1997 Buick Riviera
Here is the new car. Ive had it for a month now. The car is in real good
shape. I miss my wagon but at some point you have to say "when". While i
love lots of other makes and models of cars,I missed buick and its my most
favorite car company. I have had 4 other buicks and will continue buying
more. Enjoy and please rate.
My Car - 1996 Buick Riviera 3.8 Supercharged
Yes it's MY car, you just never hear much about it because it's always
confined in our garage. It's rarely ever out. This had about 63,000 miles
on it when we bought it and in seven years we put only 12,000 miles on it.
(2,500 was our trip from AZ to PA)
3.8 Supercharged V6
0-60 Mph in 8 Seconds
1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged
I have had my Riviera now for 6 years, by far one of the best cars that I
have owned. Stylish, comfort, and has the sleek looks...along with the 3800
engine and Supercharger.
Under Hood 3800 Supercharged V6 in '98 Buick Riviera
Captured this video under the hood while driving my Riviera. Always
wondered how the belts and tensioners were acting at high RPM. Before
anyone asks - no, the car isn't in need of new engine mounts. Front and
rear mounts have been replaced recently with resin-filled versions. What
you're seeing is the result of 370 lb-ft of torque being multiplied and
sent to the wheels in 1st gear. Inside the car if feels like the engine is
hard-mounted to the chassis! Not quite, but firm enough for a daily driver.
Magna-volt (boostapump) demo after install in 1997 Buick Riviera
The video captures the sounds coming from the fuel pump as I go through the
operating speeds: low speed, full speed, and Boosted speed. Low/high speed is controlled by
the PCM via a pulse width modulator that's part of the fuel pump circuit.
Per factory settings, full speed is commanded on when the PCM recognizes a
manifold pressure of 90kPa (about 3in/hg of vacuum) which is a condition of
some throttle but not quite enough to get into Boost. It returns to reduced speed once the
pressure falls below 80kPa. With the addition of the Magnuson fuel pump
voltage Booster, the fuel pump gets
extra voltage once the engine hits 3-4psi so the result is three distinct
operating speeds for the fuel pump. The fuel pump its self is a Racetronix
modified Walbro 255lph pump so if you're comparing this to a stock fuel
pump, it'll sound different.