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Old 01-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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my engine in my lumina just went and i was wondering besides the 3.1 liter thats in there what other engine can i drop in with out having to change to much.i was told i can use a 3.4 ohv , 3.8 or another 3.1
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you don't want a 3.4...very troublesome

keep it stock

or get a Bonneville and then we can talk
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but if you have the time and the funds you do have options...

go to:
Sinister Performance, LLC.

or google for sinister performance

very good company to use!

they have support for your car to swap other motors into your car
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i have a bonneville already , the lumina is my second car and the 3.4 your talking about is the dohc , i know those things aren't worth anything. i was talking about the 3.4 from the impala,monte carlo ,grand am. its basically an updated 3.1
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i have a bonneville already , the lumina is my second car and the 3.4 your talking about is the dohc , i know those things aren't worth anything. i was talking about the 3.4 from the impala,monte carlo ,grand am. its basically an updated 3.1
I would go 3.4ohv, but I don't know how much (if any) rewiring would be needed.
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I would go 3.4ohv, but I don't know how much (if any) rewiring would be needed.
If you can find a good 3400 cheage the lower intake gasket before you put it in. But its easy to go from a 3100 to a 3400.
3400swap.com
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I had a Lumina Z34 for alot of years...other then eating alternators it was a great car..I chipped it and it really ran great right up to the time a semi lost a mudflap and I swerved to miss it on the interstate at 75...back end came around and I rolled it five times..some how I walked away from it
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some how some way i mis diagnosed my lumina all that was wrong was a very loud valve tap(maybe the fact that it was 19 degrees out that day helped)but i took it to work flushed engine added a bottle of lucas and 10W40 full synthetic and it sounds brand new. it was time for an oil change any way and the car only has 78,000 miles on it.
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The 3100/3400 are good motors, as long as the lower intake gasket is still good. But they will tick and tap when they are cold.
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