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Old 06-26-2003, 01:38 AM   #11
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The Series I 3800 had an aluminum intake, the series II had plastic on all N/A models. You don't have a plastic one, only Series II (95+ SE/SSE). SSEi don't have to worry they have the supercharger. You're intake is just a diff color thats all..
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My */c is in the way. What color is my series I motor? Another Are there 3 3800 motors or is there more? I was thinking yesterday about it and wondering how many straight foward 3.8'* are there. I remember the older model gm'* with the 3.8 litre back in the early '80'*. Then came the 3800 in the later 80'* early '90s. Then the series I motor and now the series II. Just curious.
The Buick 3.8 L motor has been around for a long time - at least since the 70s.
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I've got the same engine as you L27buick. so no worries about the plastic upper intakes for us huh?
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:56 PM   #14
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yep
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:03 AM   #15
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kinda like the black, it balances the engine bay nicely, as long as it'* the series I intake with half plastic half aluminum i'm good. I stayed away from series II cause of all the problems (but damn they felt nice)
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Well thats why i didn't get a series II. I'm a college kid and money will be tight (cause of the bonne) so i don't need $700 repairs, and to be checking my coolant every week.
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i know what u mean buy money being tight i got about $50 bucks extra a month and it sucks im laid off too
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Yeah i drove two bonnevilles with the 3800 II, a 95 SE and a 97 SE, both were notticably stronger then the original 3800, but not terribly faster. But i can give up the power for reliablility and cost any day. I'd rather get up to that power from some mods ike intake, exaust, etc, then it will soud nice and be custom. I like the engine look on the series I aslo, that engine cover is too big on the new ones.
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my aunt just bought a 2002 grand prix with the 3100 wow what a diff from the 3800 that my girlfriend has her 99 grand prix my car has more balls lol im older and have 131,000 miles lol
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What year did the resonator go in? 94?
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