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Old 01-27-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Anybody got any clues to the following questions?

1 what are the differences in the 3800 blocks from 88 to 2005?

2. Is the block used in the 3800 camaros and firebirds the same as our bonnie blocks?

3. I am wanting to put a much beloved 3800 into a jeep cherokee 4x4, anybody with any thoughts/ trouble spots on this?

Any reply to the above would be appreciated!!

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swap a V8 or a 4.0 inline 6 3800 is a waste for that car
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i have a 86 XJ waiting for a 5.2 V8 swap also torque numbers on a 4.0 are outrageous
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I love and know my 3800'* workings inside and out, I want to use a 3800. True the 4.0 inlines are stout engines but jeep electronics suck. I am building this unit for reliability and ease of fixing in the outback.
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well you need a custom custom tranny set-up then with a GM tranny
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Any idea if a camaro/firebird 3800 block would accept a 3800 "C" intake and heads?
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Anybody got any clues to the following questions?

1 what are the differences in the 3800 blocks from 88 to 2005?

2. Is the block used in the 3800 camaros and firebirds the same as our bonnie blocks?

3. I am wanting to put a much beloved 3800 into a jeep cherokee 4x4, anybody with any thoughts/ trouble spots on this?

Any reply to the above would be appreciated!!

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1. http://www.gnttype.org/general/v6hist.html (thru '92)

2. http://www.gnttype.org/general/v6hist.html

3. Err...not really sure

Hope that helped some.
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fwiw, i have a relative who wanted to do the same swap into his wrangler. he ended up with a 4.3 swap, because of all of the electronics that are tied to our beloved 3800.

as for mounting locations, this is going to be one heck of a custom job, so i wouldn't know how much it'* really going to matter anyway. by far, your best bet will be to grab a 3800 off of a camaro along with it'* PCM and tranny. then you have your RWD tranny, less PCM funkiness, and you can still get it in a series II.

just my 2 cents...
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Great article, but being written in 1994 it does not address the usage of the 3800 engine in the camaros, firebirds or the changes made after 1994 in Bonnevilles, OLDs, Chevrolets etc. etc. which is what i need to know, anybody with data on the post 94 3800'* I would greatly appreciate it.

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3800 was a option in a camero in 1994
now a 3.4 was thats a 60 degree V6 and will bolt up to a torqueflite 904 tranny now what year jeep do you have and model would also help
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