2012-03-06 : Rebuilt GM (Chevrolet) 3100. New main bearings, rod bearings, camshaft bearings, piston rings, head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, EGR gaskets, intake gasket, plenum gasket, Exhaust manifold gaskets, valve stem seals, thermostat, oil pan gasket, oil pump, water pump, oil filter, engine oil, and paint.
I neglected to include piston rings in the audio, but the engine does have the new rings.
3800 V6 Rebuild Part II
Some of the things I've learned while rebuilding a race prepped 3800 bottom end addressing machine work, Rod (big ends), crank flex, balancing etc... Machine work done by Thorsen's Racing Engines. Assembled at our garage. Rebuild is a series 3 L26 to L32 conversion, reconditioned rods, ARP rod bolts, fully balanced rotating assembly, Clevite bearings, Hastings piston rings, reconditioned L32 pistons, Intense-Racing stage 3 blower cam, ect..
How-To Machine a Chevy 350 V8 Small Block Engine
Chris Duke from Motorz TV http://www.motorz.tv takes our Chevy 350 small block to the machine shop to show you the process of machining a block. Special guest Britt Bostick from NuTech Engine Systems.
Show notes: http://www.motorz.tv/machine-shop/
Watch the complete Chevy 350 engine rebuild series:
1. Tear Down: http://youtu.be/LZO1fWVxN4c
2. Machine Shop: http://youtu.be/e3r3wRBoXkk
3. Bottom End: http://youtu.be/gfrYWKi78zc
4. Top End: http://youtu.be/g46s-Vr4Br0
5. Finale: http://youtu.be/mvJNMN-oP68
Permatex® Gasketing and the Right Stuff®
Choosing the right gasketing product for virtually every application
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including an in-depth demonstration of the Right Stuff Gasket Maker
Chrysler Concorde 3.2 V6 engine rebuild
2011-11-03 : Rebuild of 2001 Chrysler 3.2 V6. New crankshaft, main bearings, rod bearings, connecting rod (1), piston rings, valve stem seals, oil pump, water pump, head bolts, head gaskets, inlet manifold gaskets, Exhaust manifold gaskets, plenum gasket, oil pan gasket, oil filter, spark plugs.
3100 V6 Ticking Noise
96 Skylark, 3100 SFI V6. It's made quieter ticking sounds before but not nearly this loud. I've been using part synthetic high mileage oil for almost a year, just dropped in some Mobile Super Synth and this started up. Lifter tick? Piston slap? Knock? Something else? Apologies for the crappy camera work, I was trying to focus on sound and I don't usually record video. :\
When it started it was erratic, and then it could only be heard at a LOW idle. Now you hear it until the engine drowns it out at higher revs.
Part 4/5 Megasquirted 3.1L V6 Installation - a 1973 MGBGT
This sequence documents the 'near' final hardware configuration/installation of my 3.L V6 into my 1973 MG BGT. Video details engine installation details , the dash and gauge additions/modifications and the '5-ball' shift lever.
Engine Noise...What is it?
Lifter tick? Doesn't seem like rod knock since everything seems to say that's fairly loud/expensive sounding. Possibly the timing chain? How about an Exhaust manifold leak (bad gasket)?
It makes the noise all the time, doesn't quiet down when the engine warms up, so that pretty much rules out piston slap. I first noticed it ~1000mi ago when I had the new Exhaust put on (old one was either too loud to hear it, or the noise didn't start until new Exhaust went on), and it has only gotten louder since then.
Edit to add: It turns out the ticking was a loose spark plug. It had backed out of its hole & tightening it back up fixed the problem.
1994 Beretta 3400, Pacesetter headers and Magnaflow muffler
Short Exhaust clip of my current setup. Still need some welding done on the pipes, but not too notable in the video. Yes, wierd angle on the camera, was done with a Palm Pre 2 sitting on a rag propped up by a roll of masking tape, lol.
Pacesetter headers cut to fit, catless and resonator-less, full 2.5" piping back to a Magnaflow Magnapack and Hooker dual resonated tip.
1994 Beretta cammed 3400 swap, Comp Cams street cam with .480 lift, FFP underdrive pulley, TCE 65mm throttle body, MRZ solid mounts, Taylor Thundervolt 8.2mm wires, A/C and EGR delete.
And plenty of other little suspension mods and other extras...
Replacing The Oil Pan Gasket
Oil pan gasket repair part one. Just a quick view on how to re-install the oil pan with a new gasket. There probably are a myriad of different ways to do this.......
Valve Lash Adjustment Video - Engine Building Car Repair DVD
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Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 49: Valve Lash Adjustment
You should have done this previously in the "Pre-Assembly" section. This time it's for real. You want to leave as much of the internal lubrication in place as possible. If you follow the firing order of your motor, you'll only have to turn the crankshaft one complete rotation. This section has some of the more detailed 3D models to show you the internals of a working motor.
BoxWrench.net is a community and resource designed for automotive enthusiasts. The Basic Engine Building DVD is over three hours of engine building that covers everything from removal and disassembly to final assembly and engine start-up. This is the ultimate DVD for any home mechanic or engine enthusiast that wants to see a complete rebuild from Teardown to Start-Up. This video can be used to learn how to work on almost any type of internal combustion engine including V8, V6, Straight 8, in-line 6 and even 4 cylinder engines. All of the interactive features and menus will not work over YouTube.
This video is great for people interested in car repair, car care, and restoration. As well as hot rods, muscle cars, performance parts, and Boosting horsepower. It can also help you to gain knowledge for increasing fuel economy, how to lower your emissions, and covers preventative maintenance to avoid little things like overheating.
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