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I have a 2000 monte carlo ss and a 1998 camaro both are 3800 series 2 motors. The monte is a automatic and the camaro is a 5 speed. The monte is smashed but the motor is ok, i wanted to rip that one out and rebuild it, then throw that in the camaro and then rebuild the camaro motor. I was wondering if any one knows if the swap can be done
 

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The intake will be differant, prolly the oil pan too. You could swap them over though, when you swap the flywheel and flexplate.


I think it could work.
 

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The intake will be differant, prolly the oil pan too. You could swap them over though, when you swap the flywheel and flexplate.


I think it could work.
Yeah... the block and its internals should be the same if they're both 3800 series V6's. Wouldn't he have to deal with motor mounts too?
 

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Maybe, I'm not sure. It shouldn't be that hard to figure out what needs to be changed when the engines are sitting next to each other.

Another thought, some of the sensors may not be in the same spots. Like knock sensor and coolant temp sensor, they can be moved though.
 

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im on another forum and it can be done, but the oil pan, oil filter attachment pice, motor mounts, power steering pump, upper and lower intakes need to be changed to the RWD ones
 

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I have a 2000 monte carlo ss and a 1998 camaro both are 3800 series 2 motors. The monte is a automatic and the camaro is a 5 speed. The monte is smashed but the motor is ok, i wanted to rip that one out and rebuild it, then throw that in the camaro and then rebuild the camaro motor. I was wondering if any one knows if the swap can be done
Does it have a super charger on it?
 

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Does it have a super charger on it?
No early sixth gen Monte Carlo SS models did not have a supercharged engine and used the N/A 3800 engine as the top motor until 2004-2005. That was when the L67 supercharged motor was added, but the 3800 was still used. However it was relabeled as the LT model to avoid confusion with the L67 model
 
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