Re: 3.8 series III

On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 09:36:58 -0500, Tim cast forth these pearls of wisdom...:


Neither - timing chain.
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On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 09:25:50 -0500, Tim cast forth these pearls of wisdom...:

That is correct. You will likely never need to worry about the timing chain in a 3.8l.
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On 29 Dec 2008 23:01:23 GMT, Galactica5 cast forth these pearls of wisdom...:

Well - that is one of my complaints with GM - there was a great deal over time, that customers had to live with, that should have been addressed in engineering before the product was ever released. Some of the problems werre addressed over time, but like the crank issues, never should have seen the light of day. If GM had addressed the crank issues, had not cheapened the plenum on the 3.8 in the Series III, and some other issues, then the 3.8 could have enjoyed an almost unblemeshed history. As it is, it does suffer some scars, though it still is one hell of an engine.
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