Just got the Rivi's replacement engine. Came out of a 97 Grand prix with 60k on it. I will need to swap some stuff over, but shouldn't be too bad of a swap. Unfortunately the yard I got it from had to order it and the yard they got it from took the alternator, starter, PS pump, and ac compressor off it. Would have been nice to have spares, but oh well. It also does not have the plastic cover which I would like to have had.
Removing the engine on my 97 Riviera
Pulling the knocking 3800 supercharged out of my Riviera to make way for
the replacement engine. Came out relatively easy thanks to the engine
wiring for the most part is one harness that unplugs at the firewall.
Everything is in that harness except the starter, alternator and speed
sensor wiring. The AC compressor and power steering pump unbolt and can be
left in the car so you don't have to drain the fluid/refrigerant. The
biggest pain was getting the axis motor mount off, the bolts were pretty
rusty. The ironic part is those bolts have to be removed to change the
belts, which are so cracked and chipped I wouldn't doubt they are original.
The old engine will either be used for parts, or I may rebuild it at some
EDIT: whoops, forgot the starting part! The moment of truth! After
countless hours of cleaning, replacing parts, etc I finally start the
replacement engine. She ran a bit rough at first and threw a code (cyl 6
misfire) but smoothed out a few seconds later. I think that was just air
in the injector rail causing that cylinder not to fire. The smoke
eventually stopped and the new engine is quiet and responsive. No leaks
either as a bonus! Now on to replacing the rear brakes and a much needed
How To Replace The Intake Tensioner Coolant Elbow 1992-99 Buick Lesabre
If you are slowly loosing coolant look at the passenger side of your engine
between the coils and alternator. You will see a small plastic elbow that
is prone to cracking and gasket or O ring failure. If your engine
antifreeze is leaking from this location you will need to replace your
coolant elbow. This video is applicable to the Buick LeSabre, years 92, 93,
94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99.
Replacement engine walk around
Finished replacing misc gaskets and swapping parts. Now all there is to do
is drop it in the car. I sped up the lifting of the engine because it took
forever and was extremely boring to watch
917 - Part 7 Removing the Engine
Kevin, Bret and Andy remove the engine from the 917.
Ottokar Jacobs favorite hat - Historic Porsche Racing
GM 3800 Series II Supercharged Intake Manifold Leaks
This is an all too common problem with supercharged 3800 series engines.
GM used a plastic lower intake manifold gasket that would break down over
time causing coolant to leak into the oil. If left unfixed, it would get
worse to the point where your engine starts knocking from poor lubrication.
Your oil will look really milky as a result. This engine had only 60k
miles on it when I replaced these gaskets and its a good thing I did. GM
makes a newer revision aluminum gasket set that fixes this problem. You
can get those from a GM dealer, they are the set that has locating pins,
the stock ones did not, but these do fit fine.
Ride in the Riviera with the new engine
Nothing too exciting, just driving around in the 97 Riviera after the
engine swap. This car handles excellent and has an unbelievable smooth
ride. The noise from the front end mentioned in the video ended up being a
bad wheel bearing which has since been replaced.
The JET Bicycle - The most dangerous unsafe bike EVER
An old womans bike built for shopping turned into a bomb inspired safety
hazzard. This is the final part in my series on the wonderfull pulse jet
and what an end.The jet will push the bike a little faster but its staying on thats the
challenage as some of the more keen eye'd people will have noticed the side
shaking , yes we could have cured it with better frame better wheels etc
but i like its a shit bike n still is.
Other videos in the series are
Part 1- Making the jet
Part 2- First test
Part 3- Strapped up in van and nearly setting fire to everything
Part 4- Making the jet bicycle
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Part #1 3.8 03 Impala INTAKE MANIFOLD.mov
This is the 3.8L V6 in many vehicles. This is an 2003 Impala LS with 130K
miles. The intake gasket and intake is leaking and it may have a blown
head gasket. While taking the steps to correct this I will take care of
other small leaks and prevent others that are known with this engine. This
isn't the best design. There are going to be problems with different
expansion, heat dissipation rates, and cooling of three different
materials. Cast, Aluminum, and plastic all have different physical
properties. This design is the culprit of these issues but the engine is
not the worst of engines. The 3800 engine is a good candidate for a bolt
on M90 Supercharger kit
1A Auto.com Headlight Install 97-03 Pontiac Grand Prix
Install a headlight on a 1997-03 Grand Prix.
A novice can do it in about 15 minutes
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Tools needed: 10mm or adjustable wrench, philips screwdriver, needle nose
Grand Prix GTP L67 3800 V6 Engine
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Lightly modded L67 Supercharged 3.8 in my 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP.
ZZP tuned PCM.
Replacing rear shocks on the 97 Riviera
The original rear air shocks went out my Riviera, they were leaking and the
air ride was not working anymore. I picked up a pair of Monroe shocks for
$69 and put them in. This is a real easy straight forward job that took
under an hour to do. If only everything was this easy to do on this car!