robz place: i got a 2004 chevy venture and the heater is fluctuating, seems to get hot when engine is working hard up hills or keeping at a steady rev in neutral/ park. This fluctuation comes with overheating as you probably guessed when it blows cool it overheats when it blows warm engine stays cool. So i replaced the belt and water pump. I changed oil cause the light came on after a couple incidents and I had just changed it recently. it was hard to tell if it had orange in it. Seemed a bit light brown under in oil pan under flashlight but no foam. I see no coolant on ground but in the coolant tank seems to be some sludge that is brown, jelly like coating the inside of the reservoir and the neck on the radiator along with some chunks probably decaying radiator or radiator fix additives?. I bled the hoses by the water pump and the reservoir. Seems like the one by the reservoir gives more air then coolant. I wonder if these two are related. I didn't replace or flush the thermostat / radiator. I don't have enough money to keep missing this diagnoses i need to know if it's the head, intake or what have you? It's our only car now and we are relying on it. I got to get busy fixing. i bought a haynes for a tear down. thinking of doing thermostat, if that fails go for head gaskets?
trackspike64: what if your not getting the water in the oil but still loosing water ?? how do you replace the upper intake gasgets cause thats what is going on with my car
A_Disciple: I have a 3.4 05 chevy equinox, and i think im having some issues with this. The car is not leaking water, but the reservoir needs to be topped off every week or so. I was thinking these gaskets maybe because i think the water is getting into a cylinder and burning up. There is no oil at all in the the coolant and no coolant in the oil. This morning when we tried to start it it sounded horrible, like a rod knocking. If these gaskets fail can they plug oil passages and cause intermittent knocking?
David PD: Hello, I used your tutorial on my Alero and it worked flawlessly, helped me so much! Thank you very much !!
Lucas Juan: is sim process on Chevy monte Carlo 2004????
OfficialAlyshaKelly: So if I use this video to replace a 2007 Chevy impala would it be the same?
brandon smith: So far, I have followed this, step-by-step, to get the manifold out and now I am starting to replace the gaskets. This guy does the best videos ever! Make sure to give 1A Auto http://1aauto.com/ some love and order parts from them. They are great auto pros and they know their stuff!
BrotherKnowtheledge: Thank You
S.Ciprian Ciprian: Over 1000 happy miles on my GM3400SFI after I did the LIM right after your instructions and torque specs. All good, coolant level is fine, oil level is solid. All good! :) Thank's again!
COPYMAN: I've watched all 3 parts of this video series for this model Pontiac and I found it extremely helpful. Thank you for posting it. But I have to say that ROCKAUTO.COM has the exact same Dorman (615-205) gasket kit for about half the price of 1A AUTO. $43.64 (price includes shipping). Sorry guys. My grandfather always told me "my money is better off in my pocket than someone else's"
frankburnsjr: I'm looking for the gasket kit for an '04 Alero, but your site shows that nothing is available for that model year. I thought the '99-'05 Aleros all had the same LA1 V6? If so, would the gasket kit that your site suggests for the '03 work for an '04? If not, would the installation be substantially different than what's shown in this video? Thanks.
Teddy Banks: Working on a 96 Corsica 3.1, I have ordered the 48500 Lisle Push Rod Remover, don't plan to remove the valve covers, they are not leaking, will I still have to remove the PS Pump, there is a motor mount in front of it. I want to keep the parts removed to a minimum. Also not mentioned, should one replace the O-rings on the Injectors?
calebcondie: When you check the oil to see if it's gotten foamy and brown from mixing with coolant, should you check it warm or cold? In other words, will the oil always appear that way if the coolant is getting in, regardless of temperature? I got an '04 Alero with this motor this summer and was warned about intake manifold gaskets going bad. Thanks fellas!
Chris Keegan: Hello, Can you offer any assistance in installing a new bypass pipe (the one that runs underneath the plenum).I have a 2001 Chevy Venture. The old one came right out, the new one has resisted every attempt to drive it into the hold near the thermostat. It's the Dorman part, 626-107, and it by all appearances is too large for the hole. Perhaps a custom tool would facilitate it's insertion, but every normal everyday tool seems useless. Help would be greatly appreciate.
Greg Mitchell: How do you remember how to reassemble this all? Are you using a guide of some kind? Do you recommend a guide? Which one? Head gasket replacement is done at 7:10 right?
black93cobraGT: Any tips on the nut at 8:36? I can't get it out to save my life.
Alonzo Butts: will this work the same with a 2003 malibu
treblarefils: This is pretty much just like the 3100 engine right? I will be doing this job on a 2002 buick century
craiggus365: I am forever in your debt. This 3 part video was almost an exact match for the 2001 Malibu 3100 I did this weekend. 1st time working on a GM and I NEVER would have finished it in 1 day or correctly without you very detailed video. If you are planning to do this job on any of the motors in this family these 3 videos are fantastic! Thank you 1A Auto Parts! You saved my cars life AND my sanity AND my wallet!
swilson7674: Im having a difficult time with the 3rd power steering bolt. Any tooling suggestions? Ive removed the large bolt to access it but still having trouble.
PART 1 of 3 How To Install Replace Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets GM 3.4L V65
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