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 Replace a Tubular Shock (Dampener/absorber's, ) for Torsion-Bar Nissan Frontier(SUV)
This Video is a Quick Instruction on How-To in stall the KYB Tubular Shock
for a Torsion Bar suspension feature on the Nissan Frontier and other
related Make and Model. The instructor is using a Brand KYB New Stock for
Always use CARE and CAUTION when removing and installing Gas or OIL shock
absorber. MOST Shock feature extreme pressure which can cause bodily harm
and damage. A NEW SHOCK will required about 75-100lbs of Hand/machnical
pressure to compress in a close position for installation.
The shock absorber's are the key to suspension control. Bouncing automobile
over rough pavement is a lose of suspension control. Placement of newly
perform shock absorbers are the biggest step toward suspension control and
regain of factory handling.
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Here Is a easy way to instal Tubular Shock for vehicle and Machinery.
How to fix a bouncing car or vehicle.
How to prevent Un-even tire wear.
How to improve car handling, stability and braking.
How to fix shock with-out jacks and support.
the purpose of shock absorber is to control the velocity of the suspension.
If the shocks don't have enough resistance, the spring will move the
suspension too fast and it will have an underdampened motion. If the shock
are too firm, the motion will be overdampened. It is important to have just
the right amount of dampening to control the suspension. Extra firm shocks
have the same negative effect on ride and handling as extra stiff springs.
The tires cannot follow the road irregularities unless they are free to
move in relation to the chassis. The relative motion must be as free as
possible, but it also must be controlled. Shocks are used for control. If
the shock are too firm, the suspension will be over-dampening, the
suspension will cycle up and down at its natural frequency and again the
tires will not keep in contact with the road. What is needed is
critical-dampening, which means just enough control to keep the suspension
from cycling. We have found that adjustable shock allow each car to be
tuned for critical dampening. Run your shocks as soft as possible - just
enough so the car doesn't wallow over bumps.
A shock absorber's ability to control the suspension is dependent on how it
is mount. For street driven cars, rubber-insulated mounting point are
preferred because they help to dampen road noise. For race cars, rod-end
type mounts are preferred because they prevent the suspension from moving
without moving the shock piston. The same consideration for mounting the
front spring should be used for mounting the front shocks. Basically, this
means placing them as close to the ball joint as possible. This location
increase their effectiveness. You can mount them further from the ball
joint and then increase their dampening rate to get the same control. This
procedure, however, magnifies any clearance or looseness in the system
which can result in loss of control at the wheel. All those consideration
mentioned above for spring and shock location should be followed in
mounting rear shock on a coil spring type rear suspension. Basically, keep
the shocks as close to the wheel as possible and prevent any lost motion
between the shock and the axle. Mount the shocks as nearly vertical as
possible to maximize their effectiveness.
Mounting the shocks on a leaf spring suspension is a special case which
requires special considerations. Chevrolet found that if one shock is
placed in front of the axle, and one shock is placed behind the axle, their
dampening effect do a good job of controing the violent torsional rotation
of the axle during power-hop and brake-hop. This configuration is so
successful that it eliminate most of these problem without any other
devices. Under extreme conditions, traction bars and/or telescoping brake
rods can be used to provide additional torsional control of the axle.
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 - 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.
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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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
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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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.
Valve cover gasket 3800
I change a neighbor valve cover gasket on a 2000 Impala. Forgot to upload
video. Just thought I would show how to remove alt bracket.
350Z Valve cover Install
Here is the video of me installing the valve cover gaskets on my 05 nissan
350z 6 speed. I hope it helps some of you!!
Here is the factory service manual PDF download page (use to meet specs)