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 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.
3800 Series 2 Supercharged Modular Pulley System MPS Demo
Just a quick moduler pulley system "MPS" Demo.
The biggest bang for the buck mod for any Supercharged car is dropping
pulley sizes. Thats pretty much the first thing Supercharged car owners are
looking to buy when they get their cars.
As always scanning is the most important thing and I appologize for the
movie quality. I filmed this video on low res when I made it and Movie
Maker and Youtube degraded it more.
.1 drop in size = 1 extra pound of Boost
All 3800 Vendors offer excellent systems with lots of sizes
and as mentioned my system is made by "American Supercharger" on Ebay
GM 3.8 Intake Manifold replacement. Removal the fast way WITH NOTES
this is the "Flat Rate " way to do a 3.8 liter upper and lower intake
manifold set. as you see it is not necessary to take off he serp belt,
alternator or tensioner assembly to remove the lower manifold. I recomend
having someone help when it is time to reinstall the manifold because it
can be tricky to lien up the coolant elbow and not mess up the lower
gaskets when reinstalling. Note that it is recomended to disconnect the
negative battery cable when doing any major repairs. This video is just to
show some guys that said that a lower manifold cant be pulled in way less
than 20 minutes, I know that I went over that , but I had some stuborn
injectors and Im a little out of practice. If you are going to do this
yourself and you are not a professional I recomend that you follow the
procedure in a service manual
L36 to L26 3800 V6 Upper intake swap part 1
I got sick of that crappy plastic intake leaking so I decided to swap it
for a L26 Series III upper intake. This video covers modifications to the
throttle body. More to come.
Buick 3800 Bearings or Lifter or Rod Knocking with Valve Covers Off
Here is a longer video of the 1990 Buick Lesabre with major engine trouble.
Hopefully this can be of use if someone can definatively identify the
issue so that others who have a similar situation know what is going on
with their engine. As for me, I know this engine is trashed. A new one
will be arriving soon for the amount of $150 :)
Assembling modified Buick LN3 3800 Series I engine. Low-tension piston rings.
Assembling modified Buick LN3 3800 Series I engine. Low-tension piston
rings. The entire rotating ammembly is together and torqued to specs. Even
so, I can rotate the engine by hand (ONE hand, at that!) by turning the
crank pulley. This is how a new engine should feel. The camera picks up
well the sliding sound of the new pistons on the new cylinder bore. It is
not really that loud!
This engine is for an 89 LeSabre T. It has been modified. It has Series
II 9.8:1 compression pistons (with low-tension rings); 252° Delta Cams
modified roller camshaft; ported heads, inlet and Exhaust manifolds; and a re-tune of the ECM.
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.
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.