2000 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles
I just replaced the lower intake manifold on my 2000 Chevy Malibu with the 3.1 V6. When I was trying to torque the pushrods down my torque wrench bit it and I had to just go by a guess. My main question is, what is the torque setting for the rocker arms and do these rocker arms need to be adjusted or no? I'm thinking the valves may be too tight and not allowing it to start.
I've done a compression check and I get between 145-160 on all cylinders. The motor will turn over easily and if I let it cycle over about 5 times it will kind of make a backfire sound, but sounds more like it is coming from the intake rather than exhaust. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
Monday, January 7th, 2008 AT 6:37 AM