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Old 11-02-2004, 02:10 AM   #11
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One of the Ten Best Engines of the Past 100 Years

Ward'* AutoWorld honored the Series II V6 on its list of 10 Best Engines of the 20th century.
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:15 AM   #12
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260k is still a good testament to the motor. People ask me when i'm getting another car because mine is high in milage (122k). I expect to get to 200 ATLEAST, without having to dig for problems (that i didn't cause )
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I just passed 100k, and pushing on to 200k.

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122k miles is excellent on a 93! High Mileage? What are they talking about? I got 154k on mine, now thats kinda high on a 97.
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it is one of the best engines ever created though
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I don't remember where I read it, But I read somewhere that Gm was wanting to degrade the quality of some of their motors, as certain ones were lasting way too long... In other words, people were driving 15 year old cars still, and would not go buy a new GM as their old GM car was still running too good... And then when they run good with 280,000 miles on them, burn no oil, and have 5 psi of diffrence at most between cylinders, what would be the reason to get rid of it when you would get almost nothing for the car...
That'* what happened back in the early 70s when the Chevy 350 was really popular. The engines were so well built and so easy to work on that they never broke. And GM was losing money from it. My dad still has his Chevy 350 in the garage from his old 71 Chevelle. They just last forever, and GM didn't like it.

I can see GM doing the same thing to the 3800. I have a feeling in many years, the 3800 will be a collectable for enthusiasts, just as the old Chevy 350s are today.
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Eh... gotta love those melting intakes. Although I guess that'* not directly the engine'* fault. I'll probably own another 3800-II sooner or later.
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lets see ive now owned 3 seperate 3800 engines one SER1 N/A from my old 91 Regal then I currently own both a SER1 L67 and a SER2 L67........life is good
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So what else was on the list?
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http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_guts_glory_ten

Top ten. Notice they mention the 3800 series first.
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