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09-08-02, 06:10 AM   #1  
1984 monte carlo

can anyone tell me what size engine the 1984 monte carlo v-6 came out with. My friend says it was a 3.8l. If so, what does that convert to, i.e. 231. The car is from Florida if that makes any difference.
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09-08-02, 07:47 AM   #2  
If I remember correctly it should be a 229.

 
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09-08-02, 08:01 AM   #3  
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Either. Depending on the year Monte Carlo it could have 231 V6 or a 229 V6.

The way to determine what it had originally:

The 8th digit of the vin is a K or a 9=229 V6 Chevy made engine with 2 barrel.

8th digit of the vin is an A=231 made Buick V6, 2 barrel.

8th digit of the Vin is a G or H or in 1983, a 7=305 V8 4 barrel.

Both V6's are collosal dogs and lackluster. The 229 isn't bad, it's just rough and unpowered more so than the 231 which has oiling problems and craps out early.

 
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09-08-02, 08:12 AM   #4  
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Thanks Joe and davo for the speedy reply and the info. How difficult would it be to put a 305 v8 in this car. And what other engines would fit, without doing to many modifications.
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09-08-02, 10:16 AM   #5  
If the distributor is in the front of the engine its a 231 v6 if its in the back its a 229 v6.To convert you need new front springs,relocate the engine mounts and some possible other mods.I f you have emission testing where you live its probably not worth the hassle.

 
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09-08-02, 10:37 AM   #6  
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Not worth it as Davo says. A 305 Monte Carlo is as common as dogpoo and can be found anywhere. Additionally a 305 Monte Carlo while more reliable than the 6's are collosal dogs and the fuel mileage will be poorer.

Keep the 6 in this as is, or pitch it for one with a V8 already installed.

 
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09-08-02, 11:03 AM   #7  
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Thanks guys thanks for the quick reply and the money saving advice. Well appreciated.
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