Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?

how rare is the car if it is at all? do they put this type of engine in any other vehicles that i could swap parts on? if so which cars should i look for? also where can i find what the plugs should be gaped at? i changed the old plugs and wires and the old ones i pulled out weren't gaped either and it misses evey so often. and oil is burning from somewhere i believe its the valve cover gasket. their are only two bolts the hold it on. i tried tightening them but still didn't help. Im looking for fans of this car or someone that had one with this type of engine and tranny. does it have potential or should i just leave it alone and beat it till it don't run anymore. either way i don't care i got it cheap. but if i can make it into a decent runner i would like to. cause i don't see very many people that run this car with this type of engine. that's why i like it so much cause its not a honda civic like every one and their brother owns. thanks for reading.1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?
there's still a lot of those around that are running and driving,its not real rare and not going to hold any real value as a collector car,if you want to fix it up though it would make a nice one to have running right,you can still find an engine for it ,they used those engines in many other cars,look at the condition of it and decide if its worth putting the money in to or not,if its going to cost more to fix it than it will ever be worth then you might want to rethink the idea of putting a lot of money in to it,if its 2 door car id fix it up and drive it,a good set of wheels on it and some tinted glass and you,d have a pretty good car,they run real good when the engine is right in them,good luck.1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?
It is pretty rare, I'm not sure if they put this engine in any other vehicle, a 3.0L is pretty rare among dodges. I think you should fix it up, its not worth a ton of money, but it is a good car and sounds like a fun to drive car as well1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?
the engine code is 6G72, its made by mitsubishi and found in lots of dodges, mitsubishis, cryslers even early 90s hyundai sonotas.1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?
The engine has been found in Acclaims, Spirits, LeBarons, Dynastys, Caravans, Voyagers, Daytonas, Sundances, Shadows, etc. The engine is not rare, but a five speed behind it is unusual.1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?
Yes the car has some potential. With the right bolt on parts, you should be able to get your shadow to run high 14s.

Those bolt on parts would be a dynomax catback exhaust, FM underdrive pulley, cold air intake, and 52mm throttle body. With those parts, my retired daytona iroc made 153whp and ran low 15s all day along. A dodge shadow is several hundred pounds lighter, meaning faster.

For my daytona, I later added a lightened flywheel, 58mm throttle body and a piggy back timing computer. I got the car to put down 159whp and made good gains under the peak power adjusting my timing. Megasquirt wasn't around back then. I'm sure there was more power to be tweaked since I never touched the fuel.

You can take the 3.0 pretty far. Several have adapted GM superchargers. Some have made homegrown turbo kits. There were even a few running 150shot of nitrous. There was at one time a vendor selling 10 to 1 compression forged pistons and cam regrinds. Same vendor was importing some parts from RPW of Australia. Some even updated/back dated using parts from mitsu cars powered by the 3.0.

As for leaking oil from the valve cover. First stop overtightening the bolts. All you are doing is digging the valve cover into the head. Replace the valve cover gasket to stop the leak.1994 dodge shadow 3.0L 5speed?
I had a '93 Spirit with a 3.0. I loved that car! Bought it for $300 and drove it to hell and back. That lil girl started right up every time even at 15 below! I always wanted to find a Shadow with a bad motor and swap it cause the Spirit was a 4 door. I finally found one the week after I sent mine to the junkyard cause the transmission went out!

How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?

i have a 1994 ford ranger, 4cly, 5 speed so there is 8 spark plugs and wires.

i was told to junk my truck due to the Piston O rings r shot. since its junk can i %26quot;work%26quot; on the engine with my lil tool kit and try to replace them? make my truck run great again like it did 3 months ago and for the last 10 years!!!!

do they actually look like lil rings? will i need 4 ?

i will need to replace the head gasket and the valve cover gasket too?

seals that hold the throttle body down to the intake?

maybe that gasket too? ,should i rebuild the throttle body while im at it????

btw changing out the spark plugs. and all the wires.

how long will this take me? ya i am a girl, been a while since i got my fingers dirty.....thanks and wish me luck. if i mess it up, then i am out a few bucks, and a lil time.,.,,if i dont try then i am not who i say i am!

have a great day and ty for reading either way...How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
LOL. I got a good chuckle out of your question and at most of the answers. no offense, but you know absolutely nothing about engines, except what you have heard repeated from a shade tree mechanic. and neither do most of the people who threw up an answer.

