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Daewoo Lanos, Daewoo Nubira, Daewoo Leganza, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1235 of 1371 daewoo nubira 2000 valve cover gasket
Sep 13, 2009 (10:30 am)
I have a 2000 nubira wagon. I have spurt leak every 5 or 10 seconds from my valve cover. Do you think I might be able to tighten it down some to stop it? About 57K on the motor from a junk yard so no real historyon the engine. the timing belt and small round parts with the timing have been changed out though.
I am in NC, usa.
I will probably change the gasket when I have time. I haven't changed a new type rubber gasket only the old type in he 60's and 70's. apparently I buy some gasket maker or sealer (silicone) and place that where the corner curves are in the gasket plus around the spark plug holes.
best type of gasket sealer or maker to buy?
What brand is a good gasket to get?
or should I pay premium and get the gasket from the dealer?
Any unusual things to know about to valve cover gasket replacemt on the 2000 daewoo nubira?
#1236 of 1371 Re: daewoo nubira 2000 valve cover gasket [jcjr7]
Sep 13, 2009 (7:27 pm)
I don't have a Nubira, mine is a Leganza. I think the motors may be similar.
Oil may leak from the valve cover, but should not "spurt". Tightening probably won't help since the bolts should be torqued. (Leganza is 71 inch pounds--IMPORTANT).
I would check crankcase ventilation hoses; looking for collapsed, soft or tightly bent hoses coming from the valve cover.
If you do change the valve cover gasket, I have found one is about as good as another and have even used the old one if not broken.
I put a heavy coat of Mega Grey on mine and cut the heads off four long bolts to screw in as a temporary guide when re-installing. Clean everything thoroughly and dry.
Look in the spark plug holes. If there is oil in them, the gasket is leaking and the engine won't operate properly. Hope this helps.
#1237 of 1371 2002 Lanos thermostat
Oct 01, 2009 (3:24 am)
My 2002 Lanos has broken 4 thermostat housings in the last month. I have been getting the replacement parts from a local parts dealer that specializes in import cars. His shop also checked the engine and can't find anything wrong with the engine that might be causing the cooling system to get too much pressure in it.
Does anyone know if there has been a run of bad parts or what else I should look for?
Oct 06, 2009 (9:34 pm)
hi i have a 1999 daewoo lanus with 1.6 engine i'm wonder if i can put a biger engine like 2.0 or 2.2 and still pass California smog test tk
#1239 of 1371 Re: daewoo engine [juanillo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 07, 2009 (7:50 am)
You can upgrade (put in a newer engine) but not downgrade (put in an older engine). Also you might have to go to a referee and/or get special registration.
Best to first discuss this with a smog specialist to see if the computer will automatically kick you out on the test, before you go to all this trouble.
Also (and I don't wish to be discouraging, just helpful), this will be a fair amount of work and probably you'd be much better off just buying a faster car.
My opinion is that for mods and speed equipment, working on a Japanese car is so much easier and gives you so many more options than a Daewoo.
Of course, if you have time + money + skill, you can put any engine in ANY car.
#1240 of 1371 Re: 2002 Lanos thermostat [twj815]
Oct 08, 2009 (6:35 pm)
I think we got the problem solved. It turns out that the Chevy Aveo uses the same thermostat housing but it is made of metal. It cost a lot more but at least the glue won't separate because it's bolted together.
#1241 of 1371 2002 Lanos will not start unless the battery at 10 volts or less
Oct 28, 2009 (5:59 am)
Why would it do that and how can I repair the problem?
#1242 of 1371 Re: 2002 Lanos will not start unless the battery at 10 volts or less [christian11]
Oct 28, 2009 (11:24 am)
Start measuring some voltages, to see what is really going on at the starter connections.
Makes no sense that a starter would only start at a lower "too low" voltage.
Oct 28, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I have a 2000 Daewoo Lanos my transmission went out. The guy that looked at says this car has a nonrepairable transmission. Is this true? If so where can I find a transmission for it. Are there any repair shops that sell them because I know the online Daewoo company will cost an arm and a leg?
#1244 of 1371 refueling difficulty
Nov 06, 2009 (8:10 am)
When filling up my gas tank, the gasoline pump at the station keeps shutting off within a few seconds as if the tank is full. At times the gasoline spurts out forcefully. What could be causing this to happen. I need to know where and how I can obtain a repair manual. Thanks. EM