What is a Chevy 3800?

Chevrolet 3800, a version of the Chevrolet Advance Design. Chevrolet 3800, a version of the Opel Rekord D. The 3.8 L (229 cu in) version of the Chevrolet 90° V6 engine.

What GM vehicles have the 3800 engine?

>>For the 2006 model year, the engine is being offered in only three GM vehicles: the Buick LaCrosse and Lucerne and Pontiac Grand Prix cars. The engine was available on 11 2005 models. >> GM has dropped the supercharged version of the 3800.

Is a 3800 a good motor?

Actually, the Buick/GM Powertrain 3800 got a lot of love from Ward’s Auto. It was awarded “10 Best Engines of the 20th Century”, as well as the yearly “10 Best Engines” award from 1995 to 1997.

What are the problems with the 3800 engine?

The leak of intake manifold coolant

  • An intermittent hesitation or chuggle
  • During driving intermittent misfire
  • Cracking of engine without start
  • What cars have a 3800 V6 engine?

    What cars have a 3800 v6 engine? The GM 3800, 3.8-liter V-6 came in the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Malibu, El Camino, Impala, Monza, Caprice, Camaro and Lumina. Chevrolet replaced the Buick version with another 3.8-liter V-6 version, based on the Chevrolet 305 V-8, from 1980 to 1985. But the Buick V-6 returned to power post-1985 Chevys as the GM 3800.

    What are common problems of 3800 engine fires?

    Fuel System Leaks. Rotted fuel lines leak gasoline or diesel fuel onto hot engine parts — and leaks in the fuel system are the most common cause of vehicle

  • Electrical System Failures. Electrical system failures are the second most common cause of car fires.
  • Spilled Fluids.
  • Overheating Engines.
  • Overheating Catalytic Converters.
  • Are all 3800 engines the same?

    This means the same block, heads, & connecting rods apply to any remaining Series II engines made after 2004 also. The difference is that Series III engines received the new superchargers (if equipped), intake manifolds, fuel systems, and electronics. The L26 is the Series III version of the 3800. It is still a 3.8 L design.

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