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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How to Change water pump in a car - Chevy (2004 yr) Impala 3800/3.8L series II engine
Replacing the water pump On a car engine. GM/Buick 3800 engine, Yrs 1997 to
2008 3800 series II(two) engine. insight on power assist steering pulley
removal.This application and instruction is a same for Supercharge
engine(L67) in all Buick,Oldsmobile,Pontiac and GM cars the 3800/3.8L
engine mounted in a traversal position.
The water pump is driven by a rubber belt (most engine) and is driving the
coolant in its system to circulate, their by applying flow to the radiator
and other component.
Here is a PICTURE of the 3800/3.8L water display on its
This video also EXPLAIN ,How to remove a Power Steering Pump?.
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Engine Coolant Thermostat replacement 3800 V6 engine - Pontiac Bonneville P0128 OBD II Code repair
My check engine light came on in the fall of '09 so I had the code pulled.
It was P0128- Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat
Regulating Temperature). I decided to check and replace the thermostat. It
was the problem and has been fine since. Overall the job took about 45 min
to 1 hour including draining, warming the engine, and refilling the cooling
system. It was a pretty easy fix. This problem causes the engine to run too
cool because the thermostat is stuck open, causing more coolant to go
through the radiator than necessary. Ignoring this problem causes the fuel
mixture to be too rich, which will cause poor fuel economy.
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.
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
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.
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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How To Remove the Upper Intake Manifold (Plenum) GM 3.8 V6
A really big problem with the GM 3.8 V6 engines were the plastic upper
intake manifolds. The plenum was notorious for cracking allowing coolant
into the cylinders. In some cases, this would hydro-lock the engine and
cause catastrophic damage. Join us as we show you how to remove the upper
plenum on a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.
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
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.
3800 Lower Intake fix
Just some nuggets of wisdom for fixing a leaking lower intake gasket on a
GM 3.8L Series 2 V6.
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.
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