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Old 08-26-2006, 11:52 PM
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Y do the newer GM cars sound different upon startup than what the older ones do?
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This is a odd question.

It usually varies with compression ratios, engine sizes. starter used, belt drive, etc.
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what I mean is that the 3800 series I and the series II sound different during start up and under acceleration am I correct? If so why is that?
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The Series I is a different setup. It has uneven exhaust ports, I believe a longer stroke and, mostly older (not that old) technology. Here is a vid of mine starting up and running.



http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...gAnch=imgAnch1
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The Series 1 engines are directly descended (and nearly identical) to the Buick Grand National motors.

The Series 2 are VERY different engines.
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it seems like the series I starts up much faster.
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Originally Posted by Merrill'spontiac
it seems like the series I starts up much faster.
no way...i own a Sl and a S2.....the S2 starts up so quick its not even funny
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whats the difference between the LN3 and the L27?
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