CAN A 2000 BUICK CENTURY 3.1 ENGINE FIX 1996 CHEVY BERETTA 3.1

  • Tiny
  • geo2tall
  • 1996 Chevrolet Beretta

I have a 1996 chevy Beretta 3.1 the engine overheated, took the heads off and the block is crack, a friend has a 2000 buick century 3.1 which has rear end so vehicle is damage in the back but the motor still run pretty good.

Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 2:18 PM

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  • hmac300
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If the buick is a rear wheel drive then you can't use it as the starter is on the wrong side. If the century is a fwd then it will bolt right in.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 2:51 PM
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  • hmac300
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Of course you'll hve to transfer your stuff like alternator brackets, etc and maybe some sensors as they may have different hookups.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 2:51 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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No, I don't believe this would work. They are actually different engines. The Beretta has a 3100 Vin "M" and the Buick has a 3.1 Vin "J". They have different operating systems.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 3:05 PM

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