Inspection - This is Gregg's Car. The water pump seized and blew the timing belt. We decided to take it all the way down to the head because there was some question that a valve had bent as well. But other than a TON of carbon, it turned out to be OK. more at http://www.reinsmith.net
2000 Dodge Neon Head and Timing Belt - Part 2
This video includes the clips from part one butinlcudes the SOUND and a
SLIDE SHOW from the project.
Inspection - This is our brother Gregg's Car neon. The water pump seized
and blew the timing belt. We decided to take it all the way down to the
head because there was some question that a valve had bent as well. But
other than a TON of carbon, it turned out to be OK. more at
How To: Lapping Valves SOHC Neon
Lapping Valves for my new head, which was ported and polished by Madhatter
from Disturbed Head Works. You can contact him on neons.org.
Testing for Leaking/Bent Valves
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Some of the best advice I can offer you about fixing your car is to search
for an online forum related to your car, or even for your specific engine.
If you have a popular car or engine, this can be an amazing tool in
diagnosing and fixing cars yourself!
1. Get kerosene, gasoline, or break cleaner.
2. Tilt head on its side, with the ports of the valves you're testing
pointing up and exposed.
3. Fill the intake or Exhaust ports
with the liquid you chose, make sure to use enough liquid to cover the back
of the valve head completely inside the port.
4. Look at the valve surface in the combustion chamber for leakage. (Let it
sit for several minutes)
5. If there is a leak, you could have a bent valve or just a bad seal of
the valve to the head. You might have to replace the valve, or just use
some lapping compound to lap the valve/seat to resurface.
6. Repeat for the other side if you wish.
7. This is a great time to replace valve seals if you have noticed they are
worn too much.
8. If you have any questions, please post them here and I'll try to answer
You just tilt the head on one side or the other depending whether you want
to test the intake or Exhaust valves.
I'm testing the intake valves in this video. I did this way because I
didn't have the leakdown test equipment, but also because I wanted to
replace my head gasket anyway. I wouldn't say this is the best way to test
initially if you suspect leaking or bent valves because it requires you
remove the head. Try just a regular leakdown test first. But if you're
taking it off anyway it's pretty nifty and doesn't require the leakdown
test tools. There are several methods to do this, this is just the one I
chose in my situation.
How to replace your head and head gasket pt. 1
Here is how I changed the head and gasket on my 1992 Mazda B2600i pickup
truck. This was the first time I have ever done a head gasket repair, and I
have to say that most everything went according to plan. It was actually a
lot easier than I anticipated. Total work time was about 14 hours, plus 2
weeks waiting for parts to arrive, that was the hardest part, haha. I am
not especially mechanically trained or inclined, just interested in
mechanics and the way they work, and that has helped me tremendously
through procedures like this. I have found that since I want to learn about
the way these parts connect, disconnect, and cooperate together, I have
been able to do things to my cars and trucks that I never thought I could.
Taking care of your own vehicles is definitely a rewarding activity, for
many reasons. Obviously you save a lot of money, you can rely on yourself
to get your truck running in a jam, and are rarely stranded on the side of
the road for long. Also, with more people doing their own work on their
cars, mechanic services will be devalued, thus making it more affordable
for everyone ($100 per labor hour, can you believe that?!?) Also, there is
definitely a sense of satisfaction which comes from a job well done, being
an interested and capable and competent individual, and helping out your
friends with their problems. I like to learn, I like to be handy and useful
to others, I like to save money, and I like to get dirty, so whenever I can
I wrench on my own trucks and motorcycles.
A special thanks to the fine folks at the Mazdatruckin.com forum for all
the technical articles. Hopefully you all can use this series of videos to
help guide you through a similar procedure, really it is not that hard, and
totally worth it.
head gasket $44
reman head $251
jug oil $12
jug coolant $14
manifold gasket set $14
That is about $1000 less than a mechanic would charge. Be brave, and do it
fully built = 2001 dodge neon sohc turbo build photos
fresh rebuilt head. NEW EVERYTHING timing belt, tensioner, water pump. all
seals. mls head gasket, wiseco 8.8:1 pistons. Eagle rods. clevite bearings,
ARP studs. t3/t4 turbo internal waste
gate, str turbo manifold. 2.5" charge
pipe. 3"FMIC, 17 row oil cooler, oil relocation kit. 2.5" full mandrill
bend stainless downpipe. stainless vband. AEM wideband O2. AEM TRU-Boost controller. billet under drive pulley,
billet timing gear.
Music By: ARCH : Feelings of Space.
How to - 1998 2.0 SOHC neon timing belt replacement
I learned how to do this from watching videos from another you tuber. His
name is Dave and his you tube account is davidsfarm I believe. Check out
his videos, they helped me learn to do several repairs and saved my friends
and me thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Thanks Dave.
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