Originally Posted by jr's3800
It wasn't 7000... LOL... I wish it was.. That would have been fun
I had a bad valve or 2... I was tired of trying to figuer out what was wrong with the car so for a few weeks I tried to kill it... I would hold it to the floor and let it redline like crazy.. I even messed with the kickdown cable a bit to get the shifts to hold out longer... I hit 6500 rpms and saw redline a lot.. I thought for sure she was going to go boom sooner or later... I was looking for an excuse to rebuild the engine(or replace it).... Never really got one... These 3800'* are bullet proof.. But in the end I pulled the heads off and had the machine shop rework them so that all of the tollerances would be back to factory specs.. I had come to find that while I was tearing the car apart, I noticed that the rear head had been off of the car before and the non reuseable bolts were streched too far and werent torqued correctly.. I reassembled with new parts( lots of felpro stuff) and new lifters... The car has been great, but the lifters tick too much for my liking... I still have the factory AC delco lifters and I will most likely put them back in...
These are great engines but even 6000 rpms is too much for the older 3800'*.. i think it has more to do with the valvetrain than anything.. But if your not carful theres always a possibility of a dropped valve and damaged piston, or a thrown rod... But for the last couple of years the car has been a great daily driver... I love it...
you use the 91 as a daily driver when you have a 95??? oh, if you ever need to kill an engine, just loan me the car, i am sure i could manage... i would have revved it like a Honda S2000, didn't you think to just put the shifter in 1st and leave it??? why do you say 6000 is too much??? you were doing 500 better than that, wern't you???