Hellow Brian, what is your take on some of the latest posts on the forum? It seems way out of the 3800 pro site agenda to be talking about issues that can be somewhat personal and have ZERO to do with cars/hot rods. Jake (Mr goodwrench)
Hi Brian, I have an 01 regal gs that im planning on running e85 in. Currently, I have L32 rods, ported blower(outlet and inlet), port matched heads/lower intake, ARP head studs, opened up exhaust ports, 2.5in catback. My next plans are 3in catless downpipe, power log, 4in FWI, and then a pulley that will match my mods on e85. Im thinking 3.4 or 3.3 would be ok? Also, will 42lb injectors work for me with those mods and e85? FYI im using HP Tuners for tuning. Thank you for any input.
whats up brian, you have given me some general advice in the past and i'm again in need of some advice. I have a 1998 regal gs stock pulley only upgrades are plugs and a ported thermostat as of now. I plan to do a fwi soon and i also have a flow master muffler already installed. I recently bought a down pipe and wondering if i should buy a high flow cat or just delete the cat all together. I don't have emissions testing her in IN so i'm not worried about inspections. i would also like to delete the u bend and rear o2 sensor but can't afford the PCM tune. wondering if i should save up and do this all at once with tune or could i still benefit from a high flow cat with a u-bend delete but keep the rear o2 sensor. i don't really want the CEL on all the time. any other tips are nice too. THANKS
Hey Brian, I contacted you last fall in regards to getting a tune for my 1997 Gtp but never got fully committed to it, now I need help.
I just finished installing 1.9 ratio rockers and pushrods now my car runs so rich it bogs down and starts throwing a 1133 code even though the o2 sensor is new and the wiring is good. On startup/idle the fuel trim runs -12to-16 but as the car warms up the trim gets richer and richer until it is -22.7 and will barely idle. When I go WOT the short/long term will go to 0 but as soon as I let off the throttle it goes back to overly rich again. After finishing the work I had some idle issues but figured that was just the pcm relearning and I also needed some coolant lost in the LIM removal. I got great mileage on the way to work but then on the return trip (about 15 miles each way) it started to go rich and throw the 1133 code. Is this something a tune can fix and if so, how do we begin this process?Thanks Brian I look forward to hearing from you, Buck
Hello. Im new to the 3800 scene and somewhat new to automotive work all together. I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have a '94 oldsmobile 88 and i want to put a supercharger from a '93 park ave ULTRA into the car. But, i am getting a tranny swap as well from the park ave. The engine in the car currently likes to shudder at speeds of 50+ and the guy offered me his whole rebuilt and supercharged 3800. Would it be best if i did a complete engine and tranny swap? And also, can i put aftermarket headers on since the engine will be out of the car anyway? i was also wondering about a sensible boost adjust by decreasing the size of the pulley.