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Series II & Series III Factory NA 3.8L Motors


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  2. 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...

    13secv6
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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. #105 or LS6 blue? Most tensioner life...?

    From what I've read most springs will eat away your stock tensioner after 15-25k miles... If I do my cam install I want it to be done right, which...

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    04-30-2007 03:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Red face #2 coil misfire HELP!

    :thinking: Alright heres my ordeal. I have a 2002 3.8 with a 5 speed and 116k on it. I bought the car with a hollowed out cat and a flow master....

    • Replies: 8
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    08-10-2009 11:29 PM Go to last post
  3. #2 or #1 connecting rod direction

    Out of all 6 connecting rods, 1 is bent from the factory. Which cylinder, and which way does it go? ...

    2fast
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    07-04-2006 03:05 AM Go to last post
  4. #5 missing and occasionally pinging

    #5 is misfiring on me under load, and most noticeable at lower RPM but can still be felt at the higher range. Sometimes, I've even gotten a loud...

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    09-13-2009 10:31 AM Go to last post
  5. $1K to spend for mods! Which? '96 3.8l

    Okay Guys Assistance Assistance ... What To Get For A Camaro 's 3.8l For Performance 1grand To Spend Whats The Best Way To Spend It?? Shoot>

    MystikKamaro
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    09-26-2008 12:30 PM Go to last post
  6. [email protected]#^ Misfire!

    So yeah, i've got a misfire issue again only this time I'm not quite sure why. Spark plugs are fine and gapped properly, wires are fine, fuel filter...

    99v6cam
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    02-22-2006 05:40 PM Go to last post
  7. "gaskets"

    how hard is it to replace your valve cover gaskets? and how hard is it to replace the oil pan gasket? also do you need to do an oil change since u...

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    01-20-2007 11:38 AM Go to last post
  8. "Running Lena"

    OK, I've been trying to figure out why the car still has lean codes even though the check engine light is on. Haven't checked it recently but when...

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    12-29-2011 01:29 PM Go to last post
  9. "service engine soon"

    does this mean i should change an oxygen sensor or i should do a tune up?! sorry homies im new to the game!

    bodybuilda1988
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    04-25-2006 11:55 AM Go to last post
  10. '98 3.8 camaro, AC compressor removal?

    its the time of the year when we all need AC, especially everyone in Texas. My compressor/dryer needs to be replaced and i know im going to need a...

    sagacious
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    06-03-2011 05:52 PM Go to last post
  11. '98 3.8 v6, passengers manifold bolt broke off. help.

    I have a stud broken off in the head of the passengers side manifold. how much of a pita is it to remove the manifold? is it feasible to unbolt it...

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    11-29-2010 08:31 PM Go to last post
  12. '98 3.8L keeps blowing Engine sensor fuse. Please help.

    I have a 98 Camaro 3.8 L. It was running hot so I flushed system. While doing this I noticed the fans never kicked on and would start running hot. ...

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    05-14-2011 07:02 PM Go to last post
  13. 'Low Oil'

    It's time for an oil change, which I'm doing after class tomorrow. On my way home tonight, the Low Oil light came on. I'm not thinking much of it...

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    09-07-2005 02:23 PM Go to last post
  14. 'nuther engine oil thread

    So I'm trying to make up my mind on what oil I'm going to use in the camaro from from the next change and into the future. It's a lightly built L36,...

    MusicMan
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    09-25-2009 11:47 PM Go to last post
  15. *sigh* I think its had it...

    Well... I started hearing a knocking sound at certain rpms's, So I thought it was a sticky lifter and/or gasket leaking (yeah i got the paper gaskets...

    Black_Ttop
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    01-19-2009 05:23 PM Go to last post
  16. .200" Intake / Exhaust

    Would someone please explain what this means? I notice differences in .200", .300",etc. make differences in HP and I would like to understand why.

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    09-12-2009 08:36 AM Go to last post
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    06-21-2005 09:39 AM Go to last post
  17. Exclamation 00 firebird injectors won't fire.

    So after doing a small build and overhaul on my 2000 firebird 3.8 I can't get it to start. Here is a list of everything I've tested on my 3.8...

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    10-10-2019 07:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Question 00 upper and 97 lower intake question..

    ive got a 1997 upper intake manifold that i am using with a 2000 lower intake manifold. is this ok? are the designs for the lower intake different...

    • Replies: 7
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    12-30-2007 11:41 PM Go to last post
  19. 01 Camaro 3.8 Hesitation During Acceleration

    Hi everyone, First time poster here. I have been reading the posts trying to get my wifes car fixed as she is on my rear about it. The car...

    • Replies: 6
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    07-30-2007 09:32 PM Go to last post

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