My CHEAP Camaro ENGINE Looks BRAND NEW Inside *I Didn't Believe It Myself*

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My $4,000 2011 Chevy Camaro RS is my tech deep dive. The 3.6L LLT V6 is close to timing chain failure and full of sludge. So we're using it for experiments with chemical cleaners and anything else I want to test. The dealership told the previous owner the 300HP direct injected engine had to be replaced to fix it. I decided to clean it with BG Products Dynamic Engine Cleaner, then the Platinum Fuel Injection Cleaner.
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Rich Arnold
Rich Arnold 3 օր առաջ
Just run some royal purple in it for a few oil changes
Robert Meyers
Robert Meyers 8 օր առաջ
Great Videos! I have the same year Camaro with 129,000 miles on it. Needs timing chain replacement and a new cat. Local mechanic quoted me $3,600 - $4,000 for the job. Is this a average price for this job?
thivesen nayager
thivesen nayager Ամիս առաջ
Thank you for doing the follow up video
husseymang 3 ամիս առաջ
technology,science,chemistry is always improving. thats cool
Sinister Silverado
Sinister Silverado 5 ամիս առաջ
The only reason to buy a V6 Camaro is to LS swap it
winston chung
winston chung 5 ամիս առաջ
Take off the oilpan and check the oil pick up screen. Have heard enough stories about these plugging up after a flush, which stopped oil circulation entirely.
Last Hope
Last Hope 5 ամիս առաջ
Not to be negative, I've watched the original and this one but I'm not all that impressed. It has helped some but my biggest complaint is it appears to have had little effect on the varnish. I know varnish will not effect the motor in any way, but varnish is about the easiest stuff to remove short of completely loose free moving sludge. The most difficult thing to remove is hardened sludge, it sticks to everything and mostly very hard, far harder than the sludge you where able to remove with your fingers. That's mostly my complaint, not saying it didn't help but very limited impact on the varnish, no serious sludge seems to have been removed, and only the super loose sludge which would naturally fall to the bottom of the oil pan has been removed. Even normal motor oil should be perfectly capable of removing that in its own right. Speaking of oil pan it would probably be a good idea to drop it and remove any sludge remaining in the pan, and clean the oil pump catch screen which will undoubtedly have sludge wedged in it.
Michael Williams
Michael Williams 5 ամիս առաջ
Where are you located?
4tunesfo 5 ամիս առաջ
Is it just me or does our hero look a little thin all of a sudden?
Rudy Bishop
Rudy Bishop 5 ամիս առաջ
totally gay
Stefaan Alen
Stefaan Alen 5 ամիս առաջ
good motor like that m6 looool whahaha
Short Vidz motivational songs
Short Vidz motivational songs 5 ամիս առաջ
The sound he makes when he removed the left value cover off... 🤣
James Campbell
James Campbell 5 ամիս առաջ
On the 7/22 video you stated that you and the Ninja both agreed that three oil changes in a row would do a good job cleaning the engine. How do you feel the results would compare to the BG treatment?
Jersey Fresh Fishing
Jersey Fresh Fishing 5 ամիս առաջ
New camera and sound?? Or did my wife sneek in a new tv
Paul Giardino
Paul Giardino 5 ամիս առաջ
"Needs *TO BE* treated"
Hedonistic0Frog 5 ամիս առաջ
I'd bet that multiple oil changes close together would get the same results, engine oil naturally has lots of detergents in it already. I'd love to see a comparison.
Goodman Auto Transport
Goodman Auto Transport 5 ամիս առաջ
You could change your oil to a 10-30 diesel oil, which is quite high in detergent to keep cleaning up the engine
Samuel 5 ամիս առաջ
When you get in there and find some stretch but not a major failure, make sure you check the Camshaft End Cap clearance with a 2.0 or 2.5mm allen wrench. If the allen wrench fits behind the phaser and the camshaft cap; that head needs to be replaced. Bottom of the cap up front under the camshaft will be worn down. Two new heads usually run similar pricing as a long block. Plus it comes with a warranty
Samuel 5 ամիս առաջ
Usually the driver's side is cleaner, in a well maintained VVT; the PCV port on the Passenger side is TINY
barry brooks
barry brooks 5 ամիս առաջ
That is very common for this engine one side to be much cleaner than the other. Most people install a catch can to help with this. It also helps to keep the intake valves cleaner. All 3.6 GM need a catch can.
unstablebobgable 5 ամիս առաջ
If I could help Watch JR Goes and The Car Ninjas work on the Camero I would drink the cold Bartle Skeets and roll up the fat Woolford and get all schmoked up.
