Buick Grand National Experts

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Buick Grand National Model Overview

Buick Grand National Cars

1987 Buick Grand National Overview
1987 Buick Grand National
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1987 Buick Grand National reviews:
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1986 Buick Grand National Overview
1986 Buick Grand National
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1985 Buick Grand National Overview
1985 Buick Grand National
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1984 Buick Grand National Overview
1984 Buick Grand National
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1982 Buick Grand National Overview
1982 Buick Grand National
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Questions

Lookinforhelp2011
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Coming Out Of Storage

My brother has a Grand National and is looking to bring it out of storage to sell. It was mostly used as a Sunday car, but hasn't been out of the garage in over 5 years. He has stored it on jack sta...

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jmaf
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I Recently Purchased A 86 Grand National 38k Miles, Having Power, Shifting ...

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kenet12
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Whats Reason For Loss Of Power ?

WHEN STARTING OUT FROM STOP, ITS FINE, THEN, UPON DRIVER DEMAND, ENGINE SEEMS TO STARVE FOR FUEL, LIKE I'M IN 3RD GEAR. @25 TO30 MPH. I HAVE TO RELEASE PEDAL AND REAPPLY TO GET GOING AGAIN, BUT IT ...

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tcc668
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1987 Gn, Has No Spark And I Only Have 5.1volts To Both The Cam And Crank Se...

this is a used car i'm repairing, 1987 buick grand national3.8l turbo. none of the coils have spark, i put in a new ignition module on the base of the coils and have power to the module. the check eng...

437 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
kencoupe
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Running Problem Under Hard Acceleration

car backfiring under hard acceleration after turbo spools up, oxygen sensor going to o and running lean, installed new high pressure fuel pump with no avail, idles better but still runs bad under hard...

214 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

About the Buick Grand National

The first year Buick offered the Grand National was 1982. It was a two-tone dark grey and light grey paint scheme, and the turbocharged engine was an option very few of these cars were built with. The Grand National model was not offered in 1983.  

In 1984, the Grand National returned, this time in the all-black color scheme that's become its signature. Electronic fuel injection was offered for the first time with the turbo V6 engine.

In 1986 and 1987, an intercooler was added to the engine package, which raised the output to a dramatically underrated 235 hp. This is the version on which the legend is based. For domestic U.S. production, the Grand National (and the non-black turbo Regal versions) was the fastest accelerating American car you could buy. Yes, faster than the Camaro, the Mustang, and the Corvette (although with modifications, all of those competitors could be made considerably faster).

In addition to the Grand National, in 1987 Buick did a limited production run of 547 specially prepped Grand Nationals that were badged as the "GNX." Due to its limited production numbers, the GNX became more of a collector's car, although the performance tweaks it received made it even faster than the standard Grand National. Contrary to popular conception, the GNX was originally built with a single turbocharger, despite what you might have heard about someone's buddy's uncle's best friend who had a twin-turbo GNX that had a bazillion horsepower, etc.

I own a 1986 Regal T-type and a 1987 WE4. While neither of these cars should be called a Grand National, very few non-owners are aware that there were other turbo Regals. I'm sorry for not properly citing my sources, but perhaps someone else will submit supporting or disagreeing information?

For further info, check out www.gnttype.org or visit www.turbobuicks.com.