I just joined the forum. I have a 98 Aurora which I purchased new. I use it most days as a daily driver. I also have a small GMC pickup truck that I use. I love the Aurora but every time there is a maintenance or repair issue it becomes an adventure. Recently the oil light came on and the digital monitor read no oil pressure. I had the sending switch changed but it did not alleviate the light or the message of no oil pressure. There is oil pressure as the car runs well and there are no noises. I bought an oil pressure gauge tool so I will get the exact oil pressure. But when starting the car after changing the sending switch the intake manifold blew up while trying to start it. The fuel rail was also damaged.
I called the GM Assistance center and according to them there are no TSB bulletins or recalls which I find hard to be believe. The fuel rail is of the nylon type not stainless steel. The fuel rail for the 98 has been discontinued so I am trying to locate a replacement new or used. I see the 95 - 97 had a recall for the fuel rail but not the 98. This was dangerous, it could have really hurt someone, my son was standing next to the car with the hood up but luckily no injuries. The explosion was quite violent and parts of the intake manifold went flying.
Has this happened to anyone else? Anyone care to comment. Where can I find a replacement. Any recommendations for the fuel rail or oil pressure issue?