joeandgod1: I am in the process of doing this right now, can you tell me if you had to
take off the steering pump bracket? Something is holding it on the
John Kerns: This was the best design of cavalier ever made!!!!
CLOPEZ805: the video is bad man you don t show anything if you are going to post a
video a lease do it right
VWL EL: Thanks
Gerald Pool: How much torque did it require to secure the bolts and were all bolts the
Joe G: Do you have to rotate the engine to TDC before removing the head? I didn't
see you remove a timing chain or anything similar to that....
Mr. Nationwide: Overhead Valves?
Has Chevrolet ever had SOHC or DOHC?
Trent Wentworth: Did I hear compressions skip
REDPWR4EVR: well i work more than drink, i know some people do it the opposite way!
maeverickbrace: Thats a DieHard Battery!!
Mike Wams: nevermind, I just used the special disconnect tool. A problem im having now
is the head bolts outside the valve cover are very difficult to remove.
MrSmokingfrog: Bud light as one of the tools?? lol...Same here. =D
MarillionDeVoid: The universe sent you to help me. Lets just say I can't part with my friend
of a car of 13 years (18 yr old car) over a 17 dollar part. if you can do
it on a you tube video how hard can it be?\
andrew donohue: @jw200 not necessary
lawnside82: wow. 2.2 looks like the easiest engine to put a head gasket in... gotta
love push rod motors...
John Smickle: Very awsome vid! It's great to show people that replacing a head gasket
isn't the end of the world! Very great info thanks man :)
ke4cpc: Awesome video. "Common Hand Tools, the magnet, wrenches, random sockets, (2
beers and some patience)" I hope you made more videos like this.
419MrSmith: They always leak out the front of the driver side lmao! Yea that sounds
about right, wish I could post a pic, that's exactly where my wife's is
leaking. Everybody I talk to says take the head to a machine shop but I
don't think I will. A brand new head is only $350 at autozone but the car
has never overheated so I don't think it's likely it's warped and if its
just gonna leak again I don't see the point in putting money into the head
Amedeo777: First thing I noticed, made me trust him from the get go! LOL! Although, I
think I would have gone through more beers!
Ty Robb: love the beer next to the tools :)
Chrysler ThreeOh: @REDPWR4EVR hey ive got a 94 chrysler lebaron (with the mitsubishi v6) with
a bad head gasket. coolant got into the oil and idk what to do...is the
engine pretty much shot?
REDPWR4EVR: your're 100% right, i explained the torquing in a comment a while ago but
never put anything in the video about it, and i just figured it was common
sense th drain the coolant, but i suppose it's not.
Randy Kemuksigak: The knock could be coming from a spun rod or main bearing on the crank. It
can also come from a warped head due to overheating..which in turn will
destroy your headgasket. If you were burning coolant, I'd jump straight to
the spun bearings. Otherwise, replace the headgasket, drop the oil pan and
check out the condition of your crank bearings.
REDPWR4EVR: is it still holding for you?
419MrSmith: Thanks for the vid, hopefully I don't ruin my wife's sunfire doin this. If
I do it's your fault for giving me confidence! Just kidding haha, thanks
Arnaldo Rosa: Noob question here but If I remove the head on my 96 2.2L OHV cavalier,
does the timing slip, can I change the head gasket without having to worry
about the timing chain moving?
Shannon Stutzman: I have a 95 chevy cavalier. We have taken everything off that we could
think of but we still cant pull the head off. It wont lift off near the
power stering box. Is there something there i didnt see that i need to
REDPWR4EVR: thanks, i wish i had more time to make more videos, but now i'm driving
truck and doing commercial field spraying which means i'm only around the
internet once a week or so.
trainergames: @REDPWR4EVR Would it be safe to drive it 2 miles right after putting it
together,to a place to get my oil changed,cause i prefer to take it to a
walmart where i work,cause i get a discount on the oil change.
REDPWR4EVR: @admiralcrash1 these straight four push-rod engine are pretty nice that
way, i hate working on those sideways v6's.
Jessta G: Good video man!!!!
