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Old 01-21-2010, 05:49 PM   #11
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That makes me feel alot better, and its a dark green oil, whatever that means. and how does the GTP get to 110 in 3rd? I hit 110 and I got the electronic governor kicking in slowing me back down to 1500 RPM which consequently slowed me down at a rapid pace as it was going strong at 4k rpm to get me up there.
According to your profile it looks like you have a SE, which is a completely different motor to begin with (the 3.1L compared to the 3.8L in the GTP) and thus have possibly different limiters (but I do not remember what mine was set at... Hell I have owned 20 cars since that one... lol). But the main thing was my governor was removed with a PCM flash/reprogram. Car would do ~45 in first, ~95 in second and I never topped out third, but at the drag strip I would have to shift into third because it ran a 13.7 @ 101
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:51 PM   #12
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+1 on the only green fluid automotive related that I can think of is anti freeze. Try to determine where the fluid is coming from. Check around radiator/heater hoses and around the water pump. If the water pump bearing is about gone there's a chance that's where the problem is.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:53 PM   #13
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The only green fluid I can think of is antifreeze/coolant, and your 2000 Pontiac is supposed to have orange stuff (though many replace it with green).

Trying to think what it would be too... Oil and coolant are EXTREMELY hard to mix up if you even know anything about cars. The CV's have a greenish colored "snot"/grease in them, but they should not puddle.

Old brake fluid is usually greenish, but you would normally notice a busted line as you would have a dead pedal unless it was the ABS module possibly leaking, but if it is, you will soon run out of "spare" fluid and not be able to stop.

Power steering fluid is normally clear or just dark (after being used), sometimes red as people use ATF in the system alot as well. Those are prone to leak on the Grand Prix's.

Would be interested to know what it ends up being.
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Better gas mileage

Which is better on gas? Automatic or manual speeds?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #15
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The only thing I worry about is there is a reverse roll lock when in drive so you don't roll backwards when stopped going up a hill and I wonder if they do the same with facing downhill and in reverse . . . if so then something has to make some noise if dropped in reverse when going forward too fast. Hopefully there is something in the tranny that prevents the reverse clutch from engauging if there is too much forward speed.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #16
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I've never seen an automatic that locks and prevents the car from rolling backwards in drive. The reason it doesn't roll is that there is usually enough pressure in the tranny from the idling engine to prevent it from going back. I have seen some manual transmission cars that did have a feature that prevented it from rolling back on hills, I can't remember who made them though.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:22 PM   #17
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<snip>I have seen some manual transmission cars that did have a feature that prevented it from rolling back on hills, I can't remember who made them though.
Studebaker (Hill-holder), Subaru (Hill-holder), 2009 Dodge Challenger. Also, per Wikipedia: "Similar systems are or were in use by Alfa Romeo, Fiat (including the new Fiat 500), BMW, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Saab, smart ("Hill Start Assist"), Subaru, Cadillac ("NoRol") and Stutz ("Noback")."
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:49 PM   #18
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would be sweet if there was some aftermarket thign to add on so u dont roll on hills, nothing pisses me off more when im on a steep hill and some tard stops behind me by about a foot.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #19
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Yeah, I think I found the cause... But this is just a GUESS. The breaking on the car has been getting harder and harder to stop. I have been lazy and not taken it in, but Im going to have to soon because I may not be able to break after a while. Im kinda worried that I hay have damaged the breaking system now because I do have ABS. Oh well, I still have warranty from when I bought it in early december.
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oye... take it in now so you don't find out the brakes decided to stop working the day little susie chases her ball out into the street in front of you.
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