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Old 09-04-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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I spoke to the previous owners of my 94 last night. Well let me say this; the 94 has 253k on the body, but while speaking with him I told him I've had to add a quart of oil about once a month. He goes "Hmm. How many miles does the odometer say?" I told him 253 and he says, "Well the motor does have 453 THOUSAND on it." I say "Huh?" (I knew the motor was replaced). He goes "Yep, I replaced the motor in that car. When I put the motor in it it had 439k on it, which is what the car had at the time." So I think this is the longest running 3800 I've ever owned. I do have proof to any nay-sayers but I'd have to get it from him. I thought it was interesting 453k on a Series one and running like a champ I'm so proud. lol

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WOW.. i was just telling someone that 3800 last forever and can have over 400,000 miles on em with routine maintenance and car... Here is proof
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so wait..he replaced the motor in the car with a motor with 400k+ miles? Why?

On a side note that is awesome it has that many miles. These motors are truly great!
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yeah that dosent really make sense, but it'* awsome that gm can make such an intense engine.
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I know that what I said I went wait your telling me when the motor went in this one you put a 400k plus motor in. So I ask why he goes cause they're amazing motors and last forever and I go well i knew that and he says here is you proof lol
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WOW... Proof that they're just as reliable as any Toyota.
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Wait, he replaced an engine with 400k with another one with 400k miles, but claims that they last forever?

Come on over, and I'll show you how long a 3800 won't last. LOL
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Wait, he replaced an engine with 400k with another one with 400k miles, but claims that they last forever?

Come on over, and I'll show you how long a 3800 won't last. LOL
Ever owned a Series 1? I can tell you exactly how long they last. At 217k miles, I blew a lifter because I overheated the engine 5000 miles before that. I checked compression and I was within 2 PSI of 188 PSI on all 6. I am 100% sure that had I not overheated it, it would have been perfectly fine.

My uncle owned a 1992 Bonneville with a Series 1, and drove that to 285k miles before he sold it, in perfect running condition.
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My 1993 Custom had a Series I with over 275K before i gave it to my, which he drove for many many months till it was impounded, and still ran perfect. Ive also had Non Series 3800'* with as many miles
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yep this is a series 1 with 453 k and running strong
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