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 =)
Oil Pan Replacement Pontiac Grand Prix GM 3800 Engine Buick Chevrolet
Oil Pan Replacement GM3800 Engine
This is how I replaced the rusted out oil pan on my 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
with GM L67 3800 Series II Supercharged engine. The same applies for the
non supercharged L36 3800.
*** I am not a mechanic and have no training whatsoever. I am not
responsible if you follow the explanations in this video and damage parts
or incorrectly install a component or cause injury to yourself or somebody
else. Major engine components, such as oil pans, should only be changed by
a qualified professional and this video is for
entertainment purposes only. ***
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
3800 Lower Intake fix
Just some nuggets of wisdom for fixing a leaking lower intake gasket on a
GM 3.8L Series 2 V6.
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.
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.
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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damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained
in this video. Be sure to read and follow all safety instructions for any
equipment seen or implied in this video, and use safe practices when
working with potentially dangerous equipment. No information contained in
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injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools,
equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole
responsibility of the user.
3800 Series II Engine Issue
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom
3800 Series II Engine
Oil was changed recently, no anti-freeze in the oil, ruling out gasket
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.
How To Replace The Intake Tensioner Coolant Elbow 1992-99 Buick Lesabre
If you are slowly loosing coolant look at the passenger side of your engine
between the coils and alternator. You will see a small plastic elbow that
is prone to cracking and gasket or O ring failure. If your engine
antifreeze is leaking from this location you will need to replace your
coolant elbow. This video is applicable to the Buick LeSabre, years 92, 93,
94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99.
3800 Series 2 make your own fenderwell intake for less then $100
Build your own fenderwell intake for way less then $100
Support 3800 vendors. I dont work for any of these guys but without them a
lot of us wouldnt be able to mod. Our cars are not supported by the big
aftermarket companies so heres a quick plug for the 3 vendors left.
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.