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    Difference in a 2000 and a 1997?

    Whats the diff between a 1997 and a 2000 model 3800? Ive got a 2000 model that needs an engine and i can get a 97 model one for cheap. Would i have to change anything to make it work?

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    i dont believe so, they used the same 3800 for a while if i remember correctly......i believe from 97-03......could be wrong though

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    I had a friend who put a 2000 model in a 96 and he had to change the fuel rails and intake for some reason. he prob just didnt know what he was doing though

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    upper plenums are different between the drive by wire cars99+ and the cable cars 95-98
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTP231 View Post
    upper plenums are different between the drive by wire cars99+ and the cable cars 95-96
    Correct! They also have a lid, rather than the 90*ish bend for the filter box. The v6 lids out port is slightly to the drivers side rather than strait into the TB from the lid like the LS1 cars.. There's also a HP difference between the two 170-180ish and the 2000+ 3800II is the full 200.
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    He was asking physical differences in the engines :-P 2000+ have a better designed exhaust manifold iirc

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTP231 View Post
    He was asking physical differences in the engines :-P 2000+ have a better designed exhaust manifold iirc
    I know just thowing that out there. And yes the exhaust mani's are more like headers than the usual logs..

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    There are Vacuum lines in a 97, I don't think the newer one would

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conflict View Post
    There are Vacuum lines in a 97, I don't think the newer one would
    They have some VAC lines. Just not sure if they were drive by wire or not in 00...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    They have some VAC lines. Just not sure if they were drive by wire or not in 00...
    2000 and up is. I believe 99 was the first year but can't remember for certain

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTP231 View Post
    2000 and up is. I believe 99 was the first year but can't remember for certain
    Yeah you're prolly right, someone told me once but hell if I can remember what year they'd said.

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    i think its all just about been covered

    angled vs. straight intake
    cast vs. log style manifolds
    cable tb vs. dbw tb

    there was no advertised hp differance

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakV6 View Post
    i think its all just about been covered

    angled vs. straight intake
    cast vs. log style manifolds
    cable tb vs. dbw tb

    there was no advertised hp differance
    log and tube manifolds are both different styles of the same cast iron..

    Check Gm manuals earlier years of the 3800II had less hp (180-190) than the newer years @ 200hp- 204hp... Not to mention blocks were also changed in the mid 90's to a smaller block with a slightly lower deck height..
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    so you go back 5 months to pick apart my post? Sorry i used the wrong wording, but you know what i meant. should have said it switched to a "tublar" style manifold. I stand corrected on the advertised differance then, but there is no way a 20hp differance is there with the minor changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakV6 View Post
    so you go back 5 months to pick apart my post? Sorry i used the wrong wording, but you know what i meant. should have said it switched to a "tublar" style manifold. I stand corrected on the advertised differance then, but there is no way a 20hp differance is there with the minor changes.
    My bad on the date man it's still in my subscribed list..wow... But the manuals for those engines is pretty clear on hp and @ what rpm..
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