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 http://www.reinsmith.net
2000 Dodge Neon Head and Timing Belt - Part 1
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
Dans Timing Belt MPEG4 Scene 2.
My water pump leaked leading me to replace the timing belt. I praise the
flying spaghetti monster for blessing me with good weather for this repair.
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.
Fuel Filter Dodge Neon
Steps for a 90's style Neon's and the may work with other models like the
PT or Concorde etc.
How to change and item numbers..
How to change your timing belt on your PT Cruiser
This was the second half of it but has the most important half tooth on the
timing shown, first half was just tear down so i cut to the guts of it. The
PT cruiser is known to have a belt hitting noise before the timing belt is
actually due to be changed if you hear the tapping stop and get it replaced
or bye bye valves , this is a interference motor meaning if timing belt
breaks the valves will contact the pistons and major motor damage can or
will occur . Also if your upper motor mount is not broken you will need to
take the a/c line apart to get the bracket past it.
Crankshaft Pulley Removal Trick
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows a trick to let you
easily remove a crankshaft pulley from your car, no power Air tools needed.
And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every
Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE
there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
How to check for a jumped timing chain or belt
This video can be used to support Section 1 pages 17-23 in my ebook.
The method of timing verification shown in this video can be used on any
car. Even on old school, non-computer controlled systems. I am also showing
in this video how to properly align the timing chains on a 2003 Suzuki