I will not sit here and waste 30 minutes telling you about the intracasies of an internal combustion engine, so bear with me when i give you the shortest answer for your issue.

Your piston rings are located on your pistons (obviously) and this is an internal part. You would have to remove the engine from the car and disassemble the entire motor to replace the piston rings.

Not only, however can you just %26quot;replace the piston rings%26quot; and drive along merrily. You must take that block to a compitent machinist, have it cleaned and checked for cracks or damage, and he will have the final say-so on how much material will have to be removed from the cylinders to %26quot;clean them up%26quot; for new piston rings.

Probably, (and most older engines fall into this category) you can take a worn out block and bore it .020 or .030 over (.030 over is highly common) and install new oversize pistons and rings, then reuse the rods, crank ect (all good reusable parts) and replace all gaskets with new gaskets obviously. You cannot reuse head gaskets, intake gaskets, ect.

I highly recommend you either let a trained professional do the work, or buy another vehicle that doesn't have these issues, because if you attempt to do this yourself, you will be walking, not driving.

You must have quite a bit of miles on that 2.3 engine, as they typically last well over 240,000 miles. If nothing else, and IF you have enough knowledge on the subject, you can pull another 2.3 engine from a mustang, other ranger, or pinto. Those motors are highly common.How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
Well they are inside the engine so you need to do a lot of disassembly just to get them out. You would need to replace all the seals and gaskets that you took apart (and since you have everything apart its easy to just take the everything rest apart and make sure everything is fixed/rebuilt not just the obvious problem). This is why its not worth it to fix on such an old truck.How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
to replace the piston rings you have to tear the hole engine down. The engine will have to come out of the truck to do this. Each cylinder has three rings on it, two compression rings, and a oil ring. Almost all of the gaskets will have to be replaced. There is no need to rebuild the throttle body. It will take a lot of time. Sorry, but its not worth it.How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
Changing the piston rings is a MAJOR job and cannot be done without removing the engine. Plus, the cylinder will need to be honed as well. This is not a do it yourself type of job.How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
8 plugs so you have 8 pistons and on those pistons you have oil rings and compression rings. if all that,s wrong then your better off to change the motor.How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
blast it with pissHow do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
It would take to long to explain everything but here is a little insight. It's a big job that requires allot of precision tools and equipment as well as knowledge. The reciprocating motion of the pistons turns into rotary motion of the crank shaft. This creates friction and heat where the oil comes involved. There are three rings on the piston that stop the oil from entering the combustion chamber. If the rings wear out, you'll have black smoke out of the exhaust and your spark plugs will be oily. The cylinder walls are probably worn out not to mention allot of other things. It's too big a job for most people. Good Luck to you!How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
I dont intend to discourage you but this is a really complicated job for someone with no experience. If you will need the truck anytime soon I highly recommend taking it in for repair.

If you want to keep the truck as a project and work on it as you learn then I would recommend getting a factory service manual and going along at your own pace.

Good Luck! its a lot of fun to be able to work on your own vehicles and you will learn a lot in the process.How do i fix my piston rings? and what r they?
Piston rings go around the piston (the thing that moves up and down) so oil and gas and crap doesn't leak out of the cylinder. They are very difficult to replace because you have to take apart the block. Yes they look like rings, as they go around the round piston. You may as well replace all, yes. You may as well replace the valve gasket while you are at it, because if the rings are fried, then most likely, the valves are going to be leaking. No, I doubt the gasket that holds the throttle body and intake will need to be replaced. It will take you all day, or even two days. Good luck! A Le-mans repair manual like, Haynes or of the same sort, will be very handy!

