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Old 03-01-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default 3800, the 8th Best Engine, Ever?

the guy at the dealer a couple months ago told me that the series2 was rated the 8th best engine ever. now, id love to add that fact to the description to my car, but i wont until i get some sort of clarification. is this true? whatve you heard?
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Absolutely is.
Add away sir!
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whos it rated 8th best buy? cuz if i just want to ad something, ill say its rated the no1 best ever, cuz i said it.
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Ward'* 10 Best Engines, in the 90'*.

It hasn't made it on lately
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i believe that it was rated By J.D. Power
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i believe that it was rated By J.D. Power
JD Power rated it in there top engines in history earlier this century! Dont think for a minute that I dont remind everyone I see of this achievement all of the time!
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Ward'* 10 Best Engines, in the 90'*.

It hasn't made it on lately
Yes, that was 1995 to be specific.
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It is a good durable motor as long as you don't take into account the intake gaskets.
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These have been some great engines... In 88 the 3800 Vin C engine was the lowest friction engine of the time, and was a redesign of the 3.8... It was also designed to emitt less emissions.... All in all it was a durable motor and just kept improving

The 3800 II was a totall redesign of the C and L 3800'*... It was designed to again lower emissions, make more power, and do it all with less weight both internally and blockwise... The emissions of the 3800II in 95-96 was down to dust when the cat warmed up... Or almost nothing... Very clean engines

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...and very amenable to moddifying to make more power...
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