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Victor Gaskets
1978 Buick Skylark Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-31D3ACE    3432SG  New

14011041 , HG31250 , 8364 PT , 3997790 , 3951526

Qty:
22.78
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • MAHLE Performance Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite Cylindrical Combustion Chamber with Stainless Steel Flanges
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 106.43
      • 4.19
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.04
      • 1.07
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Engine Version Block Engine CID CC
1978 - Buick Skylark L Chevrolet V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
1987 Buick Regal Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.0L Victor Gaskets

P311-280DAA7    3514VC  New

355958 , 0416684 , 462690 , 361981 , 8670 PT , 462691 , HG31010 , 8510 PT , 471528

Qty:
20.02
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Composite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.90
      • 99.06
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Composite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.05
      • 1.14
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1987 - Buick Regal V 8 Cyl 5.0L 305 -
Victor Gaskets
1977 Buick Regal Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-305F953    1178VC  New

Z1094 , 501SD , Z1095 , 3839711 , 465372 , 3830711 , 7733 PT-2 , 462691 , HG31000

Qty:
18.89
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Composite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.78
      • 4.13
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Composite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.04
      • 1.05
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1977 - Buick Regal V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
1977 Buick Regal Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-134D25A    1178BS  New

3758440 , 3836498 , 3830711 , 7733SH-1 , HG31600 , 3911088 , 1564448 , 3995633 , 3748768 , 3783631 , 3731324

Qty:
11.90
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • MAHLE Performance Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Beaded Steel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.14
      • 4.10
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Grade Type: Performance
    • Material: Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.04
      • 0.89
    • Unit of Measure: Cc
    • Volume: 4.1
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Engine Version Block Engine CID CC
1977 - Buick Regal L Chevrolet V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
2004 Buick Rainier Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.3L Victor Gaskets

P311-0F804EE    54441  New

26191 PT , 12558940 , 1160L , 8-12575-329-0 , 9292 PT , 1160R , 12575329

Qty:
50.85
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Multi-Layered Steel Consolidated MLS Design
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 100.20
      • 3.95
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.05
      • 1.35
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Buick Rainier V 8 Cyl 5.3L 325 5328
Victor Gaskets
1993 Buick Roadmaster Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-41978E3    5746  New

10105117 , 7733 PT-2 , 14085905 , 10066082B , 10066082 , 462691 , 8-10105-117-0

Qty:
22.44
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • MAHLE Performance Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Single-Sided Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: None
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.70
      • 4.13
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Single-sided Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.04
      • 1.12
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Buick Roadmaster V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
1995 Buick Skylark Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 6 Cyl 3.1L Victor Gaskets

P311-291B90A    54059  New

12577403 , 24507249 , HG34000 , 9957 PT , 10227595 , 511SD

Qty:
17.69
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.66
      • 92.84
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.06
      • 1.62
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Buick Skylark V 6 Cyl 3.1L 189 -
Victor Gaskets
1995 Buick Park Avenue Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Right 6 Cyl 3.8L Victor Gaskets

P311-1FC3BDD    5912  New

HG34385 , 24503801 , 9918 PT

Qty:
20.54
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Right
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.86
      • 98.07
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.73
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Engine VIN Position Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Buick Park Avenue Naturally Aspirated K Right V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Victor Gaskets
2003 Buick LeSabre Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Left 6 Cyl 3.8L Victor Gaskets

P311-0FA7D7A    5913  New

24503802 , 9917 PT , HG34380

Qty:
20.54
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Left
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.86
      • 98.07
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.73
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2003 - Buick LeSabre Left V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Victor Gaskets
2002 Buick Regal Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Right 6 Cyl 3.8L Victor Gaskets

P311-032F64F    5934  New

24503479 , 9089 PT

Qty:
26.35
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Right
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.86
      • 98.07
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.73
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Engine VIN Position Block Engine CID CC
2002 - Buick Regal Supercharged 1 Right V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Victor Gaskets
1999 Buick Riviera Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Left 6 Cyl 3.8L Victor Gaskets

P311-26DAF72    5935  New

HG34460 , 9089 PT , 24503480

Qty:
26.35
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Left
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.86
      • 98.07
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.73
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Buick Riviera Left V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Victor Gaskets
2005 Buick Rendezvous Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 6 Cyl 3.4L Victor Gaskets

