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Old 06-02-2004, 10:06 PM   #11
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I didn't mean any disrespect! They're all good, but i just prefer how the l27 is. I coulda gotten either for the same price.

All are good for their own reasons.
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All this talk of the 3800 and not one mention of the L67??????

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ive got a fully loaded 94 ssei, what engine do ya all think i got? series II... i hope.
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Old 06-03-2004, 01:58 AM   #14
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Series I L67...sorry..still good tho.

Of all of the 3800s', I think the LN3 is the most reliable, however like everything, one seeks improvment and the L27, L36 and L67 demonstrate the progress nicely
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SER 1 3800 L67 Supercharged 225 hp stock

96 was the first year for the SER 2 Supercharged cars with 240 hp
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My park ave was a LG2, had 407,000 miles on it all original, ran pretty good, had some valve knock issues, and it leaked alot, but it RAN, were as many engines at 200,000 miles burn excess ammounts of oil. I've seen many L27s, LN3s and L67s reach high mileage and still run great, like mine for instance, its at 153,500 miles, and still holds 160 lbs of compression per cylinder, now i think that says a thing or two about the 3800. Also you must look at how popular the 3800 in general is, weather its a LN3, L27 or L67, the motor is VERY popular, if the motor was crappy, it would be gone.
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Good points Matt, the engine would never of survived marketing if its was weak.

The greatest thing about our 3800 motors is the casting. Strong steel lasts along time, if the heads were aluminum we may get more power but they would be punched in a short life.
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If you think working on these engines is somewhat difficult due to the front drive arrangement, just wait till GM changes to DOHC. I have a Caravan that I did a valve job on that I told my wife to shoot me if I ever said I was going to do it again.
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GO FORD SHO 89 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good points Matt, the engine would never of survived marketing if its was weak.

The greatest thing about our 3800 motors is the casting. Strong steel lasts along time, if the heads were aluminum we may get more power but they would be punched in a short life.
More power could be acheaved yes, but think of the head gaskets oooh won't someone think of the head gaskets! LOL Issues tend to arise when you have an aluminum head and cast block, just like a few toyotas i know...
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