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Old 10-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Seems that All 3800'* have the same pick up screen, least that'* what the dealer and 3 auto parts stores tell me. Problem is the older one was shorter than the ones in the stores. I put it on and the oil pan rocks back and forth on the tube, leaving almost an inch between the block and the pan. Never heard of this before and i know not to force it, cause the pump will starve and kill my engine... again. Anyone ever run into this problem Please help! I could be riding this weekend but... And no, that'* not an option, my boss accidentally tossed out the old one
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Well, both the N/A and */C'd engines use the same pickup tube according to Rockauto.com and Autozone so that throws out the possibility of a part mismatch.

Only other option would be is to goto the junkyard and get one. Your year range is 1992-2002. Speaking of which, what year are you looking at?
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I bought a test engine from a guy at GM, had 7000 miles on it. Ran like a champ, but not as ballzy as the original. I got 1000 miles and a bearing started making noise, so I pull it apart Seems I have a 2001 series II block with the series III intake and charger. Its in a 01 Bonneville, so i thought the aluminum pan was slightly deeper, but that'* not the case. I was looking on Jegs and Summit, but no options for this engine... I don't have a clue...
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Melling, part# 230S instead of 256S, is exactly a half inch shorter and fit perfectly, accept for the oil lever sensor... Don't know what to do about that. Guess I'll cross that bridge when i get to it...
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