P311-237AA9D    4956  New

9071 PT , 12589907 , HG34450 , 10227596 , 24507250

Qty:
23.71
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.74
      • 95.00
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.68
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2005 - Buick Rendezvous V 6 Cyl 3.4L 207 -
Victor Gaskets
1994 Buick Commercial Chassis Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-53C0999    5898  New

9966 PT , 10168471

Qty:
24.01
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • MAHLE Performance Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.14
      • 4.10
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.05
      • 1.27
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Buick Commercial Chassis V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
1979 Buick Skylark Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-305F953    1178VC  New

Z1094 , 501SD , Z1095 , 3839711 , 465372 , 3830711 , 7733 PT-2 , 462691 , HG31000

Qty:
18.89
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Composite .044in Compressed Operating Thickness 9.8 CC Combustion Chamber Volume with 4.100in Combustion Chamber Diameter with Contoured Combustion Chamber with Stainless Steel Flanges
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.78
      • 4.13
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Composite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.04
      • 1.05
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Engine Version Block Engine CID CC
1979 - Buick Skylark L Chevrolet V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
2010 Buick Lucerne Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Right 8 Cyl 4.6L Victor Gaskets

P311-4388C23    54357  New

12560633 , 26151 PT

Qty:
25.75
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Right
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.70
      • 93.98
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.65
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2010 - Buick Lucerne Right V 8 Cyl 4.6L 281 -
Victor Gaskets
2009 Buick Lucerne Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Left 8 Cyl 4.6L Victor Gaskets

P311-368F750    54356  New

26150 PT , 12560632

Qty:
26.88
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Left
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.70
      • 93.98
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.65
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Buick Lucerne Left V 8 Cyl 4.6L 281 -
Victor Gaskets
2007 Buick Rainier Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.3L Victor Gaskets

P311-3E68FED    54442  New

12558809 , 12589226 , 8-12589-226-0 , 1160R , 12558810 , 9284 PT , 26190 PT , 1160L , 88894342 , 12 58 9226

Qty:
43.65
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Multi-Layered Steel Consolidated MLS Design
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 100.20
      • 3.95
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.05
      • 1.22
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2007 - Buick Rainier V 8 Cyl 5.3L 325 5328
Elring
2004 Buick Rainier Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.3L Elring

P311-256BE2F    W0133-1976606  New

Qty:
56.75
Elring Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
Brand: Elring
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Buick Rainier V 8 Cyl 5.3L 325 5328
ACDelco
2018 Buick Enclave Engine Cylinder Head Gasket ACDelco

P311-1E48F76    W0133-1939465  New

Qty:
32.80
ACDelco Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Genuine GM
Brand: ACDelco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2018 - Buick Enclave
ACDelco
2010 Buick Enclave Engine Cylinder Head Gasket ACDelco

P311-598BB3D    W0133-2011023  New

Qty:
37.17
ACDelco Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Genuine GM
Brand: ACDelco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2010 - Buick Enclave

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GM 3.4 L V6 overheating

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Question From allmondjoy on GM 3.4 L V6 overheating

2005 Buick Rendezvous, 3.4L V6, 140K miles.
My Buick is overheating and I believe it's a bad head gasket. After doing a lot of research on the internet it appears that this is a long time problem with the GM 3.4L engine. I don't want to go thru a head job if I'm going to have the same problem again.
So my question is: Do I replace the head gasket or trade/sell for whatever I can get out of it?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

Yes, they are very susceptible to head gasket failures if they are overheated but if you don't overheat the engine, you shouldn't have any more problems.

Head gasket on 87 century tech 4 2.5 engine ?

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Question From breemijoe on Head gasket on 87 century tech 4 2.5 engine ?

Driving last nite, my car started making a loud noise like a huge exhaust leak, came to a stop and steam was coming heavy from under hood. Engine will start but I noticed a head bolt is broke and from that area the head gasket is bubbling, also sucking air , not blowing. The car is a 87 buick century with the tech 4 engine, about 125,000 miles. Has ran great till now. What is wrong? Thanks for any info, Joe

Response From Double J

Gm had a problem with these breaking....
read this bulletin....good luck...... if you decide to have this done,you may want to take it a engine mechanic or a machine shop.......

