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Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 11:23 PM
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Why would you want to do this work twice ?
Your thought process baffles me !
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 11:11 PM
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Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

I agree with fdryer. You need to first determine if your are going to replace the headgaskets. Personally, I very much doubt it is needed.
All those other gaskets you are trying to figure out as...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Just an FYI,
BFH is a Big Fu**ing Hammer
A tool of last resort
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 08:53 PM
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

In my opinion " vise grips" are one of those last resort tools along with the BFH. They have their uses, in fact saved my as* a few times, but last resort.
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 07:20 PM
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

If one is to measure crankcase pressure.
What does anyone think ideal crankcase pressure would be ?
Neutral ? Negative pressure (vacuum) if so how much ?
Probably not positive pressure ?
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

None of my 3.0's show any sign of oil leakage.
One has 199K on it.
I believe you could modify a oil fill cap and fit it with a low pressure gauge to check for crankcase pressure,
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 02:54 PM
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Forum: L-Series Tech 03-04-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Brandon, your post title mentions head gasket replacement.
But you talk about valve cover gaskets ?
What exactly are you planning on doing?
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-28-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

I have replaced the timing belt and components on 2 of my L300's.
I agree that the 60 Deg BTDC is not something to stress about.
I believe it is stated in the manual to make sure you have room to...
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