Fort Erie, ON
reply to dirtyjeffer
Re: Replaced the Impala The 3800 is a 12 valve pushrod engine. It's the same engine, except for very minor upgrades, in 2008 as it was in 1988. Seriously. It's old.
That 3L you had in your Taurus wasn't a Vulcan. It would have had to be a Duratec. The Vulcan only had 12 valves, though like GM Ford used that engine from the mid-80s well into the late 2000s because it was a solid beast that worked well. The Vulcan in my Topaz would have only been rated for 140hp, for some reason I always thought it was more. Even the late-2000s Vulcans were only good for a bit more hp than they were 20 years earlier.
dirtyjefferAnons on ignore, but not due to fear.Premium
yea, my Taurus had the Duratec V6...and it isn't just this engine...Ford still uses that 207hp 4.0L V6 dog in their Ranger forever...they make a 305hp 3.7 V6 (used in the Mustang), yet still use that old dud in the Ranger.
Fort Erie, ON
Wasn't the 4L the Windsor? Or was that the Essex? One was 4L, the other was 3.5L.
Heh, just noticed - Windsor and Essex. Go figure.
Edit - the 4L was the Cologne. The Windsors were V8s. And the Essex was 3.8L, not 3.5.
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said by Gone:so old gm built it as a low buck replacement for a V8 in the 60s. they sold the tooling to AMC and eventually bought it back. there were oilpans stamped with the AMC logo into the 90s in 3800 gms
The 3800 is a 12 valve pushrod engine. It's the same engine, except for very minor upgrades, in 2008 as it was in 1988. Seriously. It's old.