How do i clean out the carbon in the oil holes on the heads of 350 chevy?

i ahd a mech change the intake man gaskets, can i take off the valve covers to clean out the oil fill holes? starting to get a lifter knock, waht about engine flush mixed in crank case?How do i clean out the carbon in the oil holes on the heads of 350 chevy?
I have removed valve covers on many Fords and Chevys and scraped around on heads to get as much sludge etc out as possible, carefully pushing it in piles and lifting all out that I could Then you push whaterver is left down valve lifter holes, an all other ports of head that allow flow down to bottom, -- when you have gone as far as you can in that direction, get a %26quot;parts wash brush%26quot; (or a 1/2 - 3/4%26quot; paint brush will work)-- now using solvent (or gasoline) clean out as much as possible! After finishing both sides , pull out drainplug and dump oil, pour a little more solvent down on each side to try and flush any loose stuff still left in pan! Fill with new oil (cheapest available ok)! Put in at least a pint of %26quot;marvel mystery oil in 4 quarts, this will work up to 5 quarts ok, but if over 6 quart capacity use a quart! Drive 500-600 miles and do a %26quot;normal oil change with filter! By now engine should be really clean inside! If worried about viscosity (because of hot weather) you can go to next highest weight oil, as marvel mystery oil is a little thinner than engine oil! -- I has lots of really good %26quot;cleaning esters%26quot; in it (even smells good)How do i clean out the carbon in the oil holes on the heads of 350 chevy?
take a coat hanger and cut it to about 14 inches, bend it gently into a lot of little s shapes and use it in your hand drill. i had the problem once of my car smoking, i did that , then used about a quart of kerosene in each head and ran it for like 2 minutes then clean (or empty the pan). worked for me.

Mechanic quensions!! experts coming! HELP!!?

1. Which of the following components prevents oil from draining out of an oil filter and back down to the oil pan when the engine is shut off?

A. A pressure-relief valve

B. The oil filter mount

C. The oil filter gasket

D. An anti-drain-back valve

2. Three automotive technicians are discussing how oil should be changed in a vehicle. Technician A says that an engine should be run for a few minutes before the oil is drained from the oil pan, and then again after the oil is changed to make sure that the lubrication system is completely filled with oil. Technician B says that the engine should be completely cold when the oil is changed. Technician C says that the oil pressure indicator should be checked after the engine is filled with oil. Which of the following statements is correct?

A. Only Technician A

B. Only Technician B

C. Both Technician A and C

D. Both Technician B and C

3. In most engines, _______ are used to seal the ends of the oil galleries in order to prevent the oil from running out of the engine.

A. rear main seals

B. rubber gaskets

C. gallery plugs

D. metal washers

4. Which of the following is a possible cause of a high-oil pressure condition?

A. A worn main bearing

B. A pressure-relief valve stuck in the closed position

C. A leak at the oil pan drain plug

D. A clogged screen on the pickup tube inlet

5. The component that sends oil pressure information to the oil pressure gage on the instrument panel is called the

A. oil pump.

B. hydraulic lifters.

C. oil sender.

D. oil temperature gage

6. A motor oil's SAE rating is a measure of

A. the oil's ability to prevent rust and corrosion in an engine.

B. how easily the oil will pour at certain temperatures.

C. the amount of silicon the oil contains.

D. the oil's load-carrying ability.

7. Which of the following components removes dirt and debris from the oil before it's pressurized by the oil pump?

A. The screen on the oil pickup tube

B. The oil filter

C. The oil pan sump

D. The main oil gallery

8. Worn bearing inserts, a worn oil pump, a leak in the oil pickup tube, or a clogged pickup tube screen are all common causes of

