Just a short video of my engine partially taken apart.
I had to change the intake gasket.
This was actually my first time tackling a job like this and it was actually really easy.
So if you have a 3800 engine and need the lower gasket replaced do it yourself and don't pay the dealer. I was a total noob at it and pulled it off just fine =)
While it was apart I went ahead and installed an Intercooler.
I figure since its already apart an Intercooler would be easy to put in at this point =)
3800 V6 Upper Intake Swap Part 2-3
Got sick of leaking coolant so I replaced my VIN K 3800 plastic upper
intake swap with a metal one from a L26 3800 Series III (VIN 2) V6. Crappy
video quality, filmed at night. Will re-do tomorrow if there are
sufficient views to warrant it.
3800 3.8L GM engine stalling issue quick fix
This is a first check if you have a GM vehicle with a 3800 engine that
occasionally stalls. Sometimes the problem is as simple as cleaning an
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HOW TO CHANGE THE SUPERCHARGER OIL ON A GM 3800 SERIES II V6
just a quick instructional video of how to properly change the Supercharger oil on your 3800... some people say
just to re-top off your Supercharger,
but many owners as well as a good number of master mechanics ive talked to
about it that worked on these cars, they say to full out replace it by
draining it and putting new oil in, simply because if you know anything
about oil youd know that it breaks down over time especially because of
heat and friction. new oil handles it better and keeps it properly
lubricated and cooler temperature. old oil will be dirty, maybe burned,
and possibly ineffective if broken down enough over time. which method you
trust is up to you, im not saying either method is right or wrong, this one
just makes more sense to me, therefore thats the one i do on my car so we
made the instructional video for this, if you choose simply to top off your
oil, do all the same steps just dont empty the old oil first.
1999 Bonneville SLE with L26 manifold
L26 UIM swapped onto an L36.
A friend and I spent some quality engine modding time. We swapped out the
lower intake manifold for a ported and polished one, and the upper intake
manifold is now the aluminum version from the Series 3 3800. There is a
custom throttle body adapter plate with a Series 2 supercharged 3800
throttle body. Rice pipe to conical K&N air filter make up the rest of the
air intake. Everything else is stock.
3800 Series 2 Modding Basics
Mods and Vendors list
Short Stack Intercooler
UD Water Pump Pulley
UD Alternator Pulley
Solid Motor Mounts
3 Inch Downpipe
Shortened Dog Bones
Rear Strut Tower Brace
Aeroforce Scan Gauge
3 gauge Pod
Throttle Body Heat Shield
Throttle Body Spacers
Ebay user "American Superchargers"
Modular Pulley System
All other parts not listed were purchased at various auto parts stores,Ebay
users I dont remember and Walmart.
1995 Buick Lesabre Intake Manifold Part 2: Intro
Click the above link to find the Intake Manifold for your vehicle. In this
video we'll diagnose and repair problems on a 1995 Buick LeSabre Intake
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement (S1E4)
Demonstrated on a 2004 Buick Century 3.1L V6 FWD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an intake manifold gasket
replacement on a front-wheel-drive 3.1L V6 engine, in this case in a 2004
Buick Century. This is a common point of failure on General Motors' 3.1L,
3.4L, and 3.8L V6 engines, which are used in a large number of passenger
cars across most of GM's model lines.
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before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
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HELP! Engine Knocking Noise 3800 Series II
Can anyone confirm this noise? Happened after a 2 hour highway trip. Oil
and Filter change the day before, and Lower Intake Manifold Gasket replaced
about a week prior. It did at one point seize the engine, however a couple
of days later it turned over with plugs removed, and fired up fine right
after they were placed back in. Still making this same noise, as it did
before it locked up. 240,000 KM on the car and engine.
3800 Lower Intake fix
Just some nuggets of wisdom for fixing a leaking lower intake gasket on a
GM 3.8L Series 2 V6.
Pontiac Bonneville 3800 Tune Port Injection Series I (Plastic intake leak solution).
In this video we explain how and why the plastic plenum on a engine will
leak. this video discuss the intake plenum on a 3800 3.8L engine from
Replacing the plastic plenum (intake) manifold (Buick 3.8) with a metal
(OEM) one from GM. The metal plenum can be found on most Oldsmobile with
the 3800 TPI engine.The plastic intake plenum are more likely to leak air
or coolant into the induction system. Coolant leaking into the cylinder
will cause the engine to Hydro lock (damage). when the plastic intake leak
air. it will cause a Lean condition. A leaky intake manifold will also
affect the O2 (oxygen) sensor performance by contaminating the sensor. An
intake leak will display many codes. replacing the sensor recommend by the
scan tool will not fix the condition if the plenum continue to leaks.
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"TURBO-STEVE" exits in his "new" 1987 Turbocharged/Intercooled Buick V6 Regal! 6-9-2013
Self-Explanatory video. THE BUICK V6 turboCHARGED/INTERCOOLED 231 CUBIC INCHED
SEQUENTIAL FUEL INJECTED G-BODY REGAL IS A TORQUE-MONSTER!
To those of you that haven't experienced the acceleration of a 1987 turbo/Intercooled V6 Buick Regal ... I wish
you were actually in the Rav-4 as I tried my BEST to follow Steve ... to
SEE HIS BUICK FISHTAIL AS THE GARRETT turboCHARGED BEGAN TO BUILD Boost! This Buick even smoked the rear tires
when the Garrett built Boost going
into 2nd gear.
This was recorded at The 2013 Floyd Bennet's Field Muscle Car Show.
The video taken prior to this one that's uploading right now ... is of a
walk-around of "turbo-STEVE'S" 1987 turbocharged/Intercooled V6 231 c.i.d.
Buick Special-T ... or "T-Special," or "turbo-T Regal."
UPDATES to follow.