Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fruitland Park,Florida
You can download several different years of 4th gen manuals in the 4th gen section. Look for thread titled "GM service manuals." Click the link and download the 98 manual.
It will have diagrams of how the crank and cam gear are supposed to look.
No you can't use a front engine 3800. Here's why. While the engine has most of the same internal components as the f-body engine, the block and heads are different. This is because of the transverse mounting requirements, and the different water pump casting on the block that is used in front drive.
On my older camaro with a 3.1 v6, even the oil filter mounting is different between rear and front drive, so I suspect the 3800 has the same differences.
Last edited by cocobolo95; 02-19-2014 at 06:46 AM.