silicone spray helps wipe it on all rubber gaskets and wherever the gasket touches metal
Remove the cylinder had from your 1997 Chevy Astro engine. Remove the head gasket and clean the surface. Put the new head gasket on and reverse the process.
The 4.3 liter Chevy Astro head gasket torque specification is 160 pounds. The head gasket bolts should be torqued in 40 pound intervals.
Remove the intake manifold retaining bolts from your 1996 Chevy Astro Van. Remove the manifold gasket and clean the surface. Reverse the process to install the new intake manifold gasket.
You will need to remove the exhaust manifold retaining bolts in your 1993 Chevy Astro. Remove the exhaust manifold. Remove the exhaust manifold gasket and clean the surface. Reverse the process to install the new exhaust manifold gasket.
Gaskets that have an "UP" are marked with a stamp saying UP - LEFT - RIGHT. If there is no stamp, there is no "UP" on the gasket
if you have a leaking water pump gasket i thing bay a new one is better
its a harry pickle like brooklen
No transmission drain plug. You have to drop the pan, then replace the filter and gasket.
It took 4.3 hours
Drop the lower transmission pan Clean pan Replace filter and gasket
Remove the transmission oil pan for access to filter Replace fluid, filter and gasket
That would probably cause it to run lean.
Could have a head gasket problem. Need to know what color smoke is coming out of exhaust. If the smoke is white and has a sweet smell to it, you have a bad head gasket or a cracked head or both.
Plug wires are installed incorrectly.
I have a mid size RV that's shaped like a van in the front. The intake was removed. Is it hard to put back on.
If this question is about an automatic transmission, there is no drain bolt, you must remove the pan, which will not only allow you to drain the fluid, but also change the filter. You will have to replace the pan gasket. All the items that you need are in a kit, gasket & filter.
Yes, while you are changing, check the distributor gear for wear, common issue.
This is a major repair and requires a skilled mechanic. You have to take the head off. and replace the gasket and get it put back on properly. Unfortunately, something made the gasket blow and once you get the engine apart you will likely see that the rings and pistons are worn and the valves need regrinding , etc, etc. I do not know about the Astro Van, but you may have to take the engine. If so, this is a major job , requiring some kind of hoist, in itself, as is putting it back in. You might do better by selling the car for parts.
More than likely your intake gasket is at fault cusing the leak. This is common on 4.3 v6 engines.
''astro'' means star in greek.
Astro is a space mission
I did an intake gasket on a 2004 astro awd 4 month ago. It not that hard but you got to remove everything around of the engine compartment. It took me maybe 5 hours. U got to be a little flex to work with it . GOod luck
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