Originally Posted by jr's3800
Originally Posted by skza
Okay, everyone post what temperatures their engines run at. I feel mine is kinda high. It is never below 200 F, sometimes 240 F if i'm driving aggressively. Time to swap engines, I'm sick of this one.
Lee, and all bonneville owners 95 and above Vin# K engines. I also had this problem my car would not run below 200F and it normaly ran at 190-195F. Suddenly it started running from 210-240F and then the stat would pop open and drop to 180F
, shortly after this trouble the upper intake cracked and had to be replaced,...The upper intakes on these engines are prone to failures, so if you have this engine always keep an eye
glued to the overflow for coolant consumption....
95 was the first year for the 3800 II V6 so I guess it could of had a few bugs
Ok guys, here is my 2 cents....I have a 95 SSE with a Series II 3800....I bought the car and when i got it home i could get no heat out of it and it ran under 100 degrees....I took it back to the dealer and had the thermostat replaced, and got the car back on the 7th day. On thenext day I was driving to work and white smoke was flowing from the exhaust pipes and the engine stalled...I had the car towed to the dealer and he investigated the problem. Seams the plastic intake cracked and leaked antifreeze into one of the cylinders. He told me that due to the high combution preasure some valves were bent and he could not get any compression in that cylinder. He replaced the motor with one that had 77,000 miles (or so he claimed
) free of charge. All i had to pay for was the tow to the dealership. My bonny had 97,000 on it at the time.
I was very happy with the dealer and was surprized that i didn't have to fight him to put the new motowr in. He even appologized to me for the inconvience. He only sells Bonny'* and SHO'*.....