Evansmustard 5 ամիս առաջ
9:06 isn't that the plug the car wizard says to never use?
Jay McArdle
Jay McArdle 5 ամիս առաջ
Curious to see what a cheap flush with diesel would have done? Not saying the BG products aren't good as I have used them for years. I have to believe that the rpm is need just to sling the oil after operating temps are met.
Scott K.
Scott K. 5 ամիս առաջ
Is that Tyler's new Bentley in the background on the alignment rack???? I'm only going by the front wheel and color but it kinda looks like it.
Scott K.
Scott K. 5 ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo Oh, and I'm also impressed how that kit cleaned the engine that quick. Good work and good stuff 👍
WatchJRGo 5 ամիս առաջ
It is! 🍻
3.6 Pentastar Dude
3.6 Pentastar Dude 5 ամիս առաջ
GM junk
Chris Atkinson
Chris Atkinson 5 ամիս առաջ
Now pull the lower oil pan and check the oil pickup screen. I'm sure that thing is damn near clogged after the service.
Chris Atkinson
Chris Atkinson 5 ամիս առաջ
The gm 3.6 is one of there worst engines since the Northstar. They are prone to sludge as gm set the oil change intervals at 10k-15k. They burn a shit load of oil by design and they go through timing chains faster. So bad gm issues a recall for 07 and up even though the problem started in 04.
steve shoemaker
steve shoemaker 5 ամիս առաջ
Damn after all of 3 videos did not get to see very much at all....Whats up with that guy's...???
Joes Golden Garage
Joes Golden Garage 5 ամիս առաջ
Love the Ferris Bueler music!
Joes Golden Garage
Joes Golden Garage 5 ամիս առաջ
Did the optima sell?
Oveida Sinclair
Oveida Sinclair 5 ամիս առաջ
120 something thousand miles and the engine looks like that? The previous owners hardly ever changed the oil and what's with timing chain replacement, GM's are junk
Thulium Thorpe
Thulium Thorpe 5 ամիս առաջ
Should of used diesel would have done a better job into oil flashes you're golden
jerome vincent
jerome vincent 5 ամիս առաջ
BILL S 5 ամիս առաջ
Trying to figure out what you think a new engine looks like inside...
richard casey
richard casey 5 ամիս առաջ
Looks pretty good but I would want to know why the passenger side cam area isn’t as clean as the drivers side cam area.
Gymrat320 5 ամիս առաջ
From what I've read the early 3.6 had a sludge problem on one side due to a poor PCV design. There is a correction for it and later models of the engine already have the fix.
Al Bore
Al Bore 6 ամիս առաջ
Please place some shop towels or tape over the open intake ports before you drop a bolt or nut down inside a cylinder and ruin the engine. This is a hard lesson to learn and happens to the best technicians . Good Luck !
Cooper Boy
Cooper Boy 6 ամիս առաջ
Haha this guy looks like @RobertLewandowski 🙌
Jæ Š
Jæ Š 6 ամիս առաջ
9:56 facelift w126 in snowWolf white... aka WW11 snow camouflage of the western front. Lest we forget the benefits of peacetime, the wasted potential and human capital of war.
Frau Pitzler
Frau Pitzler 6 ամիս առաջ
A clean cylinder head is nice but secondary !A before and after compression test and a look in the oil sump is the right thong to do !I guess getting a stake in product sales turns a blind eye to the truth. Loose carbon bits you call sludge landed in the sump and elsewhere and may clog passage ways and cause future oil starvation.
