on!
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