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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2007, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Difference between '96 & '97 3.8L?

Would you explain the difference between the '96 and '97 3.8L engines?

If you know of any differences between the '95 and '96 I'd be interested in hearing that also, know about the longer head bolts

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2007, 10:32 PM
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There is no difference whatsoever between 96 and 97.

Between 95 and 96 the heads, intake manifold, and exhaust manifolds all changed. The exhaust manifolds became tubular headers and the intake manifold was designed to accept fewer (12 as opposed to 14) and smaller bolts. There were also a lot of changes in the sensors that were used. All 96+ engines were OBDII where as earlier engines were OBDI. As far as internal differences (cam, crank, block, etc.) I do not know.

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i know in 96 they fixed the 3.8 head gasket problem. i also think thats when they went Distributor less ignition. not sure tho.

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i know in 96 they fixed the 3.8 head gasket problem. i also think thats when they went Distributor less ignition. not sure tho.
Yes to your second statement and pretty much yes to your first. It was drastically improved, but not cured.

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