Dan Quinn
Dan Quinn 6 ամիս առաջ
Looks good but what about time proven Sea Foam engine treatment
Dan Quinn
Dan Quinn 6 ամիս առաջ
Is this common with all engines in Camero or just the 6cyl....I have never had a problem with my 4.3 HO engine
Nigel Rock
Nigel Rock 6 ամիս առաջ
Nice clean
dposer10 6 ամիս առաջ
pour some seafoam in the intake and let it set there
Ick L
Ick L 6 ամիս առաջ
I'm amazed you couldn't use a bolt type puller.
Pins And Needles
Pins And Needles 6 ամիս առաջ
I just did this to my 05 Sentra cuz of these results.. thank you for sharing this!
lordserrot 6 ամիս առաջ
It always rains at a funeral. 😂
Mike Reily
Mike Reily 6 ամիս առաջ
I LOVE Milwaukee tools. Got a 1/2" impact for Christmas and their new trimmer for Father's Day. I already had an 18V hammer drill (like 10+ years old), and small blower. SOLID tools, that work great, one battery type. Watching AM-posts I've decided I need to get into the M12 stuff and a ratchet next!
waffle911 6 ամիս առաջ
Our shop uses Valvoline VPS products; we have a VPS Complete Oil System Clean that cleared the sludge from my former boss' hoopty Forester in one shot, wonder how it compares. (Before the treatment, we only drained about a quart of oil from the pan. After, about three quarts of sludge came out with the gallon of cleaner.) Also wonder how the VPS All Engine First Defense kit compares for cleaning out the intake. Comes out to a bit over $200 to do the pair with a synthetic oil change, including labor.
Aaron Shensky
Aaron Shensky 6 ամիս առաջ
Follow the directions kid, 2 bottles. Not mocking ya. Nice wrenching
Mike Wood
Mike Wood 6 ամիս առաջ
Foose Rims i see
Gytole 6 ամիս առաջ
You need a go pro head mount...watching you work one handed is dumber than shit.
MrCarnutbill67 6 ամիս առաջ
I wish I had a dollar for every time I started a car after repairing without plugging the damn maf sensor in. Instant CEL!!! Lol. BG Products are great. I’ve done hundreds of their top end cleans and dozens of the sludge kits. They really are worth the money. I keep editing this comment as I watch the video. Milwaukee tools rock. I have the same light but the plug in type. It works awesome to light the interior when hung from the tops of the front doors also.
Cameron Sours
Cameron Sours 6 ամիս առաջ
Drop the oil pan!
PowerstrokeHD 6 ամիս առաջ
Dave's Fix It's
Dave's Fix It's 6 ամիս առաջ
Dave's Fix-It subscribed
Sat Sonic
Sat Sonic 6 ամիս առաջ
This is an awesome series. Amazing how much you can do with chemicals inside of a completely neglected engine.
T M 6 ամիս առաջ
Very nice of Johnny to let you tie up one of his bays.
Young H. Kim
Young H. Kim 6 ամիս առաջ
Cleaning using a liquid product isn't going to do anything. Engine is already damaged from not changing the oil. You never know if cylinder blocks are still good and all. Modern engines are very difficult to rebuild. I can see why dealership told JR to swap the engine.
sikcnt 6 ամիս առաջ
defiantly want to drop the oil pan and clear out the oil pick up. i had to clear it after i de-sluged the same engine in a SV6 commodore
John Satariano
John Satariano 6 ամիս առաջ
I never get tired of watching people restore engines and get them running. If you happen to get another camaro in similar condition and price can you fix it , make a video of it . How much would you want to sell it? I saw that car wizard made a video about a 70's something dark blue Buick which he found out had serious engine problems and he wasn't interested in touching it. I was wondering if he asked you about it or anyone else?
Gabriel Santellan
Gabriel Santellan 6 ամիս առաջ
Use Amsoil signature series best oil for continuous cleaning
C Dub
C Dub 6 ամիս առաջ
I'll NEVER understand why anyone would buy a Camaro or mustang V6............... It just bewilders me....
