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Old 08-24-2006, 01:42 AM   #31
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i think the 3800 is going to die.. soon... cuz of stupid new emissions :(
Its not exactly all about the emissions.... In reality the 3800 is a pretty clean running motor... I believe it was .00002 grams per mile(<---- Don't quote me on that...) when the Cat was at operating temps...

GM years back decided that they didn't need to have 2 V6 engines, one being a 90* and the other a 60*... Well the Buick got dropped... The Chevy 60* V6 will remain... Hence the reason we have seen the new 3500, and 3900 while the 3800 went through no real changes... The 3800 is pretty close to finished... Not sure how much of a fan i will be of the 3900 Chevy V6 tho... I have heard good things about it tho... Also keep in mind that the 3800 was a 90* design so it was not naturally balanced.... The 60* is a smooth running engine and does not have a balance shaft to help smooth it out... Its just a shame to see the 3800 get tossed to the dust...

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kinda off topic, but what cars on the road right now have the 3900 in it?
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Time to start saving up.
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kinda off topic, but what cars on the road right now have the 3900 in it?
2006 G6 gtp
2007 g6 gt
2006 chevy malibu ss
2007 chevy impala/monte carlo
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i think the 3800 is going to die.. soon... cuz of stupid new emissions :(
Bandit you are correct. It is already on its way out, if you look at GM'* line up of new vehicles, there are only a few that have the beloved 3800. They are all switching to OHC 3.5 and 3.9 liter engines. *** Note the 3.8 and 3.9 are in no way related other than the fact that they are both GM motors ***
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Yeah, pushrod is pretty much dead...
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yay!
oh, and according to wikipedia, this is supposed to be the replacement for the Bonneville
just hope they keep the 3800!
I'd say keep the Northstar and go RWD.
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i think the 3800 is going to die.. soon... cuz of stupid new emissions :(
Bandit you are correct. It is already on its way out, if you look at GM'* line up of new vehicles, there are only a few that have the beloved 3800. They are all switching to OHC 3.5 and 3.9 liter engines. *** Note the 3.8 and 3.9 are in no way related other than the fact that they are both GM motors ***
I thought those were still OHV motors?
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I say LS2 is the way to go. The N* doesn't have an aftermarket.
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I don't think the 3800 will die very quickly, at least in the aftermarket. Wasn't the 350 SBC discontinued for a while? With the reliability, popularity, and availability of replacement parts, 3800s will live on for a LONG time. Heck, we're just scratching the surface of their power potential, as evidenced by the new 1/4 records set recently.
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