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99 thoughts on “Customer states: engine is smoking! condemned to death! impala 3.4”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Peter Pierce says:

    Pater et Filius Spiritus Sanctus.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RaithUK says:

    Lol that was a rough car indeed..

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Young says:

    That GM3400 V6 is a junk engine from the get go.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Kollin - Transforming Lives says:

    I took my car to a mechanic who specializes in Japanese cars. He put 5 1/2 quarts in my 3 1/2 Quart Honda!
    Blew my mind…

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clapped Shinobi says:

    Thanks for the constant flow of knowledge, Ray. I’m doing commercial fleet mechanic training and your videos are helping me understand more than you can imagine so again thank you, sir.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Number 6. says:

    What no complaints about ray junking some ones car? The shop has worked on worse than this! Granted it is not worth the money, but a little more investigation on the new seals and an exhaust gas test at least.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LORD, IT'S PROBING TIME 666 says:

    It's been my experience that valve stem seals are often the cause of smoke but, mostly when you first start after sitting for a while, there was hardly any I could see when you first started but plenty by the time you got into your service bay so I'm thinking something more catastrophic than that nice fairly easy fix. Sad to see another one die but, it is almost there.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J says:

    This Impala looks like depression

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jayson Burns says:

    She just changed the oil and it already looks dirty…you know what that means….it never had regular oil changes…probably got driven 8 to 10 thousand miles in-between oil changes…lol

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Heitkemper says:

    This car is its own cliche. There's an 85% chance of finding "drug paraphernalia" in this car.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B story says:

    3400 and 3800 ARE NOT the same platform! the 3100 and 3400 are! they are General Motors 60° V6 engine the 3800 is 90° V6

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Powers says:

    Give it a cigarette and a blindfold. Lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 61 Rampy says:

    Ray, speaking of junk engines, whatever happened to that Toyota or Honda you bought to disassemble the engine?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WorkPhone says:

    Ya sounds like blown head gaskets for sure

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Costello says:

    Plugged PCV can also make a car huff oil. I suspect this car was very low on oil when it was brought to the oil change place and that is why it didn't smoke as much before.

    I can't remember the last time I saw a 2000s Impala that wasn't abused. 2005 maybe? 😆😆

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G R says:

    She’s a runner alright….

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alec Rollins says:

    It's damnation week on Rainman Ray's channel! Come see him condemn multiple beaters to the crusher! (Crusher footage not included)

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Johnson says:

    The only electronic item that should be required on any vehicle is one that disables the vehicle if the basic service mileage is surpassed.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Nomath says:

    Some people just have no business operating machinery! PERIOD!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobsg35 says:

    That tint hirts my taint.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob De Engineer says:

    If it is valve seals, those are easy peazy. I would not condemn it, I would change the engine if it were rings.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nikko Jones says:

    Ok.!!
    Till next time…👍

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars neil ward says:

    Definitely that engine shouldn't smoke, as we all know, smoking is bad for you

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Brown says:

    I hated those damn foam steering wheels.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew West says:

    Or sucking it through the Pcv! My Malibu did that. Everyone had thought it was bad rings and such as well from how much smoke. Turned out it was just the PCV Sucking oil straight out of the front valve cover

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jessica colegrove says:

    Somehow I get the dealing that the owner likes to drink
    He with one hand in middle top part of the steering wheel

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane's Trains says:

    Video must have been shot in the morning, cuz that part of the steering wheel missing the foam midday is hot as a soldering iron. 😁

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Monacomaverick says:

    I wouldn't have even tried starting it without checking the oil first..

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Pedroza says:

    Good for parts

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe says:

    But Ray, how many miles? You have me addicted to the milage like a crack addict and you left me hanging.😂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Grimes says:

    At least you could have made the battery terminals all "shiny"……(LOL)

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew D'Angeli says:

    Send that shit to the junk yard it crawled out of

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Laird says:

    Didn't watch this one. 60 degree gm, intake failure left untreated, cracked cylinder head jacket, scored mains. RIP

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Brandenburg says:

    I’ve owned two cars that ran a 3.4: a ‘94 Camaro and a ‘02 Grand Am GT. One was a great car, the other was garbage.

    Personally, I always preferred my ‘01 Grand Prix GT. You really can’t go wrong with a 3800.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William White says:

    Not much troubleshooting going on before condemning…….

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sand 007 says:

    Poor car! 😢🙏

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DifferentialTim says:

    Imagine, you did a oil change for customer and checked and tightened the oil plug THEN they come back and said all the oil drained out and engine blew up!!! Your boss asks you did you tighten plug and you say YES!! So customer is scamming but the whole cost of the engine is on the line especially if he swears out a complaint and all that just to get a new engine. My father had oil change and i just checked after under the car just to check and all that and found the plug HALF loose on just a few threads!!!! So some mechanics dont check or dont tighten before filling with oil?? From that point forward even as a backyarder, i check those things religiously on any car i asked to work on even for free or favour and check suspension for loose stuff too and brakes…..

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Wright says:

    As a retired police officer, all of the the chevy squad cars had naked steering wheels well before a year of service. The foam just seemed to crumble and fall off.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duke Benjamin says:

    “Cars no good” end of video, I’m unsubscribing…. You’re a mechanic not a YouTube celebrity 🙄

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Barrett says:

    It’s a Chevy thing 😂

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GD Catalyst says:

    so many condemn to death cars recently! my pickup may go down that road too. the rear is making noise and the transmission started slipping. all depends on how many moneys it will cost

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dracolegacy says:

    on the bright side that is the absolute worst generation of impala so its death is fine

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmy, Making it work says:

    I love these, get a few every month, my $400 car had nothing wrong with it before they changed the oil. I mean, not to bag on someones ride, but it just always seems to be the oldest roughest condition vehicles when it happens? Just me?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Myers says:

    50 years ago we would have fixed it
    Throw away society annoys the crap out of me
    Good work ray

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R J says:

    I might have checked the PCV system… as unlikely as it might be. I find it strange that the problem started with an oil change… maybe the other shop ran it without oil?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sherman the welder says:

    Hay just two things I would of checked one is not so hard to check obviously that would be the first one I would check the second is a little more involved but considering they just did the valve covers checking the intake gasket I have seen a pcv valve stick open and suck a bunch of oil in the engine causing it to foul the spark plugs and run like that.