500 HP 30 MPG Regal
2001 Buick Regal GSE modified the way Detroit should have built it in the
first place. This is a one-owner car with every factory option (thus the
"E" designation), including rare dark graphite interior. It has not been
stripped for racing in any way. Cartuning turbo PT-60 conversion, Intense Gen 2.5 LSD, 3,000
convertor, and high ratio rockers, stock heads, ported manifolds, Corvette
throttle body and MAF Built trans by Dynotech 3.29 gears, hardened
input shaft 300M alloy, Cross-drilled Caddy disc brakes, B&G Struts and
lowering springs, much more. Also thanks to Joyce Buick who gave a lot of
No sound because of the camera I used, but more to come, now that I am
mastering MS Movie Maker and the other stuff.
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 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.
Buick Regal GS Walkaround
Walkaround/tour of my 1998 Buick Regal GS
Vendor information in annotations. I try to support as many 3800 Vendors as
possible. We have a small aftermarket and without them most of us wouldn't
be able to mod and I like to spread my money around to help the economy.
3.8 Liter V6 Supercharged (Eaton M90)
Curb weight-3520 lbs
Power to weight ratio 14.7:1
1/4 Mile-14.8@ 93 mph
braking 60-0 135 feet
Fuel capacity-17 gal
Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/28
3.4" pulley Regal GS 0-100 run
Very soft launch didn't get on it till about 30 mph to avoid wheel spin.
Modifications- 3.4" pulley, XS headers, 3" Exhaust, 4" HAI, 605 plugs (not cold enough
getting 3-4* KR on WOT)
Last Drive in my 1999 Buick Regal GS [Part 1 of 2]
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxzX1mqCD6g
My first car was a 1999 Regal GS. Powered by a supercharged 3.8L V6, the
Regal was capable of speeds that Buick's target audience don't know exist.
It had 240 horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of
torque. With an obscenely flat torque curve that peaks at 2400 rpm, off the
line it was one mean burgundy machine. Only a slight twitch of my leg
transformed the Regal from a cloud nine geriatric ride to an angry
supercharged rhinocerous- with an appetite for Japanese cars with oversized
spoilers, soup-can Exhausts, and
non-functional hood scoops.
A car that defined the term 'sleeper', the Regal would particularly enjoy
courting Honda Preludes, Civic Si's, or Mitsubishi Eclipses. After luring
its prey into what initially appears like an opportune chance to exhibit
their sweet stickers, the Regal would spring its trap. Its Eaton M90 Supercharger would be unleashed, packing
the six cylinders with 27.4 psi of Boost; meanwhile, the drivetrain would give
its best effort toward the futile endeavor of maintaining traction as the
Regal would rocket past its imported competition. Such defeats would be
expected to leave the Honda driver in a state of confusion, so fortunately
the margin of victory would allow enough time for him to close his mouth
and consider the embarrassment at exactly how much he spent on his
unpainted body kit.
I never lost a race in that car. Except when the opponent had blue and red
lights on top.
The GS was commonly seen around Spartanburg, SC demonstrating her artistic
side. One of her oft-repeated performances was a painting of twin streaks
of Michelin residue against a backdrop of smoky clouds of rubber-based
particulate matter, set to the tune of a high-pitched whine eminating from
twin helical screws.
Anyway, all good things must come to an end. I was graduating high school,
and moving on to college. My father decided to trade it in, and no, I won't
sully the Regal's good name by revealing what it was traded in for.
Plain and simple: this video presents my final drive in the Regal GS. Man,
I loved that car.
0-100 BUICK LESABRE SUPERCHARGED 0-60
I COUNT 0-60 IN 6.8 AND 0-100 IN JUST A TICK UNDER 14 WITH MY STOPWATCH, IT
MAY BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FOR YOU. THE CAR HAS A SUPERCHARGED 3.8 V6 FROM A
97 SSEI BONNEVILLE AND IS STOCK BESIDES THE HAI.
Regal GS Compilation
A compilation of RegalGS.org members. This video was put together by
GreenRegalGS. There are also some Rivieras and Centuries.
Bad ignition switch in a 2000 Buick Regal
This is what happened when the ignition switch went bad in a 2000 Buick
Regal. Turn the key to the run position and the dash lights go crazy.
Pushing the signal lever shuts the power off. Normally I would have to
keep turning the key from off to on until the signals work. In this video
they just stared working, only ever happened like this once.
Tuning the headlights or the hazard flashers on would make the dash lights
stop blinking and the car would start and run normally except using the
signals would shut it down. What I did was turn on the signal before I
started the car and kept going form off to on (not start) until the car
came on with the signal. If you use the headlight switch or hazards to run
the car DO NOT TURN THE SIGNALS ON OR ELSE THE CAR WILL DIE..
If your gonna change the ignition switch you must have 2 female torx
sockets, An E4 for the 2 ignition switch screws and an E5 to get the top
steering column shroud off. I used an E4 deep socket because one bolt is
kind of in there behind some crap. Feel free to ask any questions.
In my opinion this should be a recall. I sure wouldn't want to be on the
highway and have the car shut off because I wanted to change lanes. It was
bad enough in the city. This problem seems very common among alot of GM
models. No wonder they went bankrupt. They shouldn't be in business if
they're going to peddle their garbage onto the public and not stand behind
it, ridiculous. I'm really not sure how this isn't consider a safety
concern by either GM or the NTSA?