LS6-SS 6 ամիս առաջ
@C Dub I had to switch it up. It didn't have the LT1 in it. It had an early model LS in it. At that time nobody was running lt1's anymore. Now I smile when I see them on the track. Completely capable platform. A few in the 8's. ✌🏼 *I'm referring to the Impala SS... My 94 was a Z28. Six speed with the LT4 intake and heads eventually. The guy I sold it to got a steal. And he was so ungrateful.. talking about the paint after I had 10 k in the motor alone. The cage cost me almost 3. Sold it to him for five k.
C Dub
C Dub 6 ամիս առաջ
@LS6-SS I remember the LT1 Impalas... I was getting my license about then...hahaha.... I have a couple guesses of what happened to yours hahaha
LS6-SS 6 ամիս առաջ
@C Dub had a 94 LT1 I poured a ton of money into. She was my baby I loved that car. After dumping 20+k into a 3000 dollar car I had to bow out. Don't even ask me what happened to it🤦🏻‍♂️
C Dub
C Dub 6 ամիս առաջ
@LS6-SS now that's what I'm talking about!!! I'm content with my good ole '01 SS right now. Only 68k miles!! Texas speed long tubes, catted y-pipe, 3" pipe and loud mouth 1.
LS6-SS 6 ամիս առաջ
@C Dub when wifey says we need a bigger family car, I came home with a 96 impala SS. The only problem was it had a cage and mini tubs. I'm totally honest. Now three more kids and the Yukon Denali XL has the lq9 with the lsx heads, cam, and full 3 inch exhaust. She will smoke most common challengers and Camaros easily. Wife won't admit it but she loves it hahahaha
Sergio Gonzalez
Sergio Gonzalez 6 ամիս առաջ
Hopefully you cleaned in time before any catastrophic damage
Michael Stanley
Michael Stanley 6 ամիս առաջ
So yes... Yet no.
Mic Draypr
Mic Draypr 6 ամիս առաջ
if the chains looked new and the water pump was new, I would guess that they were both already replaced at the same time.
Nick Miller
Nick Miller 6 ամիս առաջ
Why not use marvel mystery oil to help break down the sludge and run berrymans b12 chem tool complete fuel system cleaner which will not only help with the carbon buildup on the valves both in combination but also help clean up the tops of the pistons and help clean the injectors. Berrymans b12 is truly the best I’ve found and cheapest compared to other brands other than sea foam and Lucas.
K Weaver
K Weaver 6 ամիս առաջ
Cool videos, but they give me motion sickness
FuNNy DuBBy 6 ամիս առաջ
Impressive, running the engine with one more bottle and then running fresh oil threw it in between and running it hotter by running less coolant in the system would probably easily be able to legitamently completely restore an engine with external parts fed by oil, such as a turbo charger
Brad Sizemore
Brad Sizemore 6 ամիս առաջ
I wonder what brand of oil was used in the past? I do know Pennzoil has Paraffin added to it. Which is a type of wax. Along with some other brands using it as well. Which is great for saying in place for such things as start up. But well known for it's side effect of sludge build up or paraffin build up. I used to use Pennzoil till I opened up one of my engines and saw first hand what sludge build was all about. I now have used Valvoline for about the past 40 years. With no signs of sludge
Andrew Vinics
Andrew Vinics 6 ամիս առաջ
yesss!!!! very well done , adn very nice hair nailed it!!!
James Barrett
James Barrett 6 ամիս առաջ
What's the name of the song being used when he's removing the water pump?
Joe Casey
Joe Casey 6 ամիս առաջ
The engine looks almost new that stuff works
olikat8 6 ամիս առաջ
Typical GM...a $5 fix that could've been done on the assembly line is ignored for "Cost savings," stretches the chain, then GM has to honor fixing the timing chains via dealerships (and they do it fast & dirty- still didn't fix the PVC issue) and in 50K miles the motor shits itself again. Ask me how I know...good thing is that GM has permanently lost a customer in my wife because of their shoddy engineering and crap warranty. She literally wants GM to go broke, and I believe over the years GM has kept losing customers & market share to other (especially Toyota/Lexus) makers due to their stupidity
DundaBluebone 6 ամիս առաջ
hope you learned your lesson about buying any BMW that has a 20 in front of the year.
