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2005 Pontiac GTO - Impressive Numbers, But Is It Worthy Of The GTO Name?


Gencon 2005

Gencon 2005 was a blast! Next year I’ll need to go more than just one day. Martok, Hudson, and myself from The Honor Empire were there.

The highlight of the show as meeting Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica.

My new goat!!

What can I say?

Tire Sizes

Straight from the manual (note that this is not the size of the GTO tire!).

P215/70R15 97S
A B / C D E  F

(A) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: The United States
etric tire sizing system uses the letter “P” to designate
a passenger vehicle tire. The European metric tire
sizing system does not use the letter “P” to designate a
passenger vehicle tire.

(B) Tire Width: The three-digit number indicates the
tire section width in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall.


2005 Pontiac GTO (V-Platform) Service Manual Set

More than 3000 pages of repair instructions written by General Motors, this is the original manual. It contains Diagnostic Information and Procedures, Schematics and Routing Diagrams, Component Locator, Repair Instructions, Description and Operation, Specifications, and Special Tools and equipment. Service information on HVAC, Body & Accessories, Restraints, Steering, Suspension, Driveline/Axle, Brakes, Engine and Transmission/Transaxle.




The $25 bracket from AMW will not fit on an 05... I think.

There are only 2 holes in the heads on an LS2 where there are 3 holes on an LS1.

If you space the bracket out alittle with a nut and a few washers you don't have to trim the FRC's 1/2" on the bottom and 3/4" on the top. Comments 


2005 GTO Exterior

Pontiac Letters and Arrow Head

Use dental floss, 4lb fishing line, or stiff piece of plastic/paper to work through the glue that holds them. There are holes behind the arrow head however.


The 05 GTO has a really bad thin paint. Get The clear Bra 3M stuff, it really helps.


2005 GTO Electronics


Press unlock button once for left door. Press and hold for .5 seconds for both or press twice. Turn signals flash twice, and horn chrips twice. If chrips 5 times then there is a problem with the door lock. If lock system is overloaded, power supply is cut for 30 seconds. If they flash three times (the lights) when pressing unlock, then an attempted break-in has occurred (turn ignition on, look at trip computer display for the ALARM ACTIVATED message. They will show until the trip computer MODE button is pressed).


2005 GTO Fluids

Power Steering

The GTO power steering system uses Dexron III ATF. Make sure you USE ATF, and not Power Steering Fluid! Your pump will go out using power steering fluid.

Changing the Power Steering Fluid.

Do not reuse any drained power steering fluid regardless of appearance or condition.


2005 GTO Buying Guide

2005 GTO 6-Speed dealer invoice ranges from $31,868-$31,192 (MSRP $33,690)
2005 GTO Automatic dealer invoice ranges from $32,562-$31,873 (MSRP $34,295)
The 2005 SAP 17801014 is priced at $1660 (MSRP $2371.42)
18" Wheels. MSRP $495

What to look for when you buy your new goat.



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