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#806 of 857 Trouble shooting
Feb 26, 2007 (6:33 am)
Hey everyone I own a 1996 chevy lumina with about 130k miles on it she's a 3.4 V6 she ran great until I notice oil spills and if I passed 60mph, it started to shake a little. Well today I tried to take her apart to change the spark plugs, I have a shop manual and I notice oil in the around the spark plugs and a lot of it I removed the head and two of the seals for the spark plugs where a little twisted out of shape one in the front and the other in the rear where the spark plugs went I was going to remove fuel rail because I notice oil and antifreeze moisture around the area but I'm stuck I don't know what to do the manual does not really tell me anything else ???
#807 of 857 Re: Trouble shooting [oscarm]
Feb 26, 2007 (2:55 pm)
hi there, oil around the spark plugs is normal and commonly seen, and is fine as long as its in the threads or on the porcelain part of the plug only
sounds like an external leak, valve cover most likely
no need to remove the heads
if you end up finding out the engine is bad then lemme know as i have a good running 3.4L in a 92 Z34 i may sell/part out
make offer for engine or parts
#808 of 857 Re: 1992 Z34 lumina, value ? [fast68]
Feb 26, 2007 (3:02 pm)
for sale for 650 bucks as is or may part out or trade for a good old work truck heavier the better,
-needs head gasket or intake gasket it was burning some water, so i parked it
-has been parked a few months,
-everything is fine except for the head gasket, and the front bumper top side of it is sun faded, and the GFX below it cracked,
-and it needs the carpeting shampoo'd
-new windshield it was replaced last year,
-factory 16" mag wheels,
it is in central IL on I-55 exit 123 betwene springfield and bloomington
#809 of 857 Re: 1992 Z34 lumina, value ? [fast68]
Feb 26, 2007 (3:03 pm)
ttt still for sale or parts
#810 of 857 96 lumina has no elec power to starter
Mar 17, 2007 (3:45 pm)
my 96 lumina has no ele power to the starter sometimes, it will not start. It has a factory secutiry system and an after mrkt radio. please help
#811 of 857 Re: 96 lumina has no elec power to starter [primnumbers]
Mar 21, 2007 (1:49 pm)
I have a 1992 Lumina Euro, I may be getting ahold of the bumpers, side skirts, trunk lid, hood and liscenceplate/revers lights form a 1993 Z34, does anybody know if all of those parts are interchangeable between the two?
I know the reverse lights and bumpers are different, but the Z34 liscenceplate holder and reverse lights should bolt into place of my original revers lights and fit because it will have the z34 bumper right?
I dont see why the side skirts or front bumper or hood wouldnt bolt up, but it anybody has any ideas or suggestions that would be great!
Apr 12, 2007 (4:37 pm)
i have a 90 Lumina.....it has a noise that kicks in round 40mph......its not there when wheel is pulled to the right...i was told driver side wheel hub...but still not fixed .....any info would be great...thanks
#813 of 857 95 Chevy Lumina V6 82000 mi
May 10, 2007 (9:01 am)
I recently purchased my Lumina. Had the oil changed. That's not the problem. After purchased (from Step-dad)I looked under the car and noticed that is had a bunch of oil underneith. It also drips a few drops after I drive it. Slow drip. When I had the oil changed I asked the mechanic if he would look at it. He says he "thinks" it may be the Valve cover gasket. How do I tell if it is that or if it is the head gasket? The car seems to be running fine and makes no unusal noises.
Another question: I looked in the "Reserve tank"...for the antifreeze. It is extremely low and looks nasty. Planning on getting a flush. Can you tell me exactly what is done when they do this.
I apprieciate every anwser. I am a woman and would like to go into this knowing like I know something about what is done. Thanks
#814 of 857 Re: 95 Chevy Lumina V6 82000 mi [deborahf]
May 10, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Is the coolant green or red? I believe GM did not switch to Dexcool (red coolant) until 1996. Dexcool has been the subject of many complaints. I would get the flush and new coolant. If the leak problems persist (oil and coolant), I would get an oil analysis to make sure the coolant is not leaking into the oil. This would cause major engine damage. Also, GM vehicles with the 3.1 liter V6 engine tend to have a leaking intake manifold gasket. Most Lumina models used this engine. If this is the problem you need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Good luck.
#815 of 857 Re: 95 Chevy Lumina V6 82000 mi [jpf]
May 11, 2007 (1:04 pm)
jpf....Thanks for replying. I checked the color in the reserve tank and it looks like it is supposed to be green. I rubbed between fingers and it feels pretty oily. It probably shouldn't feel that way...that's my guess. We are probably talking big bucks getting a dealer to repair...