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.
*** DIY POSSIBLE, BUT TOUGH ***
This repair task should only be attempted by advanced DIYers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be safe!
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PART 1 of 3 How To Install Replace Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets GM 3.4L V6
If you are losing Coolant but don't know where it is going check to see if
your oil looks lighter brown and foamy if so you are getting coolant or
antifreeze in your oil and this can be one of the causes. This video is
applicable to the Pontiac Grand Am, model years 1999-2005.
Does Stop Leak Work? - EricTheCarGuy
Does Stop Leak Work? - EricTheCarGuy
As technicians we all have opinions based on our experiences and sometimes
the experiences of others, stop leak seems to be one of those things. In
my experience it really hasn't done much for me and I haven't seen it
perform any miracles but that's not to say that it hasn't at one time or
another. I welcome your responses on this topic and look forward to
hearing your opinions just be nice.
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1997 Nissan 2.4L Intake Gasket Replacement (Part 1) -EricTheCarGuy
In a way this is a sequel to the Nissan Altima Misfire Diagnosis Video. It
would have been a REALLY long video if I posted both together. In fact I
had to split this video into 2 parts as it is. This job isn't for the weak
at heart. It took me most of the day to get it done. Most of the issues
involve accessibility to the fasteners. Some are stuck down in there
pretty good. I'm told this is a common issue with the 2.4L engine so you
may run into this at some point. If you decide to do the repair yourself,
this video can walk you through the process. For now, sit back, and watch
me suffer. Here's some useful links for you.
Link to part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_G2BE0iYnE
Spill Free Funnel:
Bleeding a Cooling System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU
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3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
"How To" Port polish an intake manifold
In this video I show you how to port polish an intake manifold. Remember to
wear your safety gear and take your time. The intake itself took roughly 2
hours to polish. Removal of the head is recommended before any grinding or
polishing to ensure none of the filings make it into the cylinder bore and
cause damage to the cylinder walls.
GM 3400 3.4 Liter 3.1 Chevrolet How to Fix and Replace An Intake Manifold Gasket
How to fix and replace an intake manifold gasket on a GM 3400 Liter engine.
These engines were put in a lot of various GM cars and suv's of the late
90's and early 00's Cars such as the:
Pontiac Montana Aztek Grand Am Grand Prix
Chevrolet Venture minivan Impala Malibu
Oldsmobile Silhouette Alero
Buick Rendezvous Century
GM 3.8 Intake Manifold replacement. Removal the fast way WITH NOTES
this is the "Flat Rate " way to do a 3.8 liter upper and lower intake
manifold set. as you see it is not necessary to take off he serp belt,
alternator or tensioner assembly to remove the lower manifold. I recomend
having someone help when it is time to reinstall the manifold because it
can be tricky to lien up the coolant elbow and not mess up the lower
gaskets when reinstalling. Note that it is recomended to disconnect the
negative battery cable when doing any major repairs. This video is just to
show some guys that said that a lower manifold cant be pulled in way less
than 20 minutes, I know that I went over that , but I had some stuborn
injectors and Im a little out of practice. If you are going to do this
yourself and you are not a professional I recomend that you follow the
procedure in a service manual
Replacing A Leaking Intake Manifold Gasket
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how to replace a
leaking intake manifold gasket. And, If you like my car help, be sure to
watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube.
I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Engine Knock
I have a Malibu with what sounds like the famous piston slap, however it
doesnt go away. I replaced the lifters because I had to replace a leaking
intake gasket anyway. It has new plugs and wires and has always made the
sound even before replacing them. It sounds like it's coming from the top
of the engine however I am open to any and all diagnostics. Please leave a
How to Test Head Gasket
** Please see my other videos on this topic* Thx!
This video is intended for those who would like to know how to confirm a
damaged head gasket on a vehicle prior to making the decision to invest a
lot of money for repair. My apologies for the camera focus- next video I
will pay closer attention, but the information needed is viewable. Further
research should be done on the risks of overheating to the engine block and
such. This video is meant to simply show a 'how to' on the test method I
used quite often when professionally working on vehicles, the results of
which are based on chemistry and industry-standards of the time (1990's).
I hope you find this video useful. RI.
Chevy 3.8 coolant leak
Yes, many of the 3.8 engines have leaking intake gaskets. But sometimes
it's not the intake gasket but the coolant bypass tubes instead. It's very
easy to overlook this. Here's what to look for and how to do it.