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Old 03-05-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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are there any differences between the 2k+ L36 and the 95-99 L36? The L36 in our 2000 gets better mileage and feel faster. Other than the engine cover, was anything else changed?
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they are the same engine, maybe the gearing is different in the trans causing the gas milage difference
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but then why is it faster? That would indicate a higher gear ratio.
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well what is the milage difference of the engines (gas and odometer reading), a older engine will have less efficiency , than a newer one, also areodynamics have an effect on gas milage
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It might be faster because it might weigh less than certain other models. An SLE or SSE will be heavier than an SE. And I believe the 2000+ styles were heavier overall than the 95, and 96-99.

They have the same gear ratios for the most part, and the engines put out the same amount of power.
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i was also under the impression that the 2000+ models had the intake failure problem fixed?
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i was also under the impression that the 2000+ models had the intake failure problem fixed?
actually gameover just had to replace the upper due to failure on his moms 2000 SE, the upper was redesigned in 99
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i was also under the impression that the 2000+ models had the intake failure problem fixed?
GM claimed it was fixed, but I think it turned out to be little more than that, a claim.
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95-99 are lighter, and do perform better with the same trim level/engines.

But newer engines are probably in better shape, or can be, less worn out, etc.
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the new ones are pretty slow in comparison to the 95-99'*. close to a second slower in the 1/4.
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