How to replace 06 Chevy equionox 3.4 V6 head gasket?
can you tell me how to replace the head gasket on my 06 Chevy equionox
The first generation of the Chevrolet Equinox, a crossover SUV from Chevrolet based on General Motors' Theta platform.
Have you ever done this kind of work before if not this is not the job to start with . However if you do have some idea what your getting into expect a 10+ hr job. Before starting look at your oil and determine what needs to be done. If your oil is a chocolate brown color you have a very large task ahead. this means the engine has Preston in the oil and that means bearings need to be replaced or doing the job will all be for nothing once you through a bearing from the bottom end . Get a Chilton book or a Haynes to help with the teardown they will also help with torquing spec on reassembly .Things to keep in mind as you tear down
1 .keep parts in order with bolts so you dont have to figure out were that bolt goes later.
2 .label connectors so you remember were they hook back in. Masking tape and a sharpy are your friends. 3.Keep it clean you dont want preston getting into the bottom end clean off all the old gasket material and dont score your heads
4. Make sure the heads arn't warped. take them to a machine shop and have them decked if they are.
5. Take your time and make sure your doing things right and make sure you get the right torques when it all goes back together
6. when your all done and your cars fixed make sure you change you oil.
7. Change your coolant regularly . This is what killed the gasket in the first place
hope this helps and good luck
I never did anything more complicated then brakes and i am in the middle of this head and intake on my 96 olds silhouette, i am on over hour 100 and all my parts got mixed up when they got kicked, mine started out according to all my reading not even put together right from whoever, main wire harness run around left by belts and alterantor upside down, just a couple of many, i had no clue what a push rod nevermind seal and saw in my feltpro kit they had em so i am doing them, 3 left, now being out of money and lost both cars in a month i have to get this done, i am doing everything maybe overdone but i had sludge shooting all over under the hood for a month so this mess is insane and cleaning everything is harder then taking it apart, heres questions, sanding my own heads is my only financial option, you tube says start with 120 grit which to me is too rough and finish with 220 is to rough so i'm starting with 220 then 320 then scotch bright, so what grit would be safest? I have 3 valve seals left to do and only a few parts left to clean but with everything off the block looking at pistons whats the best way to flush that with no drain plug, been using some hivh dollar wd40 degreaser and wd to keep it moist overnight, every part has and is being cleaned to like new painted a few parts cause why not after all this), where can i find a diagram of the overall engine that shows how gm built it to look and my plug wires got mixed and my coil is marked with grease pencil alot different then i saw on a how to, where can i find the actual correct list of firing order, i am a perfectionist and my family is counting on me to have this done this week! Please help