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Forum: L-Series Tech 03-09-2021, 12:08 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lrbraner,

The gasket kit is $44. Since I have never done a timing belt change; nor a valve cover gasket change + intake manifold gasket change + camshaft seals + crankshaft seal. I wouldn't need...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 10:31 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

fdryer,

oh this is great knowledge! So I could literally mark the metal piece with white out or paint after removing cam sprocket #1 and repeat for cam sprocket #2 - #4. After removing the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 10:20 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lrbraner,

I sure do have an idea; at the very bottom :)

I think I have decided at this point to purchase a second Gasket Set and perform the Valve Cover Gaskets + Camshaft Seals + Crankshaft...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 10:16 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

fdryer,

You know; I never thought of that until you wrote it up and explained regarding the cam shafts rotating after the cam locks are removed.

After reading and re-reading the FSM; my...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 07:07 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

fdryer,

Regarding what you said:



Could you explain and / or link to me what a cast flat is; what type of wrench should I be using and it's size? I do 100% plan on changing out the seals and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-08-2021, 01:48 PM
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Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Heart Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

Once again; you prove to be a troll. You not only hi-jacked my thread; YOU are the one who changed the topic and tried to convince me with others NOT to change my head gaskets and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-07-2021, 03:28 PM
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Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

Your second picture; did you remove the middle section (which appears to be the ignition "coil" pack?) and replace the seals that I circled in this post attachment?

And then all...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-07-2021, 01:58 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

So you have to remove the camshaft covers; then remove the actual Camshafts to get to those seals that I pictured? Not *just* the ones on the covers, right?
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 11:59 PM
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Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 09:24 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lbraner,

Scratch that last question sir.

I believe I finally understand! And the attached photo; the rear camshaft cover has been removed and that's what's under it? Those red seals are the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 09:13 PM
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Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lbraner,

Thank you for that; I do not know what a BFH is. It would be nice once it's officially a family car to have those in my tool box.

Can you identify this gasket on the picture attachment...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lbraner,

How is your latest 05 L300? It was an 05 that you acquired for a reasonable investment cost, right? Low mileage if I remember correctly.

:)
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 05:18 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

pierrot,

The Factory Service Manual is calling what RJ "could" be talking about as "Valve Cover Gaskets" as "Intake Manifold Gaskets".

I am hoping that IS what he is talking about; because it...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 05:15 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lbraner,

I don't quite know; I was a bit confused reading some responses and wasn't sure what I could be up against; going beyond the timing belt (which doesn't seem to be needed) IF the picture I...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-06-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

Thank you for reminding me of those important matters. And if fdryer is reading; you also (I will do compression tests prior to pulling the heads as you suggested).

I strongly...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lbraner,

I am planning on replacing every gasket I can possibly replace until my engine stops leaking. I just learned I need more specialty tools if the valve cover gaskets, camshaft gaskets and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-05-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

Thank you for the clarification on that. The write up; your experience and how you managed to complete the job and stop your engine leaks. I am especially glad to know that Steps 3-10...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-03-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

Thank you for that detailed write up. When you replaced your valve gaskets; did you do this immediately after removing the timing belt? Did you have to remove the timing belt rear...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-02-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,

My understanding is (and I watched the video from the guy and the L81 from the cadillac CTS) that cam sprockets once marked IN-TIME (which mine are); makes it easy to place them back...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-01-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

lbraner,

That's a relief to read. Have you ever gone beyond the timing belt removal to replace any gaskets (valve and / or heads) ?

I will be using the crank hub lock tool at the very end to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-01-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

pierrot,

100% sir; I plan to only remove the belt at TDC. I just know that I won't be able to install the new belt right away since I will be pulling the camshafts to access the valve gaskets and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-27-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Rj 2000 LS2,
Thank you for the detailed info on the timing belt again. I am primarily only concerned at this point with the cam locks and if they have two locations that allow penetration/locking.
...
Forum: L-Series Tech 02-26-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Pre-Question for Head Gasket DIY Replacement

Hey everyone!

I have a GM Saturn Factory Service Manual; however there is a question that I have and don't have a definitive answer and posted a new thread here in hopes of attaining that answer...
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