Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Has anyone tried to put sc 3800 v6? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Just wondering if anyone has ever tried to put a 3800 v6 in our caddy's and what was all involved. ...
Just wondering if anyone has ever tried to put a 3800 v6 in our caddy's and what was all involved. These motors can be had for next to nothing and they are proven to last. Like I said before just wondering because it would be a lot cheaper then doing a head gasket job.
This would be an interesting argument... Technically the "E/K" platform and the "G" and "H" are all different but really "darn close"... The SC 3800 was "certified" in the "H" and "G" and "E" cars... just not the "K"... Of course the current "H" (the Buick Lucerne) IS a "K" and it has the 3800 in it (makeing the swap easy with LOTS of factory mounts and parts.
I would bet that you would have a very good change of getting this past the Feds.
i see the a/c was not hooked up. not cool on a black car. i wonder what trans was used in the swap? stock caddy or buick? its interesting but i would say just fix the headgasket. the last time i mentioned a motor transplant i think it started WW3.
The laws are somewhat ambiguous - I am pretty sure you are allowed to swap an engine of the same year of the chasis or newer. Emission standards get more strict over the years so for instance you could swap a '01 engine into a '95 Seville, but not into an '03.