Cylinder Head - Coolant Loss
Bulletin 87-6-29 Date July, '89 Ref. No. 89-182-6 Corp. Ref. No. 936105R SUBJECT: BROKEN CYLINDER HEAD BOLT/COOLANT LOSS (NEW BOLT/GASKET) MODELS AFFECTED: 1985-87 CENTURYS WITH 2.5L ENGINE (VIN CODE R) 1986-87 SKYLARKS WITH 2.5L ENGINE (VIN CODE U)
1985 SKYLARKS WITH 2.5L ENGINE (VIN CODE R)
1985 SOMERSETS WITH 2.5L ENGINE (VIN CODE U)
Major Tools Required: Reversible Electric drill J-24460 and J-23699 - Coolant System Pressure TesterJ-36660 - Torque-Angle Wrench
J-38188 Head Bolt Kit: J-38188-1 Cylinder Head Bolt Extractor
J-38188-2 3/16" Drill Guide
J-38188-3 3/16" Drill Bit
J-38188-4 Center Drill Guide
J-38188-5 Center Drill Bit The following passenger carsequipped with the 2.5L engine may experiencecoolant loss due to broken cylinder head bolts: 1985-87 Centurys with 2.5L engine (VIN Code R) 1986-87 Skylarks with 2.5L engine (VIN Code U) 1985 Skylarks with 2.5L engine (VIN Code R)
1985 Somersets with 2.5L engine (VIN Code U) FIGURE 4
The head bolts most susceptible to this condition are the center three located closest to the exhaust manifold, i.e. bolts # 2, # 3, and # 6, see FIGURE 1. If one of these three bolts is broken, replace all 3 bolts with new ones per the Application Table.
The portion of the unbroken bolt remaining in the cylinder block may be extracted without removing the cylinder head. The procedure for extracting any broken head bolt is as follows:
Procedure: 1. Remove the top portion of the broken bolt from the engine. 2. Insert tool J-38188-4 into the open cylinder head bolt hole. FIGURE 1 3. Insert tool J-38188-5 into a reversible electric drill. IMPORTANT: Do not use an air-powered drill - the speed is too fast and will cause premature drill bit failure. 4. Referring to Figure 2, use J38188-5 to start a hole in the bolt. IMPORTANT: Recommended hole depth is .280 in. (7mm ) minimum. The drill bit may be marked with a wax pencil to gage the depth of the drilled hole. Blow out debris from the hole. 5. Replace tool J-38188-4 with tool J-38188-2. 6. Insert tool J-38188-3 into electric drill. IMPORTANT: Tool J-38188-3 is a left-hand twist drill. It is critical that the rotation of the electric drill be reversed prior to using the drill. Rotation of the drill should be counterclockwise. FIGURE 2 7. Drill into the bolt approximately .60-.70 in. (15-17 mm) deep, see Figure 3. The drill bit may be marked in a similar manner as above for gaging hole depth. IMPORTANT: Use cutting oil as necessary during drilling. 8. Remove tool J-38188-2 from the cylinder head. 9. Using a slender rod or screwdriver and a hammer, apply a sharp impact to the bolt to help jar it loose. Blow debris from the hole. FIGURE 3 10. Using tool J-38188-1, carefully extract the bolt from the block, see Figure 4. IMPORTANT: Blow debris out of bolt hole following bolt extraction. 11. Install a new bolt as selected from the "Application Table". IMPORTANT: Apply engine oil (e.g. 5V-30) to bolts before installation. 12. Using tool J-36660, torque the bolt to 30 N-m (22 ft. lb.), then rotate the bolt 60 degrees. 13. Replace the remaining two unbroken bolts (of bolts # 2, # 3, or # 6) with new ones as selected from the "Application Table". NOTICE: cylinder head bolts should be replaced one at a time. Removal of more than one head bolt at a time can cause unwanted internal and/or external coolant loss. Internal coolant loss can contaminate oil. 14. Repeat Step 12 when fastening the bolts. 15. If any other head bolt is broken or needs to be replaced, a new bolt should be installed as selected from the "Application Table". 16. Following head bolt replacement, the coolant system should be pressure tested per the Service Manual - Section 6B. 17. If no leakage is evident, the condition has been corrected. 18. If leakage is evident, the cylinder head gasket must be replaced. Install the appropriate gasket as shown below: Head Gasket
VIN Engine Code Part Number U 10101783
R,E,2 10101784 19. Reinstall cylinder head and replace all head bolts with new ones per the "Application Table". 20. Refer to the Service Manual - Section 6A1 for the fastening procedure and torque specifications when replacement of all head bolts is necessary.
APPLICATION TABLE VEHICLE MODEL ENGINE HEAD BOLT NEW BOLT
LINE YEAR CODE POSITION PART NUBER Skylark 1985 R 1 - 8 10044566
Skylark 1985 R 9 10044568
Skylark 1985 R 10 10044570 Century 1985-87 R 1 - 8 10044566
Century 1985-87 R 9 10044568
Century 1985-87 R 10 10044570 Somerset/Skylark 1985-87 U 1 - 8 10044565
Somerset/Skylark 1985-87 U 9 10044567
Somerset/SkylarK 1985-87 U 10 10044569
Parts are currently available from GMSPO. IMPORTANT: Apply engine oil (e.g. 5W-30) to bolts before installation.

