I have a Malibu with what sounds like the famous piston slap, however it doesnt go away. I replaced the lifters because I had to replace a leaking intake gasket anyway. It has new plugs and wires and has always made the sound even before replacing them. It sounds like it's coming from the top of the engine however I am open to any and all diagnostics. Please leave a comment. Thanks
3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
CHANGING SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES GM 3.1/3.4 V6
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in this video joetheautoguy shows you how to change plugs and wires on a
general motors 3.1 liter v6. these have many different ways but i find that
this is the easiest.
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Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement (S1E4)
Demonstrated on a 2004 Buick Century 3.1L V6 FWD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an intake manifold gasket
replacement on a front-wheel-drive 3.1L V6 engine, in this case in a 2004
Buick Century. This is a common point of failure on General Motors' 3.1L,
3.4L, and 3.8L V6 engines, which are used in a large number of passenger
cars across most of GM's model lines.
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before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
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Modified 01 Chevy Malibu (HD)
this is another video of my malibu in HD.
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V6 3.1 liter engine.
4 door car
driver and passenger airbags
paint- gloss black (originally tan) $1000 - MAACO
bodykit- VFiber -- cyber style $513 -AndyAutosport.com
spoiler -- aluminum by Megan Racing $100
rims- BZO Scorpion 17 in $950 (including wheels)
wheels -- Sunew brand 17 in
iPex Angel Eyes/Halo projector headlights with LED $120
Euro Altezza taillights $150
blue underglow- neons, not LED (neons shine brighter) attached to switch on
Extreme Dimensions universal hoodscoop $10 lol
Pulstar spark plugs
Magnecor Spark Plug Wires
Weapon R Dragon air intake (havent installed yet)
3A Racing chrome Exhaust tip -- with
RS-1 Tuning racing pedals $10
LED lights under dash (removable) go with music or you can set it
seat covers, steering wheel cover from AUTOZONE
Kenwood KDC-X395 head unit with eXcelon enhancement and usb/aux/cd/mp3 $120
DM 6x9 1000watt speakers $60 for set of 2
Pyle 4x6 320 watt door speakers $80 for set of 2
SPX Pro Audio 1000 watt amp mounted in trunk wired to battery $150 (sub,
box, amp, wires) - Pepboys
2- 12 inch SPX Audio 1000 watt boxed subs in trunk
Viper 350 HV Alarm Security System with Keyless Entry $350 - Best Buy
Whistler XTR-130 radar/laser detector mounted above mirror wired directly
to passenger side fuse box $140 Best Buy
Priced between 2009-2011
How To Replace LIFTERS / LASH ADJUSTERS
A How To Tutorial On How To Replace LIFTERS / LASH ADJUSTERS On any
vehicle....... the one in the video is a Mitsubishi Mirage 2000 1.8LT
Torque Rocker Shaft 12mm Bolts To 23lb for the Mirage 2000 1.8lt
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Cylinder Head 201 - Radius Cut Valve Job
This video covers the complete valve job process that your machinist might
perform. If the 100 series videos didn't help you identify and correct a
problem with your cylinder head, then this is the next step. This video is
brought to you with permission from my machinist in full 1080HD, and covers
cleaning up the head inside and out, preparation and setting up a radius
cutter, cutting all 16 valve seats, valve grinding, and spans 3.5 hours of
actual work in under 30 minutes. There's nothing like this anywhere else
THANK YOU BALLOS PRECISION MACHINE. Thank you for the professional
explanation and execution of a job excellently-done, and un-precedented
access to your facilities.
A valve job is done by re-grinding or replacing valves, and then having new
seats cut to match the faces of the valves you're using. There are several
different machines that might be utilized to achieve this result, but the
process is the same no matter how it's done. There are seat cutters that
utilize cutting stones. There are valve seat cutters with 3 separate
angles installed 120Â° out-of-phase, and there are single cutters with all
3 angles (radius cutter) that cut with one blade in one pass. The machine
demonstrated here is a Sunnen VGS-20 Radius Cutter. This machine (now out
of production) produces a gradual curved seat that's superior to the shape
of a traditional 3-angle seat. While a radius cutter does contain the 30,
45 and 60 degree angles, it does so without leaving any sharp edges between
My valve selection includes Supertech 1mm oversized nitride-coated
stainless steel undercut and back-cut intake valves, and 1mm oversized
Inconel back-cut Exhaust valves.
Inconel is a high-temperature alloy utilized in marine and forced-induction
performance engines that can handle more abuse than steel can without
melting. The other characteristics of the valves which are discussed
typically yield bigger gains in airflow than simply using a bigger hole and
a bigger valve.
Why I did this to a perfectly-good cylinder head:
I changed cams. Because the valves were previously recessed during another
valve job 9 years ago, my valve installed height was increased and this
raised the operating positions of my rocker arms. My new camshaft
selection dictates using the stock valve install height. The only
solutions to this valve install height problem are to either replace the
valve seats, or install oversized valves. I opted for the latter.
Chevrolet Cylinder Head Dyno Test
Looking for an answer to the age-old question (at least when it comes to
engine builders), is it better to refurbish an cheap old set of cylinder
heads or buy new? So we took a pair of $50 Chevy swap meet heads and put
them up against a set of new Iron Eagles from Dart. What we found out might
For more information, including Dyno results and flow bench
tests on both heads, check out http://www.horsepowermonster.com/2011/i
ron-eagle-vs-stock/ . Thanks!
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Chevy 3.1 engine problem. Fuel pressure regulator
My moms 2000 Malibu started giving problems. Hard to start, loping and
dying at idle, loss of power, Smell of rotten eggs from the Exhaust, and the check engine light was on. I
located the problem. It was the Fuel regulator. This film is to tell of the
problems, and how to check and replace the regulator.
GM 3100 V6 rebuild (3.1 litre)
2012-03-06 : Rebuilt GM (Chevrolet) 3100. New main bearings, rod bearings,
camshaft bearings, piston rings, head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, EGR
gaskets, intake gasket, plenum gasket, Exhaust manifold gaskets, valve stem seals,
thermostat, oil pan gasket, oil pump, water pump, oil filter, engine oil,
I neglected to include piston rings in the audio, but the engine does have
the new rings.
chevrolet malibu engine shuddering !!
I have Chevrolet Malibu 2000 with a v6 3.1 sfi engine, and it has been like
one month and the engine started shuddering, it is becoming worst day by
day, I replaced the spark plugs, engine mountings, ignition coils, fuel
pump and I balanced tires, but still!! You can hear the weird sound from
the Exhaust, and the smell of the gas
coming out of the Exhaust is really
Btw, the engine does not shudders contentiously! I dunno how to describe
this, but it shudders then it stops then again it shudders then it stops!
it starts shuddering when i accelerate normally but if i pushed the pedal
to the limit the engine does not shudder!!
Please help me to figure out what is the problem with my engine!? I spent
more than 400$ trying to fix this problem!
Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem.
In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the
valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the
valves in to make a better seal.
Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for
pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and
perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service
manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in
your service manual is in this video.
I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video.
It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it
gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for
answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you
chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around
while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If
it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or
missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports.
Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself,
never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They
will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average