GM L36 engine

The 3.8-liter General Motors L36 engine was produced at the factory in Michigan from 1995 to 2005 and was installed in popular models such as the Pontiac Bonneville, Buick Regal, and Chevrolet Impala. There was also a supercharged version of this engine, designated as L67, with a power output of 240 horsepower and a torque of 380 Nm. The Buick V6 engine series also includes the following models: L32 and L67.

Technical data of GM L36 3.8-liter engine.

Exact capacity3791 cm³
Power systemdistributed injection
Engine power195 - 205 HP
Torque312 nm
Engine blockcast iron V6
Block headcast iron 12v
Cylinder diameter97 mm
Piston stroke.86 mm
Compression ratio9.4
Engine featuresOHV
Hydraulic compensator. tak
Timing drivechain
Timing phase adjusterthere is no
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use4.3 liters 5W-30
Fuel type92
Environmental classEURO 2/3
Approximate life expectancy400 000 HP

Fuel consumption GM L36 engine

On the example of a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville with an automatic transmission:
City12.4 litry
Route7.8 litry
Mixed10.2 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the L36 engine according to the catalog is 178 kg. The engine number L36 is located at the junction of the block and the gearbox. First and foremost, engines of this series are known for frequent coolant leaks. The source of the leak is usually a deteriorated gasket under the intake manifold. Additionally, the plastic pipe under the generator often cracks and needs to be replaced with a metal one. Spark plugs, coils, and crankshaft position sensor also have a relatively short lifespan. In 2009, a recall campaign was carried out for these engines due to the risk of fire.

Engine Gm L36

LeSabre 7 (H-body)1995 - 1999
LeSabre 8 (GMX220)1999 - 2005
Park Avenue 1 (C-body)1995 - 1996
Park Avenue 2 (G-body)1996 - 2005
Regal 4 (W-body)1996 - 2004
Riviera 8 (G-body)1995 - 1997
Camaro 4 (F-body)1995 - 2002
Impala 8 (GMX210)1999 - 2005
Lumina 2 (W-body)1997 - 1999
Monte Carlo 5 (W-body)1997 - 1999
Monte Carlo 6 (GMX230)1999 - 2005
Intrigue 1 (GMX170)1997 - 1999
Regency 1 (H-body)1996 - 1999
Bonneville 9 (H-body)1995 - 1999
Bonneville 10 (GMX310)1999 - 2005
Firebird 4 (F-body)1995 - 2002
Grand Prix 7 (W-body)1996 - 2003

Engines from the same line as GM L36 engine

See Also

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Audi engine Rt

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Dodge Ezh Engine

The 5.7-liter V8 Dodge EZH or HEMI 5.7 engine has been produced at the factory in Mexico since 2008 and installed in popular company models such as Challenger, Charger, and Grand Cherokee. This engine belongs to the modernized series equipped with the Variable Cam Timing (VCT) system. The HEMI series also includes engines: EZA, EZB, ESF, and ESG.