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have a 2000 chevy IMPALA LS ,3.8L MOTOR ,WANT TO PUT A SUPERCHARGED

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have a 2000 chevy IMPALA LS ,3.8L MOTOR ,WANT TO PUT A SUPERCHARGED 3.8L MOTOR IN THIS CAR(SWAP MOTORS). WHICH 3.8L SUPERCHARGE MOTOR CAN I INSTALL IN THIS CAR. MY CAR IS A VIN#K , WANT A SUPERCHARGE MOTOR INSTALLED!!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

Use a VIN 1 3800 Buick engine.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

MR. JOHN,

I WILL ACCEPT YOUR ANSWER AND THANKYOU !

 

QUESTION- ANY VIN #1 3.8L OR JUST BUICK WILL BE A DIRECT FIT AND WHICH ONE 20004BUICK REGAL GS SEDAN 4DR. OR2004 BUICK PARK AVENUE ULTRA SEDAN 4DR. ?( BOTH ARE SUPERCHARGED 3.8L MOTORS .

 

SO DO NOT USE 04' PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GTP 3.8L SUPERCHARGED OR 04' MONTE CARLO SS SUPERCHARGE .

 

TRANSMISSIONS USED THE SAME ONE FROM THAT MOTOR ,RIGHT ?

 

SORRY FOR ASKING ,SO MUCH BUT DO NOT WANT TO SPEND 2K TO 3K ON WRONG ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION.

THANKYOU ! AND HELL YES THERE WILL BE A BONUS ($$$$) $30.00 BONUS FOR THIS , I REALLY AM THANKFULL FOR ALL YOUE KNOWLEGDE.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
WHERE IS MY ANSWER, PLEASE !!!
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Your 3.8 VIN K is a Buick engine.GM uses it's better engine in several different car lines.

The VIN 1 is basically the same as your but with "beefed up" qualities to handle the supercharger.It will fit right in,You will need some different engine mounts & a few things will connect a little differently,but it is a good replacement.

 

The Grand Prix & Monte Carlo (if the VIN is the same--1) are the same engines ,They may look a little different ,but check the VIN.

 

The transmission from one will fit the other.These transmissions are designed to interchange from one car line to another.

 

This would be a good switch with just a few minor things to changes.