1984 Pontiac 6000 2.8l "X" from North America


Morning sickness!!! Went through 3 rack and pinions before getting the upgraded version with a steel collar instead of aluminium. Dark brown paint cracked within a couple of years.

I have replaced starter (2) and alt (3), battery (2), computer, heater coil (2), waterpump, radiator, hoses, engine mounts (2), tranny mounts, wiper arm, windshield pump, seat mounts and frame, head liner, carpeting, stereo, "A" frame bushings, passenger and driver locks, door pins, upper dogbone mount (2), tires (2), shocks (2), struts, rebuilt carb @80K, most of the bulbs, console loose, seats repaired, head gasket at 145k.

General Comments:

Love this car, I drive it hard. The only complaints really, are the rack and pinion and the paint, otherwise this is car is excellent. Parts are cheap, plentiful, and easy to get. Has a lot of torque, great on the highway. Car was purchased as a 2 door with performance heavy duty options and little luxury.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 1999

8th Feb 2001, 15:12

My name is Josh and I purchased a Pontiac 6000 STE (1985 2.8L) less than a week ago. I love the car, but I've done just about everything to it and I'm dumbfounded. New gaskets from the heads and up, new thermostat, new battery, new bulbs,

My problem seems to be this, before I changed the gaskets, the oil was a murky brown color. The dealer told me that the car sat for a year and the head gaskets needed to be replaced. Well, all the water is going from my radiator and into the engine. If I've got any cracks, then they're microscopic. So, do you think that if I put in some engine sealant, that my problem would stop. Or do I need to buy a new engine?

5th Jan 2010, 19:56

Josh, I would have had the dealer take care of the problems. But that was long ago. I have two 85 STE's, and there can be perplexing problems with the car. Go on e-Bay and purchase a factory manual and join the a-body.net/forums, the Pontiac 6000 Club, and the Pontiac, Oakland Club International, which has a person (Carl) who knows a lot about the 6000.