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91 Chevy Lumina Euro 3.1 litre


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01-23-03, 07:13 AM   #1  
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91 Chevy Lumina Euro 3.1 litre

91 Chevy lumina euro stated to leak oil. Looks like the oil is coming from the left and rear of the engine compartment. Any ideas

 
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01-23-03, 09:31 AM   #2  
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There's usually a plug where the distributor would be. Common leak point on the 3.1

 
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01-23-03, 11:33 AM   #3  
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Yep, most likely, I've done three of them now. Look directly under the throttle body. There will be a plug there. You will have to remove the throttle body, etc to get to it. You can replace the O-ring, but it will eventually leak again, I just blue RTV that sucker and it never leaks again!

 
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01-23-03, 04:38 PM   #4  
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I don't know about your oil leak but I feel sorry for you it took me 2 days to put a thermostat on a 3.1 and it was'nt fun man. every mechanic around here has told me to trade it in asap and in the last post i made about the thermostat on the 3.1 alot of people told me they had nothing but problems out of them so........

 
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01-23-03, 06:04 PM   #5  
General info..We have several customers at where I work who have cars with the 3.1 in them and have 150k-200k miles on them..Yes the intake gaskets have had to be changes, along with the oil pump drive o-ring, but other than that, they've lasted well, and performed well for these customers.
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01-24-03, 07:17 AM   #6  
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I have had 3 such cars, two were 3.1's and one a 2.8. Never had any problems with them (major) 120k on the 2.8, 170k one 3.1 and my current work car 140k. All cars were running strong when I sold them. T-stat, my current '91 3.1 is easy! I have owned many work beaters---and for the power they produce along with the fuel mileage--you can't beat the GM v6's. And the 1990 and later bodies really hold up well--my '91 berreta does not have a spot of rust on it and paint is original--and I run it every winter here in the rust belt--in fact it still has the original exhuast system on it!

 
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01-24-03, 07:40 AM   #7  
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Yes, 3.1 engines are pretty robust. They are rough and crude, but get the job done. Most GM powertrains do .

 
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01-24-03, 03:04 PM   #8  
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Just popped the hood on my '91 3.1L, just cause I do so little work on it that I wanted to be sure--the thermostat is a 15 min. job!

 
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01-25-03, 02:12 AM   #9  
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t-stat 3.1 euro

Thanks thats what it looks like to me.

 
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