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Chevrolet Malibu: I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu 3.1 V6 and I have

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I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu 3.1 V6 and I have started putting apart half the engine so that I can replace the head gasket set. Right Now I am putting it back together and I need help and guidance putting it back together. I have only 1 day left to put it back together or else my Vehicle will get toed away. I need someone to guide me clearly and patiently so that I can finish the job without messing up dramatically. If someone is available to talk to me while me and my father finish everything. I would really appreciate it
good evening my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you tonight

What are you doing now???

do you have all the gaskets and new head bolts???

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i bought a head gasket set. Bolts too


good, what operation are doing now??

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

will you call me??


did you get my phone number??

Customer: replied 4 years ago.



sorry i entered it. lets try again


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

we bled the system but the engine is still over heating

did you replace the thermostat???

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thermostat, water pump

could the heads be warped? someone has told me that if the heads are warped they need to be machined. we have done everything that needs to be.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

the heads were also torqued a little more than the specs wanted.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

could tightening the heads more cause over heating. do we have to redo the job and get the heads machined?


ok, heads could be warped but you would be blowing coolant out the overflow if that as the case.


the radiator could be clogged as well .


overtightening the heads is not good. what torque did you use??