Thanks for the info! Too bad it is so hard to get to all of those locations,
but I'll look around as best as I can whenever I can get under the car.
(It'* amazing how little of the block is visible with the engine in the car!
The only visible markings I've been able to find is this, located on the block
just under the thermostat housing (at the right side of the rocker cover):
...these are not stamped into the block or on a plate, but are obviously from
when the block was cast.
Anyone have ideas how to decipher them? I've done all kinds of Google
searches on GM 3800 Series II engine identification and haven't found much,
certainly nothing like what you can find for older engines, say, Chevy small
Anyway, hopefully the shop that did the work is honest and I didn't end up
with just a used engine. The work is warranted for 12 mos/12K miles at least.
2000 SSEi, Bronzemist Metallic
No mods, all factory: I get into enough trouble racing people @ 95+
(gee, that wouldn't have anything to do with needing a rebuild at 73K
would it?) -- probably don't need any performance mods.