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Old 03-01-2006, 01:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jr's3800
These have been some great engines... In 88 the 3800 Vin C engine was the lowest friction engine of the time, and was a redesign of the 3.8... It was also designed to emitt less emissions.... All in all it was a durable motor and just kept improving

The 3800 II was a totall redesign of the C and L 3800'*... It was designed to again lower emissions, make more power, and do it all with less weight both internally and blockwise... The emissions of the 3800II in 95-96 was down to dust when the cat warmed up... Or almost nothing... Very clean engines
The S3'* meet SULEV requirements (super-ultra-low-emissions-vehicle), the only rating left before ZEV (zero emissions vehicles)...
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