VXR Turbo Install on Z20LET Astra G
Astra turbo. In depth installation guide
of Z20LEH turbo unit in a MK4 Opel Astra
with Z20LET engine.
This is a one man job and can be done easily if you have the confidence and
the right tools.
With recommended oil restriction mod.
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am
A beater I picked up for $540 delivered to my door...Hmmm...May keep it for
a Minnesota winter beater...maybe?
It has some good points with most things mint...runs like a charm with
clean title! Hell yeah! Does have a small noise that pisses me off on the
2004 Saturn Ion 2.2 Misfire Case Study (P0300)
To learn more about Engine Performance Diagnostics, go to
This video covers primary ignition operation and coil current ramping on a
waste spark ignition system. The engine that is in this Saturn Ion is a
Chevy 2.2L Ecotec and is the same engine used in the Chevy Cavalier.
Some other highlights of this video:
How to use misfire counters on scan data.
Transistor operation and testing.
Ignition coil current ramp analysis.
How to check resistance of an ignition coil on an Ecotec engine.
How to check an ignition module with a test light.
2003 Cavalier Timing Chain Tick Repair
NOTE: This is NOT a how-to video. We didn't know what needed fixed until we
took stuff apart. Spare me your butthurt about "you should have explained
what you're doing" comments. It is what it is.
A little montage of the repairs my friend Kevin and I made on my 2003
The Cavalier suffered a failed tensioner which created too much slack in
the chain, creating the ticking sound. After replacing it and a few other
components, the engine runs and sounds great.
Please note that one should ALWAYS replace the chain, sprockets, oiler and
tensioner in one go.
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.
Read our report at
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GM ( Chevrolet or GMC ) 4.3 L V6 Engine Tear Down
This video goes through the teardown process of a GM 4.3L V6. It has been
removed from the vehicle and we take it apart, except for crank and piston
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of
the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the
engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to
direct Exhaust gasses out of
combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It
consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and
coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as
well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It
consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork,
cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch
systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types
used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and
converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a
flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It
consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from
engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It
consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as
carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master
cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or
hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction.
Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column,
inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also
providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end
links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior
air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator
(receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls,
actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical
systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage
to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules
Ecotec Cylinder Sleeve Removal
This isn't a great movie, but it shows how easy it is to pull a sleeve from
a 2.0L or 2.2L with the Kent Moore sleeve kit.
GM Oil Life Monitor - Can You Trust It?
Take a close look at the oil and filter after my oil life monitor reached
Car used is an 08 Malibu with a 2.4L Ecotec engine.
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Window Motor Replace Grand Am Pontiac GM
Part 1 of 2: Install a new inexpensive window motor into your Pontiac Grand
Am and other similar 4d. GM cars. Please leave a comment and check the
streamer ads in case motors might be advertised. Hopefully you can pick up
a few tips and save hundreds of dollars in your driveway with this "how
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