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    3800 series II? any good?

    anybody every run a monte or lumina with the 3800 series 2?


    i hear alot of talk about them being good, but i find nothing special about it. Its pretty slow


    anyone with experience on these 3800s or monte/lumina 3.8




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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    throw the supercharger on it.




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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    They are Bulletproof, one of the best motors GM ever made. My GP has SC 3800 and I had a Bonnevile that had regular 3800 in it, series 1 and its still going at almost 200k



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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    i wanted a 2 door sc one forever.

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    best motor evar



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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    yeah, same thing the police told me when i got locked up. me and him talked about cars and he thought i had a 3.1 in my car. I told him i have a 3.8 and he got all excited like " ****, your lucky those are one of the best motors they made before they switched to that pos monte carlos 3.4"



    Quote Originally Posted by northside210 View Post
    seems like everybody is going for pyle, should i tune them to 63 for the lows or 87

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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    The 3.4 in the Monte was definitely junk, had one myself. The 3800 series motors have always been a great mainstay for the normal cars. Its reliable and solid, makes ok power to at least keep the car going for daily driving. Its no race motor but it does the job for the everyday.



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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Russkels55 View Post
    throw the supercharger on it.
    Its not quite that easy. The N/A 3800s have higher compression than the SCd 3800s. high compression + boost = bad.



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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    as long as its in a front wheel drive car, yes its a good motor.



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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    I've done plenty intake gaskets on these motors.

    In my opinion, junk.



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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    My regal gs has the sc 3800 in it. I run mine hard, with no problems. The only problems beside the intake gasket as silver said is the valve cover gaskets. The valve cover gaskets are the only things I've had to replace. I've had a few cars with them in it and they are solid motors IMO.




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    Re: 3800 series II? any good?

    Ahhhhh, my girl has the v6 3.4 in her lumina. I wish it was the 3.8, but oh well. Have yet to have any major problems with it at 140,000 miles. Been taken care of though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chris96camaro View Post
    as long as its in a front wheel drive car, yes its a good motor.
    I don't see what difference the engine's orientation would have anything to do with it (sideways as opposed to not)

    My wife's work car ('05 Holden Commodore - if you don't know look it up) has the 3800 Series II in it and that car gets treated like a rented mule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbangtheory View Post
    Ahhhhh, my girl has the v6 3.4 in her lumina. I wish it was the 3.8, but oh well. Have yet to have any major problems with it at 140,000 miles. Been taken care of though.
    yeah, lumina's last forever with maintenance



    Quote Originally Posted by northside210 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali1 View Post
    yeah, lumina's last forever with maintenance
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