Would any one know if a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina v6 engine is a no clearance
engine. Basically I would like to know if the timing chain breaks is it
possible for the pistons to drive up into the valves causing massive damage
ei bent pushrods, damaged pistons, damaged valves..?
Typically OHC engines are no clearance but I was told that this engine was
also no clearance. Also I had a 1998 olds 98. And was also told this was a
no clearance engine. On my 98 the timing chain broke and I did not want to
mess with it so I took it to a mechanic he installed a timing chain kit and
then told me I needed both heads rebuilt and all new pushrods and
lifters..??? Now my son's Lumina chain went and I was wondering if it a no
clearance engine because the guy who towed tried starting it for quite some
time (not a good idea) even thou my son told him that he was not to attempt
to start the car just to tow it..
Thx in advance for any responses
I honestly do not remember. It was 3-5years ago. It was a v6. Timing chain
went. I knew this by taking out the cam shaft sensor and looking in with a
mirror. It was December( really cold) so I took it to a mechanic. After he
replaced the chain kit he told me I needed both heads rebuilt and the push
rods replaced. So I let him do it (bad move ). 3 weeks later it threw a rod.
So now My son' chain just went on a 1997 Lumina 3.1L SFI engine. And I was
just wondering if it was an interference engine. Basically I thought just
the OHC engines with timing belts were interference engines. Thx
Sure if an Olds 98 was produced in 1998. He reposted saying the car was an
87, BUT I just remembered only the Cutlass's were still produced with the
RWD V-8 in 87 and half of 88. I know little about the 3.8 that was in that
Olds Delta 88 and 98 Royals or Broughams were RWD untill 1990. I even
have a 1990 Olds full size sationwagon at my shop with a (blown up) Olds 307
Dont forget that from 1991 to 1996 Olds have a version of the Cparice
Classic, and a wagon version too.
The last Cutlass RWD was the 1988 Cutlass Surpreame Classic. All 1988
RWD Cutlass's were Classic Models and all have the 307 V8.
This vehicle is front wheel drive...
1 - Manufactured in USA
G - Manufactured by General Motors
3 - Oldsmobile Division
CW - 98 Regency Brougham Carline Series
1 - Two Door Coupe/Sedan Styles 11,27,37,47,57,97 Body Style
1 - Manual Belts Restraint Codes
3 - 3.8L V6 MFI engine
7 - Check Digit (See below for details)
H - 1987 model year
4 - Assembled at Orion, MI or Scarborough, OH
302156 - Sequential Build Number
Check Digit verified!
98 Regency vs Delta 98, or 98 Royal. My point is between erly 1980's
thru the mid 90's Olds had more then one car under the same model name.
A good Example of this is the Cutlass. You had in one year a G-body,
a N Body, an X body and a W body wearing that name plate. You had to get in
to the sub-model names to know just reading what was what.
1988 Cutlass Surpreame is a W-body (lumina, regal, grand prix FWD)
1988 Cutlass Surpreame Classic is a G-body (Monte, Regal, Gran Prix RWD)
1988 Cutlass Calais is an N-body (Grand Am, Skylark FWD)
1988 Cutlass Cirea (spelling?) was a X-body (evolved from the Citation)
(Celeberty, Century, 6000/Bonniville)
A bit confusing eh?
The Whale Wagons sell well. As we supply derby cars to people (bought
from tow yards not open to the public).
The classic I just crushed was a bench seat car. 60/40 split. Don't
worry, the only part that was crushed was the body. The frame is going under
my old 86 Monte Calro LS body, with the nose off a 88 SS.
We striped every part worth saving off the classic, including the
interior. In it's slow death, it alowed 7 other G-bodies to live.
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