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Old March 29th, 2005
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I own a 93 Olds Achieva SC and its been an awesome car. I only paid $800 because the previous owner thought it was dying but after a tune up and tranny flush it was good as new and its been the most reliable car I've owned. I currently have the 3300 v6 motor but I've been researching the possibility of a supercharged 3800 engine swap from a Pontiac Bonneville SSEi. According to my calculations it would nearly be a direct bolt up. The 3800 appears to be nothing more than a bored out 3300.

I have a few modifications on it. I know... a modified Achieva, you're thinking what the hell? Achievas dont get enough credit tho. They have potential. Plus the 93 model has no governor ;-)

Currently:
3300v6
K&N Intake system
High-Flow Cat
2.5" stainless exhaust
Dual Flowmaster mufflers
Bosch Double Platnium plugs
9mm wires

Plans:
3800v6 supercharged with Intercooler
Straight pipe Cat
Borla exhaust system
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Old May 16th, 2005
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I used to own a 85' Oldsmobile Calais. I guess when they modernized the design, they modernized the name as well. Had the 2.5L Tech4 Engine so I might be able to help people with questions on that...
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Old May 16th, 2005
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I used to own an 85' Oldsmobile Calais. I guess when they updated the design, they felt they needed a fresh name. It had the 2.5L Tech4 Engine, so I can probablly help troubleshoot simple problems. A whole 110 HP..... No match for my 250 HP Aurora =)
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Old May 17th, 2005
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I used to own a 85' Oldsmobile Calais. Guess when the updated the design they wanted to update the name as well. Had the 2.5L Tech4 Engine in it, so I might be able to answer some easy problems with it, since it was awhile ago. The tech4 Has a whole 110HP.... Could never go back, my Aurora has 250HP Liked the car while I had it though.
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Old September 9th, 2005
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I owned my '85 Calais Supreme 2.5 ltr U for 2 days when the engine blew just outside Glacier Park Montana. I'd put fewer than 200 miles on it. I bought it from a trusted (?) hometown Missoula mechanic who assured me it would go forever --83,000 mi, body and inside quite nice. I think he took advantage of a nice trusting single female lacking car savvy. I'd like to obtain an image of the calais 85 2.5 engine (only used in 85-86 calais') because I wonder if he might've replaced it with something else. Some sleuthing revealed that the previous owner had driven it 50 miles before the engine blew (he got 50 bucks from my mechanic who told him he intended to part it out.) Sound fishy?
I like the car and yet am resigned to having to let it go for scrap. Any ideas?
[forgive me, if this post is inappropriate. It's my first.]



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Originally posted by Drew@May 17 2005, 07:08 PM
I used to own a 85' Oldsmobile Calais. Guess when the updated the design they wanted to update the name as well. Had the 2.5L Tech4 Engine in it, so I might be able to answer some easy problems with it, since it was awhile ago. The tech4 Has a whole 110HP.... Could never go back, my Aurora has 250HP :) Liked the car while I had it though.
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Old September 22nd, 2005
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need quick answer

does anyone know how big the fuel tank is in a 1993 olds achieva??
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Old October 3rd, 2005
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does anyone know how big the fuel tank is in a 1993 olds achieva??
15.2 gallons.
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Old September 30th, 2007
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97 achieva

does anyone check this thread anymore? i need to know if the achieva's manufactured in 97 can have there governor removed? i've found chips on the net for many years, before 97 but none for the 97 model. it has a 3100 V6 model engine, any ideas?
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Old July 18th, 2014
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calis brake problem

the rear wheel cylinders on the calis are secured by some sort of spring clip. How do you install these-hard to get the clip installed!! also =how are the rear shoes adjusted?? there is NO Access hole in the backing plate.
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