Response From breemijoe Top Rated Answer

Thanks for all the good info. Especially the bulliten on the head bolt breakage problem from GM.

Response From dave284

Far as what caused it can't be sure, onething is that the head gasket is blown,check oil level and coolant, these two mixes most of the time when a head gasket goes.

No Spark 1990 buick regal

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Question From wwagen01 on No Spark 1990 buick regal

I have a 1990 buick regal limited 3.1L V6. 194,000 miles
i just replaced my starter and head gaskets, i had to dissassemble the engine to do so and when i put it back together it no longer gets a spark from my plugs. i pulled the spark plug out and tested it to verify there is no spark.

Response From Hammer Time

Does it have injector pulse?

Response From wwagen01 Top Rated Answer

i hear the injectors engaging when i turn the key on, but im not sure if they are pulsing correctly because i dont know how to test them, this is my first car and i dont have any prior experience.

Response From Hammer Time

You need to use a noid light to test for pulse and a 12v test light to test for power supply.


2001 Buick overheats

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Question From randypolar on 2001 Buick overheats

2001 buick century 3.1 engine over heats. At first it only over heated on hot days, now it does very quickly in just a few miles sometimes. When it does I've noticed that I can remove radiator cap with no problem and its full of coolant. Then I'd open the two bleed screws and there is no coolant and full of very hot steam. Like no coolant is in the engine i now this because i shut engine off and using a funnel I was able to slowly add more water and it would flow into the engine and i could here the colder water enter the hot engine and turn too steam I could actually here this happen so i keep adding more until water instead of steam came out of the bleed screws and then I could drive again. And then it would do it again. Ive replaced water pump and thermostat. I suspect head gasket. If so what about these high dollar headgasket sealers on the market do they really work?

Response From Hammer Time

Sounds like you probably have a blow head gasket by now.
Didn't anyone ever tell you not to add water to a very hot engine?
Didn't anyone ever tell you not to use water at all.
50/50 mix of coolant should be the only thing ever added to the system.

Response From Hammer Time

Adding cold water to a hot engine is how you crack blocks and heads.

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

What gets me is that it is overheating and the OP keeps driving it.

If the car is a piece of junk and you don't plan on keeping it much longer, the sealer stuff may work if the headgasket is blown. Understand that if you use that stuff, which most mechanics don't condone, it will make a mess of the coolant system. Head gasket sealer is the Hail Mary of repairs.

Response From Hammer Time

Head gasket sealer is the Hail Mary of repairs.


You can pretty much forget repairing it after that. The radiator and heater core will be junk.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

But, but, but HT - Just back from WallyWorld and the good stuff was almost $20 to wreck things and fully guaranteed to work To think people waste all that time and money to fix things!

T

Response From Hammer Time

And just imagine how much money the guy that sold that stuff made. he's the only one that wins.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Quote ">>If so what about these high dollar headgasket sealers on the market do they really work?"

Yes - they will plug your heater core and make the problem much harder to fix. Not much magic in a can out there, just lies. Sells well though

Hey - I don't think I've ever seen a 'water cooled' engine that doesn't have warnings about openening up when hot. You are lucky you didn't get a face full of 3rd degree burns!

By your description you probably needed a head gasket job and now probably cracked parts up to rendering this engine junk,

T