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Old 03-31-2012, 10:17 AM
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hi all. i just purchased a 98 park ave. engine blown, i also came across a 91 park with good engine i am parting out. can i use the gen 1 short block?? whats the difference? cam crank sensor ?? open to ideas... thanks to all
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sorry forgot to mention,, both are NON supercharged 3800
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Sorry..you can't. Series I and Series II have no interchangeable parts at the level that you need.
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thanks, after further investigation, i sorta realized that. also i figured there are alot of much smarter wrenches out there (before me) that would have figured this out! i did purchase a nice used 3800 gen 2 this weekend, any advice on the plenum issues??
ok so i guess i have a good Gen 1 3800 for sale now if anyone needs it!!
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Plug the coolant ports.

If you are nearby a scrapyard, tear the engine completely down, and turn it in. You will get more if its seperated. Aluminum, steel etc.
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well the gen 1 engine is a good runner . would like to find someone local to use it. the junk gen 2 will meet is maker as you suggested!
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On the UIM issue. 1/4" pipe plugs
http://www.mcmaster.com/#brass-threa...-plugs/=gxlubo

No coolant, no issues.
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i dont understand, where are you talking about?? i was looking into a new dorman uim also just as a preventative measure what you think?
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