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.
3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
Replacing Chevrolet Lower Intake Manifold Gasket
New intake gaskets on a 1997 Malibu LS 3100 motor. This is a very common
issue with these cars. In this video I take you though the whole process
not in a professional shop but in a drive way so you can get a realistic
look at whether or not this fix is for you.
Make sure you get the steel replacement gaskets as that will solve any
future leaking issues.
Buick - 3100 SFI Engine Training (1994)
This video from GM's Certified-Plus Training series provides details of the
redesigned 3100 SFI Engine introduced on the 1994 Buick Regal and Skylark.
Topics covered include: 1996 Government Requirements, Engine Introduction,
Management Strategy, Diagnosis Review and Service.
How to Break In A New or Rebuilt Engine - EricTheCarGuy
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I'm sure there is more than one way to do this but this is the way that I
was taught and it seems to work as intended. The idea is to make sure the
engine is fully lubricated before you start it up for the first time as we
know all too well what happens to an engine without oil, in fact I forgot
to show me filling up the oil filter with oil before I installed it sorry.
Feel free to add your tips and tricks in the comments.
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3.1/3.4 WATERPUMP REPLACEMENT
hey guys this is a video of the water-pump being replaced on a gm 3.1/3.4
liter v6 engine this is relativily a easy job straight forward and i even
show you how to replace he serpentine belt later in the video .
thanks for watching and be sure to check out below
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement (S1E4)
Demonstrated on a 2004 Buick Century 3.1L V6 FWD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an intake manifold gasket
replacement on a front-wheel-drive 3.1L V6 engine, in this case in a 2004
Buick Century. This is a common point of failure on General Motors' 3.1L,
3.4L, and 3.8L V6 engines, which are used in a large number of passenger
cars across most of GM's model lines.
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CHANGING SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES GM 3.1/3.4 V6
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in this video joetheautoguy shows you how to change plugs and wires on a
general motors 3.1 liter v6. these have many different ways but i find that
this is the easiest.
check out my blog for a little more insight on this repair
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..
blowing a 3.1 mpfi v6 engine
customer brought in a Z24 just like mine! 3.1 5 speed... 3.1 was blowen,
sounds like a wrist pin let go. for the same price of replacing the old 3.1
with another old 3.1, he decided to bring it to me, the expert! and have a
3400 SFI installed!
2001 Chevy Malibu 3.1L rod knock
Vehicle had intake manifold gasket replaced, throttle body and IAC cleaned.
It then started stall while test driving, followed by starting to make this
noise. The day after this video was made, I moved the car into my driveway
and it stopped running for good, refusing to turn over. Once I opened it
up, found one of the pistons had disintegrated and a chunk of it got wedged
in the crank. I also found the head of a valve. My best guess right now is
that a valve seat dropped into the cylinder and started to rattle around
until it broke the valve, which then busted up the piston. The engine in
the car has since been replaced and now runs like a champ.
Part 2 GM 3400 How to Replace a Bad Blown Head Gasket Reassembly Overheats No Vent Heat 3.4 Liter
Part 2 Reassembly on a head gasket change for a GM 3400. Basically the
same as a 3.1 Engine. Here are a few torque ratings that I used while I
was putting it back together.
Head bolts 65 foot pounds, torque to 40 in criss cross pattern, then 50,
55, 60 then finally 65
Rocker arm bolts 40 foot pounds then up to 50.
The rest were just hand tightened down good. Got questions? Stuck on one
certain area? Give me a shout out! I'll help answer your questions best I
can. : )
Replaced the head gaskets on this 3400 because they were bad. Engine would
overheat. If you watch at the end of the first video, the dismantling,
you'll see the bad areas of the head gasket
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how to bleed coolant system 3.1/3.4 liter
this is video on how to bleed the coolant system on a general motors 3.1
liter and 3.4 liter v6 commonly used . if you do not bleed the coolant
system after doing lower intake gaskets,water pump,coolant hose or many
other things that expose the coolant system to air will cause a overheat
Spinning over a V6 GM engine
The piston sequencing is shown for a 3.4 liter GM V6 engine.
Note, it turns out that I numbered the cylinders wrong, what I call #1 is
actually #2, and what I labelled as #2 is actually #1.
So the Actual firing order as a regular V6 engine, is 1,2,3,4,5,6, I
know, weird, but that is they way they made them. I am more used to V8
engines, so that is why I numbered the cylinders the way I did.
Either way though, it shows that the crankshaft will not work as it is for
the Junkyard Deltic project. Time to cut and weld the crank!!!!!!!!