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.
How to change your GM 3800's supercharger oil
Really easy! Takes no more than 30 minutes to do. Everything you need is
less than $30 with the right tools.
Supercharger oil: 4oz bottles are
$10-$12 at your local GM dealership. Need 2 bottles. You only need 6 out of
Vacuum pump: usually a free rental at some auto parts stores(such as
autozone) but some lack the cup. Tool costs around $30 to buy
Buy a inexpensive trigger spray bottle. Put the hose end of the trigger in
the Supercharger and spray into the
bottle. Takes longer, but is cheap!
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.
Weird 3800 Engine Noise
Top swapped 01 impala 3.8L. XP Hot Cam. 2.5" Down Pipe. Fender Well Intake.
It seems to always make this odd noise I simply can't put my finger on.
Things that I know it is NOT:
Acc. Belt Tensioner,
S/C Belt Idler Pulleys,
S/C Belt Tensioner.
And I don't believe it's the A/C as it makes the same noise with the clutch
engaged or not.
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.
3 Grand Prix GTP Burnouts
A group of friends and their modified Grand Prix GTPs having some fun at
the local stadium parking lot...
Iv been hearing a noise comeing from the engine bay so i took a short video
for people on the Grand Prix forums to take a listen so they can determin
what the problem is.Thanks to this video i figured out its Supercharger coupler that wore out.
Spark Plug Change 97-2003 Grand Prix
THIS IS A LONG VIDEO! Hey all in this video i will attempt to show you how
to change the spark plugs on a L32 V6 (GM 3800 Series2 non supercharged
V6). I hope this helps some of you.
2000 Grand Prix GT 3800 Series 2 Head Gasket Problem.
Ok update: The problem was a cracked lower intake manifold. Surprisingly
the upper intake was fine. The EGR passage wasnt in bad shape at all. It
was still sealed. But the lower intake was sucking oil and water in the