Tighten them down in a criss cross pattern. Make sure to tightem them evenly and to exactly 3 lb/ft of torque, which is not very much. More or less and they will leak. Re-check the torque after driving for 100 miles.
\nOpen the glove box, reach in and remove this little book called an Owner's Manual. Inside this little book is all kinds of answers to this and many other questions. You will find it invaluable for future reference.
Yes it sure can and will if the valve covers are leaking oil and the header gaskets are worn out/ leaking.
yes but be careful the water pumps spin diffrent directions so make sure to use the correct one and modification of the brackets are usually required
IT has electric fuel injection there is an fsd module (Fuel Solenoid Driver) sitting in the v of the motor. I'm guessing its the 6.5 Detroit.
Probably, but they would be quite rare. Specialty junk yards maybe. It would be cheaper to buy new heads.
i wouldn't do it the vortec heads will have a diffrent port for the intake and intake mounting so you would need to replace the whole top end and in the big motors you can run into push rod angle problems but prolly not in a 78 easiest way to get the power you want is to put aluminum heads on or a...
easiest method is to pull the head and measuure the bore and check with the local machinist
That requires an OBDII engine scanner to do that. The ignition timing is controlled by the computor. If you have not moved are removed the distributor then there's no reason to fool with the timing.
3 washers are used for the 3 bolts holding the rocker cover to head.
It is an oil seal at the rear of the engine where the crankshaft comes out of the engine block for the clutch disk or flex plate to bolt on to.
Anything's possible, but the recommended timing for a small block Chevy is usually at least 8 or 10 degrees BTDC. Try kicking it up a few notches to see if it runs better before trying anything else.
go to autozone.com.
put in the year, make, engine size, repair info then spefications and torque.
\nnot sure but check the left side of the tranny and there maybe a cable hooked to the shift arm that goes to the steering column that locks the key in the on posistion !!!! if so unhook it from the trans. and push the arm up on the column hopefuly that will solve it !!!!!!!!!!!
It hooks to a vacuum port on the intake manifold behind the carb.
\nunscrew the distributor pull it out about half way with the distributor cap off and turn the rotor clock wise to disired position
18436572-left front of engine is #1 or the driver's side FRONT-starting fro front it's 1-3-5-7 then on passenger side it's 2-4-6-8 HAVE #1 cylinder on TOP DEAD CENTER-Marks on ZERO & the Valves on #1 both CLOSED.
Depending on equipment. Could have a 305 or 350 small block.
If you're in a warm climate or in the summer try 20w50. If cold use 5w50 synthetic as it doesn't break down like non-synthetic does when hot but will still pump up like a 5 weight oil for the cold.
These are non adjustable. They simply torque down to 20 foot pounds.
If it has the stock oil pan on it, then it will hold 5 qts. with a new filter.
Yes, but it is a lot of work, fuel pump change, adapter plate, new fuel lines. The injection system will give you more horsepower and mileage by better fuel delivery.
The rocker arms are probably adjusted too tight and hanging valves. Or the rings were installed incorrectly. You will be lucky not to need a new cam if it's you rocker arms.
No, you don't need to cut a hole in the hood.....unless for some reason that clearance was an issue and the air cleaner hit the bottom of the hood.
That varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
use a piece of modeling clay,( you can get any wal-mart craft section)..
place on top of the intake valve relief . place the head on the motor with a few bolts and with a week spring and your valve in place, compress the valve and measure the clearance with a dial indicator and this should tell you...
If you look at the rod bolt NUTS and if a 9/16 socket will fit it, Then it is a large journal. If they are a 1/2 inch, Then it is a small journal.
Take the #1 spark plug out. That would be the first plug in the drivers side head up front. Then put your finger over the hole and then turn are have some one to bumb the key alittle at a time until you fill it stop blowing out from under your finger. Then stop turning engine. You will only have to...
the oil dipstick on a 305 is on the drivers side.the oil dipstick on a 350 is on the passenger side of the block
There are HEI distributors with remote coils and caps that will fit. I had to modify the fire wall in a couple similar installs, the customers did not want the engine moved.
a Hugh cam hitting pistons is what it sounds like pull that spark plug and look at the piston and youll see your prob.
no it wont to small of a starter
The center shaft that goes through the center of the transmission is longer on the 4x4 trans. so the transfur case will fit on it. 2x2 trans. shaft is shorter cause you have no transfur case.
If the motor is together, the only way, other than running the numbers, is to run your finger along the inside of the harmonic balancer. You will feel a balance weight. The 400 is externally balanced. That is why you always have to use the flywheel from the 400, as well. If the motor is apart, it is...
YES there is. You will need to remove the starter to see it.
How do I change from standard rockers an push rods to roler rockers
No...whether points or HEI the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. If you happened to mark where the rotor was pointing on the old dist before taking it out and installed the HEI in the same location it should be right on. If not, bring the engine to top dead center. You can verify this by looking at...