A. low oil pressure.

B. pressurized oil leaks.

C. high oil pressure.

D. excessive oil consumption.

9. Connecting rod bearings are lubricated by oil that

A. flows through passages in the crankshaft.

B. flows up through the push rods.

C. drips out of the ends of the lifters.

D. is splashed around by the crankshaft.

10. The component that limits the amount of oil pressure that can be developed in a lubrication system is the

A. oil sender.

B. anti-drain-back valve in the oil filter.

C. pressure-relief valve in the oil pump.

D. oil pressure indicator.

11. If an engine's oil pressure is low and you hear light tapping noises at the top of the engine, the noises are usually a result of

A. high oil pressure.

B. a lack of oil in the hydraulic lifters.

C. the wrong type of oil being used in the system.

D. too much oil in the oil pan.

12. Which of the following is a likely location for a pressurized oil leak to occur?

A. In the oil pan

B. At the oil drain plug

C. At the valve cover gasket

D. At the rear main seal

13. Oil from the sump must flow through the _______ in order to reach the oil pump.

A. oil filter

B. main oil gallery

C. push rods

D. pickup tube

14. A pressure-relief valve that's stuck in the open position will cause

A. a high-oil pressure condition.

B. excessive oil consumption.

C. a high oil temperature reading.

D. a low-oil pressure condition.

15. To help keep the temperature of its oil down, the engine in a high-performance car or a heavy-duty truck may route oil through high-pressure hoses to

A. an oil cooler.

B. an oil pressure gage.

C. an oil temperature gage.

D. a remote-mounted oil filter.

16. Worn oil rings on the pistons, leaky valve seals, and worn valve guides are all possible causes of

A. high oil pressure.

B. excessive oil consumption.

C. an oil pressure indicator malfunction.

D. pressurized oil leaks.

17. The maximum allowable oil pressure in an automotive lubrication system is usually about

A. 160 psi.

B. 100 psi.

C. 60 psi.

D. 30 psi.

18. A remote oil filter mount is connected to the engine block by

A. a threaded tube.

B. a rubber gasket.

C. high-pressure rubber hoses.

D. several threaded bolts.

19. The large passageway that runs the entire length of the engine block and distributes oil to all the vital engine parts is called the

A. oil pump driveshaft.

B. main oil gallery.

C. oil sender.Mechanic quensions!! experts coming! HELP!!?
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2: C

3: C

4: B

5: C

6: B

7: B

8: A

9: A

10: C

11: B

12: D

13: A

14: D

15: A

16: B

17: C

18: C

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So my car is leaking oil but only when it is running?

how do i know where it is leaking from? it used to leak a little seep but now it leaks a bunch. i started my car earlier and i let it run for awhile and backed it up to leave and noticed it was huge puddle of oil and it was streaming out. i was told it was the valve cover gasket but how do i know for sure? and also its a 1990 ford probe are they hard to change? its leaking down about the middle of the motor on the bottom you cant see any leakage from the top you have to get under the car to see it. its like between the oil pan and transmission?So my car is leaking oil but only when it is running?
the oil pipe may has some hole which is the responsible for leaking.check it or take it to the car repair shop and change the pipe.So my car is leaking oil but only when it is running?
valve cover gasket is at the top of the engine.

it could be the head gasket, crank seal or oil pan.

hope this helpsSo my car is leaking oil but only when it is running?
Slid some cardboard underneath to get an idea where it is coming from.
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  • How good is the Lucas Oil?

    I have decided t put .75 quarts per every 4 in my 1991 Ford Escort wagon. It also seems there may be a leaking valve cover gasket, as there is a lot of gunky oil on the head cover and around a spot close to the belts. If it is a valve cover gasket, i have heard it is very simple to replace... also makes ticking noise, they said it sounds like a gasket leak. Had no starter fluid to test. Doesnt 'spew' oil, but would explain it....

    Anyeays, i wanted to know if Lucas has worked wonders for anyone. I even added like .25 a quart to my transmission (it said it bonds with ATF) and no itsnot the Stop Leak, lol.

