Talk:Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Merge with Chevrolet Lumina APV and Chevrolet Venture[edit]

This is a near idential corporate cousin of the Chevrolet Lumina APV and the Chevrolet Venture. Much of this article is a near clone of the Chevrolet Lumina APV article and should be merged with it. One section of this article needs to be merged with the Chevrolet Venture article. Novasource 15:35, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Actually, completely different[edit]

Actually, they are completely different vehicles. For example, for the Chevrolet Venture and Chevrolet Uplander- How is a 3.4-litre V6 that has 185 horsepower at 5,200 rpm similiar to a brand new, redesigned, and remastered 3.9-litre V6 that has 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm?? Plus, space is still bigger, and almost all of the things are different. Same goes for the Chevrolet Lumina APV and Chevrolet Venture.

3.1L engine problem[edit]

In the early 90's, there is a problem with many of the GM 3.1L engines where the camshaft timing sprocket bolts weren't torqued enough and they'll work loose. The result is a banging noise as the sprocket comes loose and eventually a scraping and squeaking sound as the bolt heads hit the inside of the timing cover. The books I have specify a mere 15 inch-pounds torque on those bolts! 15 FOOT-pounds is more like what the torque should be. I had this happen in a 1991 Oldsmobile Silhouette van and I've seen the same problem in others of those plastic vans as well as in some GM cars of the same years. Far as I know, GM has never issued a recall for the under-torqued cam sprocket bolts.

Heavy vans[edit]

GM's idea to produce a lighter weight minivan with the plastic panels glued and riveted to a steel substructure didn't pan out. The 1991 Oldsmobile version weighs nearly exactly the same as a 1991 Cadillac DeVille.

"Secret" compartment[edit]

The early years of the first generation have a small compartment on the passenger side, above the main one. There's a pushbutton latch on the left end of the padded panel. For 1992 the latch was deleted and the panel is held closed by a friction catch, completely hiding the compartment from anyone who doesn't know its there. Grasp the left end of the panel and pull back to open. I don't know if later years continued this feature.

Marginal success section[edit]

The manner of writing seems to be highly biased against the subject in question, and has no citations. I'm not willing to remove such a large segment, but.. Perhaps someone with a bit more authority could take a look at it? That Thing There (talk) 07:10, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

removing POV tag with no active discussion per Template:POV[edit]

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Since there's no evidence of ongoing discussion, I'm removing the tag for now. If discussion is continuing and I've failed to see it, however, please feel free to restore the template and continue to address the issues. Thanks to everybody working on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:42, 27 June 2013 (UTC)