Identifying the Correct Replacement Head Gasket for Certain Remanufactured Engine

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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On various vehicles when servicing the head gasket on certain Ford remanufactured engines, it is critical to determine the type of remanufactured engine that is being serviced, in order to identify the correct replacement gasket.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery V8-4.6L Oil Pan Gasket Service and Repair

May 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Sump Gasket Service Repair No – 12.60.38 Remove
1. Release fixings and remove battery cover.
2. Disconnect battery earth lead.
3. Remove dipstick.
4. Raise vehicle on ramp
5. Drain engine oil.
6. Raise front of vehicle under body to increase clearance between engine and front axle.
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2001-2003 Chevrolet Silverado Ignition Distributor System Corrosion Inspect/Replace

January 29, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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General Motors has decided to conduct a Voluntary Emission Recall involving certain 2001-03 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra model vehicles, equipped with a 4.3L V6 (RPO L35 – VIN W or RPO LU3 – VIN X) engine. The ignition distributor cap and rotor in these vehicles may corrode and cause ignition system failure. This condition may result in rough engine idle, misfire, stalls, engine cranks but does not run and/or illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL).
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2003-2008 Toyota Corolla R & R Intake Manifold Gasket

May 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Following a cold soak in subfreezing ambient temperatures, some 2003 – 2008 model year Corolla and Matrix vehicles equipped with a 1ZZ–FE engine may exhibit a M.I.L. “ON” with one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) as the result of a vacuum leak at the intake manifold.
S P0171 – System Too Lean (Bank 1)
S P0300 – Random Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
S P030# – Cylinder (1–4) Misfire Detected
S P0133 – Oxygen Sensor Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
Please use the following procedure to repair the vehicle.
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How to change the oil pan gasket on a 1990 Ford Probe

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 3.0L Engine 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle. 2. Drain the engine oil and remove the starter motor. 3. Remove the front and rear transaxle-to-engine braces. 4. Disconnect the low oil level sensor connector from the dash panel side of the oil pan. 5. Remove the exhaust inlet pipe from the manifolds and pull it down out of the way. 6. Drain the cooling system and remove the water pump. 7. Remove the water pump bracket and idler pulley tensioner. 8. Remove the mounting bolts and nut from the front end of the right crossmember. 9. Loosen, but do not remove the bolts and nut from the rear end of the right crossmember.
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2007 Cadillac SLS

February 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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2007 Cadillac SLS
GM’s luxury brand, Cadillac has enjoyed remarkable success since its introduction to the China luxury market in 2004. The Cadillac China portfolio, consisting of the CTS sedan, the XLR roadster and the SRX crossover, will now be complimented with the all-new SLS and the Escalade SUV. Based on the STS sport sedan, the SLS has been lengthened by 100mm to add rear seat legroom. The interior is designed to meet specific local needs in this primarily chauffeur-driven luxury segment. Three engine options will be available which include the 2.8L V6, a 3.6L V6 and the top-level Northstar 4.6L V8 with 239kW/320hp. The new SLS will be built at the Shanghai GM plant for the Chinese market.
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1968-1976 Cadillac 472-500 c.i.d. V8 Non-EGR Edelbrock Intake Manifold Installation

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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This manifold will not accept stock EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) equipment. EGR systems are used on some 1972 and later model vehicles and only in some states. Check local laws for requirements. This manifold is a street legal replacement part when used with the OEM carburetor on 1968-72 472 and 500 c.i.d. V8 passenger cars.
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2006 Cadillac DTS & Escalade ESVe Limousines

February 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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2006 Cadillac DTS & Escalade ESVe Limousines
The 2006 Cadillac DTS limousine and Escalade ESVe limousine reinforce the luxury nameplate’s commitment to introduce exciting, world-class products. These new Cadillac limousines feature technologies geared to the passenger and luxuriously appointed and spacious interiors.

“The DTS and Escalade ESVe limousines are the latest additions to Cadillac’s continued product renaissance,” said Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor. “Our intention is to launch vehicles that are boldly designed, powerful and feature driver- and passenger-friendly technologies. We expect that the DTS and Escalade ESVe limousines will appeal to affluent individuals, celebrities, executives and leading ground transportation companies in the U.S. ”
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Cadillac Sixteen

February 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Cadillac Sixteen on Show
The Cadillac Sixteen is classic automotive seduction with the panache of Cadillac’s ultramodern design.

In form, power and opulence, the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen embodies the timeless qualities of an exceptionally luxurious super-sedan with its sleek, gemstone appearance. The rear-wheel-drive Cadillac Sixteen brings forth the exclusivity and grandeur of the custom-built Fleetwood coach cars of the 1930s for today’s generation of exceedingly well-heeled customers of discerning taste.
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2006 Cadillac STS-V

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2006 Cadillac STS-V
The 2006 Cadillac STS-V is General Motors’ most intense expression of Cadillac power and performance yet, and the luxury nameplate’s latest offering in its growing family of high-performance V-Series vehicles.

The STS-V carries all the craftsmanship and sophistication of its STS sibling, but does so at an entirely different level. Designed for everyday driving, the STS-V has been developed to deliver supercharged, rear-drive performance with an elegant design statement that is unmistakably Cadillac.
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