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    Things to look for in 3800

    Going to look at a 3800 firebird with a auto and 93k Miles, anyone want to give me a heads up on problems the car saw and what to look for? Thanks!

    http://fayetteville.craigslist.org/cto/1510480893.html the add
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    The number one problem is that its missing 2 cylinders...go get a V8.
    Just kidding. The 3800 is a very reliable engine and you shouldn't have to many problems with it. Just check it over for leaks and maintenance upkeep (belts, hoses,plugs and wires,etc)

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    thats what i thought. i have a 99 trans am this is for my gf i wanted her to have something reliable to drive.i knew the v3800 was pretty reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    Going to look at a 3800 firebird with a auto and 93k Miles, anyone want to give me a heads up on problems the car saw and what to look for? Thanks!

    http://fayetteville.craigslist.org/cto/1510480893.html the add
    Keep an eye on your coolant level dexcool (if it has it) does'nt seem to like oxygen. Check for coolant leaks @ the front of the intake mani gasket. I run delco iridium plugs, and changed to 5w30 from the manufacter called for 10w30. 5w30 seems to allow the engine to run cooler say between 10-20 degrees cooler.. Other than that should be good 2 go.
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    Do your best to make sure its not eating or leaking coolant the 3800 is known for manifold gaskets and they are a royal pain to change.

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    The Biggest problem is its in Fayetnam.. lol
    Like said above just check over with a fine tooth comb. Just because hes asking 2300 doesnt mean you have to pay 2300...
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