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.
1997 Buick Skylark Head Gasket Repair and Smoke Out.
Me and my friend Travis fix the front head gasket on this 1997 3.1 v6 Buick Skylark. It ran like a bag of raw assholes before and after we fixed it. Our only guess would be that the rear head gasket is blown too. It smells like gas in the Anti freeze, and the oil quickly turned back into a creamy mixture.
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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 ***
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