    Its so thick, its like STP. I know STP is useless. Lucas has no teflon or chlorine and it says 100% pertoleum. What does that mean.....

    Also, the AMSOil and Royal Purple and Castol syntec are a) OVERKILL and b) ENGINE DESTROYERS for my car. I plan on using the Valvoline MaxLife NON-SYNTHETIC BLEND (3 quarts) and Lucas non-syntheric (.75 quart) and Wix filter every oil change.

    Just how -good- is it?

    I also wonder if i should just leave my trans alone, and top off wit Lucas... level is good thoug...

    122,000 1991 Ford Escort 1.9L Auto, maybe leaky valve cover (mechanically inclined said not a big deal, just clean it and watch it and no it wont kill engine) and wanting to make it run forever, really....How good is the Lucas Oil?
    i use lucus in everything. recommend it to everyoneHow good is the Lucas Oil?
    Just use the proper fluids and forget about magic oils and such.

    My car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?

    It's a 2002 Toyota Solara with 87k mi. I haven't had any problems with it, though when I had a fuse replaced this summer, I noticed 2 valve cover bolts missing afterwards (shiny screw holes) I just had another oil change and it immediately began blowing blue smoke when I start it and also when I accelerate. The goodyear place put in MORE oil, as it is burning it. There are no leaks. They accused me of not getting oil changes. I do this at 7000 miles (as per book)as I drive turnpike speeds mostly. They're saying valve cover gasket, and maybe valves now. Why would this be all of a sudden like this, and how much does each step cost, with an honest business?

    Is it really worth fixing? It needs new sneakers, subwoofer, and maybe paint to look really sweet again.My car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?
    Trust me with this. There is a difference between internal leak and external leak. Missing valve cover bolts will let oil to leak out to engine. You may see smoke from the engine bay but never from tail pipe. From my experience, sudden blue smoke after oil change is usually from over filling the engine with oil. If your engine is V6, it should take about five and a half quarts. Pull the dipstick out and check the level. If it檚 way over, you found the problem. Otherwise, you probably have an internal leak. If there is no tapping or knocking noise, I suspect the engine may be jelling which let oil to leak through valve seals (they are different from valve cover gasket) to combustion chamber. Some Toyota V6檚 are known to jell when they are not maintained regularly. Take it to a Toyota dealer and get an accurate diagnosis. It may cost about $50~100. Misdiagnosed, you could spend thousands more for parts you don檛 need. But remember, check the dipstick/oil level first!My car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?
    Blue smoke is bad.

    Could be valve guides if it skokes bad when started then is good.

    This is expensive.

    More than likely the engine is worn out. (very expensive).

    I would be looking at trading it in while it still runs.My car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?
    if oil is burning in your chambers it is either a blown gasket or worn piston ringsMy car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?
    Take care of the engine first before the speakers and paint.

    Blue smoke is always an indicator of burning oil.

    If you're missing bolts from the valve cover, then there is not a good seal to keep fluids in the engine, so the pistons and rings are hotter and burning oil. The rings can go, the valves can warp and the pistons can as well and then the engine willl seize up and stop. Sounds like your mechanic is being on the level with you about what needs to be done.

    Unfortunately, you should have acted immediately when you noticed the missing valve cover bolts. Even a week or two of operating your car with missing bolts like this can damage or cripple your car's engine.

    So skip the ruffles and bows of speakers, subwoofers and pain and take care of the fundamentals first.My car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?
    blue smoke means you are buring oil, plus with the bolts missing on the valve cover you are probably losing oil from that also. replace the missing boltsMy car just began blowing blue smoke, how can I be sure what the problem is?
    BIG PROBLEMS. blue smoke usually means that youre burning oil. that being said, rings in a cyclinder could be bad or you have a set of burnt valves either way your looking at some money. a valve cover gasket has nothing to do with it, it is alot deeper than that. damn the luck.