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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject:  Oil fill tube on 3800 Impala question. Reply with quote

When I got my 05 Impala, the oil fill tube on the engine came out of the valve cover, & then tilts up so it's perfectly straight, up & down. On my visits to the local U-pick, I've noticed most 3800 Impalas have a shorter tube that does not tilt up straight, & stays perpendicular to the valve cover. Which is correct for the car, or were both types used? GARY

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:09 am    Post subject:  Re: Oil fill tube on 3800 Impala question. Reply with quote

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When I got my 05 Impala, the oil fill tube on the engine came out of the valve cover, & then tilts up so it's perfectly straight, up & down. On my visits to the local U-pick, I've noticed most 3800 Impalas have a shorter tube that does not tilt up straight, & stays perpendicular to the valve cover. Which is correct for the car, or were both types used? GARY

You have a series 3 engine

The L26 is the Series III version of the 3800. It is still a 3.8 L (231 cu in) design. Compression remains at 9.4:1 as with previous L36's, but the aluminum upper intake (2004+) and stronger connecting rods (2005+) are the primary physical changes.
other wise it's the same engine

3800 series 2 is slightly different then
3800 series 3

this could be why

Series 3



Series 2


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. The lower photo looks like I took a photo of my car. Down to the white paint, & STB. My intake is plastic, so I guess I have a series 2 engine with a series 3 filler tube. Thanks again. GARY

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover

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they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover


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they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover


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didnt want to hide the pretty supercharger. I pull the plastic covers off all my cars. Giant heat traps

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they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover


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Completely useless s**t. Serves no purpose other than 'cleaning up the engine bay'.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover


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Completely useless s**t. Serves no purpose other than 'cleaning up the engine bay'.


But its pretty ROFL

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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TeenBeach wrote:
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they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover


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didnt want to hide the pretty supercharger. I pull the plastic covers off all my cars. Giant heat traps

I thought the same thing about the heat and considered removing mine.
You then put the oil cap directly onto the engine resulting in no oil leak problem at the cap?
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they arent needed, I took mine off when I ditched the engine cover


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didnt want to hide the pretty supercharger. I pull the plastic covers off all my cars. Giant heat traps

I thought the same thing about the heat and considered removing mine.
You then put the oil cap directly onto the engine resulting in no oil leak problem at the cap?

Correct.

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A lot of 05 3.8s in Impalas were a series II/III hybrids with a l26/l32 bottom and a l36/l67 top end. If you look on your block it will say either series 2 or 3.

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A lot of 05 3.8s in Impalas were a series II/III hybrids with a l26/l32 bottom and a l36/l67 top end. If you look on your block it will say either series 2 or 3.
Any hint where the block would show this. My 05 was built in Aug 04. GARY

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I think on mine it was near the rear knock sensor.

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