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How many miles on your LeSabre????

How many miles on your LeSabre


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MrTP

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I voted!! I had a 1989 LeSabre that I sold with over 225000 miles on it. I still own three LeSabre's. My 1993 has 180000+ miles on it, my 1998 has 160000+ and my 1999 has 82000 on it. In my opinion the older the LeSabre the better they were. My 1989 and my 1993 never had any repairs other than a starter or an alternator. My 1998 had the plenum coolant leak problem where the cylinders fill with coolant, an $800. repair for me. My 1999 has had a power window problem and is loosing some coolant and I am afriad an intake plenum repair is coming soon. I'm not sure what is the cause of these intake plenum leaks, but you can find reference to 100's of cases on the internet. It may be the dex cool coolant they switched to or maybe just that they use a plastic part for an intake plenum. Whatever the cause it is souring me and many others on Buick's and the 3.8L engine.
I had a plenum issue on the first of two LeSares. It was the smell of fuel of and the prospect of a fire that I had it replaced. The second car had a plastic connector on the fuel line issue that was a problem and remained so after it was replaced until I put on my own connector. The 3.8L is great on highway mileage for a big car. I'm more than convinced premium fuel for highway driving is the way to go, but nothing helps your mileage while driving around town. The coolant and plastic plenum problems may have been fixed on the 2000s. I loved the 3.8L and feel you may not do better with a different one for the car you get in a LeSabre, its worth the fix.
 

Bieze

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Buick Ownership
2005 Buick LaSabre
2005 LeSabre Custom 135k, got it 4 years ago with 57k. Torrington bearings went out on trans. 5 ecm's , 1 set of coils, egr, yet to be diagnosed power steering problem, belt tensioner, cam & map sensor, evap can and still drives like sleeping on the couch in front of the tv.
 

gnhbodyguy

Full Member
763
5
18
Buick Ownership
03 Limited & 04 Custom
I bought my 04 in 2011 with 125,000 miles. I just passed 160,000. I did replace the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets, and the transaxle was rebuilt.
 

xbassman

New member
22
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Buick Ownership
94 Buick Lesabre 4 Dr limited V6
Mine was a barn find with 48k. $400 n it was mine. On the road n love it. Do have to climb up out of it.
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Zeroboostbuick

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S.W. Ontario Canada
Buick Ownership
2018 Regal Sportback - 2010 Yamaha R6 (track bike) Past cars: 92 LeSabre, 98 Regal, 02 GrandPrixGT
Had a 92 LeSabre Limited. Had 242,000 miles when I wrecked it into a tree in the winter. Most comfortable car I've ever owned. There was something about those leather seats that felt perfect !
 

Shadycheeba

Buick Newbie
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Buick Ownership
2000,2002 lesabre
i got 200,000 on 2000 that recently turned into a parts car...and 67,000 on my daily driver 2002..picked it up 2 yrs ago with 41,000
 

BK3

A Regular
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Buick Ownership
2002 Century
2000 limited. 145,000 miles.
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