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3800 engine by Kfa171
Started on: 01-09-2015 09:57 PM
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Last post by: johnguzman1212 on 01-12-2015 09:13 PM
Kfa171
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Report this Post01-09-2015 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kfa171Click Here to Email Kfa171Send a Private Message to Kfa171Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Do any of you that know the 3800 series 2 engines well think my engine is healthy or not? the oil was not milky or butterscotch colored, and there was no metal flakes in the oil. This is a salvage yard engine the guy said it ran "great" with 48,000 miles on it.
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Report this Post01-09-2015 10:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Riddick85Send a Private Message to Riddick85Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Way I tell if I got a good one is to check the compression of each cylinder. Compression gauge is pretty cheap of you dont have one
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Report this Post01-10-2015 09:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Kfa171Click Here to Email Kfa171Send a Private Message to Kfa171Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
do you think i look good on the engine sludge though?
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Report this Post01-10-2015 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
as far as sludge, it's fine. But mine looked like that at 170K. screw an oil pressure gauge onto where the sender screws on, remove all the spark plugs, spin it over with the starter and see what pressure it holds. compression check while the plugs are out.
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Report this Post01-10-2015 04:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kfa171Click Here to Email Kfa171Send a Private Message to Kfa171Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks ill do that when i get a chance..... do u think the junkyard was lying to me about the mileage or it just sat for awhile with oil in it.
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i bought my engine running yours looks just like mine looks ok to me
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