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PostSubject: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 7:34 pm

First of all, hello to all. I am new to this board, and I have a 95 Riviera SC. I would like to know any, or all, source options for a donor engine . My block has three cracks in it and I need a new one. What other vehicles could I use with all my engine hardware without needing to reprogram a computer or having to alter under the hood? I am trying to do this on the cheap, since funds are tight and the cheapest aftermarket I could find was about $1,200. I am going to try salvage yards, but I would like to know what i need to look for.Thanks for your help.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:20 pm

Okay, let me modify this some. Outside the aforementioned, is the Series I only in the 95 SC? May seem like a dumb question, but I am tryingto be a quick study and take a crash course in Riv power plants and understanding what is compatable with mine. Again a 1995 Riviera supercharged. Thanx....
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:24 pm

95 is a series 1 only SC. they had the option for a series 2 N/A
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:32 pm

Is the 95 my SC my only option for an engine then?
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:57 pm

yes. ud have to do a lot of work. lot of programming to put a series 2 in there. cars with series 1 SC is
park avenue
bonnevilles
im drawin a blank on the others
but other series one NA
bonnevilles
regals
park aves
lesabres
grand prix
there may be a few other. anyone from the peanut gallery?
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:06 pm

Will those series ones that are NA work without mods? If so great and thanks for your help.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:09 pm

I don't think the '95 Riviera got the Series I NA (L27). Can someone confirm? I believe there were two options for Riviera in 1995:

• Series I SC 3800 (L67)

• Series II NA 3800 (L36)

(Series II SC 3800 and Series II NA was used in '96-97 Riviera, '98-99 had Series II SC standard)

Series I SC was also offered as an option for the Buick Park Avenue, Oldsmobile 88 LS/LSS, Oldsmobile 98, and Pontiac Bonneville SLE/SSE. It was standard for the Bonneville SSEi.

For cheapest replacement, I'd look for a used Series I SC. That should be plug & play. Series II NA, although less expensive engine, would involve some work to adapt (mainly & wire harness PCM). I believe transmissions are also different between the SC & NA, but not sure.

If you're up for a swap, might as well go Series II SC, as they are abundant and offer a little more power.

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
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EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:17 pm

Is there a year range they can be found or is there a possible VIN code to look for, or something on the engine if it is in car and I have to pull it, I would know what I am looking for?
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:20 pm

thanks for you patience with me BTW. Just wanted to say that even if someof this seems redundant, I just want to make sure so I do not make a wrong move, and it would seem that Rivieras are in short in the Nashville area, let alone 95's.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:20 pm

I don't blame you one bit. Series I SC looks like this:

95 Riviera, new to board.... 95RivEngine

Used in:

1991-1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra
1992-1995 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS (opt)
1992-1995 LSS (opt)
1992-1995 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (opt)
1992-1995 Pontiac Bonneville SLE (opt. SC package), SSE (opt) & SSEi
1995 Buick Riviera (Opt)

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:36 pm

AA, to my knowledge only '96 and newer (SII) S/C motors were designated L67. I am not sure what the '95 was called but it is a totally different engine than the later S/C motors. Otherwise you are on the right track, that list of Series I S/C cars is about right. I can't think of any to add.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:39 pm

That is what I have. Am familiar with it. Does the Series II look different? Can you or someone post a pic if it looks different? From what I understand the 95 Series I is an L67 as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:52 pm

Sorry, my bad. '95 is an "L67" but looks nothing like the Series II L67. Hunting for a good pic now, but here's some reading on the topic.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-i-engine-transmission-f13/what-is-the-l67-series-i-t18.htm
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 9:57 pm

Found a pic of the Series II but it has the engine cover off:

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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Series I SC (L67):

95 Riviera, new to board.... 95RivEngine

Series II NA (L36):

95 Riviera, new to board.... GM_3800_Series_Naturally_Aspirated

Series II SC (L67):

95 Riviera, new to board.... P1010010

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 10:19 pm

Thankyou all, you have been very helpful. I hope I can resolve my engine issues soon. Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riviera, new to board....   95 Riviera, new to board.... EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 11:18 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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1998 Supercharged Riviera - Custom CAI, Alpine spx-13ref, Infinity 6x9's, Alpine 4 Channel Amp, Kicker KX3, Silverstars, STB, Hawk Brake Pads, Monroe Air Shocks, KYB GR2
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