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3800 motor by PAULE
Started on: 04-13-2008 10:31 AM
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Last post by: 85fiero_fanat on 04-14-2008 09:02 AM
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Report this Post04-13-2008 10:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PAULEClick Here to Email PAULESend a Private Message to PAULEDirect Link to This Post
You guys have helped me out before on my Fiero and i see many have swapped to 3800 motors.My question is this my son wants to buy a 99 Firebird with a 3800 100.000 miles. How many miles will this motor usally go before it needs overhaul is it dependable, gas mileage? Thanks for any input Paul
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From my experience with them, they're relatively bullet proof motors treated properly. Decent power and I believe about 25mpg. Definately a nice peppy dependable motor. Then again, I'm no engine pro and have had only good experiences with these motors. =)
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Report this Post04-13-2008 01:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 85fiero_fanatClick Here to Email 85fiero_fanatSend a Private Message to 85fiero_fanatDirect Link to This Post
I've heard well over 200,000 if treated right. Supposedly the best V6 you can get from GM. I believe it's discontinued now. I guess they don't want there cars to last too long.
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Report this Post04-13-2008 07:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for smartaxelClick Here to visit smartaxel's HomePageClick Here to Email smartaxelSend a Private Message to smartaxelDirect Link to This Post
As long as they are taken care of, I have also heard of over 200K. I was out looking for a "new" car over the last few weeks and drove a few 150,000 mile 3800 engines, and all felt pretty good. I have a supercharged with 120K and a non with 105,000 and both run very well.

I had a few Chryslers that were lucky to make it to 100k. By comparison, the 3800 is just breaking in- in my opinion.
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Yeah, I consider it a lot like a diesel lol. My friend just bought a Buick with the 3800. 120k miles and it still purs like a kitten.
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