MegaSquirted GM V6 in Datsun Roadster
3.4 Liter GM V6. 3X00 Top end. 11:1 Compression on Pump Gas. MegaSquirt II
V3.57, MSExtra code 2.1.0. About two feet of Exhaust pipe from the custom headers. Just
enough to house the O2 sensor.
3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
General Motors' EN-V concept - we ride shotgun
TheChargingPoint.com recently got a ride in GM's incredible EN-V concept,
designed to combat the problems of overcrowding, parking availability and
air quality within the city of tomorrow.
Read our report at
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Spinning over a V6 GM engine
The piston sequencing is shown for a 3.4 liter GM V6 engine.
Note, it turns out that I numbered the cylinders wrong, what I call #1 is
actually #2, and what I labelled as #2 is actually #1.
So the Actual firing order as a regular V6 engine, is 1,2,3,4,5,6, I
know, weird, but that is they way they made them. I am more used to V8
engines, so that is why I numbered the cylinders the way I did.
Either way though, it shows that the crankshaft will not work as it is for
the Junkyard Deltic project. Time to cut and weld the crank!!!!!!!!
ItaliaspeedTV - New "Pentastar V6" production at the Chrysler Group Trenton South Engine Plant
Video showing the production process of Chrysler Group's new 3.6-litre
"Pentastar V6" engine in the 822,000-square-foot Trenton South Engine Plant
in Michigan following a $730 million investment that got underway in 2007.
Trenton South Engine Plant; 2300 Van Horn Road, Trenton, Michigan, United
States; Floor Space: 822,000 square-feet; Acreage: 136 acres; Products:
3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine -- 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee; Employment: 204
(167 hourly; 37 salaried) as of March 19, 2010; Union Local: U.A.W. (United
Auto Workers) Local #372, #412 and #889.
Plant History: In 2007, Chrysler announced a $730 million investment to
produce a new fuel efficient V-6 engine, known as the Pentastar engine. The
all-new 822,000-square-foot engine plant will produce the most advanced
six-cylinder engine in the history of Chrysler, with an optimized
integration of select technologies that deliver refinement, fuel efficiency
and performance. The Pentastar delivers a fuel efficiency improvement of up
to 8 percent on average when compared with previous Chrysler Group V-6
The Trenton plant will have a competitive labor agreement that incorporates
World Class Manufacturing initiatives and flexible CNC-based machining,
volume-bundled parts purchasing, volume-bundled capital investment and
Over the long term, Chrysler will streamline its V-6 gas engine offerings
from seven options to the new fuel-efficient, state-of-the-art 3.6-liter
V-6 Pentastar engine, thereby reducing manufacturing complexity.
Awards: The all-new Trenton South Engine Plant was awarded a LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Green Building System
certification for meeting the highest environmental standards. Trenton is
one of only four auto manufacturing facilities to receive a LEED rating of
any kind and the only engine manufacturing facility in the world to achieve
LA Auto Show Design Challenge 2012 - General Motors Advanced Design Concept
General Motors Advanced Design 2012 entry for the LA Auto Design Challenge.
This year's Design Challenge theme, Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025, called
upon premier automotive design studios to create the ultimate 2025 law
enforcement patrol vehicle that supports the needs of dynamic urban
environments. Six automotive design studios from BMW, General Motors,
Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru showcased entries featuring cutting-edge
vehicle designs with drone technology, land and air capabilities, electric
vehicle systems and renewable resource-fueled vehicles equipped with
"All judges were impressed with the high level of innovation and technology
from the finalists this year," said Chuck Pelly from Design LA.
As the first major North American auto show of the season, the 2012 LA Auto
Show will host some of the industry's most important new vehicle debuts and
set the tone for the rest of the year. Following Press Days, the show
becomes one of the best attended public auto shows in the world. To receive
the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter at
twitter.com/LAAutoShow, visit the Facebook page at
facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts at LAAutoShow.com.
GM ( Chevrolet or GMC ) 4.3 L V6 Engine Tear Down
This video goes through the teardown process of a GM 4.3L V6. It has been
removed from the vehicle and we take it apart, except for crank and piston
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of
the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the
engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to
direct Exhaust gasses out of
combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It
consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and
coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as
well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It
consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork,
cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch
systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types
used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and
converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a
flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It
consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from
engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It
consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as
carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master
cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or
hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction.
Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column,
inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also
providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end
links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior
air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator
(receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls,
actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical
systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage
to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules
Trick to fix fuel injector on 3.1l or 3.4l engine
The guys at GREATAUTOHELP.com show you a trick to fix a bad fuel injector
on a 3.1l / 3.4l chevy, buick, pontiac, olds engine if you suspect it is
Typical concern is a missfire, check engine light (code p0300)