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Old 01-28-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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A 1997 3.8 motor from the scrap yard has got about 85k on it. Would it be a good idea to change oil pump and put new main and rod bearings in it.
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I wouldnt bother with the bottom end. But, if its a L36, then I would look into changing the lower intake gaskets and replacing the upper intake manifold, plus plugs, and wires
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I would consider plastigage measurements of the rod bearings, water pump, aluminum frame LIM gaskets, sleeve for the UIM and reduced diameter stovepipe. I also install a new crankshaft rear seal and make sure the carrier bolts are loctited as a leak from the rear end requires removal of engine or trans to repair once the engine is in the car.
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