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 =)
Grand Prix GTP Tear Down Explained/Port and Polish
My Grand Prix GTP torn down and Im going to show you how easy it is to pick
up to HP and more TQ! Cut your ET! Fully explained video and function of
our 3.8L's and how to make more POWER! From the throttle body down to the
Intake manifold, the entire intake explained!
2001 Impala Turboed
This is my 2001 Impala. It has a 3.8 engine. 3800 series 2 if you want to
get technical. I basically have
1.Stage 3 Intense CNC heads
2.Stage 3 Intense turbo Cam
3.Intense-Racing Custom Dyno Tune
4.Hi-tech Pushrods By Compcams
5.High Flow Catted Downpipe
6.Powerlogs (ported Exhaust manifolds)
7.Intense Polymounts (upper and lower)
8.TCS-4000 HD Torque Converter
9.3" Straight Piped Exhaust (no
muffler, no resonator)
10.Cartuning turbo kit.
Im currently making over 383 horses at the crank.
Took me a long long time to get to this point. Im about a quarter of the
way, till ill be done with the modding.
it was originally making 200 Naturally Aspirated. I still got alot of
tuning to do. And a Intercooler, transmission to get :-D
Yeahhh 43,000 views!!
Update: The car is no more... One of the valve springs broke which let a
valve fall into the cylinder.... Made the piston come out the side of the
motor..... It was fun while it lasted! Wish i could of made it the 500 whp
beast i was looking for.... Time to move on to the GTO....
Thanks for all the comments!
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.
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 :)