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Old 08-24-2004, 09:55 PM   #1
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Can some one tell me the difference between Series I, II & III engines? ( and what years they were used if you know)
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check Techinfo

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The 3800 Series II engine will develop over 90% of its torque between 1600 RPM to 4800 RPM, 1500 rpm 250 ft lbs (60mph in 5th gear), 3500 rpm 280 ft lbs (max torque), 5200 rpm 240 ft lbs (max hp, what ever that is these days). The 3800 Series II production versions available are in 205 HP and its supercharged big brother version at 250 HP.

Versions of the 3.8 and the 3800 Series I and Series II Engine (Normally Aspirated Engine, Fuel Injected)

1987 to 1988 Normally Aspirated Engine - 150
HP Vin Code - 3

1988 to 1991 Normally Aspirated Engine - 165 HP. Vin Code C

1992 to 1994 3800 Series I Normally Aspirated Engine - 170 HP. Vin Code - L

1995 to Current 3800 Series II Normally Aspirated Engine - 205 HP. Vin Code - K -

Big Brother Versions of the 3800 Series I and Series II Engine (Supercharged )

1992 to 1993 Supercharged - 205 HP. Vin Code - 1

1994 to 1995 Supercharged - 225 HP. Vin Code - 1

1996 to Current Supercharged - 240 HP. Vin Code - 1

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In a nutshell, the Series 2 has more hp and tq standard, but the Series 1 develops it'* power at a lower rpm.

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that seems to be missing the series iii */c'd - 260 hp/280 tq...
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Bonneville'* don't get the Series III.
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Bonneville'* don't get the Series III.
good point

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Better add the northstar to that techinfo...
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Better add the northstar to that techinfo...

so we can see how pathetic it is compared to the Series 2 and 3 */C
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