I began this site in 2003 to help those turbo Buick owners that want to learn how to both maintain and tune their cars.  Much of the content comes from not only my own experience as an owner since 1986, but also from the shop manual and online forums like GNTTYPE.ORG which began as a mailing list long ago.

Most of the information contained here is for intercooled cars.  Having never owned one of the earlier cars, I know very little about them, but what little information I have collected on the '84/'85's is presented in it's own section.  I wish I could be more helpful with them, but, I just don't have any experience with them.

If one wants to fully enjoy ownership of one of these cars, it is a necessity to gain an understanding as to how things work.  Otherwise it can be a painful and expensive undertaking as you buy parts hoping to fix the problem.

Here it is, 2019.  I'm a bit surprised to have lasted this long!  I keep thinking that I should find a way to make the site more mobile friendly, but, with all the diagrams and the verbage required to explain how to work on these cars, I don't think it can be done practically and still have enuf info required to work on cars.

Questions, suggestions, corrections?  You can find me on Ihadav8    It's a small board that is not run by vendors so you won't be pushed to buy anything unless you need it. .  I don't post much on the FB groups because it's hard to help someone with a problem when 50 other people are throwing out suggestions at the same.  It takes a logical approach in many cases and that just does not happen on large forums or large groups. Add in those that are selling parts and services, and it gets worse.     I hope this helps you.    Steve  Wood

 

 TurboBuicks 101

Turbobuick 101 Videos    These are a series of videos created by Brad (Scoobum or Scooby Doo) demonstrating how to perform a series of mods or maintenance items on a turbo Buick and are aimed at the newcomer to the cars.  They are very well done and worth your time to watch.

                                                                                  

Basics-Things you need to know

Basics What various sensors, etc. do and how to adjust them if required

Scan Tool Usage  What your scantool is telling you

BLM's  What they are and what they mean. Originally written by TurboDave Huinker  RIP Dave 9/20/2017

 

Trouble Shooting-Primarily how to approach determining why your car does not start

'86/'87 Trouble Shooting  Trouble Shooting techniques, wiring diagrams, Trouble codes, etc

'84/'85 Trouble Shooting A little material that people have given me over the years

 

Various how to fix projects

How To's      These may come in useful when you need to do something to the car                                   

 

Alcohol Injection

Alcohol Injection  Better than sliced bread when done right

 

Tuning

Tuning  It's easier than you think but don't get stupid!

 

Engine combinations

Combination Examples  It's not magic but things have to work together

 

Factory Specs Etc.

 Specifications                    Miscellaneous