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Old 11-18-2005, 02:03 PM   #21
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its just like the 94/95 have the resonators on the intake....to keep the car quite...most think a loud engine is one that is having problems....you can compare this to exhaust systems also
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:30 PM   #22
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I don't necessarily agree with Aaron. My thoughts on the restriction and holding back power are simply. If you don't work the engine much, it can and will in most cases last much longer. Making for a happier consumer.

We are merely power hungry.

(On my way to harvest another couple HP from my motor)
I'd believe you except for one thing. Why do we believe they discontinued the 3800...because it was lasting too long and people weren't buying new cars. They don't want cars lasting 13+ years, its bad for business. What good is a happy consumer if they aren't investing in your company more than every 13 years?
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:32 PM   #23
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ya i agree....althought the 3.8 is still being made.....L26 and the L32 that you can get in to the GP... the 3.8 has won numerous awards over the years
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ya i agree....althought the 3.8 is still being made.....L26 and the L32 that you can get in to the GP... the 3.8 has won numerous awards over the years
The 3.8 has about 2 years left and then it will be history...

But several years back there was thinking about degrading the quality of their engines as some of them were lasting far tooo long.... The 3800 was one of those engines that just lasted too long... Why buy a new car, when the old car does just as good on fuel, burns no oil, starts in the frigid cold mornings and you have no $400 a month payments?

Both of my cars are still going... We have seen 3800'* with as much as 300,000+ miles on them and 5 psi diffrence in compression between cylinders...A local junkyard tested that 3800 with 280,000 miles on it... A gentleman bought that very motor and installed it in his Bonneville, and as they were telling the story, they said they had seen him and the car was already over 300,000 and still going.... This was before I found BC... Yeah a ways back...

But an intake breaking the engine..... Um I think the majority has disproven that theory

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Yes the 3800 is a reliable long lasting engine and that is one of the reasons that it is going to be extint in a few years but also (which is probable the biggest reason) it is that GM has to keep up with other manufacturers. With a pushrod engine GM will never keep up with other manufacturers running DOHC, VTEC, etc. engines. GM will always get crap for having a pushrod engine even if it has higher HP, better gas mileage, and is more reliable just because it is outdated. Oh by the way they are just getting rid of stock with the 3800. Once the stock is gone so is the 3800.
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My belief is not that they discontinue a motor due to it lasting too long. If that were the case the 3800 would have been gone long ago. I believe that it'* time for something new. Like the 5.3L replacing the 5.7L, more power..very reliable and better fuel effiency.

Hopping back on topic here....

Comfy...kick his butt at the track with your "gonna blow up" motor.
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BTW....comfy....what does your friend drive?
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After pondering this for a bit, are you sure he didn't maybe mean it would break your warranty?

Or maybe he'* heard the GM info article about people using aftermarket filters incorrectly and messing up the sensors with too much oil.

Or just maybe, he'* an idiot.....
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John..thank you again..

A laugh and two really good points. I'm agreeing ont he maf probability.
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After pondering this for a bit, are you sure he didn't maybe mean it would break your warranty?

Or maybe he'* heard the GM info article about people using aftermarket filters incorrectly and messing up the sensors with too much oil.

Or just maybe, he'* an idiot.....
that is true...GM made a statement of using a K&N that was heavily oiled would void the warrenty and cause transmission problems

althought Mos....im thinking the latter
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