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  • mcvalencia changed the title to Help 72 buick riviera

Visit here first. They speak fluent Riviera there.

https://forums.aaca.org/forum/73-buick-riviera/

 

Next thing should be purchase of these books. These are the factory service manuals and are the same books dealer mechanics used to service Buicks when the cars were new. I generally advise getting an original print copy of these manuals since reprints and especially CD-ROM and PDF copies often lose critical detail. They're easily found on ebay and other websites.

 

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Also consider a membership in the Riviera Owners' Association.

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I second buying the GM shop manuals. 

 

GS was an option on a Riviera, not a separate VIN number like on Skylarks. The Riviera section Glenn linked is a great resource.

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On 6/8/2024 at 11:07 PM, mcvalencia said:

Hi I just bought a 72 riviera it has gs badging on the fenders how do I tell if it's a real gs or not also I can't find any kind of engine manuals or guides to work on this thing can anyone help thank you20240530_154524.jpg.65a7960a1d232fddef3846c7decb8b0e.jpg

If it is a true  GS, there would be a "W" in the vin and the engine code would be "WA". But I don't think it is a GS. As the GS emblems would be below the Riviera script, not above.

I have attached a picture of my 71 GS.

Robert Bonto

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