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PostSubject: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptySat Apr 27, 2024 1:33 am

Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this forum and looking for advice.

Are their any recommend shops Michigan or Ohio area who specialize in Riviera and other older 3800 engine vehicles?

Thank you in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptySat Apr 27, 2024 11:22 am

I can't point you anywhere, but I would see if there's a pontiac group in your area. Honestly most shops that work on domestics should be familiar with the 3800.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptyMon Apr 29, 2024 8:09 pm

nicknac wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this forum and looking for advice.

Are their any recommend shops Michigan or Ohio area who specialize in Riviera and other older 3800 engine vehicles?

Thank you in advance!


yoooo! what exactly are you looking for?
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptyWed May 01, 2024 2:10 am

I am looking for a shop that knows how to improve the 3800 motor reliability (ex. replace plastic elbows) and increase the life/performance of the vehicle (tune transmission shift points, replace exhaust, etc)
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptyWed May 01, 2024 10:14 pm

nicknac wrote:
I am looking for a shop that knows how to improve the 3800 motor reliability (ex. replace plastic elbows) and increase the life/performance of the vehicle (tune transmission shift points, replace exhaust, etc)

If you want to "improve" the 3800 reliability, leave the tune for engine and transmission at *stock.* If the transmission dies, have a local shop rebuild *your* transmission for towing (better frictions and steels, and an improved transmission lockup solenoid plug. And switch to synthetic oil.

Says the person who drove one 400,000 miles and never opened the engine except to replace valve cover and lower intake manifold gaskets. I used Mobil1 from 48,000 miles.

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PostSubject: Re: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptyThu May 02, 2024 12:55 pm

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nicknac wrote:

Says the person who drove one 400,000 miles and never opened the engine except to replace valve cover and lower intake manifold gaskets. I used Mobil1 from 48,000 miles.

Yeah that's wild man. I bet putting her down didn't feel great. What'd you replace it with?
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera shops in MI or OH area?   Riviera shops in MI or OH area? EmptySat May 04, 2024 3:47 am

ADDvanced wrote:
albertj wrote:
nicknac wrote:

Says the person who drove one 400,000 miles and never opened the engine except to replace valve cover and lower intake manifold gaskets. I used Mobil1 from 48,000 miles.

Yeah that's wild man.  I bet putting her down didn't feel great.  What'd you replace it with?

2009 Volvo S80 V8 is now my daily.

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The Volvo's running well; tomorrow I plan to replace the power steering pump and some PS hose o-rings.
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