Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:52 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Metro/Geo Metro
What is this discussion about?
Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
#1298 of 1867 CHILTON ? - '92 Geo Metro LSI Convertible
Apr 29, 2008 (4:01 pm)
Hey y'all from Richmond VA
I know I'm in the right place because there are some seriously knowledgeable people answering questions on this web site's forums; I sure can use your help now--BIG TIME!!!
I know I'm dealing with a head gasket issue but its not as bad as it might seem--at least not yet. What is bad, however; I can't locate the "Chilton" Repair Manual to get me through this. I've tried everything, researched libraries, websites, etc. and have visited every place I can think of with zero results.
Is it possible that one of y'all can direct me to where I can locate, possibly buy, the "The Chilton Book Company Repair and Tune Up Guide GEO Metro 1992'. Am I perhaps searching under the wrong title? I just don't know.
Anything and everything y'all can do to help me with my dilemma will be MAJOR appreciated. I just bought the head casket kit tonight but before I do any serious work on my "Little Red Convertible" I'd sure like to know I've got that Chilton Book in my corner!
Thank you so very very much for your help.
Have a good one!
#1299 of 1867 Re: 2001 LSI Smokes Blue At Startup [ecu77]
Apr 29, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I had that exact problem and can't tell you this was the fix all. However, I know after doing it, a buddy who is a chief mechanic told me about it, it no longer does it!!
I am now "alternating" gas tank fillups..no joke--regular then super unleaded AND I NEVER EVER use anything but Amoco/BP--haven't bothered with the midgrade as that's what he told me to do. So help me ecu, I've not had that problem since and I've been doing it for years now. My GEO Metro LSI Convertible is a 1992 and my baby!
Try it hun! Hope it works for you like it did for me! I'd like to hear if you have the same good luck with this I do!
P.S. Just as a "heads up"-- As we all know gas prices are through the roof and won't be getting better anytime soon but I did use a much "cheaper" brand gasoline and so help me, the same problem came back to haunt me. Once I got all remnants of the "cheaper" gas outta my baby, the blue smoke has never returned.
Apr 30, 2008 (9:33 am)
Try JC Whitney or your local auto parts store.
google for Chilton's manual
I had no problem finding lots of listings.
#1302 of 1867 Re: Oil In Air Filter [9thirty3]
May 01, 2008 (6:31 pm)
There is a ball check in the block. Did it happen to get lost when you rebuilt it?. Some engines have a restricter plug that screws in the head. Just a thought. More info on this at Team Swift. There also seems to be a issue with head gasket oil hole/drain alignment. I am building mine this week. Waiting for the machine shop to finish up. Take care and good luck. .
#1303 of 1867 Re: CHILTON ? - '92 Geo Metro LSI Convertible [richmondred]
May 04, 2008 (7:19 am)
I bought one for a 96 metro at a autoparts store----Autozone
#1304 of 1867 Burns oil - transmission whines
May 04, 2008 (7:53 am)
Hello everyone.....I have a 96 four door 1.3 with 160,000 on it.....its burning oil like crazy. The strange thing is the car does not smoke, not even a little bit. However when it is driven roughly 1000 miles it looses around 2 quarts of oil. So where is it going. Also, it is a 5 speed manual. When going through the gears it is great but when I get to the 5th gear it whines pretty loud and the dummy shift lift flickers. Other than that its a great little car. Thanks ahead of time for any input.
#1306 of 1867 GEo will not pass smog
May 13, 2008 (5:20 pm)
WE will sell the Geo 94 to State of Calif for 1,000.00 goodbye Geo
#1307 of 1867 Re: CHILTON ? - '92 Geo Metro LSI Convertible [diputseno]
May 18, 2008 (10:25 am)
Thank you so much hun. Yeppers, that's where I went and that's where I got my Chilton for my little red. Thanks again--Have a great day!