1998 OLDSMOBILE Aurora, V-8

1998 OLDSMOBILE Aurora, V-8

AURORA — SERIES 3G — V-8 — In its fourth year, the Aurora midsize sports sedan received several refinements including the addition of next-generation dual airbags. Powertrain was again the dual overhead-cam 4.0-liter V-8 mated to a 4T80-E Hydra-Matic electronically controlled four-speed automatic transaxle. Engine, transmission and braking functions were managed by two 128 kbyte computers. A limp-home mode kept the Aurora running even after total loss of all engine coolant; four-cylinders worked while four were at rest to keep internal temperatures below the point that would result in damage. Added enhanced emission controls included a new quarter-turn fuel cap that provided tighter sealing. Aurora's chassis was also revised. It now featured a new front control arm design with front hydraulic bushing and rear cross axis ball joint for smoothness and isolation. Internal rebound springs were added to the front s ...

 

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