How to Change Valve cover gasket - GM Buick 3800 V6 (show-How)
this video will "SHOW" How-to (DIY) replace the rubber gasket to a plastic valve cover,in event to prevent any oil leaks. EXPLAINING/in-tell to Valve Cover Removal for the Buick 3800 series II engine in the front wheel drive engine application. Replacing Valve cover Gasket for L67 and L32 V6 engine with a Plastic valve cover.Chech Plastic Valve Cover for Warp-age before replacing its Gasket.
Chevy(2004 yr)Impala 3800 series II engine
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Buick (2000 yr) Park Ave 3800 series II engine(exposing the effect of defected engine mount).
The broken front mount on the make and model will also cause damage to the
CV-axle joint and transmission differential .This video show the effect of
a broken mount inside a 2000 yr Buick Park Ave front engine/transmission
mount.This application is the same(1997-2006)for Park Ave
Ultra(supercharge) Pontiac Bonneville.All H-Body.How to replace engine
mount for Front wheel drive cars.
How find a bad engine mount.
How to find a damage motor mount.
How to identify a damage engine mount?.
How to find a damage engine mount on a car?.
Why is my car slow at acceleration?.
why does the car engine jump when placed into gear?.
Impala - Rear Valve Cover Gasket replacement (3800 Series II)
This is how you change the rear valve cover gasket on a Chevy Impala 3.8L
(3800 Series II). The method used in this video is WITHOUT taking off the
fuel rail and fuel injectors and plenum. This present a problem with a
tricky bolt that's next to the fuel injector. You don't necessarily save
time doing it this way as opposed to removing the Plenum and fuel
rail/injectors but it's less hassle if you're worried about seating the
injectors back into place and everything. It will take you some time to get
one of the 13mm bolts out that's next to the second injector in the back.
Also this method was attempting to get the valve cover off without removing
the alternator and tensioner assembly. There is not enough clearance to
lift the cover off without removing it. So go ahead and remove the
1. Disconnect Neg Terminal from the battery (8mm)
2. Remove the plastic cover by twisting off the oil cap piece
3. Remove the rear "brace bar" (black bar going from left to right) two
13mm on each side
4. Remove the Coolant Recovery tank and set aside (two 10mm nuts)
5. Remove the alternator
6. Remove the bracket holding the alternator to the engine by the fuel
injector (10mm I believe)
7. Remove the tensioner assembly (Three 15mm bolts, one of them is hidden)
8. Remove 6 valve cover bolts (10mm)
Follow in reverse order to re-assemble, use Permatex Medium blue loctite on
the the bolts for the valve cover, you can also change the grommets, but
it's not necessary. (They are only $10 for both front and back valve
Impala - Valve Cover Gasket Replacement (Front) 3800 Series II
This is how to replace the Front Valve Cover Gasket on the 2002 Chevy
Impala 3.8L (3800 Series II)
This is a fairly simple job, to do this you will need the following Tools:
1. Socket & Ratchet set including 10mm, 13mm, and 15mm
2. Valve Cover Gasket Replacement by Felpro ( Part Number: VS50080R) $14.99
3. RTV Black by Permatex (Part Number: 82180) (not necessary but nice to
4. Torque Wrench that reads Inch/Pounds NOT Foot pounds. Harbor Freight has
them for ($10-$15) (Harbor Freight Tools Part #2696) The one at harbor
freight is 1/4 drive so if you have a 3/8 inch socket set get a universal
adapter set for about $4.
5. Alcohol, acetone, or brake parts cleaner
6. Toothbrush to scrub the valve cover where the gasket will sit
This whole job can be done for less than $50 including the cost of the
torque wrench. I was quoted about $250 just to change the front valve cover
gasket by a local shop.
Fixing A Car That Smokes Under The Hood
Scotty Kilmer. mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how you can fix your
car if smoke is coming out from under the hood. Leaking oil on the Exhaust often does causes smoke to appear as
the oil hits the Exhaust, and you can
easily fix it yourself if you know what to look for.
How to use RTV and properly make a gasket
Learn how to use RTV to make a rear differential gasket, waterpump gasket,
oil pan gasket, thermostat gasket, valve cover gasket, or whatever needs a
gasket but you cant find a gasket. Using this method will help make sure
you seal whatever you are working on, properly. If you dont use the RTV
gasket maker correctly then you can get a leak and all that hard work was
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Buick - 3800 Engine (1988)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-100), discusses the
new-at-the-time Series 3800 engine design, features and performance.