OhYeahAboutThat 6 ամիս առաջ
Try to remember to look at the lens and not the display screen when you film yourself. ha ha
Mr Spork
Mr Spork 6 ամիս առաջ
5/30 dinosaur oil is nearly as bad as the sludge master 10/30 garbage... never use 5/30... upgrade to a 5/20 full synthetic if you want your motor to last
A. De G.
A. De G. 6 ամիս առաջ
What is this procedure(the engine cleaning) called? Do all dealers have this type of service?
Vaughan Lynch
Vaughan Lynch 6 ամիս առաջ
Did you notice Deboss just stripped a gen 1 Coyote and it too was darker on one side than the other?? Weird!!
bwdz75 6 ամիս առաջ
For a fraction of that $500 I would have just pulled the valve covers off and cleaned it with kerosene and a brush. Run a little trans fluid and some cheap auto parts store flush before hand for a bit to get things loose. With the valve covers off you can blow out the drainage with compressed air as well as chunks can get lodged in there.
Jimmy Soto
Jimmy Soto 6 ամիս առաջ
I used mineral spirits. Works great.... .... ....
The_kid _drip
The_kid _drip 6 ամիս առաջ
I’ve actually grown to kinda like your channel, I appreciate some of the cars you purchase!! Thank you
Brian McFarland
Brian McFarland 6 ամիս առաջ
At my shop we charge 550 for the dynamic. Most other shops in my town charge 650. I have yet to do it but I really want to try it.
Ray Adams
Ray Adams 6 ամիս առաջ
Chevron RPM DELO will clean out any nasty engine innards
Racer X
Racer X 6 ամիս առաջ
R I.P. M6
jiggy chad neuman
jiggy chad neuman 6 ամիս առաջ
He moving up to 300,000 subscribers awesome let get him more viewers
Redwhite Andblue
Redwhite Andblue 6 ամիս առաջ
Can anyone say " TRIPOD " !!!!!!
jiggy chad neuman
jiggy chad neuman 6 ամիս առաջ
Been looking forward to see how the Camaro is doing
jonnylowkon 6 ամիս առաջ
Lol the bg treatment was a total waste. 2 bottles won’t do it. Walnut blast or nothing.
Business Chicken
Business Chicken 6 ամիս առաջ
...wait, a $300 treatment x 2 + shop time is a good deal? Huh?
Jaz Buh
Jaz Buh 6 ամիս առաջ
I'm gonna laugh if you clean the cam sensors off of sludge and then the light goes off. lmao
2dfx 6 ամիս առաջ
JR. Come on man. It's time to invent in either a cameraman, or at the very least - a tripod. Selfie cam is beyond you now dude. You have the view, you have the subs.
Randy Huggins
Randy Huggins 6 ամիս առաջ
you get a haircut?
IKhan 6 ամիս առաջ
Why buy more BG stuff to clean the carbon buildup? Just clean the valves with spray and a wire brush since you have the intake manifold off. Either that or rent a walnut shell blaster. Another thing, just get a tripod and you can get better shots when doing the work plus it will be easier for you.
Jeffrey Lapointe
Jeffrey Lapointe 6 ամիս առաջ
use Rislone Engine Flush it works good, less $$$.
JimBobthe Impaler
JimBobthe Impaler 6 ամիս առաջ
Thats Buckeye ingenuity with the battery n jump pak lol
Joel 74
Joel 74 6 ամիս առաջ
Hey JR, could you do 2 videos on changing the timing chains, 1 like your normal short edited version and 1 less edited and longer that shows a lot more of the process involved
Ed Weigman
Ed Weigman 6 ամիս առաջ
I've been waiting for this video!
LOS TIPS DE CHUY JCN 6 ամիս առաջ
Nice work on the camero! The Milwauke hood light is so worth it, i used all the time on my late nights repairs!
Bill Gardner
Bill Gardner 6 ամիս առաջ
Is the chain that bad? Looks like CPS is yucky tho. Chains may bite you more than balancer. I’d sell it
joshua orozco
joshua orozco 6 ամիս առաջ
Only 13 minutes 😢 🥺
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