Originally Posted by jojo
Hey guys! My ex is wondering if we could use an engine out of a firebird or camaro instead of having the mechanic get one out of another car that could have had the same sort of problems.
I guess what I am trying to ask is if we should avoid getting a used engine out of another bonneville that could have had issues starting.
That could be a possibility... We replaced a 3800 II in a firebird that had snaped a rod.... The engine that came from Autozone had a FWD oil pan on it....
This is something that will need to be researched as I am not sure if there are casting diffrences between the FWD and RWD blocks....
If you find a FWD 3800 II, in a buick, Olds, Pontiac, even a Grand Prix, Regal... And with very low miles you may have something goo there...
You may also want to check with autozone, and see what price they want for a Reman 3800 II engine for your car... I believe when we replaced the engine in the firebird the guy paid $1000-1100 totall, but there was also a core charge on the old engine which he returned and got his money back for... I believe that he had a 2 or 3 year warranty... He'* been driving it for 2 years or so on that motor
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