Chrysler ThreeOh: @REDPWR4EVR yeah that's exactly what i thought - it would be less work just
swapping engines. i'm buying a 1993 caravan with a 3.0l motor in it for
$300. and my dad said to check out the wiring harness; he said it could be
different than what my car has... do you have any idea if they're different
or the same?
Brett Dixon: Next step: Get rid of that crapty airbox and get a real cold air intake.
REDPWR4EVR: @trunkingham yes the rocker arms do need to come off, i explained that in
the last minute or so of the video, this was the first time i made a "how
to" video so i know i could be better, and i was just kind of in a hurry to
get it done and out of the shop. the black rectangular part i pull of in
the vid exposing the rocker arms is called the valve cover. some of the
bolts that hold the head down are under the rocker ars which is why they
need to be removed.
xScoobyDoo82x: Good video. I just bought a 94 Cavalier and I'm fixing to do the head
gasket in it, this helped out a lot.
Cody Parsons: 2 beer job? Heck it was a 7 beer job for me, just cause I had to run up to
the store to pick up a six pack since I only had one beer in the fridge.
JJ Garcia: I have to do this I have an internally blown gasket and my oils gettin
watery and Im blowin white smoke out the back end.
bellarmine33: Nice video, very informative. I've got a '95 2.2L Corsica, got the gasket
changed a few years back, with what I know now maybe I could've done it
myself, save some dollars. Always wanted to see what the inside looked
like, and check what condition it was in before they reassembled it, but
didn't get the chance. This is a great overall primer - keep up the good
REDPWR4EVR: no idea what the casting # was, push rods were all same length though, had
do remove power steering pump, but did not need to unhook hoses, just take
bolts out. did this three years ago and never touched engine again my
brother just sold the car though.
REDPWR4EVR: No, you never touch the cam shaft or timing chain or anything that needs to
be timed or adjusted.
HimZACH: how long did it take overall?
phnixlady: I need to go get a case of the cylindrical blue parts, this is going to be
a project ! This is a great video, I can't believe I jump online and here
is a nice guy working on my car ! And, you even remind us about the sharpie
markj: Thanks, great instructions. I will probably never have to work on an old
Cavalier like this, but great teaching!
trainergames: @REDPWR4EVR Ok thank you,also do you have any advice you can give me for
doing this,with the fact that i have not done much in the way of fixing
cars,i've replaced a motor mount on this car,watched someone replace the
rad on my cavalier,and help someone change a strut on a 88 new yorker,so i
know a little but i have never messed with the engine,and i really don't
want to mess up my car while fixing it. Thank you agian for all the help.
jw200: @REDPWR4EVR Thank you.
wafrederick: Most engine builders will tell you not to use the abrasive discs when
cleaning the gasket surface.The little pieces get inside and you will have
problems.What is wrong using air tools such as a 1/2 and 3/8 impact,1/4 and
3/8 drive air ratchet?Air tools speed up the process.
Allan Morgan: If you want to save the money and do it yourself do some research on it
first. You sound like you have some knowledge so I would recommend maybe
getting a Chilton's Total Car Care Guide for your vehicle. They are very
detailed. Try and stay away from the Hayne's manuals. They just don't seem
to be very thorough.
Allan Morgan: The lifters on this model will compensate for the difference in the head
thickness after machining. You just have to be careful that the head isn't
oversurfaced. There is a limit to how far one can be machined before its
useless. As far as the timing goes it shouldn't be an issue on this model.
The Cav I was working on only had 75k miles on it. The previous shop never
checked to make sure the surface was flat so the gasket started leaking
compression into the cooling system.
REDPWR4EVR: @jw200 you don't need to drain any oil, just coolant, however after you
change the head gasket i would highly recommend changing the oil as it will
get some dirt and crap in it.
REDPWR4EVR: well it will vary based on hourly labor rate, it's hard for me to say as i
have NEVER had anything i own in a shop, but i know shop labor can go from
like $60 to100 per hour and this job should not take more than 5 hours, if
your head and block are good. most shops have a computer system that will
give them an hour estimate and they should be able to give you an estimate.