This is a 1998 Buick Lesabre Limited.


3800 series V-6

Good car but brakes went out. It blew a brake line up by the front drivers side fender.

The motor is a 3.8 L V-6 3800 series . It has been upgraded. The 3800 series are known for have intake gasket failure. When that happens you start dumping oil into your cooling system.

I upgraded the intake gaskets and bought a new intake with the smaller EGR port. In the pics you can see a new metal port installed. That EGR tub is what causes failures. All 3800 series are affected by it. The factory ones are bigger and "melt" the intake from the heat and then oil gets into the cooling system. I caught mine just as it happened, and at idle speed so no damage happened.

With the new intake and EGR tube design, it will never have that issue again.

The motor runs strong and the tranny is great. The A/C compressor head is bad. It will squeal away until you turn on the A/C, then it quiets down. It would need a new compressor head on the A/C. (the part the belt goes around)

The sub frame connectors are bad. The sub frame hangs down with the connectors gone.

The car is not drivable with the sub frame hanging down and no brakes.

We are selling the car for the motor as it is in great shape. I can sign over the title or give a bill of sale. The buyer gets the car and can remove what they need and scrap the rest and make some of their money back at scrap.

Selling it as-is.

Credit cards can be accepted for payment. I can take PayPal payments by email. My mobile card reader is not working so I cannot take credit cards at the sale location.

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