We can rebuild it....my pontiac trans sport 3.4 that is.
I made a mistake a few years ago with a $700 Volvo a that has left me
leery of buying vehicles that already need repaired. I, however did
not see any repairs in my near future when I bought a one-owner 1998
Pontiac Trans Sport Montana. It had normal miles on it(about 80,000
at the time) and was running nicely. Got a pretty good deal on it
too...only I had never heard about the dreaded intake gasket leak
which I have now discovered to be ubiquitious across nearly all
Now I have experienced the whole milky oil thing and determined that a
rebuild was in order as I am a pitifully disciplined oil changer and
it go far too long.
Problem is, my discipline at keeping track of where things go back in
as bad as my oil dilligence. Got it apart, got it to the machine shop
and am getting it back together, but...there's so much stuff to stick
back on that i'm scratching my head. Took some digital pics but mild
brain damage has prevented me from taking them in any reasonable
to show my disassembly so that I can reverse the process. The hanes
manual is not much help here as it doesn't really say much about all
various and sundry brackets and holders so prolifically attached to
block. Hmm. Seen any sequence pictures anywhere? Did anyone do this
job and take good pictures? I'm stuck with a borrowed 88 Caravan
whose gasoline and oil consumption are about proportional (1 qt to 1
gal) and would really like to get back to my nice van.
Any help would be a help