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Old 10-09-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hello all

Hey everyone.

I just purchased my first Grand AM last week so I was searching for forums and came upon this site. I have read alot of the posts and it seems like a very helpful place!

I purchased a 2004 Grand AM GT1. 77,000 KM, Leather, Sunroof, fully loaded every single option. All I have to say is I absolutely love this car, it has been by far the funnest and sexiest car I have owned to date. Sorry for small picture but I took it with my phone.

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Old 10-09-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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nice car, lucky you bought w/ sc/t.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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Welcome! Where in Canada are you located? I'm in southern Ontario. Not many GAGT enthusiests in my area.
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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I am located in Saskatchewan. Next to no enthusiasts out here either. Unfortunately this car will be my year round vehicle so it will see snow, but it will be getting washed once a week and vacuumed probably twice, I am extremely fussy when it comes to my cars. If my shoes are full of mud/dirt, I take them off and throw em in a bag in the trunk!
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Welcome. Nice looking ride, SC/T looks great.
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:30 PM   #7
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I am located in Saskatchewan. Next to no enthusiasts out here either. Unfortunately this car will be my year round vehicle so it will see snow, but it will be getting washed once a week and vacuumed probably twice, I am extremely fussy when it comes to my cars. If my shoes are full of mud/dirt, I take them off and throw em in a bag in the trunk!
Yeah, give it a couple of LIM issues, you'll think otherwise

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Old 10-09-2007, 01:58 PM   #8
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Yeah, give it a couple of LIM issues, you'll think otherwise

Oh, and welcome

not everyone has as bad of luck with the lim as you did
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:38 AM   #9
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I apologize....LIM? I am not new to the scene but just have yet to hear the definition for LIM .
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:34 AM   #10
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lower intake manifold... (LIM)

its a common condition when the grand am refuses to eat healthy and begins vomitting all over itself....thus leaking into the inside compartment.

very common amongst the coupes.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:46 AM   #11
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welcome and where in canada are you from?
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:49 AM   #12
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:57 AM   #13
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Thanks for the heads up, it is going in this weekend for oil change and coolant flush, I will have them take a look and make sure everything is ok.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:30 PM   #14
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Thanks for the heads up, it is going in this weekend for oil change and coolant flush, I will have them take a look and make sure everything is ok.
You got it man, but honestly there are some lucky ones that never had an issue w/ the LIM. I on the other hand had to get it fix 2X and on the 3rd time I just sold it.

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not everyone has as bad of luck with the lim as you did
Thanks for rubbing it in.
Ahem.... Dear God, please let Grreen99GT's LIM gasket rot away and let the oil seep into his coolant tank and make this happen at least 3X.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:25 PM   #15
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Any other prone weaknesses I should be aware of?

I do my best to take care of my vehicles and my belief is if you take care of your vehicle it will take care of you, plus it only has 77,000KM, one would THINK...not a whole lot could go wrong if it's taken care of. I hope I did not just give myself bad luck .

So far I love driving it, but my gas gauge moves faster then in my old car, a 4 cyl 94 cavalier.
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Any other prone weaknesses I should be aware of?

I do my best to take care of my vehicles and my belief is if you take care of your vehicle it will take care of you, plus it only has 77,000KM, one would THINK...not a whole lot could go wrong if it's taken care of. I hope I did not just give myself bad luck .

So far I love driving it, but my gas gauge moves faster then in my old car, a 4 cyl 94 cavalier.
Expect to replace a few wheel bearings, window regulators (raises and lowers windows), heater blower motor resistor, to name a few things. Brakes are undersized for the car. Some folks have transmission woes, although I think it holds up pretty well. My GASE has got 155k miles and is still going strong.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:47 PM   #17
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I am located in Saskatchewan. Next to no enthusiasts out here either. Unfortunately this car will be my year round vehicle so it will see snow, but it will be getting washed once a week and vacuumed probably twice, I am extremely fussy when it comes to my cars. If my shoes are full of mud/dirt, I take them off and throw em in a bag in the trunk!
welcome....

much respect for trying to keep the GA clean. look into the detailing section for insight on cleaning the car.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #18
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Any other prone weaknesses I should be aware of?...
A Review for those considering a 2nd hand '99 & up Pontiac Grand Am




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