How To Replace The Intake Tensioner Coolant Elbow 1992-99 Buick Lesabre
If you are slowly loosing coolant look at the passenger side of your engine
between the coils and alternator. You will see a small plastic elbow that
is prone to cracking and gasket or O ring failure. If your engine
antifreeze is leaking from this location you will need to replace your
coolant elbow. This video is applicable to the Buick LeSabre, years 92, 93,
94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99.
Buick - Engine Noise and Repair Techniques (1993)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-168), discusses engine
noise and repair techniques for early 90's Series 3300/3800 engines. Topics
covered include: general repair tips, noise diagnosis for knocking/ticking,
and piston pin rattle.
Flipping Dogbone Engine Mounts the Easy Way on GM 3800 Series II
Since I could not find another video on how to do this, I figured it out
for myself and made a how-to video to help others. This will work on the
supercharged 3.8 liter as well. It's an overall easy job, but it's so much
easier and straightforward when you've seen somebody else do it first. All
you need is a 15mm deep well socket and a 15mm wrench. You could just use 2
15mm wrenches, but it will take longer. In the end you will get more
instant torque to the wheels when accelerating.
This should work on any GM 3.8 L / 3800 Series I II III (One, Two, or
Three) 1, 2, or 3.
L36, L26, L67, L32 (Assuming it has the torque strut motor mounts) Park
avenues, regals, etc. may not have them. Instead there is a mount on the
front of the engine that does the same job.
Common vehicles with the 3800:
Pontiac: Grand Prix, Bonneville, Firebird
Chevy/Chevrolet: Impala, Monte Carlo, Camaro
Buick: Regal, LeSabre, Park Ave, Century, Riviera, Reatta
How to: Create Gaskets
In this video I show step by step how to trace, stamp and cut out gaskets.
The methods used in this video may not work in all situations. Some
modification to the process may be required to achieve the goal of making a
functioning gasket. In my case I was able to make all the gaskets I needed
by using the methods in this video.
I hope this video helps you.
Thanks for watching.
3800 3.8L GM engine stalling issue quick fix
This is a first check if you have a GM vehicle with a 3800 engine that
occasionally stalls. Sometimes the problem is as simple as cleaning an
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in this video. Be sure to read and follow all safety instructions for any
equipment seen or implied in this video, and use safe practices when
working with potentially dangerous equipment. No information contained in
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injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools,
equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole
responsibility of the user.
How To Replace The Head Gasket and Intake Manifold Gaskets On A GM 3800 Engine
In this walkthrough I replace the head gaskets, upper intake manifold (UIM)
gaskets, and lower intake manifold (LIM) gaskets on a 1997 pontiac
bonneville. These steps will be identical for almost any GM 3800 / 3400 /
3100 series II motor.
If you have any questions feel free to post them on the video and I'll do
my best to try to help!
Here is a link to the the text walkthrough I used as a guide for making
Also here's a list of torque specs for most of the motor:
Camshaft Bolt: 74 ft/lbs + 90 degrees angle torque
Camshaft thrust plate: 132 in/lbs (T30 torx)
Front cover bolts: 15 ft/lbs + 40 degrees angle torque
Oil pan bolts: 125 in/lbs
Crank sensor nuts: 18 ft/lbs
Camshaft sensor bolts 48 in/lbs
Lifter hold-downs: 22 ft/lbs
Rocker bolts: 11 ft/lbs(132in/lbs) + 90 degrees angle torque
Lower intake bolts: 132 in/lbs
Supercharger bolts: 17ft/lbs
Crank Bolt: 111 ft/lbs + 76 degrees angle torque up to 10/98
111 ft/lbs +114 degrees angle torque 10/98 and up
Cylinder head bolts: 37 ft/lbs + 130 degrees + 30 degrees up to 10/98
37 ft/lbs + 120 degrees
Flywheel/flexplate bolts: 132 in/lbs + 50 degrees
Exhaust manifolds: stud/nuts 132
Nuts 156 in/lbs
Oil filter adapter to timing cover: 22 ft/lbs 97 earlier
132 in/lbs + 50 degrees 97 and later Oil pump
Cover to timing cover: 98 in/lbs
Pick up tube and screen: 132 in/lbs
Valve cover bolts: 89 in/lbs
Tstat bolts: 21 ft/lbs
Water Pump: 132 in/lbs + 80 degrees
Water pump pulley: 115 in/lbs
Throttle body: 84-89 in/lbs
Fuel rail nuts: 75-84 in/lbs