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.
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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"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.
Talking about the Buick 231/3.8L
Most everyone is familiar with the Buick 3800 and it's 3300 and 3.0L
But before it was a modern FWD engine, it was a RWD engine that was
developed way back in 1962 using the same architecture as the aluminum 215
V8 but in iron and with a different bore/stroke.
The rest, as they say, is history.
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!
"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.
3800 V6 Rebuild Part II
Some of the things I've learned while rebuilding a race prepped 3800 bottom
end addressing machine work, Rod (big ends), crank flex, balancing etc...
Machine work done by Thorsen's Racing Engines. Assembled at our garage.
Rebuild is a series 3 L26 to L32 conversion, reconditioned rods, ARP rod
bolts, fully balanced rotating assembly, Clevite bearings, Hastings piston
rings, reconditioned L32 pistons, Intense-Racing stage 3 blower cam, ect..