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Old 04-13-2017, 07:14 AM   #1
 
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Well I cant keep this a secret any longer. I need to replace my motor. My bearings failed. Anyway, I'm looking for a replacement motor and found a 3.8 motor ( L26 top swop ) from a 2008 Buick Lucern. Will this fit in my 2001 GTP? I just need to know if the 3.8 will fit because I'm not sure because I seen it says Buick Lucern.


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It should fit just fine, but that's all you can find?
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I'm having trouble. All the L67 I have found have 130k+ miles on them. The L26 I found has 59K and a year warranty. ZZP said they can install a L26 for me if I get one. I just didn't know anything about these motors and needed to make sure it would fit since it said Lucern.


Plus I think ( key word think ) it would be better technology then my 2001.
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where are deeze 130k mile L67s at yo
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I Google them, found some on ebay, ect
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Neil's auto parts in Peoria is where I always got my turdy 800's they have 48 l26's in stock right now

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Neil's auto parts in Peoria is where I always got my turdy 800's they have 48 l26's in stock right now

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As usual you came through. I just want to point out yet again how valuable the members on here are. This guy not only helped me get my trans built, and now found me a motor today and saved me some$. I thank you good sir. It is things like this that makes me proud to be a TCG member.

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Yes, a l26 works. You just have to top swap it.
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L26 works..have an 08 topswappped in my 02 gtp.
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Got.mine on ebay 400 shipped complete to my work dock door with 42k on it.
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I hear it makes a little more power! Just a bit
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Higher compression will..mine is on a gen v, 2.6 pulley, fsic, 10percent overdrive balancer, and e85 and holding fine for past year.
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Do you guys think I should do the cnc heads?
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Had top swapped L26 on my old Regal after L67 failure...
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Does your car have rust?
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Just the rockers. Besides that the car is pretty solid
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Do you guys think I should do the cnc heads?
I'm not sure it it would be worth the cost vs hp gains.
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I'm doing cnc heads on my friends car his goal is 350whp on pump gas, depends on what your goal is but it would pick up 20-30hp with heads, in my opinion modding a supercharged car is not cost effective at all, with a turbo set up you want 30 extra hp you give the knob a turn and your right there
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I remember they said high whp l26 motors blow the rods and I don't want that to happen. Since the motor will be replaced and this is the last time I will mod the car, I didn't know if I should do it.
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I'm doing cnc heads on my friends car his goal is 350whp on pump gas, depends on what your goal is but it would pick up 20-30hp with heads, in my opinion modding a supercharged car is not cost effective at all, with a turbo set up you want 30 extra hp you give the knob a turn and your right there
Im pretty much going to stick with the charger set up. Do you think it would blow a rod if I do the heads??
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Didn't you just put a GenV on your ride?
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Im pretty much going to stick with the charger set up. Do you think it would blow a rod if I do the heads??
It shouldn't but there are no guarantees with modding cars, I made 522whp on a l26 it stayed together just fine
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i think id be okay l26'ing my car. would be better for street fun. get some pep in its step to get rolling. run lower boost. im cool with that
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It seems that everyone that is blowing l26's up, are running asinine amounts of timing on e85. It usually doesn't work well on our cars.

Also, keep in mind that if you go with a l26, you will either need to turn the boost down or get more mods to keep knock down from the higher compression.
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