1995 Riviera by Buick - Celebrating Success (Service)
This video was produced for GM's PulSat Satellite Training Network in the
mid 90s. Similar to its companion Part 1 video, it presents more "Service
Training-oriented" detail of the same topics covered during Part 1 of the
"Celebrating Success" show for the 1995 Riviera product launch. (I've
included the countdown timer with Part 2 to give you the "look-and-feel" of
how Buick trainees saw the video as they viewed it via the original
Topics of presentation (similar to Part 1) include: Dual-climate control;
power steering; suspension; Series II 3800 engine features; electrical
system; body features; door trim panels; seat design; body repair.
"How To" GM 3800 V6 (3.8L) Starter replacement
BE SURE TO DISCONNECT BATTERY SO YOU DO NOT BECOME BBQ! Also, it is always
a good idea to replace the starter solenoid when you replace a starter. I
have had the old solenoid catch fire on me when replacing a starter in an
old ford truck before!
Please let me know if you have any questions... this should apply to most
if not all Starters for 3.8L's. This car is a 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight.
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.
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
"TURBO-STEVE" exits in his "new" 1987 Turbocharged/Intercooled Buick V6 Regal! 6-9-2013
Self-Explanatory video. THE BUICK V6 turboCHARGED/INTERCOOLED 231 CUBIC INCHED
SEQUENTIAL FUEL INJECTED G-BODY REGAL IS A TORQUE-MONSTER!
To those of you that haven't experienced the acceleration of a 1987 turbo/Intercooled V6 Buick Regal ... I wish
you were actually in the Rav-4 as I tried my BEST to follow Steve ... to
SEE HIS BUICK FISHTAIL AS THE GARRETT turboCHARGED BEGAN TO BUILD Boost! This Buick even smoked the rear tires
when the Garrett built Boost going
into 2nd gear.
This was recorded at The 2013 Floyd Bennet's Field Muscle Car Show.
The video taken prior to this one that's uploading right now ... is of a
walk-around of "turbo-STEVE'S" 1987 turbocharged/Intercooled V6 231 c.i.d.
Buick Special-T ... or "T-Special," or "turbo-T Regal."
UPDATES to follow.
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.
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.
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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