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.
2001 Chevy Malibu LS Update
All modifications were done myself. Electrical work such as speakers, lights and headunit were done with the help of a friend.
:: 2001 Chevy Malibu LS Car Specs ::
- 3.1L V6 Engine
- @220 HP
:: Front ::
- New Crystal Clear OEM Headlights
- 8000K HiD Headlights
- 8000K HiD Fog Lights
- Blue LED Signal Lights
- Custom Made Grill (Matte Black Finish w/ Gloss Clear Coat)
- Matte Black Finished Emblem w/ Gloss Clear Coat
:: Sides ::
- Crystal Clear Side markers
- Blue LED Side marker lights
- Matte Black Finish w/ Gloss Clear Coat
:: Rims ::
- Stock w/ Matte Black Finish and Gloss Clear Coat
- Blue Wheel Valve Caps
:: Rear ::
- Night Shade Tinted Tail Lights
- Exhaust Tip
- NYY Licence Plate
- NYY Rear Window Decal Emblem
- 8000K LED License Plate Lights
:: Trunk ::
- Blue LED Lights
:: Interior ::
- Autozone Steering Wheel Cover
- Black and Blue Floor Mats
- Black and Blue Seat Covers
- Blue LED Door Lights
- Blue LED Map/Dome Lights
- Kenwood KDC-BT652U Head Unit
- Metra Single DiN Mounting Kit
- JL Audio 4x9 200W Speakers
- JL Audio 6x9 400W Speakers
- 8000K Glove Box LED Lights
:: Future Modifications ::
- Air Intake
- Magnaflow Dual Pipe CatBack System
- AMP and Subwoofers
- 35% Tints on the Sides / 30% Rear
- 18" Rims
- Lowered 1 1/2"
- Painted Brake Calipers (Blue)
- Blue LED Guages
Result of Rod Knock
Result of Rod Knock. After pulling the engine there is a evident rod knock.
3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
Modified 01 Chevy Malibu (HD)
this is another video of my malibu in HD.
NEGATIVE AND HATE COMMENTS WILL BE REMOVED!!
V6 3.1 liter engine.
4 door car
driver and passenger airbags
paint- gloss black (originally tan) $1000 - MAACO
bodykit- VFiber -- cyber style $513 -AndyAutosport.com
spoiler -- aluminum by Megan Racing $100
rims- BZO Scorpion 17 in $950 (including wheels)
wheels -- Sunew brand 17 in
iPex Angel Eyes/Halo projector headlights with LED $120
Euro Altezza taillights $150
blue underglow- neons, not LED (neons shine brighter) attached to switch on console $70
Extreme Dimensions universal hoodscoop $10 lol
Pulstar spark plugs
Magnecor Spark Plug Wires
Weapon R Dragon air intake (havent installed yet)
3A Racing chrome Exhaust tip -- with silencer $25
RS-1 Tuning racing pedals $10
LED lights under dash (removable) go with music or you can set it
seat covers, steering wheel cover from AUTOZONE
Kenwood KDC-X395 head unit with eXcelon enhancement and usb/aux/cd/mp3 $120
DM 6x9 1000watt speakers $60 for set of 2
Pyle 4x6 320 watt door speakers $80 for set of 2
SPX Pro Audio 1000 watt amp mounted in trunk wired to battery $150 (sub, box, amp, wires) - Pepboys
2- 12 inch SPX Audio 1000 watt boxed subs in trunk
Viper 350 HV Alarm Security System with Keyless Entry $350 - Best Buy
Whistler XTR-130 radar/laser detector mounted above mirror wired directly to passenger side fuse box $140 Best Buy
Priced between 2009-2011
Buick 3800 Bearings or Lifter or Rod Knocking with Valve Covers Off
Here is a longer video of the 1990 Buick Lesabre with major engine trouble. Hopefully this can be of use if someone can definatively identify the issue so that others who have a similar situation know what is going on with their engine. As for me, I know this engine is trashed. A new one will be arriving soon for the amount of $150 :)
Dexcool engines don't like blown head gaskets
This is a video shot some time around 2001/2002. Lady blew the head gasket in her 3.1L V6, and Mike and myself got the fun task of stripping the engine, cleaning it up, and getting it going again.
The clean up was by FAR the worst task.
I hate Dexcool BTW.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu coolant leak.MPG
My 2003 Chevrolet Malibu leaking like a sieve on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. I know it's a coolant issue -- the question is, how bad is it? The video quality isn't the best because I was laying on my back on the ground trying to get the best angle possible while trying to both look through the LCD and at the leak itself.
UPDATE: FIXED** '01 Chevy Malibu - Check Engine (low power, vibrating/shaking)
Let me begin by saying that if you have these symptoms it is better to scrap the car or sell it as inoperable. The repairs were extensive and costly, but luckily it was covered under my extended warranty. The following repairs/problems were fixed:
1. rocker arm stripped - New Rocker Arm
2. leaking valves - Valve Job
3. head gasket - Head Gasket Replaced (it wasn't blown...idk why they replaced it)
4. Several seals/gaskets replaced and a rod assembly are also included in the repair report.
Sorry if this information is vague, the report is very hard to interpret.
1. Engine lacks power
2. Entire car/engine shakes (especially when at a standstill in "D")
3. Makes a diesel-like noise and sounds like it will die
4. Check Engine light on
5. Possibly leaky muffler?
This is a 1999 Chevy Malibu with the 3.1 V6 and the 4-speed auto transmission. It has 58,500 miles on the odometer.
ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED!
I was thinking it could be the catalytic converter or maybe a cracked distributor cap. I'm taking it to the dealer on Monday on extended warranty, but I've never trusted them and never will.
Honda Civic Rod Knock
My car decided today that it would like to experience rod knock. FML. Maybe its telling me that it wants a new motor. B18C1 perhaps? :D
2001 Chevy Malibu (quick over-view)
Just me showin' off the Malibu. Hadn't put up a vid in a while so I went ahead and did this real quick. Just a quick over-view of the light mods I've done to it so far, more to come :D
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.
2000 Malibu 3100 "Piston slap"?
This is My 2000 3.1 Malibu with the so called "Piston slap" It has 145,000 KMS or 90,098 Miles I have changed the defective gasket most of these eventually get before it got bad enough to leak coolant into the engine but this Car sounds like crap on a cold start and only slightly gets better as it warms up. I also tried flushing the engine and changing to a thicker oil to see if it helped but it never.