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Looking at a 3.8L supercharged Buick Riviera.

I need to know a little about this motor. Any problems with them or are they good? Relible engine? Any help.

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There is a black plasticpeiceunder the pcv wich way does itgo back intothesupercharger

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Let me know about the check engine light aswell.

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