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Old 05-12-2006, 08:46 AM   #11
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no, I had a chrysler that kept going and going... I just don't want to be in the middle of nowhere and have her die.
Well Dominic, unfortunately there'* no guarantees... , but there'* also probably no reason to panic from the sound of things. For peace of mind, I would go ahead and check the transmission fluid and the compressions and make sure you keep it properly tuned up and maintained. That'* always a good idea anyway...lol.

Mine currently has 161K miles on it and I have every intention of getting well over 200K. It'* not an unreasonable expectation from these engines if they have been well cared for.

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I've seen on this forum guys talk about a supercharged SSE. I would I know if I have one of these?
Well for starters, you would have a big o'l supercharger on top of your engine instead of a regular intake manifold. And you would have two belts, one driving the supercharger. Open the hood and take a look.

Seriously though, if you had a supercharger I think you would already know...maybe not.
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Dominic as mentioned it'* not possible to tell straight out if a motor will go another 100km or not. However the 3800'* are very strong and reliable motors that can take an enormous beating.

With a good price...I'd take the car and drive w/o worries.
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Well I guess I don't have a super charger but she'* fast none the least.
Thanx for the info fellas.
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FWIW, my 99 Grand Prix has 208,000 miles and change on it right now. It runs and drives like brand new, doesn't seem like it has more than 40k on it to me by the way it runs. I have no doubt that the engine, if maintained right, will keep running to at least 400k.

With the mileage you have on yours, assuming you do all proper maintenance, you should see a lot more mileage out of it.
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cool. I'll keep that in mind dbtk, thanks for the input guys. sounds like I shouldn't worry, but I should have a slush fund for a 'parts car' in case my green girl decides to give up the ghost.
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ok my take on it is:

my 94 SSE has 180000 when it failed me but that was after a high speed chase with a road rage driver(moms my witness to that)

my 92 SSEi currently has 154000 on it and is still healthy

moms 97GT has 130000 on it and is still healthy as of yet

my 90 LE hasd 195000 when i traded it in and it never had an engine problem

moms 91 SSE had 213000 when she sold it and it is still being driven to this day so by now it should have about 225000 or so on it

needless to say, i love the 3800 and they are some tough engines
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