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Is the 04 Impala 3.8 V6 an interference engine? I'm considering purchasing an LS with 80,000 miles and want to know if I'm looking at a T-belt / Water Pump replacement in the next year or two...

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This is a VERY good engine to own!!! you shouldnt have to replace te water pump unless it goes out,and the timing belt ,on ANY engine ,should be replaced at factory recommended intervals. the mileage on this car is below average. I love this engine...good power,reliable ,easy to work on,and parts are relatively inexpensive.

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