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Old 10-10-2007, 09:23 AM   #11
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You sure it'* a headgasket issue? That'* a pretty unlikely failure on a 3400. More than likely, it'* the LIM gaskets.

Check out 60degreev6.com for the entire procedure on the fix.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:20 PM   #12
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Why is this in Gen. Chat?
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You sure it'* a headgasket issue? That'* a pretty unlikely failure on a 3400. More than likely, it'* the LIM gaskets.

Check out 60degreev6.com for the entire procedure on the fix.

He told me it was diagnosed by two mechanics, thats all I know. I haven't even seen it run yet; its just been sitting in the driveway all week.

btw its a 94 GA. I just found oout the year last night.
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ok, getting anopther error here (60degreev6) too. All i'm doing is a search on head gasket.

Warning: Cannot use a scalar value as an array in /search.php on line 2179

He'* on his own.
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Ahh... 1994. It'* not a 3400, but a 3.4 DOHC. That'* two different engines. Not sure www.60degreev6.com could help you with this engine.

Head gasket failures are a common issue in the 3.4.
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The 94 Grand AM did not come with the 3.4 DOHC, it came with the 3100 v6.

The 94 Grand PRIX came with the dohc engine.
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The 94 Grand AM did not come with the 3.4 DOHC, it came with the 3100 v6.

The 94 Grand PRIX came with the dohc engine.
see... he has no F'n clue. Basically they bought a broke car expecting me to fix it
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Ok, today I'm over there with the refrigerator repairman and told them it can't be the 3400, it would have to be the 3100v6. I get "its not a v6, its a 4 cylinder" for a response.

So it may be the dreaded Quad 4 head gasket. I'm taking my compression tester over and at least confirm that for them.
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LMAO, you might wanna change the thread title soon
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Ok, today I'm over there with the refrigerator repairman and told them it can't be the 3400, it would have to be the 3100v6. I get "its not a v6, its a 4 cylinder" for a response.

So it may be the dreaded Quad 4 head gasket. I'm taking my compression tester over and at least confirm that for them.
Thus car will either be a 3100 Vin M V6 or the dreaded 2.3 Quad 4 ( Twin Cam ) Vin T iirc.... Both of these will be attached to a 4T60-E

If its a 3100 it will have the 8th character of the vin as an " M "... Also it will say 3100 on the top of the engine

And if its the Quad... That'll be a lot of fun

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