There's no need to they will prime themselves when the engine starts.
There is no need to. When you fire the engine up they will be primed.
As long as you keep the oil full it shouldn't really hurt anything. Keep in mind that oil left on rubber parts....(hoses, bushings etc) can cause the rubber to soften and deteriorate over a period of time.
The engine will not run, possibly damaging valves and pistons.
The intake valves are always the larger of the two valves..
Example: 1.94" intake valves / 1.50" exhaust vavles.
Assuming you are referring to the starter solenoid which is on... the starter. In fact, it's a part of the starter. If the solenoid goes bad just replace the entire starter, the whole thing is probably worn out anyway.
The Spark Plug Gap .
.060 (In thousandths of an inch).
No...it will have the bolt pattern of the Pontiac, Cadillac, Olds and Buick. Chevy has a different bolt pattern. There are some transmissions that do have the dual bolt pattern, but I don't think the TH 400 was one of them.
There is no set temperature at which gas should be in order to workbest for automobiles. It is best cooler.
If it's still factory it will have an HEI ignition system.
You'll need a special fixture and a press. Check with a local engine builder to see if they will do it for you.
Yes, they will, they add a little less less drag on the valve stem, and the upper end type with the bearing mounted fulcrum point offer even less drag. An easier rotating engine will rev faster and create more hp.
That would be a long shaft water pump.
Remove valve covers. Install some oil splash shields on the rocker arms. With the engine running back off the rocker arm nut until you hear it start clicking. Slowly tighten the nut just until the clicking stops. Now turn 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn. Do that to all 16. That's it. This is provided you are...
Depends on what it's in and how you are going to use it. It will be terrible on the highway but pretty decent for take off and pulling.
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 clockwise on the cap. Drivers side head front to rear are cylinders 1-3-5-7 The other head front to rear is 2-4-6-8
That year engine does not have POINTS.
Typical 383 type stroker kit....absolutely not...not the cam anyway. On some blocks there are places that the rods may hit the block itself...at or near the oil pan rail. This is an easy fix. Install the crank and rods. Turn it over by hand and check clearances. Anything hitting or extremely close...
Probably not enough to accurately measure.
Every part of the computer control and injection system needs to be considered. For example, the fuel pump of an injected system runs at a much higher pressure than a carburated system. You'll need to work that out. You would need to work around the electronics for the ignition if you...
check and/or replace the transmission sensor
Need to know the year of the engine. You will need to ask your question again with that info.
Bad coil pack? also check to see if your model has a camshaft posistion sensor the seal on the back of the disributor could be leaking when the oil thins a little from heat. you can check this by rmoving the distributor and looking into the hole where it hooks into the cam if there is oil you nees...
Inside the alternator. It's a small, solid-state device that is integral to the alternator.
40 ft.lbs or 54n.m with an additional 1/4 turn
FIRST , disconnect your battery . Then remove the glove box (4 small bolts/screws, two on each side). The ECM will be behind the glove box on the right side (it's the shiny metal box approximately 6"Long x 4"Wide x 1.5" Thick). Slide/pull it carefully to the left (towards you). You may have to...
Pretty simple....buy a retro fit cam and lifter kit. Any performance parts store sells them.
Need an engine make and model to answer this. You either have aDetroit Diesel, Mercedes Benz, Cummins, or Caterpillar engine.
Could be the studs or nuts are worn and need to be replaced. Or, could be the cam is wearing very quickly for some reason.
I'm not sure which engine you have in your blazer. Some of the later engines do not use adjustable rocker arms. You torque them down to 20 foot pounds. Check to make sure your engine isn't one of these. You may also try installing new nuts. For a higher dollar fix, you can also go to a rocker nut...
Put a few drops of mystery oil into cylinders prior to installing plugs
all oil pans go to 10 ft lbs.
Transmissions do operate with a lot of pressure. Most of the time using rubber hose and clamps to repair it will only be a temporary solution. Use some fuel injection fuel line hose and double clamp each end with some good quality clamps. The cheap ones will not work well.
If its the standard height, nothing. If they are screw in studs with tall nuts, then you will need tall valve covers.
The converter manufacturer of your choice would be able to help you choose the right converter for your application. They have technicians that do this every day. It's probably somewhere in the 3000-4000 rpm range depending on many variables.
try your ignition control sensor located in your distributor
If the bolts are 3/8-16, the torque would be 50 ft/lbs. If 7/16, 65 ft/lbs.
It is usually recommended but not an absolute necessity.
There is such a thing as a 454 truck engine, also 454 passenger car engine.
It can be anywhere from 4 - 13 degrees.. depending on what type of cam you got and ect.. For a stock 350.. Timing is commonly around 12 - 13 degrees.
Not a good idea. 350 heads will lower compression to 7 to 1 or less.
There are 5 main journals and 4 rod journals. Each rod journal holds 2 rods.