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.
Replacing blown out spark plug
A common problem with Ford Triton engines is that they will blow the spark
plug out, usually # 3 or # 4 on the passenger side. Some people say the
only repair is to take the head off. There is a tool designed to drill
out, re-tap, & install an insert. I've done it many times and so far they
all are still holding. I thought you might like to see how it's done
before you do one yourself.
Part 25: Turbo Manifold Fabrication - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Episode 25 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration is another long one,
covering in its entirety the fabrication of the turbocharger manifold. Suddenly the engine bay
started to look a little cramped when I began to position the GT3076R, so
it took some plumbing to build the required manifold. Constructed out of
1.5" SCH40 304 stainless steel pipe, it was fully TIG welded with an argon
back purge. Yes, this is another long episode because I wanted to show the
manifold fabrication process in glorious detail so that this video would be
a useful resource for anyone wanting to build a custom turbo manifold. So as I say, grab your favourite
adult beverage, sit back, and enjoy. Included in this episode: fabricating
a 13B Exhaust flange, fabbing a merge
collector, positioning a turbo in the
engine bay, measuring, cutting and fitting stainless pipe and els, tacking
in position, setting up a back purge, final welding, port matching, custom
A huge thank you to ATP turbo (
http://www.atpturbo.com ) for helping
out with some of the parts used in this episode.
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
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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GM 3.8 Intake Manifold Removal
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Fixing Tough Head Gasket Leaks
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how you can fix tough
head gasket leaks using a liquid sealer. Visit Scottykilmer.com for free
answers to all your car questions.