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Forum: L36 & L26 Engine Tech

Series II & Series III Factory NA 3.8L Motors


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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: L36/L26 FAQ's

    This has been a much delayed project that I unfortunately haven't had the time to focus on. Moving forward I will keep this thread open for everyone...

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    01-11-2015 10:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 3800 Series II Cam List

    This list covers every camshaft available for the GM 3800 Series II Engine. They are listed in increasing size starting with the STOCK cam. All...

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    05-03-2012 06:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Spreadsheet for cam related info

    http://users3.ev1.net/~black_ops/cams/VE%20calculator.xls Sheet 1 - compare two cams (forum post) this was an attempt to put _ in there to keep...

    Dom
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    09-11-2009 07:07 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: got a misfire? read all about it here!

    THE SYMPTOMS: poor idle, part throttle stumble, full throttle stumble, popping noises, solid illumniated "service engine soon" light, flashing...

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    08-16-2007 08:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Camshafts and your car

    I have noticed a few more cam related questions popping up on the forums and figured i would throw this up here as a bit of information before you...

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    06-27-2006 12:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: What can you expect from adding a Cam? LOOK HERE

    I have continued the assistance to everyone by gathering a list of the board members who have installed aftermarket cams. Supporting mods are...

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    11-17-2005 12:07 AM Go to last post
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  1. car runs like crap

    Hey guys, I have a 00 camaro 3.8 that i just did a turbo set up for. The car has a intense stage 2 cam, matching springs, slightly ported heads, no...

    Jim
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    05-13-2017 06:07 PM Go to last post
  2. 3800 Series II NA. Head Milling

    Ok, so I've seen a lot of numbers thrown around, but I can't find the right number. Does anybody know what the Max i can take off of these heads is...

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    04-11-2017 12:28 PM Go to last post
  3. camaro 3.8 turbo

    just wondering if anyone on here has done a 3.8 turbo in a 2000 camaro? I just did this and the car is running really crappy. I used slightly ported...

    Jim
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    04-07-2017 09:53 AM Go to last post
  4. 1999 Camaro dies at idle and when given throttle

    As the title states, the engine isn't even really running right now. It's not my car, but it's in the family. I have yet to hook up a fuel pressure...

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    02-18-2017 02:43 PM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Bolt List????

    anybody know of a list floating around that may have all the bolts and their sizes listed? I've had my engine (L36) in pieces for the last 8...

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    01-05-2017 11:14 AM Go to last post
  6. random question ... L67 pistons on L36 rods...

    okay after looking around I know the l36 is a longer rod then the l67. Partially to do with the wrist pin location on the pistons between the two. ...

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    12-31-2016 07:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Misfiring and knock sensor problems

    Hello everyone, So my 99 Firebird 3.8L was running really rich i just figured it was the fuel i had filled up with so today on my commute to work it...

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    12-21-2016 01:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Question 3.8L Camaro, looking for opinions/advice

    I have a 3.8L/auto 1996 Camaro. Odometer reads 175K, and the motor/transmission have about 165K donated from a 98 Firebird. It sat for a few years...

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    10-22-2016 06:05 PM Go to last post
  9. 2002 firebird oil pressure problem

    I just bought a 2002 firebird that had the 3800 in it. That probably had blown head gaskets. It had about 5 gallons of oil / water in the oil pan. ...

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    10-21-2016 05:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Super&turbo...ne1?

    OK, I have a 2000 camaro 3.8 3800s2 l36. I have a super, lower intake, fuel rails and injectors from an l67 setup. I can get the heads n pulley for...

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    10-19-2016 01:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Overheating

    Just wanted to verify my suspicions; Was going to take the car out of storage today, but ran into a pretty big issue. I managed to get the...

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    10-07-2016 06:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Question 98 Camaro project advice

    Hey guys, I recently picked up a 98 camaro for cheappp and want to change up the cam and do a few other mods to it. The people i got the car from...

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    10-05-2016 06:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Question 98 Camaro project advice

    Hey guys, I recently picked up a 98 camaro for cheappp and want to change up the cam and do a few other mods to it. The people i got the car from...

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    10-05-2016 06:50 PM Go to last post
  14. Buick Lucerne Tuning Options?

    I have pretty much inherited a '08 Buick Lucerne. It has a NA 3800 V6 (L26), 4 speed automatic, front wheel drive, and completely stock. It's a 4000...

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    09-12-2016 11:46 AM Go to last post
  15. Question Ignition barrel compatibility -- 99 & 02 F-body (and extraneous questions)

    Hey all, I've just got a couple minor questions for those more versed in F-bodies. I've recently bought a 1999 3.8 camaro with a 5-speed as a project...

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    09-06-2016 05:59 PM Go to last post
  16. 97 v6 3.8 camaro any suggestions

    I have a 1997 v6 3.8 series 2 it is an automatic Camaro I'm looking for any suggestions on how to make it faster and more fuel efficient or heck even...

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    08-28-2016 11:22 PM Go to last post
  17. How difficult is a Harmonic Balancer replacement on the Series III?

    Today out of nowhere I got a loud knocking noise coming from my accessories. Upon listening to the noise I thought the water pump I replaced last...

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    08-28-2016 05:33 AM Go to last post
  18. oil pans

    So after managing to damage my steel oil pan on my 2000 monte carlo ss I was wondering if I can make the newer style cast aluminum oil pan from a...

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    08-03-2016 09:52 AM Go to last post
  19. L36 L67 top end swap + turbo for Hillclimb

    Hey guys i know that parts of my dilemma have been discussed to death but i have spent the last two days on vacation reading up on anything i could...

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    08-03-2016 09:43 AM Go to last post
  20. Coolant Leak

    So I just bought a '99 Camaro on the 20th, and I was able to drive it about 3 days until I started having overheating problems. At first, the Upper...

    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,172
    08-03-2016 09:35 AM Go to last post

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